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The host of this Internet web site is the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (an independent non-profit foundation).

Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1
D-45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Tel. +49 (0)208/306-1

Register of foundations
The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung is registered in the register of foundations at the district government in Düsseldorf. The registration number is 15.2.1-St.103.

The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung is officially represented by its Board of Governors, which in turn is represented by the Managing Director of the Institute, Prof. Tobias Ritter, and by the Administrative Director, Dr. Verena Schultz-Coulon.

Value added tax identification number
The value added tax identification number of the Max-Planck-Instituts für Kohlenforschung is: DE 120348810

The editor responsible for the content of this internet web site of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung is:
Prof. Tobias Ritter
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1
D-45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Webdesign and Development
Hyperbrand – Webdesign Studio, Frankfurt am Main

Legal Structure
Since 1939, the Institute is an independent, non-profit organisation governed by private law. It is controlled by a Board of Governors (Verwaltungsrat) consisting of representatives from industry, the city of Mülheim an der Ruhr, the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen and the Max-Planck-Society. The Board of Governors elects a chairman and two vice-chairman (Vorstand).

The objective of the Foundation is the scientific investigation of coal for the common good. It is implemented through basic research in the natural sciences.

The Foundation is legally bound by its statute and by the legislation of the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (Stiftungsgesetz). The Foundation is registered as a non-profit organisation and receives public funding in the framework of the Max-Planck-Society. The Institute is a member of the Association of German Foundations (Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen).

The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information. Nevertheless, mistakes and confusions may occur. The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung does not assume liability for relevance, accuracy and completeness of the information provided. The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung is only liable for material or immaterial damages if it can be proved that the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung caused damage deliberately or through gross negligence. The damages include those which arise from the use or misuse of the information provided or direct or indirect damages which arise through the use of faulty or incomplete information. The same goes for the software available free of charge which can be used for downloading. The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung reserves the right to change, supplement, or delete some or all of the information on its Internet web site without notice. Similarly, the Institute also reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue the Internet web site.

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