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Responsible person:

You can reach the person responsible for data protection on the website of the District Government of Münster via email at internet-redaktion@brms.nrw.de or via the address:

Bezirksregierung Münster
Pressestelle
Domplatz 1-3
48143 Münster
Phone +49 (0) 251 411-1066
Fax +49 (0) 251 411-2525

Data security official:

The data security official of the District Government of Münster can be reached via email at Datenschutz@brms.nrw.de or via the address:

Bezirksregierung Münster
Behördlicher Datenschutzbeauftragter
Albrecht-Thaer-Straße 9
48147 Münster
Phone +49 (0) 251 411-0
Fax +49 (0) 251 411-2525

Note on data protection:

When using our website, personal data is collected. This is necessary already for technical reasons, in order to guarantee all the functionalities and the security of our website (legal basis is Art. 6(1) sentence 1 lit. e GDPR).

The website of the District Government of Münster is hosted by the following external provider:

Babiel GmbH
Erkrather Straße 224 a
40233 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0) 211 179349-0
www.babiel.com

With each access to contents of this website, data are stored temporarily in so-called log files which may allow identification. The following data are collected each time the website is accessed:

  • IP address of the calling computer
  • date and time of the request
  • log of accessed pages / resources
  • technical status code that the server sends back to the client
  • transferred amount of data
  • client information (including browser, operating system).

These data from the log files are used to defend and analyse attacks on the web portal and are saved up to 24 hours directly and exclusively accessible to administrators. After that, they are only indirectly available via the reconstruction of backup tapes.

Email:

For your contact with the District Government of Münster, we offer you various access options via email addresses. If you use these contacts, personal data are entered explicitly on a voluntary basis (legal basis is Art. 6(1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR).

This concerns, for example, inquiries via email or orders of information material.

In this case, the following data will be saved:

  • title
  • surname
  • first name
  • email address
  • road
  • house number
  • post code
  • place
  • phone number
  • subject
  • your message
  • time stamp
  • user
  • IP address

When you contact us via email or when placing an order, the information you provide voluntarily must be saved so that we can comply with your request.

Persons below the age of 16 years shall not submit personal data to us unless the consent of the parent or custodian (the person having the care and custody of the child) has been granted (Article 8(1) GDPR). The consent must then be explicitly stated in the message (Article 8(2) GDPR). We do not request personal information from children and adolescents. We do not knowingly collect such data.

We use the personal data entered by you only for the purpose intended by you and only within the state administration or the authorities, departments and institutions commissioned with the respective service.

We will delete the personal data that we receive via email as soon as the storage is no longer required for the purpose you are pursuing or for the administrative processes that have been triggered and the storage requirements applicable to them. The District Government of Münster is subject to various storage and documentation obligations arising from legal requirements. The deadlines for storage or documentation specified there may vary.

All emails sent from this website will only be sent to the address you specify. The address will not be published and will only be used for the purpose, service or function you requested.

Use of cookies

The website uses so-called ‘cookies’. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. These serve to make our website more user-friendly and effective for you.

You can prevent the use of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser to refusing all cookies. However, you can also specify in your browser whether you want to be informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, whether you exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or of course generally. In addition, you can enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The particular procedure depends on your browser.

Web analytics/Piwik

This website uses Piwik, an open-source software that collects and stores data. This information is for marketing and optimization purposes. From the data Piwik creates user profiles with a pseudonym. For this purpose, the software stores cookies (text files) on your computer, which enable us to analyse how you use the website. Your IP address will be anonymised immediately after processing and before storage. The data are stored on the servers of the provider in Germany.

If you do not want Piwik to save cookies, you have the option to disable the installation of cookies through the settings of your browser (see the help function of the browser for more information). In this case, you may not be able to use all features of the website.

Transfer of personal data

Data logged when accessing the website of the District Government of Münster or collected for a special service, are only transferred to third parties outside the state government,

  • insofar as we are required by law or by judicial or public prosecutor's order to do so or
  • transfer is required for legal or criminal prosecution in the event of attacks on the state government's internet infrastructure.

However, we would like to point out explicitly that the use of social media which can be reached via this website may also include the transfer of personal data.

Your rights as user

You have the following rights towards us with respect to the personal data concerning you:

  • right to information (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • right to rectification or erasure (Art. 16, 17 GDPR)
  • right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

Please contact us via email at internet-redaktion@brms.nrw.de or in writing via the address of the online editors given in the imprint.
You also have the right to complain to the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia (www.ldi.nrw.de) about the processing of your personal data by us.

General information about privacy

In the course of further development of the website, changes to this data privacy statement may also be necessary. We therefore recommend that you reread the privacy policy from time to time.
General information on data protection can be found on the website of the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia: www.ldi.nrw.de
We point out that operators of external websites that are linked from the portal can collect and analyse the data of visitors to these websites.

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