Legal notice

Comité International pour le Développement et l´Etude de la Construction Tubulaire Committee for International Development and Education on Construction of Tubular structures.

Head Office: CIDECT c/o SOZ Stahlhandels AG Talstraße 1, 8852 Altendorf Switzerland Web site: E-Mail:
President: Steve Whitfield, Tata Steel, PO BOX 101, Weldon Road, Corby, Northants NN17 5UA, United Kingdom Vice president & Treasurer: Nilesh Doshi, Doshi Group of Companies , P O Box 40671-0100, Nairobi, Kenya Chairman of the Technical Committee: Gorka Iglesias, GRUPO CONDESA, Parque Tecnológico de Álava C/ Albert Einstein, 44 E-6 Oficina 209 01510 Miñano (Alava) Spain Chairman of the Promotion Committee & Webmaster: Boris Straetmans,Vallourec Deutschland GmbH, Theodorstr. 109, 40472 Düsseldorf, Germany

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 service providers are liable for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, we as service providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. 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 recognizable 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 the copyright laws of Switzerland. Any duplication, processing, distribution or any form of utilization beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the author or authors in question.

Data protection

A visit to our website can result in the storage on our server of information about the access (date, time, page accessed). 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. However while using the contact form or the download function you agree to be contacted by us per given contact details. 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.


CIDECT takes compliance with competition law seriously and is clear that it’s members shall not be a forum for any discussion or conduct that might infringe applicable competition law.  This includes, but is not limited to, discussions or exchange of commercially sensitive information and applies not only to formal meetings of CIDECT but to informal meetings and discussions before, during and after CIDECT events. In particular, any discussion of company pricing information and market share is prohibited.