Terms and conditions

Limitation of liability

Although every care has been taken by Paul Scherrer Institute PSI to ensure the accuracy of the information published, no warranty can be given in respect of the accuracy, reliability, up-to-dateness or completeness of this information.

PSI reserve the right to alter or remove the content, in full or in part, without prior notice.

In no event will PSI be liable for any loss or damage of a material or immaterial nature arising from access to, use or non-use of published information, or from misuse of the connection or technical faults. Links to third party websites lie outside the scope of responsibility of PSI. Access and use of such websites occurs entirely at the user’s own risk. PSI expressly states that it has no influence whatsoever over the content of any linked site. Responsibility for information and services of linked sites rests entirely with the relevant third parties.

No liability can be accepted in respect of the content of such websites.

Data protection

Based on Article 13 of the Federal Constitution and the provisions of federal data protection legislation, everyone has the right to the protection of their privacy, as well as to protection from misuse of their personal details. PSI complies with these provisions. Personal data is treated as strictly confidential and is neither passed on nor sold to third parties.

In close cooperation with our hosting provider, we make every effort to protect the databases as well as possible from outside access, data loss, misuse or falsification.

When you access our websites, the following data is stored in log files: IP address, date, time, browser request and general information on the operating system and browser.

This usage data forms the basis for statistical, impersonal evaluations for the purpose of tracking trends so that PSI can improve the information on offer.

When you choose to make contact with us, your e-mail address will be stored in a separate database not connected with the anonymous log files. You may delete your registration at any time.


On the PSI web pages under http://www.psi.ch cookies are used. Saving these cookies on your computer allows you to invoke contents in different languages at http://www.psi.ch and the recognition of the selected language option on your next visit. Copyright and other such rights to all the contents, texts, photographs and images or other data and files on PSI pages in PSIWeb belong exclusively to PSI or to the specifically-named owners of such rights. Unless explicitly indicated otherwise, such elements may only be used for non-commercial purposes. Any reproduction or other use of such elements for alternative (particularly commercial) purposes is only permitted with the written permission in advance of the relevant owner of the right. Please contact the Communications Department (mailto:info@psi.ch) for information about the editorial use of texts, photographs and images, or other data or files.

Please note: All media, such as photos, graphics, and videos, in particular those made available in high resolution in the context of press releases, may only be used in the editorial context of these contents, naming the author. Archiving of this media is not permitted. As far as parts or individual formulations of this text are not, no longer or not completely in accordance with the valid legal situation, the remaining parts are not affected in their content and their validity. PSI expressly reserves the right to change the present terms at any time.

Applicable Law and place of jurisdiction

For any disputes arising out of or in connection with the use of the website www.psi.ch, only Swiss law applies. The place of jurisdiction is Brugg.