Data protection

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General Data Protection Regulation

The state government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern takes the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We want you to know what data we process when and what we use it for. At the same time, we have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that we comply with data protection regulations.

I. Names and addresses of responsible persons

The responsible person for the cross-departmental pages of the government portal and also the State Chancellery’s pages in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of Member States and also other data protection-related regulations is:

Contact

State Goverment Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Represented by the Minister-President of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
- State Chancellery -
Schloßstr. 2-4
19053 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588 0
Ultimately represented by the:
Head of the State Chancellery Dr. Heiko Geue
State Secretary

The ministries are each resposible for their own pages:

Contact

Ministry of the Interior and for Europe of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Represented by:
State Secretary Thomas Lenz
Alexandrinenstr. 1
19055 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588 0

Contact

Ministry of Justice of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Represented by:
State Secretary Birgit Gärtner
Puschkinstr. 19-21
19055 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588 0

Contact

Ministry of Finance of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Represented by:
State Secretary Peter Bäumer
Schloßstr. 9-11
19053 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588 0

Contact

Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Represented by:
State Secretary Dr. Stefan Rudolph
Johannes-Stelling-Str. 14
19053 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588 0

Contact

Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Represented by:
State Secretary Dr. Jürgen Buchwald
Paulshöher Weg 1
19061 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588 0

Contact

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Represented by:
State Secretary Sebastian Schröder
Werderstr. 124
19055 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588 0

Contact

Minstry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalisation of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Represented by:
State Secretary Ina-Maria Ulbrich
Schloßstr. 6-8
19053 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588 0

Contact

Ministry of Social Affairs, Integration and Gender Equality of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Represented by:
State Secretary Nikolaus Johannes Voss
Werderstr. 124
19055 Schwerin

II. Names and addresses of data protection offices

Contact

Official data protection officer
Doris Kühl
State Chancellery Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Schloßstr. 2-4
19053 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588-1251

Contact

Official data protection officer
Manuela Meyn
Ministry of the Interior and Europe of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Alexandrinenstr. 1
19055 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588-2110

Contact

Official data protection officer
Dr. Ute Albrecht
Ministry of Justice of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Puschkinstr. 19-21
19055 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588-3370

Contact

Official data protection officer
Dr. Antje Weber
Ministry of Finance of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Schloßstr. 9-11
19053 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588-4459

Contact

Official data protection officer
Sebastian Tappe
Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Johannes-Stelling-Str. 14
19053 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588-5332

Contact

Official data protection officer
Manfred Siebels
Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Paulshöher Weg 1
19061 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588-6162

Contact

Official data protection officer
Michael Tiedke
Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Werderstr. 124
19055 Schwerin
Telephone: *49 (0) 385 588-7676

Contact

Official data protection officer
Thomas Schalies
Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalisation of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Schloßstr. 6-8
19053 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588-8140

Contact

Official data protection officer
Andreas Goes
Ministry of Social Affairs, Integration and Gender Equality of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Werderstr. 124
19055 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588-9140

III. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing personal data

We generally only process our users’ personal data as far as this is necessary in order to provide a functioning website and also our content and services. Our users’ personal data is generally processed after the user has given their consent. The only exceptions to this are cases where obtaining consent beforehand is not possible for practical reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by statutory regulations.

Personal data includes information such as your name, address, postal address, phone number and mail address. Information which is not associated with your identity (such as the number of users of certain web pages) is not included. 

If you order informational material, register for the press subscription service or for state government regional government events (e.g. citizens’ forum as part of “Regional Government on the Ground”), we ask you for your name and other personal information. You can freely decide whether to enter this information.

Your data is transferred via an encrypted https connection.

We use the information received from you exclusively to send you the publications you order by post or to give you information on new press releases according to the selection you make yourself and to simplify the registration process for events. The data you supply is not used for anything beyond this.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as the consent of the person affected must be obtained for processing personal data, Article 6 Paragraph1 lit a of the EU data protection directive (GDPR) shall serve as a legal basis.

