IUD - Institut für Universal Design GmbH & Co. KG

80636 München

Sitz der Verwaltung / Administration
IUD - Institut für Universal Design GmbH & Co. KG

Im Knick 9
31655 Stadthagen

Registergericht/Register court: München / Munich
Nummer/Number: HRA 105759

Geschäftsführer / CEO:
Thomas Bade

Steuer Nr.:/Tax number


UST.-ID.:/Vat number


Credit Identifier (CI)


Bankverbindung / Bank account: 
Bankhaus Hallbaum (Hannover, Germany) 
IBAN/Swift code: DE67 2506 0180 1000 2970 83

Inhaltlich Verantwortlicher gemäß / Responsible for content according to: § 6 MDStV
Thomas Bade

Content Management:
Magnus Bade, Thomas Bade

Entwurf & Realisation / Design and realization:

Magnus Bade

Daniel George

In Zusammenarbeit mit / In cooperation with
Universal Design Forum e.V.
c/o Bauhaus.TransferzentrumDESIGN e.V.
Rudolstädter Str. 7
99428 Weimar

Vorstand / Board
Uni.Prof. Wolfgang Sattler

Stellvertretender Vorsitzender/Vice Chairman
Martin Fössleitner

Thomas Bade

Bankverbindung/Bank account
Sparkasse Mittelthüringen Weimar, Germany
IBAN/Swift code: DE71 8205 1000 0163 0913 58


General Terms and Conditions of IUD-Institute for Universal Design GmbH & Co.KG

Scope of jurisdiction
These General Terms and Conditions are legally binding for all  IUD-Institute for Universal Design award competitions, events and exhibitions announced and organized by IUD-Institute for Universal Design, (hereinafter referred to as IUD). Objections from participants with reference to their own terms and conditions of business are hereby expressly rejected. Deviations from these Terms and Conditions will only apply if they are confirmed by iIUD in writing.

Terms of payment
As a general rule, a registration fee is charged for each entry submitted to an award competition, event or exhibition. All fees are subject to the addition of any statutory VAT payable at its current rate, insofar as they are prescribed by law. They must be paid without deduction by bank transfer into the account specified on the invoice within 14 days following the issue of the invoice. Payment will count as having been made when is able to access the amount paid in.

IUD is entitled to cancel an event at its own discretion if it does not appear certain to prove financially viable. On cancellation, the reciprocal obligations of the contractual partners will cease to apply. No claims to reimbursements of costs or to damages can be made as a result of cancellation. IUD is entitled for good cause (e.g. force majeure) to postpone or bring forward an event, to shorten it, to close it temporarily in whole or in part, or to cancel it. If an event is postponed or brought forward in its entirety or shortened, the contract will be regarded as concluded for the new dates, unless a competitor objects in writing within two weeks following notification of the change. There will be no reduction in the agreed fees.

Revocation / Withdrawal by a participant
The participant is entitled to revoke his or her registration in written form without giving reasons within 14 days. If complete or partial withdrawal from an event is permitted following binding registration at the instigation of the participant or, in an exceptional case, of IUD, the participant must pay IUD compensation by way of a fixed amount (lump-sum damages). If the participant is able to prove that, as a result of his or her withdrawal, IUD has suffered no loss or only a loss which is substantially less than these lump-sum damages, the compensation payable by the participant will be reduced accordingly. The amount of the lump-sum damages will depend on when IUD receives notification from the participant that he or she wishes to cancel his or her registration and on the amount which would have been payable.

Exclusion of liability
IUD shall be liable under statutory legal obligations if a competitor claims damages based on intentional loss or gross negligence, including intentional loss or gross negligence by the Company’s representatives or vicarious agents. If IUD is not deliberately in breach of contract or if IUDis in breach of a substantial contractual obligation, its liability to pay damages will be limited to typical, foreseeable losses. This exclusion of liability does not apply in the event of injury to life, limb or health. IUD is not liable for breaches of third-party rights by entries submitted or already awarded a prize and does not guarantee that entries submitted do not contravene any third-party rights. Should it prove in retrospect that an entry submitted or even awarded a prize breaches third-party rights, IUD reserves the right to revoke the relevant awards. The above liability provisions apply accordingly to all services provided by IUD in connection with a competitor’s participation in an event.

Claims by participants, written form, place of performance, legal venue
Participants must make any claims against IUD in writing. Claims will expire within 12 months beginning from the end of the year in which they arise. The legal venue is Munich, Germany. IUD nevertheless reserves the right to enforce its claims before the courts responsible in the town or city in which the competitor resides or is domiciled. The contract is subject exclusively to German law and the German text version, with the exception of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. This applies even if the competitor is domiciled abroad. On presentation of a legally binding judgment or a court order, IUD will be entitled to exclude entries which breach property rights of others (e.g. plagiarism, unauthorized copies, forgery) from the competition concerned at any stage. Awards already made for such entries may be revoked retrospectively.

Final provisions
Terms which deviate from the above must be agreed in writing. Should individual terms of the above agreement be or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining terms.

Last updated: August 2016

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