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Privacy statement

We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. We attach great importance to protecting your privacy when you use our website.
In the following we would like to inform you about the handling of your data in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Where names are cited, those affected have given their consent. Apart from this names have not been cited for reasons of data protection.


The person responsible for the collection and processing of data as described below is:

The Senator for Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe

ERDF Managing Authority
Division Z3 "General affairs"

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy statement.

User data

In order to improve the quality of our website, we store data on individual access to our site for statistical purposes. This data record consists of

  • the page from which the file was requested,
  • the filename,
  • the date and time of the request,
  • the volume of data transferred,
  • the access status (file transferred / file not found),
  • the description of the type of internet browser used,
  • the IP address of the requesting computer in abbreviated form so that it is not possible to link it to an individual.

We use Matomo software for this purpose. We have set the software so that it only uses anonymised IP addresses and no cookies are set. Also, no pseudonyms are used. The visitor count is carried out solely on the basis of anonymous data.

Data security

We take technical and organisational measures to protect your data as comprehensively as possible from undesired access. We use an encryption procedure on our pages. Your data is transferred from your computer to our server and vice versa via the Internet using TLS encryption. You can see this from the fact that the lock symbol in the status bar of your browser is closed and the address line begins with https:// .


We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that can be stored and read on your terminal device. A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored beyond the individual session. Cookies can contain data that make it possible to recognise the device you are using. In some cases, however, cookies only contain information on certain settings that cannot be related to a specific person.

We use session cookies on our website. Processing is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR and in a way that optimises user guidance. You can also participate in votes on our website. A session cookie is also used here in order to prevent multiple voting.

You can set your browser so that it informs you about the placement of cookies. This makes the use of cookies transparent for you. You can also delete cookies at any time via the corresponding browser setting and prevent the setting of new cookies. Please note that our web pages may then not be optimally displayed and some functions may no longer be technically available.

Data transfer to third parties

We treat your personal data confidentially and do not pass them on to unauthorized third parties.

Contract work

Other service providers may support us as we operate this website and the associated processes (e.g. hosting and web development). These service providers are strictly bound by our instructions and are contractually bound in line with Article 28 GPDR.

Your rights as a user

With regard to the processing of your personal data, the GPDR affords you certain rights as a website user:

  1. Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR):
    You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data relating to you are being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to be informed about this personal data and about the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.
  2. Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):
    You have the right to request the rectification without delay of incorrect personal data concerning you and, where appropriate, the completion of incomplete personal data.
    You also have the right to demand that personal data relating to you be deleted immediately if one of the reasons specified in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data are no longer required for the relevant purposes.
  3. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):
    You have the right to demand the restriction of processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 GDPR is met, e.g. if you have lodged an objection against the processing, for the duration of any examination.
  4. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):
    In certain cases, which are listed in detail in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, customary and machine-readable format or to request the transfer of this data to a third party.
  5. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR):
    If data is collected on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) (data processing to safeguard legitimate interests), you have the right to object to such processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are verifiable compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Right to appeal to a supervisory authority

Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of the data concerning you violates data protection provisions. The right to appeal can be asserted in particular with a supervisory authority in the member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

Does the privacy policy also apply to websites of other providers?

Our online service contains links to other websites. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites that can be reached via links. The links are only viewed and evaluated cursorily at the time of inclusion. Ongoing scrutiny of the contents is neither intended nor possible. We expressly dissociate ourselves from all content which may be relevant under criminal or liability law or which is immoral.

Any further questions?

If you have any questions about our privacy statement, please contact: Die Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz