Disclaimer, Copyright Information and Social Media Rules

Disclaimer and Copyright Information

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All rights to this website and the material it contains are reserved. Material may be downloaded for private study, research or in-house use only. Copies may only be made with the permission of the University of  Switzerland or otherwise as permitted by law. No alteration may be made to the website.

The content is provided for general guidance purposes only and does not constitute professional or academic advice. The University of  Switzerland uses its best endeavours to ensure all information contained in this website is accurate at the time of publication. However, information may be amended or deleted without notice. The University does not promise the accuracy of the information.

The use of this information is at the risk of the user. The University, its agents or employees expressly disclaim any liability to users for loss of any kind arising directly, or indirectly, out of the use of this information.

This website may contain links to other sites which are protected by copyright. The University of  Switzerland is not responsible for the content or the accuracy of any linked website.

Social Media House Rules

The University of  Switzerland encourages comments and posts on our social media sites as a forum for you to contribute your thoughts about the University of  Switzerland news and participate in civil conversations about topical issues. By engaging with us in any way on social media, you agree to abide by our Social Media House Rules:

  • Be polite. Treat other people using Tthe University of  Switzerland social media sites, including our staff moderators, with respect and courtesy. Comments using inappropriate language, which are abusive towards other users, or which appear to deliberately provoke arguments, will be deleted.
  • Don’t break the law. Do not post comments or photographs which are potentially defamatory, discriminatory, incite violence, infringe copyright or are otherwise unlawful. Messages that are factually wrong and misleading may also be deleted. Photographs which are posted of people without their consent may also be deleted.
  • Stay on topic. News articles and opinion pieces are provided for you to discuss the articles’ content. Do not post messages which are irrelevant. Trolls will be banned or blocked.
  • Don’t dominate the conversation. The University of  Switzerland reserves the right to hide or delete comments from participants who seek to dominate the discussion.
  • Don’t advertise. Contributions that seek to endorse commercial products or activities or solicit business will not be accepted. The University of  Switzerland publishes links to other websites at its sole discretion.
  • Be transparent. Comments and posts must not intentionally impersonate other people.

These rules apply to all The University of  Switzerland operated social media accounts, and apply accross all social media platforms.