Privacy policy

Every time a user accesses the website of the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN) and every time a file is requested, access data is stored.

This data is not traceable to any individual. The stored data cannot be used to reconstruct who accessed the KFN website.

It is solely used to compile usage statistics for the website.

The data collected is as follows:

  • The number of times the website as a whole and the individual pages are accessed
  • The number of times that links are followed to other websites
  • A list of sites that users follow links from to reach the KFN website
  • Search terms that users use to reach the KFN website.

When an email is sent to KFN, the sender’s email address is solely used for correspondence between KFN and the sender. Email addresses are not passed on to third parties.

When the KFN website is accessed, a ‘font size’ cookie is created to store the font size selected by the user. No other data is stored. The cookie cannot be used to identify the user. The cookie cannot be used to determine what other sites a user has viewed.


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