Legal Notice


Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS)
R 5, 6–13
68161 Mannheim

Competent Supervisory Authority

Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe
76247 Karlsruhe

VAT identification number according to § 27 a VAT Act: DE 143845359

Responsible for Content

Prof. Dr. Andreas Witt (IDS)


Stefan Bielesch, M.A. (TIB)

Uyen-Nhu Tran, M.A. (IDS)

Technology and Design

Uyen-Nhu Tran, M.A. (IDS)


As a provider, IDS is responsible for its own content that is made available for use in accordance with general laws. A distinction must be made between this own content and cross-references ("external links") to content provided by other providers. This third-party content does not originate from the IDS, nor does the IDS have the possibility to influence the content of third-party sites.

The contents of external pages to which IDS refers by means of links do not reflect the opinion of IDS, but serve merely to provide information and to illustrate connections.

These statements apply to all links and references set within the own internet offer as well as to external entries in internet offers set up by IDS. The provider of the linked page alone is liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of such information.

The IDS is not obliged to periodically check the content of third-party offers for their illegality or criminal liability. As soon as the IDS is informed of the illegal content of third party websites, the corresponding link will be removed from the IDS websites.

Data Privacy

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties for sending advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam mails.