Imprint and Privacy Policy

Imprint, terms of use, contact data and privacy policy

Below you will find the legally regulated mandatory information on provider identification and legal information on the internet presence of the OCR-D project.


The transcription guidelines for creating transcriptions for Ground Truth are based, among other things, on the documentation of the DTA basic format. The guidelines are developed and published as part of the OCR-D project.

The provider of this website is the Duke August Library Wolfenbüttel in the legal sense.

Duke August Library

Lessingplatz 1

D-38304 Wolfenbüttel

Phone: +49 (0) 5331 808-0

Fax: +49 (0) 5331 808-302



HAB Wolfenbüttel is represented by its Director, Prof. Dr. Peter Burschel.


Johannes Mangei

Duke August Library

Lessingplatz 1

D-38304 Wolfenbüttel

Phone: +49 5331 808-303


Legal Notice on Copyright

The guidelines are protected by copyright. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE).

Employees and Responsible Persons

  • Format: Matthias Boenig, Maria Federbusch, Clemens Neudecker, Susanne Haaf, Christian Thomas, Frank Wiegand
  • Documentation & curation: Matthias Boenig, Maria Federbusch, Clemens Neudecker
  • Preparatory work (until 2010): Oliver Duntze, Christiane Fritze, Alexander Geyken, Robin Pack


Technical Realization of the Documentation Pages

This documentation is based on the XML-documentation format DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture).

This website was created with oXygen XML Editors and adjusted to the design of the OCR-D project.

Technical realization and adjustment: Matthias Boenig, in cooperation with Susanne Haaf.

English translation: Elisabeth Engl.


Liability for contents

The contents of our pages were created with the greatest care. However, we cannot guarantee that the contents are correct, complete and up-to-date. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages according to § 7 para.1 TMG (German Telemedia Act) and general laws. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored information from third parties or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations for the removal or blocking of the use of information according to the general laws remain unaffected. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete infringement. If we become aware of any such legal infringements, we will remove these contents immediately.

Liability for links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. As the Contents of the linked pages are always the responsibility of the respective provider or operator of the pages.The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not identified at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If infringements of rights become known we will remove such links immediately.


The contents and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to the German copyright law. The duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of use outside the limits of copyright law requires the written consent of the the respective author or creator.Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the contents on this site were not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are observed. In particular, third-party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such contents immediately.

Privacy policy

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. As far as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication via E-Mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible. The usage of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties for the transmission of not expressly requested advertising and information material is hereby expressly contradicted. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam mails.

We use Google Programmable Search Engine as a search service on the website. The integrated search service enables a full text search on

When using the search service, data is transferred to Google. This includes, for example, the search terms you enter and the IP address of the device you are using. In addition, cookies may be stored when you use the service, which you can prevent via your browser settings. By using the full-text search, you consent to the use of the Google search service and thus to the transfer of data to Google, and thus also to the transfer of data to the Google service and, if applicable, to the storage of cookies. If you are logged in to Google at the same time, Google can also assign the information directly to your user profile. You can log out to avoid the collection of profile information about you. We expressly point out that the processing, in particular the storage, use and deletion of any personal data that may be transmitted is the responsibility of the provider of the search service.

You can find Google’s privacy policy at:

Legal Validity of this Disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

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