Terms and conditions

Limitation of liability

Although every care has been taken by the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) to ensure the accuracy of the information published, no warranty can be given in respect of the accuracy, reliability, up-to-dateness or completeness of this information.

The Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) reserve the right to alter or remove the content, in full or in part, without prior notice.

In no event will the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) be liable for any loss or damage of a material or immaterial nature arising from access to, use or non-use of published information, or from misuse of the connection or technical faults.


Links to third party websites lie outside the scope of responsibility of the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO). Access and use of such websites occurs entirely at the user’s own risk. The Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) expressly state that they have no influence whatsoever over the content of any linked site. Responsibility for information and services of linked sites rests entirely with the relevant third parties.

No liability can be accepted in respect of the content of such web­sites.

Data protection

Based on Article 13 of the Federal Constitution and the provisions of federal data protection legislation, everyone has the right to protec­tion of their privacy, as well as to protection from misuse of their per­sonal data. The Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) complies with these provisions. Personal data are treated as strictly confidential and are neither passed on nor sold to third parties.

Protection of databases

In close cooperation with our hosting provider, we make every effort to protect the databases as effectively as possible from third-party ac­cess, data loss, misuse or falsification.

Server log files

When our website is accessed, the following data are saved in log files: IP address, date, time, browser request and any data relating to the operating system or browser.

These data form the basis for anonymous statistical analyses so that we can identify trends that enable us to correspondingly improve our range of services. The Federal Mail and Telecommunications Moni­toring Act stipulates that transmitted communication data must be retained for six months.


During each visit to our website a session cookie is generated that serves the purpose of ensuring that your browser only receives the data it requests. Session cookies do not collect any personal data. They are deleted when the browser is closed and do not leave any traces.

You have the option of configuring your browser so that you can re­ceive information about the generation of cookies, only accept them upon each visit, accept them in specific cases only, or generally ex­clude them. You can also activate their automatic deletion when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies can restrict the functionality of our website.

Google Analytics

Our website uses functions of the web analysis service, Google Ana­lytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text data that are stored on your computer and are used for analysing your usage of our website.

As a rule, the data generated by the cookie concerning your usage of our website are transferred via a server to Google in the USA, where they are stored. In the case of activation of IP anonymisation on this site, within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area your IP address is abbreviated by Google. The full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases.

On behalf of the operator of this site, Google will use the data in order to analyse your usage of it, compile reports on online activities and provide other services to the site operator based on the usage of the site and the Internet.

The IP address transmitted from your browser via the Google Analyt­ics service is not amalgamated with other Google data.

Use of contact form

If you voluntarily complete a contact form, your e-mail address is reg­istered in a separate database that is not linked to the anonymous log files. You have the option of cancelling your registration at any time.


If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter offered on our website, we need your e-mail address plus information that enables us to verify that you are the owner of the submitted e-mail address and that you consent to receive the newsletter. Other data are not collected, ex­cept on a voluntary basis. The submitted data are used exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and are not passed on to any third parties.

The data provided in the registration form for the newsletter are pro­cessed exclusively on the basis of your consent. At any time you have the option of revoking the storage of the data, your e-mail address and its use for the delivery of the newsletter – for example, via the «Newsletter abbestellen» (Cancel newsletter subscription) link in the newsletter. Revocation does not affect the legality of the already ef­fected processing of the data.

The data submitted for subscribing to the newsletter are retained by us and are deleted when you cancel your subscription.


Copyright, Federal Roads Office (FEDRO), 2013

Information on the federal authorities’ websites is accessible to the public. Downloading or copying of texts, illustrations, photos or any other data does not entail any transfer of rights on the content.

Copyright and any other rights relating to texts, illustrations, photos or any other data available on the Federal authorities’ websites are the exclusive property of the federal authorities or of any other ex­pressly mentioned owners. Any reproduction requires the prior writ­ten consent of the copyright holder.