The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) takes the protection of personal data very seriously. For users to be able to use our website fully, it is necessary to collect certain information when they visit our website.
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Stresemannstraße 128 - 130
Phone: +49 (0)30 18 305-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 18 305-2044
For any questions or information on data protection, please contact the data protection officer at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Mr Hans-Georg Stotzem
Phone: +49 (0)30 18 305-2124
1. Visits to website
Every visit to our website is stored on a protocol file to ensure data security. To this end, the following data is stored for a maximum of 24 hours:
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety is not able to directly link IP addresses to users and rules it out.
IP addresses are only analysed in cases of attacks against our website, breaches of public order or other cases of illegal actions in connection with the website. An analysis of the IP address to reveal the identity of the user can only be conducted with the help of the user's provider and only in connection with investigations by the police or public prosecutors.
This data is not used for statistical purposes. We do not pass on this data to third parties for commercial or non-commercial use.
Some information offers on our website provide the option of filling out forms with personal data. For example, if users subscribe to our newsletter or other email services, they will need to provide their email address. If users register for an event or order information material, we will need their name and address.
Users are free to decide whether they wish to submit this data. Only the data needed to deliver the requested service is asked of users. Data is treated as confidential and is only used for the purpose for which it was requested.
If the storage of personal data is required to provide a certain service, the data is only stored for the time period necessary to handle the request or to fulfil the offer or task of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety for which the data was requested.
Once users unsubscribe to such a service or it is terminated by the ministry, personal data is irretrievably deleted after a maximum of 6 weeks.
The BMU sends out newsletters which track the clicks made by the recipient. The clicks to the links are counted without matching them to the respective recipient. This data does not allow us to analyse which recipient has clicked on what link, but only the number of clicks per link. No personal data is stored.
If users send us a message through our contact form or directly by email, the data they submit will be used to communicate with them.
Security gaps can occur in email communication. Emails sent to staff of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety may be intercepted and read by experienced Internet users. If users send an email to the ministry, we assume that we are authorised to reply to the email address used. If users do not want this, it may be advisable to consider using another channel of communication, for example regular mail.
If users use forms to send emails, information about the browser version and operating system is stored in the system in addition to the data submitted. IP addresses are not stored. This data is not processed; it only serves the purpose of correcting errors in individual cases. Information is automatically deleted after 28 days.
Our website contains links to websites of other providers and social media. We would like to expressly point out that these websites process personal data in accordance with their own privacy policies. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety has no influence on the compliance of other providers with data protection regulations.
Persons under the age of 18 should not submit personal information to us without the consent of their parent or legal guardian. We do not request personal data from children or young people without the consent of their parents or legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect such data, and we do not pass it on to third parties.
Generally, submitting personal data is not required when using our website. If we store personal data on our website, it is only done with the users’ consent, which can be withdrawn at any time.
In any other case, we only process personal data when legally required to do so (pursuant to Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR), when processing is necessary for performing the tasks of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, when it is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority (pursuant to Article 6 (1) (e) GDPR in conjunction with Article 3 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
We operate our website in cooperation with external service providers. Where personal data is processed, we have put in place organisational and technical measures to ensure that our external service providers comply with data protection regulations.
Unless otherwise specified, data stored by our website is processed by our main service provider Consulting Piezunka & Schamoni - Information Technologies GmbH, which is located in the Federal Republic of Germany. If personal data is passed on to third parties, the respective page is labelled accordingly.
With regard to the processing of personal data, visitors of the website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety enjoy the rights stipulated in Articles 12 to 22 GDPR:
Exercising these rights is free of charge and is provided in line with the user’s information rights. For more information, please contact the data protection officer at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
In cases where the ministry processes personal data, users have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection. The competent supervisory authority is: