Data protection declaration

The following declaration gives you a complete overview of how the Federal Ministry of Education and Research guarantees the protection of your details and what type of data will be required for what purpose.

Data processing on this site

Every time you visit this website data will be extracted and exchanged. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research automatically extracts and saves data which your browser transfers to our server. These are:

  • Type and version of your internet browser
  • operating system used
  • pages called up
  • previously visited sites (Referrer URL)
  • time of server request

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research evaluates data solely for statistical purposes, to measure the demand for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research website. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research does not have the opportunity to allocate this data to a specific person. This data will not be ammalgamated with other data sources. The IP numbers will be compiled for the duration of the visit to answer enquiries and will not be saved after the visit has ended. Data which was protocolled on accessing the website, will only be passed on to third parties as far as we are legally obliged or it has been ruled by a court or it is necessary to pass on data in the case of access to the internet infrastructure of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for legal proceedings or criminal prosecution. Data will not be passed on under any other cirumstances.


In order to enable the technical features of this website, session cookies will be used. Session cookies are small units of information which a provider saves on the hard drive of the visitor's computer. In a session cookie a randomly produced identification number will be filed, a so called session ID. In addition a cookie contains data about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot save any other data and will not be evaluated for statistical uses.

Dealing with cookies

Cookies can be controlled with all internet browsers. Most browsers are set up so that all cookies are accepted without asking the user.


This website uses Piwik, an open source software for the statistical analysis of visitors accessing this site. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, text files, which are saved on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. The IP address will be anonymised immediately after processing and before saving. You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all functions of this website in their full range.