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Privacy Policy & Terms of Use


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These ‘Terms of Use’ (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of and its associated websites which are managed and administered by Mountain Synergies and explain what information we collect from the Internet, why we collect it, and how we use that information.
By accessing or using this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, please do not continue your use of the website. In addition to these Terms, specific terms of use may be indicated in connection with certain materials (as defined below), in which case your access to those materials shall be also governed by the relevant specific terms of use.

Mountain Synergies collects information through its website to provide better services to all of its users. This may include some information that can identify you, but is not sensitive. This information aims to help you understand the terms and conditions that govern the collection and use of such information.

What information we collect
Personally identifiable information

You can access and use this website without providing any personal information. When you subscribe to receive our mailings, or when you submit feedback through electronic forms and other emails, you will be requested to provide basic personal information—your name, email address, profession, and country of residence. If you apply for a job at Mountain Synergies, you will be asked to provide information typically found in a curriculum vitae.

We only collect personal data from you to provide you with the service you requested. Your personal data will be kept for the period only until you unsubscribe or opt out. At any time, you can opt out of receiving Mountain Synergies emails by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of the e-mail, or by contacting us at You can also request to have your personal information modified or deleted.

Non-personally identifiable information

When you access the website for general browsing, we do not collect your personal information. The information we do collect are your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits. These do not specifically identify you. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access the website.


A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. In general, cookies have two main purposes: to improve your browsing experience by remembering your actions and preferences, and to monitor website traffic.

Mountain Synergies uses cookies to help us analyze traffic to the website, to help us improve website performance and usability, and to make the website more secure. Third-party cookies help us use Google Analytics to count, track, and analyze visits to the website. This helps us understand how people are using our website and where we need to make improvements. These third-party cookies do not specifically identify you.

You are always free to delete cookies from your computer through your browser settings, and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being added to your computer. However, this may prevent you from using certain features on the website.

How Mountain Synergies uses your information

The personal information we collect is used for the following purposes:

  • giving you the information, updates or services you have requested;

  • communicating with you about an event; or 

  • evaluating your job application.

As indicated above, we will use your non-personally identifiable information to facilitate analysis of website traffic to improve the performance and usability of the website.

How we protect your personal information

Any personally-identifying information collected is only shared internally in order to provide you with the service(s) you have requested. We ensure that your information is stored securely and keep your data only as long as it is needed, or until you ask us to delete it. We keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law or as described under ‘Prohibited Use.’

Materials accessible through the website

Throughout the website, you may access materials including but not limited to images, information, documents, videos, and services either:

  • developed and made available by Mountain Synergies, or

  • made available by contributors or partners through a blog, article, or other service of the website, or

  • belonging to or originating from third parties and aggregated on the website and/or made accessible through links to third party websites.

Permitted use of Mountain Synergies materials

Mountain Synergies aims to create international public goods. For this purpose, Mountain Synergies materials are made available in the most open and easily accessible way. You may download, copy, reproduce, republish, modify, post, broadcast, transmit, distribute, make available to the public, or otherwise use Mountain Synergies materials in any way, provided that:

  • you attribute the work and any identified source,

  • your use is for non-commercial, research, educational or personal purposes, and

  • you, in turn, license such materials under the same conditions.

Should you wish to deviate from these conditions, please contact Mountain Synergies in order to seek prior authorization.

Third party materials

Your use of third party materials is governed by the terms of use contained in the third-party websites from where such third party materials originate. Third party materials are outside the domain, control, and responsibility of Mountain Synergies, which is providing access to them only as a matter of convenience. No sponsorship or endorsement by Mountain Synergies is therefore implied.

Contributed materials

By posting contributed materials, contributors agree to grant Mountain Synergies, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferable license to use, copy, modify, perform, publish, and disseminate the contributed materials on the website and in derivative works, and warrant that the exercise of such rights does not infringe any third-party rights, including copyright. If the above-mentioned is false, the Contributor shall defend, indemnify, and hold Mountain Synergies harmless from any resulting claims, damages or costs (including reasonable attorney fees).

Prohibited use

This website, including the materials, are prohibited to use for any unlawful purpose or in any way that would violate the rights of others, including intellectual property rights. The Mountain Synergies logo is also prohibited to use without prior written authorization. Please contact us for any question related to our logo usage.

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to the website, or otherwise engage in disruptive behaviour, we may use your personal information to stop this behavior. If we have reason to believe that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws, we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as law enforcement agencies about the content and your behavior.

Disclaimer/limitation of liability

The website is provided by Mountain Synergies “as is.” Mountain Synergies makes every effort to ensure, but makes no warranties – either express or implied – as to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose of any of the materials. In no event shall Mountain Synergies be liable for any loss or damages of any nature, including special, indirect, punitive or consequential damages, arising in connection with the access, use or reliance on any of the materials.

Modification of this Terms of Use

Mountain Synergies reserves the right to modify this Terms of Use. All modifications will be posted on this website.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about the Terms of Use, please contact us at:
Mountain Synergies
66A route de Drize
1227 Carouge CH
Tel: (+41) 78 244 8552

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