German National Library of Medicine
ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Strasse 60
Phone: +49 (0)221 478-5600 (Admin office)
Phone: +49 (0)221 478-7070 (Information)
Director General Dr. Dietrich Nelle
VAT identification number:
Ministry for Culture and Sciences
of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Völklinger Strasse 49
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In its ruling of 12 May 1998, Hamburg District Court stipulated that a website may be held jointly responsible for the contents of other websites if it includes direct or indirect links to these websites on its own pages, unless the website in question expressly distances itself from said contents. As a precautionary measure, ZB MED hereby expressly distances itself from the contents of all linked pages.
ZB MED is not responsible for any of the information supplied by providers to which it makes reference or provides links.
Thank you for visiting our website and showing an interest in our organisation, our services, and our online resources. We are committed to protecting the privacy of those using our website. We therefore request that you read the following information carefully.
Anonymous data collection
You are entitled to use any of ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences web pages without telling us who you are. The only information we receive is the name of your Internet Service Provider, the referring web page that brought you to our website, and the web pages you access on our website. This information is analysed for statistical purposes but, as an individual user, you remain anonymous in this process.
Collection and processing of personal data
Personal data is only collected if you provide it to us voluntarily – for example when you order literature, fill out a survey, or sign up for our personalised services.
Provided that you have given your consent, your registration data will be processed within the scope of ZB MED's personalised services for the purposes of providing information on our range of products and services, conducting market research, and tailoring our electronic services to meet your needs. Furthermore, providing that you have given your consent, the information you access while visiting ZB MED's website will be merged into a user profile to enable us to offer you information that is tailored to your interests.
Data transfer and processing to/in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
No personal data is transferred to countries outside the EEA.
Use and disclosure of personal data
Unless you additionally provide consent for other purposes, the personal data collected through ZB MED's web pages will only be used for order processing/contract fulfilment and for handling your enquiries. In addition – provided that you have previously given your consent – your data shall be used for the purposes of providing information on our range of products and services, conducting market research, and tailoring our electronic services to meet your needs.
We shall only use your data to tailor information to your personal interests if you have provided your consent for this purpose, too. For the rest, your data shall only be disclosed for invoicing purposes to the company Pria GmbH (Remscheider Str. 16, 45466 Mülheim an der Ruhr) if you have placed an order for literature or other items that is subject to a fee. You are of course entitled to withdraw your consent at any time with future effect in regard to any of the above.
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
Cookies in the context of Google Analytics
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or at www.google.com/intl/en/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
Disclaimer of Liability
The content of this website has been carefully prepared and reviewed. However, ZB MED - Information Centre of Life Sciences makes no representation or guarantee regarding the currency, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information on this website. With the exception of cases of verifiable intent or gross negligence on the part of ZB MED, all liability for material or immaterial damage or injury resulting from the use or non-use of the information provided or the use of incorrect or incomplete information is excluded.
ZB MED expressly reserves the right to alter, augment or delete parts of the web pages contained herein or the website as a whole as well as to temporarily or permanently suspend publication of this website without notice.
Where ZB MED provides direct links (‘hyperlinks’) or indirect references to external websites, ZB MED shall only be liable if it was fully aware of the content of the external websites concerned and if it was technically and reasonably possible for ZB MED to prevent their use, assuming they contain illegal material.
ZB MED hereby expressly declares that at the time at which these hyperlinks were created, no illegal content was discernable on the linked web pages. ZB MED has no control over the current or future design of the linked web pages and therefore expressly distances itself from the content of all linked websites altered since the hyperlinks were created.
ZB MED is not responsible for the content, availability, correctness or accuracy of the linked web pages, nor for any of the offers, links or advertisements contained therein. ZB MED is not liable for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete content nor, in particular, for any damage or injury arising from the use or non-use of the information provided on linked sites.
ZB MED makes every effort to comply with applicable copyright in all publications. If, in spite of this, an infringement of copyright should occur, ZB MED will, after notification, remove the relevant object from its publication or indicate the appropriate copyright. Any trade marks or brand names which appear on this website that may be protected by third parties are unrestrictedly subject to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and are acknowledged as property of their owners. The mere appearance of names without designation as proprietary shall not be construed as meaning that trade marks are not protected by the rights of third parties.
ZB MED holds sole copyright to ZB MED’s own content at the domain www.zbmed.de. The reproduction or use of graphics or text in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without ZB MED’s express consent.
This disclaimer of liability shall be considered to form part of the website which provided the link or reference to this page. Insofar as parts or individual formulations of this text are not, are no longer or are not completely in line with current law, this shall not affect the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document.
Should you have any further questions on the subject of data protection and privacy policies at ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences, please contact our administrative office. They will be able to tell you what personal data we have on file for you. Furthermore, you can request information on what personal data we are holding on you and request that we revise or delete this data. We also welcome your feedback and comments by e-mail or post. Please use the following contact details for all the above purposes:
Director ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Strasse 60