Legal Notice

Limitation of liability

Although every care has been taken by the Ecotox Centre 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 Ecotox Centre reserves the right to alter or remove the content, in full or in part, without prior notice. In no event will the Ecotox Centre 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 to third-party websites lie outside the scope of responsibility of the Ecotox Centre, as do third-party links to websites of the Ecotox Centre. Access and use of such websites occur entirely at the user’s own risk. The Ecotox Centre 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.

Copyright information

All of the content on this website as well as its individual parts and documents are protected by copyright and may be downloaded, copied and printed exclusively for personal, educational and non-commercial use. Any use not permitted under copyright law requires the prior written consent of the publisher. The documents and website may be referenced and linked, subject to the strict requirement that they are correct cited.

Data protection

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the provisions of Swiss federal data protection law, all persons have a right to the protection of their private sphere and protection from misuse of their personal data. The Ecotox Centre complies with these provisions. Personal data is handled in accordance with the requirements of the Swiss Data Protection Act. 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.

Anonymised information about accessing this website (date, time, page viewed) may be saved on servers. The type of browser and operating system used, the page that referred the user to this website, an internet protocol address and other, similar data are also stored in so-called log files. This data is used for technical analysis in the event of maintenance and to deflect threats in the event of attacks on our systems. When using this data, the Ecotox Centre does not draw inferences about the person it concerns. The data is used for statistical purposes and to ensure data security.

This usage data forms the basis for anonymous statistical analyses, enabling trends to be identified that the Ecotox Centre can use to improve its offer. According to the Federal Act on the Surveillance of Postal and Telecommunications Traffic (SPTA), communications data must be retained for six months.


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This website may also contain third-party cookies. By using this website, you expressly agree to the use of all cookies. 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc., USA (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies. Information generated by cookies about your use of the website (date and time of request, place and number of times the website is opened, origin, language, operating system, browser, click habits, traffic source, computer resolution, time spent on the website including your anonymised IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

Information gathered through Google Analytics is used to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about website traffic for the website operator and to provide other services associated with website and internet use. Google may transmit this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. According to information from Google, Google does not connect the IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics to other data stored by Google.

You can set your browser software to prevent these cookies from being installed; however, note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all of the functions on the Ecotox Centre website to their full extent.

Google offers a way to disable this service in the most commonly used browsers. If you enable this option, no information about your visit to this website will be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, enabling this option does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services that we may happen to use. You can find more information about Google’s opt-out option and how to enable it by going to this link.

By using this website, you expressly agree to allow Google to process your data according to the terms of use for Google Analytics.