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Privacy PolicyDatenschutz

Privacy Policy

The Economic Development Corporation Rostock County highly prioritises a responsible handling of personal data. We want to inform you when we collect data and about which data we collect and how we use them. Technical and organisational measures in order to secure the compliance with the regulations of data protection have been taken.

We recommend you to read the information about changes concerning the data protection declaration regularly.

According to article 13 (1) and (2) - EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -  at this point we will inform you about which personal data we collect and process via our internet services.


Information about Cookies

Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. They are needed for load balancing of the server and to increase the safety of our applications. These cookies are automatically deleted after having closed the browser window. You can prevent the use of cookies in your browser settings. However, please note that you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website if you do this.


Use of the Website of the Economic Development Corporation Rostock County

With every access to our website following data will be stored in a so-called log file:

> date and time of access

> accessed subsides and files

> access status of the web server (error message 404, if the page was not found)

> type and version of user’s browser

> type and version of user’s operating system

> device type (smartphone, desktop-PC, tablet computer etc.)> IP-address (the last byte is made anonymous)

> region (country and federal state)

> duration of the visit to our website

> referrer (URL of the previous website, from which you are visiting us)

These data are used for maintaining the ability of our internet offering und will be evaluated within an internal troubleshooting if the need arises. The data are stored for 7 days and are then automatically deleted. In case of an attack against our internet offering the respective web log information will be passed to the responsible law enforcement authorities.


Contact Form

Our website provides a contact form. The use of this is voluntary. The communication via the contact form is automatically encrypted as of the current state of technology and is not legally binding.

In order to send the contact form the following information are needed:

  • Ms, Mr
  • surname
  • first name
  • message

We need this information for the processing of your inquiry. The data will not be interlinked with other information und will be deleted after use according to the legal storage periods.

The processing of data which were entered in the contact form will exclusively be carried out after you have given your consent (Article 6 (1.a) – GDPR). You can withdraw your consent at any time by sending us an informal email.


Personal Data and Disclosing to Third Parties

Personal data shall only be collected when these are stated voluntarily within individual inquiries. If necessary they will be forwarded for processing by the responsible representatives of Rostock County Council. The use of your data for other purposes shall only take place with your consent.

Transmission of your data, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, to further third parties shall also not take place without your explicit permission.


Use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored in a Google server in the USA. By activating the IP-anonymisation on this website your IP-address will be previously shortened by Google within the EU-member states and in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP-address will be transmitted by Google to a server in the USA and shortened there.

On behalf of the provider of this website Google shall use this information to evaluate the use of the website, compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services that are connected to the use of the website and the use of the internet. The IP-address which was transmitted from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics shall not be brought together with other data from Google.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser software with following add-in.

Google will transmit this information to third parties, where required by law or if a third party process the data on behalf of Google. A transfer of your complete IP-address is excluded. By using this website you consent to the processing of data about you by google, in the manner set out above and for the purpose set out above.


Use of Google Maps

This website uses  Google Maps via an API. Provider: Google Inc: 1600 amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

For the use of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information will usually be passed to a Google server in the USA and served there. The provider has no influence on this data transmission.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive appearance of our online offers and an easy discoverableness of the location we place on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of article 6, (1)(f) GDPR.

You will find more information about how Google deals with user data in the privacy statement of Google:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en


Email Security

Your email to the Economic Development Corporation Rostock County and your email address will be exclusively used for the correspondence with you and will not be passed to third parties.

We advise you against transmitting confidential and secret information by email. Please forward this by post or hand it over personally.
Rights of the Persons Concerned by the Processing of Data

You have the following rights at any time:
-    You are entitled to receive information concerning the data stored in relation to your person 
-    Correction of stored data in relation to your person if you consider them to be false


Right of Appeal

You have the right to contact an independent supervisory authority at any time.
Supervisory Authority:     Landesbauftragter für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
(Data protection commissioner of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), Lennéstrasse 1, D-19053 Schwerin


Links to Websites from other Providers

These notes only apply to these web pages and web applications. If cross references (links) are used to redirect contents of other providers, please notice that their use of data may be different from the above mentioned principles.