The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is the annual meeting of ESCMID, the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, a registered non-profit organisation in Basel, Switzerland.  ESCMID’s VAT number is CHE-499.354.584.

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Terms and Conditions of Website Use

These terms and conditions govern access to and use of this website, owned and operated by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). Your use is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with these terms and conditions.


This website is financed entirely by ESCMID - The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and receives no external funding or sponsorship.

ESCMID cannot provide any guarantees and cannot be held liable for any errors, inaccuracies or incompleteness of any information given on this website by officers or employees of ESCMID or any other third party the views and opinions expressed by individual authors of articles, presentations or discussion/opinion papers etc. do not necessarily reflect those of ESCMID. Users should be aware that personal or other information they provide for publication on the ESCMID website, will be found by external search engines.

ESCMID links to many websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organisations. ESCMID provides links to these sites as a service to our users. The presence of a link is not an ESCMID endorsement of the site. When users follow a link to an outside website, they are leaving ESCMID and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s). ESCMID is not responsible for the information collection practices of non-ESCMID sites.

ESCMID does not allow any direct promotion of pharmaceutical/commercial products or services on this website. Thus, ESCMID does not recommend nor provide guarantees or accept responsibility for any such products or services. Commercial companies may be mentioned as sponsors of defined ESCMID activities such as awards or congresses, or as sustaining members of ESCMID or ESCMID's activities.

ESCMID is not liable in any way and without any limit towards any party for any kind of damage, loss or harm that might be caused by visiting this website. It is not ESCMID's responsibility to make sure that your system is free of viruses and any other kind of possibly harmful issues. ESCMID does not guarantee that any other site you obtain access to through this website is free of any such potentially harmful items.

Privacy Policy

This notice provides ESCMID's policy regarding the nature, purpose, use and sharing of any information collected via this Website. The information you provide will be used only for its intended purpose. Submitting information is strictly voluntary. By doing so, you are giving ESCMID your permission to use the information for the intended purpose.
ESCMID never collects information for commercial marketing. ESCMID does not give your information to any private or other organisation for their use.
Automatically Collected Information
We may collect and temporarily store certain technical information about your visit for use in site management and security purposes. This information includes:

  • The internet domain from which you access our Website (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from an educational domain);
  • The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our Website;
  • The type of browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) used to access our site;
  • The operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The URLs of the pages you visit;
  • Your username, if it was used to log into the protected webpages for members; and
  • If you visited this website from another Website, the URL of the forwarding site.

This information is only used to help us make our site more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and site management purposes only.
Information Collected for Tracking and Customisation (Cookies)
A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it, and no other website can request it. There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time.

The ESCMID site may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site.
At no time is your private information, whether stored in persistent cookies or elsewhere, shared with third parties who have no right to that information.
Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information, through such methods as completing an ESCMID form or sending us an email, we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information or services you have requested.

Some of our webpages ask visitors who request specific information to fill out a registration ESCMID form. For example, job applicants are asked to submit information relating to their job search. Other information collected through questionnaires, feedback forms, or other means, enables us to make evaluations of activities or other services.

For some purposes, ESCMID will use services provided by Google Inc.  The information sent to ESCMID through the Google Docs forms will be stored by Google Inc on its servers. The Google privacy policy apply in that case, see


The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is a non-profit organization registered in Basel, Switzerland.

Any disputes arising out of or in connection with online sales or to these terms terms and conditions shall be brought before a Basel court. And will be governed and analysed according to Swiss law based on their merits, independently of the rules concerning conflicting legislation.