Privacy Policy

This data privacy policy provides information about the type, purposes, and extent of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible website operator when using this website. The legal bases for data protection are found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.


Personal data refers to information that can be attributed to users personally, such as name, address, email address, and user behavior. This data is only collected and used by the website operator when permitted by law or with the user’s consent. The processing of personal data on this website is carried out by the website operator.

The responsible party for the processing of personal data collected when visiting this website is:

Ulm University Hospital
Prof. Dr. rer. med. Alexander Kleger

Phone: +49731-500-0
Mail: alexander.kleger@uni-​

The website operator or web hosting provider collects data about access to the Internet offering through server log files transmitted by the browser to the server. This access data includes the name and URL of the requested content, the date and time of the request, the amount of data transferred, the access status of the content transmission, the description of the browser and operating system used, the referral link indicating which page users came from to reach this website, and the IP address of the requesting computer, shortened to prevent personal identification. All mentioned log data is analyzed anonymously. The collected data is only used for statistical evaluation, operation, and optimization of the website.

A contract for order processing has been concluded with the web hosting provider to ensure that personal data of website visitors is processed only upon instruction of the website operator and in compliance with data protection laws.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on the end device and can be read again later. A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted when the browser is closed, and permanent cookies, which are stored beyond the individual session.

This website does not use permanent cookies. Only technically necessary session cookies are used, which are required for using the pages. These necessary cookies contain information about specific website settings, serve user guidance, security, or the implementation of the website and are not personally identifiable. These cookies are used based on legitimate interests and not for analysis, tracking, or advertising purposes.

The browser can be set to inform about the placement of cookies to make the use of cookies transparent. Cookies can be deleted at any time through the corresponding browser setting. To prevent the setting of new cookies, this function can be completely deactivated in the browser. However, this website may then be limited in functionality.

When contacting the website operator via email or the contact form on the website, the data provided by the users is stored by the website operator to respond to and process inquiries. The data will not be used for advertising purposes. Personal data will not be transmitted to third parties. Processing of personal data can be objected to at any time.

For security reasons, this website uses SSL encryption. This is to protect the transmission of confidential content. In this way, data transmitted through the website cannot be read by third parties. An encrypted connection can be recognized by the designation „https://“ and the lock symbol in the browser’s address bar.

Unless the storage period of personal data has been communicated in detail, such data will be deleted when they are no longer required for the specified processing purposes and no legal retention obligations oppose their deletion.

In accordance with the GDPR, users of this website are granted specific rights in the processing of personal data:

Users have the right to obtain free information from the website operator about the personal data concerning them. They can request confirmation as to whether personal data is being processed. If this is the case, users have the right to access this personal data.

Users of the website have the right to rectification or erasure of personal data. They can request the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data and, if applicable, the completion of incomplete data. Users have the right to request the immediate erasure of personal data if specific reasons apply. Users have the right to restrict the processing of data for the duration of the examination by the responsible party if an objection has been lodged against the processing.

Users have the right to data portability of personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

If data processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. e or f GDPR, users have the right to object to the processing of personal data for reasons arising from their particular situation at any time. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If users object, the website operator will no longer process the relevant personal data, unless compelling legitimate grounds for the processing can be demonstrated that outweigh the interests, rights, and freedoms of the users or the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims. If personal data is processed by users to operate direct advertising, they have the right to object at any time to the processing of their personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling related to direct advertising. If users object, the personal data will no longer be used for the purpose of direct advertising.

Users have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if they believe that the processing of their personal data violates the GDPR. This right to lodge a complaint can be exercised by users, in particular, at a supervisory authority in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work, or the place of the alleged violation.

This website uses third-party services or links to third-party content. The website operator has no control over whether third-party providers store the IP address.

This website uses the WP Statistics analysis plugin. Simple statistics are generated from the data in anonymized form. No user profiles are created and no cookies are set. All data collected by WP Statistics is fully anonymized and stored on the web server hosting the website. Personal identification of users is thus not possible, even retrospectively.