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Data protection

The Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (Federal Office for Migration and Refugees) respects your privacy and is therefore committed to data protection and freedom of information.

This naturally also applies to your visit to our website.

The purpose of this data protection declaration is to inform you of our data protection provisions and measures, and in particular, what we do to protect your data and what data we collect in the first place.

We undertake to protect the data of those visiting our homepage.This also applies to external service providers while performing their tasks for the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge.

General principles

Children and people under 18 should not transfer any personal data to us without the approval of their parents or guardians.We call on parents and guardians to take an active part in the online activities and interests of their children.The Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge does not request any personal data from children, does not collect it and does not pass it on to third parties.

Collection and processing of personal data

When you access the Internet site of the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, data is stored in a file record on our web servers for a limited period, which may permit identification for reasons of technical security, especially to avert attempted attacks.This involves the following information:

  • IP address
  • date and time of retrieval
  • pages examined
  • currently retrieved document
  • HTTP status code

In addition, the data stored is evaluated for statistical purposes.There is no other use or forwarding to third parties.

We reserve the right to take steps to acquire personal data with the use of individual data sets in the event of grave breaches of our terms of use and unauthorised access or attempted access to our server.

Use and forwarding of personal data and ring-fencing

In general, you can use our online presence without disclosing your identity.If you order information material, newsletter or brochures, we request your name and other personal information.In these cases, we offer you the option of transmitting the information encrypted.This protects the communication between you and our web server and helps to prevent abuse of the data (eavesdropping) by third parties.We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) for encryption, an acknowledged and widespread system on the Internet, which is considered to be secure in its currently valid version.

You are at liberty to decide whether and for what purpose you enter this data (commissioned service or processing of your queries).We store your information on specially protected servers in Germany.Access to it is only possible to a few, especially authorised persons, who handle the technical, commercial or editorial care of the servers.

Statistical evaluation of anonymised data sets remains reserved.

If external service providers are commissioned as part of the processing of your queries and your use of our services, your personal data is only transmitted to such third parties with your express approval.You can decide whether to agree to your personal data being forwarded to third parties or not.

We will not sell, rent or transfer your personal data to third parties.We will only facilitate access to your personal data with your express approval according to the Freedom of Information Act.

Links to other websites

Our website may include links to other websites.When you click such a link, you leave our website.These sites are not under our control and may diverge from our data protection measures.We are not responsible for the information or contents on the websites of third party providers.Personal data that you forward to third parties not connected to the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge is not covered by our data protection declaration.

We recommend you carefully read the data protection provisions of every company before you pass personal data on to them.Under certain circumstances, several third party providers may forward your personal data to the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge.In this case, such forwarding is subject to the data protection provisions of the third party provider.

Amendments of this declaration

If the terms and conditions of the online data protection declaration of the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge are updated, we will make these amendments available and update the amendment date of this document. In this way, you know at any time what data we record online, how it is used and the options we provide you.

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