Conditions of use

Terms and Conditions for Participation in Events Organised by DECHEMA e.V.

General Conditions


Provision of Services
DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. (hereinafter referred to as DECHEMA) shall provide the services of which the nature and scope can be found in the conference specifications. Should exceptional circumstances occur, DECHEMA reserves the right to change speakers and the schedule of a programme.


Installation of the iLinc Client Application for access to the online meeting and lecture rooms
Use of the online meeting rooms necessitates the installation of the Client software application (approx. 1 MB) provided by iLinc. By registering, the participant undertakes to install the Client immediately and, having installed it successfully, to check whether he/she can enter the products2come (hereinafter referred to as p2c) demo meeting room. In the event of any technical problems with the installation, the participant / system administrator should at once contact Martin Holl, cme24 Ltd, Karlsruhe, Germany (, phone: +49(0)721 95 95 910).
One week before the event the participant will be requested to recheck whether the Client works on his/her computer. Successful test registrations in the p2c demo meeting room will be recorded by DECHEMA. Should the participant fail to observe the request to recheck the proper functioning of the Client on his/her computer, the participant shall have no right of recourse if, due to technical reasons, he/she cannot participate in the pre-arranged online meetings.
From 20 March 2015, due to time constraints cme24 will no longer be able to provide support in installing the Client on the participant’s computer.


Conferences must be booked via the online form provided by DECHEMA. Each booking becomes legally binding upon receipt and upon DECHEMA's written confirmation. Once the booking has been processed, the participant is sent confirmation and an invoice by e-mail.


Attendance fees must be paid at the time of online registration, either by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Amex or Diners) or by a direct bank transfer. Online bookings are made on an encrypted page so that no unauthorised party can access your data. Once payment has been received, you will be sent written confirmation and an invoice (noting receipt of funds) for your records.
The fee for products2come covers participation in the online partnering and the technology transfer lectures. Once the fee has been paid, contributions can be submitted for the technology transfer lectures. The participation fee is payable independent of whether a submitted contribution is accepted by the selection committee or not. Non-acceptance of a contribution does not entitle to a refund of the participation fee.


For cancellations received by January 31, 2015, the attendance fee will be reimbursed less an administrative fee of € 30. For cancellations received after this date, the attendance fee is non-refundable.
Cancellations can only be accepted in writing (i.e. by fax, surface mail or e-mail). The effective cancellation date is the date of receipt. If a sponsor does not attend the conference or leaves before the end, the full fee remains payable unless the sponsor provides written proof in a specific instance that the loss or expenses are lower.
If a participant does not attend the conference or leaves before the end, the full attendance fee remains payable.
If the conference is cancelled by DECHEMA, any fees that have been paid will be reimbursed in full.
Participants have no right of further recourse against the organizer.


Cancellations up to 3 months before the conference are subject to an administrative fee of 20% of the package price. If cancellation is made at a later date, the sponsor is charged 100% of the fee. Cancellations are only accepted in writing (i.e. by fax, surface mail or e-mail). The relevant cancellation date is the date of receipt. If a sponsor does not come to the conference or leaves before its end, the full fee remains payable unless the sponsor provides written proof in a specific instance that the loss or expenses are lower.


Substitute participants
We would be pleased to accept a substitute participant appointed by you. The substitute participant needs to be appointed by you in writing, this is free of charge. Any differences between attendance fees are either charged or credited to the participant.


Conference documents
Each participant can download the relevant conference documents after logging in at the products2come platform. The rights to the conference documents are held exclusively by DECHEMA. Any further use of the documents requires written approval from DECHEMA.


If sponsorship opportunities are offered, they will be processed in the order in which bookings are received.


Different dates or terms and conditions
If terms and conditions for a given conference differ from those specified here with regard to booking deadlines, payments or cancellation fees, they shall be specified in a supplement to the relevant booking and information documents.


