Data protection

Privacy statement

We operate the website for the purpose of providing information about the research group and its work.
The protection of your personal data during collection, processing and use during your visit to our website is of great importance to us. Your data is protected within the framework of the legal regulations.

Data protection officer

Peter Ihle
PMV forschungsgruppe
Herderstraße 52 | 50931 Köln
Telefon: 0221 478-85540

Collection and processing of data

When you call up our website, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Size of the downloaded files
  • Website from which the access takes place (referrer URL)
  • the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer
  • Name of your access provider

We process the data mentioned above for the following purposes:

  • To ensure a smooth connection of the website
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website
  • Evaluation of system security and stability
  • for other administrative purposes

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the above listed purposes for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

Use and disclosure of personal data

As far as you have provided us with personal data, we will only use it to answer your inquiries, to process contracts concluded with you and for technical administration. Your personal data will only be passed on or otherwise transferred to third parties if this is necessary for the purpose of processing the contract, for billing purposes or if you have given your prior consent. You have the right to revoke a given consent with effect for the future at any time. The deletion of the stored personal data is carried out if you revoke your consent to storage, if the knowledge of this data is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose for which it was stored or if its storage is not permitted for other legal reasons.

Right of access to information

Upon written request, we will be happy to inform you about your personal data stored. Security note: By taking all technical and organisational measures, your personal data will be stored in such a way that they are not accessible to third parties. We cannot guarantee complete data security when communicating by e-mail, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post.


We currently do not use our own cookies on our website. However, a Twitter plugin is used, but cookies may be set (see below).

Web analytics

We currently do not use a web analytics service on our site.

Social media

We use a plugin of the web service Twitter on this website.

By integrating the plugin, Twitter receives the information that a user with a certain IP address is visiting the website of PMV forschungsgruppe at that moment. If you are logged in to Twitter at the same time, the visit to our website can be assigned to your Twitter account. The purpose and scope of the data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Twitter, as well as your relevant rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, can be read and modified in the Twitter privacy policy.

If you call up a page of our offer with such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct, short connection with its servers. This serves primarily to display the content of the plugin (here: the list of tweets). In this case, Twitter learns your IP address and other device-related things. In practice, this information cannot be easily assigned to you by name. Under certain circumstances, the cooperation partner may also store a cookie on your computer, which is deleted when you close your browser. You can decide this yourself in the browser settings by allowing or rejecting cookies.

Up-to-dateness and modification of this privacy policy

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status June 2018. Due to the further development of our website and offers above or due to changed legal or official requirements it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on this website.