Data Protection

Data protection

This website might ask you for personal data. This data is stored and processed only to the extent which is necessary for you to use this site. PRIF ensures that this personal data is confidentially processed in compliance with the current laws on data protection.


Our website uses the web analysis service Piwik for traffic analysis. In order to do so, Piwik uses “cookies”, i.e. small text files that are stored on your computer and allow for our part to analyze the use of our website. For this purpose the data generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) are transmitted to and stored on our server, which promotes our website improvement. In doing so, your IP address is anonymized instantly, and no information about your usage of this site is shared with third parties. You can block the storage of such cookies in your browser software (“do not track”), but you might not be able to use all functionalities on this website.
If you disagree with the storage and analysis of this data, you can refuse at any time via mouse click. In this case a so-called opt-out-cookie will be placed in your browser with the result that Piwik won’t collect any session data anymore.

You may choose not to have a unique web analytics cookie identification number assigned to your computer to avoid the aggregation and analysis of data collected on this website. To make that choice, please click below to receive an opt-out cookie.

Remember: If you choose to delete your cookies, the opt-out-cookie will also be deleted and it might be necessary to reactivate.

Data Protection Officer

PRIF’s current data protection officer started her activities in 2017. Her work is legally based on the Hessian Data Protection Act (HDPA), the (German) Federal Data Protection Act, and the Directive EG 95/45/EC and Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA.