Pri­va­cy State­ment

Web Ana­ly­tics with "Piwik"

Leib­niz Uni­ver­si­tät Han­no­ver uses the open-source soft­ware Piwik as a web ana­ly­tics plat­form. The soft­ware deve­lo­pers are in clo­se con­tact with the Inde­pen­dent Regio­nal Cent­re for Data Pro­tec­tion Schles­wig-Hol­stein (ULD).This means that they imple­ment data pro­tec­tion rules and regu­la­ti­ons so that Piwik can be used in accordance with Ger­man juris­dic­tion, in com­pli­an­ce with data pro­tec­tion laws and in a legal­ly secu­re way.


Piwik uses coo­kies, i.e. small text files which are stored on your com­pu­ter and enab­le you to ana­ly­se your inter­net use. The­se ses­si­on coo­kies are stored on your com­pu­ter only tem­pora­ri­ly; as soon as the web brow­ser is clo­sed, the­se coo­kies are dele­ted. The infor­ma­ti­on gathe­red by the coo­kie about your use of our inter­net ser­vices is stored on a ser­ver of Leib­niz Uni­ver­si­tät Han­no­ver and ana­ly­sed exclu­si­ve­ly in-house. Data which has been acqui­red is not pas­sed on to third par­ties and ser­ves to iden­ti­fy and impro­ve rele­vant con­tent of our inter­net ser­vices.

Your IP address is made anony­mous imme­dia­te­ly after pro­ces­sing and befo­re sto­ring it. Piwik has been con­fi­gu­red accord­ing to the recom­men­da­ti­ons of the Inde­pen­dent Regio­nal Cent­re for Data Pro­tec­tion Schles­wig-Hol­stein (ULD) and com­plies with cur­rent data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons.

By using the­se inter­net ser­vices you decla­re that you agree to the pro­ces­sing of data collec­ted about you as descri­bed above and sole­ly for the above-men­tio­ned pur­po­se.

Piwik endor­ses the “Do Not Track“ method of cur­rent web brow­sers. If you wish to gene­ral­ly pro­hi­bit any ana­ly­sis of your web beha­viour, we recom­mend that you activa­te this opti­on in your brow­ser. Alter­na­tively, you can pro­hi­bit Piwik web ana­ly­sis on web­sites in the net­work area by using the fol­lo­wing but­ton.

Plea­se note that when swit­ching to other web­sites of Leib­niz Uni­ver­si­tät Han­no­ver ( it might be even­tual­ly necessa­ry to again pro­hi­bit data ana­ly­sis by Piwik.


This blog allows comments to spe­ci­fic con­tri­bu­ti­ons. When sen­ding a com­ment, your name or pseud­onym, as well as your E-mail address will be stored. Your name / pseud­onym and your com­ment will be published in the blog. The stored data will not be dis­c­lo­sed to third par­ties. The IP-address of your com­pu­ter will not be stored. For pri­va­cy rea­sons addi­tio­nal func­tions such as gra­va­tar con­nec­tion, blog and com­ment tracking are deac­tiva­ted.

Ent­e­ring Data Into Forms on Leib­niz Uni­ver­si­tät Web­sites

Whe­re inter­net ser­vices allow for the ent­ry of per­so­nal or busi­ness data (E-mail addres­ses, names, addres­ses), dis­clo­sing this data is on an express­ly vol­un­ta­ry basis on the part of the user. Using and pay­ing for all ser­vices offe­red is - as far as this is tech­ni­cal­ly pos­si­ble and rea­son­ab­le - gran­ted also wit­hout dis­clo­sure of such data or through the use of anony­mi­sed data or a pseud­onym. The use by third par­ties of con­tact data published in the imprint or simi­lar, such as pos­tal addres­ses, tele­pho­ne and fax num­bers and e-mail addres­ses, for trans­mit­ting not spe­ci­fi­cal­ly requested infor­ma­ti­on is not allo­wed. We express­ly reser­ve the right to take legal steps against the sen­ders of so-cal­led spam mails which vio­la­te this pro­hi­bi­ti­on.

Data Secu­ri­ty Offi­cer

Prof. Dr. iur. Niko­laus For­gó

Insti­tut für Rechts­in­for­ma­tik
Lehr­stuhl für Rechts­in­for­ma­tik und IT-Recht
Juris­ti­sche Fakul­tät
Königs­wort­her Platz 1

D - 30167 Han­no­ver

Tel. +49 511 762 - 8161
Fax +49 511 762 - 8290 E-mail