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European Compost Network ECN e.V. (former ORBIT Assoc.) is a registered association at Amtsgericht Bochum No. VR 4604

EU Transparency Register: 26513411360-51

Responsible for the websites content is Dr Stefanie Siebert, Executive Director of the ECN.



ECN Board (Legal representatives):

  • Henrik Lystad, Norway (Chairman)
  • Massimo Centemero, Italy (Vicechair)
  • Mait Kriipsalu, Estonia (Vicechair)


Contents of the Web Site

ECN makes every effort to ensure that the material contained in its web site is current, complete and correct. Despite this errors and mistakes cannot be completely ruled out.

ECN does not accept liability for the relevance, accuracy or completeness of the information and material offered in its web site unless the mistake occurred intentionally or through gross negligence. This refers to any loss, additional costs or damage of any kind suffered as a result of any use of any material in this web site.

The Layout of the Homepage, graphics and pictures used and the collection of individual contributions are protected by copyright. ECN reserves all rights including the rights of photomechanical reproduction, the duplication and distribution via special processes (e.g. data processing, data carriers, data networks).

Header images: © Pixabay
Other photos: © Dr. Stefanie Siebert, ECN e.V.

Design and Technical Realisation
The website was designed and implemented by the Communication agency De Lynx, Netherlands.

Links to Third Party Information
The verdict passed on the 12th May 1998 by the LG Hamburg rules that the inclusion of links also leads to co-responsibility of the material offered via these links. The LG Hamburg has declared that it is only possible to disclaim responsibility by expressly distancing oneself from the contents of the web sites.

ECN web site links to third party information providers. ECN has no influence on the contents or reliability of the web sites of these third party information providers. The following therefore applies to all links.

"ECN has no influence on the design and contents of third party internet web sites. ECN therefore expressly distances itself from the material of all third party internet web sites, even if ECN web site links to these external sites."The declaration is valid for all links given on our web site and the material of all sites reached via banners and links on the ECN web site.

Your privacy
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Legal validity
This general disclaimer is part of the material offered in the ECN web site. If any of the terms and conditions should be determined invalid by reason of the relevant laws then the remaining terms and conditions shall remain in full effect. In any case of doubt caused by translation, the german version is legally obligatorly.