Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions for memberships and partnerships purchased via SWISS FINTECH invoice, the SWISS FINTECH online shop or the SWISS FINTECH Fair online shop
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SWISS FINTECH Association (in short: SF)
CH - 8712 Stäfa
SWISS FINTECH Association is a non-profit fintech organisation.
Please also see the Community Terms & Conditions here.
Binding terms and conditions
In purchasing an association membership or association partnership (online or via invoice) offered on the website https://swissfintech.org and https://swissfintechfair.com the customer expressly agrees to be bound by this agreement (the "Agreement").
Customers completing the registration on behalf of another individual or company warrant that they are authorized to do business on behalf of the above mentioned third party.
SF may change these terms from time to time and inform the customers of any changes with appropriate means (incl. e-mail). The changes become effective unless the customer explicitly vetoes any changes.
Membership and Partnership SWISS FINTECH Association
All membership and partnership options and fees can be found on the SF website.
A membership / partnership year equals a calendar year (JAN 1st - DEC 31st) regardless of the admission date.
Membership / partnership renews automatically at the end of year for another year with the then applicable fees.
Membership / partnership can be cancelled anytime during the year with a minimum of 4 weeks notice, being in effect with the beginning of the subsequent year.
Cancellation in writing (e-mail or on paper) is required.
SWISS FINTECH Association reserves the right to deny or cancel membership to anyone at any time for any reason. In case of cancellation without good cause, SWISS FINTECH Association reimburses the membership fee for the respective calendar year.
All SF member and partner services are provided on a voluntary basis by the organisation and are not enforceable unless stated otherwise in a separate contract (e.g. SWISS FINTECH Fair participation). The services are provided 'as is' and 'as available' without any warranty of any kind. The liability of SF is excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Any referral programs (e.g. at the SWISS FINTECH Fair) are offered to members on a voluntary basis. There is no entitlement to participation. The participation, like the conditions of referral programs, will be communicated by the association to all members and a participation in a referral program must be confirmed individually before a legal claim can exist. Excluded as targets of referral programs are all partners and sponsors who have already been involved with SWISS FINTECH Association, SWISS FINTECH or Swiss Finance Startups in any form since 2014.
Membership fees are determined by the SF Annual General Assembly.
Partnership fees are determined by the SF Supervisory Board.
Fees may be subject to sales tax, value added tax, or other taxes and duties, which, if applicable, will be charged to you in addition to the fees.
If payment is insufficient or declined for any reason, SWISS FINTECH Association may refuse membership or partnership and shall have no resulting liability.
All fees are non-refundable. The customer's right to set-off is excluded.
Fees are payable up-front via the online shop or invoice. New members and partners are only admitted upon receipt of full payment. Fees for renewal periods of existing members and partners are due on the 1 January of each renewal term. In case of non-payment by the due date, the customer is automatically in default and SF is (i) entitled to charge reminder fees of CHF 20 per reminder and/or (ii) suspend the customer relationship until full payment. In case of non-payment for more than 30 days, SF may terminate the customer relationship with immediate effect in which case, however, the fees for the respective year remain due and payable.
SF´s failure to exercise any right shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights. SF shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations where such failure results from any cause beyond SF’s reasonable control. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary for this Agreement to otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with SF´s prior written consent. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you acknowledge that you do not have any authority of any kind to bind SF in any respect whatsoever.
Applicable law and place of jurisdiction
All legal relations between the customer/member and the organization are governed by and construed in accordance with substantive Swiss law (excl. CISG). The parties elect organization's domicile as the exclusive place of jurisdiction.
SWISS FINTECH Association
CH - 8712 Stäfa
Please find our Terms & Conditions (Association) here.
Please find our Terms & Conditions (Community) here.