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German Institute of
Medical Documentation and Information
Waisenhausgasse 36-38a
50676 Cologne

Phone: +49 221 4724-1
Fax:    +49 221 4724-444
E-mail: Central mailbox

Tax ID Number: DE123052538

The DIMDI is a federal authority within the scope of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).

Authorised to represent and responsible for the contents within the definition of the Media Law:
Prof. Dr. Karl Broich

Press and public relations:
Sven Borowski
E-mail: Press

PharmNet.Bund Website:
Katharina Diers / Jana Neubert
E-mail: Webmaster

Data protection officer:
Dr. Jochen Fingberg
E-mail: Data protection officer

Statements and References on Internet Offers, Liability, Links, Copyright and Data Protection

DIMDI as a federal authority within the scope of the Federal Ministry of Health operates the internet portal and the online applications to which this portal provides access. Responsibility for the information made accessible by these online applications lies with the competent authorities, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI), the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) as well as the competent Federal and Laender authorities responsible for supervision of medicinal products. These authorities are henceforth jointly known as the "participating authorities". The participating authorities at all times reserve the right to change, supplement, shorten or completely cancel the information they make available on this internet portal. The participating authorities expressly disassociate themselves from any illegal, personally injurious, morally or ethically objectionable contents. Please inform DIMDI as the operator of in the event that you discover any material of such a nature.


These web pages may contain links to external internet sites operated by third parties, over the contents of which the participating authorities have no influence. The respective operator or provider of linked pages remains at all times responsible for the contents of those pages. The respective operator remains liable for such contents. The linked pages were checked with a reasonable standard of care at the time of linking. No contents that could have infringed any legal provisions were detected at that particular time.

Copyright and trademark law

The information website is protected by copyright. Contributions from third parties are indicated as such. The copying, editing, distribution and every type of commercial and non-commercial use requires the written permission of DIMDI, insofar as the material concerned is not other official work within the definition of § 5 para. 2 Copyright Law, and the material is not subject to special copyright provisions, e.g. regarding online use, with expressly contrary regulations.

The use of the logos of the participating authorities requires the special permission of the respective authorities. The use of the logo requires the special permission of the DIMDI Press and Public Relations Department: Press.

Data Privacy

Please read our data privacy declaration.

Liability for contents

The information service portal is created on the basis of German law. The participating authorities do not assume liability that this service is legally admissible for users from other countries.

The participating authorities have compiled the information accessible via with care and according to the best available technology. However, errors cannot be excluded. All information displayed was accurate at the time indicated alongside the information. It may often be the case that information after this time may be affected through review within opposition - or lawsuit proceedings or legal actions or through variation notifications. In many of these cases the updating of information can only be carried out at a later point in time due to legal or circumstantial reasons. Claims for compensation are excluded regardless of the reason. This exclusion of liability does not apply in cases of grossly negligent or intentional damage to the legal rights of others. Where a user agreement is made with respect to the use of our internet site, e.g. by means of a download, claims for compensation for the breach of a fundamental contractual obligation ("material contractual obligation") are restricted to foreseeable losses typical for the agreement, provided the breach is not caused by gross negligence or intention act. The aforesaid regulation does not imply a change to the burden of proof to the detriment of the user.

As a service provider within the definition of the Inter-State Media Services Agreement (MDStV) as well as the Utilization of Teleservices Law (TDG), the participating authorities pursuant to § 6 para. 1 MDStV and § 8 para. 1 TDG are responsible for their own content on these pages. Service providers within the definition of the MDStV and the TDG are not obliged however to supervise the use of information conveyed or stored by them, or to investigate circumstances which indicate infringements of legal regulations on the part of a third party. Obligations prescribed by statutory regulations regarding the removal or prevention of use of information remain unaffected by the aforesaid, including where the service provider is not itself responsible. The secrecy of telecommunications pursuant to § 85 of the Telecommunications Law must be upheld.


When calling up files and programs from the website via the internet (download), the risk passes to the user upon the start of the download.

Last modified: 10/30/19

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