BioFresh project

Legal Note BIOFRESH platform and webservices

Responsible persons

Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner and Dr. Jörg Freyhof
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany

BioFresh is funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme, Theme 6 (Environment including Climate Change)
Contract No. 226874, Duration: 4.5 years, start: 1st Nov 2009

The following details are the compulsory information required by law on the identification of the provider as well as important statutory information on the website of the institutes of the Forschungsverbundes Berlin e.V.


The provider of and in legal terms is the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

NOTE: Parts of the website have moved after the end of BioFresh to is hosted by Fakultät für Biologie, Aquatische Ökologie & Zentrum für Wasser- und Umweltforschung(ZWU), Universität Duisburg-Essen. Follow this link for more information.

Register of Associations

The Forschungsverbund Berlin has been entered in the register of associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg District Court under the registration number VR 12174 NZ.


The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. is represented by the Managing Director Dr. Falk Fabich together with the Board of Directors.

Sales Tax/Value Added Tax Identification Number

The sales tax/value added tax identification number of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. is DE 136785011.

Statutory Information on the Organisational Form

The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. is the legal representative of eight scientifically independent institutes.

Legal Information on Liability

The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. attempts to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information provided on this website. Nevertheless, it is not possible to fully exclude errors and ambiguities. The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. does not therefore provide any guarantee of the currency, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided.

The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. does not accept any liability for material or immaterial losses resulting directly or indirectly from the use or non-use of the information presented or through the use of erroneous and incomplete information, unless it can be shown that the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. has acted wilfully or with gross negligence. This also applies to the software offered for downloading free of charge. The Forschungsverbund reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of or the entire website without notice or to suspend it temporarily or permanently.

Responsibility for third-party content - provided for example by direct or indirect links to other providers - presupposes among other things positive knowledge of the illegal or criminal content. Third-party content is designated as such in an appropriate manner. The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. does not have any influence over third-party content and does not take over ownership thereof. The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. does not have any positive knowledge of illegal or offensive content to be found on the linked pages of third-party providers. Insofar as illegal or offensive content is indeed to be found on the linked pages of third-party providers, the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. hereby expressly distances itself from such content.

Legal Information on Copyright

The layout of the website, the graphics used and all other content are protected by copyright.

Legal Information on Data Protection (Data Protection Declaration)

You are permitted to visit the web pages of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. without informing us of who you are. We are only informed about standard data recorded by the web-server. This information is evaluated for statistical purposes.

It is the policy of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. to ensure that personal data be protected from misuse. Only personal data are recorded which are necessary for the fulfilment of the tasks at hand. When you provide us with your personal data, you are granting us the right to use these data for the fulfilment of the services and procedures you have chosen. This consent can be rescinded at any time.In order to provide you with the best information possible you will find links on our pages that refer to the pages of third parties. Insofar as such links are not self-evident, we expressly point out that this is an external link.

The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. does not have any influence whatsoever on the content or design of these third-party pages. For this reason the guarantees provided by this data protection declaration do not apply to such pages. If you should have any further questions on the theme of data protection at the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. please contact the data protection officer of our association.