Legal Disclosure

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, WWU
Exzellenzcluster "Cells in Motion", CiM
Waldeyerstraße 15
D-48149 Münster
Tel.: +49 251 83-49311
Fax: +49 251 83-49313

The Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence, CiM,  is part of the University of Münster, WWU. The WWU is a public-sector statutory body of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is represented by its Rector, Prof. Johannes Wessels.

Controlling authority:
Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Völklinger Straße 49
40221 Düsseldorf

Turnover tax identification number: DE 126118759

Editor responsible for the content of the website in accordance with § 55 Abs. 2 RStV (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag, Interstate Broadcasting Agreement):
The Coordinators of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lydia Sorokin
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Volker Gerke
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Michael Schäfers
Tel.: +49 251 83-49311
Fax: +49 251 83-49313

This legal disclosure applies to information provided on the central websites managed by the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence which can be accessed via the URL All copyrighted information is designated by the copyright sign "© Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence". Editorial responsibility for all the other pages on this Internet server rests with the offices, authorities or persons who have set up and published the pages.

Privacy statement

We value your trust. For this reason, we aim to respect your privacy and inform you about the personal data which is obtained and stored when you visit our website.

Data collection and storage

When you visit our website, your browser automatically sends information about your browser type and version, operating system, referrer URL, IP address, file name and access status, the transmitted amount of data, and the date and time of the server query. This stored data is only used for identification and for tracking unauthorised attempts to access the web server. The data is neither compared with that of other databases nor disclosed to third parties. The data is stored for a maximum period of 30 days and then deleted following a statistical analysis in pseudonymised form.

The online services offered by the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence at the University of Münster occasionally require users to provide personal data (e.g. email address, name) to subscribe to newsletters and receive replies to queries. These services are provided for use on an explicitly voluntary basis. Naturally, the requested data will only be used for the purpose intended and will not be disclosed to third parties.

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All texts and images contained on the website of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence at the University of Münster are copyright protected as indicated in our Legal Disclosure. Copying and/or altering these files is not permitted without the prior consent of the copyright holder, i.e. the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence, if not otherwise indicated. This does not apply to “copying” files onto one’s personal computer in order to view the web pages on a browser.

The Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence has compiled and presented the information on this website with the greatest possible care. It does not take responsibility, however, for the current relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the provided data. Liability claims against the University of Münster, the authors or responsible editors of this website with regard to damages of a pecuniary or non-pecuniary nature due to erroneous and/or incomplete information, are generally excluded insofar as these were not wilfully intended or caused by gross negligence. This disclaimer also applies to information on websites to which users are redirected via hyperlinks. The content of these websites lies completely outside the scope of responsibility of the University of Münster. At the time the links were activated, the websites contained no illegal content. The University of Münster has no influence on the design of the linked web pages. The University of Münster, the authors or responsible editors are not liable for any damages caused by erroneous and/or incomplete information on linked external web pages. All legal disputes resulting from this website are exclusively subject to German law.