Legal notice


The website and the information it contains are provided for the visitor’s information purposes only, their use is at the visitor’s own risk. Any information provided shall not be considered contractual or binding in any way, unless otherwise expressly stated by Jacobs Foundation. Jacobs Foundation and the authors disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the website and the information it contains. Neither Jacobs Foundation nor the authors shall be liable under any theory of liability for any damage arising from or relating to the use of the website or the information it contains.

Blog contents do not reflect the opinion of Jacobs Foundation. Authors publish at their own behalf and express their own opinions.

The provision of external hyperlinks does not mean that Jacobs Foundation and/or the authors endorse the content of the links or adopt such content as their own.


All rights to the published texts, pictures and other published works are reserved. Any use of such works, in particular their disclosure, reproduction or editing is subject to the written consent of Jacobs Foundation.


Privacy Policy

1.    Scope
This Privacy Policy is applicable to personal data of visitors of the website which is operated by Jacobs Foundation, Seefeldquai 17, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland („Jacobs Foundation“).

2.    General
Jacobs Foundation complies with the applicable data protection laws. Personal data generated during the use of our website will be processed exclusively for the operation of the website, as indicated in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise permitted by the law.

Members of Jacobs Foundation staff are required to treat personal data as confidential.

3.    Processed Data
Jacobs Foundation processes visitor contact data (e.g., name, e-mail address, if provided), visitor content (e.g., comments to blog posts) and browsing data (e.g., which browser is used by a visitor or which website elements the visitor used).

4.    Processing of Data by Third Parties and Outside of Switzerland
Personal data may be processed by third parties and outside of Switzerland.

5.    Analytic Tools
Jacobs Foundation uses third party services for the purpose of evaluating the visitor’s use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and for other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Such third parties may process the browsing data visitors leave on our website. Data collected this way is being transferred to such third parties, also outside of Switzerland, in particular to the United States.

6.    Social Media Plugins
The website integrates functions (so-called plugins) of various third party operators of social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+). Such plugins allow visitors to share content in social networks.

If a plugin appears while browsing on the Jacobs Foundation website (e.g., the Facebook “like” button), a connection to the servers of the corresponding operator is established automatically. In this case data about the visit to the website may be transmitted to the operator. If the visitor is logged into the network of the operator at the same time, the transmitted data may be linked to the visitor’s social network account (e.g., the Facebook account).

Jacobs Foundation cannot influence the way this data is transmitted. Please refer to the contractual data protection clauses of your social network operator to learn more about the purpose and scope of its data collection and the further distribution and use of your personal data by your operator, as well as about the options the operator provides you to protect your privacy.

7.    Cookies
This website uses cookies. Cookies are small data files that store information in the browser software of visitors which may be accessed again by Jacobs Foundation’s web server during further visits. Cookies are used to improve the user experience and for analytic tools according to section 5.

The visitor may delete existing cookies at any time or deactivate their use from within his browser software. However, the deactivation of cookies may impair the user experience or the functioning of the website.


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