Data Protection Policy of Europa-Universität Flensburg

This page gives comprehensive information about how Europa-Universität Flensburg handles and stores the personal data generated by the use of and all subpages for that address (hereafter referred to as "the/our website").

‘Personal data’ refers to units of information relating to the personal or professional circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person.

First, we give an overview of the data (transmission data) generated when our website is transferred from our server to your computer. Then we explain how EUF uses the Matomo software and give you the opportunity to revoke our right to our use of your data. We then list the external providers whose services are integrated into the university website, and give general information about the various forms available on the EUF website and the university newsletter.

Responsible unit

This website is maintained by Europa-Universität Flensburg, which assumes responsibility for its content.

See the imprint for the relevant legal information about Europa-Universität Flensburg.

Transmission data

When you use our website, we collect and process your personal data. This data collection is necessary to ensure that the site functions properly. Our website uses cookies and logs activity as described in the following sections.


Cookies are small text files that are stored in your browser. They serve to make the website more user-friendly and secure. You can use the relevant settings in your browser to control how cookies are used. If you so choose, you can also deactivate this function entirely. However, please be aware that disabling cookies may limit your ability to use the website.

Our website primarily uses "session cookies." This kind of cookie is automatically deleted when you close your browser. Every time a user visits our website, our server receives session cookies created by us, along with the data described in the following section.

We also use cookies for user analysis purposes. See the relevant section for further information.

Activity logging

Every time a page on our website is visited, the following data is sent to our server:

  • Browser type and version, operating system used
  • (Public) IP address of the computer accessing the page
  • Date and time of the request
  • Names of transmitted files
  • Quantity of data transmitted
  • If applicable, the referring URL (referrer)

This data is stored in an activity log for a maximum of seven days, to ensure that needed information can be gathered in the event of a technical problem or malfunction.

If a technical malfunction lasts for longer than seven days, the maximum storage period can be extended until proper function has been restored—provided the stored data is needed to correct the malfunction.

Usage analysis with Matomo

EUF has configured Matomo to enable usage analysis without cookies.

The information gathered about your use of this website is stored solely on the server at Europa-Universität Flensburg (physical location: Flensburg, Germany).

This data logged by Matomo helps Europa-Universität Flensburg determine which individual pages are visited the most or least frequently. The data enables the university optimize its website so that our audience—i.e., website visitors—find essential information.

The information collected by Matomo helps Europa-Universität Flensburg analyze its Internet presence and allows us to determine which individual webpages are more (or less) frequently visited. Your data helps us optimize our webpages to ensure that essential information reaches its target public—that is, the people who visit the website.

The data collected in this process is stored in a completely anonymous format and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your identity or other personal characteristics from it. None of this data is passed on to third parties.

In its use of Matomo analytic software, Europa-Universität Flensburg follows the recommendations and guidelines of the Independent Center for Privacy Protection of Schleswig-Holstein (ULD).

You can easily withdraw your consent to this anonymized tracking of your visits to EUF webpages. If your browser tells our website via the so-called "do not track" header that you do not want to be tracked, Matomo will respect this setting and your activity on our website will not be logged.

You can withdraw your consent to allow data tracking via this link:

Withdraw your consent to allow Matomo tracking 

Please note: If you withdraw your consent, a cookie will be set to note that you withdrew your consent and will inform us of that fact when you visit our website in the future. If you delete this cookie, your activity on our website will be logged the next time you visit it, unless you have activated a "do not track" option in your browser settings.

Integration of external services

We use resources stored by other service providers to support and improve our website design and functionality. Thus, your computer will send a request to the servers of these external service providers whenever you visit one of our webpages.

Below is an overview of the service providers whose resources we use.

Dienstname Beschreibung is a tool that enables podcasts on our webpages
Infogram Infogram is a tool that supports interactive graphics and statistics on our website.
Readspeaker Readspeaker is a service that reads website contents aloud. Your computer will not send a request to the service provider until you click on the "read aloud" button.
SiteImprove Siteimprove is a quality management tool for websites. It helps the university’s website editors find typographical mistakes and broken links, among other things.
YouTube YouTube is a service provider that allows us to stream videos from the EUF YouTube channel on our website.

EUF has no control over the collection and processing of data by these external service providers. If you require additional information, please contact the individual service providers directly.

Contact form

The university provides contact forms in a number of different places on our website. The data collected therein is only use for the purposes for which it is explicitly collected. It is not passed on to third parties unless you explicitly granted permission for that, or unless we are obliged do so for legal reasons.


Europa-Universität Flensburg enables individuals to receive current press releases via its newsletter. To make use of this option, you will need to provide us with a valid email address. We will then send an email to that address asking you to confirm your subscription to the distribution list (double opt-in procedure).

This email address will only be used to send emails / the newsletter. It will not be shared with third parties or combined with other data—particularly not with the data we use to analyze website usage.

You can withdraw your consent to our storage and use of your email address (which would also cancel your subscription to the newsletter) at any time. To do so, please enter your email address on this page. You will then receive an email with a link to cancel your subscription.

Data privacy officer

If you have any questions about data privacy, you can contact the Europa-Universität Flensburg data protection officer.


Over time, we may need to amend this data privacy policy as a result of changes to the legal regulations or to the website itself.

To accesss the current version, click on the data protection policy link.

Changes will be documented on this page.

Version:  March 23, 2021