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The legally disclosures of the content of the Homepage respectively for the "Research Tool" is in accordance with EU regulations.

Provider of the homepage "Research Tool" is the registered association „bauforumstahl e.V. BFS“.

bauforumstahl e.V. BFS
Sohnstrasse 65, 40237 Düsseldorf
Postfach 10 51 45, 40042 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 / 67078-28
Fax: 0211 / 67078-29
registered at Vereinsregister beim AG Düsseldorf zu Az: VR 8508


1. Limitation of liability

The content of the website has been compiled with due care and to the best of knowledge. However, the provider of this website assumes no responsibility for it being up-to date, complete or accurate of its content.

According to section 7 paragraph 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG),

as service provider the provider of this website responsible for its own content and information made available; nevertheless in accordance with section 8 to 10 of TMG, the provider is not obliged to monitor externally sourced information which has been transmitted or stored.  The removal or blockage of content will take place immediately from the time when a legal violation is known.  Any liability can only be assumed from the point of time at which the infringement becomes known. 

In addition, we exclude any liability towards the visitors of our homepage for mistakes and misinformation, if damage is caused intentionally or as a direct result of gross negligence through using the information from us or our staff and subcontractors.


2. External links:

The website contains external links to other websites with contents the provider has no influence on.  Therefore, the provider cannot guarantee these contents. 

The respective providers of the external links are responsible for their own content and accuracy of the information. There is no apparent legal violation at the time of linking.  Upon notification of infringement, the link will be removed immediately.


3. Copyright and performance protection rights:

The contents published on this website, works and information provided are subject to the European copyright and performance protection law. Any kind of reproduction, processing, distribution, storage and any kind of exploitation beyond the limits of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the respective copyright holder. Unauthorized copying/saving of the information provided on these web pages is not permitted and is liable to prosecution.


4. Data privacy statement:

Data protection

The provider of this website treats the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will be handled confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy statement.

The use of our website is generally possible without the need to provide personal data. When personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) are collected, this is on a voluntary basis as far as possible. No personal data will be disclosed to any third parties without your explicit consent.

We would like to point out data transmission on the Internet (e.g. during communication via email) can be effected by security gaps and might not be completely protected against the access by third parties.


Contact form

When you send your request via the contact form, your information from the request form, including your provided contact data will be stored for the purpose of processing your request and in the event of follow-up questions.  This data will not be forwarded without your consent.



The provider of this website automatically collects and saves information in the so-called Server-Log-Files which your browser transmits to us automatically.  These are: browser type / browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, time of the server request. These data are non-personally identifiable. 

These data will not be merged with other data. We reserve the right to check them at a later time when there is concrete evidence for unlawful use.


Data privacy statement for using Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is  Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer which enable an analysis of the use of the website by the user. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google Server in the USA and stored there.

For more information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please see the Google privacy policy:


Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies via relevant setting of your browser software; however, you may not be able to use the full function of this website properly.    

In addition, you can prevent the collection and processing of data which are created by cookies and the use of the website (including your IP-address) by Google through the download and installation of the browser plugin in the following link:


Objection against data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics via the following link.  An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the collection of your data in the future visits: deactivate Google Analytics


Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have at all times the right to obtain information free of charge about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right of correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For further questions on the topic of personal data, you can contact us any time at the address given in the imprint.


Objection against promotional mails

The contact details within this disclaimer is not to be used for advertising or general information request.

The provider of the website reserves the right to legal steps in case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. via Spam emails.