Content & Data Usage Guidelines

Last Updated on 11. January 2021

Thanks for your interest in sharing or republishing our content and/or data. How you may use our content and data depends on the type of content/data and the purpose.

Permitted Uses:

You may share links to any of our content by email, phone and on social media, provided that you follow all of the applicable attribution guidelines set forth below.

If you have earned a LAVA award, badge or partnership, you may republish it on your website, provided that it contains a backlink to the LAVA page for your product, service or partnership. You must comply with all attribution requirements. 

If you would like to use LAVA’s content or data in a manner that is not expressly authorized or prohibited hereunder, you may contact us at [email protected] with your request and we will review your request, each on a case-by-case basis, and approve or decline your request, in our sole discretion. Please note that any permission to use any LAVA content or data that is granted by LAVA may be revoked or modified in LAVA’s sole discretion at any time.

Unauthorized Uses:

You may not republish, alter, abridge, or otherwise modify any of our reports, case studies, reviews and ratings without a license. 

You may not republish in full or any excerpt thereof, any reviews of any products or services on without a license.

You may not screenshot any portion of the LAVA website for any purpose. You may not resell or otherwise exploit for commercial gain any content or data from the site (and any subdomains thereof) except as expressly set forth in these Guidelines and/or in accordance with your applicable license.

Our Terms of Use expressly forbid any scraping of the LAVA Site; any use, whether commercial or noncommercial, of any content or data that has been scraped from (and any subdomains thereof) is unauthorized.

Attribution Policy

Article/Press Release/Public Statement Attribution

  • If you would like to include LAVA or cite our data points in an article, press release, or public statement, please attribute such reference or content to “LAVA” in the first instance and thereafter you may reference “LAVA.”
  • If your article, press release, or public statement is basing analyses and claims in part or wholly on LAVA content or data, please contact us at [email protected] for review and approval of the relevant statement prior to publication.

Blog Attribution

  • If you reference a specific LAVA blog post, please be certain to link to the URL of the specific post you are referencing.

Badge Republication Guidelines

  • If you have earned a LAVA badge and wish to republish any earned badge on your website, you may not alter, abridge, or otherwise modify the badge in any manner. For example, you may not alter the colors of the badge to match your brand guidelines.

Audit & Report Attribution Guidelines

  • If you have licensed a LAVA  audit or report, please attribute the report and any underlying data to LAVA. In your attribution, please include the season, Category, and report type.

Trademarks & Copyrights

LAVA’s trademarks and copyrighted works include our names, logos, website content, videos, books,  and other matter protected under trademark or copyright law.

You may refer to LAVA’s trademarks in word form only to describe accurately how your products or services relate to our products or services, so long as you follow these Guidelines and make clear that your products and services are not offered, sponsored or endorsed by LAVA. Please do not use LAVA’s trademarks as nouns or verbs.

You may only use LAVA's logo under license or other written contractual permission. If you would like permission to use the LAVA logo or other trademarks, please contact us at [email protected]

If you have permission to use any of LAVA’s trademarks, and if your use of the LAVA trademark(s) is primarily intended for a U.S. audience or will be distributed through a Switzerland website, publication, or trade show, please include the ® or ™ symbol associated with the mark(s) you are using, as appropriate. Please do not include any symbol after any of LAVA’s trademark(s) if your publication is intended for use or distribution outside the Switzerland.

Be sure to return to this page periodically to review the most current version of these Guidelines. We may modify these Guidelines to, for example, reflect additional data or content. You should look at these Guidelines regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications to these Guidelines on this page. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than fourteen days after they are posted. However, changes made for legal reasons may be effective immediately and, if so, will be noted as such here. If you do not agree to the modified Guidelines, you should discontinue your use of the data and/or content.