In accordance with the applicable legislation, we are obliged to inform consumers of the existence of the European Online Dispute Resolution Platform, which can be used to resolve disputes without the need to go to court. The European Commission is responsible for setting up the platform. The European Online Dispute Resolution Platform can be found here Our e-mail address is: However, we would like to point out that we are not prepared to participate in the dispute resolution procedure within the framework of the European Online Dispute Resolution Platform. To contact us, please use our e-mail address and telephone number provided above.


1 Content warning

The contents of this website, provided free of charge and freely accessible, have been created with the greatest possible care. However, the provider of this website does not guarantee the accuracy and timeliness of the journalistic guides and news provided free of charge and freely accessible. Named contributions reflect the opinion of the respective author and not necessarily the opinion of the provider. Merely calling up the free and freely accessible content does not create any contractual relationship between the user and the provider; there is no legal obligation on the part of the provider in this respect.

2 External links

This website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). These websites are subject to the liability of the respective website operator. At the time of their creation, the provider checked the contents of the external links for possible legal infringements. No such infringements were evident at that time. The provider has no influence whatsoever on the current or future presentation and content of the linked websites. The creation of external links does not imply that the provider accepts or approves the contents of these links. The provider cannot reasonably be expected to permanently monitor the external links, unless there are specific indications of legal infringements. Should any such legal infringements become known, however, the affected external links will be deleted immediately.

3 Copyrights and ancillary copyrights

The contents published on this website are subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright law. Any use not permitted by German copyright and ancillary copyright law requires the prior written consent of the provider or the respective rights holder. This applies in particular to the duplication, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Third-party content and rights are indicated as such. The unauthorized duplication or transmission individual contents or complete pages is not permitted and is punishable by law. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted.

The display of this website in external frames is only permitted with written permission.

4 Special conditions of use

Insofar as special conditions for individual uses of this website deviate from the aforementioned paragraphs, this will be expressly indicated at the appropriate place. In such cases, the special conditions of use shall apply in the respective individual case.

5 Contact points for whistleblowers
(Whistleblower Protection Act HinSchG)

Responsible, sustainable and lawful conduct is an integral part of GIWA GmbH. The external whistleblower system we have commissioned is open to all employees, business partners, customers or other third parties for information on concrete or possible legal violations. In this way, risks can be identified and addressed at an early stage and appropriate remedial action can be taken if necessary. Confidentiality and the protection of whistleblowers have top priority. If desired, information can also be provided anonymously.

Reports can be made completely anonymously at any time via the whistleblower platform. Of course, our usual reporting channels (e-mail, telephone, letter, etc.) are also available.