1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The website operator carries out data processing on this website. You can find its contact details in the Legal Notice of this website.
How do we collect your data?
Some data is collected when you provide it to us. This may, for example, be data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected, or collected after you provide your consent, by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page access). This data is collected automatically when you visit this website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
Which rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipients and purpose of your personal data that is stored free of charge and at any time. You also have the right to require the rectification or erasure of this data. If you have provided your consent to data processing, you may withdraw this consent with future effect at any time. You also have the right to require the restriction of the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority:
Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Phone: +49 (0) 511 120 45 00
Fax: +49 (0) 511 120 45 99
You can contact us about this, as well as with any further questions you may have on the topic of data protection, at any time using the address provided in the Legal Notice.
Analysis tools and third-party provider tools
When you visit this website your surfing behaviour may be statistically evaluated. This takes place primarily with cookies and with analysis programs.
2. Hosting and content delivery networks (CDN)
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). The personal data that is collected on this website is stored on the host’s servers. This may primarily be IP addresses, contact enquiries, metadata and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, website access events and other data generated via a website.
The use of a host takes place for the purpose of contract performance for our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) and in the interest of ensuring the secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR in connection with Section 3 Lower Saxony Data Protection Law (NDSG).
Our host will only process your data insofar as this is necessary for the performance of its service obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.
Conclusion of a processing contract
In order to ensure processing in compliance with data protection laws, we have concluded a processing contract with our host.
3. General notes and mandatory information
We would note that data transmission on the internet (e.g. with email communication) may be associated with security issues. Full protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Information on the controller
The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
Amt für Wirtschaftsförderung und Kreisentwicklung
Ravensberger Str. 20
Phone: +49 (0) 4441 898-2632
Fax: +49 (0) 4441 898-1037
The district of Vechta is a public body.
It is represented by the District Administrator Tobias Gerdesmeyer.
Schul- und Kulturamt
Pingel Anton 23
Phone: +49 (0) 4471 15-758
Fax: +49 (0) 4471 15-220
The district of Cloppenburg is a public body.
It is represented by the District Administrator Johann Wimberg.
Data protection officer required by law
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Datenschutzkoordinatorin des Landkreises Vechta
Ravensberger Str. 20, 49377 Vechta
Phone: +49 (0) 4441 898-1124
Fax: +49 (0) 4441 898-1037
Datenschutzkoordinator des Landkreises Cloppenburg
Eschstr. 29, 49661 Cloppenburg
Phone: +49 (0) 4471 15-268
Fax: +49 (0) 4471 856-97
Kommunale Datenverarbeitung Oldenburg (KDO)
Elsässer Str. 66, 26121 Oldenburg
Phone: +49 (0) 441 9714-0
Fax: +49 (0) 441 9714-148
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Lots of data processing procedures are only possible with your express consent. You may withdraw consent which has already been granted at any time. An informal message sent to us by email is sufficient for this purpose. The lawfulness of the data processing which takes place until the point in time of the withdrawal is not affected by the withdrawal.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED TO CARRY OUT DIRECT ADVERTISING YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS CONNECTED TO SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL THEN NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 (2) GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
In the case of violations of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your ordinary place of residence, your workplace or the place where the alleged infringement took place. The right to lodge a complaint applies notwithstanding other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract provided to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. Insofar as you require the direct transmission of the data to another controller, this only takes place insofar as it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries, that you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection because the address bar in your browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser bar.
When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, erasure and rectification
Within the framework of the valid statutory provisions, you have the right, at any time, to receive information about the personal data concerning you that is stored, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing at any time and, where applicable, the right to the rectification or erasure of this data. You can contact us about this, as well as with any further questions you have on the topic of personal data, using the address provided in the Legal Notice.
After the termination of the contractual relationship and in compliance with the statutory accounting documentation retention period pursuant to Section 257 Commercial Code (HGB), your data will be stored for a further 10 years and then erased.
You can find the storage periods for cookies in section 4. Data collection on this website.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to require the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us about this at any time using the address provided in the Legal Notice. The right to the restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
- When you dispute the correctness of the personal data concerning you that we store, we generally need time to review this. For the duration of the review period, you have the right to require the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you may require the restriction of processing instead of erasure.
- If we no longer require your personal data but you require it for the exercise, defence or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to require the restriction of processing of your data instead of erasure.
- If you have objected in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, your interests and our interests must be weighed up. Until it is established which party’s interests outweigh the other party’s, you have the right to require the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data, with the exception of the storage thereof, may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
Objection to advertising emails
The use of contact details published as part of the obligation to provide a legal notice in order to send advertising and information materials that have not been expressly requested is hereby excluded. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of marketing information, e.g. in spam emails.
4. Data collection on this website
Server log files
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information is:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system being used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data will not be merged with other data sources.
The collection of this data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR in connection with Section 3 NDSG. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free display and optimisation of its website and the server log files have to be collected for this purpose.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your information from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and to deal with any follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR insofar as your enquiry relates to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of enquiries that are sent to us (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) insofar as this was requested.
The data you send to us via the contact form is stored by us until you ask us to erase the data, withdraw your consent to storage or the purpose of the data storage no longer applies (after processing of your enquiry is completed). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.
Enquiries by email, telephone or fax
If you contact us by email, telephone or fax, your enquiry, including all the personal data contained in it (name, enquiry), will be stored and processed by us for the purposes of processing your matter. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR insofar as your enquiry relates to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of enquiries that are sent to us (Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR in connection with Section 3 NDSG) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) insofar as this was requested.
The data you send to us by means of contact requests is stored by us until you ask us to erase the data, withdraw your consent to storage or the purpose of the data storage no longer applies (after processing of your matter is completed). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular statutory retention periods, remain unaffected.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
Matomo cookies remain on your device until you erase them.
The storage of Matomo cookies and the use of this analysis tool take place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR in connection with Section 3 NDSG. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise its web services and its advertising. Insofar as consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent may be withdrawn at any time.
If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie is set on your browser, which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be activated again when you visit this website again.
You have the option of preventing actions you take here from being analysed and linked. This will protect your privacy but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and improving the usability for you and other users.
6. Plugins and tools
Google Web Fonts
This website uses Web Fonts which are provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. Google Fonts are installed locally. No connection is established to the Google servers.
This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
In order to use Google Maps functions, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps takes place in the interest of the appealing presentation of our online services and facilitating easy navigation to the locations mentioned on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR in connection with Section 3 NDSG. Insofar as consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent may be withdrawn at any time.