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Legal Notice and Data protection declaration

This website is jointly owned by the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics (HAP) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).


Authorized Representatives
    Prof. Dr. Josef Jochum (University of Tübingen) co-spokesperson of HAP
    Dr. Bianca Keilhauer (KIT) – co-spokesperson of HAP

Responsible for Content
    Dr. Bianca Keilhauer (KIT)

    Beatrix von Puttkamer (KIT)
    E-Mail: contact∂


The copyright and all other rights lie with the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), unless explicitly stated differently. Further dissemination, also in parts, for pedagogic, scientific or private purposes is allowed, provided that the source is indicated (unless otherwise expressly stated on the respective page). Contact at contact?

These internet pages serve for information only. Their contents were compiled with due diligence. However, the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics shall not assume any liability, neither expressly nor implied, for the type or correctness of the material offered and shall not be liable (including liability for indirect loss or loss of profit) for the material or use of this material. In case contents of websites of the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics violate valid legal regulations, we kindly ask you to inform us immediately. We will then remove the site or the respective contents as quickly as possible.

References to External Websites
The websites of the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics contain links to information offered by servers which are not subject to the control and responsibility of the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics. The Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics shall not assume any responsibility or guarantee for this information and shall not approve of or support such information in terms of contents.

Data Protection and IT Safety
The Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics shall be obliged to protect the private sphere of all persons using our site and to treat confidentially the personal data transmitted to us. The data shall be used exclusively for the purposes indicated and not disclosed to third parties. Your data will be deleted as soon as they will have served the purpose indicated.

Presently, coding techniques are being applied on our websites for authentification only. Hence, you have to assume that unauthorized persons take note of your data on their way to us. If you want to avoid this, contact the unit or person indicated by other means.

To maintain your session, it may be required to set a cookie under certain circumstances. 

Possibly, your web browser or client software transmits information via your computer (e.g. your IP address) to our servers through no fault of your own. Such information shall never be brought directly in connection with you, but will only be evaluated in anonymous form for purposes of statistics, system administration or to improve the performance of our internet offer.

If you have further questions with respect to our data protection standards or if you wish to consult our public procedures register, please contact our Data Protection Commissioner. In case you wish to inform yourself about the concepts and technical implementation of our IT safety, do not hesitate to contact our IT Safety Commissioner.


Data protection declaration
Our Privacy Policy will be amended in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective May 25, 2018. The EU-compliant design and implementation will only be established after the new state data protection law has been passed.

In the meantime we refer to the website of the host (KIT)