Privacy statement

Thank you for visiting the website of University Hospital Cologne. Despite careful checking of contents, we cannot assume liability for external links to third-party content.

We are committed to protecting your personal data which is collected, processed and used as a result of your visit to our website. Your data will be protected as required by law. Below you can see which data will be captured while you are visiting our website and how this data will be used.

1. Capture and processing of data

Each time our homepage is accessed and each time a file stored on our homepage is opened, these activities are recorded. This data is stored for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The IP addresses of the requesting PCs are also recorded. In statistical analysis, the IP address is anonymised. Other personal data is only captured if you provide this data voluntarily, for instance, as part of a query or registration.

2. Use and passing on of personal data

If you provide us with personal data, we will only use such data to reply to your queries, to handle contracts with you and for technical administration purposes. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties or others if this is necessary for contract handling, for billing purposes or if you have already consented to this in advance. You have the right to revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. Stored personal data is deleted once you revoke your consent for the storage of such data, if the data is no longer necessary in order to fulfil the purpose of its storage, or if its storage is not permitted for other legal reasons.

In order to process your online application, we will use your personal data according to the data protection law of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. As required by these legal provisions, we will treat your data in the strictest confidence. Your application will be processed and stored in the applicant database exclusively in order to process your online application. Two months after the application process had ended, your data will be automatically deleted. We cannot store your data beyond this period of time without your written consent. This consent is not granted through your consenting to this privacy statement this data protection provision, but must be declared separately if necessary. Your data will be encrypted in order to ensure secure transmission. Your application data will not be passed on to any parties outside University Hospital Cologne.

3. Disclosure of personal data

We will be pleased to provide you with information regarding your stored personal data. Security notice: By taking all technical and organisational measures possible, your personal data will be stored in such a manner that it cannot be accessed by third parties. When it comes to e-mail communications, we cannot ensure complete data security, so that we recommend that any confidential information be sent to us by post.

4. Statistics

This website uses Piwik, an in-house software that uses so-called cookies, i.e. text files, which are stored on your computer and which allow University Hospital Cologne to analyse your use of its website.
You can decide here whether or not a dedicated web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser in order to allow the website owner to capture and analyse various statistical data.
If you decide against this, click the link below in order to store the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.