Privacy Policy

Last update: July, 2020

1. General

We the United European Gastroenterology GmbH (hereinafter “UEG GmbH”, “We”, “us” or “UEG”) operate the website This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you and describes how we process your data and what rights you have as data subject.

The protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data is a fundamental right which we take very seriously. All data processing is carried out in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) and the relevant laws of the Republic of Austria.

Your data will generally be transferred to UEG in encoded form to exclude access by unauthorized third parties. Your data will be stored and processed on secured servers in respect of this Privacy Policy.

2. Definitions

“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “Data Subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person (hereinafter “Personal Data”).

Non-Personal Data” is data which will be logged for internal system-related and statistical purposes, which cannot be tracked back to you (name of the file accessed, date and time of access, data volume transferred, notification of successful access and transfer, web browser and requesting domain). Data disclosing your identity will not be publicly used by UEG. UEG may, however, use any data collected in atabnonymized form, in particular for purposes of statistical analyses.

means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

“Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the Controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.

means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with the laws of the European Union or any of its Member States shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

“Third party”
means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the Data Subject, Controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the Controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

of the Data Subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the Data Subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

Joint Controller” means two or more controllers who jointly determine the purposes and means of processing.


3. Processed Data

In the course of your visit to our website, UEG will collect the following information:

  1. the date and time of accessing a page on our website,
  2. your Internet protocol address (IP address),
  3. brand name and version of your web browser, as well as your chosen language setting,
  4. your operating system,
  5. your Internet service provider,
  6. the website (URL) from which you were referred to our website,
  7. certain cookies (see section10 below),
  8. date / time (hereinafter “traffic data” and
  9. any information that you voluntarily enter in our registration form according to paragraph 3.2.


UEG may collect, store and use your personal data when you register on our UEG website via “myUEG” (hereinafter “myUEG”) or on other online platforms of UEG, as well as when you fill out an offline form or provide data to us in any other form of interaction. When you register with our online platform myUEG, the following personal data will be collected, saved and processed by UEG when you register to myUEG (hereinafter “myUEG-Data”):

  1. full name
  2. email-address(es)
  3. title, salutation
  4. gender
  5. range of age;
  6. date and place of birth
  7. address(es)
  8. society memberships
  9. expertise / interests
  10. workplace / institution
  11. years of training
  12. training certificates
  13. health care professional status (prescriber/non-prescriber)
  14. motivation for using services
  15. credit card details
  16. passport details for congress invitation letters
  17. declaration of interests
  18. affiliation information (to an organisation) is required for all persons wishing to submit an abstract.


If you sign up to one of our events, we will use your myUEG-Data to manage your registration. Please note that we may be taking pictures and record video footage of our events (hereinafter “Event Data”). We have no intention to photograph you directly without your explicit consent but we cannot exclude the possibility that you will be pictured in these photos. By participating in our events, you acknowledge that we have the right to use the Event Data for marketing purposes for free. 


Before you disclose to UEG personal data of another person, you have to obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that person’s personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


4. Purposes for which we process your data


We will process your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  1. administer the Website and its business (e.g. Your personal myUEG profile);
  2. personalise the Website for you;
  3. enable your use of the services available on the Website;
  4. send to you non-marketing commercial communications; to be able to respond to your inquiries; to send you statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collect payments from you;
  5. send to you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
  6. send to you our email newsletters respectively in case you have accepted such service, (you can inform us at any time if you want to unsubscribe from the newsletters);
  7. deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the Website;
  8. keep the Website secure and prevent fraud and to detect, prevent and investigate attacks on our website;
  9. verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the Website. 
  10. to improve and develop the Website;
  11. to be able to compile usage statistics;
  12. preparation of reports on our events, 
  13. providing information about our events on our intranet and the internet, including an event gallery 
  14. manage our event attendees; 
  15. supply to you services purchased through the Website;
  16. contact you with regard to the event you have registered for;
  17. run statistics with regard to our event attendees; 
  18. improve our future events; 
  19. to forward the data to third parties for the third parties´ advertising purposes.


5. Legal basis of the processing


We process your data based on our overriding legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR), which lies in achieving the above-mentioned purposes set forth in clause 4 lit a) to lit r).


If you participate in one of our events, we process your data in the course of our fulfilment of the contract with you (purchase of an event registration). In this case, the lawfulness of the procession is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit b GDPR. In such case, the procession is legally permissible according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit b GDPR. 


If you attend an Industry Symposium or visit a virtual exhibition booth stand, you may be asked to give your consent that your personal data, comprising full name, address, (institute/company, department, address) and email address is being passed on to the respective UEG sponsor/exhibitor (also listed on the website for the purpose of providing marketing and information material relating to the field of digestive health as well as information on scientific events from the respective sponsor/exhibitor. We transmit your data to third parties in accordance with clause 4 lit s) only if you have given your express consent to do so. In this case of you giving your consent the procession is legally permissible according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit a GDPR.


6. Transfer of your Personal Data


If you submit Personal Data for publication on the Website, UEG will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the rights granted to UEG under this Privacy Policy. By registering with myUEG, you acknowledge that your personal data (or the personal data of other persons, which you have provided to UEG) may be disclosed on to other users of the website (and other persons, who have transmitted their personal data offline to UEG). UEG will not sell your personal data to third parties. Furthermore, we are entitled to create an anonymous data record from the data we collect in order to pass on this anonymous data record to third parties, e.g. for statistical or scientific purposes. Due to the anonymisation, it is not possible to trace back to the individual data subject concerned.


