Terms of Use

The Website is owned and edited by Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, a Swiss association registered under number IDE CHE-145.070.167, and registered office at Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène Rigot 2, CH – 1211 Geneva, Switzerland (also “we“, “us” and “our“). 

It is hosted by WPEngine, Inc., a Delaware corporation located at 504 Lavaca St., Ste. 1000, Austin, Texas 78701 and telephone number +1 877-973-6446.

The Website’s publishing director is Iris Van der Veken, Secretary General of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2022.

Please read these Terms of Use (“ToU”) carefully before using the Website. By accessing the Website and using the Content you acknowledge that you have read these ToU and agree to be bound by and comply with all the provisions of these ToU. If you do not agree to be bound by these ToU, please do not use the Website.

These ToU govern your access to, and use of, the Websiteand /or the Content available on the Website and/or offered through the Website. 

In these ToU, we use the term “you” and “your” to refer to any user of our Website (including the Content). The term “Content” means all the information and materials included on the Website or communicated to you as well as all text, visual,  audio and other content (such as, without limitation, the design, layout, appearance, graphics, organization of the contents of the Website, photographs, images, text, fonts, video, audio, logos, trademarks, brand names, trade or business names, domain names and URLs, documents and software).

Updates to these ToU

We reserve the right to amend or update all or part of these ToU from time to time without notice. We will always publish the most current version of these ToU on the Website and display the “Last Updated” date to reflect the date of the changes. The revised ToU will be effective immediately upon their publication.

Privacy and Cookie Policies

The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 Privacy Policy governs the use and processing of the personal data we collect from, or provided by, you through the Website. Before providing any personal data to the Website, please read carefully our Privacy Policy.

The Website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you have allowed cookies to be used, please consult our Cookie Policy to find out the type of personal data that may be processed by us.


Access to the Website

You should ensure that you have all necessary equipment, hardware, software, operating systems, network cards, Internet browser and other elements allowing you to access and use the Website and the Content. 

If you are not considered as a “consumer” under your jurisdiction, you assume all responsibility for any access to the Website.


Intellectual Property Rights

The Website and the Content are either owned or licensed to us, and are protected by applicable copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights, whether registered or not, and unfair competition laws (“IP Rights”). We reserve all such rights.

Except as expressly provided in these ToU, nothing contained in these ToU shall be construed as granting you, expressly or impliedly, any license or right to use any IP Rights owned by Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030or its licensors, without Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 prior written consent or that of such third party who owns the IP Rights.

Any use which is not expressly permitted by these ToU is prohibited. Unauthorized use of the Website or the Content may also violate applicable intellectual property laws or other laws


Use of the Website and the Content

Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030hereby grants you a worldwide, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, free of charge, right to access and use the Website and the Content, for your personal non-commercial use for the duration of your browsing session, all in accordance with these ToU.

Except as provided herein, you may not download, copy, reproduce, translate, redistribute, upload, republish, display, modify or create derivative works of all or part of the Website or the Content without the prior written consent of Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 or its licensors.

You agree that in using the Website and the Content, you will not:

–    Use the Website in any way that interrupts, causes or may cause damage to the Website, impairs the Website’s availability or accessibility or interfere with the proper working of the Website; 
–    Circumvent or attempt to circumvent the Website’s security measures and tamper with the technology that forms part of the Website;
–    Obtain or attempt to obtain any of Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030’information, materials or documents not purposely made available through the Website through any means (such as personal data, financial or other confidential or sensitive information);
–    Use any deep-link, page-scrape, spider, robot, crawl, index, Internet agent or other automatic device, program, algorithm or other similar technology, or any manual process, to use, access, copy, generate impressions, acquire, input or store information, search, generate searches, index or monitor all or part of the Website or the Content;
–    Use the Website or the Content for any purpose which is unlawful or prohibited by these ToU;
–    Use the Website or the Content in a way that infringes the rights of any third parties.

The Content of the Website is only for your general information and for your personal non-commercial use. 

If you are not considered as a “consumer” in your jurisdiction, you assume all responsibility for any use of, the Website and the Content.


Submitted Materials

We appreciate hearing from you. You acknowledge and agree that any suggestion, proposal, contribution, creative ideas, concepts, photos, text or any other contents and materials (with the exception of personal data the use of which is governed by our Privacy Policy) sent to us through the Website or otherwise (“Submitted Materials”) will be considered non confidential. You retain all of your ownership rights in the Submitted Materials, but by disclosing, transmitting, sharing, “posting,” or otherwise making available Submitted Materials, unless otherwise explicitly specified, you hereby grant Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive and free of charge license with the right to use, store, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, display, broadcast, frame, republish, download, transmit, sublicense, create derivative works, distribute, advertise, sell, make a commercial use and commercially exploit, make available to third-parties, any such Submitted Materials, or any part thereof, in any form and media now known or which shall become known in the future for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or products development or other commercial purposes, and for the duration of protection of such Submitted Materials.

