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Provider Identification

The following paragraph contain information about the provider of the website Einstein Online (, "this website"), about the website's privacy policy, and other important legal information, as required by German law.


The provider of this Website within the legal meaning of the term is the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, a registered association under German law

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstraße 8
80539 München
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 2108 - 0

Register of Societies and Associations
The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B.

Legal Representation
The Max Planck Society is legally represented by its Board of Directors which, in turn, is represented by the President of the Society, Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann and by the Society's Secretary General, Rüdiger Willems.

Value-Added Tax Identification Number
The value-added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.

Contact person for legal concerns
If you have any legal concerns or issues regarding this website, please contact:

Dr. Elke Müller
Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik
Am Mühlenberg 1
D-14476 Golm

Legal Structure
The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research organisation, which is organized as a registered association. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are largely autonomous in terms of organization and research, but as a rule have no legal capacity of their own.

Privacy and data protection

Einstein Online is committed to protecting the privacy of its website visitors. All information gathered from you in connection with your use of this website (the “Einstein Online”) is governed by the following privacy policy.

By their nature, electronic communication protocols require our servers and your computer to share information about each other. Some of this information could potentially be used to draw conclusions about your identity. Einsteni Online makes no attempt to identify its individual users; in particular, we do not systematically collect names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses or other personally identifying information of Einstein Online users, unless you voluntarily send it to us by contacting us to request additional information. In the latter case, the information we obtain from you will only be used to reply to your request.

Visits to Einstein Online  are logged in order to derive statistical information (number of hits and visits for the site and for individual pages, broken down by country, where possible) about Einstein Online usage. As part of the logging process, an anonymized version of the IP address used by your computer, as well as further technical data pertaining to the data transver, are recorded. Data is evaluated only for statistical purposes in anonymized form. No personal user profiles are created.

Einstein Online uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer. Session cookies are used within the scope of this Internet session for technical reasons. This data is deleted at the latest when you close your browser.

If you have any concerns about privacy and data protection issues on Einstein Online, please contact the the Max Planck Society's data protection officer at or +49 (0) 89-2108-1317.


Liability for Contents of Online Information

In accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the Max Planck Society shall be responsible for its own contents according to general legal provisions. The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Website. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the Max Planck Society does not assume any liability for the information provided being up-to-date as well as its accuracy, completeness or quality. The Max Planck Society shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any software downloads available free of charge. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Website, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.


Links to Websites of Third Parties

This Website includes links to other external websites. These external links are designated as follows: [angled arrow ] . References to the subordinate pages of this Website are not designated.

The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link, the Max Planck Society has reviewed the respective external content in order to determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However, a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete indication of a violation of rights. Should the Max Planck Society discover, or receive information from third parties, that an external offer linked to by the Max Planck Society causes civil or criminal responsibility, the Max Planck Society will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. The Max Planck Society expressly dissociates itself from such contents.



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