Data protection

Data protection

Thank you very much for visiting our website and for the interest you have shown in our colloquium. Confidentiality and data protection are a matter of concern to us. We respect the privacy of those who visit our website and, while you are visiting us, we would like you to feel secure and in safe hands. The Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS GmbH websites may include links to the websites provided by other parties, which are not covered by the data protection statement below 

Obtaining and processing personal data

We do not obtain any personal data about you when you visit our website. The web server automatically stores only the URL of the website you have been visiting immediately before you come to us, the Internet browser used or the operating system, which of the pages on our website you visit, the time and the duration of your visit. We use this information for statistical purposes only, as part of the ongoing process of improving our website. We cannot use it to create personalized user profiles. You can therefore surf the Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS GmbH website with confidence. As a visitor, you remain anonymous. 

In connection with your access to this Internet offer, data will be stored and processed (e.g. IP address, date, time, pages viewed) only for the duration of the communication. The IP address is anonymized after termination of the communication. The anonymized data are evaluated for statistical purposes.

We ask you to quote personal data so that we can process your queries or requests for information. This information is provided on a voluntary basis. We only use this information to process your request. 

Use and disclosure of personal data

Any personal data obtained on our website will be handled in accordance with the respective valid specifications governing the protection of personal data. Personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. We require our staff and agencies to enter into confidentiality undertakings. 

In addition, personal data (e.g. your name, e-mail address etc.) will only be transmitted if you expressly and knowingly make such information available for certain purposes. They will be processed, stored and transmitted only in the scope required for the corresponding purpose or for which we have your consent.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are saved on your computer and which make possible a usage analysis of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is saved. In the case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. By order of the owner of this web site, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website owner associated with usage of the website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser by the Google Analytics service is not merged with other data of Google. You can prevent saving of the cookies by making corresponding adjustments to your browser software; we do however point out that in this case you will maybe not be able to use all functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent transmission of the data generated by the cookie and the data relating to your use of the website to Google (including your IP address) as well as processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in below the following link.