Imprint, Legal Matters & Data Protection

Information on the Host of this web site
Here, we provide the legal points and information required by law about the Internet web site of the International PhD Programme of Excellence „Exploring Quantum Matter“ (ExQM) hosted at the Technische Universität München, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik.

The host of this Internet web site is Technische Universität München (TUM). Address:
Technische Universität München (TUM)
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 München
Telephone: +49-89-289-01

The TUM is officially represented by its President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang A. Herrmann.

The editor responsible for the content of this web site is:
Dr. T. Schulte-Herbrüggen
Dept. Chemie, OC-II
Technische Universität München
Lichtenbergstrasse 4
D-85747 Garching
Telephone: +49-89-289-13312
Fax: +49-89-289-13210

Legal Structure
The Technische Universität München is a non-profit research organization; it is an equal opportunity employer: women and handicapped will be preferred when equally qualified.

The Technische Universität München (TUM) does not assume liability for relevance, accuracy and completeness of the information provided. The TUM is only liable for material or immaterial damages if it can be proved that it 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 TUM reserves the right to change, supplement, or delete some or all of the information on its Internet web site without notice. Similarly, the TUM also reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue the Internet web sit. 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 these web sites. Contents derived from other sources are noted appropriately. The TUM has no influence whatsoever on contents derived from another sources and does not promote them. The TUM 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 TUM distances itself from these contents.

Site Notice
Information provided according to Sec. 5 German Telemedia Act (TMG):

Responsible for Contents acc. to Sec. 55, Para. 2 German Federal Broadcasting Agreement (RstV):
Dr. T. Schulte-Herbrüggen
Dept. Chemie, OC-II
Technische Universität München
Lichtenbergstrasse 4
D-85747 Garching

Dispute Resolution
We do not take part in online dispute resolutions at consumer arbitration boards.

Liability for Contents
As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities. Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Liability for Links
Our offer includes links to external third party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents. The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Contents and compilations published on these websites by the providers are subject to German copyright laws. Reproduction, editing, distribution as well as the use of any kind outside the scope of the copyright law require a written permission of the author or originator. Downloads and copies of these websites are permitted for private use only. The commercial use of our contents without permission of the originator is prohibited. Copyright laws of third parties are respected as long as the contents on these websites do not originate from the provider. Contributions of third parties on this site are indicated as such. However, if you notice any violations of copyright law, please inform us. Such contents will be removed immediately.

Privacy Policy

1. An Overview of Data Protection
The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

2. Data Collection on Our Website
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Server Log Files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in „server log files“. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

WordPress Data-Protection-Declaration
This web-page is based on WordPress® release 4.9.6 (and later) implementing its data-protection guidelines via automattic® privacy policy as described in the underlying links.


Data Protection at Linked Websites by TUM, LMU, MPQ and ENB 
TUM (Technische Universität München) and LMU (Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München) as well as MPQ (Max-Planck Institut für Quantenoptik) and ENB (Elitenetzwerk Bayern) all take data protection seriously. For links to TUM webpages the TUM data-protection rules apply and likewise, for all links to LMU webpages the LMU data-protection rules hold, while for all MPQ webpages the data-protection rules of the Max-Planck-Society pertain, and similarly, for all links to webpages by ENB, the respective ENB data-protection rules are in effect — as stated in the respective links.

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Last modified: 2018/05/23