Declaration on Data Protection
The City of Nuremberg websites may be accessed via the domains http://www.nuernberg.de and http://www.nuremberg.de as well as via various sub-domains of either domain. All services offered on those websites were created in accordance with legally prescribed data protection requirements. The declaration on data protection presented explains our method of safeguarding data security.
What do we do in order to conform to data protection requirements.
1. Whenever you surf on the web, you transmit data
Whenever you surf the internet, your internet browser transmits data to the provider of the page you browse. This is also the case when you browse pages on the City of Nuremberg's website.
The City of Nuremberg's web servers only store anonymous IP addresses.
The following information concerning your use of our website is automatically saved:
- date and time of the request
- access method/ function desired by the requesting computer
- input values transmitted by the requesting computer
- name of requested file
- URL from which file was requested/ desired function was called up
- information concerning the browsers and operating systems used
- anonymous IP address
The above data are made anonymous and stored for marketing and optimisation purposes, using the technology of etracker GmbH. These data can be used for creating anonymous user profiles. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files which are locally stored in the intermediate memory of the user's internet browser. The cookies make later recognition of the internet browser possible.
You may object to the data capture described above.
2. You may register your email address in our visitors' book, on a voluntary basis.
Visitors may enter their email address in the City of Nuremberg's online visitors' book on a voluntary basis. Anyone wanting to criticise the City of Nuremberg or its representatives may not do this in anonymous for, but must state his/her name and email address so that he/she may receive a direct answer. Email addresses entered this way will be made public. Publicising the email address in connection with the corresponding entry in the visitors' book is intended to give readers and other writers in the visitors' book an opportunity to contact the writer directly. This is standard internet practice. Any entries in the visitors' book will be checked by the editorial board, put on the website and automatically deleted after six months. Upon request, entries in the visitors' book or email addresses may be deleted at any earlier time. Editorial contacts are listed under the heading "Impressum".
3. Using links
Links are used on the City of Nuremberg's website to provide access to external websites. These external websites are located via their own domain names on external servers, and the respective service providers are responsible for their content.
Via these links, the municipal Online Office provides the possibility of using external contents according to § 9 Teledienstegesetz [tele services law]. The responsibility for these external contents does not lie with the City of Nuremberg's Online Office, but with the respective service provider. Accessing the linked domain, i.e. the transmission of the information published on this website, is not requested by the City of Nuremberg. Likewise, none of the contents of these websites are selected or changed by the City of Nuremberg. The City of Nuremberg therefore has no influence on who actually accesses the linked external websites.
The request and linking methodology chosen by the municipal Online Office does not generate any automatic short-term intermediate storage of this "external information", so this access does not result in any responsibility for the Online Office.
Before a link to external websites is created on the municipal website, there is a check to see whether the external content could result in possible civil or criminal law responsibilities.
The City of Nuremberg uses some shortened links with the format "http://go.nuernberg.de/[...]". After clicking, the links are decoded on our municipal server and transferred on to the underlying target address. These target addresses can also be located outside the municipal website. If you want to know before clicking which target address will be accessed, you can view this address on the website http://go.nuernberg.de.
For anonymous evaluation of user analyses of the municipal internet pages, the technologies of etracker GmbH used on our website use non-mandatory cookies. Users who want to disable the storage of such anonymous user data, may set an etracker GmbH exclusion cookie on their computer for that purpose.
5. Electronic Services
The City of Nuremberg provides various interactive applications and forms. Unless there is a separate declaration on data protection, the present explanations apply.
- Some of the applications transmit data to various municipal departments in encoded form. Type of encoding, data collected and purpose of data storage are pointed out in the context of the respective application, in specific declarations on data protection concerning the various processes.
- www.nuernberg.de on principle does not use any Active X Controls. In some applications, Active X Control is necessary for representation purposes. If this is the case, it will be pointed out explicitly.
- We would like to point out that data transmission via the internet is not a secure form of data transmission, and that transmitted data could therefore be perused or falsified by unauthorized persons, unless they were encoded.
6. Transmission of Data Via E-Mail
Whenever you send an e-mail to one of the City of Nuremberg's departments, your mail address will be used exclusively for the purpose of correspondence with you. As soon as they are no longer required for the tasks within the competence of the respective municipal department, e-mails will be deleted.
Presently (May 2006) the City of Nuremberg is in the process of introducing encoded mail transmission.
7. Personal Data in Forms
The following general principle applies: no personal data collected via forms are transmitted anywhere else, and those data are only used for the process in question. They will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the fulfillment of tasks within the competence of the respective municipal department.
This does not apply, whenever the City of Nuremberg is legally obliged to surrender data.
The following categories may be distinguished on forms provided on the City of Nuremberg's internet pages:
- Interactive applications with encoded data transmission (e.g. online application for collection of bulky refuse)
In interactive applications, encoded data are transmitted to the respective departments carrying out the tasks. Type of encoding, data collected, and purpose of data storage are pointed out in the context of the application, in specific declarations on data protection concerning the respective process.
- Simple forms provided (e.g. contact forms)
Whenever you use these services, the conditions outlined above in the section "E-Mail" apply.
- Download of Forms (e.g. PDF forms)
In the case of personal data which are subject to data protection, the City of Nuremberg provides electronic forms for entering those data in PDF format only. These forms cannot be filled in online and transmitted via the internet, but must be printed out, signed personally and then posted to the respective municipal department.
8. Commitment of Municipal Staff to Data Protection
City of Nuremberg staff are bound to secrecy and to observing the relevant legal requirements of data protection.
9. Updating the Data Protection Statement
We reserve the right to change this data protection statement at any given time, always in keeping with legal requirements.
Data Protection Officer