PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY
BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE
1. Who are we? What's this Site for?
regulate your use of the website https://www.vans.eu ("Site"). The
Site is owned and operated by VF INTERNATIONAL S.A.G.L., whose
registered office is at Via Laveggio, 5, 6855 – Stabio, Switzerland,
Company Registration number Stabio - CH-514.4.028.163-8, VAT Number
CHE-111.650.898 ("VANS®" or "we"),
corporate capital 1,901,000.00 CHF. We can be contacted through our Contact Us page, managed
by our Customer Service. We use the Site to promote and provide
information on VANS®'s products, as well as on VANS®'s stores and
On the Site you can also purchase VANS®’s products. In case you
purchase products on the Site, the purchase would be subject to our Terms of Sale, which also
include details on which company of the VF Group would sell the
products to you.
2. What if I am asked to register and open an account?
To access specific functionalities of the Site (for example to
review your order history), you are required to register and open a
personal account (“Account”). You will be responsible for all
the activities that occur under your Account unless your Account was
demonstrably being used by a third party without your consent. You are
responsible for protecting your access credentials and keeping them
confidential. VANS® shall not be liable for any loss or damage
incurred by you due to your failure to comply with these
obligations. VANS® may terminate or suspend your Account, at any time
and without prior notice if: (i) VANS® believes that you are using
a third party is using your Account without your consent, or
(iii) VANS® for reasonable security or maintenance purposes. You can
cancel your Account at any time by contacting Customer Service through
our Contact Us page.
3. What personal data relating to me are processed by VANS®?
In order to enable you to access the functionalities of the Site,
including areas for registered users or newsletter subscription, we
may ask you to provide certain personal data. The processing
not agree with our practices and policy regarding processing of
personal data, we invite you to immediately stop using this Site.
4. What if I upload content or comments generated by me?
The Site includes sections which enable users to upload
user-generated content ("UGC"), for example you could
be enabled to upload photographs or to post comments. In relation to
such UGC, VANS® is a mere hosting provider and does not assume any
responsibility or liability on the content itself.
You must not provide any UGC which is illegal, obscene, indecent,
libellous, which fosters racial, ethnic, sexual discrimination or
hatred or which infringes any third-party intellectual property or
personal data protection rights. You must not provide any UGC which
contains any data, including pictures, of minors. VANS® reserves the
right to remove from the Site any UGC which, at its sole discretion,
do not meet the above requirements. In case such UGC are removed from
the Site, the Account of the relevant uploader may be suspended or terminated.
5. #VANS® terms. What does this hashtag mean? To what am I
If you were directed here, it is because VANS® liked a photo or
other content you posted online ("UGC") with a VANS®-related
hashtag (i.e. a hashtag containing the name VANS® or another name or
trademark belonging to BRAND) and would like to feature it on VANS®'s
websites and/or social media pages. To do so, VANS® needs your consent
to the use of your image and of the personal data that may be
contained in it.
If you give us your consent, your UGC might be visible to
other VANS® enthusiasts and supporters all around the world. A great
opportunity for you to share your style with the world on VANS®'s
If you respond to our message with "#YESVANS" you
grant VANS® the unlimited, non-exclusive, assignable, sublicenseable,
perpetual, worldwide right to use your relevant UGC. VANS® will be
entitled (but not obliged) to use your UGC in any way and for any
purposes, including to save, store, copy, reproduce, publish, post,
transmit, distribute, display, modify, translate, incorporate in other
materials and in any way commercially exploit it. These usages include
featuring your UGC on VANS®'s websites, online shops and official
social media pages, as well as during events or campaigns. Please do
not give us your consent to use of UGC that you do not want to become
subject to these #VANS® Terms.
By responding "#YESVANS" you also warrant that (a) you
are at least eighteen years old; (b) you own all rights in and to
your photos; (c) in case your UGC includes elements belonging to a
third-party (for example a photo portraying a friend of yours), that
you have obtained all the necessary consents by the relevant
third-party (including for example copyright license and/or consent
from a personal data law perspective); (d) so, that VANS®’ use of your
UGC does not infringe the rights of any third party or violate any
law, and that you agree to be bound by these #VANS® Terms.
Finally, by responding "#YESVANS" you agree to
indemnify and hold VANS® and any person acting on VANS®’ behalf
harmless from and against any claims, damages, liabilities, costs
incurred by VANS® in connection with the regular use of the UGC as
Depending on what is included in your UGC, and also on the
country where you are, your social network account name and your
relevant UGC may contain personal data that VANS® may access and
process in relation to the use of your UGC.
describes the processing activities VANS® carries out in relation to
your personal data, including the ones that may be provided to VANS®
as part of your social network account and/or uploaded UGC. In
relation to such data, VANS® would use them for the purposes specified
in these #VANS® Terms.
If you do not agree with our practices and policy regarding
processing of personal data and, please do not reply with
"#YESVANS" to our message under your relevant UGC.
