Helmholtz Blogs is a blog network consisting of multiple blogs. Relevant for the blog postings content are the imprints of the respecitve blogs: Arctic blog 79 degrees North, Astroparticle Café, AWI Ice Blog, Funduscope blog, Kohnen blog, Polar Prediction Matters, Polarstern blog, ResearchIn’ the World, TEAM blog, WeCare. This imprint referes to the homepage of Helmholtz Blogs. The data protection policy applies for the whole blog network.
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Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. is registered at District Court [Amtsgericht] of Bonn, Associations Register No. VR 7942
Value added tax identification number: DE 273683952
Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. is legally represented by the association’s president:
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. Otmar D. Wiestler
Responsible for the content
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2, 10178 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 206329-24
Fax: +49 (0) 30 206329-60
Idea, concept and project lead for Helmholtz Blogs
Henning.Krause (at) helmholtz.de
ISSN of our blogs
Arctic blog: 79 degrees north: ISSN 2199-1863
Astroparticle Café: tba.
Funduscope: ISSN 2198-7599
HZI juniors: ISSN 2199-1847
Kohnen Antarctica Expedition 2013/2014: ISSN 2198-7572
Methane Stories: ISSN 2198-7580
Polar Prediction Matters: tba.
Polarstern blog: ISSN 2364-7795
ResearchIn’ the World: ISSN 2510-0491
WeCare: ISSN 2510-0505
Data collection and storage policy
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Data collection in relation to a call for application
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Right to information
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Please send any questions or comments about data protection to this address: datenschutz(at)helmholtz.de.
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Protection of minors
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