Privacy statement

Privacy statement


Due to a number of security-related events in the past, the University collects key access information every time the web servers of the University of Passau are accessed. Depending on access log used, data records may include the following information:

  • The IP address of the computer sending the request
  • Date and time of the request
  • Access method/function requested by the computer sending the request
  • Data transferred by the computer sending the request (filename, etc.)
  • Access status of the web server (file sent, file not found, command not run, etc.)
  • The requested filename

This data is exclusively used to identify and trace unauthorised access and access attempts to the web server. Under no circumstances will this data be used for any purposes other than ensuring data security; specifically, they will not be used to conduct any user-related statistical analyses. The logged data are retained for a period of 7 days, before they are deleted.

Active components:

The website of the University of Passau uses Cookies, Javascript and JAVA applets.

E-mail security:

E-mail is not a secure communication method, as it is susceptible to interception, rerouting, viewing and modification by knowledgeable Internet users. If you wish to communicate sensitive information by e-mail, we ask that you send only encrypted e-mails.

If you send us an e-mail, we will use your e-mail address only for the purpose of communicating with you. Please tell us if you do not wish to receive a reply by e-mail, indicating an alternative means of communication.

Web analytics software used for this website

We use the Matomo (formerly Piwik) web analytics software to help us to make our website better for our users. This is done by gathering certain statistical data from your visit to our website. The data we collect during your visit is transferred to our Mamoto installation and saved.

Rest assured that your IP address is anonymised in this process and that the stored data are not provided to any third parties. Nevertheless, if you wish not to have your browsing information logged and analysed, please follow the instructions below. If you click on the opt-out box, a so-called 'opt-out cookie' is generated on your computer. This ensures that no information concerning your visit to our website is stored in the Matomo installation.

Please note: If you delete the cookies stored on your computer, this will likely also delete the opt-out cookie. If your opt-out cookie has been deleted, you will need to tick the opt-out box on this page the next time you visit our website to ensure you are not being logged by the Matomo software.