Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Information

The GDCh takes the protection of personal data very seriously. At this point, we'll let you know when, which data and for what purpose we use the data for. We observe the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) in the current valid version. We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the rules on data protection are respected both by us and by our cooperation partners and external service providers.

Personal Data

Personal information is information about the personal or material circumstances of a particular person that can be used to discover their identity. These include e.g. Name, address, postal address, e-mail address but also the IP address or license plate number. Other information that can not be directly associated with you (for example, the version and brand of your browser, your computer's operating system) is not in this category.

In principle, you can use our websites without revealing your identity. However, if you would like to order a product or sign up for one of our events, we ask you for your name and other personal information in order to process your order.

Access to your personal data, which you provide us with, is possible in each case by the coworkers of the GDCh business office, who are concerned with the technical, commercial or content wise processing of these systems. All employees in the GDCh are obliged to comply with the obligation to maintain confidentiality and the observance of data protection. We take precautions to protect your data and to prevent abuse from the outside. The GDCh applies measures such as SSL encryption, firewalls, hacker defense programs as well as manual security measures.

By accessing our webpages, we also receive and store other information (such as browser type, network, provider, date, time, pages viewed, jump address from other web servers, etc.) that may allow you to identify yourself. However, we do not carry out any personal use of this data. The data sets are evaluated statistically only, to optimize our offers and to simplify the user guidance.

The EU GDPR requires in Art. 13 that the person responsible for the collection of personal data must provide the following information to the person concerned:

1. Name of the responsible body
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.

2. Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Koch
Business Director: Dipl.-Ökonom Volker Kilz
Data Protection Officer: Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing (FH) Arnd Bohl

3. Address of the responsible body
Varrentrappstraße 40-42
60486 Frankfurt am Main

4. Purpose of data processing
The processing of personal data must be appropriate, objectively relevant and limited to the necessary extent, Art. 5 para. 1 lit. c EU-DSGVO, i. the GDCh may only process data that is relevant to the exercise of membership and that is covered by the purpose of the association and the statutes. Derived from the statute of the (non-profit) association, the main purpose of the processing of personal data is the supervision of membership relations, customer and prospect relationships. Additional purposes are the administration and support of personnel and suppliers. The data processing must take place for the mentioned purposes.

5. Description of the persons concerned and the related data or data categories
Member and customer data, employee data and data from suppliers if they are necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes stated under section 4. above.

6. Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data is or will be disclosed too
Secretariat and its Departments, Public authorities with priority legislation, External Processors for the purposes as set out in section 4. above.

7. Deadlines for deleting the data
The legislature has issued a variety of storage obligations and deadlines. After expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be deleted. Data which is not affected by this, will be deleted as soon as the purposes mentioned in section 4 above are omitted.

8. Data transmission to a third country or an international organization
No transmission of data to a third country or an international organization is foreseen.

Rights of the persons concerned

In order to do justice to the transparency and modalities regulated in Art. 12 of the EU-GDPR, the person in charge will subsequently inform the person/s concerned their rights.

a) Right to information (Article 15)
The data subject has the right to ask the person responsible for confirmation of the processing of personal data concerning them. The controller will provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. For all other copies requested by the data subject, the person responsible may request an appropriate fee based on the administrative costs.

b) Correction (Article 16)
The data subject has the right to request the correction or completion of personal data concerning them.

c) Deletion (Article 17) – „Right to be forgotten“
See point 7: Deadlines for deleting the data

d) Right to objection (Article 21)
If the data subject objects to the processing of personal data concerning them, the data controller may no longer process such data unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

f) Right of appeal with a regulatory Authorities
Each person concerned has the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.

g) Consequences of non-provision of personal data
Failure to provide or disagree the processing of personal data by members of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker would result in the termination of membership, as fulfillment of the statutory purposes of processing would no longer be guaranteed. Upon termination of membership and the expiration of the deletion periods or other legal obligations for retention, all data of the data subject will be deleted.


This website uses Google Analytics, Google's web analytics service LLC (Google Privacy Policy). Information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. However, in the event of an IP address anonymization being activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the GDCh, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

The GDCh uses Google Analytics with IP address anonymization. Anonymization or masking of your IP occurs when the IP addresses arrive in the Analytics data collection network and before any data is stored or processed. A personal reference is then no longer producible.

