1. How we protect your Data
How we collect data on our website
Who is responsible for the collection of data on this website?
On this website data are processed by the website operator. Please refer to the Legal Notice at the end of this website for the operator's contact details.
How do we collect your data?
Among others, we collect the data you provide to us, e.g. data which you enter in a contact form.
In addition, our IT systems collect data automatically when you visit our website, in particular technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or the time the page was viewed). Such data are collected automatically when you call up our website.
What do you use my data for?
Some of the data are collected to provide a functional website. We also collect data that help us to analyse how you use our website.
What are my rights in relation to my data?
You have the right to obtain from us at any time, free of charge, information about the origin and the recipient of the personal information we store and why we retain it. You also have the right to demand the rectification, blocking or erasure of such data. If you have any questions in relation to data protection, please contact us at the address provided in the legal notice. You also have the right to raise a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Analytics tools and third-party tools
2. General Information and Mandatory Information
How do you protect my data?
Please remember that communications over the internet (e.g. emails) are not secure. We take no responsibility for any unauthorised access to personal data that is beyond our control.
Who is in charge of my data?
The data controller in charge of this website is:
City of Wilhelmshaven
The Lord Mayor
Communication & Co-ordination
Tel. +49 (0) 44 21 / 16 - 13 09
The data controller is the natural or legal person who makes decisions, alone or together with others, about the purposes and means of processing personal information (e.g. names, email addresses or similar).
Can I withdraw my consent to data processing?
A lot of data processing operations require your explicit consent. You can withdraw your consent given to us at any time by simply sending us an email. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your data based on consent before its withdrawal.
Can I raise a complaint with the competent supervisory authority?
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you believe that the processing of your personal information infringes the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR].
The data protection officer in charge in the federal state of Lower Saxony is
Tel. +49 (0511) 120 45 00
Fax +49 (0511) 120 45 99
What about data portability?
You have the right to be provided or have third parties be provided the data that we process automatically based on your consent or to fulfil contractual obligations in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you require us to transmit the data to another data controller, we will only meet your request to the extent this is technically possible.
What about SSL or TLS encryption?
For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, for instance orders or enquiries that you may send to us as the operator of the website, we use SSL or TLS encryption. A page is protected by SSL or TSL encryption when the URL in your browser begins with https:// instead of http:// and a padlock symbol appears in the browser bar.
When the SSL or the TLS encryption is activated, third parties have no access to the data you transmit to us.
Do I have a right to information? Can I ask you to block, erase and/or rectify my data?
Under the statutory provisions in force you have the right to obtain at any time, free of charge, information about the personal information retained by us, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of the data processing. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or erased. If you have questions in relation to the processing of personal information, feel free to contact us at the address provided in the legal notice.
Objection to direct marketing emails
We hereby expressly object to the use of the contact details, which we are obligated by law to publish in the legal notice, to send us advertising and information material we have not explicitly asked for. The operator of the site reserves the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising, for instance in the form of spam emails, is sent.
3. Data Protection Officer
Data Protection Officer as required by law
We have appointed a data protection officer who is in charge of the city of Wilhelmshaven.
City of Wilhelmshaven
Data protection officer
Tel. +49 (0) 44 21 / 16 - 12 14
4. How we collect Data on our Website
We mostly use so-called "session cookies" on our website, which will be erased automatically when you close your browser. Some cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. That type of cookies allows us to recognise your browser when you visit the website again.
How long do you retain my data? Can I object and request you to eliminate my data?
Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted to us from there, ie you as the user can control how you want cookies to be used.
You can alter the settings in your browser to notify you each time before a cookie is placed, prevent it from automatically accepting and storing cookies on your device, and automatically erase all cookies when you close your browser. Please note that if you choose not to permit cookies, some services and features on our website may not be available or function as intended.
5. Analytics Tools and Advertising
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The website stores Google Analytics cookies and uses the analytics tools based on the provisions of Article 6(1) f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing how users use the website to optimise both its web services and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on our website, which means that Google will shorten your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or other states that are a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmitting it to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser under Google Analytics will not be merged with other data held by Google.
You can alter the settings in your browser to prevent it from automatically accepting and storing cookies on your device, however please note that if you choose not to permit cookies, some services and features on our website may not be available or function as intended. Furthermore, you can prevent the data related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) generated by the cookie from being collected, transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Can I object to the collection of my data?
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on deactivate Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the collection of your data when you visit the website in future.
6. Plug-ins and Tools
We use Google Maps, a mapping service offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, on this website via an API.
If you want to use the Google Maps functions, the website needs to store your IP address. The information will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. The provider of this website has no control over the transmission of the data.
We use Google Maps to improve our online services and make it easier to locate the places mentioned on our website. In accordance with Article 6(1) f) GDPR this is a legitimate interest.
REGISonline.de and komsis.de - integrated search engines
Our website incorporates information about companies, industrial sites and commercial real estate property in our municipality as well as location information. The information is provided on the web portals, REGISonline and komsis.de, that provide regional search engine services. More detailed information on how your data are protected when you use these services is available at https://client.inecos.de/datenschutz/.