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Service provider as per MStV/TMG
(German Inter-State Broadcasting Agreement/German Teleservice Act):

Science Media Center Germany gGmbH
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33
69118 Heidelberg Germany

Handelsregister: HRB 335493
Registration court: Amtgericht Mannheim

Directors authorised to represent the company:

Volker Stollorz

Responsible for the editorial content (webmaster) as per article 18 paragraph 2 MStV
(German Inter-State Media Agreement):

Volker Stollorz

Editorial Office

Science Media Center Germany gGmbH
Rosenstr. 42-44
50678 Köln
Phone +49 221 8888 25-0
Fax +49 221 8888 25-29

Gender Disclaimer

Whenever we mention people, we are, of course, referring to both men and women equally. 

Data Protection

We take data protection very seriously and strictly abide by data protection laws. We only store personal data in accordance with the data protection regulations that are in force in Germany.

More information on data protection

Liability for Contents

As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities. Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Liability for Links

Our offer includes links to external third party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents. The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.


Contents and compilations published on these websites by the providers are subject to German copyright laws. Reproduction, editing, distribution as well as the use of any kind outside the scope of the copyright law require a written permission of the author or originator. Downloads and copies of these websites are permitted for private use only. The commercial use of our contents without permission of the originator is prohibited. Copyright laws of third parties are respected as long as the contents on these websites do not originate from the provider. Contributions of third parties on this site are indicated as such. However, if you notice any violations of copyright law, please inform us. Such contents will be removed immediately.