When processing personal data which is necessary to fulfil a contract and the person affected is a party to the contract, Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR shall serve as a legal basis. This also applies to processing procedures which are necessary to perform pre-agreement measures.

Insofar as personal data is processed to fulfil a legal obligation which Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Regional Government is subject to, Article 6 Paragraph lit c GDPR shall serve as a legal basis.

In case the vital interests of the person affected or some other natural person make the processing of personal data necessary, Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. d GDPR shall serve as a basis.

If processing is necessary to complete a task which is in the public interest or if it is done during the process of exercising public authority which has been transferred to the responsible person, Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e in conjunction with Section 4 Paragraph 1 of the State Data Protection Act shall serve as a legal basis.

3. Data deletion and storage duration

The personal data of the person affected is deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for storage no longer applies. Storage can take place beyond this if this is provided for by European or national legislators, union law ordinances, laws or other regulations which the responsible person is subject to. Data blockage or deletion takes place when the storage deadline dictated by the aforementioned standards expires unless there are further grounds for the continued storage of the data for concluding an agreement or contract fulfilment.

We store your data on especially protected servers with the DVZ Datenverarbeitungszentrum Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH. Lübecker Str. 283, 19053 Schwerin. Access is only possible for a small circle of especially authorised persons who are involved with the technical, commercial or editorial supervision of the server.

The following data is stored temporarily in a log file in connection with access to the web pages of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s government portal:

-       Information on the browser type and the version used

-       The user’s IP address

-       The date and time of access

-       The method, path, name and parameters of the file accessed

-       The quantity of data transmitted

-      A report on successful access

This information flows anonymised into an evaluation statistic. The log files recorded are deleted three days after at the latest.

IV. Provision of the website and production of log files

1.) Description and scope of data processing

As described in III) 3) Data deletion and storage duration above, our system automatically collects data and information on the computer system calling up a particular web page every time a page is accessed.

2.) Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and logfiles is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c, e GDPR.

3.) Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to make possible the delivery of the website to the user’s computer. The IP address must be stored for this purpose for the duration of the session.

Storage in log files takes place in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serves to optimise the website and ensure the security of our technical information systems. No analysis for marketing purposes takes place in this connection.

Processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation which the responsible person is subject to or to fulfil a task which is in the public interest or which is performed to exercise public authority which has been transferred to the responsible person in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph1 lit c, e GDPR.

4.) Storage duration

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for achieving the purpose for which it was collected. In case of data collection to provide the website, this is the case if the respective session is ended.

In case of the storage of data in logfiles, this is the case three days afterwards at the latest. Storage beyond this is possible. In this case, the user’s IP addresses are deleted or modified so that they can no longer be allocated to the accessing client.

Possibility of objection and elimination

The collection of data to provide the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. There is therefore no possibility for the user to object.

V. Use of cookies

a) Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored either in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. The cookie contains a characteristic sequence of characters which permit the unique identification of the browser when the website is accessed.

We use temporary cookies to make our website more user-friendly. A number of elements in our Internet page require us to identify the accessing browser including after a change of page.

The following data is therefore stored in the cookies and transmitted:

(1)  Status of a tree node when opening a dynamic tree view (navigation)

(2)  Reference to the contrast design when the user activates the contrast version

These temporary cookies contain no personal data.

Most browsers are basically set up so that they automatically accept cookies. You can, however, disable the storage of cookies or set up your browser to inform you as soon as cookies are sent.

We use cookies in conjunction with the Siteimprove Analytics web analysis service to make our website more user-friendly.

The following data may be transmitted in this way:

-       Search terms entered

-       Frequency of page access

-       Use of website functions

-       Chronology of page access

The user date thus collected is pseudonymised by technical means. It is therefore no longer possible to attribute the data to the accessing user. The data is stored separately from other personal user data.

The information is used by the respectively competent person (editors in the press offices of the State Chancellery and the ministries) to analyse the user behaviour of visitors to the website, to compile reports on use and ultimately to improve the website experience for their visitors. This information is not passed on to third parties.

