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D - 55116 Mainz, Germany
Tel: +49 6131 39 39340
Fax: +49 6131 39 35326

The director of the IEG, Prof. Johannes Paulmann, is responsible for the content of the site.
Editorial supervision: Anna Katharina Pieper,
representing: Dr. Ines Grund
Technical supervision: Dr. Ines Grund

The academics are responsible for keeping the information on their respective personal webpages up to date.

Web design / Programming / Content management system: 
Webmakers UG, Internetprojekte + Grafikdesign, Erfurt

Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung (IT department) of the University of Mainz


1. Content
The Leibniz Institute of European History accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The Leibniz Institute of European History accepts no liability for damages of a material or non-material nature arising from the use or non-use of the information provided or from the use of incorrect or incomplete information where no proof of deliberate or negligent culpability on the part of the Leibniz Institute of European History has been produced. The Leibniz Institute of European History expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of its webpages or the entire content of same without any prior notice or to suspend publication of its webpages temporarily or permanently.
2. Cross-references and links
In the case of direct or indirect cross-references (“links”) to other webpages which are not within the responsibility of the Leibniz Institute of European History, a liability can only exist in the event that the Leibniz Institute of European History is aware of the contents of the respective site and that it is technically possible and can be reasonably expected that the Institute would prevent access to the site in the event that it contained illegal content. The Leibniz Institute of European History hereby declares that at the time when the links were inserted on its website the linked webpages were free of illegal content. The Leibniz Institute of European History has no control whatsoever over the current or future layout, content or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, the Leibniz Institute of European History hereby expressly distances itself from all the content of all of the linked webpages which have been changed since the link was inserted on the webpage of the Leibniz Institute of European History. This statement applies to all of the links and cross-references which have been inserted within the Institute’s own internet offering. In the event that a linked webpage contains illegal, incorrect or incomplete content, the provider of that webpage is solely liable for that content, and in particular for damages arising out of the use or non-use of information provided in this way, and not parties who only draw attention to that webpage by means of a link.

3. Copyright and registered trademarks
In all its publications, the Leibniz Institute of European History endeavours to respect the copyright of the images and texts used, to use images and texts created by the Institute itself, or to make use of images and texts that are in the public domain. Any trademarks referred to within this internet offering which have been registered by third parties remain subject to all the provisions of the respective applicable trademark laws and the property rights of the respective registered owner. It must not be assumed that because a trademark is referred to it is not protected by a third party! The copyright for published material which has been created by the Leibniz Institute of European History itself remains with the Leibniz Institute of European History. It is not permitted to copy such images or texts or to use them in other electronic or printed publications without the express permission of the Leibniz Institute of European History. The contents of this website may not be copied, processed, changed, or supplied to third parties for commercial purposes.

4. Data protection
Where personal or commercial data (email addresses, names, addresses) is supplied to the Leibniz Institute of European History, the release of this data by the user occurs on a voluntary basis. All content offered may be used – to the extent that it is technically possible and reasonable – without stating such data or while using anonymized data or a pseudonym.

5. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer shall be regarded as part of the internet offering which contains the link leading to this page. In the event that parts or individual formulations of this text do not, do not entirely or no longer correspond to applicable law, the content and validity of the other parts of the document remain unaffected.

6. Use of cookies
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The “cookies” are also used for the analysis of the use of the website and enable us to make the online offering more user friendly, more effective and more secure. Data is retained and used purely for statistical purposes and is used to improve the online offering. No data relating to the person is collected or used. The user can delete “cookies” from his/her own browser at any time.
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7. Digital Attributions
Icons von The Noun Project
Target, Circle designed by Luboš Volkov from The Noun Project.
Book designed by Danilo Gusmão Silveira from The Noun Project.
Network designed by Tim Boelaars from The Noun Project.
Group designed by Till Grzegorczyk from The Noun Project.
List designed by Hedie Assadie Joulaee from The Noun Project.
Calendar designed by Garrett Knoll from The Noun Project.
Mortar Board designed by Monika Ciapala from The Noun Project.