The following provides mandatory information concerning the provider of this website, data protection information and important legal information for the web presence, as required by German law.


The provider of this web presence in the legal sense is the Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen, abbreviated GWDG.

Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen
Burckhardtweg 4
37077 Göttingen

Phone: +49 551 39-30001
Hotline: +49 551 39-30000


Commercial Register

The GWDG is entered in the Commercial Register of the Göttingen Local Court under No. B 598. The registered office of the company is Göttingen.

The GWDG is legally represented by its Managing Director Prof. Dr. Ramin Yahyapour. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Prof. Dr. Christian Griesinger.

VAT identification number

The VAT identification number of the GWDG is: DE 115312930


The person responsible for editing the KISSKI website is: Prof. Dr. Julian Kunkel, GWDG, Burckhardtweg 4, 37077 Göttingen

Lecal notes on the organisational structure

The GWDG is a non-profit limited liability company.

Non-German content

Where parts of the website are also offered in languages other than German, this is exclusively a service for users who are not proficient in the German language.

As a content provider, the GWDG is responsible for its own content, which it makes available for use, in accordance with general legislation pursuant to Section 7 (1) of the German Telemedia Act. The GWDG makes every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website is correct and up-to-date. Nevertheless, errors and ambiguities cannot be completely ruled out. The GWDG therefore accepts no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. The GWDG is not liable for material or immaterial damages caused directly or indirectly by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect or incomplete information, unless it can be proven that the GWDG acted with intent or gross negligence. The same applies to software made available for download free of charge.

The GWDG reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the website or the entire website without prior notice, or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.

This website contains links to external sites. The respective provider is always responsible for the content of the linked external pages. When the links were first created, the GWDG checked the external content to see whether it might give rise to any civil or criminal liability. However, permanent monitoring of the content of linked external sites is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If the GWDG discovers or is informed by others that an external offer to which it has linked triggers civil or criminal liability, it will immediately remove the link to this offer. The GWDG expressly distances itself from such content.

The layout of the website, the graphics, some of the images and the other contents are protected by copyright. If no copyright notice is given directly at the material, the copyrights are held by the GWDG. Use is only permitted with the written consent of the GWDG, the source has to be stated.

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