Privacy Policy


Although the Federal Authorities take every care to ensure the correctness of the published information, no warranty can be given as to the correctness, accuracy, validity, reliability or completeness of this information. The Federal Authorities expressly reserve the right to change, delete or delay publication of content in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. Liability claims against the Federal Authorities due to material or non-material damage caused by access to, or use or non-use of, the published information, misuse of the connection or due to technical faults are excluded.


The Federal Authorities cannot be held responsible for references and links to third-party websites. Access to and use of such websites is entirely at the user’s own risk. The Federal Authorities expressly state that they have no influence whatsoever on the design, content or offers of the linked sites. The information and services on linked websites are entirely the responsibility of the site owners. No responsibility can be taken for such websites. Moreover, the Federal Authorities reserve the right to decide on which third-party websites references and links may be published. They may at any time request that third parties remove references and links.


Based on Article 13 of the Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation and the data protection legislation, every person has the right to privacy and protection against the misuse of their personal data. The Federal Authorities comply with these provisions. Our hosting provider’s web servers register impersonal site usage data (log files). These data are presented to the Federal Authorities in a form that allows them to track trends in order to improve their services. Site usage data are not linked to personal data. The IP address is also stored for a limited time in order to limit the use of our partner information services (limited number of messages per IP address) and to prevent misuse of the service. If you contact us voluntarily, i.e. by registering your email address or mobile phone number, the information is stored in a separate database that is not connected with the anonymous log files. You may delete your registration at any time.


We use cookies to collect statistical data about the use of our website. Cookies are small text files generated by a website in the cache of the web browser on your computer. Cookies make it possible to recognise your browser when you return to a website. The cookies from our website do not collect any personal data about you. You can delete cookies set on your computer at any time by selecting the corresponding menu item in your browser or deleting the cookies from your hard drive. Further information can be found in the Help menu of your browser.


©: The Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation, 2018. Information on the Federal Authorities’ websites may be accessed by the public. The downloading or copying of content, images, photos or any other files does not entail any transfer of rights with respect to the content. Neither the copyright notices nor other legally protected designations are to be removed. The copyright and any other rights relating to content, images, photos and any other data available on the websites of the Federal Authorities are their exclusive property or that of any other specifically named copyright holders. Reproduction of any elements requires prior written consent to be obtained from the rights holder. The information contained on the websites of the Federal Authorities may be personalised and supplemented with your company logo with the written consent of the copyright holders. The Federal Authorities reject any association with these companies.


The information and services provided on this website are aimed explicitly at residents of Switzerland. Material and documents available for download and/or to order are intended for residents of Switzerland.

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