Policies


The LSFM4LIFE project takes the privacy of the visitors of the web site and the protection of their data very seriously. Our Privacy Policy documents the information that is recorded and how it is used. If you have additional questions or would like to have more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Privacy Policy


Data controller

LSFM4LIFE


General information

When you visit our website, some personal data will be collected automatically and some personal data may be collected if you use our contact form or subscribe to our newsletter. Personal information is any data that could be used to identify you. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Legal basis
In the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) determines the rights regarding collecting and storing personal data. The legal basis for collecting and using your personal information depends on the type of data that is collected and the specific context in which this happens. One or more of the following cases described by Art. 6 GDPR may apply:

  • we have a legitimate interest
  • you have given us permission to do so
  • we need to perform a contract with you
  • we need to comply with the law

In all cases where data is collected we follow the principle of data minimization (Art. 5 GDPR).

We do not share the data that you send us with third parties (other than the ones involved in the collection and processing as described in these policies), except for situations in which this is required by the law. A publication of personal data that is not intended to be published does not happen.

A concrete duration for which the data is stored cannot be given, but the data is only processed as long as there is a legitimate interest. There is no automated individual decision-making as described by Art. 22 GDPR.

Revocation of your consent
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect, as described by Art. 21 and 7 GDPR. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format (Art. 20 GDPR). If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

Additional rights
In addition to the rights described above, you also have the right:

  • to be informed about the personal data we have from you (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data and the completing of incomplete personal data (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • to request the deletion of your personal data (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • to restrict the usage of your personal data (Art. 18 GDPR)

Right to file complaints
If you are affected by a breach of data protection legislation, you may lodge a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities (Art. 77 GDPR).

The LSFM4LIFE project is based in Hessen, Germany, and the competent regulatory authority for GDPR matters is:
Der Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Prof. Dr. Michael Ronellenfitsch
Mailing address: Postfach 31 63, 65021 Wiesbaden
Email address:
Web address: www.datenschutz.hessen.de

Data encryption
Our website uses data encryption for security reasons and for the protection of confidential content, so data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection in the address field of your browser: it shows “https://” and a lock icon.

Note however that data transmitted via the internet may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Data collection on our web site

Our website provider (OVH, 2 rue Kellermann, 59100 Roubaix, France) collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits in server log files. This is a standard procedure – all hosting companies do this. Note that this is not a delegation of data processing to a processor, but that OVH has its own legitimate interest in collecting the data for providing their hosting services. The data in the log files is usually:

  • the IP address
  • the date and time of the server request
  • the URL of the requested web page and of the previous web page
  • the browser type and version
  • the operating system

In addition, data such as geographical information may be determined and stored. OVH’s data policies are described here.

Our web pages have been created with WordPress (Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA). Automattic’s privacy policy can be accessed here.

This data is collected and processed for providing the contents of our web pages. In addition, some of the data is used for statistical purposes, provided by Google Analytics, which we need for reporting and for a user-friendly configuration of our website. However, we only have access to anonymized data in statistical summaries, not to the raw log file data. Google’s data policies can be accessed here.

Cookies
Our website uses cookies – small text files saved by your browser and stored on your computer. This does not harm your computer. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure.

Most of the cookies are so-called “session cookies” that are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them and make it possible to recognize you when you next visit.

You can configure your browser to inform you about cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject them.

Alternatively, you can configure your browser to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them or to automatically delete them when closing your browser. However, disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies are stored in agreement with Art. 6, 1f GDPR: The website operator has a legitimate interest in the usage of cookies to ensure an optimized service free of technical errors.

Our web pages have been created with WordPress (Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA). Automattic’s cookie policy can be accessed here.

Note that third parties such as Google Analytics may also use cookies to tag a user and collect statistical data of their visit. This is also a usage covered by Art. 6, 1f GDPR, as the analysis of navigation on our website for optimizing it is a legitimate interest.

Comments
Some web pages feature a form that allows visitors to send a comment for publication on our website. If you send us a comment via a form on our web pages, we will collect the data entered in the form to process it. This includes using Akismet, a service provided by Automattic (60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA), to filter spam. Akismet’s privacy policies can be accessed here. This is a legitimate interest as described in Art. 6, 1f GDPR.

In addition, we consider sending us a comment as being an explicit consent to the processing (Art. 6, 1a GDPR). However, you may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. Data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We may retain the data you provide until you request its deletion or revoke your consent for its storage. Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Contact form
If you send us an email via the contact form, we will collect the data entered in the form to answer your message and any follow-up correspondence. This is a legitimate interest as described in Art. 6, 1f GDPR.

In addition, we consider sending us an email via the contact form as being an explicit consent to the processing (Art. 6, 1a GDPR). However, you may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. Data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We may retain the data you provide until you request its deletion or revoke your consent for its storage. Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Newsletter
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data entered on the form to send you our email newsletter. We do not share this information without your permission.

However, we use the third-party company Mailchimp (675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA) to manage the newsletter mailing list. Therefore, all subscriptions to our newsletter are processed and stored by Mailchimp. You can view Mailchimp’s privacy policy here.

You may revoke your subscription at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. Data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We may retain the data you provide until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage or unsubscribe our newsletter. Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Plug-ins, web fonts and third parties
Our website uses plug-ins from third parties. If you visit a page featuring a plug-in, a connection to the server of the plug-in operator is established, i.e. the operator is informed about which of our pages you have accessed. Plug-ins are used to help make our website more appealing and user friendly, which is a legitimate interest (Art. 6, 1f GDPR). Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declarations of the plug-in operators.

Our web pages have been created with WordPress (Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA). WordPress uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google, to ensure a consistent display of texts. Therefore your browser downloads these fonts from Google’s servers when you visit our web pages, and Google is informed about your visit on our website. The use of Web Fonts allows a consistent display of our content, which constitutes a legitimate interest (Art. 6, 1f GDPR). More information about Web Fonts is available here.

Note that third parties may also be informed about your visit on our website, as the operator of the next URL you visit will see our URL in its log file data.