Data protection

Data protection statement

Date of last revision: 01. 01. 2008

The protection of your personal data throughout the entire interaction process with our systems is very important to us. We want you to feel safe when you visit our Internet pages.

In the following, we explain which data we record at the University of Freiburg Medical Center during your visit to our website and how these data are being used.

Personal data

Personal data means any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. These include data such as first name and surname, address, date of birth, state of health, information about medical treatment etc.

Data that are no longer directly or indirectly linked to a particular person, such as websites visited or the number of visitors to a particular page are not personal data.

Collecting and processing personal data

Whenever you visit our website, our servers automatically store certain communication data. This is done exclusively for reasons of system security. These are communication data of the requesting computer, the web pages you visit on our site, the date and the duration of the visit, the data identifying the type of browser and operating system used, and the website from which you visit us.

Other personal data such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address are not captured. We will only store such data for processing, if you have given them of your own free will, e.g. as part of submitting a request.

Use and disclosure of personal data

We will only use the personal data received from you for the technical administration of our website and to respond to your request.

Only if you have given us your consent beforehand or if we are entitled under statutory regulations, do we also use these data for distribution purposes.

Your personal data are not disclosed or otherwise passed on in any other way to third parties, unless it is necessary in order to respond to your request or you have given your express consent. In this circumstances we will inform you in advance.

Information from our company

Subject to your consent, we would like to contact you to inform you about offers and further news and services. For that reason, we ask you to state whether you want to receive direct advertising from us when you register on our website. Naturally, your access to our public information remains unaffected, whether you consent or not.

Use of cookies

We use session cookies to store data pertaining to the technical session control in your browser's memory. These data are not person-specific and will be deleted when you close your browser.

Should an isolated instance arise which compels us also to store personal data in a cookie, we will obtain your express consent beforehand. Standard browsers generally have functions for cookie administration.


The University of Freiburg Medical Center takes all the necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against loss and misuse. We do not use an external service provider for your access to our website. All of your data are stored in a secure operating environment. This area is not publically accessible.

In certain cases, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for the secure transmission of your data. This allows the encrypted transmission of information. If your browser supports SSL technology, data are transmitted in encrypted form.

If you wish to contact us by e-mail, we would draw your attention to the fact that the confidentiality of the information transmitted cannot be guaranteed. Third parties can view and modify the content of e-mails. We therefore ask you to send us confidential information only by post. Please remember that medical information is very sensitive data; it is in your own as well as our interest to make sure that such information does not fall into unauthorized hands.

Further information 

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Right to information

If you submit a request in writing we will inform you what personal data we have ducumented in our archiv.

Contacting us

Please contact our Data Protection Officer if you have any questions concerning the processing of your personal data. You can also contact him if you would like any other information or have suggestions and comments or if you wish to make a complaint.

Data Protection Officer of the University of Freiburg Medical Center:

University of Freiburg Medical Center
Data Protection Officer
Mr. Helwig Opel
Agnesenstr. 6 - 8
79106 Freiburg