Terms and conditions

Disclaimer and limitations of liability

Although the Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau (ZDA) has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information published, no warranty can be given regarding the accuracy, reliability, up-to-dateness or completeness of this information. The ZDA reserves the right to alter or remove content, in full or in part, without prior notice.
In no event will the ZDA be liable for any loss or damage of material or immaterial nature resulting from the access to, use or non-use of published information, misuse of the connection, or technical faults.

References and links

The website provides links to third party websites. Using such a link means you are leaving the ZDA website. The ZDA takes no responsibility for, and gives no warranties, endorsements, guarantees or representations in respect of, linked sites. The ZDA is not responsible for the privacy practice, nor does it accept liability in connection with the content of, such websites. Accessing and using such websites occurs at the sole risk of the user.

Privacy and data protection

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the provisions of federal data protection legislation, all individuals are afforded the right to protection of their privacy, as well as the protection from unauthorized or unlawful use of their personal details. The ZDA complies with these provisions. Personal data is treated as strictly confidential and is neither sold nor passed on to third parties.
In close cooperation with our hosting provider, we make every effort to protect the database as well as possible from outside access, data loss, misuse or falsification.
By accessing our websites, the following data will be stored in log files: IP address, date, time, browser request and general information on the operating system and browser. This usage data forms the basis for statistical, anonymous evaluations for the purpose of tracking trends so that the ZDA can improve the information on offer.

Piwik analytics

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