Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. We treat your personal data as confidential and handle it in compliance with statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.

We would like to point out that the transmission of data on the Internet (e.g. e-mail communication) can be subject to security flaws. It is impossible to protect data completely against access by third parties.

We will now tell you in detail about how we handle your information.

Access details and hosting

You can visit our website without providing any information about yourself. Each time a page of the site is accessed, all the web server automatically stores is a ‘server log file’, which may contain things like the name of the file requested, your IP address, the date and time of request, the quantity of data transferred and the provider making the request (access data); it also documents the request.

These access details are evaluated purely for the purpose of ensuring that the website works properly and for improving it. This, pursuant to Art. 6 Par. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR, serves to assert our interest in displaying our website correctly, which is considered overridingly legitimate in the overall weighing of interests. All access details are deleted no later than seven days after the end of your session on our site.

A third-party provider supplies us with the services of hosting and displaying our website on our behalf. This serves to assert our interest in displaying our website correctly, which is considered overridingly legitimate in the overall weighing of interests. All of the data collected as described below while you are using this website, or in forms at the online store, is processed on that provider’s servers. It will only processed on other servers within the scope described here.

This service provider is based in Switzerland or in a country belonging to the European Union or European Economic Area.

SSL Encryption

We are using SSL encryption for security reasons and to ensure a proper protection of your data during the interaction with our website. You can notice the encrypted connection by the change from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon in the address line of your browser. As long as SSL- or TLS-encryption is enabled no data you are submitting to us cannot be read by third parties.


We use cookies on our website in order to make visiting it as attractive as possible and to enable certain features to be used. This serves to assert our interest in improving the way our website displays, which is considered overridingly legitimate in the overall weighing of interests pursuant to Art. 6 Par. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR. Cookies are small text files stored automatically on your terminal device. Some of the cookies we use (known as session cookies) are deleted at the end of your browser session, which is when you close your browser. Other cookies remain on your terminal device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (persistent cookies). Check the overview of cookie settings in your browser to find out how long cookies are saved.

If you do not want to receive cookies from our website, you can set your browser to decline cookies or notify you whenever cookies are received. You can then manually accept or reject each cookie when you receive a message about it. You can set your browser to automatically deactivate all cookies. To do so, click the ‘Tools’ menu in your browser or a similarly named option.

If you do not accept cookies, the features of our website may be limited.

Data collection and Usage when submitting an abstract or registration

We collect personal data if you are submitting them during the submission of your registration to the conference or submitting an abstract. Mandatory data fields are marked as such. Mandatory data fields are only those that are required to ensure a proper registration or abstract submission to the conference. It becomes always apparent from the respective forms which data is collected. We only use these data in alignment with Art. 6 Par. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR. All data will be deleted after the after the end of the conference.


There are many data processing activities that can only be done with your express consent. You can revoke consent you have given if reasons arise that pertain to your particular situation. An informal e-mail to us will suffice. Revoking your consent does not render illegal any data processing done up to that point.

If you exercise your right to revoke, your personal data will no longer be used for those purposes. This does not apply if it is being processed for direct marketing purposes.


If you have any questions about how we collect, process or use your personal details, or if you require information or for your details to be corrected, blocked or deleted, or if you wish to revoke any consents or object to particular uses of your data, then please get in touch with us directly via