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GARDENA appreciates your interest in the company and its products. We request and strongly encourage you to carefully read these Terms of use and Privacy policy before using the Site. By using the Site you agree to be bound by the Terms.

Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy specifies what kind of information Husqvarna AB (publ)/GARDENA GmbH or its group companies, subsidiaries or branch offices (together GARDENA) or third parties on behalf of GARDENA gathers from this Siteand what measures are taken to protect your personal information. If you do not agree to the Privacy Policy, you may not use the Site. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

General

Please note that in order to take part in some of our functions and activities and to get access to some of our products or services, it will be necessary for you to provide information that identifies you such as your e-mail address, name, mailing address, telephone number and social security number (“Personal Data”) on certain areas of the Site. Therefore, you must fully understand and unambiguously consent to collection, use, and transfer of such Personal Data on the terms and conditions outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Collection and use of Personal Data and other user information

The information you submit to GARDENA is protected by Swedish and European data protection laws. Personal Data is recorded and managed by GARDENA and used in order to assist the use of our products and/or online services. If you give us further Personal Data in order to receive information in return from us – for instance brochures, catalogues – we collect and store that information. That information enables us to fulfil your information request. The information will be stored in a reasonably secure and protected environment for as long as GARDENA believes it will improve the communication with you. If you wish to remove some or all of your details from our register, please contact Husqvarna AB [Relevant postal and email address contacts]. GARDENA might request additional non-mandatory information from you in order to improve its knowledge of its customers or to conduct direct marketing or invite you to contests. You are free to respond to any such requests for additional information. GARDENA also collects non-personal information about the usage of our Site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis and is only used for internal purposes in order to help us improve your online experience and facilitate your visit to the Site. GARDENA may connect this information to user Personal Data to determine which users access what materials, which allows us to improve the Site. GARDENA does not knowingly gather any Personal Data from children under the age of 18 and does not aim its website at such persons. We advise parents and custodians to take an active interest in children’s activities and interests online.

Transfer of Personal Data

GARDENA will not transfer (other than for routing purpose) the Personal Data you provide on the Site to any third party, except (a) with your consent; (b) as may be required by law or court order; (c) to protect and defend the rights or property of GARDENA; (d) to protect the personal safety of users of the Site; (e) to persons or companies with whom GARDENA has contracts to carry out the internal operations of the Site or our business; or (f) we reasonably believe that they are subject to law, binding scheme or contract which upholds principles for fair handling and adequate level of protection of Personal Data. GARDENA reserves the right to contact the appropriate authority at the company’s discretion if it notices activities that may be illegal or violate GARDENA’s terms of use.

Cookies

The Site may use a technology called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files containing information that are saved on your computer by the webpage that you are visiting. They are used to help provide additional functionality to the Site and to help us analyze Site usage. There are two kinds of cookies:One kind is used for "remembering" information such as your username and password and is stored on your computer for as long as you decide to not "log out" of this subscription service. If you don't use the function "Don't ask for my username and password in the future" such cookies will never be stored on your computer.

The other kind is a so called session cookie. It is used to keep track of, for example, which language you have chosen on the webpage. During the time you visit a site, such cookies are saved temporarily in the memory of your computer. A session cookie is not stored for a long time on your computer and usually disappears when you close your web browser. By using such cookies, GARDENA hopes to better target relevant information to our visitors.

If you do not wish to accept GARDENA's use of cookies, most browsers allow you to configure your browser to reject cookies by modifying your browser settings. However, this might limit functionality and your benefit of the Site.

Quality

GARDENA undertakes to take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Data we collect from you are accurate, complete and up to date. However, you are under the obligation to provide only Personal Data, which are accurate, complete and up to date at the time of the collection. Should you later on establish that Personal Data held by us are not accurate, complete and up to date, we will upon your written notice take reasonable steps to correct the Personal Data.

Security

While GARDENA cannot guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur, rest assured that GARDENA takes great care in maintaining the security of your Personal Data and in preventing unauthorized access to it through the use of reasonably appropriate technology and internal procedures.

Other websites

The Site may contain links to third party websites. GARDENA does not exercise control and is not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of third party websites that may be linked from the Site. Such websites may place their own cookies on your computer and/or have different ways of collecting and handling personal information. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy practices of such third party websites before using them.

Changes

GARDENA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this Privacy Policy in whole or in part, at any time and without giving prior notice. Changes in this Privacy Policy will be effective when posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any change to this Privacy Policy is posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.

This Privacy Policy has been updated last 09/03/11.

Terms & conditions

General

This website, and any sub-sites thereof, (together the "Site") is published and maintained by Husqvarna AB (publ)/GARDENA GmbH or its group companies, subsidiaries or branch offices (together GARDENA). Your use of the Site is subject to a legally binding agreement between you and GARDENA (the “Agreement”). The following are the terms of the Agreement (the “Terms”). By using the Site you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to the Terms and all related documents. It is important that you read them carefully. If you do not agree to the Terms and all related documents, you are not allowed to use the Site.

License

Subject to the Terms set forth in this Agreement, GARDENA grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display this Site and the materials thereon. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of the Site in any way. GARDENA authorizes you to view and download the information ("Materials") on the Site only for your personal, non-commercial use, unless otherwise expressly stated in the Husqvarna Social Media Newsroom. This authorization is not a transfer of title in the Materials and copies of the Materials and is subject to the following restrictions: 1) you must retain, on all copies of the Materials downloaded, all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Materials; 2) you may not modify the Materials in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use or communicate them for any public or commercial purpose; and 3) you must not transfer the Materials to any other person unless you give them notice of, and they agree to accept, the obligations arising under these Terms. You agree to abide by all additional restrictions displayed on the Site as it may be updated from time to time.

