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© 2013 HALO-DB, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)

Welcome to the web site of the HALO database, labeled as HALO-DB!

The terms we, us and our refer to the HALO-DB, which is hosted at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.! By continuing to browse and to use this website you agree to comply with the following terms and conditions of use.

If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions,
please do not use our website.


The contents of this website and the underlying database are subject to copyright and are owned by or licensed to us. We hold sole copyright to our own content published on the HALO-DB website, unless otherwise stated. Duplication and reproduction of our website’s content or parts of it is prohibited if we or a third holder of rights has not explicitly consented to it. This regulation applies to the reproduction, translation and usage in print and electronic media. The copyright material includes but is not limited to the content, design, layout, appearance and graphics. Reproduction of content is authorized for private, scientific or pedagogic usage and non-commercial purposes only. However, in cases like these the origin of the data must be specifically mentioned according to the following:

© HALO-DB, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.,

Any reproduction must be in accordance with the copyright notice which is part of these terms and conditions. In all of the issued contents we endeavor to comply with applicable copyrights. If, in spite of this effort, an infringement of copyright should occur, once we have been notified, the relevant object will be removed or the appropriate copyright will be indicated.

All brand names and trademarks mentioned within the internet offering that are possibly protected by third parties are, without limitation, subject to the provisions of the law on trademarks and related signs and the property rights of the registered owners. The mere fact of mentioning these brand names and trademarks should not be considered as them lacking protection by third-party rights.

Disclaimer of liability

This website’s content has been carefully prepared and verified. Still, the accuracy, completeness, topicality and quality of the provided data cannot be fully guaranteed. Any liability resulting directly or indirectly from the use or non-use of these data or by incorrect or incomplete information offered on this website is hereby excluded provided that there is no provable culpable intention or gross negligence on our part. Furthermore, no liability is taken for the content of external links. Where we provide direct or indirect references to external websites, we are only liable if we have precise knowledge of the content and if it is technically possible and reasonable for us to prevent use in the event that they contain unlawful content. We hereby expressly state that the linked websites had no illegal content when these links were set up. We have no influence whatsoever on the current and future design of the linked sites and distance ourselves explicitly from any alterations to the content that were made after the links to those sites were set up. We are not responsible for the content, availability and accuracy of the linked sites or of the offerings, links or advertisements therein. We are not liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content or in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of the information provided on linked sites. The responsibility for the content of those linked sites lies solely with their operators. It should be clarified that none of the external contents are owned by us.

The website is supposed to be permanently available. However, the users of this website do not have any claim on this availability. On the contrary, we are entitled to restrict or suspend the use of the website and its availability at our own discretion. We do not assume any liability for damages due to the restriction or non-availability of the website.

You agree that your use of our service is at your own risk.
You agree that we exclude liability and that we do not warrant for the following facts.

  • for the consequences of any unauthorized use of our service based on shared access to HALO-DB (disclosure of the login & password)
  • for the consequences of not authorized access to our services by third parties, including the consequences of unauthorized use of data
  • for the consequences of the unintended loss of your provided specifications and your uploaded files
  • for the consequences of malfunctions of our services which can be attributed to faulty software or due to incorrect software setting

Legal validity

The disclaimer of liability is to be regarded as part of the internet offering from which you were referred to this page. Should parts or individual forms of wording in this text not, no longer or not fully comply with applicable law, this does not affect the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document.

Data protection and processing of personal data

Generally, the website can be viewed and used without entering your personal data.

To use all features of our website you may want to register and set up a personal account. To do so, personal data are needed and will be stored. Thus, at least an email address has to be provided. All information you provide in forms and the files you might upload to our site will be stored. If you change personal details on your account, the old information will be kept as well.

When registering for a specific mission the disclosure of your first name, surname and institute is required. These data will be used for verification purposes and partly for the authorization of the respective missions you are possibly related to.

These personal data including optionally declared personal data will be shown in places on our website. Additionally we reserve the right to present all of your provided personal data on our personal profile page of your account. Your personal data will not be shared with any third party.

After registration and verification your email address might be forwarded to other scientists to enable them to contact you. By registering voluntarily on the website you consent to the collection, storage and use of your data as described above and agree to the mentioned purpose.

As a user you have the possibility to object to the use of your data at all times by sending a written statement to the
Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
82234 Weßling.
The statement can also be delivered via email (see imprint).
The regulations of the applicable legal provisions apply.

Data storage and data processing

All servers and storage equipment of HALO-DB is located in Germany. All data is held and computed inside the DLR.

Use of data provided by your web browser

Some of our server software stores your IP address anonymously in order to evaluate statistical information. Furthermore, so-called cookies are used for the administration of sessions with the purpose of authorizing the users with the database. These “cookies” are small text files which can be stored by a website in the cache of your browser and facilitate the recognition of your internet browser and internet service provider.

The cookies of our website support only the evaluation purposes described above and do not collect personal data about you and your usage. Shortly afterwards those data will be deleted from the server. Moreover, you can delete set cookies at any time from your browser or hard drive. For more details see the help menu of your browser. The use of our website is, of course, also possible without the application of cookies by either deactivating their use via the settings of your browser or by displaying it to allow for individual decisions. However, the rejection of applying cookies can influence the functioning of the website and may result in the restriction of certain features.

The terms of use are valid and apply from 2013-09-19, onwards.

You have been advised that you are responsible for saving data in advance to each upload and to complete a backup before changing any data.