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Information on the Host of this Internet Website[edit]

Below is the information required by law about the FACES website as well as important legal points.

The host of this Internet website is the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. to be rendered in English as the "Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science".

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstraße 8
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (89) 2108 - 0
Internet: www.mpg.de

Register of Societies
The Max Planck Society is registered in the register of societies at the district council in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The registration number is VR 13378 Nz.

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. Patrick Cramer and Secretary General Dr. Simone Schwanitz.

Value Added Tax Identification Number
The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.

The editor responsible for the content of the FACES website is Sebastian Nix.

Legal Structure
The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research organization, which is organized as a registered society. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are relatively autonomous as far as organization and research are concerned, but the institutions and facilities have no legal capacity of their own.

Notice of Confidentiality[edit]

Data Acquisition and Handling
Visits to the FACES website are logged. Visitors’ IP address and further technical data are stored in anonymous form. Personal data are stored only insofar as they are required for a particular website function.

Data Transfer
Any usage of personal data takes place only for the named purposes and to the extent necessary to achieve these purposes, or when national legal regulations make this absolutely necessary, or insofar as this is necessary for purposes of asserting legal rights or criminal prosecution resulting from attacks on our network infrastructure. Data is principally not passed on to third parties for other purposes.


The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information. Nevertheless, mistakes and confusions may occur. The Max Planck Society does not assume liability for relevance, accuracy and completeness of the information provided. The Max Planck Society is only liable for material or immaterial damages if it can be proved that the Max Planck Society 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 Max Planck Society reserves the right to change, supplement, or delete some or all of the information on the FACES website without notice. Similarly, the Society also reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue the FACES website.

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 websites. Contents derived from other sources are noted appropriately. The Max Planck Society has no influence whatsoever on contents derived from another sources and does not promote them. The Max Planck Society has no knowledge of illegal or offensive contents contained in the linked websites from other information providers. If there are illegal and offensive contents on the websites of other information providers, the Max Planck Society distances itself from these contents.


The layout, graphics and other contents of this homepage are protected by copyright law.
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