Privacy Policy

We, The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (“FEBS”), are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of information provided by all users of this website (https://2017.febscongress.org; the “Website”).  This privacy policy explains how we use and protect the information that you provide to us. 

Consent: You can access most of the pages on the Website without giving us your personal information.  However, where you have the option to provide us with your personal information through the Website, by submitting your personal information, you consent to our use of the information as set out in this privacy policy and in the privacy statements that appear on the forms through which you submit your personal information.

Business users:  The conference is intended for students, academics and researchers acting in their professional capacity.  If you are interested in attended the conference as a consumer then please contact us by email: elliss@febs.org

Use of information: We will give you an opportunity (by ticking relevant boxes) to choose to receive marketing information before you submit your personal information in the Congress registration portal.  You may also choose to receive marketing information by subscribing  to a newsletter via certain pages of the website.  If you choose to receive marketing information, after you give us your personal information, we may from time to time contact you, or permit selected third parties to contact you, by email to provide information that may be of interest to you, including details about the services we, or selected third parties, offer as well as newsletters, legal updates and invitations to events of ours or those of selected third parties. We may also disclose your information to our agents and service providers for these purposes.  If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please use the unsubscribe link in email communications or let us know by email to: info@febs.org.

Finally, if we enter into a joint venture or our organization is sold to or merged with another entity, your information may be disclosed to our new partners or owners. 

Data protection: We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage.  We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our providers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

IP logging and cookies: When you visit the Website, our server will automatically record your IP address and the time and duration of your visit.  Please see our Cookies policy for more information on how we use cookies on the Website.

Accessing your personal information: You have a right to ask us to provide you with the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.

Links: We are not responsible for the privacy and data protection practices of other websites which may be reached through links contained in the Website.  You should be aware that when you leave the Website and move into any linked website, you should read the privacy and data protection policies and statements contained on any such linked website.

Updates: Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the Website and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification.

Contact: All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to: The Federation of European Biochemical Societies, 98 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DP, UK, via Carolyn Elliss, elliss@febs.org

This privacy policy forms part of the terms of use that govern your use of the Website. 

FEBS has twin commitments to high-quality publications and the promotion of molecular biosciences. As a charitable academic organization, FEBS uses income from the journals to fund its diverse activities, including support for the FEBS Congress.