Privacy Statement

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds takes the protection of your personal data seriously. This privacy statement describes what personal data are collected by this website and how these data are processed. The nature, extent and purpose of the collection and processing of personal data depend on the actions of the user during the visit of this website.

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The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds makes every effort to constantly improve this website and to make it as user-friendly as possible. Analysing statistical data on the use of this webpage helps us to achieve this goal. When using this website, temporarily certain data, including data sent by your browser (IP address, cookies, referring web page, time and date, content viewed) will be stored and processed in a log file.


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This website uses the following categories of cookies:

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Necessary cookies are used for technical reasons, such as re-establishing a user’s session at login if their previous session was cancelled due to user inactivity. Such cookies are not used to analyse use of this website.

II. Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses cookies to help analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) does not contain any personal information and will be stored for analysis purposes on a server operated by the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds. The usage information collected by the cookie will not be forwarded to third parties.

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Login to Password Protected Areas

When you login to a protected area of the website, e.g. for applying for a PhD fellowship or travel grant, the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds may ask you to provide personal data including full name, e-mail address, postal address, and other information for the purpose of the area you login to. Where providing such data is not mandatory, this is indicated. For further information please see the data agreements in the protected areas.

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