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Contacts / supplementary information according to the German Teleservice Law

Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V.
President: Dr.-Ing. Volker Kefer
Director: Dipl. Wirtsch.-Ing. Ralph Appel
VDI-Platz. 1
40468 Düsseldorf, Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 211 62 14-0
Fax: +49 (0) 211 62 14-5 75

Register number / Düsseldorf Register of Associations - VR 4161
Revenue tax identification number: DE119 353 789

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Until further notice, the VDI permits third parties to create hyperlinks to its homepage and to other pages of its website, provided the following conditions are met:

  • The link must result in a complete reload of the page to which it refers. The target page may not be set into any kind of frame or have an inline link, etc.
  • The VDI must be notified of the link within 24 hours after the link is set. The notification should be sent by e-mail to  
  • The hyperlink to the target pages should either use the website address or the header of the target page. To make it clear to a user that the hyperlink connects him or her to a page of, the header must also be augmented with the website address
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All of the information or data, their use, the log on to the VDI website, as well as all activities, tolerance and omissions related to the VDI website are subject to German law. The place of fulfilment and exclusive place of jurisdiction is Düsseldorf.

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