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Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions concerning copyright or user rights for our materials at prs@eda.admin.ch.

Participation and competition

For each of the activities proposed in the “Swiss Kit”, there is a chance to win a dinner with the Ambassador in your country of residence (amongst the participating Swiss representations) – all you need to do is leave a comment. There is a draw for each activity and all commentaries for the activity automatically enter the draw. The winners will be contacted between now and the end of August 2021 in order to organize the dinner

Participation in missione1agosto.org, the draw and/or the ‘What’s Switzerland to you?’ campaign is voluntary and requires the processing of personal data. The data collected will only be used for the stated purposes (display on missione1agosto.org and the draw) and will be kept until 30 August 2026 at the latest. For this purpose the FDFA uses Google Firebase, which is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (Google). For further information on Google Firebase and data protection, please visit the following websites: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and https://firebase.google.com/.

Moderation charter (photos and comments)

All comments and photos on the site will be moderated before publication on the basis of the following rules:

1. Conduct and courtesy
Users should only distribute information that is true and accurate to the best of their knowledge. They must also show respect.
Comments which are defamatory, lewd, racist, sexist or offensive on the grounds of religion, nationality, sexual orientation, etc. will be deleted, as will those which incite hatred or violence.
Character attacks, whether directed at an employee of the FDFA or another internet user, and any abusive or rude posts or which infringe copyright will not be accepted.

2. Advertising, spam and personal contact details
Messages of a commercial or advertising nature, classified ads or messages containing personal contact details (e.g. telephone number) or just a link will be systematically deleted. Messages containing a link deliberately intended to drive traffic to another website will also be deleted.

Responsibility

Despite the careful attention paid to the accuracy of the information on its website, Presence Switzerland cannot accept any liability for the correctness, accuracy, relevance, reliability or completeness of the information. It expressly reserves the right to change in part or in full, delete or temporarily not publish the contents at any time and without giving notice. Presence Switzerland shall not be liable for any tangible or intangible damage arising from accessing, using or not using the published information, from the misuse of the online connection or through technical failure.

Links and references

Presence Switzerland is not responsible for links and references to third party websites. Accessing and using such websites are at the user’s risk. Presence Switzerland expressly states that it has no influence on the form, content or offers of linked third party websites. Any information or services provided by these websites are the sole responsibility of the authors.

Data protection

Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and Swiss federal data protection legislation provide that every person has the right to privacy and protection from misuse of their personal data. The Swiss federal authorities strictly adhere to these rules. Your personal data will be handled in a strictly confidential manner and will not be sold or transferred to third parties.

We work closely with our hosting providers to protect against unauthorised access to our databases and to prevent the loss, misuse or falsification of data.

The following data is recorded when you access our website: IP address, date, time, browser request and general information regarding your operating system and browser.

The Swiss federal authorities may use this data to carry out anonymised statistical analyses in order to identify trends that can be used to optimise our service. The Federal Act on the Surveillance of Postal and Telecommunications Traffic (SPTA) stipulates that connection data must be retained for at least six months.

We use the web analytics tool Matomo (formerly Piwik) to optimise our online content. Your data will not be used for any other purpose or disclosed to third parties.

However, these rules do not apply if you contact us. If you register your email address, it will be stored in a separate database which is not linked to the anonymous data log. You can cancel your registration at any time.

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