Legal notice


Hannover Medical School (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, MHH)

Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1

30625 Hannover


Tel.: +49 511-532-0

Fax: +49 511-532-5550




Hannover Medical School (MHH) is a corporation under public law (research and teaching) and a federal-state enterprise for state affairs (including healthcare provision).


Authorized Board of Directors (Presidium):

Prof. Dr. med. Michael P. Manns (President)

Prof. Dr. med. Frank Lammert (Vice President)

Dipl. economist Martina Saurin (Vice President)


Competent regulatory authority:

Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture

(Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur)

Leibnizufer 9

30169 Hannover



VAT identification number in accordance with Sec. 27 a, German Value Added Tax Act (UStG): DE 115650503
Institutional ID (German: IK) number: 260320597

Responsible for content: Prof. Dr. med. Michael P. Manns

Realization / Implementation
Concept & Design: brandung GmbH & Co. KG
Technical implementation: brandung GmbH & Co. KG


1. Website content

The authors take no responsibility for the timeliness, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. They are on no account liable for material or immaterial damage incurred or suffered as a result of the use or non-use of the information here presented, or the use of erroneous and incomplete information, unless it can be proven that the authors acted wilfully or were grossly negligent. All content on this website is subject to change and is non-binding in nature. The authors expressly reserve the right to alter, add to or remove the site, in whole or in part, without prior notice.

2. References and links

In the case of direct or indirect references to external web pages (hyperlinks) for which the authors are not responsible, the authors can be made liable only if they were aware of the content in question and if they could reasonably have been expected to prevent the use of websites with illegal content and if this would have been technically feasible. The authors therefore explicitly state that, at the time the link was created, there was no illegal content on linked web pages. The authors have no influence on the current or future design or content of the linked web pages. They therefore disassociate themselves explicitly from all content on all linked web pages that has been changed subsequent to the link being created. The statement to this effect applies to all links and references within the website created by the authors, as well as external entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the authors. It is the provider of the linked page (and not the author of the page which merely makes reference to the publication in question) who is solely responsible for illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents, and especially for any damage resulting from the use or non-use of the information provided in this way.

3.   Copyright and acknowledgement of sources

The authors make every effort, in all publications, to observe copyright on any graphic, audio document, video sequence or text used, to use graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts they have created themselves, or to make use of license-free graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts. All brand names and trademarks displayed on the website, including any protected by third parties, are subject without restriction to the provisions under applicable law on trademark and related signs and to the rights of the copyright holder. The mere fact that trademarks are displayed should not be taken to mean that trademarks are not protected by the rights of a third party. The authors of the website hold exclusive copyright on all published items created by themselves. The reproduction or use of any such graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications is prohibited without the authors’ express consent.

4. Data privacy policy

Should it be possible, on this website, to enter personal or business data (such as email addresses, names or postal addresses), the disclosure of these data by the user is on a strictly voluntary basis. If technically feasible and where reasonable, all services offered can be used without disclosing such information, by using data rendered anonymous, or by using an alias.
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5. Medical content

It should be expressly noted that the content of these web pages is intended solely for informational purposes. It may not be used for self-diagnosis, or for selecting or using methods of self-treatment. This information does not in any way substitute for the professional advice or treatment provided by trained and accredited physicians. We would therefore ask users with health problems to seek medical attention if needed and recommend that, if they have questions, users consult a trusted physician instead of self-diagnosing.

6. Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer forms part of the website from which reference to this web page was made. If parts of this text or certain wordings within it are not covered, no longer covered or not fully covered by current legislation, the remaining parts of the document shall remain unaffected by this in terms of their content and validity.