Collected data

Whenever you visit our website, data are collected automatically by the IT systems of the web hosting company or google. These are mostly technical data such as the operating system or the browser which you are using or the time of access. These data are are stored for three days with the website operator and will be deleted afterwards. When you contact us via email (under the address provided under contact), or press the facebook or twitter symbol, this happens independent of this website.

Purpose of data collection

The data is in part collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. The data are also used to analyse how visitors use the site and how many visitors we have.

Your data – your rights

You have the right to request information at no charge about your stored data and the purpose for which it was collected, how it was collected and who received the data. You have the right to request correction or deletion of these data.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found below as well as in the website’s legal notice.

International Union of Physiological Sciences
Department of Women & Children’s Health,
University of Liverpool, 1st Floor University Department,
Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Crown Street,
Liverpool, L8 7SS E

Any data subject may, at any time, contact us via our contact address or via email directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is found under

Detailed information regarding data collection on our website


Cookies are small text files. These are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Our web page uses cookies. Generally spoken, cookies help to make a website user-friendly, secure and efficient. We wish to emphasise that cookies do not contain any viruses and do harm your computer. Upon access to our website you will be always asked which cookies you want to accept.

Most of the cookies are what is called “session cookies.” While some of them are automatically deleted after your visit, others make it possible to recognize your browser upon your next visit this site. Thus they remain stored on your device until actively deleted by you. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website. Please not that you have the possibility to configure your browser individually whether to accept or reject or automatically deleting cookies when closing the browser.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Domain
  • IP-Address
  • Time of the server request
  • “Request”
  • Status-Code
  • Bytes transferred
  • “Useragent”

These data will not be combined with data from other sources and are not made directly available to the website controller. However, the website controller receives anonymous statistics (without IP addresses) informing about total and average number of devices, visits, and pages visited per day or per month, respectively. It also shows whether you reached us directly or via an external link.

Plugins and tools with relevance to data collection

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts on different devices , this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy at


Our website uses embedded videofiles which are uploaded from Youtube. Whenever you open such a video, youtube collects unique identifiers, browser type and settings, device type and settings, operating system, mobile network information including carrier name and phone number, and application version number. Information about the interaction of your apps, browsers, and devices with Google services, including IP address, crash reports, system activity, and the date, time, and referrer URL of your request as well as the video(s) you watch and People with whom you communicate or share content are also collected. 

Social media

This website contains facebook and twitter symbols. However, facebook or twitter components are not integrated into this website. You open them independently of the website. We refer to the privacy policies of these companies