Data protection provisions for the newsletter

The EU GDPR, which comes into force on May 25, 2018, provides, among other things, in Article 13 that the person responsible for the collection of personal data must provide certain information to the person concerned.


  1. Name of the responsible body
    German Chemical Society eV
  2. Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Koch
    Commercial director: Graduate economist 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
    Information service for interested parties and member recruitment
  5. Admissibility of data processing
    Consent of the person concerned
  6. Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data is or will be disclosed
    Internal: GDCh employee of the member service, the editing of Nachrichten aus der Chemie and member marketing, IT, data protection officer
    External: SaaS Marketing IT service provider
  7. Deadlines for the deletion of the data
    The deletion takes place no later than two months after unsubscribing from the newsletter.
  8. Data transfer to a third country or an international organization
    There is no data transfer to a third country outside the European Union.

Rights of the persons affected

In order to do justice to the transparency and modalities regulated in Art. 12 of the EU-GDPR, the person responsible informs about the rights of the data subjects below.

a) Right to information (Art. 15)

The person concerned has the right to request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data relating to them are being processed. The controller provides a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. For all further copies that the person concerned requests, the person responsible can demand an appropriate fee based on the administrative costs.

b) Correction (Art. 16)

The data subject has the right to request that personal data relating to him or her be corrected or completed.

c) Deletion (Art. 17) - "Right to be forgotten"

See point 7: Deadlines for the deletion of data

d) Right of objection (Art. 21)

If the person concerned objects to the processing of personal data concerning them, the person responsible may no longer process this data, unless he / she can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing that the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned Person or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

e) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Personally affected persons have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

f) Consequences of failure to provide personal data

Failure to provide or object to the processing of personal data of the person concerned will result in unsubscribing from the newsletter.

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last modified: 10.05.2021 16:59 H from M.Bräutigam