Below is the information required by law about the Internet web page of the Visions in Science Conference, an event organized by the PhD network of the Max Planck Society, as well as important legal points.



The host of this Internet web site is the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., to be rendered in English as the "Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science."


Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstraße 8
80539 München
Phone: +49 (0) 89 2108 0
Technical support: GWDG (E-Mail:


Register of Societies and Associations

The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B.



The Max Planck Society is officially represented by its Board of Directors, which, in turn, is represented by the President of the Society, Professor Martin Stratmann, and by the Secretary General, Dr. Ludwig Kronthaler.


Value Added Tax Identification Number

The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.



The editor responsible for the content of the 2018 PhDnet Career Fair Internet web page is Peter Swekis, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Nöthnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden, Germany.


Legal Structure

The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research facility which is organized as a registered association. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are largely autonomous in terms of organization and research, but as a rule have no legal capacity of their own. This also applies for the Visions in Science Conference as Event of the PhD network of the Max Planck Society.


Data Collection, Processing and Transmission

We collect personal information necessary to register as participant for the conference. Upon registration and only upon registration, the IP Address is transmitted by completing the registration form. We use this data for the purposes of registration for the conference only. We collect/assess no other data from website visitors. The data protection officer of the Max Planck Society is available for questions concerning the topic of data protection at or +49 89 2108-1317. Your personal data will only be used internally for the registration process. In exceptionally, legally required cases and/or for prosecution in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure your personal data will be transmitted to government organizations and authorities. Your personal data are not provided to third parties for any other purpose.


Liability for Contents of Online Information

As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the Max Planck Society shall be responsible for any contents which it makes available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the Max Planck Society does not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The Max Planck Society 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 downloadable software available free of charge. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.


Links to Internet Sites of Third Parties / Disclaimer

This Internet site includes links to external pages, not part of the domain The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. The Max Planck Society has no knowledge of illegal or offensive contents contained in the linked web sites from other information providers. If there are illegal and offensive contents on the web sites of other information providers, the Max Planck Society distances itself from these contents. The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to change, supplement, or delete some or all of the information on its Internet web site without notice. Similarly, the Society also reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue the Internet web site.



The design (layout, graphics etc.) employed and any other contents on the homepage of the 2018 PhDnet Career Fair Internet site have been modified or created by the 2018 PhDnet Career Group.
All rights reserved.

Below you find information about copyright of original templates and images, which are used in a modified version on this web page.
Logos from our supporters/sponsors and/or images of guests/speakers are protected by copyright through the respective organization, company or private person. Any not mentioned images are owned by members of the PhDnet "Career" Group 2018.

Part of this webpage is based on the 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2012 PhDnet Visions in Science conference Internet web pages.