Last update: February 17, 2023

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. However, with permission, they may be used without restriction as long as the source is acknowledged (e.g. “Source:” or “Information from”).

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.

Data Protection Officer (DPO) email: dpo[at]

Integration of third party services and content

It may happen that third party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, survey tools, e.g. from opinion stages, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, is integrated within this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third party providers”) perceive the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. However, we have no influence on this if the third party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we inform the users about this in the following.

Protection tool SHARIFF

So-called “social plug-ins” are used on our websites. Currently these are especially buttons of the services Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Xing and Linkedin. Via these plugins, data, including personal data, can be sent to the respective service providers (also outside Europe) and used by them if necessary. Our organisation does not itself collect any personal data using the social plugins or about their use. In order to prevent data being transferred to service providers without the user’s knowledge, this website uses the so-called Shariff solution. This solution ensures that no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the individual social plug-ins when you visit our websites. Only when you click on one of the buttons of the social plugins can data be transferred to the service provider and saved there.

Photos and events

Photos of persons taken at DNFI events are published in compliance with the personal rights of the photographers. If you find yourself on one of the photos and do not agree to its publication, please contact us.

Automated decision making

We do not use automated decision making or profiling.

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 full 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. To support the DNFI and to be informed by e-mail about news, a registration is possible at any time (see Registration on this website).

Terminate a DNFI membership

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.

To cancel a registration as DNFI supporter, simply log in and press the delete button on the Delete me page.

Changes to our policies

This privacy-policy, the cookie-policy as well the data-protection-declaration shall be reviewed on a regular basis in order to protect your personal information. Please observe therefore the version as amended from time to time.


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]