Data protection


Although every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information available on this website, the Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy, correctness, topicality, reliability and completeness of this information. The Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel expressly reserves the right to modify, in whole or in part, the content of this website, to delete it or temporarily cease publication, at any time and without prior notice. The Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel shall not be held liable for any material or immaterial damage resulting from access to the information published, from its use or non-use, from the misuse of the connection or from technical problems.

Data protection

Pursuant to article 13 of the Federal Constitution, federal and cantonal legislation on data protection, as well as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), every individual has the right to respect for his/her private life and the right to be protected against misuse of personal data concerning him/her. The Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel strictly complies with these provisions.

Personal data is treated confidentially and is neither sold nor passed on to third parties. In close cooperation with our web hosts, we make every effort to protect our databases from external intrusion, improper use or falsification. You have the right to access, correct and delete your personal data.
The Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel only retains your personal data if you have contacted the service, in order to ensure the procedure is properly monitored. If you do not wish the information you have submitted to be retained, you should contact the administration by mail at the address given in the directory.

However, the Service of the Economy of the canton of Neuchâtel is not responsible for your data security. It is your responsibility to make an up-to-date backup copy of the data you provide and to store it somewhere other than the website.

The use of cookies on this website

When you consult this website, cookies will be transferred to your computer, mobile or tablet. They enable us to personalise content on our website, provide functions for sharing our articles on social media and analyse website traffic in order to improve the site’s content and user navigation (number of visitors, average time spent on the website, the most-visited pages, etc.). They are not used for advertising purposes.

A cookie is a piece of information that is placed on your hard drive when you visit a website. It contains data such as the name of the server that placed it there, a unique numeric identifier and sometimes an expiry date. On your computer, cookies are managed by your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome).

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service, in order to improve our online offer. You will find Google’s confidentiality rules on this page.

You can choose to disable cookies by clicking the “refuse cookies” button in the window that is displayed when you visit our website, and by clicking on “Settings” in the bar at the bottom of the page. Nevertheless, in order to use all of functions offered by the website, we recommend activating them.
You can also configure your cookie settings (delete or refuse them or manage your cookie preferences) on your browser. The following links explain how to adjust the settings for the main browsers :

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References and links

References and links to other websites are not the responsibility of the Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel. Access to these websites and their use shall be at the user’s own risk. The Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel expressly states that it has no influence whatsoever on the form, content and offers of the websites linked to via hyperlinks. Responsibility for the information and services offered on these websites rests entirely with the authors. The Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel accepts no liability for such websites.

Logo, use and protection

The name “Service de l’économie du canton de Neuchâtel (NECO)” (Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel) and its logo are protected by intellectual property law. Entities wishing to use the logo must specifically request written authorisation, duly substantiated and documented. Before using it, they must submit a sample of the document containing these elements to NECO by post or email.

The logo can only be used once permission has been granted to the applicant. Any illicit or unauthorised use of the logos will be legally prosecuted. Sanctions will be imposed by the judicial body according to applicable existing Swiss laws.

The Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel authorises any other website or material to include a hyperlink to its contents except for those which publish polemical, pornographic, xenophobic, indecent or immoral content. However, the integrity of the page linked to must be respected, and no insertion into other websites is permitted. Similarly, the link must clearly indicate the nature of the content, as well as the exact address of the page. Any use of links to the site of the Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel for commercial or advertising purposes is forbidden.


Illustrations: The Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel, Tourisme Neuchâtelois, CSEM, Roman Sojic, Sven Almeida, Johana Bernasconi, Unsplash.

The downloading or copying of texts, illustrations, photographs or other data does not entail any transfer of rights to the content. Copyright and any other rights related to the texts, illustrations, photographs and other data posted on the website are the property of NECO or of the specifically mentioned rights holders. Any reproduction is subject to prior written permission from the rights holder. Any hacking attempt or fraudulent use of the website will be registered and legal action will be taken.

Publishing and technical information

Publisher: The Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel (NECO)

Content: The Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel (NECO)

Graphic design: Raccoon, Neuchâtel

Development and maintenance: Raccoon, Neuchâtel

The Economy Department of the canton of Neuchâtel, May 2019


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