Legal Notice

Service provider:

University of Kassel
East-West-Science Centre (OWWZ)
Mönchebergstr. 7
34109 Kassel, Germany
The director: Dr. Gabriele Gorzka
Tel: +49 (0)561 / 804-35 67
Tel.: +49 (0)561 / 804-30 57
Fax: +49 (0)561 / 804-30 92
Internet: http: //

The East-West-Science Centre as a unit of UniKasselTransfer is a facility of the University of Kassel, represented by the director Dr. Gabriele Gorzka. The legal representative of the University of Kassel is the president, Prof. Dr. Postlep.

Supervisory body: Hessen Ministry of Science and Art, Rheinstr. 23-25, 65185 Wiesbaden.

The contents have been compiled by us electronically and revised by hand. We take no liability for possible divergences of original texts we take over no liability. Please send your suggestions about how we can extend our information base, as well as any error you may have spotted, to the following email address:

The copyright for the websites of the East-West-Science Centre, as well as the rights for contents and creation, are owned by the East-West-Science Centre. It is permissible to use the contents of the website for educational, scientific or private purpose by indicating the source in a appropriate manner. Written approval must be given by the supervisor of the East-West-Science Centre for the reproduction of the layouts and the HTML source texts, even in modified form. This also applies in cases where the material is used for commercial purposes.

Liability / Disclaimer
Aas a contents supplier according to §6 paragraph 1 of the media service state treaty, the East-West-Science Centre is responsible for its "own contents", which it holds ready to use, according to general laws. This legal notice is relevant for all offers of information provided by the East-West-Science Centre in websites, which are marked "© Ost West Wissenschaftszentrum Kassel" and which are accessible via the URL: The East West Science Centre holds no liability for its completeness or suitability for certain purposes. The use of contents from the Internet pages is at the user’s risk.

Information regarding external links
It is important to distinguish between "own contents" and hyperlinks to other university services, as well as to other service suppliers. "Links" always concern "living" (dynamic) references. When the link was originally made, the East-West-Science Centre checked the external site's contents to make sure it did not infringe any laws. However, the East-West-Science Centre does not regularly check changes to the contents of external sites, to which most of its  information in the internet refers, and it cannot regularly control foreign contents. If it is ascertained that a service, to which it has provided a link, infringes upon a civil law or criminal responsibility, then the link to this site will be canceled.
In spite of careful content control no liability will be taken over the contents of external links. The operators of the external sites be as sole responsibility for these sites. With its judgment from 12.05.1998 "liability for links" (312 O 85/98), the District Court of Hamburg ruled that one is responsible for contents of the "linked" page or jointly responsible by attaching a link. One can prevent this from dissociating oneself clearly from these contents. In the line with this the East- West-Science Centre dissociates itself expressively from all contents of all linked pages on its internet pages. It neither has influence on the creation and contents of the linked pages, nor does it adopt these contents. This statement applies to all links and link collections, which currently exist or that will exist in the future.

Storage of access data
As a rule, access data is stored for every request for information from the East-West-Science Centre's websites. The maximum content that a data set contains is:

- Calculator address (IP number) of the visitor
- the page, from which the file was requested
- the name of the file
- date and time of the request
- the amount of data transferred
- the access status (file, file not found etc.)
- a description of the web browser used .

No user profiles are created. The stored access data can be processed according to the regulations of §6 Use Order for the Data Processing and Data Communication Infrastructure of the University of Kassel from the 18th May, 1999. This access data will not be passed on to a third party. 

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