Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS)

University of Bonn
Römerstraße 164
D-53117 Bonn

Managing Director Dr. Enrico Fels

Telefon: +49 (0)228/73 62997

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CASSIS assumes no liability whatsoever for the up-to-datedness, correctness, completeness, or quality of the information provided. CASSIS is a service provider for the purposes of the German Telemedia Act and, therefore, responsible for its own content on these web pages under laws of general applicability. Liability claims against CASSIS for material or non-material damage resulting from the usage or non-usage of the information provided or from the usage of incorrect or incomplete information are excluded unless CASSIS is demonstrably culpable of intent or gross negligence.
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CASSIS may only have liability for the content of third-party websites for which CASSIS is not responsible and to which direct or indirect links are provided if CASSIS is aware of the content in question and it is both technically and reasonably possible to prevent usage of illegal content therein.
CASSIS hereby expressively declares that web pages to which links are provided were free of illegal content at the time when the links were provided. CASSIS has no control whatsoever over the present or future design, content, or authorship of the web pages to which links are provided. Accordingly, CASSIS hereby expressly distances itself from any content of web pages to which links are provided, which has been changed since the time when the link was provided. This statement applies to all links provided on CASSIS website and to third-party posts in guest books, discussion forums, or mailing lists set up by CASSIS. The provider of the web page to which a link was provided has the sole liability for illegal, incorrect, or incomplete content and for any damages resulting from the usage or non-usage of such provided information, not the party which merely provides a link to the respective publication.

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CASSIS retains all copyright and intellectual property rights to published content and research created by CASSIS. The copying, editing, distribution, translation, storage, processing, playback, reproduction, or other usages of such content, including particularly graphics, audio, video, and text, are prohibited without the express consent of CASSIS. We request anyone who wants to refer to the text, data, and graphics from the research and the website of the Digital Dependence Index cite the sources according to copyright correctly in the following way:

Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) (2022): “Digital Dependence Index”, University of Bonn.

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