Privacy Policy

DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut takes your privacy seriously. This privacy statement discloses the types of information we gather and how we use it. This privacy policy follows the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) in its latest offical release. We take technical and organizational measures, which guarantees that our privacy policy is considered also by co-operating partners and external service providers.

Personal data

Personal data are information which can be used to expose your identity. Your name, address, postal address or, e-mail are all personal data. Other information, which is not directly related to your identity (such as the version and type of your browser or the operationg system of your computer), do not fall in this category.

You can use our Internet services in general without exposing your identity. However, if you want to register for one of our services, if you want to order a product, or if you want to register for one of our events, we will ask for your name and other personal data. It is your free decision whether you enter these data or not.

We store your personal data on escpecially protected computer systems. Access to these systems is possible only for particularly trained and authorized part of our staff. These employees are concerned with the technical, commercial, or contentwise care of these systems.

If you access our web pages, we may store further information (e.g. IP address, type of browser, network, provider, date, time, visited web pages, branch address of other Web servers, etc.), which possibly permits the identification of your person. However we do not utilize these data to detect your identity. These data records are evaluated only statistically, for optimization of our services, and for simplification of the user guidance.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

We will use your personal data in case of orders or registrations only within DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut. We will not pass on your data to third parties, except if you register for an event DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut is organizing in cooperation with other partners or by utilizing external service providers. In such cases we will normally transmit your registration data to our cooperation partners. Only as far as it is required for the realization of an event or to fulfill your request, data may also be transfered to associated affiliates, organizations, or external service providers. If data are transfered to third parties in accordance to the above announced regulations, we oblige these parties to operate within the laws of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). If you register for an event which is part of a series of events that are organized by altering national or international organizers, DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut will usually pass on your adress and/or contact data to the next organizer of this event series. As far as we are obligated legally or by court order, we will convey your data to information-entitled governmental authorities.

In some places of our website you can contribute within forums or register for catalogs. Theses contributions in our forums and/or catalogs are accessible for everyone. Therefore one should examine a contribution carefully before publication to make sure it does not contain data which are not intended for the public. One must assume that Internet search engines will store these contributions. Thus they may be accessible world-wide without visiting our website directly. In case of foreign operators deletion or correction of such entries often cannot be accomplished.

Right on revocation

If you want us to delete your personal data, you can send us a clear declaration of your intention at any time by fax, letter, or e-mail. If you choose an e-mail for your cancellation, you will receive a verification mail from us, whose reception you will have to confirm. Data for accounting purposes may not be deleted by us.


Some of our web pages use "cookies" (small amounts of data containing configuration information) to allow special functions for using these pages. Therefore some of our services may be not usable without cookies. We do not use cookies, however, to generate or maintain user profiles.

It is also possible to view our web pages without cookies. Typically most browsers are preconfigured so they accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate storing of cookies or you can adjust your browser in such a way that it will inform you in each case cookies are sent.


Children and young people below an age of 18 should not provide personal data to us without the approval of their parents or legal guardians.


The web pages of DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut contain links (connections) to web pages of other providers. We do not have any influence on these parties in operating their web services in accordance with our privacy policy or the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Some of the links will forward to servers wich are operated outside Germany and which are therefore not subjected to German jurisdiction and rights.

Questions and Comments

If you have questions or comments regarding DECHEMA Forschungsinstitut's privacy statement, please contact us.


The further enhancements of the Internet media, changed legal situations or jurisdictions may result in alterations of this privacy policy. At this place we will point your attention to such changes and we will also publish the altered privacy policy here.

Frankfurt am Main, December 2014

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