The following cookies are used in the government portal:

Cookie name: nmstat

Type: Persistent - expires after 1,000 days

About the cookie: This cookie is used to record user behaviour on the website. It is used to collect statistics about website use such as when visitors last visited the website. The cookie contains no personal data and is used purely for web analysis.

Cookie name: siteimproveses

Type: Session cookie

About the cookie: This cookie is used to follow the sequence of the pages which a visitor views during their visits to the website. The cookie contains no personal data and is used purely for web analysis.

Processing is necessary to fulfil a task which is in the public interest or is done during the process of exercising public authority which has been delegated to the responsible person in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e GDPR.

The first time a government portal page is accessed, you are given the following information via an information banner and are informed about the use of cookies for the purpose of analysis with the following text:

M-V government portal uses cookies for web analysis, in order to constantly optimise content for you as a user. You give your consent by clicking OK or continuing to use the website. If you do not give your consent but still wish to use the government portal, please click Disable Siteimprove Analytics.

Data protection with further information

You can object to your data being collected by Siteimprove Analytics or revoke the consent you have given at any time by clicking this link. After this, an opt-out-cookie is set which prevents the future collection of your data if you visit our website. Please note that you will have to contradict data collection again if you delete your browser’s cookies or call up the government portal with a different browser or device.

b) Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing personal data using technically necessary cookies is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e GDPR.

The legal basis for processing personal data using cookies for analytical purposes is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR.

 

c) Purpose of data processing (see also "Description and scope of data processing" under a)

The purpose of processing technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for the user. Some functions of our Internet page cannot be provided without using cookies. For these pages it is necessary for the browser to be recognised again after the page has been changed.

Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly improve its content.

Processing is necessary here to complete a task which is in the public interest or to exercise public authority which has been transferred to the responsible person.

 

d) Duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination (see also Description and Scope of Data Processing under a)

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our web page by the computer. As the user, you therefore have full control over the use of cookies. You can disable or limit the transmission of cookies by changing settings in your Internet browser. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies for our website are disabled it is possible that some website functions can no longer be used in their entirety.

VI. Use of social media plugins

If social media plugins are used, users’ personal data is forwarded to the providers of social networks. We only use such plugins as part of a "two-click solution". The data is only transmitted after the user has given their consent. The legal basis for the processing of data following the consent of the user is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR.

VII. Contact form and email contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website contains a contact form with which users can register for the Press subscription service (available only in German). For this, the user merely has to specify their email address and log in with a password. No further personal information is required to use this service. The email address and the password are transferred via the input screen to our technical service provider, DVZ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH, and stored. The following information is additionally stored at the time the message is sent:

- The user’s IP address

- The date and time of registration

- Regional government departments or subordinate authorities from which you wish to receive press releases or selected services such as the activities report of the State Chancellery (weekly overview of the regional government’s appointments)

- Email format

Your consent is collected for processing data during the despatch process and reference is made beforehand to this data protection declaration.

A user can also contact employees of the regional government with a query via email. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the email is stored.

The data is used exclusively to process the conversation or to answer the query.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing data is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. A GDPR if the user has given their consent.

The legal basis for processing data which is transmitted with an email is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c, e GDPR. If the email contact aims to conclude an agreement, the additional legal basis for processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of personal data from the input screen serves only to provide the press subscription service. In case of contact via email, the processing of personal data only serves the purpose of processing your request. All other personal data processed during the sending process serves to prevent misuse of the form and to ensure the security of our information systems. In case of contact via email, the processing of personal data serves the purpose of making contact.

4. Duration of storage

The personal data which you provide for processing in connection with the press subscription service is deleted completely as soon as you cancel the subscription service for your email address, which you can do at any time yourself or ask us to do it for you. For enquiries received by email, data storage is based on the Legislative order for the state government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (available only in German in "Amtsblatt M-V 2014", page 1212).

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

Users can revoke permission to process personal data at any time. If users contact us via email they can object to the storage of their personal data. The conversation cannot be continued in such cases.

