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The Alfred Wegener Institute is a foundation under public law. It is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

The following terms apply to the Alfred Wegener Institute mentioned as “AWI” .

The content of these websites is protected by copy right. Images and photos on the AWI website are property of AWI and cannot be used, duplicated and disseminated without approval by AWI. The AWI respects copy rights of all authors of images, audio material, video sequences and texts that are used within its own publications. Duplication or use of images, audio material, video sequences or text from the AWI homepage in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted except with the explicit approval of the respective author(s), or where these are explicitly declared as license free.

All rights are reserved to AWI. All online documents and websites including its individual components are protected by copy right. They can only be copied and printed for private, academic and non-commercial purposes, if they include a copy right notice. AWI reserves its right to revoke approval. Without written consent by AWI, documents and websites are prohibited to be reproduced, archived, saved onto other servers, included in news groups, used in online services and saved onto CD-ROM. The can, however, be saved on a proxy server or cache for optimizing access speed.
We explicitly allow and welcome quotations from our documents and website, with corresponding references to AWI and hyperlinks to our website.

Data privacy protection
Where the website offers the possibility to enter personal and business-related data (Email addresses, names, addresses), the divulgement of such data is explicitly voluntary.

Liability notice
The AWI endeavours to provide up-to-date, true and complete information. AWI however does not assume liability for completeness, up-to-dateness, errors of editorial and technical kinds, omissions, and correctness of the contents and services. Liability claims against AWI that refer to damages of material and immaterial kind that originate in the use or non-use of the offered information, or rather the use of erroneous and incomplete information, are principally excluded, as long as no demonstrably intentional or grossly negligent default is existent.

In particular, no warranty is assumed for the completeness and correctness of information that can be obtained through hyperlinks that are directly or indirectly referred to. Despite careful checking of content, we do no assume liability for the content of external links, for which solely the operating company is responsible. Since we have no influence on the composition and the content of linked websites, we formally dissociate ourselves from, and explicitly do not appropriate the content of linked websites. This hold true also for external entries into guest books, discussion fora and mailing lists offered by AWI. This declaration is applicable to all available links on the AWI website.

The AWI explicitly reserves its right to change, complement, delete, or interrupt (temporarily or ultimately) the disclosure of parts of, or the entire website.

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