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Publisher’s details

Sto Foundation

Deutsches Stiftungszentrum

Baedekerstraße 1

45128 Essen

Phone +49 (0) 201 8401-0

Fax +49 (0) 201 8401-255


Responsible within the terms of the German interstate agreement on media services (MDStV) and editorial supervision

Till Stahlbusch

Registered Foundation office: Essen

The “Sto Foundation” is an incorporated foundation managed by DSZ – Deutsches Stiftungszentrum GmbH.

Disclaimer of liability

1. Content of online offer

The author accepts no responsibility for the up-to-dateness, accuracy, completeness or quality of information provided. Liability claims against the author pertaining to material or non-material loss resulting from any use or non-use of information provided or from the use of incorrect or incomplete information, are principally excluded insofar as there is no demonstrably intentional or grossly negligent culpability on the part of the author.

All offers are subject to confirmation and are non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of pages or the entire offer or periodically or definitively suspend publication without separate notification.

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