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Data privacy information

The following data privacy information will give you an overview of how we record and process your data. Please consult our privacy policy for complete information.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on 25 May 2018, obliges us to inform you comprehensively about the processing of your personal data. Amongst other things, we inform you in detail about your rights as an "affected person", whose personal data we process.

For details of our privacy policy, click here.

What data do we save?

1. When you access our website

The IP address is recorded in the log file of the load balancer. This ensures the smooth running of the website and protection against attacks. The log files are deleted after 90 days.

2. We do not record any other data.

How do we record your data?

The data that we record every time the website is accessed is automatically recorded.

What do we use your data for?

  • Your data will only be used to provide, optimise and ensure the security of our online services
  • With your authorisation, we use your data to accept communications from you.

We do not use your data

  • for profiling
  • for advertising

and we never pass on data to third parties, except:

  • to pursue our own legal interests, especially if the data is linked to an attack on our IT structures.

What are your rights?

  • Information
  • Erasure
  • Correction
  • Objection

Federal Chancellery
Data privacy officer
Willy-Brandt-Straße 1, 10557 Berlin

For statistical purposes, the the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration uses "Matomo" (formerly "Piwik") on this website. This is an open source web analysis tool. Matomo does not transfer any data to servers outside the control of the Commissioner (see our privacy policy). Matomo is deactivated when you visit our website. Only after you have actively allowed it will your user behaviour be recorded anonymously.

Matomo uses what are known as cookies. These are text files that are saved on your computer and enable the Commissioner to analyse how its website is used. The information on usage collected by the cookie is transferred to the Federal Press Office server and saved there so that we can analyse user behaviour. Your IP address will be immediately anonymised; as a user, therefore, you remain anonymous. The information generated by the cookie on how you use the website will not be passed on to third parties.

The Commissioner regards this analysis as an integral part of its online service. Her aim is to consistently improve the website and align it more closely with user needs.

You can decide here whether or not to allow a web analysis cookie to be stored in your browser to enable the Commissioner to gather and analyse statistical data.

Data privacy information

We use cookies to enable you to make the best possible use of our website. Cookies necessary for operating the website are set. You can also allow cookies for statistics purposes. You can change privacy settings or directly allow all cookies. Click here for the privacy policy

Some cookies are necessary to make the basic functions of the website available to you and, therefore, cannot be deactivated.
Information on necessary cookies

We use the open source software tool Matomo on our website. Matomo does not transfer any data to servers outside the control of the Federal Press Office.

The tool uses cookies that allow us to count the number of visits. These text files are saved on your computer and enable the Federal Press Office to analyse how its website is used. For us, your IP address is an anonymous code. This means we have no technical means of identifying you as a registered user. You will remain anonymous as a user.

If you agree to the analysis of your data, please activate this cookie.