Terms and Conditions of Use

Terms and Conditions of Use

A warm welcome to the BERNINA website

To keep our website attractive, informative and secure for all users at all times, we have established some basic rules. As a user of our website, we kindly ask you to read the following legal notices carefully.

1. General conditions of use of the website

By accessing and using this website, you consent to these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not consent to these Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use our website.

The operator of this website and publisher of these Terms and Conditions of Use is the company BERNINA International AG, Seestrasse 161, 8266 Steckborn, Switzerland ("BERNINA", "we", "us", "our"). (Legal Notice)

The Terms and Conditions of Use of the website and the legal requirements on privacy and data protection are adapted, supplemented or amended from time to time. Each time you access or visit the website, the versions accessible at that time apply. Please visit this page every time you visit the site to view the latest Terms and Conditions of Use. 

2. Copyright and trademark protection

This website, the content elements it contains, such as information, texts, images, photographs, designs and all other data files in our website are protected by law. Unless otherwise stated, they are subject to copyright, trademark protection or other rights of BERNINA International AG or its subsidiaries and affiliates or licensors. No rights of any kind are transferred to you by downloading, copying, translation or processing in other media - e.g. on your own website or in a database. BERNINA, bernette, bernina.com and berninausa.com are registered trademarks of BERNINA International AG. 

The content is freely available for browsing purposes only. If content is reproduced in full or in part in any form – electronic or in writing – for personal and non-commercial use, the source must be cited by name and all existing copyright and other proprietary notices must be observed.  

Any use, reproduction, copying etc. of our website, in whole or in part, for any commercial or non-personal purpose is only permissible with the prior written consent of BERNINA International AG. 

3. No liability for third-party websites

BERNINA's website also contains links (hyperlinks) to Internet websites created and maintained by third parties. BERNINA has no influence on these third-party websites and therefore cannot know the contents of them in detail.

The hyperlinks on the website serve exclusively to facilitate navigation for the user of the BERNINA website. By including hyperlinks, BERNINA is simply facilitating access to these websites and assumes no responsibility whatsoever for their content. In particular, BERNINA does not endorse the contents of the websites accessible by hyperlink. Only the owners of the linked sites are responsible for their content and for any products offered there and the ordering of said products.

By using this website you agree that BERNINA is also not liable for any legally prohibited statements or representations on the websites referenced by hyperlink. In particular, BERNINA assumes no liability for infringement of copyrights, trademark rights or personal rights by the contents of these websites.

4. Purpose and content of this website – no offers

This website contains general information, promotional material and descriptions of BERNINA products. The information and images it contains represent examples of the extensive BERNINA product range, but do not constitute offers of products or services, binding offers or an invitation to make an offer by BERNINA, its Group companies or distributors.  If a webshop is provided, all e-commerce offers are non-binding.

BERNINA does not guarantee that all the products mentioned on the website are available in your country. Some of the accessories mentioned are optional, depending on the country. Your BERNINA dealer can provide you with details of the BERNINA products available in your country. 

5. No guarantee

BERNINA takes all reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. However, BERNINA is unable to provide any assurances or guarantees as to its timeliness, completeness or correctness, or with regard to its functionality, links or contents. In particular, BERNINA can neither give an assurance nor guarantee that by using the website, no rights of third parties not owned by BERNINA or BERNINA Group companies will be infringed.

6. Pricing & Product Information

While BERNINA strives to provide accurate product and pricing information, unintentional pricing or typographical errors may occur. BERNINA reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information (including, without limitation, information related to text, pricing, availability, and product descriptions) at any time without notice (including after you submitted your order and confirmation was received). In the event that an item is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information, BERNINA shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any orders placed for that item. BERNINA works hard to provide low prices on this Site as well as in our BERNINA stores. However, merchandise and promotional offers available online at bernina.com may vary from those offered in BERNINA stores. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.

7. Limitation of liability and disclaimer

All the information, pages and functions of this website provided may be suspended temporarily or discontinued completely by BERNINA. The company is in no way legally responsible or liable for any temporary or permanent interruption or suspension of information, pages or functions of this website.

To the extent permitted by law, BERNINA and its Group companies assume no liability or legal responsibility for damage, defects or losses, in particular compensation claims for direct, indirect, consequential or subsequent damage, loss of profit, loss of use or data corruption or loss incurred by you or a third party arising in connection with this website. BERNINA is not liable under any circumstances for illegal content stored by the user or its improper use by him/her or for the loss of data or the presence of viruses or other harmful components. This limitation of liability applies irrespective of the legal basis of the liability. Further compulsory legal liability, for example in the case of gross negligence or unlawful intent, is retained.

8. Privacy

The protection of your privacy is important to us. Information about how we handle your data can be found in our Privacy Policy, which is subject to these Terms and Conditions of Use.

9. Other provisions

If the individual provisions or parts of these Terms and Conditions of Use should prove to be invalid or ineffective, the validity of the rest of the Terms and Conditions of Use will not be affected. These Terms and Conditions of Use are subject to Swiss law; the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (also known as the Vienna Sales Convention) does not apply. To the extent permitted by law, the ordinary courts in Frauenfeld, Switzerland are competent for all legal disputes arising from these Terms and Conditions of Use or the use of the website, but BERNINA reserves the right to sue the user in his/her place of residence.

10. Contact

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions of Use, please contact us in writing at BERNINA International AG, Seestrasse 161, 8266 Steckborn, Switzerland or [email protected].