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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.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

By using the HALO DB Services, you signify your acceptance of this Policy. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described here, your only remedy is to discontinue use of HALO DB. This notice may be updated without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our information collection, use, and security practices. If the notice is updated, we will post a new effective date to let you know when the notice was most recently updated. Your continued use of any portion of the HALO DB website, or any related HALO DB Services following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes. We explicitly reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently.

The terms of use are valid and apply from 25 May 2018, 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.