Thank you for visiting the SwissTalents website. We have set up some ground rules to ensure we can keep this tool useful, interesting, and safe for everyone. swissnex reserves the right to change these guidelines and disclaimers at any time, and you agree that each visit you make to the SwissTalents website shall be subject to the current guidelines.

Certain website areas only available to registered SwissTalents members are password protected. SwissTalents does not use a secure server. The wording SwissTalents used herein implicitly includes all linked services: eNews, Sciencelink and Forum.

FORUM (currently disabled)

Search, subscription & members' area

SwissTalents holds the privacy and security of its site visitors and members in the highest regards. Your personal profile stored in the SwissTalents database is password protected. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and/or password. Any profile registration or modification will be reviewed by a Swiss Science & Technology Counselor to check consistency, verify the standardization of some entries, and filter out profiles which do not correspond to SwissTalents' criteria. SwissTalents has no obligation to register any profile nor to mention any reason for not registering a profile. You and you only decide which fields of your profile are publicly accessible, following given data access levels.

You agree to provide true, accurate and current information about yourself as well as maintain and promptly update the registration data to keep it true, accurate and current. Should SwissTalents have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate or not current, SwissTalents has the right to suspend or terminate your registration.

We may modify or discontinue our services or your account with us, with or without notice, without liability to you, any other user or any third party.

The public search function has been designed to discourage collective data gathering by third parties, which is strictly prohibited by SwissTalents, but which can unfortunately not be totally ruled out and for which SwissTalents assumes no responsibility. Users of the search function agree not to use its results for junk mail, chain letters, "spamming", commercial solicitations or to engage in illegal activities.

SwissTalents reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site. Additionally, members and visitors may be asked to fill up a form regarding SwissTalents's service or/and related topics. The surveys are used to better understand members' and visitors' needs and fulfill the requests. Personal information will be kept private and for the sole use of SwissTalents.


E-News is the generic name for a series of electronic newsletters distributed by email. E-News can be subscribed by anybody with a valid email address (opt-in principle). Unsubscribing is possible at any moment in time (opt-out principle). Subscribed email addresses are kept private and are for the sole use of SwissTalents. Only the manager(s) of E-News is(are) allowed to post messages to the newsletter(s). SwissTalents assumes no responsibility for the misuse of E-News by third parties and extends its warranty & liability policy to E-News.

Forum (currently disabled)

Forum is available only to registered SwissTalents members. By sending a message to the Forum, you agree to have it posted for public viewing without compensation along with your name. All messages that are posted represent the opinions of SwissTalents website users and do not represent the ideas or opinions of SwissTalents. Users are responsible for the content of the message they communicate as well as the consequences of any such messages.

SwissTalents reserves the right to remove any offending, inappropriate or unidentified message without compensating and informing the author. SwissTalents, however, has no obligation to delete content that you may find offensive or objectionable.

You agree that you will not use our services for junk mail, chain letters, "spamming", commercial solicitations or to engage in illegal activities.

You may copy messages for personal use, but redistribution in any way requires the permission of SwissTalents. In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copy of this information which you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained herein.

Sponsors, partners, links & offers

The SwissTalents website contains links to sites which are not maintained by SwissTalents. While we try to include only links to sites which are in good taste and safe for our visitors, we are not responsible for the content of those sites and cannot guarantee that sites will not change without our knowledge. Inclusion of such links in the SwissTalents website does not imply SwissTalents's endorsement of the linked sites of their content.

Because we have no control over such sites and information, we make no guarantee as to such sites and information, including the accuracy, currency, content or quality of any such sites and information (and we assume no responsibility as to whether the search locates unintended or objectionable content).

If you chose to link to a site operated by a third party, be advised that SwissTalents's policy no longer applies. SwissTalents recommends you read the privacy policy of that site.


We encourage you to share your comments and questions with us. We will read the mail you send us, but we may not be able to respond to all of it. Please remember that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and that you, and not SwissTalents, have full responsibility for the message, including its reliability, originality, and copyright, as well as the consequences of such messages. Any and all rights to materials and ideas submitted to us become the exclusive property of SwissTalents.


The contents of the SwissTalents website pages, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, icons software, photographs, illustrations, artwork, video and music, names, logos, trademarks, and service marks, are copyrighted materials owned or controlled by SwissTalents. You may download one copy of these materials on any single computer and print a copy of the materials for your own use in learning about, evaluating, or acquiring SwissTalents's services or products. No other permission is granted to you to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, sell, alter, or modify these materials. SwissTalents assumes no responsibility for any other party's site hyperlinked to the SwissTalents website or in which any part of the SwissTalents website has been hyperlinked.

Warranty & liability disclaimer notice

The materials and information you find on the SwissTalents website are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranty for information, services, or products provided through or in connection with the SwissTalents website and any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, expectation of privacy or non-infringement.

This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for a breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action.

Assumption of risk & waiver

Your use of the service and the site is at your own risk. SwissTalents shall not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury or any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or similar damages arising out of your access or use, or your inability to access or use, the site and the service and the information available on the site and service or arising out of any action taken in response to or as a result of any information available on the site and the service.

For and in consideration of permitting you to use the SwissTalents webiste you hereby voluntarily release, discharge, waive and relinquish any and all actions or causes of action, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, for damages and for yourself and your heirs, executors, administrators and assigns hereby release, waive, discharge and relinquish any action or causes of action, aforesaid, which may hereafter arise for yourself and for your estate, and agree that under no circumstances will you or your heirs, executors, administrators and assigns prosecute, present any claim for contractual or tort damages, including personal injury, property damage or wrongful death against SwissTalents, including its parent organization(s) or any of its officers, directors, representatives, agents, servants, or employees (collectively referred to as "agents") for any of said causes of action, whether the same shall arise by the negligence of any of said persons, or otherwise. You hereby voluntarily assume all risks of loss, damage, or injury that may be sustained by you in connection with the use of the SwissTalents website.



You specifically acknowledge that SwissTalents is not liable for your defamatory, offensive, infringing or illegal materials or conduct, or that of third parties, and SwissTalents reserves the right to remove such materials from the SwissTalents website without liability.

Furthermore, you agree and acknowledge that in the event any claim for damages and/or injunctive relief (including, but not limited to claims for defamation, infringement, unlawful conduct, personal injury, property damage or wrongful death) shall be prosecuted against SwissTalents and/or its agents you shall idemnify and save harmless SwissTalents and/or its agents from any and all such claims or causes of action by whomever or wherever made or presented.

SwissTalents may make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or services described in the SwissTalents website, including the terms and conditions of your use of this site, without liability.