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 and social media profile and HZB applicant management of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie 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-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
14109 Berlin, Germany
Legal Notice regarding Provider's Form of Organization
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie is a limited liability company with its headquarter in Berlin, AG Charlottenburg, 89 HRB 5583. Our VAT ID number is: DE 136 782 754.
Company shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Berlin.
Dr. Volkmar Dietz is chairman of the board. Dr. Jutta Koch-Unterseher is deputy chairman of the board.
The company is represented by Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech (Director, Email: email@example.com, Ph. +49 30 8062 - 13490) and by Thomas Frederking (Director, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph. +49 30 8062 - 12902).
Mission of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie 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. The HZB GmbH pursues only peaceful purposes (Gesellschaftsvertrag).
In accordance with its operating agreement, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie 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 (PCGK report).
The reports for the past five fiscal years can be found here. 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.
Compliance Management - Whistleblower Portal
The whistleblowing procedure is part of the Compliance Management System at HZB.
Questions or information regarding suspected violations of the law or of other rules and regulations can be reported directly via e-mail to: email@example.com
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, please contact our trusted counsel - Jutta Burghart, Kanzlei HIRT, Kurfürstendamm 57, 10707 Berlin – via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Mr. Johannes Hirt via the e-mail address email@example.com .
So that we may investigate reports of suspected misconduct or violation promptly, we ask you to state a precise description and timeframe of the suspected violation and the parties involved.
Unless otherwise compelled by law, your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential.
Annual Financial Statements
HZB Annual Financial Statements: current report 2021 (→archive).
Notice of Liability
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie 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-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie 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-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie 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-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie has no control over any "external content" nor does it adopt that content as its own. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie 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-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie explicitly repudiates any and all association with such content.
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-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie who do not speak German.