Legal information

This information concerns all websites of the University of Lausanne (UNIL)

Limitation of liability

Despite taking all possible steps to ensure the correctness of information contained on its websites, the University of Lausanne cannot be held liable for the accuracy, exactitude, currentness, reliability or integrity of such information.

The University of Lausanne expressly reserves the right to modify in part or in full the content of such websites, withdraw them, or temporarily suspend their availability, at any time and without notice.

The University of Lausanne shall not be liable for any material or consequential damage caused by access to information made available, or by its use or non-use, incorrect use of the connection or technical problems.

References and links to other websites

References and links to other websites are informative only and the content, form and services offered by such websites are the sole responsibility of their authors. Access to such websites and their use is at the risk of those who consult them.

Data protection

Article 13 of the Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation and the law of the canton of Vaud on data protection and its implementing regulations state that every person has a right to the protection of privacy, and to protection from the misuse of personal and sensitive data concerning them. The University of Lausanne strictly observes these provisions.

Personal data is processed confidentially and is neither sold nor transmitted to third parties without the prior approval of the individual concerned.

No personal data is stored when accessing the home page. The University of Lausanne web server records only statistical data for non-personal use, by means of cookies, to analyse the perceived quality of its offer (files, logs). It uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to analyse the traffic on some websites, and Hotjar temporarily on some pages in order to improve navigation and content. Operational data is not therefore associated with personal data. You can find more information concerning the rules of confidentiality of these systems on their websites: Google Analytics and Hotjar.

These rules do not apply however where contact is expressly made.

Email addresses or other data allowing individuals to be identified are under no circumstances transmitted to entities outside the University of Lausanne without the prior approval of those concerned. Only the site’s webmaster retains emails received by the site. However complaints communicated by this method will be forwarded to the Legal Department of the UNIL and to the unit concerned so that further action may be taken.


Copyright: University of Lausanne, 2019.

Information contained on the websites of the University of Lausanne is made available to the public. The downloading or copying of text, illustrations, photographs, videos or other data engenders no transfer of rights in respect of content, or any other rights such as in particular retransmission.

Copyright and all other rights relating to text, illustrations, photographs and other data placed on the websites of the University of Lausanne are owned exclusively by the latter or by those holders expressly mentioned. Reproduction or transmission of any kind is subject to the prior written approval of the rights holder.

Lausanne, October 2019

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