Version: September 2023
Iconomix is an educational programme that was launched by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) in 2007. In providing the website iconomix.ch (hereinafter ‘iconomix.ch’), the SNB aims to promote economic and financial literacy in Switzerland. With Iconomix, the SNB supports the teaching of economics through experienced-based learning at Swiss upper secondary schools.
The SNB provides teachers who teach at Swiss schools (hereinafter ‘users’) with access to the password-protected area of iconomix.ch, where they can benefit from a variety of functions and services. Users thereby gain access to answer sheets and other support functions/services for their lessons. In exceptional cases, the SNB may also allow other persons to use functions and services in the password-protected area of iconomix.ch.
Any such use is limited to the intended purpose. Users undertake to use iconomix.ch exclusively in accordance with the law.
Use of iconomix.ch is free of charge, however the SNB may charge a fee to cover the costs of certain functions, services and materials. Games and other materials are currently only sent free of charge to active teaching staff working in Switzerland at the upper secondary school level. The SNB reserves the right to introduce a fee for this service in future to contribute to covering the costs.
Personal registration is required in order to use the password-protected area of iconomix.ch. Applications for registration are checked. User accounts will only be opened if the applicant can be unequivocally identified as a teacher working at upper secondary school level in Switzerland. The SNB is entitled to verify information provided by applicants. In particular, the SNB is entitled to consult with educational institutions in order to identify teachers. In exceptional cases, the SNB may also allow other persons to register as users of iconomix.ch.
Registered users are responsible for all activities connected with iconomix.ch that take place via their user account. Users are obliged to keep their access data for the secure area of iconomix.ch confidential and to use them exclusively for their own teaching purposes.
The licence is limited to use for teaching in Switzerland, however in exceptional cases, the SNB may also grant a licence to users abroad.
All rights to content on iconomix.ch made available by the SNB remain with the SNB or expressly named rights holders. Such content may be used in accordance with the licence granted.
Users undertake to enter or publish only such data and content on iconomix.ch that comply with the law. In particular, users may not enter or publish any data or content that is offensive, discriminatory, harmful to business, or promotes violence; that is hateful, misleading, radically left or right wing, pornographic, racist, defamatory, breaches a person’s privacy or is injurious, sexist, indictable, unsafe or libellous. The use of iconomix.ch for advertising purposes is prohibited.
The SNB seeks to ensure that the content on iconomix.ch is regularly updated and that site availability is high (‘best effort’). However, the SNB cannot guarantee that the content is up-to-date, accurate or complete, nor that iconomix.ch will be available at all times. iconomix.ch functions and services are offered on an ‘as is’ basis.
The SNB is liable exclusively for direct damage caused by its own grossly negligent or deliberate actions. Any further liability of the SNB for direct damage, in particular in the event of ordinary and slight negligence, is expressly and fully excluded. Any liability of the SNB for indirect damage and consequential losses, for claims made by other users or any third parties, and for loss of profit is expressly and fully excluded. Any liability for auxiliary persons is excluded.