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Privacy Policy

The Bundesnachrichtendienst takes the protection of personal data seriously. We would like you to know what data we gather, when we do so, and how it is used.

Personal data

Personal data can be used to establish your identity. These include your name, address, postal address and telephone number. Information which cannot be used to identify you (e.g. number of visitors to a website) is not classed as personal data. You can make use of our online services without disclosing your identity.

All data provided will be stored on specially protected servers in Germany. A very small number of specially authorised individuals have access to the data. They are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial management of the servers.

In conjunction with your access, data will be stored on our servers for security purposes for a maximum of 24 hours. These could be used for identification purposes (e.g. IP address, date, time and websites accessed).

We reserve the right to compile anonymous data sets for statistical analysis.

Communication via E-Mail

Should you send us an e-mail, your data will be used for correspondence with you. Should we receive a message from you via e-mail, we will assume that we are authorized to respond by e-mail. Otherwise you need to specifically designate a different form of communication.

Communication via e-mail may be subject to security flaws. For example, e-mail sent to the Bundesnachrichtendienst can be intercepted by experienced internet users, who may inspect the content.

Passing on personal data to third parties

Without your express authorisation, your data will not be passed on to third parties. Where we are required to do so by law or by the ruling of a court, we will pass on information to the pertinent agencies.

Using cookies

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Protection of minors

Children and young people under the age of 18 should not send us any personal data without the authorisation of their parents or guardians. We do not require any personal data relating to children. Neither will information of this sort be collected or passed on to third parties.

 Links to other websites

Our online services contain links to other websites. We have no influence over the operators of these websites and their compliance with data protection regulations.