Data for sending the newsletter
Our newsletter informs you on a daily basis and as a weekly summary about the latest information on the State Government. It is curated and sent by the State Ministry’s online editorial team. The newsletter will be sent to you only if you register for it.
To register for the newsletter, you simply need to submit your e-mail address. This e-mail address and the newsletter list(s) you selected are stored on a server. We use this data exclusively for sending the newsletter. The data records are used for statistical analyses to analyse system performance. We do not forward your data to third parties and we do not use it for any other purposes of our own.
Registering for our newsletter uses what is called the double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration, you receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary to ensure nobody can register by using an unknown e-mail address. Registrations for the newsletter are logged so that we can demonstrate that our registration process complies with legal requirements. This includes the storage of the time of registration and confirmation.
By subscribing to our newsletter, you declare that you agree to receiving the newsletter and with the procedures described.
You can withdraw this consent at any time. You can also delete your address at any time by using the "Delete Newsletter" form on the website, or unsubscribe from this service by using the link at the end of each newsletter. Your data will then be automatically and immediately deleted.
We analyse access figures to the newsletter for statistical purposes. Data relating to clicking and reading behaviour (access time, opening of the newsletter, access duration, clicks on articles etc.) may be transmitted. It is not possible to assign this data to specific recipients. We merely receive aggregated reports (x people read article y). No profiles are created either. The information is used for making technical and editorial amendments to our services.
The statistical collection and analyses of the data and the logging of the registration procedure are based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 (e) GDPR in conjunction with Section 4 SDPA to perform our tasks that lie in the public interest. The legal basis for the storage of your personal data after registration for the newsletter, once consent has been obtained, is Article 6 Paragraph 1 (a) GDPR, and for proving that consent was given, is Article 7 Paragraph 1 GDPR in conjunction with Article 5 Paragraph 1 (b).
Contact with the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg
When you contact us (via our contact form or by e-mail), your information is processed with the aim of processing and handling contact requests and thus to perform the tasks assigned to us that lie in the public interest in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 (e) of the GDPR in conjunction with Section 4 SDPA. If you use the contact form for an order, in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 (b) GDPR is the legal basis.
If you send us an e-mail, this e-mail and your e-mail address are used exclusively for correspondence with you. In case of requests concerning other ministries, your given personal data and contents of your request can be passed on for processing to the responsible ministry. The legal basis for that is Section 4 SDPA. If you don´t wish transferring, please inform us. If you place any orders, the personal data that you specify is forwarded only for processing the order (shipping company, where applicable other authorities or institutions if these send the material that was ordered). Once the request has been fulfilled or answered, your data will be deleted or, where applicable, stored for record keeping in the event of transactions whose records must be kept in accordance with the applicable data protection provisions.
When you order publications, the data that is necessary for processing and sending them is collected (name, address, contact e-mail address). The data is stored and used exclusively for processing the orders. The publications are sent by each issuing Ministry. The data that is entered on the order form will be forwarded to the responsible Ministry for this purpose. The data is not forwarded to third parties otherwise. The personal data will be deleted after 90 days; only statistics relating to the publications that were ordered remain.
If our customers use third-party payment services (such as PayPal), the business terms and the notes on data protection from the respective third-party providers shall apply; these are available from their respective websites or transaction applications.
Registration and accreditation for events
If you are invited to an event held by the State Ministry (press event, reception etc.) for which you can register by using a form on this website, we need some information from you for your registration. Depending on the type of event, your first name and last name will be sufficient for this, or else additional information is required such as your date of birth, address, the medium for whom you work or, in the event of increased safety precautions, your ID card number. We use this data exclusively for holding the event, such as for security checks. We may forward this data to third parties (to a security service, reception etc.) if this is necessary for holding the event. All data will be deleted after the event, although you can withdraw your consent at any time. However, you will not be able to attend the event as a result.
Rights of the persons concerned
- Right to information: You have the right to obtain information about the data that is stored relating to your person at any time, informally and without justification. This applies to its origin and recipients as well as to the purpose of its storage. You obtain this information free of charge (Article 15 GDPR). The State Ministry’s online editorial team can inform you about the data that is stored: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Right to correction, right of withdrawal and other rights: Additionally, you have the right to the correction of incorrect data, the restriction of processing and the deletion of your personal data (Article 16 GDPR, Article 17 GDPR, Article 18 GDPR). If you have reason to believe that your data is being processed unlawfully, you can submit a complaint to the supervisory authority responsible for us, the State Officer for Data Protection. If you have given us your consent, you are entitled to withdraw this with effect for the future (Article 7 GDPR).
- Right to object: If we do not process your personal data based on your consent but owing to a statutory criminal offence such as Article 6 Paragraph 1 (e) GDPR, you can object to the future processing of your personal data at any time for reasons resulting from your particular situation (Article 21 GDPR).
- Deletion of data: The data that is stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the specific purpose and provided its deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. If user data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, the processing of this data will be restricted. In other words, the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies to the data belonging to the users of the online shop, for example, which has to be retained for commercial or tax law obligations.
Check your data
You can use any Internet browser at any time to see if cookies are set and what they contain. The virtual data protection office of the Federal and State Data Protection Officer in Germany provides more detailed information.
Social media platforms
This website uses various social media platforms. These are designed in such a way that data is transmitted once you have given your consent, or in the event of active actions (if you share links, for example).
If you activate the social media platforms, please note their data protection provisions.
The State Ministry does not publish any relevant contents exclusively on the Prime Minister’s Facebook site, the State Government’s Twitter feed, or the State Government’s Instagram feed. All relevant information can be obtained via the state portal Baden-Württemberg.de.
Once it has been actively approved by the visitor, our website uses a social plug-in from the social network facebook.com. You can find the latest data protection provisions from Facebook here.
You can prevent your IP address from being transmitted by not activating the Facebook box, or by using the data protection button to prevent the social plug-in once it has been activated.
We use the Facebook plug-in to inform the public about the State Government’s work. It is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The plug-in can display interaction elements or contents (such as videos, graphics or text contributions); these can be identified by one of the Facebook logos (a white "f" on a blue tile, the terms "Like" or a "thumbs up" icon). The list and appearance of the Facebook social plug-ins is available here (Facebook).
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby guarantees compliance with European data protection law.
If you access a function provided by this website that contains such a plug-in, we will ask for your consent (two click solution). Only then will your device connect directly to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly to your device by Facebook and from there to the website. This means that usage profiles can be created from the data that is processed. We therefore have no influence over the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plug-in and we are informing you about this according to our level of knowledge.
Through the integration of the plug-ins, Facebook is given the information that you have called up the corresponding page of the website. If you are signed in to Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, by pressing the Like button or submitting a comment, for example, the corresponding information will be transmitted from your device directly to Facebook, where it is stored. If you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to find out your IP address and to store it. According to Facebook, only anonymised IP addresses are stored in Germany.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via this website, or to link it with your membership data that is stored with Facebook, you have to sign out of Facebook before using our website and delete your cookies. You will be asked to provide your consent (two click solution) at all points where offers of this website use the service of Facebook or other social networks. Additional settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings or via the American site or the EU site. The settings are platform-independent, which means that they apply to all devices such as desktop computers or mobile devices.