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Privacy policy

We are pleased to welcome you to our website and we thank you for your interest. The protection of your privacy when you are using our website is very important to us.
So far as names are provided, the data subjects have given their consent. For data protection reasons, other persons have not been named.

Collection and processing of data

When you visit our website, the web server saves, by default, the domain name (DNS name) and/or IP address (anonymised) of your computer, the browser, the protocol and the operating system you are using, the website from which you navigated to our site, the pages you visit on our site, the error code of the query, the quantity of data transferred, and the date and time of your visit. This information tells us about the general interests and preferences of our visitors. The data saved will be analysed for statistical purposes only and will not be shared with third parties.

Data security

We employ technical and organisational measures to give your data the greatest possible protection against unauthorised access. We use encryption on our website. Your information is transferred over the internet from your computer to our server and vice versa via TLS encryption. This is indicated by a lock symbol in the status bar of your browser and https:// at the start of the address.


We use session cookies on our web pages. Processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Processing Regulation (GDPR) and in the interests of optimising usability.
You can modify the settings in your browser so that it informs you when cookies are placed on your computer. This makes the use of cookies more transparent. You can delete cookies at any time via the appropriate browser setting and prevent your computer from accepting new cookies. Please note that this may prevent our web pages from displaying properly and some functions may not be available for technical reasons.

Ihre Rechte als Nutzer

The GDPR gives you certain rights regarding the processing of your personal data:

Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR): You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to access the personal data and the specific information referred to in Art. 15 GDPR.
Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and, if applicable, the right to have incomplete personal data completed.
You also have the right to demand that personal data concerning you is erased without undue delay where one of the grounds referred to in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes being pursued.
Right to restrict processing (Art. 18 GDPR):
You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data where one of the criteria specified in Art. 18 GDPR applies, e.g. if you have objected to processing, pending the outcome of any investigation.
Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):
In certain cases, which are specified individually in Art. 20 GDPR, you have a right to receive personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to another third party.
Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR):
If data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) (data processing for the purposes of legitimate interests), you are entitled to object to the processing at any time for reasons relating to your particular situation. We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing the data which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if we need to process the data for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Under Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you are of the view that the processing of the data concerning you is in violation of data protection provisions. The right to lodge a complaint can be exercised in particular with a supervisory authority in the member state of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement.

Does the privacy policy also apply to the websites of other providers?

Our website contains links to other sites. We accept no responsibility for the content of websites that can be accessed via links. The links are examined and assessed only briefly when they are added to the site. An ongoing review of the content is neither planned nor possible. We explicitly distance ourselves from all content that may have criminal-law implications or implications in respect of our liability, or which are contrary to public policy.

Privacy notice concerning the use of Twitter

The Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports has a Twitter page. As soon as you click on the relevant link, you leave the site and access content on Twitter’s servers. The Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports never saves personal data belonging to the account’s followers. The information you provide on our Twitter page is never used for other purposes or shared by the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports.
We handle your data with the utmost care. However, we assume no liability for the behaviour of the operators of the social networks, or of third parties. As the operator of the Twitter page, the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports has no influence over the processing of your data by Twitter. We would explicitly point out that, as the provider of the site, we do not receive information from Twitter on the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. We cannot exclude the possibility that Twitter will use your profile data and/or share it with third parties. Only visit our Twitter page if you are aware of these implications and you are willing to accept the risks described.
Our links to Twitter are simply weblinks. They merely take you to the Twitter page of the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports. Once there, you are under no compulsion to use the ‘Like’ button. All content that we post on Twitter can also be read by people who do not follow the Senator and by people who do not have a Twitter account.
Click here to go to the Twitter page of the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports

More questions?

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please do not hesitate to contact:

Kai Stührenberg