Imprint / Provider Identification

The following provides mandatory data concerning the provider of this website, obligations with regard to data protection, as well as other important legal references involving the Internet site of Einstein@Home, a project of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (=,, as required by German law



The provider of this Internet site within the legal meaning of the term is the registered association Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V.


Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D-80539 Munich
Phone: +49 89 2108-0

Register of Societies and Associations

The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B.


The Max Planck Society is legally represented by its Board of Directors which, in turn, is represented by the President of the Society, Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann and by Secretary General Rüdiger Willems.

Value Added Tax Identification Number

The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.


Responsible editor for the contents of the Einstein@Home project website with regard to media law:

Dr. Benjamin Knispel
Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut)
Callinstraße 38
D-30167 Hannover

Legal Structure

The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research facility which is organized as a registered association. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are largely autonomous in terms of organization and research, but as a rule have no legal capacity of their own.

Liability for Contents of Online Information

As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the Max Planck Society shall be responsible for any contents which it makes available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the Max Planck Society does not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The Max Planck Society shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any downloadable software available free of charge. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.

Pursuant to section 10 of the Tele-Media Law (Telemediengesetz), we as service providers are neither under obligation to monitor nor liable for any information provided or stored by our users. All users of the provided web functions use these in their own name and are solely responsible for the contents expressed by them. As a provider, we do not endorse any user content. The user vouches for not expressing or storing any illegal content on the website provided that violates the laws, official requirements or the rights of third parties. In the event of an imminent or actual breach of the above obligations as well as in the assertion of not obviously unfounded claims of third parties against the provider for failure to present all or part of the content stored on the server via the Internet, the provider is entitled to temporarily suspend the provision of or remove all or part of this content to the Internet with immediate effect, taking into account the legitimate interests of the user. The provider shall inform the user of this measure without undue delay to the extent possible and permissible. The contents stored by the user on the storage space intended for him may be protected by copyright and data protection laws. The user grants the provider the right to make the contents stored by him on the server accessible via the internet for queries, in particular to duplicate and transmit them for this purpose and to be able to duplicate them for the purpose of data backup.

Links to Internet Sites of Third Parties

This Internet site includes links to external pages. These external links are designated as follows: . The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link, the Max Planck Society has reviewed the respective external content in order to determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However, a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete reason to believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If the Max Planck Society determines such or it is pointed out by others that an external offer to which it is connected via a link entails civil or criminal responsibility, then the Max Planck Society will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. The Max Planck Society expressly dissociates itself from such contents.


The layout, graphics employed and any other contents on the homepage of the Einstein@Home project are protected by copyright law.

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