General terms and conditions
 
Important
The web applications offered by the SLF and by Suva (hereinafter referred to as the “publishers”) are in no way intended to replace practical avalanche training in the field. The web applications cannot be used as the sole tool for any decision-making situations in avalanche terrain. Persons who leave maintained trails to go off-piste and or go on tours in wintry terrain expose themselves to the risk of avalanches and accept all risks and responsibilities for any damage or injury of any kind caused by the triggering of avalanches. Instructions must be complied with in secured areas.
Use of White Risk
The web-based platform White Risk currently includes the applications Explore, Tour and Pro.
In the basic version, the basic sections of Explore and Tour without Swiss topographical maps and without any saving options are free of charge. The full version of Explore (all sections) and Tour can be used for test purposes once and free of charge for a period of 7 days.
Further uses of the White Risk applications are only possible when a corresponding licence is purchased.
Licences and prices
Payment of the license fee entitles the user to use the corresponding applications to the extent described below.
The following licences are available:
  • Standard licence: CHF 29.- per year
    Use of Explore (all sections) and Tour (incl. Swiss topographical maps)
  • Pro licence: CHF 58.- per year
    Contains a standard licence plus the use of Pro.

The publishers reserve the right to amend prices.
Licence duration and notice of termination
Upon payment of the license fee, the user receives the appropriate licence for one year. The license is automatically renewed each year for a further year if the user fails to give notice to terminate the license before the expiry of this year. Before the end of each year, the user receives an e-mail with a reminder that the licence year will shortly be ending and that the license will be automatically extended by one year if not terminated by the user before the expiry of the license year. Any price changes will also be announced in this e-mail. If the user fails to terminate the licence before the expiry of the licence year, the license is automatically extended for another year and the respective license fee will be charged automatically to the credit card given by the user upon initial acquisition of the licence. Notice to terminate the licence can be given at anytime in the user account. Even if notification to terminate has been given by the user, continued use is still possible until the respective license year expires. The publishers are entitled to terminate the license with immediate effect if the user breaches any provision of these general terms and conditions.
Scope of use and copyright
The user acquires a non-transferable and non-exclusive right to use the licensed applications. The user undertakes to protect the identifier (username, password) assigned to him or her and not to disclose these to third parties.
The entire contents of the web application are protected by copyright and all rights except the right of use are reserved to the rights holders. It is therefore unlawful to reproduce, to duplicate, to disseminate or to transfer to third parties these web applications or parts thereof in any form.
The geodata integrated into the web applications (Geodaten © swisstopo) is owned by the Swiss Confederation and may only be utilised by private users for personal and non-commercial purposes. Industrial end-users may only utilise the geodata for internal purposes. The geodata may not be distributed to third parties in amended or unamended form.
Updates
The publishers are entitled, but not obliged, to issue application updates. The user consents to receiving e-mails about any updates or changes.
Warranty and liability
The publishers make every effort to ensure that the content and information in the web applications are correct, but do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the content and information. The web applications are not a substitute for practical avalanche training in the field.
The publishers exclude all liability for direct or indirect damages to the extent permitted by law.
The publishers assume no responsibility and give no guarantee that the functions of the web applications are not interrupted. The publishers reserve the right, at any time, for any reason and in any manner whatsoever, to amend the contents of the applications without prior notice or temporarily not to publish. The publishers disclaim any responsibility for any consequences arising from such actions. The publishers do not guarantee that the applications and the respective servers are free of viruses or other harmful components.
If a defect occurs, the defect must be described exactly in a written notification to enable the publisher to investigate the defect and to exclude any operator error. The publishers are not obliged to correct any faults. No claims for documentation or support services can be made.
Jurisdiction
Zurich is the sole place of jurisdiction for the settlement of all legal disputes. Swiss law will apply exclusively.
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