Legal Statement

Legal Statement and Contact Information

Information is given according to § 5 of the German Teleservices Act.

Service provider:

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: ++49-69-798-0 | Telefax: ++49-69-798-18383

Legal representative: the president of the Goethe-University, Prof. Dr. Birgitta Wolff
Legal supervision: Hessian Ministry of Science and Art, Rheinstr. 23-25, 65185 Wiesbaden, Germany.
Place of jurisdiction: Frankfurt am Main
Value added tax identification number (VAT No.): DE 114 110 511
Tax number: 04 522 658 002

Responsible for content:

Please see CEDIFOR.

The contents are generated electronically and redacted manually. We assume no liability for any potential deviation from source texts. If you have any suggestion concerning an extension of our information supply or concerning a mistake that has to be corrected please send a respective message to support(at) You can also contact us via

© Copyright

The president of the Goethe-University holds the copyright and all other rights of content and design of the webpages of the Goethe-University. The proliferation of contents, even in excerpts, for educational, academic or private purposes is permitted only with an indication of source, as long as the source does not make an explicit divergent specification. The use of layout and of any source text that is generated by a CMS in a modified or unmodified way as well as any commercial use of the webpages requires a written permission by the president of the Goethe-University. Since the CEDIFOR is a cooperation with the TU Darmstadt and the DIPF, the consent of both these authorities or their indication as Copyright holders is likewise necessary.

Liability note / Disclaimer:

The Goethe-University takes no responsibility for the completeness of these contents or their appropriateness for a certain purpose if use. The usage of contents provided by the webpages is the sole risk of the users.

A note on difficulties with external links

One has to distinguish between our very own contents and internal links and links to contents provided by other content providers. Links are a potentially dynamic means of reference. The  redaction of the current website has verified each first linkage to third-party contents for whether they possibly give rise to a responsibility by civil law or by criminal law.  However, we do not permanently verify linked contents for modifications that may cause responsibility. If the website administration is notified of a particular content that is linked from one of its webpages, which potentially breaches any law, in particular civil law or criminal law, then this link is deleted.

Despite of a thorough contentwise control, no liability is assumed for contents of external links. The content of linked webpages lies exclusively within the responsibility of the operators of these webpages. The Land court of Hamburg decided by a verdict from May 12, 1998 “Liability of links”, that by linking alone the linking party adopts a co-responsibility of the content of the linked webpages and thereby can hold liability for them. Co-responsibility can be prevented by explicitly distance oneself from all contents. To this end, the Goethe-University hereby precautionarily distances itself from all contents of webpages that are linked from its webpages. The CEDIFOR neither has a bearing on design or content of linked webpages, nor does it adopt linked contents as its own. This declaration applies to all links and collections of links that currently exist or will exist in future.