Any event documents that are handed out are protected by DECHEMA e.V. copyright and are only intended for personal use. No permission is given for the reproduction, dissemination, processing or public presentation of any kind. Such permission must be requested and obtained from DECHEMA in writing prior to the event. Nor are participants permitted to make sound or video recordings of the event.
DECHEMA is entitled to document its events by producing video and sound recordings of all kinds, to disseminate or publish all photographic, video and film recordings as well as any technical reproductions arising from the contractual relationship, which DECHEMA may do for its own promotional or editorial purposes, without geographical or material restrictions and without any restrictions in time.
Such images do not relate to specific individuals but reflect the character of the events, although individuals may be recognizable as participants of the event.
By registering for the event, the participant gives his/her assurance that he/she is aware of this circumstance and that he/she expressly consents to such photos, videos and other images to be created and published. If a participant is not in agreement with this, then he/she must tell the authorized photographer on site, during the event.


Submission of contributions (data protection, secrecy, patent protection)
products2come offers participants the possibility to present new inventions, technologies, and patent and license offers in the form of a 10-minute online lecture. DECHEMA will provide participants with the necessary form for the selection procedure. Lecture selection will be carried out by three Commercial Committees (Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Medical Technology).
Before submitting the form, participants should ensure that, insofar as the invention, technology or process is not yet covered by a patent or a utility patent, it contains no information that could be prejudicial to patent filing. If, despite this warning, that should be the case and the submitted lecture is selected by the Committee, there is no basis for any claims on the part of the participant against DECHEMA should the filing of a patent no longer be possible after the public presentation of the invention / technology / process.
All members of the Commercial Committees are bound to secrecy. No information submitted by a participant may be used by the committee members commercially or passed on to third parties not bound to secrecy without written agreement of the participant concerned.


DECHEMA collects and processes your data for its own business purposes. DECHEMA may use external services for the technical implementation of data processing. If you do not wish to receive further information from us in the future, you can revoke the usage of your data at any time.
In such a case, please utilize the e-mail address and mention the information about the booked conference.


Supplementary Terms and Conditions specific to products2come

Access to and use of the p2c partnering website is subject to the following conditions.
This p2c website is administered by DECHEMA. DECHEMA reserves the right to discontinue or to make partial or complete modifications to this website or to the Conditions of Use. Please note that DECHEMA may make such changes at its own discretion and without prior announcement. We must therefore ask you, next time you visit this website, to view the conditions again and to note any changes or amendments that may have been made.
We have carefully checked this website and make every effort to continually expand and update it. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions or possible obsolescence.


Surrender of use and benefit
All details, documents and illustrations published on this website are the property of DECHEMA. Permission to use the same is granted provided that the relevant copyright note is displayed on all copies, that such details are only used for personal purposes, that they are not exploited commercially, that the details are not modified in any way and that all illustrations obtained from the website are only used in conjunction with the accompanying text.


Trademarks and Copyrights
The content of the products2come website is owned by DECHEMA. All elements of the website and all rights therein, including, but not limited to, the content and general design, are protected by copyright and database rights. Certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs on the pages of this website may constitute trade names, trademarks or service marks of DECHEMA, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors or joint venture partners, the use of which may have been licensed to DECHEMA.

By accessing this website and downloading or otherwise viewing any images, text or other content from this website, you will be deemed to have agreed to the following:

Any use of the content of this site shall be for personal use only. In particular, but without limitation, no person shall download or otherwise extract substantive amounts of date concerning registered users or their companies and make such data available to third parties who would not otherwise have access to such collected data.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws DECHEMA shall have no liability in connection with any use made of this website or any images, text or other content contained within it.
Any unauthorized use or abuse of these materials, including copyright, trade names, trademarks or service marks posted on this website, may violate trademark law and copyright law, and may result in legal action. Unauthorized use shall include, without limitation, use in connection with any product or service that is not related to DECHEMA, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits DECHEMA and/or any of its affiliated entities or the owner of the mark.
Nothing on this website should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right in or to the trademarks without the express written permission of DECHEMA or such third party. In addition, any reproduction, retransmission or use of this website's contents for other than personal, non-commercial purposes requires the prior written consent of DECHEMA. The following copyright notice must appear on every copy of the contents of this site or a portion thereof: "Copyright © 2014 DECHEMA. All rights reserved".


