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Legal Notice

1. Legal notice for

The entire contents of the website, designated GME below, are protected by copyright. Downloading or printing out individual pages and/or parts of the GME is permitted only in so far as it corresponds to the purpose provided. Copyright notices must not be removed or altered. Any form of reproduction, transmission or processing whatsoever outside the narrow limits of copyright law without prior approval in writing from the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) is prohibited.

The VDMA does its utmost to ensure that the information presented is reliable and flawless. The VDMA cannot assume liability for losses of any kind directly or indirectly connected with access, use, service or inquiry on the GME or with their linking with other web pages.

The activating of specific links on the GME can result in the website being left. The VDMA has not checked the linking or contents of the linked pages and does not assume liability for their technical quality or subject matter, in particular the products, services or other items offered on them.

Usage conditions for

The following usage conditions for the use of the GME apply for the relationship between the contributing companies or institutions, designated participants below, and the VDMA as operator of the website. Use of the GME is permitted only if the participant accepts these usage conditions.

2. Usage rules

The participant undertakes vis-à-vis the VDMA not to publish any contributions that offend against common decency or applicable law. The participant must in particular not publish any items infringing copyright law, trademark law or competition law. The participant ensures that it has the relevant usage rights to the contents it has contributed.

In the event of an infringement of the usage rules, the VDMA is entitled to alter the relevant contributions or delete them and block the access of the participant. The participant is obliged to refund to the VDMA the loss resulting from the breach of duty. The VDMA is entitled to delete contributions and contents if these could involve an infringement of the law. The VDMA has a claim against the participant for release from claims of third parties which assert these on account of infringement of a law by the participant.

3. Copyright law

The copyright law for the company entries remains with the participant. However, with the posting of its contribution in the forum the participant grants the VDMA the right to make the contribution available for calling up on the GME and publicly accessible on a long-term basis. The participant has no claim vis-à-vis the VDMA for deleting or correcting contributions provided by it.

4. Exclusion of liability

Claims for damages of the participant are excluded in so far as nothing else is determined below. The foregoing exclusion of liability also applies in favour of the legal representatives and vicarious agents of the VDMA if the participant asserts claims against these. Claims for damages as a result of an injury to life, body or health and claims for damages from the infringement of significant contractual obligations are excepted from the exclusion of liability. Significant contractual obligations are those that have to be fulfilled for achieving the objective of the contract. Liability for losses based on an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty of the VDMA, its legal representatives or vicarious agents is also excepted from the exclusion of liability.

5. Data protection

The VDMA is entitled to collect, process, save and use the person-related data of the participant on use of the GME in so far as this is necessary to enable the participant to use the GME. This comprises specification of the collected person-related data, e.g. the IP address, e-mail address, name, company, company address and if necessary other communication data, registration date, etc. The VDMA guarantees the confidential treatment of the data.

5.1 Google Analytics

The VDMA uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), for the analysis of its portals. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and make it possible to analyse the use of the website by you. The information on your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. However, with an activating of the IP anonymization on this website your IP address is previously shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on the website activities and provide further services connected with the website use and the internet use vis-à-vis the website operator. The IP address transmitted in the context of Google Analytics by your browser is not combined with other data by Google. You can prevent the saving of the cookies with a relevant setting of your browser software. However, please note that in this case you might not be able to use all functions of this website completely. You can moreover prevent the compilation of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) sent to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link (

6. Deletion of entry

The publication of the chargeable entry applies for one year after expiry of the release date. No response up to the expiry of this time limit is deemed to be approval. The entry must be newly registered annually and is not extended automatically. Entries intended for a shorter period are not envisaged. Given an important reason, the VDMA is entitled to delete the entry immediately without complying with a notice period and without refunding costs.

After expiry of the contractual duration of one year the VDMA is entitled but not obliged to delete the entry or its contents.

7. Changing or discontinuing service

The VDMA is entitled to effect changes to its service. The VDMA is entitled to end its service complying with a notice period of 2 weeks. If the service is terminated, the VDMA is entitled but not obliged to delete the contents compiled by the users.