Data protection

1. General notes and compulsory information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be directly or indirectly identified (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.). This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties.

Note on the responsible body

The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. The body responsible for data processing on this website is:

Universität Leipzig
Medizinische Fakultät
Liebigstraße 27
04103 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 341 9715910
Telefax: +49 341 9715919

E-Mail: presse-mf (at) medizin.uni-leipzig (.) de

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke any consent already given at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by e-mail. Please send your revocation to the address presse-mf(at) The legality of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal

In the event of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has a right of appeal to any data protection supervisory authority. A list of data protection authorities and their contact details can be found at the following link:

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only take place to the extent that it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from »http://« to »https://« and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and a right to correct or restrict the processing; the latter may be restricted by contractual or legal obligations. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Links to websites of other providers

Insofar as this website contains links to websites of other providers, this data protection declaration does not extend to these other websites. We have no influence on whether their providers comply with the data protection regulations. Please refer to the data protection information of the respective providers.

Changes to the data protection regulations

Our data protection declaration can be adapted at irregular intervals to meet current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services, e.g. when new offers are added. The new data protection declaration will then automatically apply to your next visit.

2. Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:

Ronald Speer
Universität Leipzig
Medizinische Fakultät
Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 27
04103 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 341 97 16105

E-Mail: dsbmf (at) medizin.uni-leipzig (.) de

3. Data collection on our website


We use cookies on our website to ensure an optimal user experience. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. They only serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the devices with which you visit our website.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, this may impair the functionality of this website. Please delete your browsing history (cache, memory) if you no longer wish cookies to be stored once they have been set.

Translated with (free version)We use cookies to personalise content and advertisements, to offer social media functions and to analyse the access to our website. We also share information about your use of our website with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. Our partners may combine this information with other information that you have provided to them or that they have collected as part of your use of the services.

Cookies, which are necessary for the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions you require (e. g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services. Insofar as other cookies (e. g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.

Server log files

The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This means that the companies entrusted by us with web hosting also have access to your data. These »commissioned data processors« are subject to our instructions in data protection matters; this is governed by a commissioned data processing contract. No other bodies are given access to the data without your consent.

The access logs of the web servers record which pages were called up at which time. They contain the following data: IP, directory protection user, date, time, pages accessed, operating system used, browser type and version, logs, status code, data volume, referrer, user agent, host name accessed. The IP addresses are stored anonymously, for example becomes 127.0.0.*. IPv6 addresses are also made anonymous. The anonymised IP addresses are stored for 60 days. Information on the directory protection user used is anonymized after one day.

Error logs, which record incorrect page views, are deleted after seven days. In addition to the error messages, these logs contain the accessing IP address and, depending on the error, the website called up.

Accesses via FTP are logged with anonymised information on the user name and IP address and stored for 60 days.

The mail logs for sending e-mails from the web environment are anonymised after one day and then retained for 60 days. During anonymisation, all data on the sender/recipient etc. is removed. Only the data on the time of sending and the information on how the e-mail was processed (queue ID or not sent) remain.

Mail logs for sending via our mail servers are deleted after four weeks. The longer retention period is necessary to ensure the functionality of the mail services and to combat spam. It is not possible to determine the retention period individually.
The server log files are not merged with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the processing for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you have provided there, will be transmitted by e-mail to the website operator for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions, and stored in the web system for three months. In this respect, the companies entrusted with the web hosting also have access to your data.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is thus exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by e-mail. In the event of a revocation, we will immediately delete the data collected with the contact form, unless mandatory legal provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - conflict with this. The legality of the data processing procedures carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Enquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all personal data (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, insofar as your enquiry is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) and/or on the legitimate interest of the website operator in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

The data sent to us by you via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose for which it was stored no longer applies (e. g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

4. Plugins

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. The Google Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.

The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the processing for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services.

5. Date

16. Juli 2022