latershare takes great care to secure the data that is stored on the latershare servers and to protect your privacy. latershare works with professionals who implement the technical and organizational security during development and operations. latershare takes measures to protect personal information against unauthorized access, loss or unauthorized disclosure. At the time of processing, use and after storage, personal data may thus not be read, copied, changed or deleted without authorization.
Data at latershare
When using latershare, users send pieces of data to latershare; this can be a name, an e-mail address, or posted latershare request or reply content. Other data is generated implicitly by the use of latershare, e.g. log data.
latershare is designed to allow using the web service almost anonymously: Users can use latershare without registration and without entering any e-mail address.
Requests and transactions are logged in log files by latershare.com. This log data is used for troubleshooting, statistics, quality assurance, and to monitor system security and can be analyzed to that end. latershare can publish anonymous statistics under the condition that no personally identifiable information can be derived from such statistics.
This website uses Piwik, an open-source real time web analytics software. Piwik uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including parts of your IP address)is transmitted to and stored at a tracking server operated by latershare.com at A2Hosting. The IP address is set to zero at the last two digits (xxx.xxx.0.0) by a plugin, so a personal attribution is no longer possible. The reports created by Piwik are used exclusively by the company latershare.com to evaluate the usage of the website and to compile reports on website activity. The reports are not made available to any third party. No private latershare URLs are handed over to external tracking services, eg. Google Analytics.
Outdated and completed latershares
latershares can be deleted by the initiator manually at any time using the admin link. When deleting a latershare, that latershare's information will be deleted from the latershare database and attachments will be deleted from the file system. Furthermore, outdated latershares are automatically deleted from time to time, but no earlier than 2 years after the publication date, or 2 years after the last access to a latershare without publication date.
latershare provides several mechanisms to prevent unauthorized access to latershares and to prevent impersonation.
A latershare can only be accessed when the 35 digit, unique participant ID is known (Example of a UUID: 12CF61E7-7522-400F-86B5A8A7F40EE113). This cannot be guessed and secures the latershare when using SSL/HTTPS very well.
HTTPS establishes an underlying SSL connection before any HTTP data is transferred. This ensures that all URL data (also these UUIDs) is carried solely within this encrypted connection and is protected from middle man attacks in the same way that any HTTPS data is.
The latershare participation links should only be communicated to authorized people, ie, the people the initiator wants to participate.
The admin link for managing the latershare is also made up of a special 35 digit, unique ID, which is only known to the initiator.
The admin link should generally not be passed to other people. One exception would be passing it to a legitimate representative.
The website can be used with SSL encryption, which we recommend for sensitive topics.
Inviting from latershare
As an option, initiators can contact and invite people to participate in a latershare feedback session. In this case, latershare needs to know the e-mail addresses of the people to be contacted. The initiator can enter these e-mail addresses in the corresponding form. The addresses are used only to invite the participants and to notify them when the latershare is published.
Participants who are not invited via an invitation e-mail send by latershare, but used an otherwise communicated participation link to access the latershare, can leave their e-mail address to receive a latershare publication notification.
General remark: Like all other personal information, latershare will not share participants' e-mail addresses with third parties. latershare will not send any e-mail communication to participants' e-mail addresses without the initiators consent.
Communication between users and latershare
If users send a message to the latershare operators, this message can be stored to process it, to compile statistical information, to improve our services and support, or to get in touch.
Sharing personal information
latershare strictly does not hand over data. latershare may share personal information with other companies or individuals only in the following limited circumstances: (i) latershare has the user's consent, for example for public latershares; (ii) latershare has good faith that there is a legal obligation to share the data; (iii) latershare needs to access or share the data to protect the security of the service or of others users’ data; (iv) latershare needs to access or share the data to enforce the Terms of Service and to protect latershare’s rights and property.