Privacy Policy

Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides an overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information regarding data protection can be found in our privacy policy below.

Collection of data on our website

Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?

The processing of data on this website is carried out by the website operators, whose contact information can be found in section 2 below or on this website’s imprint.

What type of personal data are collected?

When visiting or using this website, the following data are collected:

Access data (Server-log-file): IP address, time stamp of access, queried resources, status, transmitted data volume and the duration of the transmission, referrer URL, name and version of the browser software; the server-log-file will be held for 90 days. 

The entry of data into the forms provided via the website is done voluntarily. In particular, the following data are collected: company/organization, form of address, title, first name, surname, address, contact details and other information/ documents, which you provide us to process your enquiry/message. The data are stored for the period required to fulfill their intended purpose. Legal retention periods shall remain unaffected. 

How are your data collected?

Access data – principally technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system, time of web site visit) – are automatically collected as soon as you visit our website.

All other data are provided by the user when entering details into the online forms. Such data can include details provided in a contact form, in a newsletter registration form, or forms for the registration and usage of additional services offered. 

What are your data used for?

We use your data to process your inquiries. Some of the data are collected to ensure optimal provision of our website and other data are used to analyze user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your personal data?

You have the right, at any time, to receive free-of-charge information regarding the source, recipients and purpose of your saved personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to request the rectification, restricted processing (blocking) or deletion of your personal data. You may direct questions pertaining to these rights as well as any other data protection concerns to our data protection officer or to the customer service contact details provided in the imprint. Moreover, you have the right to object to the processing of your data as well as a right to lodge complaints with the data protection supervisory authorities responsible. People affected are entitled to these and other protection rights in accordance with Articles 15 – 22 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Analytics tools and tools provided by third parties

When visiting our website, your browsing behavior may be analyzed, mainly via the use of cookies and analytics. Your browsing behavior is usually analyzed anonymously, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or deactivate certain tools. You can find more details in our privacy policy in the section titled “third party modules and analytics”.

You have the right to object to this analysis and we will inform you below about how you can exercise your rights to object. 

General and mandatory information

The operators of this website – – take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect, what we use it for, how this happens and why this happens.

Please note that data transmitted online (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Secretariat of the 10th International Symposium on MDS and SAA in Childhood

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.). 

Objecting to advertising mails

We hereby prohibit the use of the contact data in our imprint, data we are obliged to provide for an imprint, for the purpose of sending us any advertising or informational materials that we have not expressly requested. The operator of this site reserves the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertisements, e.g. spam emails.

Information on protective rights – Rights to information, rectification, restricted processing of data (blocking), deletion

Within the scope of current statutory data protection regulations, you have the right, at any time, to free-of-charge information regarding your saved personal data, its source, recipients and purpose of processing, and if need be, a right to request the rectification, restricted processing (blocking) or deletion of your personal data. 

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive data, which we process by automated means based on your consent or the fulfillment of contractual obligations, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Furthermore, you have the right to transmit those data to a third party. If you request the direct transmission of your data to another party, this will be carried out where technically feasible. 

Right to object

You may object, at any time, and with effect for the future, to the use and processing of your data, which our organization may have a legitimate interest in, such as for marketing and providing customer-oriented information and services. If you wish to object to this use, it suffices to send an E-Mail to 

Withdrawal of consent to data processing

Many data processing procedures are only permitted if you provide explicit consent. You may, at any time, withdraw consent you have already given by sending us an informal e-mail. The legality of data processed before your request to withdraw consent shall remain unaffected.


If you consider that the processing of your personal data amounts to a breach of the GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority (Article 77, GDPR). The Portuguese data protection authority is: Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados 

Address: Av. D. Carlos I, 134, 1.º
1200-651 Lisboa – PORTUGAL
Telephone: (+351) 213928400 Fax: (+351) 213976832

Transmitting your data to a country outside the EU/EEA 

As a rule, your personal data will be processed within Portugal, the EU or the European Economic Area. All of these countries have a high and consistent level of data protection on account of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which ensures that your data will be extensively protected.

Data collection on our website 


When you access each page of this website, this generates the so-called temporary cookies, to facilitate browsing. These cookies do not contain personal data. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them.  These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you visit the site the next time. This website does not use technology that permits monitoring of user access behaviour.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • IP address 
  • Time stamp of access 
  • Queried resources
  • Status
  • Transmitted data volume and the duration of the transmission
  • Referrer URL
  • Name and version of the browser software

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the party responsible to protect its legitimate interests. The server-log-file is saved for 90 days.

Registering for services on this website

We use data you provide for a particular service or function exclusively for that purpose. When registering, you are required to fill in all mandatory fields, otherwise we cannot process your registration. Should we need to announce important changes, e.g. changes in scope of services or technical updates, we will inform you via the email address provided during the registration. Data you provide for the registration are processed based on your consent pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1 of the GDPR. You may, at any time, withdraw consent you have already given by sending us an informal e-mail. The legality of data processed before your request to withdraw consent shall remain unaffected. We save the data collected during the registration for that explicit purpose only. As soon as this explicit processing purpose has been completed or you opt out from a particular service, we delete your data. If there are legally required retention periods, these shall remain unaffected. 

Use of social media plugins

We make use of social media plugins (software that enables sharing of functions) in order to make the information we provide more interesting through interaction with you and other users.

This website provides plugins for interaction with the following social networking sites: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr.

Personal data will not be transmitted to the plug-in providers when you visit our website. Only if the content is viewed in its original version can your data be accessed by the respective social network.

We stress that social networking sites store the data of their users (for example, personal information, IP address, etc.) in accordance with their own data use policies, in particular for commercial purposes.

To learn more about how social networking sites process the data of their users, consult the information provided by each provider on the following links:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube (Google)
  • Flickr

Please note that we have no influence over or knowledge of how your data are collected by the social networking sites, how those data are used nor with what entities they are shared.

For this reason, you should check carefully what personal data you make available to social networking sites when you use our website. If you do not wish social networking sites to gather your data through your communication with our website, you should communicate with us using the other channels provided on this website, in particular by using the email address

Data encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

More information

If you have questions about data protection or the processing of your personal data, you can contact us. Specific contact details can be found under point 2 of this privacy policy or in our imprint.

Notification of changes

If changes are made to this privacy policy, these will be made available on our website, in our privacy policy and/or other appropriate channels.