Copyright ©, limitation of liability and data protection
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) respects all third-party rights, in particular rights relating to works protected by copyright (information or data, wordings and depictions, to the extent that these are of an individual character).
On its website, the SNB provides information and data. Such information and data may be saved, translated (with reference to the source), transmitted or used in other ways, for non-commercial purposes, compatible with the purpose of such information or data. Moreover, links to the SNB website may be created, provided, however, that any false or misleading impression as to the existence of any business or other connection with the SNB is avoided.
To the extent that the information and data clearly derive from outside sources, the users of such information and data are obliged to respect any existing copyrights and to obtain the right of use from the relevant outside source themselves.
Limitation of liability
The SNB accepts no responsibility for any information made available on its website. Under no circumstances can it accept any liability for losses or damage which may result from the use of, or the information obtained from, the SNB website or from links to other websites. This limitation of liability applies, in particular, to the topicality, accuracy, validity and availability of the information. No data calculated by the SNB and made available on its website are intended for direct or indirect use in connection with financial transactions (e.g. as underlying benchmark). Such data are published for information purposes only. Third-party data that are made available on the SNB website and may be intended for use in connection with financial transactions must, for this purpose, be obtained from their original source.
The transfer of personal data via the internet is carried out at your own risk. The SNB will use your data in accordance with the purpose intended and will keep it confidential. In particular, such data will not be passed on to third parties. The SNB is subject to the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act.
Warning against fraudulent e-mails
Time and again, the name, lettering and address of the SNB are wrongfully used in connection with fraudulent e-mails.
The SNB has become aware of several cases of fraudulent e-mails mentioning the SNB either as a bank through which a payment is supposed to be made, or where an alleged credit balance is being held that is to be paid out to the recipient of the e-mail.
In many cases, fraudulent e-mails ask for prepayment of a fee or disclosure of personal data (address, date of birth, bank connection, telephone or fax number, etc.) as the prerequisite for payment of the sum concerned. Contact with the defrauder generally breaks off as soon as the fee has been paid or the data disclosed.
The SNB is Switzerland’s central bank. In this function, it conducts the country’s monetary policy, regulates the national currency circulation and facilitates payment transactions. It does not, however, maintain any direct customer relations with private individuals and companies that are non-banks, neither does it provide any financial services.
The SNB urgently warns against money transfers or the disclosure of personal data to anybody purporting to represent the SNB and/or to maintain a banking relationship with the SNB.
The SNB recommends anyone who feels that they have become a victim of fraud to contact the relevant criminal authority.