Data Protection Declaration of the Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing (LTM) GmbH

Scope of application: www.lichtfest.leipziger-freiheit.de

Dear User,

We, Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing (LTM) GmbH, Augustusplatz 9, 04109 Leipzig (hereinafter: "LTM"), are pleased about your visit to the website of the Leipzig Region and your interest in our offer.

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly adhere to the provisions and legal regulations of data protection. The following declaration gives you an overview of how we guarantee this protection when you visit our website www.lichtfest.leipziger-freiheit.de (hereinafter: "website") and what kind of data is collected for what purposes.

Please read this data protection statement carefully before submitting any personal data. By accessing this website and its links you confirm that you have understood and accept the following information. If you do not agree with the data protection declaration, we ask you to stop using this website and not to submit personal data.

In the course of further development of this website, changes to this data protection declaration may also become necessary. Any changes will be announced by publishing the amended privacy policy on the website. Unless otherwise specified, these changes shall take effect immediately. We therefore recommend that you read this data protection declaration again at regular intervals.

1. General

We collect and use ("process") your personal data only if and to the extent that you have given your consent or a legal provision permits the collection and use.

Personal data includes all data that contains specific information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, e.g. information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, IP address (hereinafter: "data").

2. Purposes of data processing:

It is possible to visit and use the website, sub-pages and microsites without providing any data. When you access the website, only the content of the request (specific page), the access status/HTTP status code, the data volume transferred in each case, the output/referrer URL, the browser string (browser with language and version, operating system and its interface), search engines used, the names of downloaded files, a file name (if applicable), etc. are displayed. IP address, date and time of the call and a time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). These are evaluated exclusively to enable you to visit the website or to use our services, for statistical purposes and to optimise our offer.

If you use our services, only data needed for the provision of aforementioned services is normally collected. If we ask you for information beyond this scope, this can be provided at your own discretion. The processing of personal data is exclusively carried out for the implementation of the service requested and to protect our own legitimate business interests.

The processing is carried out for the following purposes:

2.1. Provision of our services

LTM processes your data to the required extent for the following purposes, including but not limited to:

  • Your contact details, contract details and bank details are processed for the conclusion, execution and termination of contracts for the services offered, such as booking accommodation, travel, tours, events, tickets or the sale of welcome cards and souvenirs;
  • For the processing of booking enquiries and the ordering of information material, travel brochures, photos, etc., which we send to you by post or electronically or which you can download, we need your contact data;
  • In order to provide you with a shopping basket to enable you to access and manage the content you have saved in the shopping basket, we need your IP address and information about the content of interest to you;
  • To provide you with a watch list to enable you to compile and download the information of interest to you (or alternatively, LTM can send it to you by email on request) we will process your IP address, information about the information of interest to you and, if applicable, your email address. Your contact details.

Your data will be processed for the purpose of handling the contractual relationship between you and LTM or to carry out pre-contractual measures.

2.2 Newsletter and marketing purposes

You have the option of registering for our various newsletters which we send every two months to inform you about current offers, events and tourist tips etc. from Leipzig and the Leipzig region. By registering, you agree that your email address (and, if applicable, your name) will be stored electronically and used to send the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. You can send an email to the contact address listed under point 13 of this data protection declaration or click on the link contained in each newsletter.

We only collect your email address and use this data based solely on your consent.

2.3 Processing of data in blogs and forums

If you leave a comment or post on our blog, you will be required to provide your email address and a name. You can decide whether you want to be notified about new comments or posts by email. We collect, process and use your data to operate the blog securely and to allow you to use the blog. Data will be processed for the fulfilment of the existing usage relationship between us. If you no longer wish to receive notifications, you will be informed of your cancellation options in each email.

3. Consent, revocation and objection

You can revoke the consent given to us for the processing of your data at any time with future effect.

If we process data on the basis of our legitimate interests, you have the right - if reasons arise from your particular person - to object to this. While we check your request, we will no longer process your data for the objectionable purposes, and instead we will block it.

Please submit your revocation of consent or your objection in writing or electronically to the contact address indicated under item 13 of this data protection declaration.

4. Cookies

This web site uses so-called "cookies"; these are text files that are stored on the user's system and enable LTM to analyse use and optimisation of the web site. They serve to make our website more user-friendly and effective. We use cookies in the following scope: 

  • There are transient cookies in temporary use on our website. In particular, this includes session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different browser requests can be assigned to the shared session. This allows your browser to be recognised when you return to the website. The session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. 
  • We also use persistent cookies (temporary use). These save certain settings so that they are available to you the next time you visit the website. For example, we can remember your language settings for 24 hours. These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time via your browser's security settings.

In addition, third-party providers also implement so-called third-party cookies during your use of our website. Third parties are service providers with whom we work to make the website available. These include, for example, advertising networks, range measurement and payment functions (see also the use of Google Analytics). Third-party providers set these cookies independently; we have no influence on them. You can delete these cookies at any time via your browser's security settings. 

You may prevent, control and/or delete the installation of cookies by changing the relevant settings in the browser software. Learn more here: www.aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies stored in your system and configure most browsers to prevent the storage of cookies. You can still use the website in this case, though there may be functional restrictions in individual cases.

5. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies". The information compiled by the cookies with regard to your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, within member states of the European Union, and in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address will be truncated beforehand. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a server in the USA and truncated there.

