1. Legal Disclaimer

Legal Disclaimer

Welcome to the Internet site of the Museum of Communication (an institution of the Swiss Foundation for the History of the Post and Telecommunications, Helvetiastrasse 16, 3000 Bern 6, Switzerland). We are pleased that you are visiting us online. Accessing and using our site are subject to the following conditions:


The Museum of Communication makes every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the content of this website but cannot guarantee it. The Museum of Communication may thus not be held liable for the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or up-to-dateness of content on any part of the site. The Museum of Communication also reserves the express right to change or remove site content, in full or in part, without prior notice.

Unless deliberate error or gross negligence can be proved, the Museum of Communication may not be held liable for material or immaterial damages resulting from accessing or using this website and any of the content therein; from misuse of the connection; from technical faults; or from other causes (including infection by viruses, worms, or Trojans).

Any web addresses mentioned on this site, or direct links, are not the responsibility of the Museum of Communication. Access and use of other sites are the sole and entire responsibility of the user. The Museum of Communication expressly states that it has no influence over the layout, content or offers on other sites. Information and services on recommended or linked sites are entirely the responsibility of the site owners. The Museum of Communication declines all responsibility for such websites.


Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and relevant Swiss data protection legislation, each individual has the right to privacy and to protection from the misuse of private information. The Museum of Communication respects these provisions.

No data that could personally identify a web visitor (such as, for example, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) is collected by the Museum of Communication unless such data is submitted by the site user – for example, by filling out a form or sending an e-mail. Only with the express permission of the visitor can such data be stored and used for marketing purposes, market research, or sales statistics.

All personal data that visitors to this website disclose will be handled with the utmost confidentiality. The data will not be sold, traded or used by anyone else, with the possible exception of mailings with Museum of Communication partners to announce joint exhibitions and events.

The Museum of Communication may use information that is not attributable to individual users for the purposes of improving the museum’s offer and the quality of its website. Such information would include, for example, a user’s Internet browser and operating system as well as the domain name of any Internet site via which the visitor linked up to the Museum of Communication website.

Visitors who have already submitted personal data have the right to request removal of their data from the Museum of Communication data base at any time.

Copyright Laws

Copyright and all other proprietary rights pertaining to content, imagery, photographs and other data on the Museum of Communication website belong either to the museum or to expressly accredited rights holders. To reproduce any part of this site, prior written permission from the Museum of Communication is required.

Downloading or copying content, imagery, photographs or any other data from the site can in no way be construed to mean that there has been any transfer of proprietary rights.

All content on the Museum of Communication website is for information purposes only and for private use. Public or commercial uses are only allowed if prior written permission has been granted by the Museum of Communication.


Bern, December 2007
Museum of Communication