Data protection notice

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 processed in compliance with the current laws on data protection.


This website uses Piwik for traffic analysis. In order to do so, Piwik stores small text files, "cookies",
on your harddisk, and sends information of your usage of the site to a PRIF server for analysis. Your IP adress is anonymised instantly, and no information about your usage of this site is shared with third parties. You might want to block the storage of cookies in your browser software, but you might not be able to use all functionalities on this website. You might also want to opt-out of the use of cookies for this site only. In this case, an opt-out cookie is placed on your harddrive to block only our future use of cookies for analysis. Remember that deleting this cookie from your harddisk will re-enable the use of traffic analysis from our site.

Data Protection Officer

The position was established at PRIF in 1999. The data protection officer works in accordance with 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.