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Information pursuant to § 5 German Telemedia Act (TMG)

Dr. rer. nat. Esther Schwarz-Weig
Freelance science editor, journalist and biologist, Redaktionsbüro für Wissenschaftskommunikation
(English:, editorial services for science communication)

Mengersdorf 28
D-95490 Mistelgau


phone office: ++49 (0)9206 - 99 35 79
mobile: +49 (0)179 - 760 72 29
e-mail: info[at]


VAT Id number according to Sec. 27 a German Value Added Tax Act: DE268731578

Responsible for contents acc. to Sec. 55, para. 2 German Federal Broadcasting Agreement (RstV)

Dr. Esther Schwarz-Weig. The owner is registered as freelance science editor and freelance journalist at the Tax Office of Bayreuth and the German Federation of Journalists (Deutscher Journalisten Verband, DJV).

Dispute resolution

The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (OS): Please find my e-mail daddress in this Site Notice. I do not take part in online dispute resolutions at consumer arbitration boards.

Multidisciplinary work and code of conduct

Besides working as a science editor I also write as jounalist. To avoid conflict of interests I write journalistic articles only about issues and topics in which customers of mine are not involved. As journalist I follow the rules of the press code of the German Press Council. (or German booklet as pdf-file:


For all orders or deliveries my German general terms and conditions (GTC) apply.

Liability for Contents

As service providers, I am liable for own contents of these websites according to Paragraph 7, Sect. 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Paragraphs 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities.

Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Liability for Links

My offer includes links to external third party websites. I have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore I cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents.

The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time I get knowledge of them.

Foreign Languages

Parts of this site which are offered in another than the German language are solely a service for people who don't understand German. The legally binding language is German.


Contents and compilations published on this website by its providers are subject to German copyright laws. Reproduction, editing, distribution as well as the use of any kind outside the scope of the copyright law require a written permission of the author or originator. Downloads and copies of the pages of this website are permitted for private use only. The commercial use of contents without prior permission of the originator is prohibited.

Copyright laws of third parties are respected as long as the contents on this website do not originate from the provider. Contributions of third parties on this site are indicated as such. However, if you notice any violations of copyright law, please inform me. Such contents will be removed immediately.

Image credits

Figures and photos are

- from the source stated,

- from Dr. Esther Schwarz-Weig,

- from (iStock by Getty Images). Copyrights:

  • Reycat (Titel: DNA)
  • Falcon76 (Titel: Schmetterling)
  • dem10 (Titel: Test Tubes)
  • selensergen (Titel: World)
  • fotosipsack (Titel: Newspaper, Nachricht)
  • vm (Workshop)
  • gaspr13 (Segeljacht)
  • gaspr13 (JachtDetail)

- from the image source Fotolia. Photographers + Designers at Fotolia:

  • vivat (image foreground for responsive design images)

- from the image source Shutterstock. Providers of illustrations:

  • Mikhail Grachikov (illustration)
  • Jemastock (illustration)
  • Sammby (illustration)
  • olpo (illustration)
  • Vladgrin (illustration)