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Legal Information/ Provider Identification according to § 5 TMG (Tele Media Act) and § 55 RStV (German Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting)

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ is the provider of the website of the Transform2Open project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 6264-0

Legal form
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is a Public Law Foundation. The GFZ is member of the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres).

Authorized representatives
The GFZ is legally represented by Prof. Dr. Susanne Buiter (Chairperson of the Board and Scientific Executive Director) and Dr. Stefan Schwartze (Administrative Executive Director).

Value Added Tax ID
VAT Identification Number according to § 27a VAT Tax Act: DE138407750

Editorial responsibility
The editor responsible for the Internet presence pursuant to section 55, paragraph 2 of the RStV (Interstate Broadcasting Agreement) is 
Roland Bertelmann (Head of Helmholtz Open Science Office)
Phone: +49 331 288-1650

Technical Realization and Support
Responsible for the technical implementation is the unit IT Services and Operations

Legal notes on copyright 
The layout of the homepage and the graphics used on the website of the Transform2Open project are protected by copyright.

Unless otherwise noted, the content and information provided at is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. This license allows anyone to reproduce, distribute, and make publicly available the content and information of , whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes. The author(s) must be credited. Copyright notices may not be changed. Details about the license in a generally intelligible form can be found on the Creative Commons page.

Liability notice
The editorial staff controls and updates the available information on these websites at regular intervals. Despite all care, information, data or links may have changed in the meantime. There is no liability or guarantee for the currentness, accuracy and completeness of the information provided.

The same applies to all other websites, which are referred to by hyperlink. There is not responsibility for the content of the websites that are reached as a result of such a connection. Instead the relevant provider is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages.

In establishing the initial link, the editorial staff has reviewed the relevant external content in order to determine that they were free of illegal content at the time of linking.

If you discover any errors of content or technical nature, please let us know.

Data Protection
The GFZ takes the protection of personal data very seriously. The GFZ is bound to protect the privacy of everyone who uses its website and to treat any personal data provided in the strictest confidence. This data is used solely for the purposes indicated in each case and is not forwarded to any third party.

Data Protection Declaration

Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions or comments on the subject of data protection, please contact the GFZ data protection officer.
Phone: +49 351 30 711 875