Legal Notice

Data Protection

Personal data is processed confidentially and in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Using our website is generally possible without providing personal data. When you browse our site, use the online contact form, or correspond with us, we only collect data if it is necessary to complete our task and only for the purpose indicated. This data is not transmitted to third parties without your express consent. Data is collected for statistical evaluation purposes in order to improve our offer, but only in anonymized form. We retain your personal data for as long as we consider it necessary or appropriate, to comply with legal obligations, or for the duration necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.

Data Security

Access to the online catalog and email transfer are generally unencrypted. Therefore, no confidential data should be sent by email. Please use an appropriate service in such cases (messaging program with a corresponding function, web service, etc.). Requests are processed via the chosen method of contacting the Municipal Archives. If you wish to receive a response to an email request via another channel, please indicate this expressly in your request.


The Municipal Archives regularly check the accuracy and completeness of the information published online. However, they cannot be held responsible for any material or immaterial damages that may be caused by accessing, using, or not using the information, by misusing the connection, or by technical problems. In particular, the Municipal Archives have no influence on information accessible via external links to other providers, and therefore also decline any responsibility for third-party websites. The information provided is an offer without obligation. The Municipal Archives do not guarantee the functioning of the scopeArchiv website - Information on research ( and decline any responsibility for any possible damage to computer hardware or software caused by viruses or any other technical problems. Access to the site is at the user's own risk and responsibility.


This website uses cookies, which are used to make our offer more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use have a short lifespan and are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us, for example, to recognize the settings you have made and thus increase your ease of use. You can configure your browser to be informed about the creation of cookies and to be able to accept them on a case-by-case basis, to exclude them systematically, and you can activate automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.


Copyright and all other rights on the website are protected (third-party rights remain reserved). The information published on this website may be downloaded and printed for your own use. Apart from these uses, no other right related to the content is transferred. Reproduction of any element requires prior written consent from the copyright holders.

Right to access, rectification, deletion and blocking

Any person has the right to obtain free information about the data stored concerning them, their origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing, as well as to have these data rectified, deleted, or blocked (art. 13 of the Data Protection Act, LCPD).

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

The exclusive jurisdiction is in Biel/Bienne. Only Swiss law applies, regardless of conflict of laws rules.
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