Contact persons


Klaus Winkels - Managing Director

Tel.: +49 (0)211 6 79 31 20



Natascha Zapolowski - Assistant to the Managing Board

Tel.: +49 (0)211 6 79 31 22




GEV – Gemeinschaft Emissionskontrollierte Verlegewerkstoffe,
Klebstoffe und Bauprodukte e. V.
Völklinger Straße 4
40219 Düsseldorf

Postfach 26 01 25
40094 Düsseldorf

Tel.: 0211/67931-20
Fax: 0211/67931-33

Managing Director and responsible for website content within the meaning of i.S.d. § 55 Abs. 2 des Staatsvertrages für Rundfunk- und Telemedien: Klaus Winkels
Association registered with: Amtsgericht Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf district court)
Reg. No.: VR 8338

Liability notice


1. Contents of Online Offer

The author assumes no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided.  Liability claims against the author, which refer to damages of material or immaterial nature caused by use or disuse of the presented information or through the use of faulty and incomplete information are fundamentally excluded, provided that no demonstrably intentional or gross negligence on the part of the author is verifiable. All offers are subject to change and are non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to amend, change and/or partly or completely delete either parts of the website or the complete offer without prior notice or to discontinue all or part of the online content either permanently or temporarily.


2. References and Links

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In all publications, the author endeavours to observe the copyright of the graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts that are utilised, to use graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts  of his own authorship, or to take recourse to licence-free graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts. All protected brand names and trademarks mentioned in the Internet offer are unrestrictedly subject to the terms of the respective and valid labelling laws and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. A simple mention of the trademark alone shall not result in said trademark of third parties not being protected!  The copyright for published material created by the author remains the property of the author of the pages. Any reproduction or use of such graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permissible without the express permission of the author. 


4. Legal Validity of this Disclaimer

This liability disclaimer is to be viewed as an integral part of the internet offering, from where reference was made to this section. If any of the terms and conditions should be determined invalid by reason of the relevant laws then the remaining terms and conditions shall remain in full effect.  


5. Picture Credits

All images/pictures used on this website are part of image database unless otherwise indicated.



Privacy Policy


Data Protection

The operators of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as private and confidential and in accordance with statutory data protection, and this Privacy Policy.

Usually, the use of our website is possible without providing personal information. Insofar as personal data (such as names, street addresses or e-mail addresses) is collected on our site, it is always on a voluntary basis whenever possible. This data is never transmitted to third parties without your express consent.

Please be aware that there may be security risks when data is transmitted via the Internet (e.g. in case of communication via e-mail). Therefore, absolute protection of data from unauthorised access by third parties cannot be guaranteed.



The Internet sites sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain computer viruses but they improve the functionality and security of our online services. Cookies are small text files stored on your PC and saved by your browser.  

Most cookies used by us are so-called "session cookies". They are deleted automatically when you leave the site. Other cookies stay on your PC until you delete them yourself. These cookies enable us to identify your browser when you next visit our site.

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The provider of the site collects and automatically saves information in so-called server-log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information includes:

  • Browser type/ Browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of PC accessing the site
  • Time of server query

This data is not attributable to individual persons and is not merged with data from other sources. We reserve the right to retroactively examine this data when there are concrete indications for unlawful use.


Contact Form

When you send us queries via the contact form, the data entered there including your contact data is saved by us for further processing of your query and in case follow-up questions are required. We will not transmit this data to third parties without your consent.


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