Disclaimer of Liability

Online content
GESEP assumes no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of information provided. Liability claims against GESEP which relate to material or immaterial nature caused by the use or disuse of the information or the use of incorrect or incomplete information are principally excluded, unless there is no intentional or grossly negligent fault by GESEP.
All offers are non-obligatory and non-binding. GESEP reserves the right to change parts of or the entire content without prior notice, to add, to delete or to cease the publication temporarily or permanently.

References and Links
For direct or indirect references to other websites ( "links") that lie outside the responsibility of GESEP, liability would only take place, if GESEP has knowledge of the contents and it would be technically possible and reasonable , to prevent the use of illegal content. GESEP particularly declares that at the time of linking, no illegal content could be identified on the pages. On the current and future design, contents or authorship of the linked / connected pages GESEP has no influence. Therefore GESEP dissociates itself from all contents of all linked / connected pages which were changed after the link. This statement applies to all links within its own content and references as well as possible external entries in the GESEP guest books, forums and mailing lists. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and particularly for damages arising from the use or disuse of such information lies solely with the provider of the page to which reference was not the one who has linked to these pages.

Copyright and Trademark Law
GESEP strives to respect the copyrights of all used graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts, to use his own graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts or to use license-free graphics, audio, video sequences and texts. All brand- and trademarks named and possibly protected by third parties within the internet content underlie unrestricted the provisions of the valid trademark law and the ownership rights of the copyright owner. The mere mention does not draw the conclusion that trademarks are not protected by law of third parties! The copyright for any material published, created by GESEP remains solely with GESEP. Any reproduction or use of graphics, audio and video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the agreement of GESEP.

Common Public Interest
GESEP e.V. is due to notice of exemption by the finance authority Potsdam (StNr. 046/140/05896) from 11. September 2015 after § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 9 KStG free from the corporate income tax and after § 3 Nr. 6 GewStG free from the trade tax. 

Register Court: District Court Potsdam

Register Number: VR 7184 P

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Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the Internet content referred to on this page. If sections or individual formulations of this text are not, no longer or not completely correct, the remaining parts of the document remain unaffected in their content and validity. This disclaimer is based on the free service of

According to the law on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Consumer Contracts (VSBG), a trader who maintains a website or uses general terms and conditions is obliged to notify consumers of the extent to which he is willing or obliged to participate in dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer's dispute resolution body. The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (OS) under the external link The platform serves as a point of contact for the out-of-court settlement of disputes with regard to contractual obligations arising from online purchase contracts. The GFZ is not obligated to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a dispute resolution body and, furthermore, does not offer participation.

© GESEP, 20th February 2017


Dr. Ulrich Harms

GESEP Consortium e.V.

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

14473 Potsdam
Tel.: +49 331 288 1085
Fax: +49 331 288 1088