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1. Content
The BfArM reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. The BfArM is not liable for deviations from the content of the original documents, for mistakes in documents generated for the web pages, as well as for changes in the information available on the server made by unauthorised persons. As far as laws and ordinances or other regulations are referred to or quoted, the official announcement is the only authoritative version. The user is expressly advised that the accessible contents including possible factual or technical errors are accessed at her/his own risk. Liability claims against the BfArM concerning material or immaterial damages caused by the use or non-usage of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be strictly rejected, as far as no deliberate or grossly negligent fault of the BfArM can be proven. Instructions and information given to pharmaceutical entrepreneurs by BfArM have no effect on their legal responsibility. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the BfArM without separate announcement.

2. Referrals and links
The BfArM is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from its pages - unless it has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of its site from viewing those pages. The BfArM hereby expressly declares that at the time of the linking there was no recognisable illegal content on the linked web pages. The BfArM has no influence on the current or future design, content or authorship of the linked web pages.
Furthermore, the BfArM does not assert any rights to linked contents of other pages.
If the BfArM is made aware of illegal contents on linked pages, these contents are reviewed and deleted in case any rights are violated. Any further liability only concerns the host of the linked page.

3. Copyright + Law on Trademarks
The BfArM intended not to use any copyrighted diagrams, sound files, video files, or texts, to use diagrams, sound files, video files, or texts created by BfArM, or to revert to public domain diagrams, sound files, video files, or texts for all publications.

Without exception, all brands and trademarks mentioned within the website and - if applicable - protected by third parties are subject to the regulations of the Law on Trademarks in force and to the property rights of the respective registered proprietor. Mere mention should not be construed to mean that brands are not protected by the rights of third parties!

The rights of use for any published material created by the BfArM are reserved exclusively for BfArM. Any utilisation by duplication or use of objects such as diagrams, sound files, video files, or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the BfArM's explicit consent..

4. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is part of the BfArM's internet publication. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte, BfArM) as an independent federal authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, BMG) is subject to the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes (BDSG)).

Whenever a user requests a file from the web content provided by the BfArM, data on these events will be stored in a log file. This log file includes the following data for each access/retrieval:

  • Date and time,
  • Page/file accessed,
  • Amount of data transferred,
  • Notification as to whether data retrieval was successful.

The data stored will be analysed for statistical purposes only; it will not be disclosed to third parties nor will it be used otherwise. All data stored will be deleted after twelve months.

Wherever this website offers the possibility of entering personal or business data (E-Mail address, name, postal address), the user's divulgement of this information takes place on an expressly voluntary basis. As with all other data, this data will be treated confidentially and will not be disclosed to third parties.

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The official data protection representative of the BfArM is:

Florian Dexel MBA

Phone: +49 (0)228 99 307-3732
Should you have any inquiries please observe the information under „Contact“.