In case of accessing the general information of Heidelberg University Hospital, information about user access will exclusively be stored in anonymous form in the log files. Only the fact of accessing and the document accessed will be stored. A reference to the identity of the user is in all cases excluded. No single user profile will be created, also not in pseudonym form.
You will find many links (=cross references) on the pages of Heidelberg University Hospital, also in the form of banners, to third party websites. These are labeled as such. Following the activation of these links a new window will be opened and the user will be transferred to the offer of the third party.
In the case of direct or indirect references to external internet pages which are outside the area of responsibility of the hospital, liability will exclusively come into effect in the case of Heidelberg University Hospital having knowledge of its content and were it to be technically possible and acceptable for it to prevent the use in the case of illegal content. The University Hospital therefore states explicitly that, at the time of the link being put in place, the corresponding pages were free of illegal content. It has absolutely no influence over the current and future form and over the content of the linked/connected pages of these third parties. It therefore explicitly distances itself from the content of all linked/connected pages which are changed following the link being put in place.
1. Content of Online Offer
Heidelberg University Hospital accepts no responsibility for the up-to-dateness, correctness, completeness or quality of the information made available. Claims of liability against Heidelberg University Hospital which are based on damage both material and non-material, which arise due to the use or non-use of the information presented or the use of erroneous and incomplete information are generally excluded, so long as there was no provable deliberate, or grossly negligent fault on the side of Heidelberg University Hospital. All offers are non-binding and without obligation. Heidelberg University Hospital explicitly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete, or to temporarily or permanently remove parts of pages or the entire offer without prior notice.
2. References and Links
In the case of direct or indirect references to external internet pages ("hyperlinks") which are outside the area of responsibility of Heidelberg University Hospital, liability will exclusively come into effect in the case of Heidelberg University Hospital having knowledge of its content and were it to be technically possible and acceptable for it to prevent the use in the case of illegal content. Heidelberg University Hospital explicitly states that at the time of setting up the link, there was no recognizable illegal content on the pages. Heidelberg University Hospital has absolutely no influence over the current and future form, contents or authorship of linked/connected pages. It therefore explicitly distances itself from the content of all linked/connected pages which are changed following the link being put in place. This statement is valid for all of the links and references which we have within our internet offer and also for external entries in guestbooks, forums, link lists, mailing lists set up by Heidelberg University Hospital, as well as for all the kinds of database, whose content can be modified by external write access. For any illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for the damages arising from the use or misuse of information provided via these means, solely the provider of the site linked to is liable, and not the provider of the site which merely provided links to the respective publication.
3. Copyright (originator and trademark copyright)
The Heidelberg University Hospital aspires to take note of the copyright conditions of all images, graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts in all of its publications, to make use of its own images, graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts or to apply graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts under general publication license. All brands and trademarks included in the website which may be copyright protected by third parties are subject to the applicable trademark copyright and the ownership rights of the registered owner. Sheer mentioning should not be reason to assume that these trademarks are not protected by any third party's rights! The copyright of any published objects that have been generated by Heidelberg University Hospital themselves, remains solely with the author of the websites. A publication or usage of these graphics, sound files, video sequences or parts in other electronic or print publications is not permitted without explicit approval by Heidelberg University Hospital.
4. Data Protection
As far as there is a possibility to enter personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses), then these data are always given completely voluntarily by the user. Usage of and payment for all offered services may - as far as technically feasible and reasonable - also occur without the provision with this data or by applying anonymous data or a pseudonym. The usage of contact data provided within the scope of the imprint, such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers or email addresses by third parties in order to provide information that has not been specifically asked for, is not permitted. The rights for legal steps against the publishers of so called spam mail, breaching this rule, are explicitly reserved.
5. Legal effectiveness of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet content of the site that linked to this page. Provided that specific formulations of this text no longer comply with valid law, or do not comply with it completely, the remaining parts thereof and the content and validity remain untouched.
6. Web Analytics
Our website uses Piwik and Google Analytics, known as web analytics services. These services use "cookies," which are data files stored on your computer that enable us to analyze use of the website. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted to our server and saved for usage analysis, which enables us to optimize the website. At the start of this process, your IP address is made anonymous so that you, the user, remain anonymous to us.
With Piwik, the information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is not passed on to third parties. With Google Analytics, the information generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, your IP address within the member states of the European Union or other contracting states of the European Economic Area will be truncated by Google prior to transfer. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of this website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. (Source: www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de)
Caution: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, and you may need to reactivate it.
Moreover, we use the online advertising programs called “Google AdWords” and “YandexDirect” and in this connection, we track the respective conversions as well. If you click on an ad by Google/Yandex, a cookie will be stored on your computer to track conversions. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, do not contain any personal data, and therefore cannot be used to personally identify users. If you visit certain Internet pages of our website, and the cookie has not expired yet, Google and we can discern that you have clicked on the ad and were forwarded to this page. Every Google Adwords customer receives a different cookie. In this way, there is no possibility for cookies to be traced across the websites of AdWords customers.
The information obtained with the aid of the conversion cookie shows us the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and have been forwarded to a page provided with a conversion-tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.
If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you may opt out of this use, by preventing the installation of the cookies through the corresponding setting of your browser software (deactivation possibility). In this case, you will not be incorporated into the conversion-tracking statistics. You will find more information and the Google data protection statement under: www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/, www.google.de/policies/privacy/