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Legal Notice and Privacy Notice

IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
Olshausenstraße 62
D-24118 Kiel

Telephone: +49 (0)431 - 880 5084
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The Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kiel is a foundation under public law. It is legally represented by the Managing Scientific Director Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller and the Managing Administrative Director Dr. Uwe Lemburg (temporary).

The supervisory authority is the Ministry of Science of the State of Schleswig-Holstein.
VAT identification number according to § 27 VAT Act: DE 154619534

Privacy Policy at a glance:


As the authors of these pages, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and the detailed data protection declaration linked below. You may visit the IPN website any time without letting us know who you are.

In what context is personal information collected on our websites?

Firstly, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This can for example be data that you enter in our contact form or in a registration form for an event. You use these forms on an expressly voluntary basis. We use and process the data that you enter here with your consent. The data will only be used if this is necessary to process the enquiry etc. Under no circumstances will the data collected in this way be sold or passed on to third parties for reasons not permitted by data protection law.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is, above all, technical data (e.g. browser, operating system, IP address of the accessing computer and time of site visit). This data is collected automatically at the time of website access. They are technically necessary to enable the website to be delivered to your computer. As an individual user you remain anonymous.

The session cookies used on our website are necessary to enable our online editors to edit page content. As a normal visitor to our pages, you can set your browser in such a way that the acceptance of these cookies is excluded without restricting the functionality of the website.


Click here for the detailed data privacy policy

Liability Notice:

  1. Online content: Despite careful control of the content, we assume no liability for the up-to-dateness, correctness or completeness of the information provided. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. We reserve the right to change or supplement parts or the entire offer without notice.
  2. References and links: As a content provider, the IPN is responsible for its own content that it provides for use in accordance with general laws. Cross-references (external links) to the contents provided by other providers are to be distinguished from these own contents. These external contents do not originate from the IPN, do not reflect the opinion of the IPN and are for information purposes only. The IPN does not accept responsibility for these contents.
  3. Copyright and trademark law: The copyright for published graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by us remains solely ours or that of the respective authors of the pages. Duplication or use of such objects in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express consent of the authors.


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