Terms & Conditions


The contents of the website may not be reproduced, transmitted or disseminated for commercial purposes. Content and photos can be used for non-commerical purposes if approved. In these cases, the copyright must be cited. The House of Switzerland logo is protected and may not be used.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions concerning copyright or user rights for our materials at hos@eda.admin.ch.


Despite the careful attention paid to the accuracy of the information on its website, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation cannot accept any liability for the correctness, accuracy, relevance, reliability or completeness of the information. It expressly reserves the right to change in part or in full, delete or temporarily not publish the contents at any time and without giving notice. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation shall not be liable for any tangible or intangible damage arising from accessing, using or not using the published information, from the misuse of the online connection or through technical failure.

Links and references

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is not responsible for links and references to third party websites. Accessing and using such websites are at the user's risk. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation expressly states that it has no influence on the form, content or offers of linked third party websites. Any information or services provided by these websites are the sole responsibility of the authors.

Data protection

Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and federal provisions concerning data protection state that every person has the right to privacy and protection from misuse of their personal data. The federal authorities strictly adhere to these rules. Personal data is strictly confidential and will not be forwarded or sold to a third party.

The following data is registered: IP address, date, time, web browser request and any information that is generally transmitted to the operating system or web browser, information which will be retained for at least 6 months. This provides the basis for an anonymous statistical evaluation to help improve the content of the website.

If you make an initial contact voluntarily and register your email address, it will be recorded in a separate database which is not linked to the anonymous log files. You can cancel this registration at any time.