Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in the GCEG Conference 2018 website. We expressively emphasize that we do not have any influence on the arrangement or the contents of the linked pages and that we assume no liability for external links to other contents, notwithstanding a careful examination of such contents prior to the linking.

The privacy and protection of your personal data is very important to us when we collect, process and use such data upon your visit to our website. Your data will be protected within the framework of the regulations under law.

Further information on which data are collected and used during your visit to our homepage is given below.

Data-Gathering and Processing

Each access to our homepage and each processing request with regards to files that are stored on our homepage are recorded. The purpose of the data storage is to maintain system and statistical records. The IP addresses of the requesting computers will also be documented. These data sets will be rendered anonymous prior to any statistical evaluation. Further personal data will only be recorded if the information is provided voluntarily, e.g. in the context of an inquiry or a registration process.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Data

Any personal data that you have provided will only be used for the purpose of replying to your inquiries, processing your registration, concluding contracts between you and the University of Cologne and technical administration. Your personal data will only be transmitted or passed on to third-parties if it necessary in order to process your registration and/or invoice or if you have expressed consent thereto beforehand. You have the right to revoke this consent with effect for the future at any time. Your personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to the storage, if knowledge of it is no longer necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally stored or when the storage of data is no longer in compliance with the requirements of the law.

Service Provider

We have authorized Novalnet AG to process all payments via credit card payment and direct debit procedure. For this purpose, Novalnet AG requires certain personal and non-personal data. It refers to your full name and address as well as bank account number and bank routing number or credit card number (including validity period), total invoice amount, currency and transaction number. Novalnet AG is allowed to use this data for relevant accounting purposes and pass them on to us, the University of Cologne, and the responsible congress agency. Novalnet AG is obliged to protect your data within the framework of the regulations under law.

Right to Information

Upon written request, we will provide you with detailed information as to which personal data of you is stored. Security note: By taking any possible technical and organizational measures, we attempt to store your personal data in a way that it cannot be accessed by third parties.  We state explicitly that the transfer of data in the internet, e.g. by communicating via e-mail, may have security vulnerability and cannot be completely protected from being accessed by third parties. Therefore, we recommend that postal services should be used to transfer confidential information.

Legal Validity

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.


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Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.