This privacy notice informs you about the collection and processing of your personal data by the Administration of the German Bundestag, informs you of your rights and enables you to take an informed decision on how your personal data is handled.
The data controller is the German Bundestag, which can be contacted as follows:
Platz der Republik 1
Tel.: +49 30 227-0
The parliamentary data protection officer can be contacted at the above address by adding “An den behördlichen Datenschutzbeauftragten”, at the above telephone number, or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data processing purposes and legal bases
We process the data you provide, including your contact data (name, address, telephone number, email address), based on you having given your consent (Article 6 paragraph 1(a) GDPR) for us to contact you and so that we can perform the tasks within the remit of the Administration of the German Bundestag (Article 6 paragraph 1(e) GDPR, Section 3 of the Federal Data Protection Act).
We use the Open Source Software Matomo for statistical evaluation of site visitor numbers. The data recorded by this software are used in anonymised form to analyse and improve use of the German Bundestag’s website. IP addresses are recorded by Matomo, however only in anonymised form. By using the website you accept that the data collected will be used by Matomo for the aforementioned purposes as described above.
You can prevent data being collected by Matomo by activating the "Do Not Track" function in your browser. In most browsers this function can be found under "Settings -> Privacy".
Using our calendar, you can set a reminder via email for an appointment at a specific time. This requires you to enter your email address in the relevant field. This data is only stored by us in order to send you the requested email reminder.
Using the contact form
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 and the information provided in the contact form are saved. 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.
Special data-protection rules apply for e-petitions (German only).
Privacy notice of the committees of the German Bundestag
Please see the separate data protection notice for the Parliamentary Archives (German only).
When you subscribe to one of the newsletter mailing lists, the information provided is passed on to the contractual partners of the German Bundestag responsible for sending the newsletter and used by these to manage the subscription and send the newsletter. You can request the name and address of the relevant contractual partner via email@example.com.
Ordering information material
When information material is ordered, the information provided is passed on to the contractual partners of the German Bundestag responsible for processing the order and used by these to do so. You can request the name and address of the relevant contractual partner via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using the contact form
When using the contact form, the data provided are saved and processed. The retention period and any transfer of the data depends on the nature of your query. The relevant office will inform you of this without delay.
For the “Share page” function, which allows you to share content from bundestag.de on social media, we use the Open Source solution “Shariff” developed by Heise. Viewing content alone does not cause any data to be sent to social networks. Direct contact between users and the respective platform is only established when the user actively clicks on the social network button to share content. Only the information required for sharing is then transmitted.
Data retention period
As a rule, we delete your data as soon as they are no longer required for the aforementioned purposes, unless temporary retention continues to be necessary. Unless otherwise indicated, your data are erased after a maximum period of five years following the end of the year in which the last contact between you and the Administration of the German Bundestag took place.
Documents may be transferred to the Parliamentary Archives for archiving purposes in the public interest upon expiry of the retention periods. Their further retention takes place in accordance with Article 17 (3) (d) GDPR. Further details are regulated in the Archive Regulations of the German Bundestag and the Regulations on the Use of the Parliamentary Archives.
Rights of data subjects
You can contact us at the above address to obtain access to the personal data concerning you which has been stored (Article 15 GDPR) and, subject to certain conditions, to obtain the rectification (Article 16 GDPR) or erasure (Article 17 GDPR) of your data. You may also have the right to obtain restriction of processing of your data (Article 18 GDPR) and the right to receive the data you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (Article 20 GDPR).
You can revoke your consent given to us for the processing of your personal data for specific purposes at any time with effect for the future. Please note that in this case, further processing of any requests may no longer be possible.
You also have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to lawful processing of your personal data for which a legal basis exists. You do not have the right to object if there is a compelling public interest in the processing which overrides your interests, or if the processing is required by law.
In addition, you have the right to contact a data protection supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority is:
The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection
and Freedom of Information
(Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit)