This is the website of the Excellence Foundation Zurich for Economic and Social Research (“Excellence Foundation Zurich”). The Excellence Foundation Zurich maintains this website for your personal information and as a means of communication. In using the Excellence Foundation Zurich website, you acknowledge our terms of use and the terms of the contract (“terms of use, terms of the contract”) as well as the relevant laws and guidelines currently in force.

The brands, names, titles, logos, pictures, designs, texts, and other materials used on this page are the property of the Excellence Foundation Zurich. The available text and picture files are protected with copyrights and/or trademarks and/or as a design or are protected as property in other manners. The Excellence Foundation Zurich reserves the right to change the terms of use and of the con-tract by updating this text without prior notice. These changes are binding.

Terms of use, terms of the contract

All content on this website is protected by copyright. Unless there is a notification to the contrary, the content of the website may not be used for any purpose other than those specified in these terms of use and of the contract or as indicated in the text on the website without the written permission of the Excellence Foundation Zurich.

The Excellence Foundation Zurich accepts no liability and offers no guarantee that the use of the materials appearing on this site will not injure the rights of independent third parties who are not affiliated with the Excellence Foundation Zurich.

The content of this website may only be downloaded and used for non-commercial, informative, and personal purposes; the copyright notice must appear, and the documents must remain unchanged. Furthermore, all copyright, trademark, and other notifications with respect to property rights in connection with these materials must be respected.

Usage outside these restrictions is not permitted. The photos, pictures, designs, logos, titles, and brands (registered and unregistered) published on this website, as well as any other content of the website, are either the property of the Excellence Foundation Zurich or are used with the permission of third parties. Usage of this content is prohibited without the written permission of the Excellence Foundation Zurich or those third parties who are owners of the rights in question. The content may not be distributed, changed, published, transferred, further used, further sent, entered into other systems or used for public or commercial purposes. Violations will be prosecuted in civil and/or criminal court.

Although the Excellence Foundation Zurich makes every effort to ensure that the content of this website is correct, it offers no guarantee that the information on the site is up to date, correct or complete. It also offers no guarantee that the information corresponds to the user’s desired objectives. The Excellence Foundation Zurich refuses any liability or responsibility for any erroneous or incomplete content on this website.

In particular, documents and graphical elements may contain technical or typographical errors. Any use, browsing, and download of documents and files from this website take place at the user’s own risk. The user is also responsible for data security. Furthermore, the Excellence Foundation Zurich accepts no responsibility and is not liable for any viruses or other damage to the user’s computer system or other properties that occur from access to this website, its usage, or browsing on the website or while downloading materials, data, texts, pictures, video or audio material.

The Excellence Foundation Zurich and all other parties who are involved in the design, production, and preparation of this website entirely rule out any liability for direct, coincidental, or indirect dam-ages, incidental damages or claims to compensation arising from access to this website or the usage of the website. In particular, if a contract exists between the user and the Excellence Foundation Zurich, liability for negligent breach of duties is ruled out, provided no contractually relevant duties or guaranteed characteristics or claims from the product liability laws are affected. The same applies for persons fulfilling the contract.

All personal details sent to the Excellence Foundation Zurich will be treated in accordance with the privacy policy on this website. Other notices or material that you send to the Excellence Foundation via the Internet or e-mail (ideas, pictures, graphical images, questions, comments, suggestions, etc.) will not be treated confidentially or considered in connection with intellectual property laws.

Links to other providers are offered for information only. The Excellence Foundation Zurich has not examined any of the websites linked to from this site and is not responsible for their content or their privacy policies. Clicking on links to other websites will result in your leaving the Excellence Foundation Zurich website. The websites linked to are not under the control of the Excellence Foundation Zurich. The Excellence Foundation Zurich offers no guarantee and accepts no liability for webcasting and other forms of interaction with third parties’ websites. If you use these, you do so at your own risk and without our permission.

Only links to the home page of this website are permitted. Deep linking (direct links to a subsidiary page) is only permitted with the express consent of the Excellence Foundation Zurich. Framing of the website, individual pages and/or objects on these pages is only permitted with express consent.