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Legal Information and Privacy Policy

Welcome to the website of Cardis Sotheby’s International Realty!

Cardis Sotheby’s International Realty is a mark owned the company Cardis SA which manages the website or

General Information

By accessing the web pages of (hereinafter referred to as “our website”), you declare that you understand and accept the conditions of use and the related legal information. If you do not agree with the following provisions or if you do not understand them, please do not access our website and its pages.

Real Estate

Our website allows you to consult information on real property for sale in Switzerland and to read articles on real estate in general and related topics.

The information contained on this website is provided strictly for information purposes and is not contractually binding. The information displayed concerning property for sale may be modified at any time.


Legal Information


Use of the website

The entire content of our website is protected by copyright and is the exclusive and entire property of Cardis SA, save where otherwise provided. Opening pages on the screen, downloading them or copying them shall not lead to the acquisition of rights (rights of use, intellectual property rights, etc). Without prior written authorisation, it is forbidden to reproduce, transmit (electronically or by other means), modify, link or use our website for public or commercial purposes, either in whole or in part. Similarly, persons who use the content and our website for illegal purposes shall be prosecuted.

Exclusion of warranty and liability

Cardis SA declines without exception all liability in the event of loss or damage, of any kind, incurred by it or third parties as a result of accessing or using the website or parts thereof, or caused by links to third-party websites. You access our website and use the information it contains at your own risk.

In addition, Cardis SA reserves the right at any time to suspend, modify or (temporarily or permanently) delete our website with or without notice.

Furthermore, all liability is excluded in the event of loss of earnings, Internet error of any kind (e.g. service interruption, dysfunctions, viruses, harmful components, terrorist acts, etc), misuse by third parties (consultation of data, copies, etc) or loss of programs or other data in your information systems. These exclusions apply even if our website should warn about the risk of such damage.

Links to other websites

Certain links of our website make it possible to access third-party websites over which we have no influence. We therefore do not assume any responsibility concerning the completeness, exhaustiveness and legality of the content and links with other sites which appear in it or any products, offers and services which are presented therein. The same applies where these sites contain the logo of our Cardis Sotheby’s International Realty mark or another protected name. Your use of websites accessible by links is under your own responsibility.

Governing law and place of jurisdiction

The exclusive place of jurisdiction for any disputes involving you, in the capacity as a visitor and user of our website, shall be the head office of Cardis SA in Lausanne. Swiss law alone shall apply.


Privacy Policy

Data protection provisions

If, when accessing our website, contact is made or electronic communication takes place, the user’s data is transmitted via an open network that is accessible to everyone. Moreover, data may cross borders even if the sender and recipient both reside in the same country. Although the transmission takes place in the form of encoded packets, information concerning the sender and the recipient is not encrypted. The possibility that third parties may obtain access to such information cannot, therefore, be discounted.

The confidentiality of e-mail communication is not guaranteed, owing to the very nature of the service. We therefore do not accept any order of commercial process or transaction (e.g. the conclusion of contracts) by e-mail.

The use of electronic media (Internet, e-mail, etc) comprises a risk of viruses and deliberate hacking. To combat viruses, always use an up-to-date version of your browser and a regularly-updated antivirus. Do not open e-mail of unknown origin and unexpected attachments.

Registration Form

The personal data collected in the registration forms (such as last name, first name, address, telephone number or e-mail address) is used to send you information about our products and services. When you indicate that you wish to receive a product or service, or contact a person or agency, we share the necessary data so that you receive what you requested.

Personal Data

Whenever our website is accessed, specific invisible pixels or cookies may be used to obtain non-personal data on the use of this website. For data security reasons, the following information is also recorded in a log file each time the website is accessed:

IP Address – Date and time of access – Name of the file consulted – Access status (OK, partial content, document not found, etc) – Page from which access was obtained – Top level domain (*.ch, *.fr, *.com, etc) – Internet browser used – Operating system used. In particular, 2 types of cookie are used:

1) Session cookie (name: cardis, expiry: after 30 days)

For proper functioning of certain parts of the website (mainly the administrator part, and the tracking of certain search actions).

2) Google Analytics & Google Tag Manager Cookie (name:_ga & _dc_gtm_)

To understand the behaviour of users and to make it possible to improve the website.

This data is protected against unauthorised access and is not communicated to third parties outside Cardis SA and the company which designs our website. We analyse the data anonymously and solely for statistical purposes, for example, in order to find out how many times the site is accessed on a particular day. We do not use personal information, unless the users concerned knowingly provided that information themselves, for example, in connection with a request for information on a property for sale.

Cardis SA reveals personal data to other third parties only if legal or regulatory provisions require it to do so.

Within Cardis SA, personal information is transmitted and stored in an environment that is secured (by firewalls, for example). We take all appropriate measures to ensure that personal information cannot be accessed by third parties other than partners who provide services to users at the request of Cardis SA. We also ensure that partners have an equivalent privacy and security policy.

How to contact Cardis SA?

Your opinion on our services, legal information and privacy policy is important to Cardis SA. If you have questions, concerns or claims in this regard, you may contact us at

Publication and Content Manager

Fabrice Gay-Balmaz, Marketing & IT Director, +41 21,781 01 43,
Design & Hosting: Antistatique, Rue de Sébeillon 9b, 1004 Lausanne
Contact: Cardis SA, Avenue Mon-Repos 14, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland, +41 21,781 01 01,

Last update: 27.08.2015