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Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation – Privacy policy


1) Terms of use

The entire content of our home page is protected by copyright. We grant our specific consent to the use of all data for private, non-commercial usage. In the event of reproduction explicit reference must be made to the copyright and property rights of Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation. Content may not be amended in any manner or used on other Internet sites or networked computers without written authorisation. Any usage for public or commercial purposes shall be subject to the approval of Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation. Any infringement of these terms and conditions shall entail the obligation to immediately delete all contents. We reserve the right to assert further claims for compensation.

2) Internet services

Our web pages also include links to web pages of other providers. Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation can accept no responsibility for external content accessible via such links. External pages are examined for illegal content when the link is first created. This link is only removed once we notice or are informed that a site includes such content as far as this is acceptable and technically feasible. On our web pages we use cookies and session management which make it easier to take advantage of our online content. Our cookies do not include personal information or your e-mail address, nor do they tell us who you are.

3) Data protection

3.1) Introduction

Thank you for your trust in us. In the following, we would like to inform you about the collection and use of your personal data. The privacy and responsible use of your data is very important to us and we always comply with the data protection regulations.

3.2) Collection and use of Data

During the process of a donation, we collect, save and process data within the scope of the statutory regulations.

Personal data that you provide to us e.g. when placing a donation (e.g. your name and your contact details) are processed only in order to communicate with you, for internal analysis and only for the purpose for which you provided the data to us. For the processing of payments we disclose your payment details to the bank responsible for handling payments. Thereby the data are transmitted in encrypted form using a 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer Software (SSL) connection.

If you register for our newsletter, we shall use your e-mail address for our own advertising purposes until you cancel your newsletter registration again.

We assure you that we will not otherwise disclose your personal data to any third parties, unless we are obliged to do so by law or you have given your explicit consent to this. Inasmuch as we use the services of third parties for the performance and handling of processing tasks, the regulations of the Data Protection Act 2000 shall be complied with.

3.3) Server Logdata

When you visit our websites, the IP address currently used by your PC, date and time, browser type and operating system of your PC as well as the pages you visit will be recorded and saved temporarily. However, this information will not allow us to draw conclusions about your personal data and such conclusions are not intended, either. These so-called server logdata must be saved for technical reasons and to ensure system security. The data are evaluated in anonymised form by the service provider contracted by us exclusively for statistical purposes and to improve the quality of our website. The server logdata will not be linked to the personal data of any specific natural person. In particular, the server logdata will not be merged with any other data sources.

3.4) Cookies

To make our website more user-friendly and optimally tuned to your needs, we use cookies in some areas. “Cookies” are small text files that are saved locally on your computer’s hard disk, where they can be opened later to make use of our online offerings easier for you. We use cookies for the duration of your visit to our websites. The cookies are deleted automatically when you end your visit and close your Internet browser. Cookies for statistical evaluation are saved temporarily. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can change the settings of your browser so that it will not allow any cookies or will notify you as soon as cookies are saved. You can usually find out how to deactivate cookies in the “Help” menu of your Internet browser. However, we would like to point out that the functionalities of our websites might only be available with restrictions in this case.

3.5) Google Analytics

We also use Google Analytics. The relevant privacy information of Google Inc. is as follows:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.


3.6) Social Plugin

Our Website uses a social plugin ("Plugin") from the social network facebook.com ("Facebook").

Facebook is a social network, operated by Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). When you visit a page of our website that contains a Facebook Plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the Plugin content to your browser, which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. We have no influence on the data gathered by the Plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge.

If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the Plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or by entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our Website. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the Plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook's privacy policy: www.facebook.com/policy.php. Further you can block Facebook Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.

3.7) Duration of Storage

Personal data provided to us via our website will only be stored until the purpose for which they were provided to us has been fulfilled or until statutory or legal storage periods expire.

3.8) Your Rights

If you no longer agree to the storage of your personal data, or your data have become incorrect, we shall arrange for the deletion, correction or blocking of your data as instructed within the scope of the statutory regulations. You may obtain free information about all your personal data that has been stored by us on request. If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, require further information or wish to correct, block or delete data, please contact:

Wings for Life – Spinal Cord Research Foundation,Fürstenallee 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria, or office@wingsforlife.com.

3.9) Amendments

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. The amended version will then be published here. Therefore you should read the Privacy Policy again when you visit our websites again.

4) Warranty

The information on our Internet pages has been compiled with great care. Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation does not however offer any guarantee in terms of completeness or suitability for specific purposes. Utilisation of the content included on our Internet pages takes place at the sole risk of the user.

Revised: August 2013