German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine

Friesdorfer Straße 153
53175 Bonn
phone.: +49-(0)228-926895-22
fax: +49-(0)228-926895-27
e-mail: Geschaeftsstelle[at]

Register of Associations VR12527
Muncipal Court Frankfurt/Main


Authorised representative: President of the DGKL Prof. Dr. Joachim Thiery



Responsible for the content of the corresponding websites are the delegate of the Executive Committee of the DGKL and the chairmen of the workgroups and sections 

DGKL-Webseiten: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Patscheke
AG Autoimmundiagnostik: Prof. Dr. H. Renz
AG Biobanken: Dr. Dr. Kiehntopf
AG Bioinformatik: Prof. Dr. G. Hoffmann
AG Diagnostische Pfade: Prof. Dr. W. Hofmann
AG Durchflusszytometrie und Quantitative Mikroskopie: Prof. Dr. G. Rothe
AG Entscheidungsgrenzen / Richtwerte: Prof. Dr. E. Gurr
AG Hämostaseologische Labordiagnostik: PD Dr. C. Schambeck
AG Klinisch-Toxikologische Analytik: Dr. J. Hallbach
AG Labormanagement: Dr. Bernhard Wiegel
AG LC-MS/MS in der Labormedizin: Prof. Dr. M. Vogeser
AG Genomics: Prof. Dr. Paul Cullen
AG Multimediale Lehre: Frau Prof. Dr. M. Klouche
AG Oxidativer Stress: Prof. Dr. I. Schimke
AG POCT: Prof. Dr. P. Luppa
AG Proteomics: Prof. Dr. C. Wagener
Sektion Endokrinologische Laboratoriumsdiagnostik: Dr. med. Martin Bidlingmaier
Sektion Molekulare Diagnostik: Prof. Dr. Michael Neumaier

Legal Information

DGKL e.V. endeavours to keep the contents of its website as up-to-date, correct and complete at all times. However, it can never completely be ruled out that errors will appear. DGKL e.V. assumes no liability for the up-to-dateness, content-related correctness or correctness of the information placed on its website. This applies to any potential damages of material or intellectual nature to third parties caused by the use of this website.

The layout of the homepage, the graphics and images used, the collection as well as individual articles are under copyright protection.

External references and links

We accept no liability for the contents of external links. The operators in question assume responsibility for the content of linked sites.


Data protection declaration

No matter whether you are a member, conference participant, prospective customer or are simply visiting our website: we respect and protect your private sphere. In accordance with Art. 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR), we hereby inform you of the means by which we collect, process and use your personal data. At the same time, we especially focus on transparent use of your data by the DGKL that’s fair for you.

The following provides you with an overview of what personal data we collect from you and what we do with it. We also inform you of your rights according to data protection legislation in effect and let you know who you can consult if you have any further questions.


Who are we?



The German Society of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin e.V., or DGKL for short) is a non-profit association and society of scientific specialists.


Responsible party as per EU-GDPR

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie

und Laboratoriumsmedizin e.V.

Friesdorfer Straße 153

53175 Bonn, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)228 926 895-255

Fax: +49 (0)228 926 895-27


Register of Associations no. VR12527

District court Frankfurt/Main


Authorised representative: DGKL President Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Nauck




How your data is processed


What personal data do we collect from you?

We collect your personal data if you file an application for membership in our society, sign up for one of our events (conventions, workshops, advanced training courses, etc.) or contact us through the various communication channels.


We process the following specific data:

Name, E-mail address

Private address, company address, postal address

If you are a member: Date of birth, member number, information on your academic education and, if necessary bank account and/or credit card information

Membership in our departments, work groups, task forces or delegations

Conferences, events and committee meetings attended

IT usage data (IP address, date and time of connection)



Where does this data come from?


You yourself provide us with this information when you sign up to use our services.

If you are a member: from your application for membership, from a message from you via E-mail, fax or telephone, from messages over our website or, if we are missing important communication information, from internet research as well.

If you have attended a conference, event or committee meeting we’ve held: from your registration for the event in question.

If you hold a speech or present a poster during one of our events: from the submission of your outline as well as from personal contact with you.

In some cases, we also obtain your contact information from external cooperation partners, our umbrella organisations or affiliated societies, or from directories which are accessible to the public.

When our internet services are used, pseudonymised usage data in the form of IP addresses is collected.



What do we use this data for and what are the legal bases for doing so?


