Details in compliance with § 5 TMG (German Teleservices Act):

WIFU Foundation

Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 48
58448 Witten
Phone: +49 2302 926-510
Fax: +49 2302 926-561

The WIFU foundation is a foundation with legal capacity under civil law.

Represented by:

Professor Dr Tom A. Rüsen

Advisory Board:

Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp (chairman of the board), Diana Weßling (vice chairwoman), Christiane Dethleffsen, Prof. Rainer Kirchdörfer, Wilfried Neuhaus-Galladé

Foundation headquarters:
Witten, Supervisory body Arnsberg

Foundation supervision:

Christina Vogt (formerly Schröder)

District government Arnsberg

Seibertzstr. 1
59821 Arnsberg

Responsible for content according to § 55 Par. 2 RStV:

Professor Dr Tom A. Rüsen

Dispute settlement

The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute settlement:

You will find our e-mail address above in the Imprint.

We are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings with a consumer arbitration body.

Liability for content

According to § 7 Par. 1 TMG (German Teleservices Act), we as service providers are responsible in terms of the law in general for the content we create ourselves on this website. But §§ 8 to 10 TMG state that as service providers we are not responsible for monitoring transmitted or stored third-party information, or for investigating circumstances that may indicate illegal activities.

This does not affect our obligation to remove or block the use of information in terms of the law in general – liability for which begins, however, only as and when we come to know about an actual violation of the law. Should we become aware of such a violation, we will remove such content immediately.
Liability for links

Our website contains links to external websites operated by third parties, the content of which we are unable to influence. For this reason we cannot guarantee this kind of third-party content. The operator or provider of linked sites is always responsible for their content. Linked websites were checked for possible legal violations when we set up the links, and illegal content was not recognised at the time the existing links were established.

It is unreasonable to expect us to monitor the content of linked websites constantly, without an actual legal violation to base ourselves on. If we become aware of such a violation, we will remove the links involved immediately.


The content and work posted on this website by its operator are subject to German copyright law. Written permission from the author or producer is required to reproduce, edit, disseminate or exploit it in any way outside the remit of copyright law. Downloads and copies of these pages are for private, non-commercial use only.

Copyright belonging to third-parties has been observed regarding content not produced by the operator, and third-party content has been marked as such. If in spite of this you notice a copyright violation, please notify us. If we are made aware of legal violations we will remove the content concerned immediately.

Picture credits

Universität Witten/Herdecke gGmbH

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