Limitation of liability

Although every care has been taken by the ETH Board to ensure the accuracy of the information published, no guarantee can be given in respect of the accuracy, reliability, up-to-dateness or completeness of this information.

The ETH Board reserves the right to alter or remove the content, in full or in part, without prior notice.

In no event will the ETH Board 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.

Links

Links to third-party websites lie outside the scope of responsibility of the ETH Board, as do third-party links to websites of the ETH Board. Access and use of such websites occur entirely at the user’s own risk. The ETH Board expressly states that it has no influence whatsoever over the content of any linked site. Responsibility for information and services of linked sites rests entirely with the relevant third parties.
No liability can be accepted in respect of the content of such websites.

Data protection

Based on Article 13 of the Federal Constitution and the provisions of federal data protection legislation, everyone has the right to the protection of their privacy, as well as to protection from misuse of their personal details. The ETH Board complies with these provisions. Personal data is treated according to the dispositions of the Federal Act on Data Protection.

In close cooperation with our hosting providers, we make every effort to protect the databases as well as possible from outside access, data loss, misuse or falsification.

When you access our websites, the following data is stored in log files: IP address, date, time, click behaviour, browser request and general information on the operating system and browser. This data is processed and collected for the purposes of system security and stability and for analysing errors and performance as well as for internal statistical purposes.

This usage data forms the basis for statistical, anonymised evaluations for the purpose of tracking trends so that the ETH Board can improve the information on offer. Under the Federal Act on the Surveillance of Post and Telecommunications, there is a statutory duty to store data on all connections made in the past six months.

SSL

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link be-tween a server and a client—typically a web server and a browser, or a mail server and a mail client. SSL allows sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and login credentials to be transmitted securely. Normally, data sent between browsers and web servers is sent in plain text—leaving you vulnerable to eavesdropping. If an attacker is able to intercept all data being sent between a browser and a web server, they can see and use that information. More specifically, SSL is a security protocol. Protocols describe how algorithms should be used. In this case, the SSL protocol determines variables of the encryption for both the link and the data being transmitted. All browsers have the capability to interact with secured web servers using the SSL protocol. How-ever, the browser and the server need what is called an SSL Certificate to be able to establish a secure connection. SSL-secured websites begin with https rather than http.

Cookies

This Website uses Cookies. Cookies are small text files that are permanently or temporarily stored on your computer, tablets or mobile device when you visit this website. The purpose of Cookies is in particular the analysis of the use of this website for statistical evaluation and continuous im-provement. At any time you can fully or partially disable Cookies by selecting the appropriate set-tings in your browser. By disabling Cookies some functionalities of this website may no longer be available. In addition, note that this website can contain Cookies set by a third party. By using the website, you expressly agree to the use of all Cookies.

Google Analytics

Our website use Google Analytics, a service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 United States. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in availa-ble under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. More detailed information on the terms of use and on privacy may be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html.

Contact Form

When you choose to contact the ETH Board through the contact form, your contact data will be stored in a separate database not connected with the anonymous log files.

Plug-ins & expansions

This website use plug-ins and extensions of the following services: Cookiebot: betrieben von

  • Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Kopenhagen, Denmark
  • Drupal: betrieben von Drupal Association, 3439 NE Sandy Blvd #269, Portland, OR 97232, United States
  • Global Site Tag: betrieben von Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States
  • Google Tag Manager: betrieben von Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States

Our websites provide you Social Plug-ins from various social networks. If you choose to interact with a social network, your activity on our website will also be made available to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. If you are logged on in one of the social networks during the visit on our websites the social net-work might add this information to your profile. If you are interacting with one of the Social Plug-ins, this information will be transferred to the social network. In case you do not wish such a data transfer, please log off in your social network before you enter our website.

Security

If you transmit any data to the ETH Board (for instance by means of a contact form made available to you), it cannot be guaranteed that such data transmission is either confidential or reliable. Moreover, the ETH Board will normally reply to such data through the electronic channel, too, for which again neither confidentiality nor the integrity of the data transmitted can be guaranteed. For this reason, no sensitive data, such as confidential data, should be transmitted through this channel.

This does not apply to internet connections which expressly indicate that data transmission is secure. In such cases, any special security measures will usually be indicated, for example by https or a key or padlock icon.

Copyright

Copyright ETH Board

Information on the ETH Board's websites is accessible to the public. Downloading or copying of texts, illustrations, photos or any other data does not entail any transfer of rights to the content.

Copyright and any other rights relating to texts, illustrations, photos or any other data available on the ETH Board's websites are the exclusive property of the ETH Board or of any other expressly mentioned owners. Any reproduction requires the prior written consent of the copyright holder.