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Copyright and trademark law

Copyright and all other rights to content, photos, images or other data files on the website are the sole property of the Swiss National Bank (hereinafter referred to as the SNB) or other specifically named rights holders.

The information and data made available on the website may be stored, printed, translated and transmitted for non-commercial purposes, provided that they are not altered and reference is made to the source. If the information or data are modified by users, this has to be explicitly mentioned.

If the information or data are identifiable as coming from external sources, users of such information or data are obliged to respect any existing copyrights and to obtain the corresponding rights of use from these external sources.

Blog articles and comments on the iconomix website reflect the views of the respective authors and do not necessarily represent those of the SNB.

The SNB is the owner of the word mark and combined word and figurative mark ‘iconomix’.


The SNB accepts no responsibility for the information and/or data made available on the website. Under no circumstances will the SNB accept liability for any loss or damage which may result from the use of (or information obtained from) the website, or from links to other websites.

Data privacy

The transmission of personal information via the internet is at users’ own risk. Data provided will be treated confidentially by the SNB and used solely for the purpose intended. In particular, these data will not be forwarded to third parties without the express consent of the persons concerned.

Web statistics

Use of is statistically recorded, and processed and evaluated in anonymous form. Data cannot be traced back to individual profiles.

The statistical service provider for is etracker GmbH based in Hamburg, Germany. Data are stored and evaluated for accountability and improvement purposes. IP addresses are temporarily stored for this purpose and cookies may be used. Cookies are small text files which are stored locally in the cache of the page visitor’s internet browser. They facilitate internet browser recognition. Data collected by means of etracker technology will not be used to personally identify visitors to this website and will not be compiled with personal data relating to the person referred to by the pseudonym, unless agreed to separately by the person concerned.

Guidelines for user comments

The following supplementary provisions apply to the comments function on

The content of published comments must relate to the topic presented in the corresponding contribution and must be conducive to a pertinent discussion.

Authors of comments are responsible for ensuring that their content is accurate, lawful and does not violate third-party rights. The authors alone may be held liable for any legal consequences. They agree to hold the SNB harmless with respect to any third-party claims filed as a result of their contributions.

Comments are reviewed before entering the public domain. Comments or content that do not relate to the purpose of the service will not be published. The SNB reserves the right to shorten comments. In the case of older contributions, the option for posting comments will cease to be available once a certain period of time has elapsed.

Right of use
Authors of comments grant the SNB the right to use their comments on the platform free of charge and with no restrictions in terms of time or space. This also includes the right to reproduce the texts in other publications (e.g. brochures) or to save them in archives.