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GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

From the shores of Lake Geneva, the Alimentarium explores all facets of food and nutrition, whether historical, scientific or cultural. As an interactive museum, it invites visitors of all ages to take a close look at eating, an activity full of both history and emotion.

Conditions binding cancellation or change of a reservation:

  • Online purchase of entrance or workshop tickets is non-refundable.
  • Reservations made via email, telephone or directly at the Museum Welcome Desk may be cancelled or modified free of charge up to 2 weeks prior to the activity. Thereafter, the total cost will be charged. For group reservations, unless previously informed otherwise, the Museum will charge groups, upon arrival, for the number of participants indicated in the reservation even if, on the day of the activity, the group is smaller. Additional charges will apply to any participants over and above the number reserved.

It is necessary to inform the Museum of any delay in your planned arrival by calling +41 (0)21 924 41 11 from 9:00 on the day of your reserved activity. In the event of late arrival, the Museum reserves the right to adapt the workshop accordingly or to refuse entry if you arrive more than 15 minutes late.

When booking a cookery workshop, please inform us on reservation@alimentarium.org if any members of your party suffer from food intolerance or food allergies.

All cancellations or changes are to be made in writing, by letter, fax or email to the following address:
Alimentarium Customer Services
Food Museum
CP13
CH – 1800 Vevey
Fax: +41 (0)21 924 45 63
reservation@alimentarium.org

Museum regulations

  1. During workshops in the Junior Academychildren remain the responsibility of accompanying adults at all times (in the kitchen and while playing games).
  2. Prior to your arrival at the Museum, please prepare individual stickers with the first names of all children taking part in a workshop in the Junior Academy,
  3. Two accompanying adults can take part in cookery workshops in the Junior Academy, providing space permits. Otherwise, they are to assist children needing help. Any other adults accompanying the group may visit the Museum from 10:00. A maximum of 2 groups of 12 participants can take part in a Junior workshop at one time.
  4. Workshops in the Junior Academy include a 15-minute break. During this time, children are under the responsibility of their teachers or accompanying adults. The group may spend this break outside, along the lakeshore or inside, if the weather is unsuitable. The Alimentarium provides a drink for all participants. We recommend you bring a small snack, such as fruit for example.
  5. A Food Experience workshop can accommodate a maximum of 12 participants.
  6. If at the time of reserving one of our workshops you omitted to indicate if any participants suffer from a food allergy or intolerance or follow a special diet (such as for diabetics), please inform Museum staff as soon as possible.

Website Privacy Notice

Any personal information or material sent to this website are subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Data Protection located on this website.

Accuracy, completeness and timeliness of information
Whilst we use all reasonable attempts to ensure the accuracy and completeness of information on this website, we are not responsible if the information that we make available on this website is not accurate or complete. Any reliance upon the material on this website shall be at your own risk. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor any changes to the material and the information contained on this website.

Transmission
Any non-personal communication or material you transmit to this website by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post becomes the property of the ALIMENTARIUM and may be used for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, the ALIMENTARIUM is free to use for any museum purposes whatsoever any ideas, artwork, inventions, developments, suggestions or concepts contained in any communication you send to this website. Any such use is without compensation to the party submitting information. By submitting information, you are also warranting that you own the material/content submitted, that it is not defamatory and that the ALIMENTARIUM's use will not violate any third party's rights or otherwise place us in breach of any applicable laws. The ALIMENTARIUM is under no obligation to use the information submitted.

Intellectual property rights

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All copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in all text, images and other materials on this website are the property of the ALIMENTARIUM or are included with the permission of the relevant owner.
You are permitted to browse this website, reproduce extracts by way of printing, downloading to a hard disk or for the purposes of distribution to other individuals. This is only to be done on the proviso that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices and that the above trademark notice appears on such reproductions. No reproduction of any part of this website may be sold or distributed for commercial gain nor shall it be modified or incorporated in any other work, publication or website.

The trademarks, logos, characters and service marks (collectively "Trademarks") displayed on this website belong to the ALIMENTARIUM. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this website. Your use/misuse of the Trademarks displayed on this website, or on any other content on this website, except as provided for in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that the ALIMENTARIUM will vigourously enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Links to other websites
Links on the ALIMENTARIUM website may take you outside the ALIMENTARIUM network and systems and the ALIMENTARIUM accepts no responsibility for the content, accuracy or function of these other third party websites. The links are provided in good faith and the ALIMENTARIUM cannot be held responsible for any subsequent change in other third party websites to which we provide a link. The inclusion of any link to other websites does not imply endorsement by the ALIMENTARIUM. We highly recommend that you make yourself aware of and carefully read the legal and privacy notices of all other websites that you visit.

Warranties and Disclaimers 
Your use of this website is at your own and exclusive risk.

Warranties
This website is provided to you on an "As Is" and "As Available" basis and, consequently, the ALIMENTARIUM gives no warranties of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise (including the implied warranties of merchantability or satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose) including warranties or representations that material on this website will be complete, accurate, reliable, timely, non-infringing to third parties, that access to this website will be un-interrupted or error-free or free from viruses, that this website will be secure, that any advice or opinion obtained from the ALIMENTARIUM through this website is accurate or to be relied upon and any representations or warranties thereto are accordingly expressly disclaimed.

We reserve the right to restrict, suspend or terminate without notice your access to this website or any feature of this website or any feature or part thereof at any time.

Liability
The ALIMENTARIUM and/or any other party involved in the creating, producing or delivering this site on our behalf shall have no liability or any responsibility whatsoever for any direct and indirect damages, costs, losses or liabilities whatsoever and howsoever arising out of your access to, use, inability to use, change in content of this website or arising from any other website you access through a link from this website or to the extent permitted by applicable law, from any actions we take or fail to take as a result of any electronic mail messages you send us.

The ALIMENTARIUM and/or any other party involved in the creating, producing or delivering this website shall have no responsibility to maintain the material and services made available on this website or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases in connection therewith. Any material on this website is subject to change without notice.

Further, the ALIMENTARIUM shall have no liability or any responsibility whatsoever for any loss suffered caused by viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property by reason of your use of, access to or downloading of any material from this website. If you choose to download material from this website you do so at your own risk.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you expressly waive all claims against the ALIMENTARIUM, its officers, directors, employees, suppliers and programmers that may arise from your use or access of this website.

Prohibited Activity
You are prohibited from doing any act that the ALIMENTARIUM in its absolute discretion may deem to be inappropriate and/or would be deemed to be an unlawful act or is prohibited by any laws applicable to this website including but not limited to:

  • Any act that would constitute a breach of either the privacy (including uploading private information without the concerned individual's consent) or any other of the legal rights of individuals;
  • Using this website to defame or libel the ALIMENTARIUM, its employees or other individuals or acting in such a way that brings into disrepute the good name of the ALIMENTARIUM;
  • Uploading files that contain viruses that may cause damage to the property of the ALIMENTARIUM or the property of other individuals; and
  • Posting or transmitting to this website any non-authorised material including but not limited to material that is in our opinion likely to cause annoyance, detrimental to or in violation of the ALIMENTARIUM or third party´s systems or network security, defamatory, racist, obscene, threatening, pornographic or otherwise unlawful.

Jurisdiction and governing law
You and the ALIMENTARIUM agree that any controversy or claim arising from or pertaining to the use of this website shall be governed by Swiss law and be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Vevey, Switzerland.

Legal notice update
We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this notice. Please refer to this page from time to time to review these and new additional information.

Vevey, February 2016
© 2015 Fondation ALIMENTARIUM, Switzerland