General Terms and Conditions

This website is made available to you in accordance with these general terms and conditions for use (hereafter the “General Terms and Conditions”). This website is owned by British American Tobacco Switzerland SA and the terms “we”, “us” and “our” used below refer to British American Tobacco Switzerland SA. Orders in the online store govype.ch on this website (hereinafter referred to as "govype.ch") are processed by British American Tobacco Switzerland SA, Route de France 17, 2926 Boncourt, contact e-mail info@govype.ch (hereinafter referred to as "BAT"). As a consequence, BAT will be the contract partner regarding purchases made on govype.ch.

1. Scope of Application

These General Terms and Conditions apply to the use of this website and the govype.ch online store on this website as well as to purchases made on govype.ch. By registering on this website and making use of the website and the online store, you accept these General Terms and Conditions.

Purchases on govype.ch and hence the sale agreements between BAT and you are exclusively governed by these General Terms and Conditions.

Furthermore, these General Terms and Conditions apply to promotional activities displayed on this website or conducted under the govype.ch brand, in particular competitions and draws, unless you are explicitly informed about specific terms and conditions to the contrary for such activities.

We reserve the right to amend and modify these General Terms and Conditions at any time. The General Terms and Conditions that are active at the moment of the access and use of the website or at the moment of the purchase on govype.ch are applicable. It is your responsibilty to check the General Terms and Conditions regularly.

In the event of any differences between the German, French and English versions of the General Terms and Conditions, the French version will take precedence.

2. Access and password

This website and the online store are intended exclusively for nicotine consumers over 18 years residing in Switzerland, for the purchase of nicotine products for their personal use. To obtain access to this website and to the online store, you must provide proof of your identity, age and place of residence. The age verification gives you access to the online sale and to our possible promotions. Furthermore, the location of your computer from which you access the website is checked by means of the IP address of your computer. Only access from a location in Switzerland is granted. You must also register to use this website and choose a username and password, which are intended exclusively for your personal use. You must not disclose this security information to third parties. This measure is designed to avoid any use by unauthorised third parties. As a user of this website and its online store, you are required to take the necessary steps to ensure that your username and password are not disclosed.

You must advise us immediately if you have reason to believe that (i) someone has found out your password and username or (ii) there is a risk that your username and password may be used without authorisation. You are liable for all actions that may be performed using your username and password. We are not in any way liable for damage resulting from the disclosure of your password and/or username to third parties.

The personal data you are requested to forward during the registration process must be true and accurate.

Your user account only permits the use of this website and access online store for your own, private, non-commercial purposes.

We reserve the right to delete your registration and hence to close your user account at any time and without prior information if you should infringe any obligations set forth in these General Terms and Conditions.

3. Use of this website and of the online store

You are responsible for all access to this website through your Internet connection. You are not permitted to disclose your password to third parties in order to allow them access as a registered user.

You are prohibited from using this website or submitting to us or to this website or to any user of this website anything which in any respect:

1. is in breach of any law, statute, regulation or byelaw of any applicable jurisdiction;

2. is fraudulent, criminal or unlawful;

3. is inaccurate ;

4. may be obscene, indecent, pornographic, vulgar, profane, racist, sexist, discriminatory, offensive, derogatory, harmful, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, malicious, abusive, hateful, menacing, defamatory, untrue or political;

5. impersonates any other person or body or misrepresents a relationship with any person or body;

6. may infringe or breach the copyright or any intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright, trade mark rights and broadcasting rights) or privacy or other rights of us or any third party;

7. may be contrary to our interests and the interests of govype.ch;

8. is contrary to any specific rule or requirement that we stipulate on this website in relation to a particular part of this website, or this website generally; or

9. involves your use, delivery or transmission of any viruses, unsolicited emails, Trojan horses, trap doors, back doors, Easter eggs, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

4. Conditions regarding competitions on govype.ch

Competitions organised on govype.ch are intended exclusively for nicotine consumers over 18 years residing in Switzerland. Only persons registered on govype.ch may take part in such competitions.

These competitions are not open to our personnel or those of our service providers, BAT or any companies affiliated with the British American Tobacco Group in Switzerland or throughout the world, or their families.

Participation in a competition on govype.ch entails acceptance of both the terms and conditions of govype.ch and the specific terms and conditions relating to the competition in question.

We may also discontinue a competition at any time, subject to our complete discretion. Discontinuation of a competition will not create any right to payment of compensation. No right shall be acquired and no service may be demanded.

Furthermore, we are not in any way liable if the data entered in the forms or e-mails of participants cannot be recognised by the system or, more generally, if, as a result of a technical or other problem, a person is not able to take part in a competition.

We reserve the right to exclude participants from competitions, at our discretion and without any compensation. This applies in particular to participants who manipulate or attempt to manipulate their participation (creation of multiple accounts) or who fail to observe the general terms and conditions of the website or the specific terms and conditions of the competition or who in some way attempt to make use of the competitions proposed in an improper manner.

In addition, all other provisions of these General Terms and Conditions will apply, in particular those concerning access to the website, rules for use, guarantee and liability exclusions and protection of data.

