Legal notice (Impressum)

Legal notice (Impressum)

Publisher:, c/o Empa, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, CH-9014 St. Gallen, +41(0)58 765 75 31,

Webmaster:  Christine D’Anna-Huber, cdh Wissenschaft im Text

Web design and technical implementation: Alpine Studios,

 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 proposedexpert(s). follows up 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). 

External links

This page contains links to external websites or third party web sites, 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.

Confidentiality and privacy policy 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). reserves the right to amend or delete all or part of this privacy policy at any time and without providing prior notice. For any questions regarding this privacy policy or for more information, please contact us on

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.


All documents and web pages are copyright protected and may only be used for private or scientific purposes. They may not be copied or printed out for commercial use. Material protected by copyright or parts thereof may neither be used to make multiple copies nor stored on other servers, CD-ROMs or other data storage media, nor be transmitted to newsgroups or online services without the prior written permission The temporary storage of copyright protected material, or part thereof, in a cache or on a proxy server, with the sole aim of reducing access time, is permitted. Citing copyright protected works, or parts thereof is expressly allowed as long as the source is correctly acknowledged. The creation of links to our website is also permitted.

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.