All personal data which was stored in the course of making contact is then deleted.

In the case of the press subscription service, users can terminate the service at any time and thus delete their data from the system completely.

Objections are to be addressed:

a)    by post to

The Minister-President of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

- State Chancellery –

Schlossstrasse 2-4

19053 Schwerin

 b)    by email to

Datenschutz@stk.mv-regierung.de

VIII. Rights of the person affected

If your personal data is processed you are the person affected in terms of the GDPR and you have the following rights via-à-vis the responsible person from the State Chancellery or the respective ministries:

1. Right to information

You can request confirmation from the responsible person from the State Chancellery or the respective ministries as to whether personal data which affects you has been processed by the State Chancellery or the respective ministries.

If such processing has taken place, you can request the following information from the responsible person:

(1)  The purposes for which the personal data was processed

(2)  The categories of personal data which were processed

(3)  The recipient or the categories of recipient to whom data affecting you was or will be disclosed

(4)  The planned duration of storage for the personal data affecting you or, if it is not possible to give definite information on this, criteria for determining the duration of storage

(5)  The existence of the right to correction or deletion of personal data which concerns you, the right to limit processing by the responsible person or the right to object against this processing

(6)  The existence of the right to complain to a supervisory authority

(7)  All available information about the origin of the data if the personal data was not collected from the person affected

The existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 Paragraphs 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and also the importance and the intended effects of such processing for the person affected.

2. Right to correction

You are entitled to have data corrected and/or gaps in it filled by the responsible person insofar as the processed personal data which concerns you is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible person must make the corrections immediately.

3. Right to limitation of processing

Subject to the following preconditions, you can request the limitation of processing of personal data concerning you by the responsible person:

(1) If you dispute the correctness of the personal data relating to you for a period which permits the responsible person to check the correctness of the personal data;

(2) The processing is unlawful and you reject the deletion of the personal data and instead demand the limitation of the use of the personal data;

(3) The responsible person no longer needs the personal data for the purpose of processing but you, however, need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

(4) If you have lodged an objection against processing in accordance with Article 21 Paragraph GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the justified grounds of the responsible person take precedence over your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you is limited, this data may only be processed – apart from being saved – with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity or for reasons of urgent public interest of the EU or a Member State.

If the limitation on processing was limited in accordance with the aforementioned prerequisites you will be informed by the responsible person before the limitation is revoked.

4. Right to deletion

a)     Duty of deletion

You can demand that the responsible person immediately delete the personal data concerning you, and the responsible person is obliged to delete this data immediately insofar as one of the following grounds applies:

(1) The personal data concerning you is not necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

(2) You revoke your consent on which the processing is based in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a or Article 9 Paragraph 2 lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.

(3) You lodge an objection to processing in accordance with Article 21 Paragraph 1 GSPR and there are no overriding justifiable grounds for processing, or you lodge an objection against processing in accordance with Article 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR.

(4) The personal data concerning you was processed illegally.

(5) The deletion of the personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation in accordance with EU law or the law of the Member State to which the responsible person is subject.

(6) The personal data concerning you was collected in relation to information services in accordance with Article 8 Paragraph GSPR.

b)     Information to third parties

If the responsible person has made public personal data concerning you and if they are obliged to delete it in accordance with Article 17 Paragraph 1 GDPR, they shall take the appropriate measures taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, including of a technical kind, in order to inform the persons responsible for data processing who process the personal data that you as the person affected have requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data.

c)     Exceptions

The right to deletion does not apply insofar as the processing is necessary

(1) To exercise the right to free expression of opinion and information;

(2) To fulfil a legal obligation which requires processing in accordance with EU law or the law of the Member States which the responsible person is subject to, or to realise a task which is in the public interest or to exercise public authority which has been transferred to the responsible person;

(3) For reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9 Paragraph 2 lit. h and i as well as Article 9 Paragraph 3 GDPR;

(4) For archiving purposes in the public interest, the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 Paragraph 1 GDPR, insofar as the law mentioned in Section a) foreseeably makes the realisation of the aims of this processing impossible or seriously impairs it, or

(5) To assert, exercise of defend legal claims.