5. Concluding a Purchase Agreement on govype.ch

BAT is responsible for the sale of products ordered through govype.ch. Therefore, when you place an order through govype.ch, you will be purchasing products from BAT. BAT is also responsible for the picking, delivery and invoicing of your orders.

Upon accessing govype.ch with your password you may choose products offered and collect them in your virtual shopping cart ("Basket" or the figurative shopping cart at the right side of the webpages) by clicking the button "Add to Basket". In order to proceed with the purchase you must then enter the shopping cart on the right side of the website and press the button "View Basket". A new mask opens and contains the information regarding the products in the shopping cart. You must then start the order process by pushing the button "Order". In the following mask you must enter your delivery address. You are transferred to the next step by pushing the button "Continue". The next masks ask for the delivery method and the payment method. When you reach the last step of the order process "Payment" and as soon as you have entered the mandatory payment details you must accept the terms and conditions and data privacy and processing of personal data information of the website. Only if you have entered all mandatory information and if you have accepted the terms and conditions and data privacy and processing of personal data information you are able to complete the order by pushing the button "Continue". You will then be displayed an order confirmation, which is also sent to you by e-mail. We recommend that you print out the order confirmation and the General Terms and Conditions.

The order constitutes an offer by you to purchase products. Upon receiving the order, BAT will issue an order confirmation to you in order to notify receipt of the order. The order confirmation shall not constitute acceptance of the order. The order confirmation will contain all relevant information regarding your order. In the event that there is incorrect information in the order confirmation you are obliged to notify BAT immediately (see contact details in section 16 below).

Your order will be accepted by BAT and a purchase agreement is deemed to be concluded when BAT sends you a delivery e-mail, confirming the delivery of your order.

BAT will inform you appropriately if it decides not to accept one of your orders.

If we or BAT should become aware of infringements of these General Terms and Conditions in connection with a purchase on govype.ch, we reserve the right to exclude you from use of and access to this website and to cancel your user account without prior notification.

Except as otherwise indicated on govype.ch, the maximum amount per client per purchase is: CHF 500.00.

The minimum and maximum quantities of products indicated above may be modified at any time by us or by BAT.

6. Presentation, Availability and Delivery of Products

The product offers on govype.ch (specification, colours, prices, availability) are generally non binding. We and BAT reserve the right to modify the offer at any time and to delete products completely. We and BAT exclude any liability for typographical mistakes, inaccuracy, or incompleteness regarding product description.

We and BAT will make every effort to ensure maximum availability of the products offered through govype.ch. The display of a product on govype.ch does not mean that we take on a warranty regarding the availability of the respective product. BAT is only obliged to deliver products that are in stock.

Should products ordered not be available, BAT may not complete your order entirely. BAT reserves the right to either cancel your order in such an event or to deliver just part of the ordered products. BAT will notify you accordingly.

Products will be delivered by post to your home address, within Switzerland only.

In general, orders confirmed by BAT will be delivered to the address stated in your order confirmation. If you are not at home when the order is delivered, the products will be left, if possible, in your mailbox or milk box. If your box is not big enough, Swiss Post will leave a notice indicating that your parcel is being held for collection at the post office. If your parcel is not collected from the post office before the date indicated, the price of the order will remain payable and no refund will be applied. BAT may freely dispose of products that have not been collected from the post office and have been returned thereto, and may sell such products to a third party without legal permission. You nonetheless have the option of requesting a new delivery of products of the same kind in the same quantities, subject to availability of stock, in exchange for advance payment of the costs for return and for the new delivery.

We will only deliver to addresses in Switzerland.

You may choose between two delivery methods when you order online: 1 to 2 working days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays; premium delivery method) or 3 to 5 working days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays; standard delivery method).

Delivery deadlines and times are not guaranteed and may vary. Failure to deliver within the period specified will not create any entitlement to payment of compensation. It is not possible to choose a specific delivery time or to require that an order be delivered on a specific day. Any liability regarding delivery times is excluded.

7. Resale

The resale or third-party transfer of products purchased through govype.ch is strictly prohibited.

8. Prices

All prices shown on govype.ch include VAT at the applicable rate. The prices applicable to your order will be those shown when your order is placed.

In addition to the product price indicated there are, dependent on the total order amount and the delivery method, delivery fees (see section above), the Swiss Post price tariff for the 1-2 days' delivery will apply.

9. Payment / Redemption of vouchers and codes

You may make payment by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard or PostCard), online payment (PostFinance, E-finance) or by TWINT.

Credit card, debit card or e-finance payment:Your account will be debited when the order is shipped. Once the order delivery is in process and the orders taken over by the Swiss Post, no refunds will be permitted. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and other certified encryption technologies and systems to ensure that your personal data are secure.

Any time after account creation, in My account/Credit Card details or during the purchase process you may decide whether you want to have your credit card information stored for future transactions or whether you want to have the details deleted. In the latter case you must enter your credit card details for any new transaction.

