Provider & Legal Notices

The information below includes the legally prescribed provider identification data as well as legal notices relating to the Internet presence of GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.


The provider of this website is GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. GESIS is represented at two locations and the association is based in Mannheim:

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for  the Social Sciences in Mannheim
Street address: 
B6, 4-5
68159 Mannheim
Postal address: 
PO Box 122155
68072 Mannheim
Phone.: +49 (0) 621/1246-0
Fax: +49 0 )621/1246-100

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for  the Social Sciences in Cologne
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49(0)221/47694-598
Fax: +49(0)221/47694-199



Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf
President of GESIS 
Street address: B6,4-5; 68159 Mannheim, Germany
Postal address: PO Box 122155; 68072 Mannheim, Germany
Tel.: +49(0)0621/1246-0
Fax: +49(0)0621/1246-100
Email: praesident(at)gesis(dot)org


Registration Court

Mannheim Local Court [Amtsgericht]
Association register number:  VR1449
VAT identification number pursuant to § 27a of the German Turnover Tax Act (UStG): DE 814 839 735 

Legal Notices

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences assumes no warranty for the information provided. Liability claims against GESIS that arise from the use of the information provided shall be excluded, except in the case of intent or gross negligence. All services are subject to change and are non-binding. GESIS expressly reserves the right to change, supplement, or delete parts of the webpages or the entire content without prior notice or to cease publication temporarily or permanently. 

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (hereinafter referred to in brief as "GESIS") expressly dissociates itself from the contents of external webpages that are referenced directly or indirectly (e.g., via so-called "links") on its website.  GESIS hereby expressly declares that, at the time the links were set, the linked pages were free of illegal content. GESIS has no influence whatsoever on the current or future design, contents, or authorship of the linked pages. It therefore hereby dissociates itself expressly from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the links were set. This statement applies to all links set and references made within GESIS' own website, as well as to external entries in guest books, discussion forums, and mailing lists established by GESIS.  Liability for illegal, incorrect, or incomplete content, and especially for damages arising from the use of such information, shall lie solely with the provider of the referenced website, not with the party who merely refers to the respective publication via links.


Copyright in published objects created by GESIS itself remains solely with GESIS. The reproduction or use of such graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts in other electronic or print publications is not permitted without the express permission of GESIS.

Data Protection

The protection of your privacy when using our webpages is important to us. Our procedures for collecting and processing personal data are explained in detail on our Data Protection page.

Severability Clause

Should any provision or provisions be invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected thereby. Instead of these invalid provisions, provisions that come closest to the intended purpose shall be deemed to have been agreed.