1. Data protection at a glance
The following information will give you a simple overview of what will happen to your personal data when you visit our website. By personal data we understand all data that can be used to identify you personally. You will find more detailed information on the topic of data protection in the privacy statements listed below this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for collecting the data on this website?
The processing of data on this website is performed by the website operator whose contact data you find in the imprint to this website.
How do we collect your data?
For one thing, your data will be collected as soon as you transmit them to us, for instance by entering your personal details into a contact form.
Other data will be recorded automatically by our IT system when you visit our website. This mainly includes technical data (i.e. internet browser, operating system, or the time of visit). The collection of those data is done automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Partly, we collect the data in order to ensure an error-free functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your behaviour as a user.
What are your rights concerning your data?
At any time, you are entitled to consult, free of charge, your personal information recorded by us, i.e. origin, receiver, and purpose of the personal data stored. Moreover, you have the right to correct, block, or delete those data. If you have any further questions concerning this regulation or the topic of data protection in general, you may at any time get in touch with us via the contact address stated in the imprint. In addition, you have a right of appeal before the respective supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and tools of third-party providers
When you visit our website, your surf behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is predominantly done by way of cookies and with so-called analysis programs. As a rule, analysing your surf behaviour is done anonymously; the surf behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information concerning this may be found in the following privacy statement.
2. General and compulsory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection regulations as well as with this privacy statement.
When you use this website, different personal data will be recorded. By personal data we understand all data that can be used to identify you personally. The present privacy statement illustrates which data we collect, what we use them for, and to what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that the transmission of data in the internet (for instance e-mail communication) is vulnerable to gaps. It is not possible to protect those data completely against access by third parties
Entity acting as data controller
The entity acting as data controller on this website is
Dr. Christof Bartsch, Mayor
Town of Brilon
Am Markt 1
The entity acting as data controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides about the purpose and means of the processing of personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing activities are only possible with your explicit consent. You may, at any time, revoke a consent already given. For this, an informal e-mail to us shall be sufficient. The legitimacy of the data processing done prior to the revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation.
Right of appeal before the respective supervisory authority
In case of a breach of data protection regulations, the affected person shall be entitled to file a complaint with the respective supervisory authority. The supervisory authority competent in data protection matters shall be the data protection officer of the federal state in which our enterprise has its headquarters. A list of data protection officers and their contact data can be found under this link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right of data portability
You are entitled to request all data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in the performance of a contract to be handed out to you or to third parties in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transmission of the data to another responsible entity, this is done only insofar as it is technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential contents like orders or enquiries that you submit to us as a sub-operator, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This you can tell by the change in the browser's address line which switches from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
When the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
At any time, you are entitled within the framework of valid legal regulations to consult, free of charge, your personal information recorded by us, i.e. origin, receiver, and purpose of the personal data stored. Moreover, you have the right to correct, block, or delete those data where appropriate. If you have any further questions concerning this regulation or the topic of personal data, you may at any time get in touch with us via the contact address stated in the imprint.
Objection to receiving e-mails used for advertising purposes
We herewith prohibit contact data published as part of our imprint obligation to be used by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising or information material. The page operators explicitly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising material is sent, for example in the form of spam mail.
3. Data collection practices on our website
Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do no harm to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies – small text files which are placed on your computer and stored by your browser – are used to make our offer safer, more user-friendly and more effective.
Most of the cookies used by us – so-called “session cookies” – are deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies will remain on your device until you delete them. Cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you visit next time.
You can set your browser in such a way that you will be notified about the placing of cookies. This will enable you to permit the placing of cookies in individual cases only, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, or to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If cookies are de-activated, the functioning of this website may be limited.
Cookies necessary for the execution of the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions requested by you (such as the shopping-cart functions), shall be stored on the basis of Section 6 (1f) of DSVGO (General Data Protection Regulation). The website operator has a legal interest in the storage of cookies in order to safeguard a technically fault-free and optimised provision of his services. Insofar as other cookies (for example to analyse your surf behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this privacy statement.
The page provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server-log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server inquiry
- IP address
Those data shall not be merged with other data sources.
The data are processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1f) German Data Protection Regulations which permit the processing of data for the fulfilment of contractual purposes or the performance of pre-contractual measures.
If you send us inquiries via contact form, your data from the inquiry form including the contact data given therein by you shall be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case there are any follow-up questions. We shall not pass those data on without your consent.
Thus, the processing of the data entered into the form is exclusively done in accordance with your consent (Art. 6 [1f] German Data Protection Regulations). You may revoke that consent at any time by sending us an informal message by e-mail. The legitimacy of the data processing activities taking place prior to your revocation shall remain unaffected by that revocation.
The details entered by you into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to delete them, revoke your consent for storage, or the purpose for the data storage ceases to exist (for instance after the processing of your inquiry is completed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – shall remain unaffected.
4. Social Media
Facebook Plug-Ins (like & share button)
Integrated in our pages you will find plug-ins of the Facebook social medium, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You will recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of Facebook plug-ins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server will be established via the plug-in, letting Facebook know that you have visited our page via your IP address. If you klick the Facebook “like” button while being logged in via your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This way, Facebook will be able to assign your visit to our pages to your user account. We explicitly point out that as providers of the pages we obtain no knowledge of the contents of the data transferred or of the use thereof by Facebook. Further information on this can be found in the Facebook privacy statement at: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you object to Facebook being able to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
5. Analysing Tools and Advertising
This website uses functions of Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies" which are text files stored on your computer, enabling you to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is done in accordance with Art. 6 (1f) German Data Protection Regulations. The website operator has a legal interest in the analysis of the user behaviour in order to optimise his web offer as well as his advertising.
On this website, we have activated the IP Anonymisation function. This means that before any transfer to the USA, your IP address will be shortened by Google in member states of the European Union or in other contractual states which have joined the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptions the complete IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator in order to evaluate your website use, compile reports on website activities, and provide the website operator with further services connected with website and internet use. The IP address transferred by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics shall not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly; however, please note that in this case you will probably not be able to use the full scope of all functions of this website. Additionally, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the Google cookie and related to your using the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objecting the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This places an opt-out cookie which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deaktivieren.
More information on Google Analytics' treatment of user data can be found in the Google privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Data processing on order
We have concluded with Google a contract for data processing on order, thereby fully implementing the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics
6. Plug-ins and Tools
Our website uses plug-ins of YouTube, a page provided by Google and operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages that is equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube server is established, informing it about which of our pages you have visited.
When you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly assign your surf behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Use of YouTube is made in the interest of an appropriate display of our online offers. This constitutes a legal interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1f) German Data Protection Regulation.
More information on the treatment of user data can be found in the YouTube privacy statement at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Google Web Fonts
For a standardised display of fonts, this pages makes use of so-called web fonts provided by Google. When a page is called up, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser used by you must connect with the Google servers, which informs Google that our website was called up via your IP address. Use of Google Web Fonts is made in the interest of a standardised and appropriate display of our online offers. This constitutes a legal interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1f) German Data Protection Regulation.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
Employing an API, this page uses the Google Maps map service, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the Google Maps functions, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this pages has no influence on this data transfer.
Use of Google Maps is made in the interest of an appropriate display of our online offers and to facilitate the locating of places named by us on the website. This constitutes a legal interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1f) German Data Protection Regulation. More information on the treatment of user data can be found in the Google privacy statement: