Privacy policy

The DGPPN and CPO HANSER SERVICE GmbH (‘CPO’) take great care to protect the personal data of their website users. Personal data are data that can be associated with your person and provide information about your behaviour or characteristics. They include your name, address, postal address and telephone number as well as information about your possible interests and browsing habits, if this information can be directly or indirectly ascribed to you.

When collecting, using and processing the personal data you provide we adhere to the strict data protection regulations in Germany and the provisions of the EU Data Protection Directive.

Non-personally identifiable data

When you visit our websites or one of the files provided on the website, for internal system-related and statistical purposes information is stored on our servers that could potentially allow you to be identified (name of the retrieved file, the date and time of the retrieval, the volume of data transferred, confirmation of successful retrieval, the web browser used and the requesting domain). This information is not processed in a personally identifiable form. We reserve the right to statistically analyse anonymised datasets.

Collection, use and processing of personal data for the use of our online services

If you register for a congress, reserve a hotel or make another booking on our website, we will ask for your name and other personal information that we need to process the request. We only use and process these data to respond to your enquiries, process contracts with you and for technical administration. Your personal data are only disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties if this is necessary to process your contract (e.g. for the reservation of a hotel room booked through CPO), for billing purposes or if you have given your explicit consent.

Deletion of your personal data

Your personal data will be deleted after expiration of the legal, statutory or contractual retention period as long as they are no longer required to fulfil a contract. In other cases, data will be deleted if the purposes described in the consent no longer apply. If there is a retention period, when the reasons for collection or use no longer apply the data will be locked rather than deleted.

Visibility of your personal data to other users

When you submit a contribution to the congress you consent to the unlimited publication of your personal data in the congress programme (print and online version). This includes your first and last names, place of residence and, if applicable, the country that you specified in your registration.


If you have agreed to receive newsletters, we will send you them by e-mail. Our newsletters will inform you about the congress for which you have registered and about future congresses we are organising that may interest you. If you no longer wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe from future mailings at any time.


We will not use or share your personal data for our own advertising or third-party advertising purposes without your consent.

Data security

Your data are always transmitted to us in encrypted form to prevent access by unauthorised third parties. We store your data on specially protected servers. The servers are only accessible to authorised persons, all of whom are familiar with the applicable privacy policy. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee the security of the data because unauthorised access and use, hard- and software errors and other factors can compromise the security of the data at any time.

Links to other websites

Our internet pages also contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policy and/or practices on other websites and we have no control over whether their operators comply with data protection regulations. Our privacy policy applies solely to data that we collect.

Correcting/updating information

You are entitled to access and modify your data at any time. The DGPPN tasks the CPO HANSER SERVICE GmbH with the correction/updating of information provided by you. If you would like to receive information about the data stored about you or would like to update it, please contact CPO HANSER SERVICE GmbH, Paulsborner Str. 44, 14193 Berlin, Germany, E-mail:

Because of the rapid progress in the internet and in technical developments, occasionally we have to update and thus also amend our information on data protection. We will inform you about the updates on our websites.