Legal Notice

The live auction is one of the major highlights of the Swiss Red Cross Events. Fortunate buyers can bid for exceptional lots, priceless experiences and unique opportunities. So get caught up in the auction fever!


The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) conditions for the sale of goods at auction and methods of payment

Cash, CCP, bank transfer, credit card. Absentee bidders’ credit confirmation should be established before the auction.

SRC sells the items as the beneficiary of the generosity of the named donor. Each lot shall be at the buyer’s risk at the fall of the hammer but must be paid for in full before the goods pass to the buyer. When a bid is accepted by the auctioneer’s fall of the hammer, the successful bidder shall be deemed to be personally liable the amount of the accepted bid which shall be immediately payable to the Swiss Red Cross, recognised as a charity by Zewo.

The buyer of each lot shall give its name and address and proof of identity to SRC at the sale and shall pay the purchase price in full at the conclusion of the auction.

Some lots are subject to a reserve. SRC reserves the right to fix a reserve price for any lot and may without giving any reason refuse to accept a bid of any person. In the case of a dispute, SRC may immediately determine the dispute or put up the lot again at the last undisputed bid or withdraw the lot.

This memorandum of contract is by way of confirmation only and successful bidders will be liable to pay the amount of an accepted bid notwithstanding that they fail to complete a memorandum of contract.

Buyers should satisfy themselves before the auction as to the condition of each lot. Any statement by SRC as to the lot is a statement of opinion only and all bidders should rely on their own judgement as to all matters affecting the lot. The highest bidder for each lot shall be the buyer of that lot.

Neither SRC nor its servants or agents are responsible for errors of description or for the authenticity of any lot or for any misstatement as to any matter affecting the lot. Neither SRC nor its servants or agents make or give, nor has any employee of SRC any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty in relation to any lot and any implied conditions or warranties are excluded. All goods are sold with faults and imperfections and errors of description. Illustrations in catalogues or brochures are for general identification only.

Any holiday, event or any other service sold is subject to any restrictions stipulated by the donor and referred to in the catalogue/brochure or advertised at the auction. SRC accepts no responsibility for the performance of any service (i.e. holidays, excursions, etc.) sold.

The buyer shall pursue any claims in respect of the supply or failure to supply the service against the supplier of that service and not against SRC.