5. Right of information

If you have asserted your right to correction, deletion or the limitation of processing towards the responsible person, they are obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or limitation of processing unless this proves to be impossible or is linked to an unreasonable amount of time and effort.

You are entitled to be informed by the responsible person of who these recipients are.

6. Right to data transferability

You are entitled to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided the responsible person with in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format. You are also entitled to transfer this data to another responsible person without impairment by the responsible person to whom the personal data was made available insofar as

(1) The processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR or Article 9 Paragraph 2 lit. a GDPR or on an agreement in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR and

(2) The processing shall take place with the aid of automated procedures.

Furthermore, in exercising this right you also have the right to insist that the personal data concerning you be transmitted directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically possible. The freedoms and rights of other persons may not be impaired by this.

The right to data transferability does not apply to processing personal data which is necessary to carry out a task which is in the public interest or to exercise public authority which has been bestowed on the responsible person.

7. Right of objection

You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you which takes place due to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e or f GDPR for reasons which arise from your specific situation at any time; this also applies to profiling based on these regulations.

The responsible person shall not process the personal information concerning you any more unless they can prove compelling protectable grounds for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data concerning you is processed in order to carry out direct advertising, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising at any time; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct advertising.

Should you object to processing for the purpose of direct advertising, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for this purpose.

You have the opportunity to exercise your right to object by means of automated processes with which technical specifications are used in connection with the use of information society services– regardless of Directive 2002/58/EC.

8. Right to revocation of the data protection declaration of consent

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The legitimacy of processing up to the time of revocation is not affected by revoking consent.

9. Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Regardless of any contradictory administrative or court advice on legal remedies, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, specifically in the Member State in which you live or work or the location of the suspected infringement if you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data concerning you is a violation of the GSPR.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint is lodged informs the complainant of the state of affairs and the results of the complaint including the possibility of a court remedy as per Article 78 GDPR.

IX. Further general information

Protection of minors

Children and persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without their parents’ or guardian’s consent. We do not request any personal data from children, do not collect it and do not pass it on to third parties.

Links to other websites

Our online offering contains links to other websites. We have no influence over whether their operators comply with the data protection regulations.

X. Information from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Integration and Gender Equality on videos and social media

Information of embedding videos:

The Ministry of Social Affairs uses YouTube to show videos on the government portal. The extended data protection mode is always activated when embedding videos. YouTube then stores no data from visitors to the website.

Nonetheless, we have written some advice on this in our extended data protection declaration on the Social Media subpage (https://www.regierung-mv.de/Landesregierung/sm/Service/Social-Media/):

It may be that third-party content is integrated into the online offering, for example YouTube videos, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always requires that the providers of this content (known in the following as third-party providers) are aware of the IP address of users, because they could not send the content to the respective user’s browser without knowing the IP address. The IP address is thus necessary to show this content. We try only to use such content for which the respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence over whether the third-party provider stores the IP address, for example for statistical purposes. We inform users of this as far as we are aware of it.

Advice on social media (https://www.regierung-mv.de/Landesregierung/sm/Service/Social-Media/):

Data protection advice

With our offerings on social media channels (Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube) we wish to give you the opportunity to comment on and discuss content on our web pages.

You can only use the social network functions if you are registered with and logged in to the respective social network. Please therefore note that the conditions of use and data protection conditions of the respective network provider apply to the use of the social network.

We merely refer to the relevant accounts on this page; these are not social plugins.

It may be that third-party content is integrated into the online offering, for example YouTube videos, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always requires that the providers of this content (known in the following as third-party providers) are aware of the IP address of users, because they could not send the content to the respective user’s browser without knowing the IP address. The IP address is thus necessary to show this content. We try only to use such content for which the respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence over whether the third-party provider stores the IP address, for example for statistical purposes. We inform users of this as far as we are aware of it.

