Supplementary information on legal framework


Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO)
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CH-2010 Neuchâtel / Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 463 60 11

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Data protection

Legal basis

Based on Article 13 of the Federal Constitution and the provisions of Swiss data protection legislation, everyone has the right to the protection of privacy, as well as to protection from misuse of their personal details. The Federal Authorities comply with these provisions. Personal details are treated in the highest confidence and are neither passed on nor sold to third parties.

Information automatically stored when you visit our websites

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

When you access our websites, the following data are stored in log files: IP address, date, time, browser request and general information on the operating system and browser.

The search field on this website ("Google Custom Search") is provided by Google LLC ("Google"). You acknowledge and accept that Google's data protection provisions (under shall apply to your use of the search field and that by using Google's search field you engage Google to use your personal data in accordance with the data protection provisions.

If you do not wish to agree to this, please refrain from using the search field as data will only be transferred if the form is submitted.

This usage data forms the basis for statistical and anonymous evaluations, based on which the Federal Authorities make improvements to the information on offer. Under the Federal Act on the Surveillance of Postal and Telecommunications Traffic (SPTA), there is a statutory duty to store data on all connections made in the past six months.

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When you choose to make contact with us, your email address will be stored in a separate database not connected with the anonymous log files. You may delete your registration at any time.

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Information on the websites of the Federal Authorities is accessible to the public. Downloading, copying or integrating content (texts, tables, graphics, maps, photos or any other data) does not entail any transfer of rights to the content.

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Any reproduction requires the prior written consent of the copyright holder. The source of the content (statistical results) should always be given. Anyone who intends on using statistical results for commercial purposes or gain must obtain an authorisation pursuant to Art. 13 of the Fee Ordinance and is liable to pay an indemnity. Please contact the FSO for this purpose.



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