Privacy statement

General Information

The protection of your data is of particular concern to us. We process your data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions for the protection of personal data, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the country-specific implementation laws applicable to us. With the help of this data protection declaration, we inform you comprehensively about the processing of your personal data by BIOCOM AG and the rights to which you are entitled. 

Personal data is the information that makes it possible to identify a natural person. This includes in particular your name, date of birth, address, telephone number, e-mail address and your IP address. 

The responsible body for data processing on this website is: 


Lützowstraße 33-36
10785 Berlin

If you have specific questions about the protection of your data, please contact our data protection officer:

Tel.:         +49 30 264921-0

Data processing related to visiting this website

Categories, sources and origin of data

In server log files, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information that your browser transmits to us. These are: 

  • Visited page on our domain
  • Date and time of the server request
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • IP address (anonymized) 

These data are not merged with other data sources. The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b EU-GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.  

Passing on to third parties 

We use processors, i.e. companies that we commission to process data within the scope provided by law, Art. 28 DSGVO. This applies in particular to the areas of payment and shipping. The necessary data protection agreements were concluded with these service providers.  

Otherwise, data will only be passed on to third parties if we are obliged to do so by mandatory legal provisions (passing on data to external bodies such as supervisory authorities or law enforcement agencies).  

Within our company, we ensure that only those persons receive your data who need it in order to fulfill their contractual and legal obligations. 

Storage period of the data

We store your data as long as they are needed for the respective processing purpose. Please note that numerous retention periods mean that data must continue to be stored. This applies in particular to commercial law or tax law storage obligations (e.g. Commercial Code, Tax Code, etc.). If there are no further storage obligations, the data will be deleted as soon as it has been used for its intended purpose. 

Data transmission

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the “https://” address line of your browser and by the lock symbol in the browser line. 

In order to protect data stored with us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons in the best possible way, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures. 

Third country transmission 

Data will only be transferred to third countries (outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) to the extent that this is necessary for the performance of the contractual obligation is required by law or you have given us your consent. 


Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Cookies help us to make our site more user-friendly, effective and secure.Some cookies are “session cookies”. Such cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your browser session. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website. 

With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or prevent the use of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are deleted automatically when the program is closed. The deactivation of cookies can result in a limited functionality of our website. 

The setting of cookies, which are necessary for the exercise of electronic communication processes or the provision of certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping cart), takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these will be dealt with separately in this data protection declaration. 


Our website uses the web analysis service Matomo. Matomo is an Open Source solution. Matomo uses “cookies”. These are small text files, which your web browser stores on your terminal device and which allow an analysis of the website use. Information generated by cookies about the use of our website is stored on our server. Your IP address is anonymised before it is stored. 

Matomo cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them. 

Matomo cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both our website and, if necessary, advertising. 

The information stored in the Matomo cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the setting of cookies by your web browser. However, some functions of the website may be restricted as a result. 

You can deactivate the storage and use of your data here. Your browser uses an opt-out cookie, which prevents the storage of Matomo usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be removed. When you visit our website again, the opt-out cookie must be set again to prevent the storage and use of your data. 

Social Plugins

On this website social plugins for Twitter are integrated, with which data can be sent to social networks and used by them. You can recognize these plugins by the corresponding logos of the networks as well as the label “twitter”, “share” or “share”. When you visit our website, no data is transferred to the social networks. Only after a click on one of the corresponding buttons data will be transferred and stored there. The use of the social plugins is voluntary and not linked to the use of the website.

The provider of the respective service receives the information that you have accessed our website and can link this information to your user account in case you are logged in there. We have no influence on the extent, purpose and duration of the storage. It is also possible that the provider of the social network uses cookies.

Via the social plugins on our site you can use the services of the following providers:

Twitter Inc. (1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA)

Font Awesome

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Fonticons, Inc. for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, your browser has to connect to the Fonticons, Inc. servers. This will allow Fonticons, Inc. to know that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of web fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. Further information on Font Awesome can be found at and in Fonticons, Inc.’s privacy policy:


On our website, you can register for participation in the Global Bioeconomy Summit and register for various workshops. In order to be able to handle your registration, we process the personal data provided in the registration mask on the basis of the declaration of consent you gave during registration. In doing so, it is obligatory to provide your first name, last name, e-mail address, institution and type of organisation, nationality and country of origin. The data will be processed exclusively for the purpose of organising and carrying out the event, in particular to check the registration when accessing the event and to create the name badges.

Please note that photos or films are regularly taken at our events, some of which are published online (e.g. on our homepage or in our social media channels) and in print media (e.g. in the event programme or in our magazines).

On the organisation of the Global Bioeconomy Summit we use the conference software of NIKKUS Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH, Wiebestr. 42-45, 10553 Berlin. This means that your data collected during registration will be passed on to Nikkus Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH so that an access link to the Summit and password can be sent to you and your participation can be guaranteed.

During the Summit:
The connection to the session is encrypted. The machine stores the following additional information about the participant:

  • Date and time of registration
  • Start and end of participation
  • Questions asked within the conference platform
  • Selection of answers for surveys

Image and sound transmissions during the Summit will be recorded.
Information about Nikkus’ privacy policy can be found here:

Your rights as a data subject 

Your rights as a data subject are standardized in Art. 15 – 22 EU-GDPR.  
These include 

  • The right of access (Art. 15), 
  • The right to rectification (Art. 16), 
  • The right to erasure “right to be forgotten” (Art. 17), 
  • The right to restriction of processing (Art. 18), 
  • The right to data portability (Art. 20), 
  • The right to object to data processing (Art. 21)
  • Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority (Art. 77) 

Right of access, rectification, deletion, limitation 

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions. You can contact us at any time in this regard and also for further questions on the subject of personal data. 

Data portability 

Data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract can be handed over to yourself or third parties. The information is provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible. 

Rights of objection 

Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. 

Right of complaint to the responsible supervisory authority 

You can assert the aforementioned rights in writing using the contact details given in point 1. You also have a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 of the EU DS Block Exemption Regulation if you believe that we have disregarded data protection regulations when processing your personal data. You can lodge a complaint with the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI), for example.

Contact details of the BfDI:

Der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Hussarenstraße 30
53117 Bonn