International Ophthalmological Fellowship Foundation e.V.
Online Privacy Notice
Data protection and security are important to us, as is your trust in our association and services. The International Ophthalmological Fellowship Foundation (“IOFF”, “we”, “us”) is committed to process your personal data responsibly and in compliance with applicable data protection laws. This Online Privacy Notice describes how we collect and process your personal data when you use www.ioff.org
Personal data we collect and process in order to make this website available
You can visit our website and obtain information about our services without telling us who you are. As with any connection with a webserver, however, our server logs and temporarily stores certain technical data. Such data includes the IP address and operating system of your device, the data and time of access, or the type of browser you use to access this website. This is required for technical reasons to make our website available to you. To the extent we, thereby, process personal data, we do so based on our interest to bring you the best possible user experience and to safeguard the security and stability of our systems.
Personal data we collect and process in order to respond to your requests
If you interact with registration or application forms on this website, we will collect the information that you provide to us. This will regularly include your contact information, and (as the context may require) your profession as well as the organization you work for or represent. Further, if you register for paid services (e.g. courses, workshops, exams or conferences), we may ask for financial information to process payments. We will use this personal data in order to respond to your requests, to process your registrations, applications or orders, or to follow up on you requests. Upon request, we will keep you informed about new developments, services or offers from the IOFF e.V. Where such processing of your personal data is not strictly necessary to perform our contractual obligations to you, we will do so based on our interests in communicating with you regarding our services and offers, responding to your requests, and developing, enhancing and improving our services as well as your experience.
How we process and protect your personal data
We collect and process your personal data responsibly and in accordance with legal requirements. We process it only for the purposes for which you provide the personal data to us or as set forth in this Online Privacy Notice. We apply technical and organizational security measures adequate to the risk to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the personal data collected through this website. We store your personal data only to the extent and for as long as this is necessary for IOFF e.V. to fulfill the purposes for which the data was collected, or, when applicable, as long as IOFF e.V. is legally required to retain the personal data.
With whom we share your personal data
In connection with the offers and services provided on the website, it may be necessary to share your personal data with external service providers, IOFF e.V. member organizations or professionals. Specifically, such sharing of data may be necessary to respond to your inquiry, to provide access to additional information, to manage your participation in courses, events, or IOFF e.V. Fellowships, to assess your performance at an exam, or to follow up on your inquiry and inform you on new services or offers. The data sharing may include transfers to companies or organizations in countries without an adequate standard of data protection. In these cases, we transfer personal data on the terms of an agreement that provides sufficient safeguards for data protection and security.
The rights you have regarding your personal data
You have certain individual rights regarding the personal data that we collect and process about you through the website. You have the right to access or receive certain information about the personal data we process about you. You also have a right to have your personal data rectified, to object to the processing of your personal data, or to ask us to restrict processing or delete your personal data. Please note, however, that your rights are subject to exceptions or derogations. Specifically, we may need to further process and retain your personal data to perform a contract with you or your company, organization or hospital, or to comply with legal obligations. Lastly, you have a right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority.
Who we are and how to contact us
IOFF e.V. is the controller in relation to the collection and processing of personal data through this website. IOFF e.V. is an association incorporated under the laws of Germany. Our main office is in Munich, Germany. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we can change this Online Privacy Notice
We reserve the right to change this Online Privacy Notice at any time. The version published on our website is the applicable version.
Updated November 2020