Legal note

Conditions of Use of SwissCommunity

The Organization of the Swiss Abroad (hereinafter "the OSA"), founded in 1916, is now organized as a foundation. The object of the OSA is to inform, network, defend and advise the 770'900 Swiss citizens who live abroad. With this underlying purpose, the OSA has devised and implemented the communication platform SwissCommunity (hereinafter "the Platform") for the Swiss abroad. It is available at The Platform seeks primarily to facilitate contact among and between the Swiss abroad and Switzerland and, as the case may be, the Swiss authorities. The Platform is divided into a public section and a section accessible only to members. People who access the information published on the Platform (hereinafter "Users") declare their acceptance of the following conditions:


1.       Scope and subject of the Conditions of Use

The present Conditions of Use shall govern every use of the Platform and its contents.


2.       Intellectual property

Users shall expressly accept that the software, the web pages themselves and all contents of the Platform are copyright-protected and that Users are in no way licensed, other than for their own, personal use. Users shall expressly accept that they hold no other intangible property rights and/or claims to such rights. All rights pertaining to the Platform shall vest in the OSA.


3.       Links to other websites

The OSA has not checked the websites linked to the Platform and accepts no responsibility for their contents, the products offered at them, services or other offers.


4.        Warranty

No warrantee is given for the accuracy of information and opinions conveyed via the Platform, either expressly or implicitly.


5.       Liability

The OSA hereby declines all liability for the Platform. The OSA shall likewise not be liable for any losses arising from impossibility of use of the Platform. Such disclaimer shall also apply to interruption, temporary suspension or termination of the services.


The OSA shall not be liable for minor negligence or indirect losses.


6.       Applicable law and jurisdiction

 All disputes connected with the present Platform shall be subject to Swiss law. The sole jurisdiction shall be Berne.


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