By responding to the message from our VANS® account with
"#YESVANS" you give VANS® your express and specific consent
to the use of the above described personal data for commercial and
If you want to be kept informed regarding VANS®'s products and
initiatives, we are happy to invite you to subscribe to VANS®'s
You can revoke at any time, free of charge, your granting of
usage rights and privacy consent in one of the following ways:
1. by sending VANS® an email as indicated in our Contact Us page;
2. by removing the UGC from the relevant website/social
network or cancelling the VANS®-related hashtags associated to it;
3. by clicking on the REPORT button that you will find on
VANS®'s website or social media page where your UGC is being featured;
4. by activating the opt-out tool available at olapic.com/trust;
5. as regards Instagram, by setting your Instagram profile
to private, or setting the specific photo at issue to private.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, VANS® will in
no event be liable for (i) any special, indirect, incidental or
consequential loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses; or (ii) loss
of profits, or (iii) loss of business, contracts, goodwill, business
opportunities; or (iv) loss of income, anticipated savings; or (v)
loss or corruption of data or information; or (vi) any degradation
which occurs in relation to the use of your UGC as described above,
whether based on tort, contract or any other legal theory, even if
VANS® had been advised of the possibility of such damages to occur.
6. Who owns the content and materials in this Site?
The information on this Site, along with any materials
incorporated herein is the copyrighted work of VANS®. ALL RIGHTS
ARE RESERVED. Single pages or materials may contain different
All registered names and trademarks in this Site are registered
trademarks of VANS Inc. or its affiliated entities. Except as
expressly granted in this section (or to you specifically in writing),
neither VANS Inc. nor its affiliate VANS®, or any its suppliers grant
any express or implied right to anyone for any patents, copyrights,
trademarks or trade secret information. ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED.
By submitting any UGC to the Site, you warrant you are entitled
to do so and to have obtained, where necessary, all due consents by
the relevant third-parties (for example intellectual property
right-holders or personal data subjects). Such content shall be deemed
non-confidential and non-proprietary. In relation to the UGC provided
by you, you grant VANS® an unlimited, exclusive, worldwide,
sub-licensable, free of charge license to use such UGC in any way and
for any purposes, including but not limited to save, store, copy,
reproduce, publish, post, transmit, distribute, display, modify,
translate, incorporate in other materials and in any way commercially
exploit it. VANS® thus invites you not to send us through the Site any
content, item or information that you do not want to become subject to
the above terms.
7. What is VANS®'s liability for anything that may go wrong
while I use this Site?
We work hard to make this Site interesting and user-friendly, but
we cannot guarantee that our users will always find everything to
their liking. Please read this disclaimer carefully before using our Site.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF POSSIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE,
AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS AND UNCERTAINTIES OF ELECTRONIC
DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES, OR OTHER
PROBLEMS WITH SUCH INFORMATION. IF YOU RELY ON THIS SITE OR ANY
MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS, AND AS
AVAILABLE. THIS SITE, THE VANS INC., ITS AFFILIATE VANS®, ANY OF THE
CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS SITE AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS
CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ABSENCE OF DEFECTS THE ACCURACY,
COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH
THIS SITE, NOR DO THEY GUARANTEE THAT THIS SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE,
CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
FOR EXAMPLE, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THE APPEARANCE AND COLOURS OF
OUR PRODUCTS DESCRIBED ON THE SITE, AS SHOWN ON YOUR MONITOR, WILL
CORRESPOND TO THE ACTUAL APPEARANCE OF PRODUCTS AS AVAILABLE IN A
PHYSICAL OR ONLINE STORE.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER
NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL VANS INC., ITS AFFILIATE VANS®, ANY OF THE
CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS SITE AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS,
OR THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE
ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED
IN THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFIT, BUSINESS, SAVINGS, DATA
AND THIRD PARTIES’ CLAIMS EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN ELEMENTS OR LINKS TO WEBSITES MAINTAINED BY
OTHER COMPANIES, INDIVIDUALS OR AGENCIES (FOR EXAMPLE THE SECTION OF
THE SITE MAINTAINED BY OLAPIC, INC., SHOWING PICTURES OF BRAND
PRODUCTS TAKEN BY SOCIAL MEDIA), WHICH ARE PROVIDED AS A CONVENIENCE
TO VANS® USERS. THESE ELEMENTS OR LINKED WEBSITES ARE NOT UNDER THE
CONTROL OF EITHER VANS INC. OR VANS®. AND ARE PROVIDED MERELY AS A
CONVENIENCE. THE INCLUSION OF SUCH ELEMENTS OR LINKS DOES NOT IMPLY
ANY ENDORSEMENT, AND NEITHER VANS® NOR VANS INC. PROVIDE ANY WARRANTY
IN RELATION TO SUCH ITEMS, NOR ARE THEY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY
OF INFORMATION ON SUCH ELEMENTS OR WEBSITES. NEITHER VANS INC.
NOR VANS® MONITORS OR REVIEWS THE CONTENT OF SUCH THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
AND THEREFORE ADVISES YOU THAT YOUR ACCESS BY LINK TO THIRD PARTY
WEBSITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL THE ASPECTS REGARDING SUCH ELEMENTS
OR WEBSITES (INCLUDING RULES ON USE AND CONTENT) ARE GOVERNED BY THE
RELEVANT THIRD PARTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS, WHICH WE INVITE YOU TO READ.
8. What is the applicable law? And the competent Court in
case of disputes?
Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the
laws of Switzerland. As such, the laws of Switzerland, without
regard to its conflicts of laws rules, will govern these
disclaimers, limitations of liability, and terms and conditions. The
Commercial Courts of Zurich shall have exclusive jurisdiction in
connection with any disputes arising out of the use of the Site
and/or in any way related to the use of the Site or to these Terms
of Use, save for any right under mandatory provision of applicable
law to establish legal proceedings in the habitual place of
residence or domicile of the users.
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