Data Protection


We, Gesellschaft für praxisbezogene Forschung und wissenschaftliche Lehre GmbH as the holding company of PFH Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen, take the protection of your personal data very seriously and abide strictly by the regulations laid down in federal and state data protection legislation. Personal data are collected on this website only insofar as is technically necessary. Under no circumstances are they sold or forwarded, on other grounds, to third parties.

The following statement provides you with an overview of how we guarantee this protection and what data are collected, for what purposes.

Data Processing on This Website

Gesellschaft für praxisbezogene Forschung und wissenschaftliche Lehre GmbH automatically collects and stores, in its server log files, information transmitted to us by your browser. This information includes:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the page previously visited)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of the server request.

We cannot identify particular individuals from these data. These data are not combined with other data sources and, furthermore, the data are deleted following a statistical evaluation.


The web pages use "cookies" at several points. They are used to make our site more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.

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The site also uses cookies from Google to show you information about our study programmes on other websites at a later date, where appropriate. You can disable these cookies in the Ads Preferences. Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies by third-party vendors by visiting the opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative.

Nature, Extent and Purpose of the Collection and Use of Personal Data

In general, you can use the website without personal data being collected. In some cases, however, we need personal data from you, for example when you order information material, contact us for advice or register for an event. For these purposes, we will collect your first and last name, your e-mail address and, where applicable, your address details and your telephone number. We will collect and store this data in order to handle your request.

Marketing and Advertising Purposes

We will use your personal data transmitted via the website for marketing or advertising purposes only if you have given your consent or insofar as this complies with statutory regulations.


If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require a valid e-mail address from you and information that will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address or that its owner agrees to receive the newsletter. No other data are collected.

You may at any time revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for dispatching the newsletter. To do this, simply send an informal e-mail to newsletter(at) or click on the unsubscribe link provided in any newsletter.

Right to Information and Deletion of Your Data

You have a right to request information, at any time, in respect of the personal data held about you, the source and recipients of those data, as well as the purpose of storage. To do so, please send an email to info(at) or telephone us at 0551 54700-0.


Our pages use plugins provided by the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can identify these plugins by the Facebook "Like" button. An overview of Facebook plugins is available here:

If you visit our pages while logged in to your Facebook account, the plugin will create a link between your web browser and Facebook's server, thereby enabling Facebook to obtain information about your surfing behaviour in connection with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button, you will link the corresponding content of our pages to your Facebook profile. We draw your attention to the fact that, over and beyond this, we do not obtain any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. Information about this is available in Facebook's Privacy Policy at:

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our web pages to your Facebook user account, please log off from your Facebook user account.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about how you use this website is usually transmitted to and stored on, a Google server in the USA. This site uses IP anonymisation, which means that, in member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement on the European Economic Area, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how you use the site, compiling reports on website activity and providing the operator with other services relating to website and Internet usage. Google Analytics will not combine the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data held by Google. You may select a corresponding setting in your browser software to prevent cookies from being saved; please note, however, that, if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from recording data generated by the cookie relating to your use of this website (including your IP address) and from processing such data by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available from the following link:


Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our web pages. These functions are made available by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function links the web pages that you visit on your Twitter account and makes them known to other users. Data are also transferred to Twitter in the process.

We draw your attention to the fact that we, as providers of the web pages, do not obtain any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use by Twitter. Further information about this is available in Twitter's Privacy Policy at

You can change your privacy settings with Twitter in the Account Settings at

Further Information

Your trust is important to us. We would therefore like to be accountable to you at all times regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that this privacy statement was unable to answer or if you would like more detailed information on a particular point, please contact us at any time by e-mail to info(at) or by telephone at 0551/54700-0.