General Terms and Conditions of Business for ordering entrance tickets for the VdS FireSafety Cologne via the ticket shop of VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH

1. Scope of application of the T&Cs

VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH sells entrance tickets for the "VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2021", amongst other things in an online ticket shop on the internet. Ordering and supply of these entrance tickets are exclusively on the basis of the following general terms and conditions of business.

Regulations deviating from them, especially in the contracting party's T&Cs, only apply if they have been confirmed by us in writing.

2. Conclusion of contract

The contract originates through our order confirmation, which is dispatched with the supply of the tickets.

By filling in and sending the order form provided in the VdS ticket shop and clicking the "Complete" field, the customer makes a pertinent offer of purchase to VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH, which the latter accepts with the order confirmation and supply of the tickets.

3. Validity of the entrance ticket, withdrawal or revocation


The entrance ticket entitles to attendance of the specialist trade fair and the forums (Future Forum Fire Protection and Exhibitors' Forum) within the framework of the VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2019. It does not entitle to attendance of the expert conferences held parallel to it.


The VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2021 is aimed at expert attendees. This means attendees who attend the VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2019 for vocational or business reasons. Only enterprises within the meaning of § 14, German Civil Code, can attend the VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2021 as expert attendees. When ordering, they act within the framework of their commercial or self-employed activity. With the order, the attendee expressly confirms the capacity as entrepreneur.

To the extent that the attendee is a consumer within the meaning of § 13, German Civil Code, he makes use of services from the area of leisure-time events pursuant to § 312 g II 9, German Civil Code, ("services in connection with leisure-time activities if the contract provides for a specific date or period for the rendering") by acquiring the entrance tickets and attending the VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2021. In such a case, no right of revocation or return exists.

Therefore, each order is binding following confirmation by VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH.
A right to withdrawal or revocation does not exist.


The entrance ticket is not transferable. It only applies to the person of the attendee who has been named in conjunction with a valid identity document bearing a photograph. Resale of the entrance ticket or provision to third parties free or at a charge for commercial purposes is inadmissible. In particular, the following are forbidden:

1. offering entrance tickets for sale publicly at auctions of all kinds and at any points of sale not permitted by VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH;
2. offering entrance tickets at a price higher than the one paid;
3. offering entrance tickets professionally or in larger quantities or selling or forwarding them to commercial resellers and/or ticket dealers;
4. forwarding entrance tickets to persons to whom access to the event premises is not permitted for reasons of age or only accompanied by adults.

In the event of inadmissible forwarding of entrance tickets, VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH shall be entitled

1. to block the entrance tickets in question and to reject entrance for the bearer without reimbursement or to eject the bearer from the event premises;
2. to block the customer from purchase of entrance tickets for a suitable period of time.


A day ticket loses its validity when you leave the event premises.


VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH is entitled to reject entrance to the event premises or building or to demand and to assert immediate clearance for good and sufficient reason, in particular in situations of danger.

4. Prices, costs

The prices for entrance tickets are:

1. day ticket: 20.00 EUR
2. season ticket (two days): 30.00 EUR

5. Maturity

The total price of the entrance ticket(s) including all subsidiary costs, fees and statutory value added tax shall be due for payment immediately after conclusion of the contract.

Payment can be made via

1. PayPal
2. credit card.

Payment is only deemed made when the amount has been credited to VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH's account.

The entrance tickets remain property of VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH until complete payment.

6. Supply

The entrance tickets are dispatched to the customer together with the order confirmation without delay after the order.

7. Warranty and liability

Statutory warranty law shall apply to defects of the subject matter of the contract.

We shall only be liable for damage not occurring to the object of purchase

1. for malice aforethought,
2. for gross negligence,
3. for a culpable injury to life, limb or health,
4. for defects which have deceitfully not been disclosed and/or if a guarantee has been given for the existence or non-existence of certain properties. 

In the event of a culpable breach of cardinal contractual duties, i.e. duties in fulfilment of which the client trusts and may trust for proper performance of the contract, we shall also be liable for slight negligence; in the latter case, limited to the reasonably foreseeable damage typical for the contract.

The orderer is personally responsible for informing himself in good time and extensively about the relevant immigration directives of the Federal Republic of Germany, in particular about the possible necessity of a visa. VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH shall not be liable for damage resulting from failure to observe relevant provisions.

8. Data protection

The VdS privacy provisions published on apply to data protection.

9. Final provisions

The above T&Cs can be amended by VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH with an effect for the future at any time without the bearers of issued entrance tickets having to be notified.

If a provision of the T&Cs is or becomes ineffective, the others shall remain valid. The ineffective provision is to be replaced by what the parties would have agreed if they had known of the ineffectivity of the individual provisions of the T&Cs in order to achieve the commercial outcome of this provision. The same shall apply in the event of loopholes in a regulation.

The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply exclusively, ruling out the United Nations Convention on the Internal Sale of Goods (CISG).

Place of performance for supply and payment is Cologne.
The place of jurisdiction is Cologne to the extent that the customer is a merchant, a publiclaw entity or a public-law fund.