SCHOTTEL HYDRO GmbH, Mainzer Str. 99, 56322 Spay (GERMANY) – welcomes our users to our website and we thank you for your interest.

SCHOTTEL HYDRO GmbH is specialized in developing instream turbines from sea and river flows.


Our mission
We develop technical solutions to enable hydrokinetic energy to form part of the renewable energy mix of the future.

To ensure open and fair mutual interactions with each other please respect the following rules:


Responsibility, scope, contractual relationship
SCHOTTEL HYDRO GmbH, (GERMANY) (hereafter also we/us) is responsible for the websites (hereafter also website/web portal) of SCHOTTEL HYDRO under the domain “”.

The websites of SCHOTTEL HYDRO are to be used within the scope of these “General Terms of Use” to the extent that statutory provisions do not apply as mandatory. If we have agreed such conditions with you (respectively also with a third party for whom you act) in a specific case, then where required additional or specific conditions apply which take precedence over these “General Terms of Use”. You accept these terms when and for as long as you use our website. If you do not agree (or no longer agree) with these terms, then you are not permitted to (continue to) use the website.

The mere use of our website does not give rise to any contractual, work or employment relationship – however described – between you and SCHOTTEL HYDRO.


SCHOTTEL HYDRO provides information and/or documents (hereafter also content) on websites that you can retrieve or download. Unless a charge is expressly stated for individual offers, we offer our service free-of-charge (you only assume your own connection charges and the costs of your (own) access medium).


Data privacy, data forwarding
You can read about which data we process and how we protect them in our Privacy Policy. Use of our websites, including making contact is generally permitted anonymously or under a pseudonym.


Data use by you
SCHOTTEL HYDRO does not tolerate any unsolicited advertising (spam). Only use the contact data published on the web portal of SCHOTTEL HYDRO for the purposes stated there, for your own information or if a prior written consent has been granted to you. The commercial usage of such data (e.g. automated collection) or for sending unsolicited advertising (spam) is expressly forbidden.

You are not permitted to disclose external (personal) data which are intended only for a restricted user group on a SCHOTTEL HYDRO portal (e.g. only after a login) nor to collect, transfer, change, save, delete or process them in any other way if you do not (no longer) have the requisite authorization.

External (personal) data in the SCHOTTEL HYDRO system which are not intended for publication must not be made accessible nor collected, transferred, changed, saved, deleted or processed in any other way. If you suspect you have been a victim of data theft, do not hesitate to contact us.


Use, usage rights
Fair, legally-compliant usage

Please use our website for the “common good” and refrain from anything that harms others. Therefore, when using the SCHOTTEL HYDRO website you are specifically forbidden from

  • Inflicting damages onto individuals or infringing their personal rights
  • Infringing industrial property rights and/or copyrights or other property rights
  • Transferring malware (Trojan horses, viruses, worms, etc.)
  • Using our website and/or addresses from it to disseminate advertising or unsolicited e-mails (spam) or inappropriate warnings (of malware or malfunctions) or to urge participation in prize draws or similar (snowball, chain letter, pyramid game and comparable systems); or
  • Contravening common decency through your usage behaviour.

Please treat people with whom you come into contact with the same respect that you would expect for yourself.


Usage rights
Unless previously agreed otherwise in a specific case, when you use this website SCHOTTEL HYDRO grants you a non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use the content exclusively for your own purposes.

At no time must the content be distributed, rented or made available to third parties in any other way without our express consent. You are not permitted to edit, translate or separate out parts of the documents provided if you do not have (no longer have) our consent or you are not authorized for this by law (e.g. right of citation).


Intellectual property
Regardless of the aforementioned provisions in this section of the General Terms of Use, information, brand names and other content from our websites, to which you have no rights, must not be changed, copied, duplicated, sold, rented, used, supplemented or reused in any other way without the prior written consent of the rights owner.

Outside of the usage rights expressly granted above, no further rights of whatever type will be granted to you, and in particular not for company names or for industrial property rights (patents, utility models, brands, etc) nor is SCHOTTEL HYDRO under the obligation to grant you such rights due to your usage.


Liability and warranty
The availability of the website is solely guaranteed within the scope of technical circumstances. Temporary downtime periods of the service cannot be excluded and do not justify any claims against SCHOTTEL HYDRO.

