The following provides mandatory data concerning the provider of this website, obligations with regard to data protection, as well as other important legal references involving the Internet site of as required by German law.


The provider of this Internet site within the legal meaning of the term is the registered association Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V.


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

Register of Societies and Associations

The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B.


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. Martin Stratmann and by Secretary General Rüdiger Willems.


Responsible editors for the contents of the website of with regard to media law:

Stefanie Burkert

Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Project Office BIOMASS

Hans-Knöll Str. 10
07745 Jena

Editors for further websites

Responsible editors for the contents of the websites of the different departments, groups and facilities of the project office BIOMASS with regard to media law:

  1. Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
    Project Office BIOMASS
    Stefanie Burkert

Technically responsible (Webmaster)

Technically responsible for the website of the project office BIOMASS:

Stefanie Burkert

Legal Structure

The project office BIOMASS is a project funded by the German ministry of Economics and Technology.

Liability for Contents of Online Information

As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the project office BIOMASS shall be responsible for any contents which it makes available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. The project office BIOMASS makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the project office BIOMASSdoes not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The project office BIOMASS shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any downloadable software available free of charge. The project office BIOMASS reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.

Links to Internet Sites of Third Parties

This Internet site includes links to external pages. The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link, the project office BIOMASS has reviewed the respective external content in order to determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However, a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete reason to believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If the project office BIOMASS determines such or it is pointed out by others that an external offer to which it is connected via a link entails civil or criminal responsibility, then the project office BIOMASS will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. The project office BIOMASS expressly dissociates itself from such contents.


Graphics employed and any other contents on the homepage of the project office BIOMASS internet site are protected by copyright law.


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