To achieve the purposes set out above, we will transfer your personal data to the following categories of recipients:

  1. IT service providers that we use (such as but not limited to our website provider Körbler GmbH, our IT provider DATAplexx IT- und Telekommunikationslösungen GmbH, or Google Inc. for analytics);
  2. Distributors and postal service providers that we use;
  3. Payment service providers; and
  4. Subcontractors we retain for the organization of our events.


When you register with myUEG we will save your myUEG-Data in our Customer Relationship Management System (hereinafter “CRM”). We cooperate with the non-profit organisation United European Gastroenterology (ZVR: 570340662) (hereinafter “UEG NPO”). As a result, thereof the CRM is also used for UEG NPO purposes. For this reason, we have concluded a "Joint Controller" contract with the UEG NPO. The purpose of this contract is to record which of the two processors assumes which legal obligation. However, Data Subjects can assert their rights mentioned below against each Controller.


Other than that, your Personal Data will only be processed and/or disclosed or otherwise transferred to third parties if the disclosure or transfer

  1. is based on the consent of the Data Subject to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes; or
  2. is necessary for the performance of the contract you have signed with us; or
  3. is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Controller is subject (e.g. tax obligations); or
  4. is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the Data Subject or of another natural person; or
  5. is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Controller.


7. Links to other websites

The Website contains links to other websites. UEG is not responsible for data privacy policies and/or practices on other websites and UEG has no influence as to whether the operators of other websites act in compliance with data protection provisions. UEG’s Privacy Policy is solely applicable to data collected by UEG itself.


8. Use of cookies


We use “cookies” to improve the functionality of our website. Cookies are small text files that may be installed on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are generally used to provide site visitors with additional functionality within the site. Cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on your computer.


We use cookies that

  1. will be deleted again when you close your browser (session cookies);
  2. remain stored on your end user device even after you close your browser (permanent cookies);
  3. originate from us (first party cookies) or from third parties.


Through our cookies, we process data on the following legal bases and for the following purposes:

  1. We use cookies that are absolutely necessary for the operation of our website. The use of these cookies is lawful due to our overriding legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR).
  2. We use all other cookies (e.g. Tracking Cookies) on the basis of your consent. You give us your consent via our cookie banner.


In order to withdraw your consent or to restrict it to certain cookies, you have inter alia the following options:

  1. Use the settings of your browser. Details can be found in the help function of your browser (usually accessible via the F1 key on your keyboard).
  2. At you can have the system analyse which cookies are used by you and deactivate them individually or in their entirety. This is an offer from the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.


Withdrawing your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before your withdrawal. Please note that the functionality of our websites may be impaired if you withdraw or restrict your consent.

Details about the cookies we use:

Designation Supplier Purpose Retention period Type
ueg_session Required to allow user authentication with website login credentials. 2 h Neccessary
XSRF-TOKEN Prevents Cross Site Request Forgery. Standard security feature of Laravel framework. 2 h Neccessary
ueg-cookie-consent Cookie consent confirmation. 10 months Neccessary
ueg-fraud-check Ackknowledgement of as congress relevant information. 7 days Neccessary
edx-user-info Single sign on authentication functionality to access UEG's online course plattform.


edxloggedin Single sign on authentication functionality to access UEG's online course plattform. session Neccessary
openedx-language-preference Single sign on authentication functionality to access UEG's online course plattform. session Neccessary
sessionid Required to allow user authentication with website login credentials. session Neccessary
_fbp This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website. 2 months Advertisement
fr The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.   Advertisement
_gat_UA-55882285-1 This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. 1 minute Analytics
_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 2 years Analytics
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 1 day Analytics
GPS This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location 30 minutes Analytics
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website. 5 months


YSC This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos. persistent Performance


9. Google Analytics


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). This service provider stores statistical data about your use of this website. Google LLC is based in the USA. On 12 July 2016, the European Commission adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield. If a US company has been certified in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield, the flow of data to this company is permitted without authorization in accordance with Art. 45 GDPR. Google LLC has a Privacy Shield certification, which ensures an adequate level of data protection and allows data flow to this company.


Google Analytics uses cookies to allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address and the URLs of the web pages accessed) is transmitted to Google's servers in the USA and stored there. We do not store any of your data collected in connection with Google Analytics.


This website uses the possibility of IP anonymization provided by Google Analytics. Your IP address will therefore be shortened / anonymized by Google as soon as Google receives your IP address. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data on Google.


You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. We point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to the full extent. You may also prevent Google from collecting your data in connection with Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:


You can also prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics on this website by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:


For more information about Google's Terms of Use and Google's Privacy Policy, please visit or


10. Retention period


In principle, we will save your Traffic Data for a period of twenty-four months. Other personal data (e.g. email conversation) will be saved for seven years. We will only retain your Personal Data for a longer period (i) to the extent necessary to investigate attacks on our website or (ii) as long as are required under statutory retention obligations or (iii) as long as potential legal claims are not yet time-barred, where personal data is needed to raise or defend against the claim.


If you register on myUEG we will retain your registration data at least for as long as your account is active.


In the event that the processing is solely based on your consent, your data will be no longer processed if you withdraw your consent.

11. Your rights regarding your personal data


You have the right to:

  1. obtain confirmation as to whether and what kind of personal data we store about you and to request copies of such data,
  2. request rectification or erasure of your personal data,
  3. request us to restrict the processing of your personal data,
  4. object to the processing of your personal data,
  5. withdraw any consent previously granted for the processing (withdrawing your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before your withdrawal), and
  6. request data portability.


Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint against our data processing with the Austrian data protection authority (“Datenschutzbehörde –”) or the data protection supervisory authority in another EU member state, especially at your place of residence or work.


12. Our contact details

UEG - United European Gastroenterology GmbH

House of European Gastroenterology
Wickenburggasse 1
1080 Vienna

T  +43 1 997 16 39
F  +43 1 997 16 39 10