Information Collection and Use
DECHEMA is the owner of the information submitted to this website. DECHEMA collects information when users register for its on-line services. The registration form requires certain basic personal contact information (such as name, company, street address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address). It also provides an opportunity to submit information concerning the commercial activities of the company you represent. DECHEMA does not sell, share, or rent this information to third parties other than as is disclosed in this statement.


Sharing and Personal Use
DECHEMA utilises your personal contact information in a manner reasonably required to operate this website and related services and to ensure compliance by each registered user with the terms and conditions of this User Agreement. By registering on this website and submitting your contact and company information, you agree that DECHEMA may use the information for reproduction, replication, publication, display, dissemination, and transmission to, and downloading and printing for personal use by, registered users of this website.
Your contact information may further be disclosed to cooperation partners of DECHEMA who may use it to provide you with information on their services.
DECHEMA reserves the right to exclude or otherwise edit any company information submitted to this website.


Exclusion of liability
In no event shall DECHEMA be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct or indirect, special, incidental, moral or consequential damages, loss of profits, opportunities or information or for expenses arising in connection with this website, with any software algorithms available thereon or with any hyperlinked website or for use thereof or inability to use by interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if DECHEMA is aware of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses.
DECHEMA cannot review, assess or endorse all of the material submitted and/or posted to its websites and so does not warrant or accept responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any text, information, data, representations, statements or other material whatsoever. DECHEMA is not liable for any messages or other content sent or posted by users of DECHEMA services or websites, via messaging or discussion facilities offered by those services or websites.


Limited liability
DECHEMA has compiled the detailed information provided on this website from internal and external sources to the best of its knowledge and belief, using professional diligence.
DECHEMA endeavours to expand and update this range of information on an ongoing basis. The information on this website is purely for the purpose of presenting DECHEMA and its products and services. However, no representation is made or warranty given, either expressly or tacitly, for the completeness or correctness of the information on this website. In particular, we must ask you to be aware that this information may no longer be up to date. We therefore recommend that you check any information you obtain from this website prior to using it in whatever form.
Advice given on this website does not exempt you from conducting your own checks of our latest advice - particularly our safety datasheets and technical specifications - and of our products with a view to their suitability for the intended processes and purposes. Should you require any advice or instructions concerning our products or services, please contact us directly.
Users of this website declare that they agree to access the website and its content at their own risk. Neither DECHEMA nor third parties involved in the writing, production or transmission of this website can be held liable for any damage or injury resulting from access or the impossibility of access to this website or from the use or impossibility of use of this website or from the fact that you have relied on information given on this website.
DECHEMA will make reasonable efforts to ensure that its products, services and websites meet your requirements and that its websites are available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure and error-free basis and that any known defects will be corrected in a timely manner. DECHEMA will also take reasonable precautions to ensure that DECHEMA websites and any downloads DECHEMA makes available will be free of viruses, malware or bugs and will not cause interruptions to your computer systems.
DECHEMA cannot however warrant that any DECHEMA website will be absolutely uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that DECHEMA websites or the servers used to make them available are free of viruses, malware or bugs or that any information obtained by you through the use of DECHEMA products, services or websites is accurate. Therefore, DECHEMA does not accept responsibility for any defects that may exist or for any costs, loss of profits, loss of data or consequential losses arising from your use of or inability to access DECHEMA products, services or websites.
DECHEMA excludes, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, save in respect of fraud or in respect of death or personal injury arising from DECHEMA’s negligence, all liability for any claims, losses, demands and damages arising directly or indirectly from, or in any way connected with DECHEMA products, services or websites. This exclusion shall apply, without limitation, in respect of any interruption of service, loss of profits, revenues, contracts, business opportunities or anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill or reputation, or consequential, incidental, special, or punitive damages, even if DECHEMA has been advised of the possibility of such damages, whether arising in contract, tort, statute or otherwise.


