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Operator and purpose

The Commune of Bern (Einwohnergemeinde), represented by the Information Service (Informationsdienst) of the City of Bern, is the owner and operator of the website. The purpose of is the rapid provision of up-to-date information about the Bern commune (Einwohnergemeinde) and city administration to the site’s visitors. The information in this legal notice applies only to content retrievable at

The Information Service reserves the right to modify content, design or technical features at any time without notice.


All content at is protected by copyright. Written permission from the information service (Informationsdienst) of the City of Bern is required for public and commercial use thereof. The copying or changing the design for public or commercial use is also prohibited.

Permission is also required before pages or elements of pages of can be integrated into other websites. Placement of a hyperlink leading to is not considered integration.

The content management system in use is based on modules from the association and the open source content management system Plone. Plone is an Open Source CMS and is covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL) ( The CMS source text is freely available at Plone and can be modified or expanded.


The Information Service disclaims any and all responsibility for the accuracy and up-to-date nature of the content at The same applies for all websites that link to or from In particular, the Information Service denies responsibility of any kind for content of any kind whatsoever of relevance to criminal law on websites that link to or from

The Bern city administration (Stadtverwaltung Bern) makes no guarantee relating to the operation of the website and disclaims liability of any kind for any and all damages to hardware or software caused by viruses or technical problems of any kind whatsoever. All visitors use on their own responsibility and at the their own risk.

Data protection

Personal data are treated as confidential in accordance with the applicable laws. Internet visitor data in anonymous form is evaluated for the purposes of optimizing online offerings. This website uses the web analysis service matomo (formerly Piwik) and temporarily Siteimprove Analytics .

Both analysis services use so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored in your computer and that allow us to analyse use of our website. The user information generated for this purpose by the cookie is transmitted to our server and stored for the purposes of use analysis for website optimization. Your IP address is immediately rendered anonymous during this process, meaning that you, as a user, remain anonymous for us.

The information about your use of this website generated by the cookies is not transmitted to third parties. You can set your browser to prevent the use of the cookies; if you do so, however, it is possible, that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features of this website.

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