University of Cologne is committed to protecting your privacy. This statement details the steps we take to protect your personal information when you visit our websites. It describes the personal information that we collect, the purposes for which we use such information, and your choices regarding our use of it. The steps we take to protect your personal information and how you can review and correct your personal information are also covered here. Your data is protected in accordance with legal requirements.
Use and disclosure of personal data

In compliance with the data protection regulations the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo faculty) is authorized to collect, to store, to process and to use personal data. For this, the master’s applicant agrees to the storage, processing, distribution and use of personal data by the WiSo faculty. Personal data within the meaning of § 3 para 1 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) are those data which contain information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. For a later graduate survey following data may be used and disclosed to appropriate agencies: e-mail address, first and last name, date of birth, type and year of graduation.

Use of Cookies
In some areas of our web pages we use SESSION cookies. These are needed to allow access to protected areas. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser. They are only valid for the duration of the current browser session, and will be deleted as soon as you close your browser. University of Cologne does not evaluate any user’s access behavior
All data are stored in University of Cologne’s Regional Computer Centre (RRZK). In addition to the personal data that the user voluntarily enters into the database, the following personal information are logged and evaluated for statistical technical troubleshooting purposes:
  • Date
  • Time
  • IP address
  • Session ID
  • currently loaded web page
  • browser type

Example: alumniapp-* - [20/Jan/2009:15:23:45 +0000] "GET /Public/Persons?tc1=p3%7Bs2c1%7D&CGISESSID=8f6ee60b691f7740b145d648c1bca247& HTTP/1.1" 200 2894 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +"
Storage of data
All entered data are deleted after a period of 24 months. In the meantime. the data will be archived in accordance with all legal requirements. A user can request a data delete at any time.