Legal notice

The Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education

University of Cologne, The Rector
Albertus Magnus Platz
50923 Cologne
Phone: +49 221-470-5718

The Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education is an institute of the University of Cologne, initiated and funded by Stiftung Mercator.

You can find the mandatory information required by the German Telemedia Act here (in German):

Online editors: Helin Sarikas

Editorial responsibility according to § 18 section 2 of the Interstate Media Treaty (Medienstaatsvertrag): Helin Sarikas

Design and programming: Lime Flavour

Support since the 1 December 2018: i-gelb


Data protection

Here you can find our privacy policy in German.

Liability notice

The contents of the website are checked with the greatest possible care, however the Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education assumes no responsibility for the up-to-dateness, accuracy or completeness of the contents. The Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education assumes no liability for external links. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their content.

Copyright and ancillary copyrights

All contents, images and graphics used, as well as the layout of this website, are subject to copyright. The unauthorized use, reproduction or transmission of individual contents or complete web pages requires the prior written consent of the Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education.

Netiquette for social media

Twitter is a platform for open exchange. However, it is important to treat each other with respect. We therefore reserve the right to report or delete comments that are offensive, racist or hurtful, or that contain commercial advertising. We also reserve the right to delete identical or similar comments that attempt to steer the discussion through influence rather than dialogue. In all cases, we will gladly make our decisions transparent if necessary. All contributions published here are an expression of their authors - in most cases of the Mercator Institute - and do not necessarily represent the views and stance of the Mercator Institute.