You acknowledge and warrant that the Submitted Materials:

–    are not unlawful, misleading, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, hateful, defamatory, offensive, violent, obscene, pornographic, libelous, racially, ethnically or religiously offensive or otherwise inappropriate;
–    do not constitute unauthorized disclosure of personal data or confidential information; 
–    do not infringe the intellectual property rights of any party;  
–    do not contain or transmit viruses or other form of malware.

You are fully responsible for the content (including its legality, accuracy, veracity and appropriateness) of any Submitted Material or any postings or contributions you make.

We reserve the right to reject or delete any Submitted Materials or remove any postings you make on the Website, if such Submitted Materials or postings violate these ToU and/or applicable law.


Forward-Looking Statements

The Website includes forward-looking statements, in addition to historical or current financial information. Such forward-looking statements include projections and forecasts which reflect the intentions, beliefs, estimates or current expectations of Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030executive management regarding the future results, prospects, performance, expected growth, objectives, strategic directions and opportunities of Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, to differ materially from the projections and forecasts contained in the forward-looking statements.

Links to Other Websites

Outbound Links. The Website may contain links to third-parties’ websites (“Linked Sites”). These links are provided solely for your convenience to provide further information. The inclusion of any link to such third-parties’ websites does not imply endorsement by Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 of the content of those Linked Sites, the quality or performance of their products or services, their privacy and security practices or the manner in which they conduct their operations Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030does not control those Linked Sites and is not responsible for the content on such Linked Sites nor any damage or loss resulting from browsing the Linked Sites. Your use of Linked Sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms of use of the third parties operating and providing them. 

Inbound Links. Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030does not authorize linking to any page of the Website from a third-party website (in particular via framing and deep-linking practices) without its express prior written consent.



Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the Website and/or Content  are accessible at all times (except during maintenance or in the case of a force majeure event), and that the Content is accurate, reliable, complete, up to date and secure. However, Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030  does not warrant that (i) the Website and/or Content  will operate error-free, without failure or interruption, (ii) the Website, the and/or Content will be secure and free from any virus or other form of malware, (iii) that any inaccuracies or errors will be corrected, or that (iv) the Website and/or Content will not infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 shall not be held liable to you for any of the foregoing.

The Website and/or  the Content are provided to you on a “as is” basis. Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 and its licensors, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, disclaim all warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to, any warranties about their operation, accuracy, reliability, completeness, security, fitness for a particular purpose, the results to be obtained from using the Website and the Content or non-infringement of third-parties’ rights.

Some jurisdictions do not allow certain exclusions or limitations if you are considered a consumer, so some of the exclusions or limitations above may not apply to you.


Limitation of liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 and its licensors shall not be liable for any indirect damages or for any damages for loss of profits, loss of data, business interruption or any other damages or losses arising out of, or in connection with, the use of, or inability to use, the Website and/or the Content. Such exclusion will also apply to damages arising out of, or in connection with, any link on the WebSite (including any link to Linked Site) or the Submitted Materials sent to us through the Website.

Nothing in these ToU limits or excludes our liability or our licensors’ to you or any third party for any liability which cannot be limited or excluded by law. Some jurisdictions do not allow certain limitations of liability if you are considered a consumer, so some of the limitations above may not apply to you.


Termination and Suspension

Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice or any liability to you, deny, restrict, suspend or terminate your access to, and use of, the Website and/or the Content in case of a breach by you of these ToU, or in case of violation of the rights of Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 or any third party, without prejudice to any other remedies available to us under applicable law and under these ToU. 

Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030  may also terminate, suspend or discontinue providing the Website and/or the Content, without prior notice nor any liability to you or any third party. 
The provisions entitled “Disclaimer”, “Limitation of Liability” and “General Provisions” will survive termination of these ToU.


General Provisions

If any provision, or part of a provision, of these ToU is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity of such provision or part-provision shall be deemed not to form part of these ToU, and the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of the provisions of these ToU shall not be affected. 

These ToU constitute the entire agreement between you and Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 in relation to the use of the Websiteand/orthe Content, and replace and supersede all prior discussions, communications, conversations, agreements, whether oral or written, in relation to the subject matter hereof.

No waiver to exercise any provision of these ToU shall be construed as a continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision.


Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These ToU and any matter relating to your access to or use of the Websiteand/or Content  shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws Switzerland , without reference to conflict of law provisions, subject to any mandatory provision of the applicable law. 

Any dispute arising out of, or relating to, these ToU, including the validity, interpretation, performance, breach or termination thereof, that cannot be resolved amicably, shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts where Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 is registered.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about these ToU, please write to: 

Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030

Maison de la Paix

Chemin Eugène Rigot 2 CH – 1211 Geneva

or to: contact@wjinitiative2030.org

If you wish to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you please write to: contact@sigmalegal.ch