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Important notice: Only the German original of the DigiBib legal notice is legally binding. The translation is given for information and convenience to the readers of translated specifications.

The DigiBib is a portal solution and a hbz hosting service for libraries.
The portal‘s layout is adapted to the corporate design of the respective customer institution.

Responsibility for this portal lies with the

Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Köln (hbz)
(North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre)
Jülicher Straße 6, 50674 Köln
Tel.: +49 221 / 40075-181; Fax: -190
ISIL: DE-605
VAT-ID: DE 123486775

The hbz is an institution under public law. It is legally represented by the Director of the hbz, Dr. Silke Schomburg.
The hbz is subject to the administrative and technical supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Völklinger Straße 49, 40221 Düsseldorf.
Responsible for content according to § 55 Paragraph 2 RStV: Dr. Silke Schomburg (Director).

Disclaimer of Liability

In spite of careful control we do not assume liability for the contents of external links. The operating companies of the linked pages are solely responsible for the content of their site.

Extended Validity

1. Contents

The contents of our pages were created with outmost accuracy. However, we do not guarantee that the contents are correct, complete and up-to-date. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with § 7 Paragraph 1 TMG and general laws. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG however, we are not obliged to monitor information transmitted or stored from third parties or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general laws remain unaffected. However, liability in this respect is only applicable from the time of knowledge of a specific infringement. If we become aware of any such legal infringements, we will remove the content in question immediately.

All service offers are subject to change and non-binding. Without separate announcement parts of the pages or the complete web presence might be extended, changed, deleted or partly or completely discontinued by the service provider.

2. References and Links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we do not have any influence. Hence, we cannot take any liability for this third-party content. Responsibility for the linked sites lies with the respective providers or operators. At the time of linking the linked pages were checked for legal violations and no illegal content was identified at that stage. However, a permanent content control of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement. Upon notification of respective violations, we will remove such links immediately.

3. Copyright

The contents and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are permitted for private, non-commercial use only. As far as the content on this site was not created by the operating company, the copyrights of third parties are considered. In particular, third-party content is labelled as such. Should you become aware of a copyright infringement anyway, please inform us accordingly. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such content immediately.

4. Data Protection

In principle the use of our website is possible without providing personal data. If possible and as far as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent. We should like to point to the fact that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security flaws. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. Contact data from the legal notice must not be used by third parties for the purpose of sending advertising and information material not specifically requested, this is hereby strictly prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited dissemination of marketing information, for example through spam mails. Further information can be found in the privacy notice.

5. Disclaimer and Validity

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the website which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uneffected.

User Interface and Content Design

The copyright for the layout of this site lies with the respective institution or the person(s) or company(ies) commissioned by them.
The graphics in the user interfaces are partly related to the integrated portal services or web offers and are therefore not subject to the copyright as mentioned above.

Book Cover Images

For books, the display of result lists is very often enriched with cover illustrations. The images are (in this order of priority) either from the Open Library, from buchhandel.de or from Amazon.

The Open Library images are transferred via the Open Library API provided and in accordance with the guidelines applicable to it.

For the transfer of images from buchhandel.de the hbz has registered the DigiBib with the respective MVB Marketing- und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels GmbH.

the transfer of images from Amazon, the hbz became participant in the Amazon EU partner programme and a partner in the advertising programme the latter of which was designed to provide a medium for websites through which advertising costs can be earned by placing advertisements and links to amazon.co.uk / amazon.de / amazon.es / amazon.fr / amazon.it / amazon.nl / amazon.pl / amazon.se / audible.co.uk / audible.de.


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