Legal Notice

Legal notice 

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Information on the Host of the Internet Web Site 

Below is the information required by law about the Internet web site of the EU/NEST project MetaFunctions(Contract no: 00) as well as important legal points. 


The host of this Internet web site is the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. to be rendered in English as the "Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science." Register of Societies Representatives (Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg) Registernummer VR 13378 Nz 

Value Added Tax Identification Number DE 129517720 


The editor responsible for the content of the Internet web site of the MetaFunctions project is:

Dr. Johanna Barbara Wesnigk  ( ) 

Legal Structure

The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research organization, which is organized as a registered society. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are relatively autonomous as far as organization and research are concerned, but the institutions and facilities have no legal capacity of their own. This also applies for the Institute of this web site, the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology.


The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information. Nevertheless, mistakes and confusions may occur. The Max Planck Society does not assume liability for relevance, accuracy, and completeness of the information provided. The Max Planck Society is only liable for material or immaterial damages if it can be proved that the Max Planck Society caused damage deliberately or through gross negligence. The damages include those which arise from the use or misuse of the information provided or direct or indirect damages which arise through the use of faulty or incomplete information. The same goes for the software available free of charge which can be used for downloading. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to change, supplement, or delete some or all of the information on its Internet web site without notice. Similarly, the Society also reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue the Internet web site. Individuals or organizations providing information on the Internet are only responsible for illegal and punishable contents derived from other sources which are accessed by direct or indirect connections, e.g., links, if the individuals and organizations are aware of the nature of these contents on the web sites. Contents derived from other sources are noted appropriately. The Max Planck Society has no influence whatsoever on contents derived from other sources and does not promote them. The Max Planck Society has no knowledge of illegal or offensive contents contained in the linked web sites from other information providers. If there are illegal and offensive contents on the web sites of other information providers, the Max Planck Society distances itself from these contents.


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