Imprint

In the following, we provide the mandatory information required by law to identify the provider, the information required by data protection law, as well as other important legal information about the website of the Information Platform Open Access.

Provider

The provider of this website in the legal sense is Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen).

Adress

Göttingen State and University Library
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1
37073 Göttingen
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)551 / 39-5212
Fax: +49 (0)551 / 39-5222
Email: sekretariat(at)sub.uni-goettingen.de
Internet: www.sub.uni-goettingen.de

Legal Representatives

Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) is represented by the Executive Director, Professor Dr Wolfram Horstmann.

As a central facility, SUB Göttingen is an organisationally and legally non-independent unit of Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is a public-law body. It is legally represented by the President, Professor Dr Metin Tolan.

Competent Supervisory Authority

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Public Law Foundation, Foundation Council, Wilhelmsplatz 1, 37073 Göttingen, Germany.

VAT Identification Number

The VAT identification number of Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is: DE 286 005 408

Editorial Responsibility

Pursuant to section 55(2) of the Interstate Broadcasting Treaty (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag, RStV), editorial responsibility for the website of the Information Platform Open Access lies with:

Margo Bargheer
Göttingen State and University Library
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1
37073 Göttingen
Germany
Email: bargheer(at)sub.uni-goettingen.de

Pursuant to section 55(2) of the Interstate Broadcasting Treaty (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag, RStV), editorial responsibility for the Forum, https://forum.open-access.network/ , lies with:

Marco Tullney
TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for
Science and Technology and University Library
Welfengarten 1B
30167 Hannover
Germany
Email: marco.tullney(at)tib.eu

Legal Information

Liability for Content

As a service provider, Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) is responsible for its own content on these websites. SUB Göttingen makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information provided here. The content of our websites has been created with great care. Nevertheless, errors and ambiguities cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, SUB Göttingen does not guarantee the currency, accuracy, completeness, or quality of the information provided. 

In particular, as a service provider, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third- party information or to search for circumstances indicating an illegal activity. Upon obtaining knowledge of such infringements, we shall remove the content in question immediately.

SUB Göttingen will not be liable for material or non-material damage that is caused directly or indirectly by the use or non-use of information presented, or by the use of inaccurate or incomplete information, unless it is demonstrably guilty of wilful or grossly negligent misconduct. The same applies to software that is made available for downloading free of charge. 

SUB Göttingen 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.

Liability for Links

Our websites contain links to websites of other institutions of the university and to external websites of third parties on whose content we have no influence. Responsibility for the linked websites shall always lie with the respective providers or operators of the websites. Therefore, SUB Göttingen expressly does not identify itself with the content of the linked websites and does not make the third-party content its own.

The created links are cited, in the scientific sense of the word, and made available as information for study, research, and teaching purposes. When creating links for the first time, we have checked the linked pages for possible infringements. Content that could result in civil or criminal responsibility were not discernible at the time of linking. However, in the absence of concrete indications of an infringement, permanent substantive monitoring of the linked websites cannot reasonably be required. 

If SUB Göttingen establishes that an external website to which it has created a link results in civil or criminal responsibility, or if third parties draw its attention to this fact, it will remove that link immediately. SUB Göttingen expressly distances itself from such content.

Information on Copyright and Trademark Law

SUB Göttingen makes every effort to respect the copyrights in the graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts in all publications; to use graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts that it has created itself; or to use licence-free graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts. 

All trademarks mentioned within the websites and, if applicable, protected by third parties, are subject without restrictions to the provisions of applicable trademark law and to the property rights of the respective registered owners. The mere naming of trademarks alone shall not justify the conclusion that they are not protected by the rights of third parties.

This website and the website templates were designed by Aspectis and are protected by copyright. The exclusive rights of use are held by Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

If not otherwise indicated, the content of this website is made available under a CC BY 4.0 licence.

Any use that is not permissible under copyright law requires the express prior consent of SUB Göttingen. This applies in particular to the reproduction, adaptation, translation, storage, processing, or communication of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Websites may be photocopied or downloaded for private, scholarly and non-commercial use.

We expressly permit and welcome the citing of our documents and websites and the creation of links to our website.

Icons

The icons for this website were designed by Aspectis and are made available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.

Logo

The logo for this website was designed by Aspectis and is protected by copyright. The exclusive rights of use are held by Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

English Translation

Miriam Geoghegan M.A.

Please Note

This text serves only to inform our international readers. It is not a legally valid translation. The German-language Impressum is legally valid.