Imprint/Data Protection Statement

Responsable for content
International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation
4701 East Lane,
Baltimore, MD
21210-2336, USA

Responsable for design and realisation
Conventus Congressmanagement & Marketing GmbH
Carl-Pulfrich-Strasse 1, 07745 Jena
Executive Board
Dipl.-Ing. oec. Michaela J. Görls
Dipl.-Kfm. Rajko Görls

HRB 208214 Amtsgericht Jena
VAT Reg. No.: 162/107/02427
DE 206830553

Disclaimer and legal notice
We have provided links to other web pages on our website. The following applies to all of these links: 
We would like to explicitly, strongly emphasise that we do not have any influence on the design and the content of the linked websites. Therefore we hereby dissociate ourselves from the content of these linked web pages. We do not adopt their content and are not responsible for it. This disclaimer applies to all links installed on our website and to all contents of websites you get to by clicking on banners.

Data Protection Statement

The following Data Protection Statement applies to the use of our website and informs you, as the data subject in terms of data protection law and users of this website, about the processing of personal data.  Personal data are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person.

The person responsible in terms of dataprotection is the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation.

Vijaya K Gothwal, PhD

L V Prasad Eye Institute
L V Prasad Marg
Banjara Hills
Ph: 91-40-68102266/68102821

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection, please contact our Data Protection Officer directly.

1. General information

When visiting our website, the platform provider (or his web space provider) collects data about each access to the offer. This access data includes:

  • the name of the website accessed
  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • the date and time of the request
  • the amount of data transferred
  • the browser type and version
  • the operating system used by the user
  • the website from which the user visits this website (referrer URL)
  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • the requesting provider.

Such data will be processed by the operator for the following purposes 

  • Improving and guaranteeing the connection to the website
  • Improving the potential use of the website
  • Evaluation of system security and stability, as well as
  • administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest of the provider follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. The data is anonymous and is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided. It is not possible to draw conclusions about a specific person. 

Your personal data will only be transmitted to third parties for the following purposes.  There is no transmission for other reasons.

The user's personal data will only be transferred to third parties if:

  • the user has given his express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR to do so
  • the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data
  • in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and this is legally permissible and is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with the user in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. 

Cookies, general
We use Cookies on our website. Cookies are small (text) files that are created and stored on your end device (e.g. smartphone, notebook, tablet, PC). Most cookies are so-called "session cookies" which are deleted after the end of the visit. In individual cases, however, these cookies provide information in order to automatically identify the user. By means of a so-called cookie ID, webpages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. 

Cookies serve to improve the user-friendliness of our website and to allow our website to be technically error-free and optimised. If you do not agree with the use of cookies, it is possible to restrict or completely deactivate their use in the browser settings. In the event of restriction or deactivation, use of this website may be restricted. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection.

Adobe Web fonts
We use Adobe Fonts for the uniform display of fonts. The provider of Adobe Fonts is Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland. To integrate the fonts we use, your browser must establish a connection to an Adobe server in the USA and download the font required for our website. This enables Adobe to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Adobe Fonts also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, You can view Adobe Systems Software's certification at Further information and the applicable privacy policy of Adobe Fonts can be found at

The use of Adobe Fonts fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. The legal basis for the integration of Adobe Fonts and the associated data transfer to Adobe is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). Further information on Adobe Fonts can be found in Adobe's privacy policy, which you can access here:

2. Social-Media-Plug-ins

Social Networks
We use Plug-ins from various social networks. A social network is a platform or app that enables users to communicate with each other, exchange opinions or share content such as images with other users or on the social network itself. Users usually have the possibility to create private or business profiles, to network with each other or to provide private or company-related information. 

The respective plug-in provider saves the data collected about you as user profiles. The purpose of the processing is to display (demand-oriented) advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of the website and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. The evaluation also takes place if you are not logged on to the social network. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. To exercise your right of objection, you must contact the respective plug-in provider. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest in the processing results from the processing purposes mentioned above.

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3. Web Analysis

We use web tracking and web analysis services. These are services that enable an analysis of the use of our website. We use this data to improve our website and to make our offer more interesting for you. The legal basis for the use of web analysis tools is Art. 6 Par. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in analysing the user behaviour of our website in order to optimise both our offer and our advertising. 

Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses Piwik. Piwik is an open source software for statistical analysis of user access to websites ( Piwik uses "Cookies" to evaluate user access.  This information is only stored on our servers in Germany.

By deleting existing cookies and preventing the storage of cookies, you can prevent the evaluation of this data. It is possible to prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser. If you prevent the use of cookies, there may be restrictions on the use of the website. We use Piwik with the extension “AnonymizeIP”. As a result, IP addresses are only processed further in abbreviated form. Direct personal contact is therefore excluded. The IP address transmitted by your browser using Piwik will not be merged with other data collected by us.

4. Your rights as the data subject

You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with regard to personal data concerning you:

  • Revocation of consent
  • Information
  • Rectification
  • Deletion
  • Restriction of processing
  • Right to transferability of data
  • Complaint to a supervisory authority.

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

6. Data security

When you visit this website, the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure is used. This is usually a 256 bit encryption. If the browser used by the user does not support 256-bit encryption, 128-bit v3 technology is reverted to. The encrypted transmission of a page of this website can be recognised by the key or lock symbol in the status bar of the browser.

In addition to SSL encryption, technical and organisational security measures are used to protect the data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. These security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.