Privacy Policy

Data Protection Statement


Out of consideration for events which may affect security, relevant access data are logged each time the web server of the domain is accessed. The web servers for the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg are maintained by its computer centre. Additional web servers may be maintained by the individual faculties, who are obliged to adhere to the regulations regarding university web servers.

Depending on the access protocol used, the log data include:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • date and time of request
  • access method / function required by the requesting computer
  • input values (e.g. file name) transferred by the requesting computer
  • web server access status (file transferred, file not found, command not executed, etc.)
  • URL from which the file was requested / the function was initiated
  • browser identifier

Purpose of logging

Recorded data are used to identify and track illegal access and access attempts to the web server, and to create anonymized access statistics for web content optimization. No user profiles are created.

Retention period

Logged data are stored for three months and then deleted, provided there is no known web attack leading to civil or criminal prosecution of the attacker.


The data is analysed by the respective web server operator authorized by Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg.

Active components

Cookies set by the University of Würzburg only serve to log user-related configuration settings for the duration of the session (e.g. preferred language) on the client side. You have the right to reject our cookies and can do so by setting your browser accordingly; of course, you will still be able to fully use the information offered.

Data communication security

When you send us an e-mail, your e-mail address will only be used for correspondence with you.

We cannot warrant the security of any information transferred by internet and e-mail due to the risk that information, including confidential information, sent in the e-mail and its attachments can be destroyed or intercepted during transmission or get lost or arrive belatedly. Although the University of Würzburg endeavours to reduce this risk with appropriate measures, we cannot warrant that the information, e-mails and their attachments forwarded by the University of Würzburg are free of viruses, worms or other damaging elements.