Imprint / Legal Disclaimer

The following information contains information on the required role of website providers, legally prescribed required information on the provider's identity, as well as, important legal information regarding the Internet presence ( "http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de", "http://www.hmi.de", "http://www.bessy.de") and social media profile ("http://www.facebook.de/HZBde", "http://www.twitter.de/HZBde", "http://www.youtube.com/user/hzbKanal", "http://www.xing.com/companies/helmholtz-zentrumberlin", "http://www.hzb-forum.de", http://hzbzlog.com/) of the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy.

Provider
The Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy GmbH, a member of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers e.V., is the legal provider of this Internet presence and of the social media profile.

Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy GmbH
Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1 (formerly Glienicker Str. 100)
14109 Berlin, Germany
Email:

Legal Notice regarding Provider's Form of Organization
The Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy is a limited liability company with its headquarter in Berlin, AG Charlottenburg, 89 HRB 5583. Company shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Treusch is chairman of the board.
The company is represented by Prof. Dr. Anke Rita Kaysser-Pyzalla (Director, Email: , Ph. +49 30 8062 - 43810) and by Thomas Frederking (Director, Email: gf-i-office@helmholtz-berlin.de, Ph. +49 30 8062 - 42639).

Mission of the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy GmbH
To conduct basic and applied research in the natural sciences, specifically in the area of condensed matter, as well as, operate the necessary research facilities.

As a member of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers e.V. (HGF), the company is pursuing long-term research and educational goals of the nation and of society and is involved in the financing process aimed at realizing these goals (Gesellschaftsvertrag).

Corporate Governance
In accordance with its operating agreement, the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy GmbH underlies the Federation's "Public Corporate Governance Kodex (PCGK)." The PCGK recommends the management and supervisory organ report annually on the company's corporate governance (Corporate Governance Report).

The reports for fiscal years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are all based on the PCGK dated June 30, 2009. The management and supervisory board declare that the PCGK's recommendations were and are essentially being followed; any deviations are explained in each individual report.

2012 Annual Financial Statement
Click here to view the 2012 HZB Annual Financial Statement

Notice of Liability
The Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy GmbH is committed to providing users of its website with accurate and up-to-date information. Nevertheless, errors and ambiguities cannot be ruled out entirely. As such, the HZB cannot be held liable for the currency, accuracy, completeness, or quality of the information presented on this website.

The Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy GmbH is not liable for damages of a material or immaterial nature that may be caused by the use or misuse of the information presented on this website or by use of incorrect or incomplete information either directly or indirectly unless charged with deliberate or negligent culpable conduct. The same goes for free software downloads.

The Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy reserves the right to change, amend, or delete website content partially or completely without prior notice or remove website content temporarily or permanently.

Responsibility for "external content," which may be provided through direct or indirect linking to other websites presupposes a positive and current knowledge of these websites' content. The Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy has no control over any "external content" nor does it adopt that content as its own. The Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy has no positive knowledge about any illegal or offensive content on any of the websites maintained by external providers. In the event of illegal or offensive content on any of these websites, the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy explicitly repudiates any and all association with such content.

Use of data
It is possible that your web browser transfers information about your computer (for example your computer's IP address) to our server without your prior authorization. This type of information will never be directly connected to your person nor will it be passed on to a third party but is analyzed anonymously for statistical purposes only, for system administration, or to continue to improve performance of the HZB website.

Use of web analytics tools
The HZB uses the web analytics tool CrazyEgg whose sole aim is improvement of web offerings to its users. In no event are personal data or individual online moves ever analyzed. CrazyEgg uses JavaScript and cookies to analyze visits to the site. CrazyEgg cookies do not store personally identifiable information like a user's name, phone number, email address, or mailing address. A user is able to change his or her browser settings and thereby decide what type of information is being collected by CrazyEgg. Cookies can be disabled by going into your computer's browser settings. (See OPT-Out Maßnahmen, CrazyEgg Privacy)

Legal copyright notice
The homepage layout, the graphic elements used, and all other content are copyrighted.

Foreign language content
Insofar as parts of this Internet presence are also made available in a language other than German, this is exclusively a service provided to those staff and guests of the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy who do not speak German.