Legal Notice

Information under the German directive. § 5 TMG

Name and Address

ILS – Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGmbH
Brüderweg 22–24
D-44135 Dortmund
Telefon: +49 (0)231 9051-0
Telefax: +49 (0)231 9051-155

Authorised Representative

Ralf Zimmer-Hegmann (Executive Director)

Supervising Authority

The State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Register and register number

Entered in the Register of the Commercial Register B of the District Court of Dortmund HRB 20966

Professional indemnity insurance

According to § 34 Nº 12 (principle of self-insurance) the administrative provisions of the financial regulation of the federal state NRW the institution is not entitled to enter into a liability insurance.

Value Added Tax Identification Number

DE 259 078 455

Responsible according to the press law

Theresa von Bischopink

Concept, Design and Implementation

ILS – Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGmbH

Brüderweg 22–24
D-44135 Dortmund
Telefon: +49 (0)231 9051-154/165
Telefax: +49 (0)231 9051-155


Neue Medien Münnich
Hauptstraße 68
D-02742 Friedersdorf
Ust-ID: DE212657916
Telefon: +49 (0)35872 353-10
Telefax: +49 (0)35872 353-30

Technical Implementation and Support
Doffiné Internet-Service

Legal Disclaimer

The ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development gGmbH (a non-profit limited liability company under German Law), endeavours to ensure that the information presented on this website is correct and up to date. However, mistakes may occur. Therefore, the ILS does not guarantee the up-to-dateness, completeness and accuracy of the information. The ILS does not assume liability for material or immaterial damage arising directly or indirectly from the use or non-use of the information presented or the use of inaccurate and incomplete information, insofar as the ILS cannot be proven to have been at fault intentionally or by negligence. Responsibility for “foreign contents”, provided e.g. through direct or indirect links to other providers presupposes positive knowledge of illegal contents. The ILS has no influence whatsoever on “foreign contents” and does not accept these as its own. The ILS has no knowledge of illegal or offensive contents in the pages of other providers linked to the ILS website. Should the linked sites of other providers contain illegal or offensive contents, the ILS dissociates itself from these contents with regards to for all links and references outside its own internet pages.


The contents of these internet pages are protected by copyright. Reproduction or utilization is not permitted without the written consent of ILS . Downloads and copies are permitted only for private, non-commercial use. Except for press releases, they can be used without special permission. Insofar as the content is not created by the provider, the copyrights of third parties are respected. Contents of third parties are marked as such. If you are aware of any copyright infringement, we ask for a hint. Upon notification of violations of the copyrights of third parties, we will remove the content immediately.

Data protection

In order to provide our numerous services in an appropriate and customer-friendly manner, the ILS, like other companies, depends on permission to collect, process and produce customer data or data connected with research tasks. The legal framework for this is provided by the Federal Data Protection Law.
Data protection under § 4 section 1 Data Protection Act (Teledienstdatenschutzgesetz [TDDSG])
Privacy Policy

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