Limitation of liability for internal content

The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages.

We as providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website at all times. Once we have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.

Limitation of liability for external links

Our website contains links to the websites of third parties (“ external links ”). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were placed, no infringements of the law were recognisable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.


The content and works published on this website are governed by copyright laws. Any duplication, processing, distribution or any form of utilisation beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the author or authors in question.

Data protection

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Nevertheless a visit to our website can result in the storage on our server of information about the access (date, time, page accessed, file download, IP-address, used browser and operation system). This does not represent any analysis of personal data (e.g., name, address or e-mail address). If personal data are collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of the data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall not take place.

We would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., by e-mail) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities.

The use by third parties of all published contact details for the purpose of advertising is expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information; e.g., by means of spam mail.

Information about cookies

To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer’s main memory. These cookies are deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and permit its recognition on your next visit. This allows us to improve your access to our site.

You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a “disable cookies” option in your browser settings. But this can limit the functionality of our Internet offers as a result.

Registration on this website

You can register with us to be able to access additional documents and pages or to use additional functions on this website. The data entered for this purpose will only be used for the service for which you have registered. We use the provided email address to inform you about news, changes of or services or in case of technical changes.

After registration you are able to login to this webpage to access, edit and delete your data at any time through the provided pages and functionalities. All services, information and documents  provided by DNFI are free-of-charge. 

Vote for the DNFI Award

To vote as well as to access documents of the annual award it is required to register. Your provided data are stored and will be used to contact your in respect of the award. If you decide to delete your registration before the voting is finished your vote will not count.

Become a DNFI member

Natural fibre organisations, research institutions, companies and individuals can become a member of DNFI by sending us the completed and signed commitment letter. If changes are necessary or to follow legal requirements, we might ask to sign a new document to stay a DNFI member. Members can cancel their membership at any time by notifying the chairman (Secretariat[at] In the case of organizations, institutes and companies, this also means that all associated persons registered on this Webpage will lose their membership.


You have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data as far as this does not contradict legal requirements. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail addresses: Secretariat[at]


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