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FINMA seeks to ensure that the information it publishes is correct, up-to-date, reliable and complete. It cannot, however, provide any guarantee for this. Information about legal issues, particularly on the  "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) web page, does not constitute any legal advice or opinion on the part of FINMA.

FINMA expressly reserves the right to make full or partial changes to the content of this website, to remove it or to temporarily suspend its publication at any time and without prior notice.

FINMA accepts no liability for losses or consequential losses of any kind which are associated in any way with accessing, using or searching its website or the information published on it.

References and links

FINMA's website contains references and links to external websites. The content and technical design of those websites lie outside FINMA’s responsibility. Access to and use of these websites is at the user’s own risk.

Data protection

FINMA treats all personal data received via its website confidentially. Together with its hosting provider, FINMA endeavours to protect its databases to the best of its ability against unauthorised access, loss, misuse or falsification.

In principle, FINMA's website may be accessed without providing any personal details. The web servers operated by FINMA’s hosting provider record non-personal usage data. FINMA uses these anonymous data to identify trends in user behaviour, thus enabling it to make ongoing improvements to its online offering. The usage data are not linked to personal data.

FINMA uses cookies on its website and software to compile and evaluate user visits by means of log files on the web servers operated by its hosting provider. The following data may be recorded: IP address (anonymised before being recorded), the access time and the number of times FINMA's website is accessed, details about the browser used and the operating system, the domain of the user’s internet provider, an approximate indication of the user’s location, the entries made by the user in the website search fields, and an overview of all the files requested by the user.

Using FINMA logo

Using and reproducing FINMA logo (including the design) is not permitted.


The information contained in FINMA's website is intended for use by the general public. Downloading or copying content, images, photographs or other files does not confer any rights whatsoever with regard to the content.

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