Fulfilment of contractual relationships (Art. 6 Para. 1b EU-GDPR):

As a general rule, you are engaging in a business relationship with us (an ongoing contract) or the data processing is necessary at your request to conduct pre-contractual measures, such as:


For the fulfilment of contractual relationships, such as conventions booked, as well as to bill for services received

If you are a member: to withdraw your annual membership fee (if you have authorised us to do so with a SEPA direct debit mandate or provided us with your credit card information for this purpose), to transfer information which serves the statutory purpose of the society, or to send the members’ magazine.

To fulfil your requests and improve our offerings based on a balancing of interests (Art. 6 Para. 1f EU-GDPR):

To inform you of events or publications on topics which could be of interest to you.

To ensure orderly operation and to optimise our offerings: We monitor the use of our services in order to ensure capacity and IT security. This is done based on IP addresses. We do not attempt to allocate the IP addresses used to your user account.

Due to statutory requirements (Art. 6 Para. 1c EU-GDPR):

As an association, we are subject to numerous provisions of fiscal and commercial legislation. We must process and store your data in order to comply with these provisions.


Based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1a EU-GDPR):

In some cases, you have granted us your consent to process your data, for instance if you have applied for membership, signed up for an event or joined a study group or work group. You may revoke your consent at any time. This also applies to declarations of consent which you have granted us before the EU-GDPR entered into effect, i.e. before 25 May 2018.



How long will we store your data for?


Different periods of time apply to the storage duration of your data


If you were a member: 1 year if there are still unsettled claims from the contractual relationship, in accordance with statutory periods of limitations

Tax-related data will, as a rule, be stored for 10 years

Commerce-related data will, as a rule, be stored for 6 years

Conference history: 10 years maximum

Usage data such as connection history (pseudonymised by IP address): 1 year



Will we transfer your data to a third party?


Within DGKL networks

DGKL networks such as work groups, departments or our junior academy inform their members of activities and relevant news. The spokespersons of these structures receive your data in order to fulfil this purpose.

All persons involved are obliged to comply strictly with all relevant data protection requirements.


External service providers

We work with a host of external service providers and cloud service providers who support us in providing our event services and other services. We have chosen all of our service providers carefully and contractually obligated them to comply diligently with all relevant data protection requirements. At the same time, we only transfer the minimum amount of data necessary to use these services as a matter of course.


Transfer to other event organisers

If we hold an event in cooperation with an external organiser, we will transfer all of the information relevant for holding the event to the external organiser. If you are taking part in an event from a series of events with (usually international) rotating organisers, we will generally give your contact information to the next organiser in this series of events, unless you have objected to the transfer of your data when signing up for the event in question.


Transfer to (journal) publishing houses

If you are a member of the DGKL, we may give your address information to external (journal) publishing houses which work with us.



Membership directory

If you are a member or work in one of our committees, other DGKL members / members of your committee can see your contact information in order to contact you personally. This is in accordance with the statutory purpose of our association, namely to facilitate the exchange of scientific information and opinions.



What other rights do you have?


Right to information, correction, deletion and restriction

In accordance with Articles 14-17 of the EU-GDPR, we hereby inform you that you have the right to information, correction, deletion or restriction of the processing of your data.


Right to revocation

If you have granted your consent to the data processing, you may revoke this at any time without affecting the legality of the processing which had already taken place based on the consent until it was revoked.


Right to object to the use of your data for direct advertising

Based on a balancing of interest, it may be the case that we will use your data for our marketing actions or direct advertising. You have the right to object to this at any time. The objection can be made informally via E-mail, fax or letter. You may cancel the receipt of our newsletter most easily by using the unsubscribe link included in the newsletters.


Right to file a complaint

You have the right to file a complaint with a competent supervisory authority at any time.


Use of cookies

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Most internet browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the saving of cookies or set your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are sent. You can use your internet browser’s help function to do so.


Further information

Should you have any further questions or suggestions, we will be glad to assist you at any time.


Our website uses a web analysis service known as Piwik. Piwik uses “cookies,” small text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse usage of the website. For this purpose, the usage information created by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) will be transferred to our server and saved for usage analysis purposes to help us optimise our website. Your IP address will be anonymised immediately during this process so that you as a user will remain anonymous to us. The information about your usage of this website collected by the cookie will not be transferred to third parties. You may prevent the use of cookies by using the relevant browser settings.

If you do not consent to the saving and analysis of this data from your visit, then you may object to the saving and usage at any time with a click of the mouse as follows. In this case, an “opt-out” cookie will be set in your browser, which will prevent Piwik from collecting any data about your session. Note: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will be deleted as well and may have to be reactivated by you.