Legal Notice

1. Scope

This legal notice governs the use of the IMMIGRANTS IN THE MEDIA (below abbreviated as IMMIGRANTS) website. By using the website, the user agrees to the terms and conditions contained herein.

2. Provider

For the internet pages of the IMMIGRANTS project, the copyright and all other rights lie with the University of Bern.

3. Disclaimer

The project authors maintain the IMMIGRANTS website to enhance public access to information about the IMMIGRANTS project and results, in accordance with the Grant Agreement. The Research European Agency (of European Commision, below abbreviated as REA) is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information the website contains. Moreover, the opinions expressed and arguments employed herein only reflect their authors’ views and not necessarily the official views of the Swiss Government or the REA.

In the case that the contents of the IMMIGRANTS website violate valid legal regulations, please inform the authors, Sylvie Graf and Sabine Sczesny (

Please note that the authors cannot guarantee that a document available online exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Please refer to the relevant official channels for the exact reproduction of officially adopted texts. In general, no guarantee can be given on the correctness or completeness of the information provided.

It is the goal of the authors to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on the IMMIGRANTS website may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free. The authors accept no responsibility with regard to any problem incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

Liability claims against the authors due to damage of a material or immaterial nature arising from access, use or non-use of published information, or through misuse of the connection or technical faults are excluded.

4. Geographical Boundaries and Names

The depiction and use of boundaries, geographical names, and related data shown on maps and included in lists, tables, documents, and databases on the website are not warranted to be error-free nor do they imply judgment on the legal status of any territory, or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries by the authors.

5. Copyright

The content, images, photos, or other files on the website are protected under intellectual property law (i.e., copyright laws) and belong exclusively to the University of Bern, except when identified otherwise. For the reproduction of any elements, either for commercial or non-commercial use, and for any adaptation and/or translation of the content of the website, the copyright holder’s prior written consent must be obtained.

In any case, the copyright holder reserves the right to amend modify the present copyright notice at any time.

The permission granted above does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party.

6. References to External Websites

The IMMIGRANTS website may contain links to information offered by servers which are not subject to the control and responsibility of the project authors. The project authors shall not assume any responsibility or guarantee for this information and shall not approve of or support such information in terms of content. The access and use of third party websites is entirely at the user’s risk.

The project authors do not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with third party websites or links.

7. Linking to the IMMIGRANTS Website

Other websites may link to the IMMIGRANTS website without seeking the permission of the project authors. However, such links must clearly identify the IMMIGRANTS project as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of the IMMIGRANTS web pages without alteration.

8. Data Protection

The project authors are committed to user privacy. Policy on “protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data” is based on Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995.

If you have further questions with respect to our data protection standards, please contact the project authors (

9. Monitoring Website Traffic

The project authors monitor general trends in the use of the website. The project authors use the information to generate statistics and measure the website’s activity in order to improve the usefulness of the website. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to the project authors if you register for the website.

10. Cookies

Monitoring website traffic includes the use of cookies, small bits of code stored on your computer’s hard drive. When you visit the website, some information, such as the site that referred you to the IMMIGRANTS website, your IP address, browser and the type of machine you are using, as well as navigational information such as the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits are collected.

You are free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features of the website and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the website.

11. Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about this legal notice please contact the project authors (

12. Final Provision

The project authors reserve their right to amend modify this legal notice at any time. Notification of any amendment to this legal notice will be uploaded to the IMMIGRANTS website to inform users.

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