University of Siegen

Adolf-Reichwein-Straße 2
57068 Siegen

The University of Siegen is a public law corporation with own legal personality supported by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is represented by its rector Prof. Dr. Holger Burckhart.

Regulatory authority ist the Ministry for Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Identification number according to § 27 Turnover Tax Act: DE 154854171

Scientific coordination and editorial responsibility

(according to § 5 Telemedia Act and § 55 par. 2 Interstate Broadcasting Treaty)

Prof. Dr. Christian Lahusen
Department of Social Sciences
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
57068 Siegen
Tel: +49 (0) 271-740 3296
Fax: +49 (0) 271-740 4501
email: lahusen [at]

Concept and design


Technical implementation

University of Siegen – Zentrum für Informations- und Medientechnologie (ZIMT)
Webmaster: Kai Hilpisch


1. Content of the websites
TransSOL checks and updates the information on its websites on a regular basis. Nevertheless, any warranty or guaranty with regard to up-to-datedness, the subject, correctness, completeness or quality of the information and data on this website are excluded. All quotes are subject to confirmation and non-binding. The author reserves the express right to change, add to and delete the pages in full or in parts without separate notification or to discontinue the publication temporarily or permanently.

2. References and links
Despite careful checking, TransSOL assumes no liability for the content of external links. Linked websites are outside the author’s area of responsibility. For the content of the linked websites and any website directly or indirectly referred to, responsibility and liability lie exclusively with the operators of these websites. This includes any damage, which is incurred due to the use or non-use of the content provided on linked websites. TransSOL has no influence on the current and future layout, contents and authorship of linked websites. Therefore, TransSOL dissociates itself expressly of illegal, incorrect, incomplete and ethically inappropriate contents of such linked websites. This statement applies to all links and references placed within the Internet offer as well as to outside entries in discussion forums and mailing lists set up by TransSOL.

3. Copyright
All copyrights and rights of use for texts, graphics, images, design and source codes produced by the TransSOL project or the University of Siegen lie with the author. Any reproduction or use of these texts, graphics, images and design in any electronic or printed publication is not permitted without the author’s express and written consent. TransSOL endeavours in all publications to consider the copyrights of the texts, graphics, images and video sequences used, to use own texts, graphics, images and video sequences which produced by project or to use licence-free texts, graphics, images and video sequences. Any trademarks and brands named on the TransSOL websites and possibly protected by third parties are without limitations subject to the provisions of their respective registered owner. Their mere mentioning does not mean that the trademarks are not protected by third parties.

4. Data protection
The protection of privacy is an important concern to which TransSOL pays particular attention. Any personal data that are collected during the visit on our websites is processed in accordance with the data protection regulations As far as there is an opportunity on the TransSOL websites to enter personal data (email addresses, names, postal addresses) the submission of such data on the part of the user is expressly optional. The use of all services provided is – as far as technically possible and reasonable – also permitted without the provision of such data or by providing anonymous data or a pseudonym. Should users no longer wish that we are in possession of their personal data, they may inform us of this at any time and we will then  delete their data.

5. Legal effect of this disclaimer
The disclaimer must be considered as part of the websites that refer to this page. Should parts or individual phrases of this text do not, no longer or not completely comply with the applicable legal situation this shall not affect the validity and content of the remaining parts of this document.