Legal Notice

Disclosure pursuant to section 5 German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG) and section 55 German State Broadcasting Treaty (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag, RStV)

Media owner/Publisher:

Smart Building Innovation gGmbH

Lietzenburger Str. 44/46
10789 Berlin, Germany
Telefon: +49 30 91 58 06 40

Legal form: gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (German non-profit limited liability company)
Commercial register number: HRB 241668 B
Registered office: Berlin
District court: Charlottenburg
Tax number: 27/640/03085

Directors with power of representation:

Frank Hermanns

Basic content and purpose of the website:

Provision of information on the activities of SBIF (Smart Building Innovation Foundation) as well as a platform for SBIF publications.
Online dispute resolution:
The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (ODR), which you can find at

Liability for content:

As a service provider we are responsible under section 7 (1) TMG for our own content on these pages pursuant to the generally applicable laws. Under sections 8 to 10 TMG, however, as a service provider we are not obliged to monitor any third-party information that is transmitted or stored or to search for circumstances that indicate unlawful activity. This has no bearing on any obligation to remove or block usage of information under the generally applicable laws. At the same time, any liability in this respect may only attach from the point of the knowledge of a concrete legal breach. We will remove such content without undue delay when such legal breaches become known.

Liability for links:

Our website contains links to external websites of third parties and we have no influence over their content. For that reason, we cannot assume any warranty for this third-party content. The respective provider or operator of the linked page is responsible for content in all cases. The linked pages were reviewed for possible legal breaches at the point the link was placed. No unlawful content was apparent at the time when the link was placed.
However, it is not reasonable to monitor the content of the linked pages permanently without any specific indications of a breach of the law. We will remove such links without undue delay should any legal breaches become known.


The content and works created on these web pages by the website providers are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, editing, dissemination and any type of exploitation beyond the limitations of copyright law requires the written consent of the respective author/originator. Downloads and copies of this page are only permitted for private, non-commercial use.
Where content on these web pages is not created by the operator, the rights of third parties under copyright law have been taken into account. In particular, third-party content is labelled as such. Should you nonetheless become aware of a breach of copyright, please advise us accordingly. Should any legal breaches become known, we will remove such content without undue delay.

Image rights:

Photos: Getty Images, Shutterstock, Philipp Horak, von Neuem GmbH