Legal Notice

Legal Notice

Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security / Brandenburgisches Institut für Gesellschaft und Sicherheit gGmbH (BIGS)

Dianastr. 46

14482 Potsdam


Tel.: +49 331 704406 – 0

Fax: +49 331 704406 – 19

Email: info(at)

Place of Incorporation: Potsdam
Potsdam District Court HRB 23008 P
VAT ID: DE277746475
Chairman of the Governing Board: Prof. Dr. Dieter Wagner

Executive Director: Dr. Tim H. Stuchtey

Disclaimer – Exclusion of Liability
Liability for Content

Although we make every effort to ensure that the contents of our site are up to day, complete and correct, we cannot guarantee this.

According to § 7 Paragraph 1 TDG, as the service provider, we are responsible for the contents of our site, according to generally applicable laws.

However, we are not responsbile for monitoring the contents of external information which we may transmit or which may be stored on our site (§§ 8-10 TDG). To the extent that we are aware of violations of the law, we will remove the offending contents. However, liability for such content will only be assumed as of the date on which we become aware of specific violations of the law.

Liability for Links

Our pages include links to the websites of third parties. We have no influence upon the contents of the these linked sites. The respective supplier or operator is responsible for the correctness of these contents; for this reason we accept no responsibility for their contents.

We have checked external websites for possible violations of the law at the time the links were created. At the time the links were created, no legal violations were detected. However, we cannot afford to constantly monitor the contents of all such sites without indications of a violation. Should we become aware of a violation, we will remove the offending links immediately.


The contents and works which are produced by the operator of this website are subject to German copyright law. All contributions by third parties are marked as such. The duplication, editing, distribution and other use outside the limits of copyright law require the written permission of the respective author or creator. Copies of this site are only permitted for private use, excluding commercial purposes.

Data Protection

We can assume no responsibility for the security of data transmitted over the internet. In particular, the transmission of data per E-Mail carries a danger of access by third parties.

In the event that personal data are collected by our site, the provision of such data by the user is always voluntary. The utilization of and payment for all services offers is available without the provision of such data through the use of a pseudonym or through the provision of anonymous data, to the extent that this is technically possible and reasonable.

The use of the contact information provided in this section by third parties for commercial use, including advertising, is expressly forbidden. The operator of this web site expressly reserves the right to take legal action against unsolicited commercial, advertising or informational materials.

Severability Clause

In the event that individual provisions or formulations of this liability exclusion are or will be declared void, the remaining provisions remain unaffected in their content and validity.