Data protection

Responsible Organization

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)
Baseler Straße 27-31
D-60329 Frankfurt am Main
E-Mail: info(at)

Privacy Policy (short)

This following section gives a short and comprehensible overview about how we collect and process data. See the next section on this page for the full Privacy Policy.

What we collect

  • Domain name or IP address of your device,
  • the filename and URL you requested,
  • the http response code
  • the website that might have referred you to our site.

How we collect data

Data collection about the usage of our website is automated, but without the use of cookies.

What we use the data for

  • Technical administration and hosting
  • Anonymous traffic analysis via Matomo.

Furthermore we use the data

  • Only within the legal frameworks
  • For abuse detection and bug fixing
  • For possible requests by state authorities.

How long we keep it

We process and store the data only for the purposes given above, and only for the period necessary to achieve these purposes. In case of a longer storage period prescribed by law, we are obliged to store some data for this longer period.

Privacy Policy (full)

By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process.

The following paragraphs describe which data is collected by using this website, and how it is used.

1. Collection and usage of data

Every access of our website and the files stored there is being logged in the server log files. The purpose of this collection is the correct delivery of the content of our website (according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO), and for internal statistics. This information will be stored no longer than six months.

The logged information, in detail:

  • The name of the downloaded file,
  • date and time of access,
  • the amount of data transferred,
  • the HTTP standard response code,
  • your browser type,
  • the Referrer URL,
  • the current IP address of your device.

Additional personal data is not stored automatically.

2. Transfer of Personal Data

There will be no transfer of personal data to third parties without your consent.

3. Use of Matomo

On this website we use the web analytics service Matomo to analyze and review the use of our website. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

We operate Matomo in a version that does not require cookies. Thus, no Matomo cookies are stored on your computer for the purpose of web analysis. For the analysis of website usage, your IP address and information such as timestamp, web pages visited and your language settings are collected. We store the information collected in this way on our server in Germany for a period of 365 days. Data is not passed on to third parties.

This website uses Matomo with the extension AnonymizeIP. This means that IP addresses are processed in a shortened form and a direct reference to a person is excluded. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Matomo will not be merged with other data collected by us. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

Preventing the use of Matomo is possible by removing the following checkmark and thus activating the opt-out plug-in:

In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must then be reactivated when you visit our site again.

The Matomo program is an open source project. In­formation from the third-party provider on data pro­tection is available at

4. Data Protection Officer

PRIF has named an external Data Protection officer to ensure your rights as users of our site and compliance with Date Protection legislation.

Mr Heinz Eifert
gds – Gesellschaft für Datenschutz Mittelhessen mbH
Auf der Appeling 8
35043 Marburg
06421 / 804 1310

Feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer in case you need more information that this Data Protection Notice did not offer, or if you need additional information regarding data protection at PRIF.

5. Your Rights

These are the specific rights you have

  • Right of confirmation/access
  • Right to erasure
  • Right to be forgotten
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object
  • Right to rectification
  • Right to object

The contact info of our supervisory authority:

Der Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Postfach 3163
65021 Wiesbaden

Security Notice

PRIF maintains current technical measures to guarantee for data security, in particular to protect your personal information against risks during data transfers, as well as knowledge acquisition by third parties. Communication via email, however, does not provide full information security, so we advise you to correspond by mail.

We reserve the right to modify this data protection notice at any time. Should any such modification change the purpose of the storage and use of data, we will ensure proper documentation and compliance with current data protection legislation.