General legal information

By accessing information made available on the web and in particular from the domains by Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and its constituents, the user declares that they understand and accept the legal conditions set out below.

Should parts of this text (regulations) fail or cease to correspond to the applicable legal situation, the content of the other parts of the document shall nevertheless remain valid / in force.



All online content and web pages - as well as all parts thereof - hosted on the domains are protected by copyright. They may only be copied, printed, saved, reproduced (including translation) or otherwise used for private/scientific/disclosure purposes and not for commercial purposes, provided that the source is correctly indicated.

Quoting and sharing of web content is permitted for non-commercial purposes and provided that the source is correctly indicated and a hyperlink is provided.

Copying, printing, saving, reproducing (including translation), quoting and sharing and any other use, always intended for private/scientific/informative and non-commercial purposes, does not imply any transfer of copyright or any other right on the contents.

The logotype of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is reproduced on its web pages. The use of the logo is reserved and subject to defined rules (for further information).


Legal Disclaimer

The University ensures that the information published on the domains is accurate and up-to-date. However, the University shall assume no responsibility for the actual update, correctness, completeness or adequate quality of the information provided. The University reserves the right to change this information at any time and without prior notice.

To the extent permissible by law, the University cannot be held liable for damage or injury, whether tangible or intangible, caused by access, use or non-use of published information or by misuse of connection or technical defects.

The University is not responsible for the content of third-party websites retrievable through hypertext links, and declines all responsibility for their content, for the product or services offered on them or for any other offers.



Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) observes the federal and cantonal provisions in force on the right to privacy (Article 13 of the Federal Constitution; Cantonal Law on the protection of personal data of 9 March 1987 and related regulations), as well as those of the European Union where applicable (Regulation 679/2016).  

No personal data is recorded when browsing the University's websites (domains Exceptions are:

  • access credentials (login, sign-in) used voluntarily by the user to take advantage of specific content or functionality, which are recorded until the user exits the website (logout, sign-out);
  • personal data provided by the user consensually, e.g. through forms. The personal data collected in this way are treated confidentially only by those employees who need them for the performance of their duties and are not passed on to third parties, except with the express prior consent of the person concerned.

The University's websites make or may make use of «cookies», either their own or those of third parties, to collect aggregate statistical data on use that cannot be traced back to individuals, in order to improve the quality of the contents.