There are three ways to opt-out of GDCh website usage or to restrict your collection:

  1. You may prevent Google from collecting your data relating to the use of the Website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
  2. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly.
  3. You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website. This cookie must be manually clicked in all your browsers:


YouTube videos in enhanced privacy mode are occasionally posted on the GDCh website. YouTube uses cookies to collect information about visitors to its website. These are used to capture video statistics, to prevent fraud and to improve the user-friendliness. Embedding the videos also connects to the Google DoubleClick network. When you start a video, it will trigger more data processing. The GDCh has no influence concerning this. For more information about privacy on Google and YouTube, see the privacy statement at:


The GDCh websites contain links (links, links) to websites of other providers. We have no influence on the content and design of these websites, in particular on the subsequent modification of their content. We also have no influence on whether the operators of these websites comply with the data protection regulations in accordance with DSGVO. Links may lead to servers that are not located in Europe and are therefore not subject to EU GDPR.

Social Media 

You can read the contents posted on Twitter and Facebook by the GDCh without being registered on Twitter or Facebook. However, since these services are not operated by the GDCh, we have no control over whether and how your use of these services is logged and whether data is collected or forwarded. Please inform yourself on the web pages of the respective providers about the data protection measures applied there.

E-mails to the GDCh office

We expressly bring to your attention that the GDCh employees at the branch office generally have at least one colleague with access to their e-mail inbox, so that incoming e-mails can be processed swiftly in their absence. If you would like to send a confidential message to a specific employee, please ensure that the requested person is present.


The GDCh newsletters contain so-called "counting pixels". Counting pixels are miniature graphics that are embedded in emails which are sent out in HTML format for recording and analysis purposes, thus providing a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of on the basis of the embedded pixel, the GDCh can detect if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were accessed by the data subject.

Personal data collected via these counting pixels which are contained in the newsletters will be stored and evaluated by the controller in order to optimize delivery of newsletters and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. Affected persons are entitled to revoke the separate declaration of consent made via the double-opt-in procedure at any time. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the controller. A cancellation of subscription of receipt of the newsletter will automatically indicate a withdrawal to the GDCh.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

We only use your personal data for orders or registrations within the GDCh. Your  information will not be disclosed to third parties unless you sign up for an event hosted by the GDCh together with other cooperation partners or external service providers. In this case, we usually pass on your registration data to our cooperation partners. A transfer of the data to external service providers is only to the extent necessary for the performance of the service (so-called order data processing). If data are passed on to third parties in accordance with the above-mentioned regulation, we commit them in writing to complying with the statutory provisions of the GDPR.

If you are registering for an event from a series of events organized by changing national or international event organizers, GDCh may, in individual cases, provide contact information to the next event organizer within that series of events so that you can be informed of the follow-up event. We respect the principle of data minimization and only forward selected data (usually name and e-mail) to the Chairman of the following event.

Insofar as we are legally obliged to do so or by court order, we will forward your data to authorized sources.

In some places of our web offers, you can register for forums or enter into mailing lists and databases. The contributions there are, unless otherwise specified, accessible to everyone. You should carefully review your posts before publication to see if they contain any information that is not intended for the public. You have to expect that your contributions will be recorded in search engines and made accessible worldwide without a targeted call of our offer. The deletion or correction of such entries can often not be enforced by foreign operators.

Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents under the age of 18 should not provide us with personal information without the consent of their parent or legal guardian. To order our products, you need to obtain the consent of your parents or guardians.
As part of the Student Prize, the GDCh will receive the addresses of the prize-winning students from their schools, so that they can be personally invited for a free GDCh membership. Further use of these addresses will not take place.


Should you have any questions concerning data protection at the GDCh, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the GDCh (


Continuous development of the Internet, changed legal situations or jurisdictions may require adjustments to this privacy policy. The current version will be available here.

Further Information:

1. For members of the GDCh: How to save and process the data of our members, read in the Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 59 (2011) 177 or in the members area (MyGDCh) as pdf document.

2. For GDCh Officers: (GDCh Board Member, Section, Local or JCF Chairperson): In your role as FG, OV, or JCF chairperson, you will have access to member data from/of your section, your local chapter, or your JCF chair. This data may only be used to fulfill the statutory activities of the GDCh. When you retrieve this information, your activity will be tracked to track any abuse. For further information on the use of personal information of GDCh members you have access to, see the MyGDCh area-accessible area.

Contact person

Arnd Bohl, Data Protection Officer

zuletzt geändert am: 25.07.2018 - 14:59 Uhr von Webmaster