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Website owner:

DBG Working Group Humus Forms (DGB = German Soil Science Society)
Office of the German Soil Science Society (DBG)
Götz Jonas, vokativ GmbH, Nikolaistr. 29, 37073 Göttingen, contact

Chairwoman of the DBG Working Group Humus Foms
apl. Prof Dr.  Christine Wachendorf, Universität Kassel, Fachbereich Ökologische Agrarwissenschaften, Nordbahnhofstraße 1a, 37213 Witzenhausen, contact

Web site design: Gerhard Milbert contact

Data and Software Policy

DBG Working group Humus Forms

See data rules of the European Union:

General Data Protection Regulation (EU regulation 2016/679)

Terms and Conditions


Content on this website ( is protected by copyright. To ensure wide dissemination of its information, the DBG Working Group Humus Forms is committed to making its content freely available and encourages the use, reproduction and dissemination of the text, multimedia and data presented. The use of publications and documents available in the Webseite, is governed by an Open Access policy. Please consult this policy for detailed terms and conditions applicable to the use of cited publications and documents.

All other content on (except where otherwise indicated), may be copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, and for use in non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgement of DBG Working Group Humus Forms as the source and copyright holder is given and that DBG Working Group Humus Forms’s endorsement of users views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way. DBG Working Group Humus Forms encourages unrestricted use of news releases provided on the website; no formal permission is required to reproduce these materials.

For requests concerning translation and adaptation rights, and resale and other commercial use rights, please contact DBG Working Group Humus Forms (contact).


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Third-party content— The DBG Working Group Humus Forms does not necessarily own each component of the content contained within the work. The DBG Working Group Humus Forms therefore does not warrant that the use of any third party-owned individual component or part contained in the work will not infringe on the rights of those third parties. The risk of claims resulting from such infringement rests solely with you. If you wish to reuse a component of the work, it is your responsibility to determine whether permission is needed for that re-use and to obtain permission from the copyright owner. Examples of components can include, but are not limited to, tables, figures, or images.

All queries on rights and licenses should be addressed to DBG Working Group Humus Forms .


Conditions for reuse of photographs on the website are the same as those for other content, with the exception that photographs must not be modified without prior permission.

Permission must be requested for any commercial use, advertising, marketing, storage or third-party distribution of website photographs ( The DBG Working Group Humus Forms reserves the right to withhold distribution and/or permission to reproduce photographic material of the webseite: should the intended use be considered inappropriate. The DBG Working Group Humus Forms’s photographs must be credited each time they are published. The recommended citation format for photographs is [DBG/Working Group Humus Forms, name of photographer].

To request permissions, please send the URL address in which the photograph(s) appear to DBG Working Group Humus Forms .


The website may include third party copyright material for which rights and permissions must be obtained from the copyright holder(s) indicated.

LINKING TO THE DBG Working Group Humus Forms WEBSITE

The DBG Working Group Humus Forms encourages users to establish hyperlinks to the website and prior permission is not required.


The designations employed and the presentation of information on the DBG Working Group Humus Forms website do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the DBG Working Group Humus Forms concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by DBG Working Group Humus Forms in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

Information on this site is provided on an „as is“ and „as available“ basis. DBG Working Group Humus Forms makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information on the website. DBG Working Group Humus Forms reserves the right to alter, limit or discontinue any part of this service at its discretion. Under no circumstances shall DBG Working Group Humus Forms be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered that is claimed to result from the use of information posted on this site, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay.

Hyperlinks to non- DBG Working Group Humus Forms websites do not imply any official endorsement of or responsibility on the part of DBG Working Group Humus Forms for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at these locations, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. The sole purpose of links to non websites of the DBG Working Group Humus Forms is to indicate further information available on related topics. The information is provided on the basis that users accessing the platform assume responsibility for assessing its relevance, accuracy and suitability for application.

No part of these Terms and Conditions shall constitute or be interpreted as a waiver of the privileges and immunities of DBG Working Group Humus Forms.


For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, DBG Working Group Humus Forms employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized investigations and to maintain required correspondence files, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used to determine the number of users and, occasionally, which general domains are accessing the website DBG Working Group Humus Forms also collects anonymous information about users’ browsing behaviour when users visit the website, through the use of cookies. By using the website, users agree that DBG Working Group Humus Forms can place cookies on users’ computer, mobile phone or handheld devices.

Any information provided to the DBG Working Group Humus Forms by users is held with the utmost care and security, and is not used in any manner other than that set forth in the Privacy Policy, or in any additional site-specific policies, without users‘ explicit consent.

All members of the DBG Working Group Humus Forms who have access to or are associated with the processing of personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.


DBG Working Group Humus Forms reserves the right to amend this policy at its own discretion. Notifications of any significant amendment will be posted on this page.