Privacy Police

State Capital Stuttgart operates various websites, portals and shops at:


When you visit these websites we collect, process and use your personal data exclusively within the scope of the statutory provisions (German Telemedia Act, Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting and Data Protection Act of the State of Baden-Württemberg).

We will provide information below about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of data within the framework of visits to these websites:

1. Usage data
2. Personal data

a) Contact

b) Newsletter
c) Registration
d) Shop
3. Cookies
4. Rights of the person affected
5. Use of "Piwik" analytical tools
6. Use of social plugins from Facebook, Twitter and Google+
7. Use of social plugins from YouTube and Flickr
8. Contacts
9. Other

1. Usage data

Every time a user accesses one of the above-mentioned websites and every time a file is accessed, this process automatically stores general data in a log file. This data is automatically stored solely for systems-based and statistical purposes as well as for reporting criminal infringements in exceptional cases.

The data is not passed on to third parties or used for any other analysis unless there is a legal obligation to do so.
The following data record in particular is stored from each request:

  • Name of the file retrieved
  • Date and time of the retrieval
  • Volume of data transmitted
  • Message whether the retrieval was successful
  • Description of the type of web browser used
  • Operating system used
  • Search terms with data and time
  • Provider

2. Personal data

We collect, process and use personal data only if this is permitted by law or you have given your consent.

a) Contacts:
If you get in contact with us, we will store your data for the purpose of processing your request and in case there is a need for any further correspondence.

b) Newsletter:
We will gladly inform you about current topics relating to State Capital Stuttgart and its institutions through our newsletter.
We need your name and E-mail address to send a newsletter. You can enter both of these in the fields provided. Once you have sent us this data, you will receive an E-mail from us to the E-mail address specified by you, in which you have to click on a confirmation link to verify the E-mail address provided.

Your data will only be stored by us for the purpose of sending the newsletter.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and thereby oppose the further use of your data. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at the end of a newsletter.

c) Registration:

You have the option to register on the following portals


To do this, we need different types of information from you, such as your first name and surname, address, city district and E-mail address.
Here you will also receive an E-mail from us to the E-mail address specified by you, in which you have to click on a confirmation link.

Depending on the portal, you have the option to store even more data after you have registered or to set up a user name and password of your choice.

We will only use your data for the purpose of administering entries and, if necessary, for any contact relating to the registration.

d) Fulfilling contracts:

You have access to the shop of the City Office of Surveying and the Statistical Office via the portal . Here you can acquire goods, in particular maps, brochures, reports and statistical data for a charge and in some cases free of charge.
The data that you provide for the purpose of fulfilling the contract is solely collected and stored for this purpose and may be transmitted to companies involved in fulfilling the contract (suppliers, freight forwarders). Any other collection, storage, modification or transmission of data will not take place.

3. Cookies

We also use so-called cookies in some areas of our websites. Such file elements enable the identification of your computer as a technical unit while you visit this website to make it easier for you to use our services - even on repeat visits to this website. A cookie is required, for example, to provide you with features in the shops, such as the shopping cart.

However, you usually have the option to set your Internet browser so that you are notified about the use of cookies so that you can accept or decline them or delete existing cookies.

Please use the help function of your Internet browser to obtain information on how to change these settings. We would like to point out that the individual functions of our websites may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Cookies do not allow a server to read private data from your computer or data stored by a different server. They do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses.

4. Rights of the person affected

Users can obtain or view information at any time relating to the personal data stored about them within the framework of the statutory provisions. The Data Protection Officer of State Capital Stuttgart will be happy to assist you.

If the data is incorrect, the persons affected can demand that it is corrected in an appropriate manner. The affected users also have the legal right to ask for the data to be deleted or blocked.

5. Use of "Piwik" analytical tools

Our Internet platform uses Piwik (, open-source software for the analysis of visitors accessing this website. Piwik uses so-called cookies, small text files saved on your computer that help to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our servers in Germany and not passed on to third parties. The IP address of every visitor is immediately anonymised after the information is processed and before it is stored.

You can adjust the settings of your browser accordingly to prevent the installation of cookies; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website.

You may also oppose the use of your data by Piwik by making use of the option shown below:

You can decide here whether a unique web analytics cookie may be stored on your browser to allow the operator of the website to collect and analyse different types of statistical data.
If you decide not to opt for this, click the following link to store the Piwik deactivation cookie on your browser.


Your visit to this website is currently being recorded by Piwik web analytics. Click here to ensure that your visit is no longer recorded.


This will store a cookie on your browser that contains only the information that Piwik may not collect any data about you. Previously stored cookies are then deleted. However, if you ever delete all cookies on your browser, you will have to once again oppose consent to the use of your data, if necessary.

6. Use of social plugins from Facebook, Twitter and Google+

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We therefore choose not to directly implement social plugins from Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

We only put links to these social networks on our websites. The appropriate social plugins are only enabled if you follow these links.

Please note that data is only transmitted when you have enabled the appropriate social plugins by clicking on the corresponding link. No data is transmitted by simply visiting our websites.

The following data is transmitted if you enable the transmission of data by clicking on the corresponding link:

a) Facebook

Plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are then integrated into our website. You can identify the Facebook plugin from the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our website. You will find an overview of Facebook plugins here: .

A direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established through the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our platform to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign the visit of our website to your user account.

We would like to point out that, as operators of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and how Facebook uses it. You can find out further information about Facebook's privacy policy at

If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please first log out of your Facebook account or do not enable the social plugins.

b) Twitter

The functions of the Twitter service are then integrated into our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc. Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Through the use of Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function the websites that you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter.

We would like to point out that, as operators of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and how Twitter uses it. You can find out further information about Twitter's privacy policy at .

You can amend your Twitter privacy preferences under account settings at .

c) Google +1

The functions of the Google+ service are then integrated into our website. These functions are offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").

Through the use of Google+ and the "+1" button your browser will establish a direct link to the Google servers. Google transmits the content of the "+1" button directly to its browser and it is integrated into the website from there.

We have no influence on the amount of data that Google collects with this button.

Google users can find out about the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as their rights in this respect and the setting options to protect their privacy from the data protection statement about the "+1" button: and in the FAQs: .

7. Use of social plugins from YouTube and Flickr

Our websites also refer to links on the websites of the social networks YouTube and Flickr. We also operate a social media fan page here.

You can reach the individual fan pages by clicking on the appropriate logo.

If you click on the logo of a social network you will be redirected to the relevant external website of this network provider. If you are also logged in as a member of the relevant social network, the operator of the social network may assign the visit to our website to your respective user account.

If you do not want the social networks to collect and store data about your visit, you need to log out of your respective user account with this social network before you click on the logo.

You can find out about the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the respective social networks as well as the possible private preferences from the relevant privacy policy of these providers under the following link:

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View
CA 94043, USA

Yahoo! Inc.
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA


8. Contacts

The Data Protection Officer at State Capital Stuttgart will provide further information about data protection.

9. Other

We retain the right to amend this privacy policy at any time in accordance with the legally applicable data protection regulations.