Legal notice

Limitation of liability

Despite the great attention it pays to the accuracy of the information published on its sites, the University of Fribourg cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, precision, timeliness, reliability and completeness of this information.

Only the laws, ordinances, regulations and other legal texts published in the systematic collection of the State of Fribourg or the University of Fribourg shall be binding in the event of any contradiction or discrepancy with the content published online.

The University of Fribourg expressly reserves the right to modify the contents of these sites in whole or in part, to delete them or to temporarily suspend their distribution at any time and without prior notice.

The University of Fribourg cannot be held liable for any material or immaterial damage that may be caused by access to the information provided or by their use or non-use, misuse of the connection or technical problems.

Data protection and privacy policy

Article 13 of the Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation, Article 12 of the Constitution of the Canton of Fribourg and Fribourg's data protection legislation provide that everyone has the right to the protection of his or her privacy and to protection against the misuse of personal and sensitive data concerning him or her. The University of Fribourg strictly observes these provisions.

Personal data are treated confidentially and are neither sold nor transmitted to third parties without the prior consent of the person concerned.

No personal data is recorded when accessing the home page. Nevertheless, the IP address is recorded. This address does not identify a person but a machine, the one that is in communication with the Internet server of the University of Fribourg at the time of the request to the latter's site.

The Internet server of the University of Fribourg only records statistical data of non-personal use, through cookies, to analyse the assessment of the quality of its offer (files, journals, logs). It uses Google Analytics (GA) on some sites to analyze the audience as well as Captchas and Google Tag Manager on some pages, this on a temporary basis to improve navigation and content. The usage data are therefore not associated with personal data. You will find more information on the privacy rules of these tools on the following sites:

The processing of the data in question is based on Article 4 of the Fribourg Cantonal Data Protection Act of 25 November 1994 (LPrD) in conjunction with Article 13 para. 1 of the Statutes of the University of Fribourg of 4 November 2016. Our interest in processing this data is necessary for the optimization of our online offer and website. Since the privacy of our visitors is particularly important to us, GA's IP address is anonymized as soon as possible and connection or device identifiers are converted to a unique key, but not assigned to a person.

When making voluntary contact, e. g. by filling in a form, different rules apply; personal data necessary for processing the request will be requested. When you register your email address, it is stored.

E-mail addresses or other data allowing the person to be identified are under no circumstances transmitted to entities external to the University of Fribourg without the prior consent of the persons concerned. Only authorized persons will process this data.

References and links to other websites

References and links to other websites are provided for information purposes only, the content, form and services offered by these websites being the sole responsibility of their authors. Access to and use of these sites is at the risk of those who visit them. The University of Fribourg expressly declares that it has no influence on the form, content and offers of the sites to which it refers.

The University of Fribourg accepts no responsibility for such websites.


The information contained on the websites of the University of Fribourg is publicly accessible. Nevertheless, the downloading or copying of texts, illustrations, photographs, videos or other data does not entail any transfer of rights over the contents, nor any other right such as a retransmission.

The copyright and all other rights related to texts, illustrations, photographs, videos and other data placed on the websites of the University of Fribourg are the exclusive property of the University of Fribourg or of the expressly mentioned owners.

Any reproduction or distribution is subject to the prior written authorization of the rights holder.

It is permitted to cite documents and websites with a correct reference to the source as well as to place links to our website.

Criticisms and points of contention

Criticisms or points of contention should be addressed to the unit concerned (address at the bottom of the page) or for questions related to data protection to the Data Protection Officer of the University of Fribourg (