Below is the information required by law for this website ( and PROFINEWS mobile application, as well as important legal points.


PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V.
Haid-und-Neu-Strasse 7
76131 Karlsruhe

Register of Societies

The PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. is registered in the register of societies at the district council in Mannheim. The registration number is VR 102541.

Online content

The author reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.All offers are not-binding and without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the author without separate announcement.

Referrals and Links

The author is not responsible for any content linked or referred to from his pages – unless he has full knowledge of illegal content and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site from viewing those pages. If any damage occurs by the use of information presented there, only the author of the respective pages might be liable, not the one who has linked to these pages. Furthermore the author is not liable for any postings or messages published by users of discussion boards, guestbooks, or mailing-lists provided on his page.

Image rights

All rights to the images used on this Web Site have been acquired respectively have been transferred to the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. or PI North America.

Limitations of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. or PI North America be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, loss of data or profit, arising out of the use, or the inability to use, the materials on this site, even if a PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. or PI North America authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of materials from this site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume any costs thereof. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.


The author intended not to use any copyrighted material for the publication or, if not possible, to indicate the copyright of the respective object.  The copyright for any material created by the author is reserved. Any duplication or use of such diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author’s agreement. All software technology and screen design included in is the intellectual property of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V., PI North America, and its software partners and may not be replicated or otherwise used without the explicit permission of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. or PI North America.

Legal Force of this Disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual formulations of this text are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.


The PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. is officially represented by its Board of Directors: Karsten Schneider (Chairman), Prof. Dr.Frithjof Klasen and Klaus-Peter Lindner.

Value added tax identification number

The value added tax identification number of the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. is:

  • DE 123383230