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Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance

Phone: +49-(0)22899-550-0

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Federal Office for

Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance

Telephone: +49-(0)22899-550-0

Telephone: +49-(0)228 / 5554 – 0



The BBK in social networks

This imprint also applies to the following appearances of the BBK in social networks: and


Responsible: Marianne Suntrup


Questions, suggestions and feedback can be sent to: Media Team



Take polite interaction to heart

We welcome lively participation from everyone on our social media platforms. However, even with heated topics and discussions: The forms of politeness and rules of conduct that you would observe in a face-to-face conversation must also be upheld on the social web. This means a polite and objective tone instead of rudeness.

Also, pay attention to wording and spelling. Base your opinion on testable arguments, not generalisations. Make sure you have understood the context correctly, as the absence of facial expressions and gestures in communication can easily lead to misunderstandings.

Respect applicable laws and social norms

Insults, provocations, defamation of character, racism and discrimination have no place on our social media platforms. All posts that violate applicable laws are of course prohibited and we will report them to the police. Before posting, consider whether you could also represent your post in retrospect. This also applies to sharing other people’s content. This is the only way to maintain a culture of open and fair discussion that benefits us all.

Post relevant posts

Make sure your posts are relevant: Create and comment on posts in appropriate places with appropriate relevance to the topic or group. Include unique profile names and topic references. This is the only way that they can be easily found afterwards and also be taken up again at a later time. If you have private problems with other users, do not discuss them in the public area of the social media platforms of the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance.

Observe copyright when using third-party content

Observe copyright law when using third-party content such as images, texts and other media. Follow the laws that exist in Germany: For example, the right to one’s own image and the copyright for songs, articles and programmes apply. In Germany, a work is protected for 70 years after the death of the author, after which it can be used freely. When using third-party content, always state the author and the source or the link to the website. If in doubt, ask the owner of the website whether you are allowed to use the content. Even with Creative Commons licences, you must state the author and source.

Pay attention to security

Protect your user account with a secure password. Make sure your devices are adequately protected with an up-to-date anti-virus programme. This way you protect yourself from strangers gaining access to your account and posting content in your name. Therefore, when sharing other people’s content, make sure that it does not contain or spread viruses.

Respect the role of moderators

The moderators of the social media platforms of the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance will be happy to help you with questions and suggestions. They also ensure compliance with netiquette in order to guarantee the smoothest possible exchange and to create a pleasant atmosphere. If the netiquette is not observed, the moderators reserve the right to edit or delete contributions in their entirety. In addition, the moderators may block a user’s account in the event of repeated non-compliance.

Please do not disclose information about other people, such as full names, telephone numbers, addresses, etc. in your posts.



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Legal information


The contents of the Internet pages of are intended to facilitate access to information of our authority and to provide an accurate picture of the activities, planning and projects in the field of civil protection. Care has been taken to ensure that the information provided is correct, up-to-date, complete, comprehensible and available at all times.

Nevertheless, the following restrictions must be made:

Contents of other providers:

The links on these pages to content on third-party websites (“third-party content”) were created by the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (editorial staff) to the best of their knowledge and with the greatest possible care and merely provide access to “third-party content”. Particular attention was paid to the trustworthiness of third party providers and the accuracy and legality of the “external content”.

However, since the content of Internet pages is dynamic and can change at any time, it is not always possible to check all the content to which a link has been created on a case-by-case basis. The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance therefore expressly does not adopt as its own the content of third-party websites linked to its own website. The respective provider of the page to which reference is made shall be exclusively liable for any damage arising from the use or non-use of “third-party content”.

Own content:

Insofar as the contents posted on these pages contain legal provisions, official references, recommendations or information, they have been prepared to the best of our knowledge and with the greatest possible care.

Any legal references, recommendations and information are non-binding; legal advice is not provided.

The following limitation of liability applies to the information provided: The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance is not liable for damage caused by the use or non-use of information provided. No liability is accepted for any damage caused by computer viruses or the installation or use of software when calling up or downloading data.

Error messages:

The editors ask the users of to draw their attention to any illegal or erroneous content of third parties to which a link is maintained on the website. Likewise, a message is requested at the contact address given if own content is not error-free, up-to-date, complete or comprehensible.


Unless otherwise stated, the copyright for texts and images is held by the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance.

Texts, parts of texts, graphics, tables or images made available on the BBK websites may not be reproduced, distributed or exhibited without the prior consent of the BBK.