Disclaimer of liability

Online content
The author and content suppliers always strive to provide high-quality information. Nonetheless the author offers guarantee concerning the correctness, completeness, currency or quality of the provided information. Liability claims against the author concerning material or non-material damages that arise through the use or non-use of the supplied information as well as the use of erroneous or incomplete information are excluded unless gross negligence or intent by the author can be proven. All offers are subject to change without notice and are non-binding. The author explicitly reserves the right to change, expand or delete as well as temporarily or permanently cease publication of any part of or the complete page without prior notice.

References and links
Wherever content outside the sphere of influence of the author is referenced (“links”) the author is only liable if the author is aware of the illegal use of linked content is technically able with reasonable effort to prevent the use of such content. Liability for further content explicitly including damages resulting from the use or non-use of such content lies solely with the publisher of such content and not with those only referencing such content via links. This waiver of liability applies equally to third-party entries to guestbooks, message boards and mailing lists supplied by the author.

The author strives to honour the copyrights of all images, sounds and text in all publications while also using original or licence free images, sounds and texts. Should any page still contain an uncredited image, sound or text covered by a third-party copyright this fact could not be established by the author. In case of such accidental infringement of copyrights the author will remove or properly credit the infringing item on request.

Validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer of liability is to be considered part of the web site referencing it. Should any part or phrase within it not, no longer or not fully comply with the legal framework the content and validity of all other parts of the document remain unaffected.

Gathering and use of information
When accessing the portal various information (for example IP address, date, time, name of accessed file etc.) is stored. No user based analysis will be performed. Some anonymised data will be statistically analysed to for example determine the number of sessions per day. This data is treated strictly confidentially and never made available to third parties except when there is a legal obligation to hand it over to law enforcement.

Google Analytics
This web site uses Google Analytics – a web analysis tool by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so called “cookies” – small chunks of text stored on your computer- to analyse your use of the web site. The information gathered via these cookies (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this data to analyse your use of the web site, generate activity reports for the web site hosts and offer other services concerning web site and internet use. Google may also disclose this data to third parties when legally obliged to or when third parties provide services to Google. Using the relevant settings in your browser you can prevent the installation of cookies; we must point out this may cause loss of full functionality for some functions of the web site. By using this web site, you agree to Google processing the data gathered about you in the aforementioned way for the aforementioned purpose.

When using the portal, a small chunk of text (“cookie”) is stored on the user’s computer. This cookie’s sole use is the anonymous determination of user numbers.

Basel, May 2017