Services which are not subject to a specific contractual relationship (which also include the operation of this website) may be discontinued at any time without notice or notification.

Please note that data transmission over the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be subject to security leaks and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties. Opt for the postal service if in doubt.


Liability for content
The content of our website has been created with care and is occasionally updated. However, we do not assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness and current status of the content. We are liable for our own content in accordance with general regulations. We are not under the obligation to monitor third-party content on our websites – in particular guest articles or comments – nor to research circumstances that suggest an illegal activity. We will immediately remove content as soon as we become aware of a specific legal infringement that justifies a removal.

Use of the content of our website is at your own risk; the details supplied are only to be used as non-binding general information and are intended to assist you in preparing your actions with more in-depth information. However, they do not replace a detailed individual consultation for a (contractual) decision.

Therefore, please do not rely on the accuracy, completeness or current status of the information if its inaccuracy could lead to damages for you!


Liability for links
This SCHOTTEL HYDRO website may contain links to third party websites (external links). Such websites are the responsibility of the respective operator.

SCHOTTEL HYDRO wants to make interesting and useful information accessible to you via external links, but also occasionally critical information. Sometimes a link is also only used as a (mandatory) source acknowledgement and cannot simply be omitted. Setting external links does not mean therefore that SCHOTTEL HYDRO is taking ownership of the content behind the referral or the link, particularly as the external content is (may be) subject to permanent change.

SCHOTTEL HYDRO has established an internal process which ensures that the first connection to external content is checked for legal infringements within the usual framework. If a legal infringement becomes obvious at this time – if the external link is then even set (e.g. because we are under the obligation to set it) – this link will be highlighted with a specific display (marking). However, SCHOTTEL HYDRO has no influence on the current and future design, nor on the content, of the linked external pages!

Play your part in making the internet as free from legal infringements as possible. If you discover such an infringement on a page to which we have set an external link please send us an e-mail or contact us. We guarantee to you that we will immediately re-check such content and remove it where applicable.


Other liability, liability for malware (viruses)
The liability of SCHOTTEL HYDRO for material and legal defects is aligned to the aforementioned provisions of these General Terms of Use; furthermore, SCHOTTEL HYDRO excludes liability for slightly negligent infringements of obligations regarding the services provided, in particular during downloads of files made available by SCHOTTEL HYDRO on the websites stated here, provided that these do not concern material contractual obligations or affect life, health and body or claims arising due to the Product Liability Act or claims based on the assumption of a product quality guarantee or claims due to a fraudulent concealment of a defect. However, compensation due to a negligent infringement of material contractual obligations, is limited to typical foreseeable contractual damage. The same applies to infringements of obligation by our agents.

SCHOTTEL HYDRO constantly strives to keep the website and its content virus-free. Nevertheless, SCHOTTEL HYDRO cannot guarantee that the website and/or its content is constantly virus-free. Therefore, for your own protection please always ensure prior to downloading and opening content from the websites of SCHOTTEL HYDRO that you are using appropriate and updated security precautions and virus scanners!

The above provisions do not change the burden of proof to your disadvantage.


Copyright, neighbouring rights and image rights

The content published on the website SCHOTTEL-HYDRO – including images – are subject to copyright and neighbouring rights. Every usage outside of the limits of applicable copyright law requires the prior written consent from SCHOTTEL HYDRO or the rights holders (authors).

This applies in particular to the duplication, editing, translation, storage, reuse, processing or forwarding of content into databases or other electronic media and systems.

Unauthorised duplication or forwarding of individual pieces of content or entire pages is not permitted and may even be punishable by law. Displaying this website in external frames is only permitted with the written consent of SCHOTTEL HYDRO.

Third-party content is characterized as such and its copyright is respected. If you discover content on one of our pages that you believe infringes your (or third-party) rights, please send us an e-mail or contact us. We guarantee that we will clarify the situation immediately.


Miscellaneous, ancillary agreements, applicable law
All ancillary agreements must be made in writing.

German law applies with the exclusion of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods. For consumers, this choice of law shall only apply to the extent that it is not contrary to mandatory legal provisions of the state in which the consumer has his/her habitual residence.

Status of Terms of Use: 2023                        Author: SCHOTTEL HYDRO GmbH