Limitation of liability

We make every effort to ensure that the information presented on our website is always correct and up to date. We thus reserve the right to change, supplement or delete content at any time and without prior notification, or to discontinue its publication for a period of time or entirely. Nonetheless, we are unable to give any guarantee that the information provided is correct, up to date or complete, nor can we guarantee its quality. Stiftung Mercator GmbH accepts no liability whatsoever for damage of a material or non-material nature that arises as the direct or indirect result of using this website, to the extent that such damage is not due to wilful intent or gross negligence on the part of Stiftung Mercator GmbH. Stiftung Mercator GmbH does not claim any responsibility for the contents, correctness and functionality of third party internet pages to which reference is made via link. The content of linked websites is the exclusive responsibility of their operators.

Copyright for pictures:

© David Ausserhofer, © Simon Bierwald, © Bundesregierung / Guido Bergmann, © Eberhard Schorr, ©BOK+Gärtner GmbH_Karsten Ziegengeist, © Joanna Scheffel, @ Franz von Bodelschwingh

Furthermore, all rights are reserved. The texts, images, graphics, videos, files etc. used on this website are subject to copyright and other laws designed to protect intellectual property. Any use beyond the limits provided by copyright law without explicit permission is prohibited.

Final provisions

If individual provisions of these terms of use should be or become invalid, this shall not be deemed to affect the validity of the remaining terms of use. The terms of use and the entire legal relationship between the users of this website and Stiftung Mercator GmbH are subject solely to German law, excluding international rules on conflict-of-law. Place of jurisdiction is Essen.