Google processes this data on our behalf. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. The IP address transmitted as part of Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with other data collected by Google.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This shortens the IP addresses for further processing and excludes the possibility of direct personal reference. Google Analytics is used in accordance with the conditions agreed upon by the German data protection authorities and Google.

You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website, including your IP address, as well as the processing and use of this data by Google by clicking on this link for your browser. This mechanism will operate until you delete your cookies.

In addition, you can prevent Google from using the cookie to generate data related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address), and their processing of this data by clicking on the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de download and install the available browser plugin.

We also use Google Analytics with the help of a DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not agree to this, you can indicate this for future use of the website under the following link: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de.

You can also prevent the use of cookies by adjusting the browser software accordingly. You can still use the website in this case, though there may be functional restrictions in individual cases.

The purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of your personal data by Google and your rights and setting options in this regard can be obtained from the third party provider: Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

6. Google Maps

The website partly uses Google Maps to display maps by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). When you visit this website, data like your IP address is transmitted to Google. Google processes this data as usage profiles for the purposes of demand-oriented service design, advertising and market research. When you sign in to Google, this information is directly associated with your account. If you don't want this to happen, you must log out first.

You can prevent the use of Google Maps by deactivating Javascript in your browser settings. This may, however, lead to functional restrictions in individual cases when using the website.

For more details on the processing of data within the framework of Google Maps and your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the Google Terms of Use and Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

7. Data security

We have taken technical and organisational measures to guarantee data security. Measures such as the use of encryption technology serve to protect your data against manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised third parties. 

Technical and organisational measures are constantly being further developed and adapted to the current state of the art.

Our employees are bound by confidentiality agreements.

8. Disclosure of personal data to third parties

We may need to pass on your data to third parties in order to fulfill the above-mentioned purposes, to make the website available or due to an official or court order. The data will be passed on to third parties in accordance with the applicable data protection laws, in particular to Bookingkit https://help.bookingkit.net/customer/de/portal/articles. In addition, the website may refer you to offers of third parties, such as insurance companies, web shops or accommodation brokers. They operate their own websites, for which we are not responsible.

Your data will be processed for the purpose of handling the contractual relationship between you and LTM or to carry out pre-contractual measures or on the basis of existing order processing contracts..

For further information about the recipients, please contact us at the address given in Section 13 of this data protection declaration.

Insofar as we use social plug-ins, personal data is passed on to third parties as described in Section 8 of this data protection declaration.

9. Integration of social plug-ins

Our website uses plugins ("plugins") from the social networks Facebook, YouTube and Google+ as well as the microblogging services Twitter and Instagram. These services are provided by Facebook Inc, YouTube LLC, Google Inc, Twitter Inc. and Instagram LLC ("Providers").

  • Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").
  • YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, headquartered at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ("YouTube"), a company of Google Inc.
  • Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter").
  • Google+ is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
  • Pinterest is operated by Pinterest Inc, 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA ("Pinterest") 
  • Xing is operated by XING AG, G√§nsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg ("Xing")

When you access a page of our website that contains a plugin of this type, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook, YouTube, Google, Twitter, Xing or Pinterest. The content of the plugin is transferred directly from the respective provider to your browser and integrated into the page. Including the plugins informs the providers that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a server of the respective provider in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to one of the services, the providers can immediately assign your visit to our website to your profile on Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter, Xing or Pinterest. If you interact with the plugins, for example the "Like", the "YouTube", the "+1", the "Twitter" or the "Pinterest" or "Xing" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the providers and stored there. The information is also published on the social network, on your Twitter or Pinterest account and displayed to your contacts there.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection information of the providers.

If you do not want Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or Xing to associate the data collected via our website directly with your profile in the respective service, you must log out of the corresponding service before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the "NoScript" script blocker (https://noscript.net/). In this case, the data is not transferred to the USA. All of the above providers comply with the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield regarding the collection, use, transfer and storage of personal data from the European Union to the USA and are accordingly certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. (https://www.privacyshield.gov/list).

10. Links

Some sections of our web pages contain links to the web pages of third parties. These websites are subject to their own data protection principles. We are not responsible for how they operate, or how they handle data. If you send information to or through such third-party sites, you should review the privacy statements of those sites before you provide them with information that may be personally identifiable.

11. Data storage

Your data will be kept for as long as this is necessary for the provision of our respective services or for as long as we are legally obliged to keep it. In the latter case, your data will be deleted after expiry of these retention periods.

12. Rights of the data subject

You are entitled to request information free of charge at any time within the scope of the statutory provisions on, among other things, the personal data processed by us, the purposes of processing, the storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period and the recipients of the data.

Should the personal data processed by us be incorrect, incomplete or its processing inadmissible, we will gladly correct, supplement, restrict the processing or delete the data to the legally permissible extent. We ask you to inform us immediately of any changes.

If you have provided us with personal data on the basis of your consent or within the framework of a contractual relationship with us, e.g. in a registration form, we will make this data available to you in a common format upon your request or - insofar as this is technically possible - transmit it to a third party of your choice.

13. Contact data

Please send your requests for information, questions, complaints or suggestions to the following address:

Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig, Deutschland

Tel. +49 341 7104-260
Fax +49 341 7104-271
info@ltm-leipzig.de

This data protection declaration is valid as of 12 December 2017.