Stiftung Mercator GmbH
Huyssenallee 40
45128 Essen

Correspondence address:
Postfach 10 33 26
45033 Essen

Tel. +49 201-24522-0
Fax +49 201-24522-44

Entered in the commercial register of Essen District Court (HRB 12237)

Stiftung Mercator GmbH is a non-profit organization whose non-profit status is recognized by the Essen-South tax office. Its current exemption certificate can be viewed here (in German).

Executive Board
Dr Markus Piduhn, Dr Wolfgang Rohe

Person responsible pursuant to § 6 of the German Interstate Public Media Services Treaty
Dr. Markus Piduhn

Design and  Programming

Studio ZX


Limitation of liability

We make every effort to ensure that the information presented on our website is always correct and up to date. We thus reserve the right to change, supplement or delete content at any time and without prior notification, or to discontinue its publication for a period of time or entirely. Nonetheless, we are unable to give any guarantee that the information provided is correct, up to date or complete, nor can we guarantee its quality. Stiftung Mercator GmbH accepts no liability whatsoever for damage of a material or non-material nature that arises as the direct or indirect result of using this website, to the extent that such damage is not due to wilful intent or gross negligence on the part of Stiftung Mercator GmbH. Stiftung Mercator GmbH does not claim any responsibility for the contents, correctness and functionality of third party internet pages to which reference is made via link. The content of linked websites is the exclusive responsibility of their operators.


Our intention is to make the results of the projects we support publicly available in the best possible way, so many works and content on our website are available under a “Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 Germany Licence”. Such works are explicitly indicated by the abbreviation CC BY-NC-ND. Essentially, the licence means that the work or content can be copied, shared and made publicly accessible by users so long as they (1) name the author/copyright owner in the manner the latter specifies, (2) do not use the work or content for commercial purposes and (3) do not edit, transform or modify in any other way the work or content. Any of these conditions can be cancelled if the express consent of the rights owner is obtained. To the extent that the work, the content or any part of it belongs to the public domain under the respective legal regulations, this status shall not be affected in any way by the licence. The licence has no influence on the following rights:

  • the rights granted to anyone due to the constraints of copyright law or as a result of legal permissions;
  • the moral rights of the rights owner;
  • the rights of other persons, either to the subject of the licence or with respect to its use, for example for advertising or the protection of privacy.

If the work is shared, the licensing conditions that apply to this work must be disclosed. The precise licensing conditions can be found here.

Furthermore, all rights are reserved. The texts, images, graphics, videos, files etc. used on this website are subject to copyright and other laws designed to protect intellectual property. Any use beyond the limits provided by copyright law without explicit permission is prohibited.

Final provisions

If individual provisions of these terms of use should be or become invalid, this shall not be deemed to affect the validity of the remaining terms of use. The terms of use and the entire legal relationship between the users of this website and Stiftung Mercator GmbH are subject solely to German law, excluding international rules on conflict-of-law. Place of jurisdiction is Essen.