Below is the information required by law about the Internet web site of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics ( as well as important legal points.

The host of this Internet web site is the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. to be rendered in English as the "Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science".

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D-80539 München
Telephone: +49 (89) 2108-0


Register of societies
The Max Planck Society is registered in the register of societies at the district council in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The registration number is VR 13378 Nz.

The Max Planck Society is officially represented by its Board of Directors, which in turn is represented by the President of the Society, Professor Dr. Martin Stratmann, and by the Secretary General, Dr. Ludwig Kronthaler.

Value added tax identification number
The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.

The editor responsible for the content of this Internet web site of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics is:
Dr. Olivia Meyer-Streng
Press & Public Relations
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Hans-Kopfermann-Straße 1
D-85748 Garching
Phone: +49 (89) 32905 - 0
Fax: +49 (89) 32905 200

Legal structure
The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research organisation, which is organised as a registered society. All of the institutes und facilities of the Max Planck Society are relatively autonomous as far as organisation and research are concerned, but the institutions and facilities have no legal capacity of their own. This also applies for the Institute of this web site, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics.

Data protection advice
Data acquisition and data processing
We wish to make our websites as appealing and comfortable for you as possible. To this end, analysis of statistical information relating to your utilisation of our websites and the collection of technical details on the web browsers and computers of our online visitors is very helpful for us. We employ the web analytics tool Piwik for these purposes, which uses Cookies and JavaScript to collect information on your computer and automatically forwards it to us (pseudonymised user data).

Storing and analysis of data takes place on a central Piwik server, which is operated by the Max Planck Society. Of course, you may object to the collection of data. Objecting is very simple, it only takes one click. Further information on which data is collected and on your options to object is available in the Data Collection Declaration.
The integration of external services such as Youtube or Amazon Cloud is always undertaken in a considerate manner and with the aim of making your visit on our websites as pleasant as possible.
We must advise you, however, that your IP address and perhaps other data related to your person will be transmitted to the service provider concerned (Amazon etc.) and may be stored or analyzed there.

The data protection officer of the Max Planck Society is available for questions concerning the topic of data protection at or +49 89 2108-1554.

Personalised services / newsletters
Insofar as you have decided to make us of a personalised service or to register with a newsletter service, your data needed for this purpose will be stored. As a rule, this will comprise your e-mail address, name and surnames, and other data depending on the particular service. Your data will be used merely to ensure that the service you require is provided to your satisfaction, and that enquiries from you are clarified. Should you want to discontinue a personalised service, your personal data will be deleted on cancellation. If you want to cancel a newsletter subscription, you can either send us an e-mail or use the cancellation link at the end of the newsletter mail.

Data transmission
Your personal data will be transmitted to government agencies and authorities only in such cases as required by law or in the criminal prosecution of attacks on our network infrastructure. There will be no transfer of your data to third parties for other purposes.

Liability for contents of online information
As supplier of contents in accordance with § 7 Sec. 1 Telemediengesetz (Telemedia Act) Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is responsible under general law for its own contents made available for use.
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft endeavours to ensure the correctness and topicality of the information presented in this internet presence. Errors and inaccuracies can nevertheless not be completely excluded. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft therefore provides no guarantee for the topicality, correctness, completeness and quality of the information presented. For damage of a material or immaterial nature arising directly or indirectly from use or non-use of the information presented or from use of incorrect or incomplete information Max-Planck-Gesellschaft accepts no liability, insofar as it cannot be charged with incontestably deliberate or grossly negligent blame. The same applies to software supplied free of charge for download. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft reserves the right to amend, supplement or delete part or all of its internet service without separate notification, or to stop publication temporarily or permanently.

Links to external pages
This internet presence contains links to external pages. These external links are denoted as follows: by the symbol  or explicit designation as an external link. Links to internal pages of this internet presence are highlighted in blue colour.
The respective presenters of linked external pages are always responsible for their own contents. When presenting a link for the first time Max-Planck-Gesellschaft examines the external content to check whether it will incur possible action under civil or criminal law. Permanent checking of the contents of linked external pages without concrete evidence of legal contraventions is, however, unreasonable. If Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ascertains or is notified by others that an external service to which it is linked has incurred action under civil or criminal law, it will instantly sever the link to this service. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft expressly dissociates itself from such contents.

Legal particulars concerning copyright
The layout of these websites, the graphics used, and any other content of the internet presence are protected by copyright. Where not otherwise stated, the rights of use are invested in Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V. as represented by Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik.

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