The following provides mandatory data concerning the provider of this Website, obligations with regard to data protection, as well as other important legal references involving the Website of the ePIC Persistent Identifier Consortium for eResearch ( as required by German law.


The provider of this Website within the legal meaning of the term is the Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen, abbreviated GWDG.

Address: Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen
Burckhardtweg 4
37077 Göttingen
Telephone: +49 551 39-30001
Hotline/Support: +49 551 39-30000

Commercial Register
The GWDG is registered in the commercial register of the district council in Göttingen. The registration number is B 598.

Legal Structure
The GWDG is a non-profit research organisation.

The editor responsible for the content of this Internet Website of ePIC is Dr. Sven Bingert, GWDG, Burckhardtweg 4, 37077 Göttingen.

Data Protection and Privacy Notice

Since the responsible provider of this Website is a German organisation, the binding privacy notice is in German. A non-binding English translation will be published soon for your convenience.

Data Collection and Processing
Visits to this Website are logged. The anonymized IP address currently used by your computer, as well as further technical data pertaining to the data call is recorded and deleted according to the terms of the EU-GDPR. Data is evaluated only for statistical purposes in anonymized form. No personal user profiles are created.

The data protection officer of the GWDG is available for questions concerning the topic of data protection at

Data Transmission
Your personal data will only be transmitted to government organizations and authorities in legally required cases and/or for prosecution in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure. Your personal data are not provided to third parties for any other purpose.

Liablility for Contents of Online Information
In accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the GWDG shall be responsible for its own contents according to general legal provisions. The GWDG makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Website. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the GWDG does not assume any liability for the information provided being up-to-date as well as its accuracy, completeness or quality. The GWDG shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any software downloads available free of charge. The GWDG reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Website, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.

Links to Websites of Third Parties
This Website includes links to other external websites. These external links are designated as follows: link

The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link, the GWDG has reviewed the respective external content in order to determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However, a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete indication of a violation of rights. If the GWDG discovers or is pointed out by others that an external offer linked to by the GWDG causes civil or criminal responsibility, the GWDG will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. The GWDG expressly dissociates itself from such contents.

The layout, graphics employed and any other contents of the Website of the European Persistent Identifier Consortium are protected by copyright law.

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