Privacy policy

Data protection and security: Information on the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data

Scope

This privacy policy is intended to inform the users of this website in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act, the Telemedia Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the operator of the website, the City of Friedrichshafen.

The operator of the website takes your data protection very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory provisions. The operator has therefore taken measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection are observed both by him and by his external service providers.

Usage and access data

Every time this website is accessed and every time a file is retrieved, general data is automatically stored in a log file ("server log file"). The following data is logged:

  • Visited website
  • Page accessed
  • Time at which the website was accessed
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Size of the transferred file
  • Status code returned by the web server
  • last page accessed (referer, source / link from which the website visitor came to the page)
  • used user agent / browser of the website visitor
  • operating system used by the website visitor
  • IP address used by the website visitor

The collected data is only used for system-related and statistical evaluations and to improve the website. However, the operator of the website reserves the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of illegal use. The data will not be passed on to third parties or evaluated in any other way, unless there is a legal obligation to do so.

Personal data

Personal data such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address are processed (collected, used or stored) exclusively when you make use of one of the services offered on the website, in particular the contact options and the form offer. Your personal data is then processed exclusively for the purpose for which it was collected. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent. Your personal data will be deleted after processing your request or after a limited period of time.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website.

Popular browsers offer the setting option of not allowing cookies or informing the user about the appearance of cookies. Please use the help tool of your browser for information on changing these settings. We point out that you may not be able to use certain functions of our website if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

If necessary, you can revisit our Cookie Notice to change your previous setting: Reject/Consent to Cookies

Matomo: Use of Cookies to Analyze Website Usage

We use the open source service Matomo from InnoCraft Ltd in New Zealand (https://matomo.org) on our website to analyze user behavior when visiting our site and to optimize our site and its content accordingly. We do not receive any information with which we can identify you directly.

When using Matomo's website analysis, cookies are used which enable a statistical evaluation of the use of this website by your visits. Information - including personal information - about your visitor behaviour is stored in the cookie and processed in a user profile for analysis using a pseudonym.

Matomo is hosted on the website server where the website itself is hosted. The data collected during the evaluation will not be given to third parties and will not be used to identify you personally. The data will also not be combined with personal data about you as the bearer of the pseudonym.

If IP addresses are collected, they are made anonymous immediately after collection by deleting the last number block. Other personal data in the cookie will be deleted after 365 days.

Data processing is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest in optimising our online offer and our website in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Matomo deactivation cookie

Matomo deactivation cookie - You can decide whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the operator of the website to collect and analyze various statistical data. If you would prefer not to, click here. Your visit will then no longer be recorded and the Matomo deactivation cookie will be saved in your browser.

Please note the following note in case of deactivation: Your browser must always allow the storage of cookies so that Matomo deactivation cookies can be stored. If you regularly delete your cookies, you will need to click the link again each time you visit this website.

Google Maps

Maps from Google Maps are used on this website. For this purpose, the operator of the website also uses services of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.

When you visit this website, your browser loads the required information from the Google server in the USA into your browser cache. This is necessary so that your browser can display the maps on this website. In doing so, we transmit to the Google server which of our websites you have visited. In addition, your IP address is stored by Google.

Further information about Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_en/help/terms_maps.html  
General information on data protection at Google can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy

If necessary, you can revisit our Cookie Notice to change your previous setting: Reject/Consent to Cookies

Social plugins and social networks

The protection of your personal data is important to us. Therefore, we do not directly integrate so-called social plugins. On our pages, we only set links to the social networks, e.g. Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook

We also communicate with our users on Facebook. You can find the link to our Facebook page at the bottom of this page. This statement therefore also applies to our Facebook page.

If you use Facebook to get in touch with us and, for example, comment on our postings or post items on the page, the name you provide and your profile picture will be displayed to us. In order to respond to your request, it may be necessary to forward your inquiry to third parties, such as employees of the city administration or municipal companies. Beyond that, we do not pass on any data.

We do not tag private Facebook users in our posts or tag them in photos or videos. We do not use any targeting functions that would exclude users or make them identifiable.

General privacy notice for visitors to our Facebook page who are not registered or logged in to Facebook
When you visit our site, Facebook stores a cookie on your computer, which could possibly be used to track your current IP address and your behavior on the Internet. The storage of cookies is not subject to our influence and is controlled exclusively by Facebook. If you do not agree with the storage of cookies, delete the cookies stored in your browser after you have left a Facebook page. Common browsers offer the setting option to generally not allow cookies or to inform the user about the occurrence of cookies. Please use the help function of your browser to obtain information on how to change these settings.

General privacy notice for visitors registered with and logged into Facebook

When you log in to Facebook, a cookie is stored on your PC, via which you can be clearly identified; your current IP address is also transmitted. Facebook is thus able to track your activities on Facebook and your behavior on the Internet. If you do not want Facebook to track your surfing behavior, log out after each Facebook session and delete the cookies stored on your computer. Common browsers also offer the setting option to generally not allow cookies or to inform the user about the occurrence of cookies. Please use the help function of your browser to obtain information on how to change these settings.

You have the right to obtain information from Facebook about your stored data. You can find more information in Facebook's data policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

YouTube

This website may contain links to the social network YouTube and videos embedded by YouTube. If you click on a link to YouTube, you will be redirected to the respective external page on YouTube.

If you are logged in as a member of YouTube when clicking on a YouTube link or playing an embedded YouTube video, the operator (YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066 USA) can assign your visit to this website to your respective user account. In this regard, we would like to point out that YouTube LLC is part of the Google LLC group of companies, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

If you do not want YouTube to collect and store data about your visit to our website, you must log out of your YouTube account before clicking on the link or playing an embedded video. For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of your data by YouTube, please refer to the corresponding privacy policy, which you can find here: https://policies.google.com/privacy 

Rights of the user: information, correction, revocation, deletion and objection

In accordance with the statutory provisions, users may at any time obtain information about what personal data has been stored about them. If data is incorrect, data subjects may demand that it be corrected accordingly. You can revoke your consent to the collection and storage of your personal data by us at any time. Furthermore, you also have the legal right to have the personal data deleted or blocked, insofar as the storage is inadmissible or no longer necessary. In these cases, please contact us at the contact address below.

In addition to the aforementioned rights, you also have the fundamental right to complain to the competent supervisory authority for data protection.

The operator of the website has the right to change this data protection declaration at any time in compliance with the applicable statutory data protection provisions.

Contact data protection and data storage

Stadtmarketing Friedrichshafen GmbH
Managing Director Thomas Goldschmidt
Karlstraße 17
88045 Friedrichshafen
Germany
Tel. +49 7541 97078-0