Legal Notice and Privacy Statement
In accordance with § 5 TMG:
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Osnabrück University is a public body legally represented by the President Professor Dr. Susanne Menzel-Riedl.
Competent regulatory authority: Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture, Leibnizufer 9, D-30169 Hannover
Value-added tax identification number in accordance with § 27a of the Value Added Tax Act: DE 154 285 400
This internet site is managed by the Institute for Environmental Systems Research at Osnabrück University.
Responsibility for the content of the STEER website is taken by Christian Knieper.
Online editing & support
Institute for Environmental Systems Research
Institute for Environmental Systems Research
Frank Elsner, Andrea Tschentscher, Ansgar Hockmann-Stolle
University Computer Center
The STEER Logo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Exemption from liability
Those responsible at Osnabrück University have compiled the information contained on this website with the greatest of care. Nevertheless, Osnabrück University cannot assume any liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information and data provided.
For this reason, no liability claims can be made against Osnabrück University, those responsible for this website or the authors of the respective articles for material or immaterial damages caused by potentially inaccurate or incomplete information and data, unless there is intent or gross negligence involved.
This also applies to information on websites to which we refer via a hyperlink. At the time of linking, the content was free of any illegal content. Osnabrück University has absolutely no influence on the design of the linked websites. Constant monitoring of the content of the linked sites is unreasonable without concrete evidence of unlawful content. The content of these websites is therefore entirely outside the responsibility of Osnabrück University. Osnabrück University does not adopt the content of the linked websites as its own. Osnabrück University, those responsible for this website and the authors shall not assume liability for any damages resulting from inaccurate or incomplete content on websites referred to by a link.
Privacy Statement in accordance with § 13 (1) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG)
Osnabrück University processes data solely in accordance with applicable rules relating to data protection.
The legal bases include:
- Lower Saxony Data Protection Act
- Lower Saxony Higher Education Act
- Osnabrück University Data Processing Order
Data is stored on log files when internet users access individual pages of Osnabrück University web site. This data includes:
- Name of the retrieved file
- Time and date of retrieval
- Volume of data transferred
- Report on the success of the retrieval
- IP address and, where applicable, browser
This data, which is stored for one week, serves the purpose of tracing unauthorized access. Any statistical evaluation of the data will be carried out using an anonymized version of this data that does not enable the IP address to be traced.
Contact data protection officer:
Dipl.-Kfm. Björn Voitel
Stabsstelle Datenschutz & IT-Sicherheit
Tel.: +49 541 969 – 4559
Fax: +49 541 969 – 14559
Remarks on Osnabrück University’s official profile on social media
Exclusion of liability:
Liability for contents
The contents of our website have been put together with the greatest care. However, we assume no liability for the correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness of the contents provided. As a public body, we are responsible under § 7 subsection 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) for ensuring that our contents on this website comply with general legislation. However, according to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, we are under no obligation to monitor transmitted or recorded information from external sources, nor are we liable to search for circumstances that may suggest illicit activity. Obligations to eliminate or bar the use of information based on general legislation remain unaffected by the aforementioned. Liability in this regard only comes into effect once a concrete infringement has been acknowledged. Contents in breach of law that become known to us will be removed immediately.
Liability for links
Our posts contain links to external websites of third parties. We have no influence on the contents of such websites. We therefore cannot assume any liability for the contents of these external websites. Responsibility for the contents of linked websites rests exclusively with the respective provider or operator thereof. The linked websites were checked for possible violations of the law at the time of creating the link. No unlawful contents were recognized at the time. Permanent monitoring of the contents of the linked sites is infeasible, however, without concrete evidence of unlawful content. On becoming aware of any such legal infringement, we will remove the links in question immediately.
The contents and material prepared by the website operator and published on this website are subject to German copyright. The content provided on this website may only be reproduced, edited, distributed or exploited in any way beyond the scope of copyright law if written consent is given by the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this website are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Unless the contents of this website have been put together by the operator himself, they may be subject to the copyright of third parties. Contents by third parties are identified as such. Nevertheless, if you should become aware of any copyright violation, please inform us accordingly. Should such legal violations become known to us, we will remove the contents in question immediately.
Usually, usage of our website is possible without providing any personal data. If personal data (such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data on the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). It is impossible to safeguard the data completely against unauthorized access by third parties. We hereby expressly object to the third party use of contact data published in accordance with the editorial requirements, for the transmission of not expressly solicited advertising and information materials. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against any party that sends unsolicited advertising information, such as spam mails.