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Data privacy statement
We are pleased to know that you are interested in our website and the University Hospital Cologne. In spite of careful, control of their contents, we are not liable for links to information on external websites.
The protection of your personal data collected, processed and used in the course of visiting our website is important to us. Your data are protected within the scope of legal regulations. In the following you will find information about which data are acquired during your website visit and how these are used.
1. Collection and processing of data
Every access to our website and every call-up of a file from the home page is documented. This serves internal, system-related and statistical purposes. In addition, the IP addresses of the computer querying are documented. For the statistical evaluation the IP address is anonymised. Further personal data are acquired only when you offer these voluntarily, for example in the course of an enquiry or a registration.
2. Use and disclosure of personal data
In so far as you have made personal data available to us, we use these only for answering your enquiries, for the processing of contracts concluded with us, and for the technical administration. Your personal data are disclosed to third parties or otherwise passed on only when required for the purpose of processing the contract, when required for accounting purposes, or when you have previously authorised their disclosure. You are entitled to recall such authorisation at any time, effective for the future. The stored personal data are deleted when you recall your authorisation to store these, when the knowledge of these is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which they were stored, or when the storage of these is prohibited for other legal reasons.
For the processing of your online application we process your personal data in accordance with the stipulations of the Data Protection Act of North Rhine-Westphalia. In accordance with the legal stipulations we treat your data strictly confidentially. Your application will be processed and stored in the applicants' database solely for the purpose of evaluating your online application. After a period of two months following the conclusion of the application process your data will be automatically deleted. Saving your data after the end of the application process requires your written approval. Your acceptance of this data privacy regulation does not constitute this approval; the approval must be separately submitted. For the secure transfer of your data, these are transferred in encoded form. Your application data will not be disclosed to anyone outside of the University Hospital Cologne.
3. Right to information
Upon written request we shall be pleased to inform you about your personal data. Notice of security: The storage of your personal data makes use of all technical and organisational possibilities for preventing access by third persons. For communication by e-mail we cannot guarantee complete data security. We therefore recommend that you send confidential information by normal post.
This website employs Piwik, an in-house software which uses so-called "cookies", that is text files which are stored on your computer and enable the University Hospital Cologne to statistically analyse the use its website.
You can decide whether a particular web analysis cookie may be stored to your computer in order to enable the website operator to acquire and analyse various statistical data. If you decide against this, click on the following link to store the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.