The XRONOS database for absolute chronological archaeological information at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bern stores and publishes information with all due care. However, it assumes no liability for the accuracy, completeness and topicality of the information’s content. The XRONOS Database reserves the right to change information completely or partially, to delete information, or to withdraw the publication temporary at any time without preliminary announcement.

Liability claims against the XRONOS Database with regards to material or immaterial damages caused by access, use or non-use of the published information, abuse of the connection, or technical malfunction are excluded. The XRONOS Database does not accept responsibility for the content of alien, meaning not located on its servers or lying outside of its sphere of influence, websites which are connected to this website solely with a link.

All offers are not-binding and without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the author without separate announcement.

The author intended not to use any copyrighted material for the publication or, if not possible, to indicate the copyright of the respective object. The copyright for any material created by the author is reserved. Any duplication or use of objects such as images, diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author’s agreement.

Quoting the documents and websites with correct reference as well as linking the Xronos website is allowed explicitly.

Privacy policy

If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. Users retain full sovereignty over their scientific data that will be fully encrypted in such a way that even the database administrators have no insight into the data. Each individual user has an encrypted key-store in which the public keys for individual data to which they have access are stored. Using these keys, the individual data records, which are encrypted in turn, can then be decrypted and used. The “public user” is created like any other user, and the keys registered for this user are automatically included for all other users. In this way it is ensured that individual users can make their own data available either to individual other users or to the general public, and by accessing the database alone without the corresponding keys for the key storesno access to the data can be gained, not even by the database administrators.

Data, especially personal date deserving particular protection, which you send to the Xronos database via contact formular or e-mail, will be treated strictly confidential and only used in the context, you sent it. However, please notice that sending contact forms or e-mails is not secure normally and data can be intercepted by unauthorised third parties (hackers). Therefore, the Xronos database recommends to send personal data deserving particular protection not via e-mail, or, if you do, check beforehand whether the data is transmitted via a secured transmission protocol.