Legal Notice

Information according to § 5 TMG

Association for safety engineering e.V.
Eulenkrugstrasse 7
22359 Hamburg
Register of associations: 14366
Registry court: Hamburg Local Court

Represented by:

Authorized representatives Board members:
Karl-Heinz Hollung, Roger Deters, Christian Müller
Managing directors: Dr. Clemens Gause and Wilfried Joswig


Phone: +49 (0)40 21970010

Sales tax ID

Sales tax identification number according to § 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz:

Legal notice regarding liability for own content

The Verband für Sicherheitstechnik e. V. (hereinafter referred to as VfS) is responsible as a content provider pursuant to § 7 para. 1 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) for its own content that is made available for use in accordance with general laws.
The VfS makes every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website is correct and up-to-date. Nevertheless, a complete exclusion of errors and ambiguities is not possible. Therefore, VfS does not assume any liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Neither VfS nor the consortium partners shall be liable for any material or immaterial damage caused directly or indirectly by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect or incomplete information, unless it can be proven that VfS acted with intent or gross negligence. This also applies to software or data made available for download.
Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the VfS without separate announcement.

Legal information for references to external websites

A distinction must be made between our own content and cross-references (“links”) to content provided by other providers. The respective provider is always responsible for the content of the linked external pages. These external contents were checked by VfS when the links were first set up to determine whether there were any legal violations. At the time of the review, no legal violations were apparent. However, it cannot be ruled out that the contents are subsequently changed by the respective providers. VfS does not constantly check the contents to which it refers in its offer for changes that could give rise to a new responsibility. Should you be of the opinion that the linked external pages violate applicable law or have otherwise inappropriate content, please inform us directly by e-mail to or by telephone at +49 (0)40 21970010.

Should VfS determine or receive any indication that an external offer to which it has linked triggers civil or criminal liability, VfS will immediately remove the link to this offer.

Legal notes on copyright

The layout of the homepage, the graphics used and the other contents of the VfS website are protected by copyright. The reproduction, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the consent of the VfS (in writing). Insofar as the content on this site was not created by VfS, the copyrights of third parties are respected. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. Upon becoming aware of any infringements, VfS will remove such content immediately.

Pictures and graphics

putilov_denis, Adobe Stock; Heike Klemme

Consumer dispute resolution/universal arbitration board

We are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.