The LZH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. When we process the personal data that is collected during your visits to our website, we always observe the rules laid down in the applicable data protection laws. Your data will not be disclosed publicly by us, nor transferred to any third parties without your consent.
In the following sections, we explain what types of data we record when you visit our website, and precisely how they are used:
- Recording and processing of data in connection with access over the Internet
- Use and transfer of personal data
- Consent to use data in other contexts; newsletter
- Links to Web sites operated by other providers
- Right to information and contact data
- Acceptance, validity and modification of data protection conditions
1. Recording and processing of data in connection with access over the Internet
When you visit our website, our webserver makes a temporary record of each access and stores it in a log file. The following data are recorded, and stored until an automatic deletion date:
- IP address of the requesting processor
- Date and time of access
- Name and URL of the downloaded file
- Volume of data transmitted
- Indication whether download was successful
- Data identifying the browser software and operating system
- Web site from which our site was accessed
- Name of your Internet service provider
The purpose of recording these data is to allow use of the website (connection setup), for system security, for technical administration of the network infrastructure and in order to optimize our internet service. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of fraudulent access to the network infrastructure.
We do not compile personal profiles of users. The German Teleservices Data Protection Act (TDDSG § 6 Abs. 3) states that user profiles are permissible under the condition that pseudonyms are used, and on condition that the user does not withhold consent. If we intend to make use of this option anywhere on our Internet site, a notice informing you of your right to withdraw consent will be posted on the corresponding page.
Apart from the special cases cited above, we do not process personal data without first obtaining your explicit consent to do so.
2. Use and transfer of personal data
All use of your personal data is confined to the purposes stated above, and is only undertaken to the extent necessary for these purposes.
Personal data will not be transferred to government bodies or public authorities except in order to comply with mandatory national legislation or if the transfer of such data should be necessary in order to take legal action in cases of fraudulent access to the network infrastructure. Personal data will not be transferred to third parties for any other purpose.
3. Consent to use data in other contexts
The use of certain services on our website, such as the newsletter, requires prior registration and involves more substantial processing of personal data, such as longer-term storage of e-mail addresses, user IDs and passwords. We only use such data insofar as they have been sent to us by you in person and you have given us your prior consent for this use.
In order to register for the newsletter service of LZH, we need at least your e-mail address so that we know where to send the newsletter. All other information you supply is on a voluntary basis, and will be used in order to contact you directly or clear up questions concerning your e-mail address. If you request delivery by post, we need your postal address.
As a general rule, we employ the double opt-in method when sending out newsletters. In other words, after you have registered for the service and informed us of your e-mail address, you will receive an e-mail in return from us, containing a link that you must use to confirm your registration. The newsletter will not be sent until this has been done. This procedure is used to ensure that only you yourself can register with the newsletter service under the specified e-mail address. You must confirm your registration as soon as possible after receiving our e-mail, otherwise your registration and e-mail address will be erased from our database. Until we receive your confirmation, our newsletter service will refuse to accept any other registration requests using this e-mail address.
You can cancel subscriptions to our newsletters at any time. To do so, either send us an e-mail or follow the link at the end of the newsletter.
The LZH implements technical and organizational security measures to safeguard stored personal data against inadvertent or deliberate manipulation, loss or destruction and against access by unauthorized persons. The security measures are continuously improved in line with technological progress.
If, exceptionally, one of our applications requires the storage of personal data in a cookie, for instance a user ID, you will be asked to give your consent beforehand.
6. Links to Web sites operated by other providers
Our web pages may contain links to other providers’ web pages. We would like to point out that this statement of data protection conditions applies exclusively to the web pages managed by the LZH. We have no way of influencing the practices of other providers with respect to data protection, nor do we carry out any checks to ensure that they conform with the relevant legislation.
7. Right to information and contact data
You have a legal right to inspect any stored data concerning your person, and also the right to demand their correction or deletion, and to withdraw your consent for their further use.
In some cases, if you are a registered user of certain services provided by the LZH, we offer you the possibility of inspecting these data online, and even of deleting or modifying the data yourself.
If you wish to obtain information on your personal data, or want us to correct or erase such data, or if you have any other questions concerning the use of personal data held by us, please contact:
Dipl.-Fachübers. Silke Kramprich
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH)
If you communicate with us by e-mail, please take note that the content of unencrypted e-mails can be intercepted and openly read by unintended parties. For this reason, we recommend that confidential information should be transmitted in encrypted form or sent by post in the traditional way.
8. Acceptance, validity and modification of data protection conditions
By using our website, you implicitly agree to accept the use of your personal data as specified above. This present statement of data protection conditions came into effect on 1 November 2009.
As our website evolves, and new technologies come into use, it may become necessary to amend the statement of data protection conditions. The LZH reserves the right to modify its data protection conditions at any time, with effect as of a future date. We recommend that you re-read the latest version from time to time.