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ISE Data Protection Policy

Genral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Members

In compliance with the European Commission directive on the personal data protection (Data Protection 1998) The International Society of Electrochemistry has to change its operations to ensure that the privacy of the member’s personal data is not violated. This process has prompted a restructure our data privacy policies as outlined below:

  1. The ISE collects and keeps record of the personal information of its members to ensure the members can enjoy fully thebenefits of membership. This personal information includes the members’ name, affiliation, e-mail and phone contact. This information is collected to ensure timely communication between the members, elected ISE officials and the ISE office to ensure that the members can exercise all membership benefits guaranteed by the ISE constitution and Bylaws.

  2. This communication includes:

    1. Dissemination of the information about ISE organized or ISE sponsored events like, e.g. conferences, workshops etc..

    2. Distribution of ISE financial statements and reports of the ISE elected officials.

    3. Distribution of the credentials for electronic elections and approval of ISE Budget and Financial Statement.    

    4. Dissemination of the news of general interest to the Society.

    5. Membership dues records.

  3. Members can update/modify their personal information via their membership account.

  4. This personal information, or part of it, may be made available to the ISE active members in the ISE address book.

  5. The personal information is retained securely by the ISE and the ISE will not share it with third parties. The ISE may be forced to provide this information if compelled by law to do so.

  6. Unless otherwise requested, the ISE will keep electronic records of any expired membership for a period of 5 years.

  7. By paying the annual membership dues you provide an explicit consent to this data privacy policy.

Genral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Conference participants

  1. The ISE collects and keeps records of the personal information of the participants registered to an ISE Event, i.e.  an ISE Annual Meeting or an ISE Topical meeting, to the extent necessary for efficient and secure organization of the Event.

  2. This personal information includes participant’s name, affiliation, e-mail address, country of residence, phone number and title of contribution (if any). This personal information will be used prior to and during the Event to ensure its efficient organization.

  3. The personal information collected on registration is retained in the ISE records to:

    1. process any future  applications the registrant can make for membership within the complimentary membership period

    2. compile delegate lists for distribution to attendees at our events

    3. assist us with statistical analysis, profiling, financial risk assessment, compliance/regulatory reporting, fraud prevention and compliance with our legal obligations, policies and procedures.

  4. The ISE does not keep any records of your payment preferences beyond the registration process.

  5. Unless otherwise requested the ISE will keep records of the participants’ names and emails for the purposes of promotion of future ISE Events for a period of 5 years.

  6. The ISE retains the right to create photo and video documentation of its meetings and to use this media to demonstrate and promote its activities. The participants thus give consent to publication of any photo or video footage capturing their activities at the Event.     

  7. By registering to the event you provide a consent to this data privacy policy

Genral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – ISE web

While maintaining and running the ISE website, the ISE collects the following technical information to improve its services and the user experience. The collected technical information cannot be used for the user identification and does not, therefore, constitute personal data in the sense of the Data Protection 1998. The ISE, however, does not collect and maintain  personal information allowing the identification for the access to 
i) members’ portal gateway and
ii) to the meeting submission portal. There are separate privacy policies applicable to these situations.
The ISE web site contains links to third-party websites and services. The ISE does not share any information with these servers and accepts no liability regarding the content or data protection policies of these sites.


Registration cancellation policy

Delegates with paid registrations who do not participate or who cancel 30 days before the conference start will forfeit the full refund of their registration fees. In the event of cancellation by the delegate to participate in the ISE Meeting, the registration fee will be refunded according to the figures below. However, all processing cost have to be covered by the registrant. Refunds are not given for no-shows.

Registration fee refund
Until 30 days before Early Registration deadline: Full refund
Until Early Registration deadline: 50% refund
After Early Registration deadline: 30% refund
Later than 30 days before the conference start: No refund
(All refunds are minus bank and handling fees of at least Euro 25)

ISE is not liable for travel, health, accidents or injury to delegates or damages caused by delegates while attending and travelling to or from the meeting. Delegates are advised to carry adequate personal insurance covering damages, travel and health.

Governing law and jurisdiction
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland. You hereby submit to and agree that the sole jurisdiction and venue for any actions that may arise under or in relation to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts located in Switzerland.