Legal notice

Any person using the information, documents, products, software and/or services offered by the present website of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg ( shall be deemed to be aware of, and to have accepted, all the following provisions.

  • The user of the website of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, hereinafter referred to as ”user”, acknowledges that he/she has verified that the computer configuration used does not contain any viruses or any other malicious software. The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg shall not be held responsible for the presence of viruses or malicious software on its website.
  • The user is solely responsible for the selection, use and interpretation of the data which he/she consults, searches and transmits on the website of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg. The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg undertakes all efforts to offer verified information to users, but cannot be held responsible for errors or incompleteness of the information.
  • The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg reserves the right to correct at any time and without notice the content of this website, including the present legal notice. The most recent version of the legal notice at the time of use shall apply.
  • The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg cannot be held liable for any mistake or incompleteness of the information contained on this website. For any further question concerning the website contents please directly contact the office concerned of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg.
  • Any user who discovers inaccuracies, erroneous information or information of a clearly unlawful nature is invited to inform the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg by email (
  • The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg shall under no circumstances be liable for hyperlinks to other sites from this site.

Intellectual property

All the information available on the website is protected by copyright. Unless otherwise indicated, reproduction of texts is permitted, subject to the following three conditions being met:

  • information shall not be directly or indirectly used for commercial purposes;
  • the integrity of the reproduced documents shall be maintained;
  • the site shall be explicitly mentioned as a source of information.

Any exception to these rules shall be subject to the prior written approval of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and the author of the contents.
Photographic credits: unless otherwise stated, the photographs on this website are protected by copyright and are the property of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg.


The user accepts that any access to the website or any use of the website shall be on his/her own responsibility.

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg declines all liability for direct or indirect damage which may be caused by the use of this website, including those arising from technical dysfunctions or negligence or unlawful conduct by suppliers of Internet services or by a third party, or a virus acquired via the Internet.

Image Rights

The legal basis for the taking, the use or the publication of photograph within the institute is the subject’s consent, where applicable implicit or explicit.

When giving consent, whether through an online form or a paper form, the subjects agree to the terms below and allow the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg to use, for the  following purposes, any types of media (photographs, videos, drawings,  etc.) featuring the subjects / their images in relation to the professional activities within the frame of the Institute.

Therefore, the subjects grant the Institute permission for the use and reproduction of the consented material for the purpose of producing any advertising, communication and/or promotional material for the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, be it for internal and/or external purposes within the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and, without this list being exhaustive:

  • on all media (e.g. website, newsletter, social medias…);
  • on all formats (digitally & paper); 
  • for an unlimited number of uses; 
  • until consent withdrawal; 
  • in all the territories of the world.

The Institute expressly refrains from any exploitation of the Contents that may infringe privacy or reputation.

The subjects undertake not to hold the Institute, as well as its representatives and any person acting with its permission, liable for any change in framing, color and density that may occur during reproduction.

The subjects acknowledge that the Institute is fully entitled to its rights and that any remuneration for the exploitation of the rights referred to herein cannot be claimed.

The subjects guarantee that they are not bound by an exclusive contract relating to the use of your image or your name.

The Institute will ensure that it complies with the requirements of all legislation and regulatory requirements in force from time to time relating to the use of the Contents.

The courts of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with image rights matters.

The subjects have the right to withdraw their consent at any time by contacting the Data Protection Officer of the Institute.

Luxembourg law and courts

The law of Luxembourg shall apply.

The courts of Luxembourg shall be exclusively competent with respect to any dispute which may arise relating to the use, interpretation, and implementation of the information and data featured on this website.