Disclaimer of Warranties
This website is provided on an "as is," "as available" basis, without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent possible pursuant to applicable law, DECHEMA disclaims all warranties, express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement.
Without limiting the foregoing, DECHEMA does not represent or warrant that this website will be available at any particular time or location or that its operation will be uninterrupted or error free. DECHEMA does not represent or warrant that the content of p2c is free of viruses, worms or other code or malware that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Although DECHEMA has made and will continue to make great efforts to provide accurate and up-to-date information, information published on this website may be incomplete or outdated and may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors.
DECHEMA does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use, validity, accuracy, currency or reliability of, or the results of the use of, or otherwise respecting this website or any information published on this website.
DECHEMA reserves the right to cancel any of its events and services at any time for commercial or other reasons within its control, in which case you will receive a full refund of any monies or any parts of monies paid to DECHEMA in respect of registration fees, exhibition fees, sponsorship or subscription, but no other compensation shall be due.
If, however, DECHEMA is obliged to cancel an event before its start or during its implementation due to reasons of force majeure (including, but not limited to, international or local crises, strikes, war, terrorist attacks, civil, government or other official regulations, or acts of nature such as fire, earthquake, volcanic activity, hurricane, flood, disease, natural disasters, or any other unforeseen occurrence whatsoever beyond its control), DECHEMA shall only be obliged to reimburse you subject to pro-rata deduction of any costs DECHEMA has incurred in preparing the event.


Websites of third parties/links
This website contains links/references to third-party websites. DECHEMA does not control any third-party website and is therefore not responsible for the content of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. By providing such links, it does not imply endorsement, investigation or verification by DECHEMA of the linked website or information contained therein. Neither does DECHEMA accept any responsibility for the availability or the contents of such websites or any liability for damage or injury resulting from the use of such contents, of whatever form. Links to other websites are provided to website users merely for the sake of convenience. Users access such websites at their own risk.


Details supplied by users
The user of this website is fully responsible for the content and correctness of details he or she sends to DECHEMA as well as for the non-violation of any third-party rights that may be involved in such details.
The user gives his or her consent for DECHEMA to store such details and to use the same for the purpose of statistical analysis or for any other specified business purpose, unless the information involves personal details, going beyond master data or usage data. Except for such personal details, all information you transmit to this website, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like, is and will be treated as being non-confidential and non-proprietary.


Access rights
Please note that you are obliged to protect your access rights from unauthorized third-party use and that you must ensure that such access rights cannot be used by others without your authorization. You must notify DECHEMA immediately if you learn that security has been violated in respect of any details available on the DECHEMA website or if unauthorized persons have obtained your access rights or if you have found indications that such access might become possible.


DECHEMA takes reasonable precautions to protect your information. Only certain limited individuals within DECHEMA are given full access to users' personal information.


Legal Disclaimer
DECHEMA may disclose personal information if required by law or in good faith that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or to comply with a legal process served on DECHEMA.


Contacting you
By registering on this website you agree that DECHEMA may contact you by post, telephone, e-mail or fax to keep you updated on arrangements being made for the event for which you have registered.
If you have registered on this website, DECHEMA will reasonably conclude that you may be interested in receiving notification concerning additional services offered by DECHEMA and/or DECHEMA’s cooperation partners. They may therefore contact you by post, telephone, e-mail or fax to inform you of such additional services. If you do not wish to receive such notification from DECHEMA or third parties or wish to amend your contact details, please write to


Kennwort: p2c no mails
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

In such a case, please utilize the e-mail address and mention the information about the booked conference.


Notification of Changes
DECHEMA reserves the right to make changes to its site and these disclaimers, terms, and conditions at any time. If DECHEMA decides to change its privacy policy, such changes will be posted on this page so that users will be aware of what information is collected, how it is used, and under what circumstances, if any, it is disclosed.


Applicable law
The laws of Germany will govern these disclaimers, terms, and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.


Contact information
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Phone: 0049 (0) 69-7564-0
Fax: 0049 (0) 69-7564-0


Update history
These Terms and Conditions were last updated on October 24, 2014


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