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1. General

1.1 North Star Group. The following Terms of Use (the ToU) shall apply to the internet services (the Services) accessible without limitation at north-star-group.com which is a website (the Site) providing information about the activities and companies of the North Star Group (North Star Group, we, us or our) that includes the following companies as well as any other company which may be part of the North Star Group (the Affiliated Companies): Niki Shipping Company S.A., (CHE-146.943.740) (https://www.north-star-group.com/companies/niki-shipping/), Liknoss Holding SA (CHE-205.353.903) and Liknoss Central Europe SA (CHE-173.666.388) (https://www.north-star-group.com/companies/liknoss/), Estia Immobilier Commercial Suisse SA (CHE-114.894.356), Estia Immobilier Holding SA (CHE-428.930.014) and Estia Immobilier Suisse SA (CHE-197.327.126) (https://www.north-star-group.com/sector/real-estate/).

1.2 Acceptation of the ToU. Any access or use of the Services are subject to these ToU as may be amended from time to time. Anyone who accesses, browses and/or uses the Services (the Users or you) through the Site acknowledges to have read, understood and agreed to these ToU and the Privacy Policy accessible at north-star-group.com/terms-of-use/ and www.north-star-group.com/privacy-policy/ respectively.

1.3 Links to Third Party Sites. The Services may contain links to third party websites maintained by other content providers. We hereby disclaim any representations and warranties regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party Sites.

1.4 Amendments. These ToU may be amended from time to time and such amendments shall be notified to you when visiting the Site. By continuing to browse the Site after an amendment of the ToU, you agree to be bound by any such amendment. If you do not accept the amendments thus made by us, your sole remedy is to no longer access and/or use the Site.

2. Use of the Site

2.1 Restrictions. To the extent permitted by applicable law and unless otherwise agreed with the North Star Group, you are not allowed to (i) copy, modify or create derivatives of any part or all of the Site and/or the Services; (ii) resell, transfer, assign, lease, lend, or license the Site and/or the Services to third parties; and (iii) deep-link, reverse engineer, disassemble or monitor (e.g. spider, scrape) the Site and/or the Services.

2.2 No Obligations. The North Star Group shall have no obligation to monitor the use of the Site or to edit, review or modify any content of the Site. We reserve our right to edit, review or modify the content of the Services without prior notice at any time notably without limitation for purposes of compliance with the ToU or any applicable law. We reserve our right to investigate on any infringement or behavior affecting the Services. We reserve our right to cooperate with competent authorities in case of violation of any applicable law.

2.3 Representations and Warranties of Users. You represent and warrant that your use of the Services shall not (i) infringe, or cause a third party to infringe, any applicable law or regulation; (ii) infringe any intellectual property right, or other proprietary right or right of publicity or privacy (iii) be unlawful; (iv) be defamatory or trade libelous; (v) be obscene or contain pornography; (vi) include incomplete, false or inaccurate information about yourself, your organization, or any information about any other individual, company or other legal entity; (vii) be inadequate or inadequate language and (viii) shall not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

3. Intellectual Property

3.1 Ownership of North Star Group. Without prejudice to Section 5.2, the North Star Group owns the copyright and all intellectual property rights in relation to the Services and on the content published on and/or through the Services.

3.2 Infringement. If you think that the Services or the provision of any content of the Site infringe any copyright or other intellectual property right, you may at all times contact us at info@north-star-group.com and ask us to remove such content from the Site.

4. Privacy and Data Protection

The North Star Group’s privacy policy is accessible at www.north-star-group.com/privacy-policy/.

5. Suspension and Termination of use

You agree that the North Star Group may, at its sole discretion, temporarily or permanently suspend, cancel or terminate your access and/or use to all or part of the Site, with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of these ToU, without incurring any liability. Any suspected illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity may be grounds for terminating the relationship and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Upon suspension, cancellation, or termination, your right to access the Site and/or use the Services will immediately cease.

6. No Warranties and Liability

6.1 No Warranties. You agree that your access and use of the Site shall be at your sole risk and liability. You acknowledge that the content of the Site is provided “as is” and “as available”, and that to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the North Star Group disclaims all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Site and any access and use thereof.

6.2 No Further Representations and Warranties. Furthermore, the North Star Group makes no warranties or representations and bears, unless fraudulent intent or gross negligence, no liability for (i) the accuracy or completeness of the content of the Site, including but not limited to any errors, mistakes, inaccuracies of content; (ii) limitations; (iii) personal injury; or (iv) property damage, of any nature whatsoever resulting from (a) any Users’ access or use of the Site; (b) any unauthorized access or use of any and all data and/or personal information stored through or on the Site; (c) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Site; (d) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the Site by any third party; (e) any errors or omissions in any content; or (f) any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content emailed, transmitted, published, uploaded, linked from, or otherwise made available via the Site.

6.3 No liability. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the North Star Group, as well as each of its Affiliated Companies, waives all liability for any direct, indirect, consequential or special losses or damages of any kind whatsoever, arising from, or in connection with, the access and use of the Site, including any reliance on any of the content provided on or otherwise in connection with the Services.

7. Indemnification

You shall defend, hold harmless and indemnify the North Star Group and its Affiliated Companies for any claim, demand, dispute, litigation, damage or loss (including reasonable attorney’s fees) incurred by the North Star Group or another User or a third party arising out of your access and use of the Site and/or any infringement of the ToU.

8. Miscellaneous

If any provision of these ToU is or becomes invalid, unenforceable or non-binding, this shall not affect any other provision thereof. In such event, such invalid, unenforceable or non-binding provision shall nonetheless be enforced to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, insofar as the invalid, unenforceable or non-binding provision shall be replaced by a valid, enforceable and binding provision reflecting to the greatest extent possible the intent of the original provision.

9. Contact

For any questions regarding the Services or the ToU, you may contact us at info@north-star-group.com.

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