Legal Notice

eCl@ss e.V.
Postfach 10 19 42
D - 50459 Cologne

Chairman of the Board: Markus Reigl
Board members: Patrick Bernard, Dr. Matthias Fankhänel, Dr. Gunther Kegel, Ashley McNeill, Claude Pichot
District Court Cologne: VR 13720
VAT ID Number: DE224069933

eCl@ss e.V. Main Office
Thorsten Kroke
Postfach 10 19 42
D - 50459 Cologne

Address for visitors:
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21
D - 50668 Cologne
Phone: +49 (0)221 4981 -811
Fax: +49 (0)221 4981 -856
Email: info (@)

This website is operated and administered by:
The Cologne Institute for Economic Research
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21
D - 50668 Cologne
Phone: +49 (0)221 4981 -758
Email: info (@)

Dr. Karl Lichtblau
Peter Schützdeller

Commercial register of Cologne: HRB 30889
VAT ID Number: DE197824529


Liability for contents
Under Sect. 7 Par. 1 of the German Teleservices Act (GTA), we as the service provider are responsible for ensuring that the content on this site complies with general legal standards. However, under sections 8 through 10 of the GTA, we as the service provider are not obligated to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information, or to actively seek out circumstances suggesting illegal activity.

This shall not affect obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws. However, liability in this respect can be assumed only from the time that knowledge of a specific legal violation is obtained. Upon being informed of such legal violations, we will remove the relevant contents immediately.

Liability for links
Our offering contains links to external third-party websites over whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot take any responsibility for this external content. The respective providers or operators of these sites are always responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked sites were reviewed for possible legal violations at the time the links were established. No illegal contents were evident at the time of the linking. However, continuous monitoring of the contents of the linked sites is not reasonable without specific indications of a violation of the law. Upon being made aware of a violation of the law, we will immediately remove the relevant links.

The content and works provided by the site operator on this website are protected under German copyright law. Duplication, editing, distribution and any kind of exploitation beyond that allowed under the copyright law require written authorization by the author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are permitted only for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content of this website has not been produced by the operator, third-party copyrights are respected. In particular, content produced by third parties is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we request that you notify us accordingly. Upon being made aware of an infringement of the law, we will remove the offending contents immediately. 



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