Data protection

Given the importance of data security, we process your personal information exclusively on the basis of the latest legal regulations (DSGVO, TKG 2003). This privacy policy informs you about the most important aspects of online data processing on the website of the Paracelsus Medical University (PMU). Please keep in mind that your personal information is not safe without further precautions and may be recorded by third parties once uploaded onto the internet.

Personal data

In line with data avoidance and data minimization, we collect personal information only to the extent and for as long as it is necessary for the use of the PMU website or required by law. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the relevant legal provisions and to this privacy policy when collecting and processing personal data. The collected information will be blocked or deleted when the purpose of the data collection falls away or when the end of the legal storage period is reached. The PMU website can normally be used without the transfer of personal data. When we collect personal information – such as your name, address or email address – this data collection is voluntary. This information will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent. Please note that the protection of your information cannot be guaranteed during data transmission between your device and the PMU webpage.

Security of your data

We take all technical and organizational precautions to secure your information so that it is inaccessible to unauthorized third parties. When sending very sensitive data or information, it is recommended to use the post office as complete data security cannot be guaranteed by e-mail.

Data transmission / data logging

The delivery and presentation of content via the PMU website requires the collection of certain data. So-called server log files are recorded by us or the provider of the PMU web space when our website is accessed by you. These log files do not allow any conclusions about you and your privacy. The relevant information consists of the name of the accessed website, its file, the access date, the amount of exchanged data, your web browser and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet provider, the referral URL of the page from which you have switched to our site, as well as the corresponding IP address. We use this data for the presentation and delivery of our content as well as for statistical purposes. The latter information supports the provision and constant improvement of our services. A transfer to third parties, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, does not take place. We reserve the right to check the log file data retrospectively in case of the suspected illegal useage of our web services.

Information, cancellation, blocking

You have the right to be informed about the data we store, their correction, deletion, restriction, transfer or revocation. In the case of opposition, if you believe that processing of your data by us violates the data protection law or if your data protection rights have otherwise been violated, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the data protection authority.


Our website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your server. Cookies are not harmful and serve to improve our offers for you. Some cookies remain stored on your server until you delete them. They allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit. If you do not want this, you can set up your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies. Disabling cookies may however limit the functionality of our website. If you want to know more about cookies, such as which cookies have been set, and how to manage or delete them, please go to or

Third-party content and services

The offer on the PMU website may also include content or services by other providers that complement our offers. Examples of such offers are Google Maps, YouTube videos or graphic representations of third parties. Using these services from third parties requires the transmission of your IP address. This makes it possible for these external providers to access your IP address and to save it. We make therefore every effort to include only third parties who use IP addresses solely to deliver their content. However, we have no influence on how third party providers store and handle the IP addresses. The latter may include, for example, the statistical analysis of the IP addresses. Should we become aware of unsafe storage practices by our third party providers, we will immediately notify all users of this fact. Please note our special data protection statements for individual third-party providers and service providers whose services we use on our website. They can be found here in this privacy policy.

Google Analytics

Our website uses the web analytics service Google Analytics from Google Inc. which uses cookies. These text files are stored on your device and allows for the analysis of your user behavior on our website. The cookies generate information that is transmitted to a Google server. Although these servers are typically located in the United States, they are bound to agreements to useage within the European Economic Area and your IP address is shortened before it is sent to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be shortened after its transmission to the USA. Google evaluates the information provided to offer other services to us website operators. The transmitted IP address is not merged with other Google services. By changing your browser settings, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your computer. However, this may be result indisplay and functional restrictions while using our website. You can use a browser plugin to prevent the collection and useage of the data generated by the cookies.

Google Maps

The PMU webpage contains a plugin of the internet service Google Maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., located in the US, CA 94043, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View. By using Google Maps on our website, information about the use of this website and your IP address will be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. We have no knowledge of the exact content of the submitted data, nor about their use by Google. The company denies in this context the connection of the data with information from other Google services and the collection of personal data. However, Google may transmit the information to third parties., You can prevent the execution of Google Maps by disabling Javascript in your browser. As a result, you won´t be able to display any maps on our website. By using our website, you consent to the collection and processing of information by Google Inc. as described. For more information about the Google Maps Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, please visit .html.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We will update this policy regularly to protect your personal information. Please review these guidelines occasionally to follow recent improvements of how we protect your personal information and continually improve the content on our website. If we make significant changes to the collection, useage and / or disclosure of the personal information you provide to us, we will notify you through a prominent message on the PMU website. By using the website, you agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

Contact details

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us via our contact page.

Site Operator

Paracelsus Medical Private University Salzburg – Private Foundation
Strubergasse 21
5020 Salzburg

Data protection officer

Helmut Zacher
Paracelsus Medical Private University Salzburg – Private Foundation
Strubergasse 21
5020 Salzburg