The Virchow Foundation for Global Health as operator of this website takes the protection of the personal data of users and interested individuals very seriously. We comply with the regulations of the German Telemedia Act, the Federal Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulation, and the ePrivacy Regulation. If you have any questions regarding data protection at Virchow Foundation for Global Health, please feel free to contact our Data Protection Administrator (

Please note, that the confidentiality or accuracy of any communication or material transmitted to/from us over the internet and by email cannot be guaranteed. If you do not to take this risk, we advise you to contact us by letter or personal deliver.

Analysis of Our Users’ Website Activities and Information about Embedded Third-Party Offers

Do Not Track and Information

If Do Not Track is activated in the browser, third-party tracking is deactivated and no web font from external resources is integrated.

Depending on the browser, this is either a button in the program settings or an add-in or plugin module that has to be installed retroactively. If this option is activated, your browser signals to our web server that you do not wish any tracking to be performed without your explicit consent. Then all tracking functions will be automatically activated by us on the server side. This also means that our websites will be delivered without code for Google Analytics. This assures the best possible data protection.

Depending on which Internet browser you are using, the process for activating the “Do Not Track” option varies. Follow the links below to find out how to do it:

Please be advised that general deactivation of cookies may cause malfunctions in the use of our website and, in addition, does not reliably prevent transmission of data to Google Analytics.


Analysis of Our Users’ Website Activities and Information about Embedded Third-Party Offers

Server log files

The Website Provider automatically collects and stores Information that your browser transmits in “Server log files”. This enables a safe usage of the Server. Those logfiles include:

  • IP address of the user
  • Visited sites
  • Date and time of accessing
  • Used data volume in byte
  • Source/reference URL
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used

These data will be deleted latest after 2 weeks and IPs anonymized after 24 hours if technical possible. Those Information will not be combined with data from other sources.


Use of Cookies | Cookie Policy

This website uses pseudonymous cookies to offer a more user-friendly handling.

You may object to the use of cookies at any time by deleting it.


Google Analytics and Double-Click

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that enable analysis of the usage of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and will be shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your usage of the website, to aggregate reports about website activities, and to provide further services related to the usage of this website and the usage of the Internet to the operator of this website. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

Further information on the usage conditions and data protection of Google Analytics can be found here and here. Data from AdWords and from the Double-Click cookie are analysed via Google Analytics. If you do not wish this, you can deactivate it via the Ads Preferences Manager.

Please be advised that Google Analytics has been extended on this website with the code “ga(‘set’, ‘anonymizeIp’, true);” in order to assure that IP addresses are captured anonymously (so-called “IP Masking”). If the Do Not Track feature is activated in your browser, no scripts from Google Analytics will be integrated without your consent.

Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps API, a map service of Google Inc. (“Google”), for displaying an interactive map. If Google Maps is used, information about your usage of this website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and may be stored there.

Google may also transmit the information obtained through Maps to third parties if this is stipulated by law or if third parties process these data on behalf of Google. In no case will Google connect your IP address with other data from Google. Nevertheless, it would be technically possible for Google to identify at least individual users based on the data received. It would be possible for personal data and personality profiles of users of this website to be processed by Google for other purposes that we do not and cannot influence.

If the Do Not Track feature is activated in your browser, no external Google Maps content will be loaded without your consent.



For the integration of videos, we use, among others, the provider YouTube. YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC headquartered at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. headquartered at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

If you access the subpages of our website that have a YouTube plugin, a connection will be established to the YouTube servers and the plugin will be displayed. By doing so, information about which of our subpages you have visited will be transmitted to the YouTube server. If, while doing so, you are logged in to YouTube as a member, YouTube will associate this information with your personal user account. If you use the plugin, e.g., by clicking on the start button of a video, this information will also be associated with your user account. Further information on data processing and information on data protection by YouTube (Google) can be found at

If the Do Not Track feature is activated in your browser, no external YouTube content will be loaded without your consent; instead, only an indication of this option (play button) will be displayed.


Social Media and News Feeds

Use of Social Plugins of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram Using the Shariff Solution

For more information about the purpose and extent of the data elicitation and the further processing and use of the data by the providers on their sites, as well as about your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy, please check the data protection information of the respective providers:



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


Information on Newsletter and on the Opt-In Process

The subscribtion to receive our “Newsletter” is made by your choice which refers to the opt-in process. We will use your personal information to keep you informed about the relevant developments in global health politics and including invitations to interesting conferences and upcoming events. You can of cause at anytime unsubscribe from this Newsletter and we will delete your contact details from our distribution list.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



We do not share your data with third parties.

The data we collect is only for reasons

  • to provide the online content,  supply, and functions,
  • to respond to contact inquiries and for the communication with user,
  • to have security measures in place,
  • to monitor our impact.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Imprint & Compilation
Virchow Foundation for Global Health
c/o Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Jägerstrasse 22/23
DE-10117 Berlin | Germany
T: +49 30 20370 302

Information in accordance with Section 5 of the Teleservices Act (TMG)

Authorized Representatives
Roland Göhde
Executive Member of the Board | CEO

Entry in the Register of Associations
Registry 21.13 – V 24
Regulatory Authority:

Bezirksregierung Münster
Dezernat 21 – Stiftungsaufsicht
Albrecht-Thaer-Straße 9
48147 Münster | Germany

The internet site of the Virchow Foundation for Global Health contains links and banners referring to third party sites. If you follow these links you leave the Virchow Foundation for Global Health site. We do not control these sites nor are we responsible for their contents. Inclusion of links does not imply endorsement of the site, business or organisation, nor of the material displayed on these sites. We do not necessarily share the opinions expressed on the referred third party sites. We are not liable for any referred third party sites’ contents.


Changes / Version
Last update: 2021 – 11- 17