Imprint, Disclaimer & Data-Protection


The imprint of the University Hospital Tübingen applies to this website.

The person responsible for the website of the European Reference Network for Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN-RND) is:

Dr. Holm Graessner
Calwerstr. 7
72076 Tübingen

Phone +49-7071-29 85944
Fax +49-7071-29 25061


ERN-RND is a European Reference Network (ERN) approved by the ERN Board of Member States. The ERNs are co-funded by the European Commission. For more information about the ERNs and the EU Health strategy, please visit

The content on this website represents the views of the network and is its sole responsibility; it can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission or any other body of the European Commission.

Limitation of liability for internal content

The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages.

Pursuant to section 7, para. 1 of the TMG (Telemediengesetz – Tele Media Act by German law), we as service providers are liable for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, we as service providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. Once we have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.

Limitation of liability for external links

Our website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were placed, no infringements of the law were recognisable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.


The content and works published on this website are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Any duplication, processing, distribution or any form of utilisation beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the author or authors in question.

Data protection

A visit to our website can result in the storage on our server of information about the access (date, time, page accessed). This does not represent any analysis of personal data (e.g., name, address or e-mail address). If personal data are collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of the data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall not take place.

We would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., by e-mail) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities.

The use by third parties of all published contact details for the purpose of advertising is expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information; e.g., by means of spam mail.

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We use both permanent cookies and temporary cookies (so-called session cookies). Permanent cookies can be stored on your device for a few seconds to several years. Temporary cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser or end the session.
Cookies help us:
– in identifying the frequency of site area visits
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– keep information for a certain period of time and identify the website visitor’s computer as soon as they return to our web pages. For example, you may want to use the settings you previously selected so that you do not have to reconfigure the settings (for example, language settings or log-in information).
Unless you want cookies to be stored on your device, you can set your browser to notify you of the placement of cookies or not to accept them. You can also decide if you want to accept or block only a few or all categories of cookies. Further information on the handling of cookies can be found in the online help of your browser.
If you block cookies that we use, we would like to inform you that you may not be able to use certain functions of our website, or only to a limited extent.

Google Analytics (only if you accept 3rd party cookies)

In order to design our website as required, we use Google Analytics, a web tracking tool from Google Inc., to create pseudonymised usage profiles. Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your device and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies will usually be transferred to a server of Google Inc. in the US and stored there. However, as we have enabled the IP anonymization feature on our website, Google’s IP address used by you or your device will, prior to being stored in the US, be within EU Member States or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area shortened and thus anonymized. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and then shortened. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other website related services.

You can disagree with the creation of user profiles about your surfing behavior at any time by:
1) Setting an “opt-out cookie” (see, which tells Google not to submit your data for web analytics purposes save or use. This alternative to prevent web analysis is only possible as long as the “opt-out cookie” is stored on your device. As soon as you remove all or this cookie from your computer, you must set the “opt-out cookie” again, if you still do not agree with the creation of a user profile.
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Twitter (only if you accept 3rd party cookies)

Our website contains features of the “Twitter” service offered by Twitter Inc. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” feature, our web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account. This link will be shared with other Twitter users, especially your followers.
If you click on the “Twitter button”, the corresponding information will be transmitted from your browser to Twitter and stored there.
The purpose and scope of the collection, processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy when using Twitter can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter (
As a website operator, we do not receive any information about the content of the data transmitted to Twitter or about its use by Twitter.
If you do not want that Twitter collects, processes or uses data about your visit to our website and links it to your Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website or use the so-called “Java Script “or block the automatic execution of scripts for the domain “”.

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