Please be aware that there may be additional costs and fees when paying with credit cards depending on the credit card agreement concluded between you and the credit card issuer.

We and BAT reserve the right to exclude you from future use of and access to the website and to delete your user registration in the event of non-payments or lack of sufficient credit card cover.

A set off of open payments is excluded.

With selecting the payment by invoice you agree and accept these conditions.Redemption of vouchers and codes:Codes and vouchers can be redeemed during the order process (not valid for subscription orders). You have to take into consideration the following when redeeming vouchers or codes: you can only redeem one voucher or code per order. In addition to these terms & conditions there can be additional restrictions that will be mentioned in the correspondent activity. Please consider these communications.

10. Theft and use of Products

Once the products have been delivered to the purchaser or placed in his / her mailbox or milk box, we and BAT will be released from any liability in the case of theft or improper use. The purchaser will be responsible for ensuring that the products are not sold or used by minors under 18 years.

11. Absence of guarantees

This website, and their contents are provided "as is" and "as available". Any information regarding the products offered on govype.ch is not binding and does not constitute a representation.

We and BAT are exempt from liability and may not be held to be answerable under guarantee, to the maximum extent permitted by the applicable law, in respect of (i) the correct operation of the website, (ii) the possibility of accessing and using the website, (iii) the comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date nature of the content, information and data displayed on govype.ch, (iv) the absence of faults in the website or the content thereof, and in particular the absence of viruses or other malware, and (v) the absence of specific qualities that might be expected in relation to this website or the associated contents. If you access this website and use or download content, you do so of your own free will and at your own risk. Therefore, if this results in a loss of data or damage to your IT system, we and BAT will not be liable.

In the event that the parcel is delivered damaged, please contact our customer service at info@govype.ch.

We and BAT reserve the right to modify, adapt, abridge, supplement and/or delete this website or the associated content at any time, without leaving the previous version available.

12. Exclusion of liability/Indemnification

We and BAT are exempt from liability, to the maximum extent permitted by the applicable laws, for any damage, including lost profit, loss of data, business interruption or any other damage of any kind whatsoever, that could result from use of this website or the associated contents, and in particular from the use of documents and/or applications on the website, or that could result from an inability to use those documents and/or applications, participation in any competitions or promotions and/or the purchase or sending of any item or product relating to this website. In particular, no liability is assumed for any damage, including any lost profit, loss of data or any other damage of any nature whatsoever, resulting from situations where it is not possible to deliver products or where products are delivered late, defects affecting the products, theft or other incidents in relation to delivery of the products.

You are, in particular, responsible for updating your address in the event of changes. BAT excludes any liability for delivery issues caused by wrongly indicated addresses.

We and BAT further exclude any liability for acts conducted by auxiliary persons in the sense of art. 101 of the Swiss Code of Obligations.

We and BAT also exclude in particular any liability, in the maximum extent permitted by the applicable law, for damages in connection with the use of products offered and purchased on govype.ch.

This website may contain links to other websites. The respective websites must not necessarily be operated and monitored by us. We and BAT exclude any liability, to the maximum extent permitted by the applicable law, for damages in connection with the access and the use of such linked websites.

You undertake to indemnify and hold us and BAT harmless against any claims of third parties for any damages resulting from your unlawful use of the website and the unlawful purchase of products on govype.ch, including the unlawful resale of any products.

13. Intellectual Property Rights

The use of this website does not mean that you are granted licence rights regarding the intellectual property rights relating to the content of this website.

This website and all associated contents (in particular the software, files, designs, graphics and data) are and remain the property of British American Tobacco Switzerland SA and are protected by the laws on intellectual property, including copyrights and trademarks. Any unauthorised use of this website, and in particular (i) the use of this website or the associated content for professional or commercial purposes of any nature whatsoever and (ii) the reproduction, representation, sharing, communication, market release, distribution, modification, or awarding of a licence, the sale or any other use of any nature whatsoever, of this website of the associated content, text, portions of a text or still or moving images, audio data, software, products or services, or other data or information is expressly prohibited without our prior written agreement. Prohibited in particular are such methods as Framing and Inline-linking of this website and content.

14. Protection of Data

Information regarding the collection and processing of your personal data submitted and collected in the course of your access to this website, to the online storeand in the course of a purchase of products can be found in the separate Data Privacy Policy.

15. How to contact us

You can send us any questions you may have in relation to our General Terms and Conditions or our Data Privacy Policy by writing to us at Av. de Rhodanie 48, CH - 1000 Lausanne 3 Cour. With regard to govype.ch and purchase orders made on govype.ch or other issues concerning the purchase process you may contact govype.ch customer service by e-mail at info@govype.ch.

16. Escape Clause

If any provisions of these terms and conditions are, or become, void in full or in part or if the terms contain a regulatory gap, the validity of the other provisions remains unaffected. Statutory provisions will replace such void provisions.

17. Applicable law and Jurisdiction

These General Terms and Conditions and in particular also the contractual relationship between you and BAT are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland excluding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Good. Place of jurisdiction is at the customer's residence, which must be within Switzerland.