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(The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information)

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E-Mail: redaktion@bfdi.bund.de

Responsible editors:
Prof. Ulrich Kelber, J. H. Müller

Editorial office:
Luca Winkler, Coletta Weick

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The contents of the website www.bfdi.bund.de shall facilitate public access to information of our authority and present an accurate picture of the activities performed by the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in the field of data protection and freedom of information.

With regard to the information provided here, due account is taken of accuracy, timeliness, completeness, clarity and constant availability.
However, the website is subject to the following restrictions:

1. Contents of the websites of other providers:
The links available on these web pages to the contents of websites produced by third parties (“contents of external websites”) were created by the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (editorial office) to the best of her knowledge and with the utmost care and only give access to “external contents”. In this connection, special care was taken concerning the trustworthiness of third-party providers and with regard to the accuracy and legality of “external contents”. However, as the content of websites is dynamic and subject to change at any time, a constant individual assessment of all contents to which a link has been created is not always possible.

Therefore, with regard to the content of third parties’ Internet sites linked with her own website, the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information expressly does not adopt those contents as her own. Liability for damage caused by the use or non-use of “external contents” lies exclusively with the provider of the website to which reference has been made.

2. Data protection forum:

The previously described disclaimer also applies without restriction to the contributions and links in the BfDI data protection forum. 

3. Our own contents:
As far as the contents of these pages include legal provisions, official notices, recommendations or information, they were created to the best of our knowledge and taking into consideration maximum diligence. However, in the case of disagreement, only the current official version applies as published in an official journal provided for that purpose. Any legal notices, recommendations and information are non-binding; legal advice is not provided.

The information provided on the website is subject to the following limitation of liability: The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information shall not be liable for damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided on the website. There shall be no liability for any damage caused by computer viruses while retrieving or downloading data or while installing or using software.

4. Reporting of erroneous information:
The editorial office requests the users of www.bfdi.bund.de to draw their attention, if necessary, to unlawful or incorrect third party contents to which a link is provided on the website.Similarly, a message to the indicated contact address is requested if our own contents are not accurate, up-to-date, complete and comprehensible.

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The BfDI has the following Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer in accordance with Section 27a of the Umsatzsteuergesetz: DE344098903

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Other texts, parts of texts, graphics, tables or graphic materials which are made available on the web pages and which are not intended as public information may not be reproduced, disseminated or exhibited without the prior consent of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

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