The legal basis for data protection is to be found in the state data protection law (DSG M-V) and the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG).

The editorial team from the press office of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Integration and Gender Equality keeps you informed on all social media channels. The social media reaction and the dialogue with you is just as important to us as the information itself.

Please note:

Twitter and Instagram offer no possibility of linking to the data protection information in their profiles. The two-click principle applies here. The link specified in the page description (www.sozial-mv.de) leads to the home page of the Ministry of Social Affairs, where the link to data protection on the start page is set directly.

The Facebook profile offers the option of linking to the data guideline in the information area. The link to https://www.regierung-mv.de/Datenschutz/ is set here.

XI. Advice from the Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalisation on the use of Facebook

General advice

The Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalisation of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (known in the following as the Operator) makes use of the technical platform and services of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland for the information service provided here.

The Operator wishes to point out that you use this Facebook page and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies especially to the use of interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing and evaluating). Alternatively, you can also access a large proportion of the information offered on this page via our Internet offering at www.regierung-mv.de.

Legally, it has currently not yet been ultimately clarified whether and to what extent the Facebook platform offers its services in compliance with current European data protection regulations. The Operator therefore wishes to point out that Facebook also stores data via this Facebook presence (for example personal information and IP addresses) in accordance with its data use guidelines and uses it for commercial purposes. The Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalisation of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has no influence over the kind and scope of collection of this data and its further use.

Collection of data

When visiting the Facebook page, Facebook collects your IP address and further information which is present on your computer in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide statistical information on the use of Facebook pages for the operators of Facebook pages, for example your gender or your age group. This is issued in aggregated form to improve the performance of the page and does not allow the operator to infer anything about personal data. Facebook provides further information on this under the following link: http://de-de.facebook.com/help/pages/insights.

The data on you collected in this connection is processed by Facebook Ltd. and possibly transmitted to countries outside the European Union. Facebook describes what information it receives and how it is used in general terms in its data use guidelines. There you will also find information on options for contacting Facebook and also on the possibilities for placing advertisements. The data use guidelines are available under the following link: http://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy

Facebook’s complete data guidelines are to be found here:

https://de-de.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy

When accessing a Facebook page, the IP address of the end device is transmitted to Facebook. According to Facebook, this is anonymised (for “German” IP addresses) and deleted after 90 days. Facebook also stores information about the end devices of its users (e.g. as part of the registration notification function); Facebook may be able to attribute IP addresses to individual users in some cases.

If you are currently registered with Facebook as a user, there is a cookie on your end device with your Facebook identification. Facebook is thus able to deduce that you have visited and used this page. This also applies to all other Facebook pages. Via Facebook buttons embedded in websites, it is possible for Facebook to record your visits to these websites and allocate them to your Facebook profile. Content or advertising tailored to you can be sent to you on the basis of this data.

You can become a fan of this page by clicking the Like button, which is visible for the administrators of the page and for your friends and possibly other Facebook users. This applies especially to Like information or comments under postings which are also visible for non-registered visitors and non-fans of this page. Even if you are not or do not become a fan of this page you can leave comments or Like information on the operator’s postings which are visible for others and the administrators of the fan page. This information is, however, neither analysed nor recorded elsewhere by the administrators.

Protective measures

If you wish to avoid this you should log off from Facebook or disable the Stay Logged On function, delete the cookies on your device and close and restart your browser. This deletes Facebook information with which you can be directly identified. You can then use our Facebook page without your Facebook identification becoming known. If you access interactive functions on the page (Like, comments, sharing, messages etc.) a Facebook login screen appears. If you log on you are once again recognisable for Facebook as a specific user.

Information on how you can manage or delete existing information is to be found on the following Facebook support pages:

https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy#

Further collection of data

As the provider of the information service, the Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalisation of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern collects and processes no further data on your use of our service.

Any questions?

Please contact the following if you have any questions about our information service:

Contact

Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalisation of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Telephone: +49 (0) 385 588-8003