Privacy policy

Within the scope of using this website, personal data of you will be processed by us as the person responsible for data processing and stored for the period of time required to fulfill the defined purposes and legal obligations. In the following, we will inform you about what data is involved, how it is processed and what rights you are entitled to in this regard.
According to Art. 4 No. 1 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), personal data are all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  1. Name and contact details of the data controller

    Geschäftsstelle des Forschungsverbunds ForDigitHealth
    University of Augsburg
    Universitätsstraße 12
    86159 Augsburg

    Phone: +49 821 598-489
  2. Information on the data processed
    a) When visiting the website
    The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. On our pages, no data on your identity (for example name, address or e-mail address) is collected. The browser used on your end device merely automatically sends information to the server of our website (e.g. browser type and version, date and time of access) to enable a connection to the website to be established. This also includes the IP address of your requesting end device. This is temporarily stored in a so-called log file and automatically deleted after 4 days.

    The processing of the IP address is carried out for technical and administrative purposes of establishing and maintaining the connection, in order to guarantee the security and functionality of our website and to be able to prosecute any illegal attacks on it if necessary.

    The legal basis for the processing of the IP address is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. F DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is based on the security interest mentioned above and the need to ensure that our website is available without disruption.
    We cannot draw any direct conclusions about your identity from the processing of the IP address and other information in the log file.
    Furthermore, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations in sections 4 and 5 of this data protection declaration.

    b) When registering for events
    We regularly offer events of various kinds via our website, for which you can register online. When registering for an event, some mandatory information must be provided. These include, for example, first and last name and e-mail address. Any other mandatory information is marked as such (e.g. with *). In addition, additional information can often be provided voluntarily.
    The mandatory data is processed to identify interested parties as participants in the event, to process the contract for participation, and to provide the participants with information about the event before, during, and after the event. The provision of voluntary data enables us to plan and carry out the event in accordance with the interests and age of the participants.
    Data processing is carried out at the request of the interested participants and is required in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the stated purposes for the fulfilment of the participation contract and the pre-contractual measures.
  3. Data transfer
    We would like to point out that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. when linking to an external blog or Twitter page) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.
    The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties for the transmission of not explicitly requested advertising and information materials is hereby explicitly contradicted. The operators of the pages explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam mails.
  4. Use of cookies
    We use so-called cookies on our site to recognize multiple use of our services by the same user/internet connection owner. Cookies are small text files that is created and saved by your internet browser on your computer. They serve to optimize our internet presence and our services. They are mostly so-called “session cookies”, which are deleted after the end of your visit.
    However, these cookies sometimes provide information to automatically recognize you again. This recognition is based on the IP address stored in the cookies. The information obtained in this way is used to optimise our services and make it easier for you to access our site.
    You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
  5. Web analysis by means of Matomo (formerly PIWIK)
    On this website we use the software “Matomo” (, a web analysis service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. If sub-pages of our website are called up, the following data is stored: The data collected with Matomo is stored on our own servers. The data will not be passed on to third parties.
    • the IP address of the user, shortened by the last three bytes (anonymised)
    • the called subpage and time of the call
    • the page from which the user reached our website (referrer)
    • which browser with which plugins, which operating system and which screen resolution is used
    • the time spent on the website
    • the pages that are accessed from the called subpage
  6. Integration of Twitter
    On our pages functions of the service Twitter are integrated. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc, Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data is also transmitted to Twitter.
    We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the sites, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. Further information on this can be found in the Twitter privacy policy at
    You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at
    Source information: Privacy Policy Twitter
  7. deletion obligations
    You can demand from us that the personal data concerning you is deleted immediately. We are obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies: Weitere Informationen zum Datenschutzbeauftragten und Datenschutz an der Universität Augsburg erhalten Sie hier:
    • The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
    • You revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a or Article 9 paragraph 2 letter a DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    • You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DPA and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DPA.
    • The personal data concerning you were processed unlawfully.
    • The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union or national law to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data concerning you has been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 DSGVO.