Data privacy statement

Thursday, 24 May 2018

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. In any event, collection and processing of personal data will only take place conformable to the applicable law (i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation, "GDPR").

Owner of the website

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
Schusterstr. 46-48
55116 Mainz
Tel: +49 6131-275080


Scope of application

This data privacy statement is only applicable for the website of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds and the foundation’s own contents offered thereupon. Other websites that may be linked to from this one, have their own conditions of use.

Cookies and log files

This website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to recognize your device on subsequent visits.

This website uses only technically necessary cookies and these will be deleted at the end of your session. Such cookies are needed to, for example, re-establish 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. When using the website, certain data, including data sent by the browser (e.g. IP address, cookies, previous website, time and date, displayed contents) is temporarily stored. We use this data to enable you to use our website

The collection and storage of these data is necessary for the proper operation of our website. Therefore, there is no opt-out option.

The legal basis is Article 6 GDPR.

Tracking and analysis

We do not use tracking or analysis tools that collect further data.

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 will ask you to provide personal data including full name, email 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. Further information on the use, storage and processing of such data is given in the data privacy statements for the protected areas.

Data transfer to third parties

Where necessary, we engage service providers to process your personal data for the purposes described in this data protection information and the data protection information given for the separate programmes. These service providers process the data only on our behalf, in accordance with our instructions and under our control in accordance with this data privacy declaration.


Our website uses the so-called https-protocol for encryption (recognizable at the https preceding the web address). This prevents unauthorized third parties from accessing or manipulating your data during transmission. If accessing our website through the non-secure http protocol, you will automatically be transferred to an encrypted connection.

Your rights

You can request information which personal data we store. If you have provided personal data based on an application, consent, or contact, you have the right to receive this data in a common and machine-readable format.
In justified cases, you may also request the deletion, correction, or limitation of the processing of your data.

Where you provided consent for the use of your personal data, you can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect.


If you have any questions about our use of personal data, this data protection declaration or would like to exercise your rights, you can contact us at any time:

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
Schusterstr. 46-48
55116 Mainz
Tel: 06131-275080


In case of questions or concerns you can also contact the competent data protection authority for us (Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Rheinland-Pfalz, Postfach 30 40, 55020 Mainz or Hintere Bleiche 34, 55116 Mainz, Germany) or where you live.

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