Privacy policy

Processing of general information when visiting our website and creation of log files

When accessing the website and its content, personal data is only processed to the extent technically necessary (in particular: IP address; name of the file accessed; date and time of access; browser type and version; your operating system; the web page from which you reached us). This information is technically necessary in order to deliver the contents of our website requested by you without any problems. It is regularly stored when you access a website and in server log files. Your data is processed in particular for the following purposes:

Ensuring the use of and connection to the web offer of the Clinical Neuropsychology Unit, ensuring and evaluating system security and stability, and for other administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest arising from the aforementioned data collection purposes (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO). We do not assign this data to specific persons and do not combine it with other data sources. It is not passed on to third parties.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. Through this, we automatically receive certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system about your computer and your connection to the internet.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate your navigation and enable the correct display of our web pages.

Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.


To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.


When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail about circumstances relevant to the service or registration (for example, changes to the newsletter offer or technical circumstances).

For an effective registration, we require a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double-opt-in" procedure. For this purpose, we log the order for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the response requested herewith. No further data is collected. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.

The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his/her consent.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. There is a corresponding link in each newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly on this website at any time or inform us of your wish to do so using the contact option provided at the end of this privacy policy.

Contact form or contact e-learning

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e DSGVO in conjunction with § 4 HmbDSG, if the processing of the personal data you have provided is necessary to process your request in the context of fulfilling our tasks. The communication of any additional information by you is voluntary and based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Personal data for contacting studies

Personal data are processed in our clinical studies. In doing so, we follow the principles in Art. 5 (1) DS-GVO for the processing of personal data.

In most of our surveys, we ask for general data to describe you (age, gender, education). In most cases, we also require an email address from you to contact us. All email addresses are treated confidentially, are not publicly accessible and are not passed on to third parties. The anonymised or pseudonymised data will be stored for at least 10 years. However, whenever you wish, you can request the deletion of the data collected from you (before data evaluation). The data collected will be stored exclusively for the purpose of conducting the study. Only data that are necessary for the evaluation of the study are requested. The security of data transmission via the Internet is also guaranteed by SSL encryption (see above). The evaluations can be published in professional journals without disclosure of personal data. Data protection regulations are observed for the processing of personal data.

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to obtain information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or, apart from the mandatory data storage for business processing, deleted. Please contact our data protection officer for this purpose. You will find the contact details at the bottom of this page.

To ensure that a blocking of data can be taken into account at any time, this data must be kept in a blocking file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of data, unless there is a legal archiving obligation. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data upon request.

You can make changes or revoke consent by notifying us accordingly with effect for the future.

Use of Matomo

Type and purpose of processing: This website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor access. The provider of the Matomo software is InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand.

Matomo uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored on a server in Germany.

The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before it is stored. You have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. We would like to point out that if you change the setting accordingly, not all functions of this website may be available.

You can decide whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the website operator to collect and analyse various statistical data. For more information on the privacy settings of the Matomo software, please see the following link:

Legal basis: The data is processed on the basis of the user's consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).
Recipients: Recipients of the data are, if applicable, order processors. Storage period: The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our recording purposes. In our case, this occurs after the following period: 180 days (3 months).

Change to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration from time to time so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection statement will then apply to your next visit.

Contact details of the responsible person

Responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the EU member states as well as other data protection provisions is:

Prof. Dr. Steffen Moritz

University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Clinical Neuropsychology Unit
W37, Neubau, 4. OG
Martinistraße 52
20246 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0) 40 7410-56565

Questions to the Data Protection Officer

The Neuropsychology Working Group does everything in its power to process your personal data in accordance with legal requirements. Should you nevertheless be of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is not permitted under data protection law, you are welcome to contact the UKE's Data Protection Officer:

Matthias Jaster
Martinistraße 52
20246 Hamburg
Tel. +49 (0) 40 7410 - 56890

In addition, you also have the option of contacting the competent supervisory authority with a complaint. The supervisory authority responsible for you depends on the federal state of your residence or the alleged data protection violation. A list of the supervisory authorities with addresses can be found at: Responsible for the UKE is:

The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Kurt-Schumacher-Allee 4
20097 Hamburg