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Privacy notice

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.

Data controller

The data controller is the German Bundestag. Its contact details are as follows:

Deutscher Bundestag
Platz der Republik 1
D - 11011 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 227-0
Email: mail@bundestag.de

The parliamentary data protection officer can be reached at the above postal address by adding “An den behördlichen Datenschutzbeauftragten”, at the above telephone number, or at the email address datenschutz.bdb@bundestag.de.

Legal bases and purposes of data processing

We process the data you provide, including your contact details (name, address, telephone number, email address), on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1a) of the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) so that we can contact you, to perform the tasks for which the Administration of the German Bundestag is responsible (Article 6 (1e) of the GDPR, Section 3 of the Federal Data Protection Act – BDSG) and to comply with legal obligations (Article 6 (1c) of the GDPR).

Statistical analysis

We use the open source software Matomo for statistical analysis of site visitor numbers. The data collected in this way is used, in anonymised form, to analyse how the German Bundestag’s website is used and to improve it. Matomo collects IP addresses, but only in anonymised form. By using the website, you agree to Matomo’s processing of the data collected in the aforementioned way and for the aforementioned purpose.

You can prevent Matomo from collecting data by activating your internet browser’s “Do Not Track” function. In most browsers, this can be found under “Settings – Privacy”.

If you use the video or audio player, your IP address is also processed in anonymised form for statistical purposes.

The “Deutscher Bundestag” mobile app

We want to ensure the app is stable and reliable. For this reason, anonymised crash reports containing technical information are collected, transferred to the service provider HockeyApp (a Microsoft Corporation company, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA) and stored there for analysis. The crash reports do not contain any personal data or log files. They include, for example, the app version, the date and time of the crash, the device manufacturer and model, and the operating system version. HockeyApp’s privacy statement can be found at https://hockeyapp.net/privacy/.

Events calendar: reminders

Our events calendar allows you to request an email reminder of an event at a certain time. This function requires you to enter your email address. We only store it so that we can send you the requested email.

Cookies

When you visit individual pages on the site, temporary “cookies” are used to make navigation easier for you when you return to a page after visiting another page. These “session cookies” do not store any personal data and are erased when the session ends.

Contacting the Bundestag using the contact form

When contacting the German Bundestag using the contact form, you can enter your personal details, such as your name, email address or telephone number, if you would like to receive a reply. These details, together with your message, are forwarded to the selected addressee. For security reasons, your IP address is stored for 14 days and then erased.

This privacy notice applies to enquiries from the public and the press.

The German Bundestag’s committees

Please note the separate privacy notice which applies to the German Bundestag’s committees and bodies.

Image Service

The German Bundestag’s Image Service stores “session cookies” when you agree to the conditions of use for this online service.

E-petitions

A special privacy notice applies to e-petitions.

Parliamentary Archives

Please note the separate privacy notice which applies to the use of the Parliamentary Archives.

Exhibitions on politics and Parliament

The following separate privacy notices apply with regard to exhibitions on politics and Parliament at the German Bundestag: privacy notice for visitors and privacy notice for exhibitors.

European Affairs Directorate (PE)

Please note the separate privacy notice which applies with regard to the European Affairs Directorate (PE).

Data transfers

Newsletter subscriptions

If you subscribe to one of our newsletters, the information you provide is passed on to the German Bundestag’s contractual partner tasked with sending the newsletters and used by them to manage your newsletter subscription and to send the newsletter. The name and address of the relevant contractual partner can be requested by emailing vorzimmer.ik6@bundestag.de.

Ordering information material

If you order information material, the information you provide is passed on to the German Bundestag’s contractual partner tasked with processing orders and used by them to process your order. The name and address of the relevant contractual partner can be requested by emailing vorzimmer.ik2@bundestag.de.

Share function

For the “share page” function, which enables you to share content from bundestag.de on social media, we use the open source solution “Shariff” developed by Heise. Simply accessing content does not transfer any data to social networks. Direct contact between the user and the platform in question is only established if the user actively clicks on a social network’s button to share the content, and only the information required to share the content is transmitted.

Data retention period

In principle, we erase your data as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes set out above, unless it remains necessary to store it temporarily. Unless otherwise stated, your data is erased no later than five years after the end of the year in which the last contact between you and the Administration of the German Bundestag took place.

For archiving purposes in the public interest, records may be transferred to the Parliamentary Archives upon expiry of the retention periods. Their further retention takes place in accordance with Article 17 (3) (d) of the 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 address given above to obtain access to the personal data concerning you which has been stored (Article 15 of the GDPR) and, subject to certain conditions, to obtain the rectification (Article 16 of the GDPR) or erasure (Article 17 of the GDPR) of your data. You may also have the right to obtain restriction of processing of your data (Article 18 of the GDPR) and the right to receive the data you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (Article 20 of the GDPR).

You can withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data for specific purposes at any time with effect for the future. Please note that in this case it may not be possible, in certain circumstances, for a request to be processed further.

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 authority responsible for the German Bundestag is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, who can be contacted at the following address:

Der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz
und die Informationsfreiheit
Husarenstr. 30
D - 53117 Bonn

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