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Disclaimer and Terms of Use

Disclosures Required by German Law
Forbo Siegling GmbH
Lilienthalstraße 6/8
DE-30179 Hannover
Telephone: +49 (0) 511 67 04 0
Fax: +49 (0) 511 67 04 305

Terms of Use and Liability Waiver

General information
Any access and use of the Internet presence («Website») of Forbo Holding Ltd («Forbo»), shall be governed by these terms («Terms of Use»). Forbo reserves the right to change the Terms of Use at any time and without any prior notification.

By visiting this Website, you («you» or the «User») agree to these Terms of Use.

Liability disclaimer
This Website and its content – i.e. anything you read, hear or see on it, are designated for the purpose of providing information only. Forbo strives to make certain that the information published on the Website is correct and up-to-date, however, it cannot assume any warranties for the Website or its content. This means in particular that any and all warranties for the conciseness, completeness, legality, topicality, usability or correctness of the information it contains or of any information it provides links to, are excluded. Moreover, Forbo does not guarantee that accessing this Website will be without problems or that your access will not be interrupted.

Forbo does not have any obligation to remove obsolete information from the Website or to update or correct the former. Forbo also reserves the right to amend, expand or otherwise adjust the content of its Website at any time without any prior notice.

Exclusion of liability
Forbo shall assume liability for damages caused to you or third parties by bodies of Forbo as a result of intentional or grossly negligent bad conduct or as a result of an intentional or grossly negligent omission; however, it shall assume such liability only within the scope of what is mandated by applicable laws. Any further liability, namely any liability for conduct other than intentional or grossly negligent misconduct or omissions, or for any damages caused by assisting agents (which shall include contractors or employees) shall be excluded completely. Any use of the Website shall occur at the User’s own risk.

External links
The Forbo Website may contain links to third party websites. Forbo does not have any control over the content or websites of third parties and consequently does not make any warranties for the legality, correctness, usability, topicality or completeness of said content or websites. Forbo is not liable for third party content or websites or for any websites that provide links to the Forbo Website or display same in Frames.

Social bookmarks
Social bookmarks that are identified by the respective logo are being used on the Forbo Website. Users of certain social media platforms are able to use these social bookmarks to place links of selected Forbo sites into their profiles in order to mark them up or to share the respective page with their contacts. Whenever you click on social bookmarks, you are sending identifying data to the respective social media platform. Individuals who share Forbo messages/information using the social bookmarks are not authorized to speak on behalf of Forbo or to represent Forbo. They publish their own views and opinions. Moreover, the provisions set forth in these Terms of Use with regard to external links also apply to social bookmarks.

Intellectual property rights
Contents of this website, namely images, videos, image and word trademarks, statement logos, graphic logos, graphic art, copy, press releases and other information, are protected by applicable copyrights and other laws aiming at the protection of intellectual property rights. The reproduction, transmission or any other use of part or the entire content or the layout of this Website in the absence of the prior written consent of Forbo Corporate Communications is prohibited. Any such consent granted by Forbo may be withdrawn by Forbo at any time without Forbo becoming liable for any reimbursements or costs.

Data privacy
If you should decide to make your personal data available to Forbo, you agree that this data will be transmitted without prior encryption and that Forbo shall have the right to store and utilize said data in compliance with Forbo’s Data Privacy Provisions. Detailed information as to the protection of your privacy can be found in the Data Privacy Declaration provided hereinafter.

Data transmission security
The Internet is a global requirement. By using the Website or by communicating with us via e-mail, a contact form or similar means, you consent to the unencrypted transmission of all data you intend to send to Forbo. Any data sent through these channels is neither confidential nor secure; it may be lost or viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties and may travel beyond national boundaries. Due to the operational set-up of the Internet and the system immanent risks, all data transmissions initiated by you do occur at your own risk. Other provisions apply only in the event that Forbo offers you an option for encrypted transmission. By contacting Forbo electronically, you authorize Forbo to correspond with you electronically as well.

Forbo shall not assume any liability to you or others for damages that arise in conjunction with messages sent to and from Forbo via e-mail or any other electronic message transmission system.

Governing law
Any and all disputes arising from or in conjunction with the use of this Website shall be governed by Swiss Law and shall be settled only by the courts at the headquarters domicile of Forbo in Baar (Switzerland) subject to the exclusion of the colliding laws provisions.

August 2014


What are cookies?
As is common practice with almost all professional websites, also this Forbo site uses cookies. Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This document describes what information they gather, how they are used and why it is necessary to sometimes store these cookies and how you can prevent these cookies from being stored. However this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site’s functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on
HTTP cookies

How Forbo uses cookies
Forbo uses cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to the site. It is recommended to leave on all cookies if you are unsure whether they are needed or not in case they provide a service that is in use.

Disabling cookies
The setting of cookies can be prevented by adjusting the settings on the browser. Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that are visited. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionalities and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended to not disable cookies.

The cookies Forbo sets
When creating an account with Forbo, Forbo will use cookies for the management of the sign-up process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when logging out. However, in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

Forbo uses cookies when you are logged-in to remember this fact. It prevents users from having to log in every time visiting a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when logging out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers e-commerce facilities. Some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that Forbo can process it properly.

From time to time, Forbo offers user surveys and questionnaires to receive feedback and understand the needs of Forbo's website visitor base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide accurate results after changing pages.

When submitting data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember user details for future correspondence.

In order to create a great experience on this site, Forbo provides the functionality to set user preferences. In order to remember the preferences, Forbo needs to set cookies to re-call them.

Third party cookies
In some special cases, Forbo also uses cookies provided by trusted third parties. Please find below some third party cookies users might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web. It helps Forbo to understand how the site is used and how to improve the user experience. These cookies may track things such as how long users spend on the site and the pages visited so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

This site uses an Investis service to display share information.

Forbo also uses social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow users to connect with their social network in various ways. Social media sites including Facebook and Twitter will set cookies through the Forbo site. These may be used to enhance the profile on their site or to contribute to data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Additional information
It is generally recommended to leave cookies enabled to create a great user experience. However, if you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

August 2014