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This website contains links to other websites. ALS has no control of the nature, content and availability of these websites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply any endorsement of the views expressed therein. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, ALS takes no responsibility or liability for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


Copyright & Trademark

ALS copyrights the content of all material available on its websites unless otherwise stated. ALS reserves all rights and the content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of ALS.


Data Protection

Data protection is of a particularly high priority for ALS. The use of our internet pages is possible without any indication of personal data; however, the usage of some services like Newsletter Subscription or the registration process require processing of personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, consent from the data subject is being obtained.


The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number, is in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ALS has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed.


Collection of Data and Information

Information ALS collects is gathered from several sources for statistical purposes. These include, but are not limited to: conference registrations, abstracts and/or publications and newsletter subscriptions. From these sources, postal addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, demographic information and/or all other information given by individuals who volunteer such information may be collected. As part of a subscription or registration agreement, registrants or subscriber will be contacted through mail, email, and/or phone to communicate with them about their subscription and/or registration. They will be contacted for renewal, surveys, updates concerning their account profile and special offers related to their subscription and/or registration. The information may also be used for marketing purposes.


Furthermore, individual data and documents (scientific abstracts, application forms, supporting documentation, etc.) will be collected. This data may be made publicly accessible in print or in electronic form, such as abstract books, scientific journals, conference programs, online databases and catalogues as well as on related websites.


Online Data Collection

The website of ALS collects a series of general data and information when the website is called up. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website, (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the internet site, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.


When using these general data and information, ALS does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Collected data and information are statistically analyzed anonymously. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.


The data subject may prevent the setting of cookies through the website by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.


Newsletter Subscription

On the website, only members can subscribe for a newsletter. During the registration for the newsletter, the IP address of the computer system assigned by the internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration is stored, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.


The subscription to the newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter.


Policy Updates

From time to time, ALS may use information provided for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this privacy policy. If information practices change, any policy adjustments will be posted on this website immediately. This serves as notification of these changes.