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The Federal Authorities reserve the right to alter or remove the content, in full or in part, without prior notice.

In no event will the Federal Authorities be liable for any loss or damage of a material or immaterial nature arising from access to, use or non-use of published information, or from misuse of the connection or technical faults.

References and Links

Links to third party websites lie outside the scope of responsibility of the Federal Authorities. Access and use of such websites occurs entirely at the user’s own risk. The Federal Authorities expressly state that they have no influence whatsoever over the content of any linked site. Information and services on recommended or linked sites are entirely the responsibility of the site owners.

No liability can be accepted in respect of the content of such websites.

Moreover, the Federal Authorities reserve the right to decide on which websites third parties and links may be published. You can request the removal of references and links from third parties at any time.

Data Protection

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the provisions of data protection legislation, each individual has a right to the protection of their private sphere as well as protection against the misuse of their personal details. The Federal Authorities comply with these provisions.

Personal information is handled in the strictest confidence and not sold or divulged to any third party.

In close collaboration with our hosting providers, we strive to protect the databases from outside access, as well as data loss, misuse or falsification.

No personal details are stored when you access our homepage. Our hosting provider’s web servers merely register impersonal site usage data (log files) for the purpose of tracking trends for the Federal Authorities in order to improve the information offering. Site usage data is in no way linked to personal data.

There is an exception, namely when you choose to take up contact with us. If you register your e-mail address, the information is then stored in a separate database not connected with the anonymous log files.

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