The security and privacy of your personal data are of great value to the Bayerisches Laserzentrum GmbH. Collecting and processing your personal data happens in consideration of current data-protection laws, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
We collect and process your personal data in order to offer our internet portal mentioned above and our services. This declaration explains how your personal data will be collected and for which purposes it will be used. We also inform you about your options considering your personal data.
1. Responsible body
The responsible body for the collection, processing and use of your personal data according to article 4 (7) DSGVO is
Bayerisches Laserzentrum gemeinnützige Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (blz)
91052 Erlangen Germany
Phone: +49 (0)9131 / 97790-0
The hosting services we make use of for this website help us to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, memory capacity and database services, security services as well as technical maintenance services that are applied for the operation of this website.
On this occasion we process / our hosting provider processes inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, metadata and communications data of our clients, prospective customers and visitors of this website based on our legitimate interest in efficiently and securely providing our website according to article 6 (1) (1) (f) DSGVO in conjunction with article 28 DSGVO.
We collect information about you when using this website. We automatically record information about your usage behavior and your interactions with us. Further, we register data to your computer or mobile device. We collect, save and use data of every access to our online offerings (so-called server log files). The access data include:
We use the log data without correlations or references to persons and forego the profiling for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, security and optimization of our online offerings. Also, the log data are used for the anonymous record of the number of visits to our website (traffic), as well as the extent and type of usage of our website and services. The log data are further used for accounting purposes and counting the number of clicks by our cooperation partners. On the basis of this information, we can provide personalized and location based contents and analyze the data traffic in order to locate and clear faults and optimize our services.
Herein, we have a legitimate interest according to article 6 (1) (1) (f) DSGVO.
We reserve the right to check the log data afterwards at any time if specific indicia point to the suspicion of illegal usage. We store IP addresses within the log files for a limited period of time if this is relevant for security purposes or necessary for the provision or settlement of our services, e.g. when you use one of our offerings. We delete the IP address after cancellation of the order process or the receipt of payment if it is no longer relevant for security purposes. IP addresses are further stored if we have a concrete suspicion of a crime being committed in connection with the usage of our website. Additionally, we store the date and time of your last visit as part of your online account (e.g. the registration, login, clicking on links etc.).
We are using so-called session cookies in order to optimize our website. A session cookie is a small text file, which is being sent and buffered on your hard disk by respective servers when visiting a website. This file contains a so-called session ID with which various queries from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. Thus, your computer can be recognized when you return to our website. Those cookies will be deleted after you close your browser. They ensure, for example, that you can use the shopping cart function across several pages.
To a limited extent we are using persistent cookies (also small text files, which are stored on your device), which remain on your device and enable us to recognize your browser again at the next visit to our website. Those cookies will be save on your hard disk and delete themselves after a predetermined time. Their lifespan varies between one month and ten years. This allows us to present our offerings more user-friendly, efficient and save and to provide you with a site and service which suits your personal interests.
For example, the following data and information are stored in the cookies:
When activating the cookie, an identification number will be assigned to it; there will be no allocation of your personal data to this identification number. Any data which would allow us to assign your person to a cookie, such as your name or IP address, are not stored in the cookie. We are only gaining pseudonymised information e.g. about the visited pages of our website or the products that have been viewed etc..
The legal basis for processing personalized data is stated in article 6 (1) (1) (b) DSGVO as we need those to fulfil our contractual obligations.
When contacting us (for example via contact form or e-mail), we save your data to process the request and in case there may be follow-up questions. We store and use additional personal data only if you agree to it or without special consent if it is permitted by law.
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This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable to analyze the way you use the website. The cookie generated information about your use of the website is usually sent to and stored in a Google server in the USA. In case you activate the IP anonymization on this website your IP address will be shortened within the European member states or other Contracting States within the European Economic Agreement before the transmission to the US. Only in exceptional cases your IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of these services, report about activities on this webpage and to render further services linked to the use of this website or the internet. The IP address your browser transmits will not be combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies via the appropriate setting of your browser software; we would like to point out to you however that in such cases you may not be able to make full use of all the functions our website offers. For the most commonly used browsers, Google offers moreover a deactivation add-on that gives you more control over which data on the websites you access is logged by Google (including your IP address). Further information on the installation of the browser add-on can be obtained via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If not specifically declared we store personal data as long as they are relevant for fulfilling the intended purposes.
An overview of your rights will be given within the subsequent clauses.
If personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization you have the right to be informed about the given guarantees in connection with the transfer according to article 46 DSGVO.
You have the right to demand the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data. In consideration of the purposes, you have the right to demand the completion of incomplete personal data – this is also possible by an additional explanation that you provide us with.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data – which is effective on the basis of article 6 (1) (e) and (f) DSGVO – at any time if any reasons are given out of your specific situation; this also applies to profiling according to the afore mentioned regulations. We will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate grounds for the data processing that outweigh your personal interests, rights and liberties or if the processing serves the assertion, practice or defense of legal claims.
If we process personal data in order to conduct direct advertising, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertisement at any time; this also applies for profiling, insofar it is linked to direct advertising.
You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you – for scientific or historical research goals or statistical purposes according to article 89 (1) DSGVO – when legitimate reasons out of your specific situation are given unless the data processing is necessary to fulfill a public interest task.
An automated processing on the basis of the collected personal data does not occur.
You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time.
You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, especially in the Member State of your place of residence, your workplace or the place of the suspected infringement, if you find that the processing of your personal data is against the law.
Your personal data will be encrypted by us before they are sent. This applies to your orders as well as to the customer login. We use the coding system SSL (Secure Socket Layer), but we would like to point out that the data transmission via internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may have security vulnerability. The access to data by third parties cannot completely be secured.
To ensure the protection of your personal data we maintain technical and organizational security measures that are regularly adapted to fit the state-of-the-art.
We further cannot ensure that our offerings are available at certain times; disorders, interruptions or breakdowns cannot be precluded. The servers we use are carefully and regularly secured.
If and insofar we call in third parties to execute trade contracts (e.g. logistic service providers), they will have access to your personal data to the extent in which the transmission is necessary in accordance with their services.
In the event of outsourcing certain parts of the data processing (“order processing”) we oblige external processors contractually to solely use your personal data in line with the requirements of the current data-protection laws and to guarantee the protection of the concerning person’s rights.
The data transmission to institutions or persons outside the European Union, except for the case of clause 2.4, as mentioned in this policy, does not take place and is not planned.