The German Bundestag takes the protection of your privacy very seriously. Technical and organisational measures have been put in place to ensure that both we and external service providers comply with data protection rules.
When you visit our website, we track which pages you visit and how long you spend on each page. This is to help us improve our website in terms of content and graphics and from a technical perspective. For a maximum period of 24 hours, your IP address is stored in a log file on a dedicated statistics server. Once a day, this data is anonymised and analysed in a database. The log file is then deleted. Tracking is carried out for statistical purposes only. Your IP address is not associated with any personal information and is not used to analyse how you use our site in substantive terms.
When you order information material, subscribe to a newsletter or use the electronic mailbox, we ask you for personal information. This is completely optional. The data is stored on highly secure servers located in Germany. Data protection rules are complied with.
When ordering information material, your personal details are used by the company responsible for the dispatch of brochures. Your details are not passed on to third parties.
Special data-protection rules apply for e-petitions.
It is possible to communicate with Members of the German Bundestag via encrypted email. Further information on how to send encrypted emails to Members can be found on the Members section of the website: http://www.bundestag.de/htdocs_e/bundestag/members17/index.html.
IP address logging when using the contact form to send a message to Members of the Bundestag or the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces
For security reasons, the user's IP address is forwarded to the addressee. This is a condition which must be accepted in order to use the contact form. The IP address is not stored, however. By submitting the form, the user agrees to the forwarding of his or her IP address. If the user does not agree, he or she must cancel the process. The message will then not be sent.
The German Bundestag accepts no responsibility for the content of external websites linked to from www.bundestag.de.