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Information on Data Protection
The website of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has been created for the purpose of providing information for patients, referring physicians/institutions, scientists and students as well as other international internet users. Our aim is to facilitate the access to helpful information on the Charité website to different target groups in a time- and location-independent as well as structured manner. This comprises, for example, specific inquiries about: Graduate Admissions (Promotionsbüro), Admissions Office (Referat für Studienangelegenheiten), as well as medical departments with regard to contact persons including availability and address.
Out of consideration for events which may affect security, relevant access data are logged each time the web server www.charite.de is accessed. The web server is operated by Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Other web servers that may be operated by the faculties, clinics and institutes are required to comply with the website regulations of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
Depending on the access log used, the log data file will contain items with the following information:
- IP address of the computer requested
- Date and time of the request
- Access method / function intended by requesting computer
- Input values (file name, etc.) transmitted by requesting computer
- Access status of Web server (file transferred, file not found, command not executed, etc.)
- Name of file requested
- URL from which the file or the desired function was requested
Purpose of logs
Recorded data are used for the purpose of identifying and pursuing invalid accessing of and attempts to gain access to the web server and - in an anonymous form - to optimize web content.
Analysis of the web portal of the Charité is done by employees of the IT section of the Charité or providers of the web service of the clinics and other institutions on behalf of the IT service of the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
Searching on the website
In order to offer you an optimal search result from our website, we make use of the data from the internet search engine Google.
For this purpose, it is necessary for your search terms to be directly sent to Google beforehand. You will then receive the data on your search request presented from the internet search engine Google as a result.
Please note that this procedure includes transmitting your IP address to Google.
The Google data protection declaration is available here.
“Cookies” used on the Charité website serve to determine how often someone visits our site and their activities while on our site. We use this information in the aggregate to understand how our visitors as a group use different resources (for example preferred language). You can set your browser to refuse them. You will still be able to access the information on the Charité website, but some of its functions may be restricted (e.g. web documents).
Please be advised that, by using our online contact form, you agree to your contact details and any other information provided as part of your message being stored. Storing this information is necessary in order to enable us to process your inquiry and in case of follow-up queries. None of your details will be passed to third parties without your express consent.
Newsletter mailing list data
In order to subscribe to one of the newsletters offered on our website, you will need to provide us with your email address. You will also need to provide us with the data necessary for us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you are happy to receive our newsletter. No other data will be collected. The data you provide will be used solely for the purpose of sending you the information requested and will not be passed to third parties.
If you decide you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, and you are no longer happy for us to store your personal data and email address, you can withdraw your consent at any time. You can do so via the 'canceling your subscription' link, which is provided in the newsletter. Alternatively, you can send a brief email to the relevant site's web administrator, whose details you can find in the 'Legal Notices' section.
Should you send us an e-mail, your e-mail address will only be used for correspondence.
Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the web or by e-mail because of the risk that information including confidential information sent in the e-mail or its attachments can be destroyed or intercepted during transmission or get lost or arrive later. Although Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin endeavors to reduce this risk, we cannot warrant that the information, e-mails and their attachments forwarded by Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin are free of viruses, worms or other damaging elements.
Web Analytics and Cookies
This site uses PIWIK web analytics software. Piwik uses 'cookies', i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and help us analyze the way in which users interact with our site. The information generated by these cookies is transmitted to and stored on our servers, and is used to optimize your browsing experience.
An IP anonymizer feature ensures that your IP is not identified as part of this process. None of the information collected is disclosed to third parties.
You can change your browser settings to disable cookies. If you decide to disable cookies, some of this website's functionality may be lost; this particularly affects forms and logins.
By deleting cookies, you will also delete our opt-out cookie; this will need to be re-installed.