User warranties

You represent and warrant that you will use the Site in compliance with these Terms including the laws and provisions under this Agreement and to comply with all existing and future Site policies and rules. You agree that you will not use the Site to: (a) transmit spam or unsolicited communications; (b) pretend to be GARDENA or someone else or allow a third party to pretend to be you; (c) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Site; (d) misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (e) act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to use the Site; (f) engage in activities that would violate any applicable law, (g) post or transmit any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others or which is unlawful, abusive, defamatory, vulgar or otherwise objectionable or which contains any advertising or solicitation with respect to products or services or (h) collect or store personal data about other users unless specifically authorized by such users.

Privacy

Information about GARDENA’s privacy practices and collection and treatment of personal information can be found in GARDENA’s Privacy Policy. You agree to your data and personal information being used in accordance with GARDENA’s Privacy Policy.

Changes

GARDENA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this Agreement in whole or in part, at any time and without giving prior notice. Changes in this Agreement will be effective when posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any change to this Agreement is posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.

Intellectual Property rights

You acknowledge and agree that all intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyright, patents, know-how, confidential information, database rights, and rights in trademarks and designs whether registered or unregistered) in the Site are vested in GARDENA or its licensors. All goodwill and intellectual property rights arising through the use of such intellectual property rights vested in GARDENA shall inure to GARDENA. This Site, including all Materials, is copyrighted and protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. You agree to comply with all copyright laws worldwide in your use of this Site, including all Material, and to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Materials. GARDENA does not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights or trade secret legislation. You acknowledge and agree that you will not, and nothing in these Terms gives you the right to, use GARDENA trade marks, trade names, service marks, logos, domain names or other distinctive brand features other than as expressly stated in the GARDENA’s Trade Mark List. Please note that any information, unsolicited suggestions, ideas or other submissions will be deemed not to be confidential and to be non-proprietary. By sending any information or material, except in a Patent Information Declaration as described in the Gardena Policy Regarding Consideration of Unsolicited Ideas, you grant GARDENA an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable and world-wide license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute those materials or information, and you also agree that GARDENA is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose. For more information, please see the Gardena Policy Regarding Consideration of Unsolicited Ideas.

Software

Any software that may be available to download from this web site (the “Software”) is the copyrighted work of GARDENA and/or its suppliers. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software (”License Agreement”). Unless otherwise follows from the License Agreement the Software is made available for downloading solely for use by end users. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software not in accordance with the License Agreement may result in civil and criminal penalties. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS WARRANTED IN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT, HUSQVARNA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Other websites

For your convenience, the Site may include links to sites on the Internet that are owned, published and maintained by third parties. GARDENA does not undertake to monitor or review such Third Party Site Content nor is GARDENA responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any such third party web sites.

External links to the Site

All links to the Site must be approved in writing by GARDENA, except that GARDENA consents to links in which: (i) the link is a text-only link containing only the name "GARDENA" and does not contain any of GARDENA or its licensor's proprietary trademarks; (ii) the link "points" only to www.gardena.com and not to deeper pages; (iii) the link, when activated by a user, displays that page full-screen in a fully operable and navigable browser window and not within a "frame" on the linked web Site; and (iv) the appearance, position, and other aspects of the link may neither create the false appearance that an entity or its activities or products are associated with or sponsored by GARDENA nor be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with the name and trademarks of GARDENA or its Affiliates. GARDENA reserves the right to revoke this consent to link at any time at its sole discretion.

Exclusion of implied warranties

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on and the continued availability of this Site, GARDENA assumes no responsibility therefore. THE MATERIALS MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. GARDENA DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE MATERIALS OR THE RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT, MEMORANDUM, OR INFORMATION SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE". GARDENA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE CONTENT. GARDENA DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE SECURITY OF THIS WEBSITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE ANY INFORMATION SENT MAY BE INTERCEPTED. GARDENA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVERS WHICH MAKE THIS SITE AVAILABLE OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT BY GARDENA ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS. ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS ARE EXCLUDED EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT LAW PROHIBITS THEIR EXCLUSION. THIS EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SHALL ALSO APPLY IN REGARDS TO ANY THIRD PARTY SITE. Information that is published on the web site may contain references or cross references to GARDENA products, services etc. that are not announced or available in your country. The accuracy of such information cannot be guaranteed, particularly since this information is subject to change, specific requirements or availability and such references do not imply that GARDENA intends to announce such products, services etc. in your country. Contact your local dealer for complete details regarding the products, services etc. which may be available to you and for ordering. GARDENA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add and/or withdraw any product, service etc. at any time and without giving prior notice.

Limitation of liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL GARDENA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, CONTRACT, REVENUE, DATA, INFORMATION OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR THE CONTENT OR OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, EVEN IF GARDENA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN, IN NO EVENT SHALL GARDENA BE LIABLE FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS OR OTHER DEFECTS OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS SITE. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL ALSO APPLY IN REGARDS TO ANY THIRD PARTY SITE.

Jurisdiction Statement

This Site is controlled, operated and administered by GARDENA from its offices in Sweden. GARDENA makes no representation that materials at this Site are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of Sweden. Accessing the Site from territories where their contents of the Site are illegal is prohibited. If you access this Site from locations outside of Sweden, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. The laws of the Kingdom of Sweden shall govern this Agreement, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. The Stockholm District Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the first instance on any dispute arising from this Agreement.

This has been updated last 09/03/11.

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