Data protection

Harz County takes the protection of personal data very seriously. Below you will find out what data is collected and how it is used. The collection, processing and use of personal data is carried out in accordance with government regulations.

Personal data is information by means of which a person can be identified, e. g. the name, telephone number, bank details, e-mail address. Other data such as hobbies or visited websites are personal data as well if they can be associated with a specific person when merged with other information. 

We collect personal data only if it is permitted by law or if we have the consent of the users.

 

Collecting general information

This website is operated on a web server which, on the basis of our legitimate interest within the meaning of article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) creates log files in which the accesses are logged with IP (access log files). These data will be automatically deleted after 90 days and are intended solely to ward off possible attacks by hackers on the system and for error analysis. These log files are accessed by our ISO 9001:2008 system administrators. The administrators are regularly trained on their special position in dealing with user data.

The following data is recorded in the log files:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • date and time of the server request
  • IP address of the accessing computer
  • transmitted status code
  • search terms entered in the search form
  • the retrieved document / page

Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, in order to optimize our internet appearance and the technology behind it.

 

Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically gives us certain data, such as your IP address, browser used, operating System from your Computer and your connection to the internet.

Cookies can not be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation and enable the correct display of our websites.

In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or linked with personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without enabling cookies. Internet browsers are generally set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help features of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

 

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.

 

Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or contact form, the information you have provided will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions in correspondance with article 6 (1) sentence 1 (b) GDPR. We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until the purpose for ist storage no longer pertains. The statutory storage requirements apply.

 

Use of Matomo (formerly PIWIK)

This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can accept the storage of cookies at the checkbox at the bottom of this site.

Google Webfonts

In order to render our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as: Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google Webfonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Webfonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible - but currently unclear whether and for what purposes - operators of such libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

 

Using Adobe Typekit

We use Adobe Typekit for the visual design of our website. Typekit is a service of Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. which grants us access to a font library. To integrate the fonts we use, your browser needs to connect to an Adobe server in the US and download the font we need for our website. Adobe receives the information that your website has been called from your IP address. For more information about Adobe Typekit, see the Adobe privacy policy, which can be found here: www.adobe.com/privacy/typekit.html

 
Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors. For more information about Google's data processing, please refer to the Google privacy policy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy center.

For detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products, click http://www.dataliberation.org/.

 

Embedded YouTube videos

On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to YouTube's servers. YouTube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser settings.

For more information on data protection regarding YouTube, see the privacy policy of the provider at: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

 

Social plugins

Our websites use social plugins of the providers listed below. The plugins can be recognized by the fact that they are marked with the corresponding logo.

These plugins may be used to send information, which may include personal information, to the service provider who may use it. We prevent the unconscious and unwanted collection and transmission of data to the service provider through a 2-click solution. To activate a desired social plugin, it must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding button. Only through this activation of the plugin the detection of information and its transmission to the service provider is triggered. We do not collect personally identifiable information by means of social plugins or their use.

We have no control over what data an enabled plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. At present, it must be assumed that a direct connection to the servers of the provider will be started and at least the IP address and device-related information will be collected and used. It is also possible that the service providers try to save cookies on the computer used. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective service provider to see which specific data is collected here and how it is used. Note: If you are logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook may identify you as a visitor of a particular page.

We offer you the possibility of using so-called "social media buttons" on our website. To protect your data, we rely on the solution "Shariff". As a result, These buttons are integrated on the website only as a graphic that contains a link to the corresponding website of the button provider. By clicking on the graphic you will be redirected to the services of the respective provider. Only then will your data be sent to the respective provider. Unless you click on the graphic, there will be no exchange between you and the providers of the social media buttons. Information about the collection and use of your data in the social networks can be found in the respective terms of use of the Providers. More Information about the Shariff solution can be found here: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html

We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:

  • Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave - Palo Alto - CA 94304 - USA)

 

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you have reached our website via an advertisement sent by Google, Google AdWords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on a Google-served ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not expired, we and Google may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can not be tracked through AdWords advertisers' websites. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a website with conversion tracking. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.

If you do not want to participate in the tracking, you can refuse the required setting of a cookie - for example via a browser Setting that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies or sets your browser to block cookies from the domain "googleleadservices.com".

Please note that you can not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not want to record measurement data. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.

 

Right to information, correction, supsension, cancellation and opposition

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. Likewise, you have the right to correction, blocking or, apart from the prescribed data storage for business transactions, deletion of your personal data. Please contact our data protection officer. The contact details can be found at the bottom.

For a data lock to be taken into account at all times, These data must be stored in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, as long as there is no legal archiving obligation. As far as such an obligation exists, we lock your data on request.

You can make changes or revoke your consent by notifying us with effect for the future.

 

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy from time to time to ensure that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services, e. g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

 

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact our data protection officer directly.

 

Harz County

Ms. Ilona Reinke
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 42
38820 Halberstadt
Email: Datenschutz@kreis-hz.de

 

 

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Location Development Harz County
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 42
38820 Halberstadt

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