Impressum, Disclaimer and Privacy Policy


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Declaration relies on a network of renowned experts covering different aspects of nanomaterials (characterization, toxicity, regulatory aspects) and collects relevant literature and regulatory information. Each request received by will be examined by the team which will then either answer the applicant’s query on the basis of the considerable information material at its disposal or direct them to the relevant expert(s). assumes no guarantee with regard to the disclosed information being correct, accurate, useable, complete, up-to-date, reliable or industrially realizable and no guarantee with regard to the proposed relevant expert(s). shall not be held liable for damages resulting from the access to or use or non-use of information disclosed by or for information provided by the proposed expert(s). follows up on each contact with applicants as well as each contact between experts and applicants in order to check and, if necessary, adapt the quality of the service provided. During the pilot phase of two years, the service of is free of charge.

Disclaimer is designed to facilitate access to existing knowledge resources, to provide qualified advice and to arrange contact with experts. All information and material available on are provided for informational purposes only and without warranty, express or implied, as to their legal effect and completeness.

Exclusion of Liability

Although takes all possible care to ensure the correctness of disclosed information, it cannot guarantee the correctness, accuracy, up-to-datedness, reliability, usability and completeness of the content of this information. expressly reserves the right to change, to delete or temporarily not to publish the contents wholly or partly at any time and without giving notice. declines all liability, be it because of damages (tangible or intangible or direct or indirect) arising from accessing, using or not using the disclosed information or through misuse of the connection or as a result of technical breakdowns. Furthermore, shall not be held liable for information provided by the proposed expert(s).

Applicable law and court of jurisdiction

Any disputes resulting from the use of this website or the provision of services by shall be governed by Swiss Law. The court of jurisdiction is St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Confidentiality and privacy policy

With this privacy policy, we inform you which data collects, processes and discloses from you as a user of the website and for what purpose. We also inform you about your rights with this privacy policy.

Applicable law

Your personal data is collected and processed in compliance with the applicable data protection laws and requirements. In all other respects, accepts no liability for the use of this website.

What data is collected when you visit the website?

The website collects various general data and information from users in the server log files:

  • Browser type and operating system used
  • The webpages visited on
  • Date and time of access
  • IP address

This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content you have requested; it is generally collected when you use the Internet. strives to ensure the protection of your information through responsible practices in accordance with currently valid Swiss data protection legislation and, where applicable, with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. Unless expressly stipulated, communication between you and is not subject to a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

On some pages, you have the possibility to enter personal or business data (e. g. e-mail addresses, names, postal addresses, etc.). The disclosure of this data is voluntary. only collects and uses the absolute minimum required in terms of personal data. uses the personal data submitted by you in order to enable requested exchanges of information or for other specific contact purposes. Users have the right to request the deletion, blocking or correction/amendment of any data about them.

Visits to the website are generally anonymous in nature, however, may evaluate access data relating to your visit using tools from third party providers (e.g. Google Analytics, see below).


This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit this website. The cookies used serve to save your selected language and we also use cookies to statistically record the use of our website.
You have the option of deactivating the use of cookies in your browser:


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses „cookies“, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States (or in other countries). Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. According to Google, it will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Newsletter (Mailchimp)

We use the services of MailChimp to send the newsletter. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, United States.
We only process data that can be used to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked on. Technical information is also collected, e.g. :

– Time of access
– IP address
– browser type
– operating system

When you open an email sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the email (known as a web beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the USA. With the help of MailChimp, we can analyse our newsletter campaigns. This information is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
We only store your personal data for the purpose of sending the newsletter if you have voluntarily given us your consent to do so in accordance with Art. 31 para. 1 FADP or Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.
The processing is necessary for sending our newsletter and for statistical analysis.

If you do not wish to be analysed by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message.

The data you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted from both our servers and MailChimp’s servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for events or workshop registrations) remain unaffected by this.

E-mail communication

If you contact us by e-mail, we will include your voluntarily provided contact details, such as name and e-mail address, in the reply to your enquiry.

Please note that data exchange by e-mail is not secure. We recommend that you use an encrypted transmission method, particularly for confidential information or personal data requiring special protection. Accordingly, please inform us if you wish to communicate with us in encrypted form.

We process the following data sent to us:
– Title, surname, first name
– e-mail address
– Postal address, if applicable

We process your personal data in order to respond to your enquiry.
The data processing is carried out at your request and is necessary for the fulfillment of pre-contractual measures in accordance with Art. 31 para. 2 lit. a FADP and Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.
The processing is necessary to respond to your communication. Your personal data collected for this purpose will be stored for as long as we have an interest in safeguarding our rights.

Data security
Data security is ensured by suitable technical and organisational measures that are appropriate to the risk.

External links

This page contains links to external websites or third-party websites, i.e. web sites not located on servers or in its area of influence. These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. bears no responsibility for the accuracy or legality of the content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

What rights do you have?

On request, will provide you with information as to whether and, if so, what data about you is stored. You have the right to request the deletion or correction of this data. You can prohibit from using collected data and you have the right to inspect your personal data.

For any questions regarding this privacy policy or for more information, please contact us at


Please note that in the course of the further development of this website and the implementation of new technologies or changes to legal provisions, individual updates to this privacy policy may become necessary. reserves the right to amend this privacy policy at any time in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations. The current version published on this website shall apply.

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Last modified: 23/8/20