Hape Website Terms of Use

Please read carefully through the following Terms of Use, before working with our website. As soon as you start using our website, you automatically declare your accordance with the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these terms, we would kindly ask you not to use the website.

Ownership of Site; Agreement to Terms of Use

These Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms of Use”) apply to the Hape website located at http://www.hapetoys.com/, and all associated sites linked to http://www.hapetoys.com/ by Hape, its subsidiaries and affiliates, including Hape sites around the world (collectively, the “Site”). The Site is the property of Hape Holding AG (“Hape”) and its licensors.

Hape reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time. Therefore we advise you, to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. As long as you comply with these Terms of Use, Hape grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the Site.

Hape maintains this website for your personal information and entertainment and you are very welcome to look around. By using our website it is clear, that no contractual relationship is entered into between the user and the owner of the website.

All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (collectively, “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression and arrangement of such Content, contained on the site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to Hape, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws, if not marked otherwise. Therefore a usage of the Content is only allowed under the requirements of these Terms of Use.

For your sole personal, non-commercial use, you may download the Content, under the requirements of no infringement of the applicable copy right and trade mark laws. It is not permitted, to use or distribute any part of the Content as a copy, duplication, reissue, upload or in any electronic or postal way in the purpose of public disclosure or commercial use without prior written consent of Hape.

Any improper usage of the website and its Content might potentially constitute a violation of the copyright laws, Patent or trademark laws, intellectual property rights, personal rights and rules of communication.

The trademarks and logos on this website are protected signs and in the ownership of Hape. The substance of this website does not constitute any permission to a further use of the trademarks and logos without a prior written consent by Hape.


News or material, which you transfer per E-Mail or any other way to us, i.e. data, questions, comments, proposals, or the like, are neither confidential nor protected by copyright and will be used like this. Hape and the affiliated corporations are authorized to continue to use submitted data in any order, i.e. through duplication, transfer to third parties, disclosure, radio or tv-broadcasting and mail order. Furthermore Hape is entitled to continue to use ideas, concepts, knowhow and techniques, that you transfer to our website in the context of your communications through our website, i.e. in the context of developing, production and marketing of products. In addition, Hape alludes to the fact that the information transfer in the internet holds security holes and cannot be protected by the access of third parties.

Limitation of Liability

Hape will take all reasonable actions to assure the accurateness and actuality of the information on the website. However, Hape will not warrant the correctness, accuracy, completeness and quality of the information. In equal measure, Hape will not warrant nor take any responsibility for any errors or omissions.

Your usage of the website will be under your own risk. Except where prohibited by law, in no event will Hape be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we place the website at your disposal “how it is”, which means without explicit or implicit guarantees of any sort, including usability, serviceability and the non-violation of the rights of third parties. Since some jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability, some of the foregoing limitation might not apply to you.

After all Hape is not liable for any damages, that can arise on your computer respectively your property through a computer virus or for other reasons by looking around on the website or downloading data, texts, pictures, audio or video material. Liability claims against Hape, which refer to material or non-material damages, that arose through the usage or not usage of the information on the website respectively through the usage of inaccurate or incomplete information, are excluded in general, if Hape is not verifiably liable for any deliberate act or gross negligence.

The website may contain links to other websites that operate independently of Hape and are not under our control. We provide links to other websites solely for your convenience and information. Other websites may have their own privacy notices, which we suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. Hape is not responsible for information that is provided by, or collected through, those websites or for any other use of those websites.

The existence of external links does not imply, that Hape agrees with the content of these websites, nor that these are approved by Hape or that any connection between Hape and the owner of these websites exists. Hape disclaims any liability for the accurateness, legality, trustworthiness or validness of the content of other websites. The same applies for any liability for loss of property or personal damages, liability claims or indemnity claims, that occurred through direct or indirect access to the websites of third parties via links on our website.

Feedback and Information

The information contained in this web site is subject to change without notice.

Updated by the Hape Legal Team, August 2013
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