Conditions of use/data protection notice

These conditions of use apply to the website

1. Area of validity

These general conditions of use apply to all information provided on the portal, and to all additions and changes to it. The general terms and conditions of the user and any amendments to these conditions shall not apply.

2. Access and availability

The content and facilities offered on the website can be freely accessed by the general public. Usage is generally free of charge, but some content and facilities require the user to register their personal information.
The BVG is entitled to modify the content and facilities on at any time and/or temporarily or permanently discontinue them. Users shall have no claim to constant, uninterrupted access to the portal or any of its content or facilities.

3. Obligations of the user

The user has a duty to comply with legal requirements and shall not use the information and services provided at for illegal purposes. In particular, unauthorised use includes user actions which have the potential to impair or render non-operational the content and facilities provided at The BVG is entitled to block user access to content and facilities in the event of a violation of these conditions of use.

4. Responsibility for content at and liability

We try hard to ensure that the information contained on our websites is accurate. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee that the content and facilities available via our websites will always be accurate, complete or current.  The BVG disclaims all liability for any loss occasioned from the use of the information provided, whether or not it results from inaccuracies or incompleteness, unless such loss arises from injury to life, limb or health or due to a deliberate or grossly negligent breach of duty on the part of the BVG, one of its legal representatives or one of its agents.  We are not responsible for the contents of websites which link to We can therefore assume no liability for their content. The organisation or persons providing the linked websites are solely responsible for them; this applies in particular to changes in the linked websites made subsequent to the placement of a link.

Website pages from must not open into frames, unless prior approval in writing has been given by the BVG.

5. Copyright

All content, information, images, databases and services published at are protected by copyright. The website is provided only for personal, non-commercial use. Any other use, in particular commercial reproduction, dissemination or republication, is prohibited.

6. Other provisions

German law shall apply. If one provision in these general conditions of use should be or become ineffective in whole or in part, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The invalid provision shall be deemed replaced by a valid provision which most closely approximates the economic purpose of the invalid provision. The same shall apply to any lacunae.