1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Its contact details are provided in the legal notice of this website.
How do we collect your data?
We collect your data firstly because you provide it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). These data are collected automatically once you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data are collected in order to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or erasure of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice with regard to this and other questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
2. General notes and mandatory information
Please note that online data transmission (e.g. e-mail communication) may have security deficits. It is not possible to protect the data completely against third-party access.
Information about the data controller
The data controller for this website is:
City of Leverkusen, The Lord Mayor, City Marketing
Responsible under media law Arthur Horváth, Head of Department
Editorial office: Leverkusen City Marketing, Hendrik Neubauer
Telephone: +49 (0)214 406-1805
The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or similar).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. For this purpose, an informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of infringements of data protection law, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details is available at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done if technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the browser address bar changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser bar.
If SSL or TSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correct, block or erase these data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice with regard to this and other questions on the subject of personal data.
Objection to advertising e-mails
The use of contact data published within the scope of the legal notice obligation to send advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps if unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails, is sent.
3. Data protection officer
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Department II – Data Protection Unit
Haus-Vorster Str. 8, 51379 Leverkusen
Data protection officer: Philipp Löhr, 0214-406-8829
Deputy data protection officer: Andreas Zamboni, 0214-406-8828
4. Data collection on our website
Some of the web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, prevent the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Server log files
The provider of the pages 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
host name of the accessing computer
time of the server request
These data are not combined with other data sources.
These data are collected on the basis of Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website – this requires the server log files to be recorded.
5. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online content. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR.
Our website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to Vimeo servers is established. This tells the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.
If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. The Google Fonts are installed locally. A connection to Google servers does not take place.
This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This Information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online content and an easy location of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR.
The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter “Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on the user’s computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
• IP anonymisation
To protect the user’s personal data, IP anonymisation is activated for Google Analytics on the website. If IP anonymisation is activated, the user’s IP address is truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to a server. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On request of the proprietor of this website, Google will use this information to assess the use of this website and to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website proprietor with further services related to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser of as part of Google Analytics is not connected with any other Google data.
• Browser plugin
Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly. The provider points out that in this case, however, users may not be able to use all functions of the offer to their full extent. Furthermore, users can avoid collection of the data created by the cookie and referring to their use of the website (incl. user IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
• Objection to data collection
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, users can prevent the collection of their data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of the user’s data during future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics