Legal notice on the use of the City of Zürich website

This notice relates exclusively to the content and functions that the City of Zürich Authority publishes on stadt-zuerich.ch. These rules on its use may be amended at any time without prior notice.


General

In the context of the principle of freedom of information the City of Zürich makes all important information generally available on the internet. The City of Zürich cannot prevent the risks typical of information provided by it on the internet materialising in some cases. The City’s website can therefore only be used subject to the following preconditions and restrictions:


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Availability

The City of Zürich reserves the right to amend or fundamentally revise individual information services or functions or to remove them from the net without prior notice. It cannot therefore be held liable for the consequences if certain information is no longer available in its previous form or at all.

The City of Zürich can accept no liability for ensuring that its electronic information services and the functions offered (e.g. a search function) may always be used without faults or that the information requested can be transferred without problems or errors.

The City of Zürich cannot guarantee that the information provided by it on the internet is always up to date, accurate in detail and complete and takes into account all conceivable issues.


Rights in the content

The information materials used on the internet (such as text, illustrations, logos, photos, videos, sound recordings, graphs and also the layout) provided by the City of Zürich are protected by intellectual property rights and in particular copyright in so far as they are not expressly excluded from such protection (e.g. the text of acts and legal rulings) by relevant legislation.

The information provided on the City’s website may therefore only be viewed, downloaded for personal use and printed out. However, this does not confer any additional rights as regards the content – Exception under the point on “Open Government Data”.

Any other use of content from the City’s website and in particular its incorporation (via frames or inline links) into other websites is only permitted with the consent of the holders of the intellectual property rights.

The Federal Act on the Protection of Official Coats of Arms and other public symbols applies to the use of the City’s coat of arms and other official symbols.


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Open Government Data (OGD)

For specific records the City of Zürich sets down separate conditions of use that explicitly permit further use. Records that are published on www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ogd* or http://data.stadt-zuerich.ch* are provided in accordance with the regulations and conditions set down in the OGD policy*.

*German content


Data recording

When the information services of the City of Zürich are accessed, data are recorded for the purposes of systems security and anonymous statistical evaluations.

The follow protocol data are stored when the City’s website is accessed:

  • Your current IP addressYour operating system and browser type (user agent)
  • Date and time of your access
  • The web pages called up

The contact data recorded are retained for a maximum of twelve months.


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Confidentiality and integrity in data transfer

If data are transferred to the City of Zürich (e.g. via a contact form provided or by email), neither confidential nor reliable data transfer can be guaranteed. The City of Zürich will also normally reply to such contact electronically and here again neither confidentiality nor data integrity can be assured. Therefore confidential information should not be transferred in this manner.

This is varied only with the City’s internet services for which there is express notice of secure data transfer. In such cases, the special security measures are normally indicated (e.g. via https or a key or lock symbol).


The City of Zürich has no influence over external sites to which it has links. Therefore with regard to such sites it can neither guarantee that the information contained therein is correct nor that the content is free from malware (e.g. viruses) nor that the data protection legislation is observed there. Nor can it take any responsibility for ensuring that these links always work perfectly or that they will always refer to the same content. The City of Zürich has no influence over sites that link to its services, so it cannot accept any responsibility for them.


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Two clicks for extra data protection (social media)

If social media buttons are available on a site, as soon as the site is uploaded data might be transmitted to the operators of the social media platform. This applies if the user has logged in in another browser window on one or more platforms.

To guarantee extra data protection, the City of Zürich websites demand an initial click for the purpose of activating the desired share buttons. This activation gives your consent to communication with the social media platform. Now the buttons become clickable (coloured) and the user may transmit his/her recommendation (e.g. share site on Facebook) with a second click. This rule applies during a visit to the City of Zürich website in the current browser session


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Newsletter

You will be informed via our newsletter about news and events in the various offices and service departments. Your email address will not be passed on to third parties and it is used exclusively for sending the newsletter, from which you can unsubscribe at any time.


Contact

City of Zurich
Internetdienste

Stadthausquai 17
8001 Zürich

Contact Form


Version 2.1; March 12 2013



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