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Information in accordance with § 5 Telemedia Act (TMG) and § 55 German Interstate Broadcasting Treaty (RStV)

This website is a service provided by Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).

Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt)
(public-law institution)
represented by its President
Gerhard Breitschaft
Kolonnenstraße 30 B
10829 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 787 30 – 0
Email: dibt(at)dibt(.)de

Legally responsible under the RStV:
Dr Doris Kirchner
Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt)
Kolonnenstraße 30 B
10829 Berlin

Supervisory authority
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen
des Landes Berlin
Württembergische Straße 6
10707 Berlin

Legal information

Proprietary content

Content providers are responsible for the proprietary content they provide in accordance with the general laws. Otherwise, no liability will be assumed for up-to-dateness, completeness, editorial or technical errors, omissions, etc., as well as for the correctness of the content.

Third-party content

This website contains hyperlinks to third-party web content over which DIBt has no control.

Hyperlinks to the content of other webpages are for additional information only.

The responsibility for the linked third-party content lies solely with the providers or operators of these webpages. Before creating the hyperlink, the linked webpages were examined with great care and to the best of our knowledge and belief for any breach of law. No unlawful content was found at the time when the hyperlink was created. However, the content of the linked webpages can change at any point in time without our knowledge. Constantly monitoring the content of these webpages without any indication of a breach of law would mean a disproportionate effort. If we are made aware of any breach of law in connection with linked content, we will immediately remove the link.

Error management

If we have linked any third-party content that gives cause for complaint, please let our online team know. Please also inform us if you feel that our proprietary content is incorrect, not up-to-date, incomplete or misleading.

Amendments to, and deletion of, content

DIBt reserves the right to amend or delete the information provided at any time without prior notice.

Rights of use and exploitation/copyright

Insofar as the content provided on this website is copyrighted, DIBt holds the relevant rights of use. This also applies to the graphical design.

DIBt reserves the rights of use and exploitation of all proprietary content created and published by DIBt. It is, in particular, not permitted to use these texts, tables, pictures as well as video, audio or graphical content or parts thereof for commercial purposes without DIBt's prior written consent, to translate or reproduce this content on microfiche/microfilm, to store it in electronic systems or provide it on other websites or to change or amend it in any way.

Use of images

  1. Unless otherwise indicated, e.g. in the image information, DIBt has obtained the rights of use for all images directly from the copyright holder.
  2. The image information, including use and exploitation restrictions indicated there, shall be respected. The user shall be liable for any damages caused by non-compliance with this provision and shall cover all costs and obligations arising from third-party claims against DIBt related to such non-compliance.
  3. Use of the proprietary images is subject to prior written consent by DIBt.
  4. Editing, altering or manipulating the digital images beyond colour adjustment, cropping or scaling is not permitted and requires prior written consent by DIBt. In addition, the digital image shall not be used in a misleading manner or out of context.
  5. Distortion of the proprietary content by visual or verbal means or in any other form, e.g. by photographic reproduction, drawing, photocomposing or electronic means is not permitted. The user shall also be responsible for the accompanying texts.
  6. The press is held to comply with the journalistic principles and code of conduct established by the German Press Council (Deutscher Presserat). DIBt's permission to use the images cannot be construed to include the assurance that the people represented, the copyright holders of represented intellectual property or the holders of trademarks or other industrial property rights have given their consent to the public use of such images. The user shall be responsible for obtaining such third-party consent. He or she shall respect the personal rights, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights of the persons, works, objects or signs represented. The user alone shall be liable for any damages to third-parties arising from the disrespect of such rights.
  7. DIBt reserves the right to follow up on cases of suspected misuse or infringement of the terms of use.
  8. For the use of DIBt proprietary images, the following copyright mention shall be made 'Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt), Berlin'. This also applies to electronic publications (e.g. webpages). For print publications, a free specimen copy shall be sent to DIBt, even if this has not been explicitly requested: Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik, ZD5, Kolonnenstraße 30 B, 10829 Berlin, Germany.