Anonymous data collection

Under section 13, paragraph 1 and section 15, paragraph 4 of the German Telecommunications Act (TMG) all access to the web server is recorded. No personal data is stored. Different rules may apply to the use of individual interactive services of our website.

If you would like to make use of such a service (such as the email service or the ordering of publications), we will need to collect personal data to enable us to deal with your request. This includes the collection of details such as your name, postal address and/or email address. The provision of these details is voluntary. No personal data will be collected beyond that provided by you with your knowledge. If necessary, you will be asked to express permission for the collection and use of your personal data.

When visiting our website, the date of access and time of your visit to the web pages, technical details (e. g., version and name of the browser and the operating system, the resolution of the monitor) as well as read documents are recorded automatically in the form of server log files. This access data is collected in an anonymous form and is used solely for statistical evaluations in connection with the operation and safety of our online services and to optimise its performance. An individual user cannot be identified from the data collected.

We reserve the right to have personal data traced with the help of individual data sets in cases of serious infringements of our terms of use and impermissible access to, or attempts to access, our server.

By using this Internet service you agree to this course of action. If you do not agree to this course of action, you are free not to use our service.

Web analysis and use of cookies

This website uses the web analytics service PIWIK for the statistical evaluation of user access and page views.

PIWIK uses cookies for this analysis. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which enable your use of the website to be evaluated. The information generated by the cookies, for example about the web page previously accessed (link source or referrer URL), file request (file name and URL), date of access and time of your website visit, including your IP address will be transmitted to the servers of our IT service provider in Germany and stored only at that location for a limited period. During this process your IP address will be immediately anonymised and will not be merged with other data, ensuring that you are not identified as a user. The data collected in this way does not disclose any information about your identity.

You can prevent cookies from being stored by making the appropriate adjustments to your browser software. We should point out however that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Using the contact form

This form enables you to contact the editorial office of the state portal and/or the ministries responsible for the different sections of the website. When you use the contact form, personal data will not be collected beyond that provided by you. You can also use our contact form without giving any personal details.

We need your email or postal address to enable us to reply to your requests. We use your personal data solely to deal with your request. In dealing with your requests your contacts are obliged to adhere to strict confidentiality rules and to comply with the provisions of data protection law. Your data will not be stored permanently unless you expressly agree to its further use.

Please note that the contact form does not allow encrypted and/or signed communications. We recommend you send confidential data or information by post.

Transmission of personal data

Your data will not be transmitted to third parties without your declaration of consent.

Ordering publications

Our website provides interactive services for ordering information material, brochures and other publications from the publishers. In processing your order no personal data will be collected beyond that provided by you. Your name and postal address will be used solely to process your order. The responsible employees of the authorities and the service providers engaged are obliged to adhere to strict confidentiality rules and to comply with the provisions of data protection law.

The agreement made when placing your order for your data to be used can be cancelled in writing at any time with immediate effect by contacting the responsible authorities direct or the publisher of the publication.

Links to external web pages

As a service provider the state of Saxony-Anhalt is responsible only for its own contents within the state portal as well as the subdomain under the domain, cf. section 8, paragraph 1 of the German Telecommunications Act (TMG). The press and information office of the state government of Saxony-Anhalt is not liable for the contents, quality and currency of external web pages accessed via external links of this website. We have no means of ensuring that external providers comply with data protection law. You should therefore always check the data privacy statements of external services accessed via links.

Embedded videos from external webpages

No data will be transmitted the first time you call up a page from our website with embedded video from the YouTube channel of the state. Your IP address will not be automatically transmitted to YouTube until such a video is played. You can find more information about this in YouTube’s data privacy statement.

Information, correction, blocking and deletion of data

We are obliged to inform you in response to a written request whether personal data about you is stored by us, and if so, which personal data is stored. You can instruct us to correct, block or delete this personal data.

Information about the data stored will be provided to you by the online editorial office of the State Chancellery:

Please note that the data protection regulations and the implementation of data protection policy are subject to change at any time. As our web pages are developed and as new technologies are implemented, changes to this data privacy statement might also be required. It is therefore advisable, and indeed necessary, to stay abreast of changes in statutory regulations, data privacy statements and the practices of commercial service providers such as Twitter Inc.