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Legal Notice

The following information presents the legally prescribed specifications of the supplier's identity as well as important legal particulars concerning the internet presence of the project Yacora on the Web, hosted by Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP) under URL:



Supplier of this internet presence in the legal sense is Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V.


Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D - 80539 München


Name: Dirk Wünderlich


Association register

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is entered in the Association Register of Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg under register number VR 13378 B.

Legal particulars concerning form of organization

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is a non-profit-making research society organized in the legal form of a registered association. The institutes and facilities of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft are largely independent organizations and, as a rule, are not legal entities in their own right. This also applies to Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, the host of this internet presence.



Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is legally represented by its Board of Directors, and this in turn by its President, Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, and its Secretary-General, Dr. Rüdiger Willems.

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik is legally represented by its Scientific Director, Prof. Dr. Sibylle Günter, and its Managing Director, Dr. Josef Schweinzer.

Value-added tax identification number

The VAT identification number of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is DE 129517720.

Editor responsible

Editor responsible for the project Yacora on the Web is Dr. Dirk Wünderlich.

Applicable Law

Although most parts of the internet presence are provided in English as this is exclusively a service for the users of this website German Law shall apply.


Data protection note


Data acquisition and data processing

Visits to this internet presence are protocolled. This covers in anonymised form the IP address currently used by your computer and also other technical data of the visit.
In the context of this internet visit no cookies are used.
Evaluation of data is performed only in anonymised form for statistical purposes.
Person-related user profiles are not produced.
Questions concerning the subject of data protection can be referred to the data protection officer of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft at / ++49-89-2108-1317.

Personalised services / newsletter

Insofar as you have decided to make us of a personalised service or to register with a newsletter service, your data needed for this purpose will be stored. As a rule, this will comprise your e-mail address, name and surnames, and other data depending on the particular service. Your data will be used merely to ensure that the service you require is provided to your satisfaction, and that enquiries from you are clarified. Should you want to discontinue a personalised service, your personal data will be deleted on cancellation. If you want to cancel a newsletter subscription, you can either send us an e-mail or use the cancellation link at the end of the newsletter mail.

Data transmission

Your personal data will be transmitted to government agencies and authorities only in such cases as required by law or in the criminal prosecution of attacks on our network infrastructure. There will be no transfer of your data to third parties for other purposes.

Legal particulars concerning liability / disclaimers

As supplier of contents in accordance with § 7 Sec. 1 Telemediengesetz (Telemedia Act) Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is responsible under general law for its own contents made available for use.
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft endeavours to ensure the correctness and topicality of the information presented in this internet presence. Errors and inaccuracies can nevertheless not be completely excluded. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft therefore provides no guarantee for the topicality, correctness, completeness and quality of the information presented. For damage of a material or immaterial nature arising directly or indirectly from use or non-use of the information presented or from use of incorrect or incomplete information Max-Planck-Gesellschaft accepts no liability, insofar as it cannot be charged with incontestably deliberate or grossly negligent blame. The same applies to software supplied free of charge for download. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft reserves the right to amend, supplement or delete part or all of its internet service without separate notification, or to stop publication temporarily or permanently.

Legal particulars concerning links to external pages

This internet presence contains links to external pages. These external links are denoted with an underline.

The respective presenters of linked external pages are always responsible for their own contents. When presenting a link for the first time the webmaster examines the external content to check whether it will incur possible action under civil or criminal law. Permanent checking of the contents of linked external pages without concrete evidence of legal contraventions is, however, unreasonable. If the webmaster ascertains or is notified by others that an external service to which it is linked has incurred action under civil or criminal law, it will instantly sever the link to this service. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and the project Yacora on the Web expressly dissociates itself from such contents.

Legal particulars concerning copyright

The layout of these websites, the graphics used, and the other contents of the internet presence are protected by copyright. Where not otherwise stated, the rights of use are invested in Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V. as represented by Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik.

© Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V.

Reproduction specifying the source is permissible barring regulations to the contrary.

If prior permission is required for reproduction of certain text and multimedia data (audio, visual, programmes etc.), then this supersedes the foregoing general permission; attention is expressly drawn to any restrictions on use thereof.