Privacy policy

For the city of Halle (Saale), responsible handling of personal data is a high priority. When you visit one of our websites, we process and store personal data exclusively within the framework of the legal provisions (Basic Data Protection Regulation-DSGVOTelemedia Act-TMGFederal Data Protection Act-BDSG and Data Protection Act Saxony-Anhalt - DSG LSA).

In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using this website. Personal data is any data that can be related to you personally, for example your name, address or e-mail address.

We would like to continue to inform you about the collection of personal data when you use this website.

We would also like to draw your attention to the fact that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Unless explicitly stated, the provision of your personal data is not required by law or contract. Failure to provide your data may result in you not being able to use the services offered by us, or not being able to use them fully or optimally.

Contact details of the responsible person and data protection officer

The responsible party within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO (responsible body pursuant to Section 3 (7) BDSG) is:

City of Halle (Saale)
The Lord Mayor
Markplatz 1, 06110 Halle (Saale)

Contact data protection officer:

Marktplatz 1, 06110 Halle (Saale)
Telephone 0345 221-4698

1. Usage data

Every time one of the aforementioned pages is accessed and every time a file is retrieved, general data about this process is automatically stored in a log file. The storage serves exclusively system-related and statistical purposes (based on Art. 6 para. 1 letter b) DSGVO), as well as in exceptional cases to report criminal offences (based on Art. 6 para. 1 letter e) DSGVO). The data of your internet browser (IP addresses) are transmitted to the provider of the page, in our case to the IT service provider IT-Consult Halle GmbH. This data is stored in a so-called log file:

The data is not passed on to third parties or evaluated in any other way, unless there is a legal obligation to do so.

In detail, the following data record is stored for each retriev:

  • Name of the retrieved file
  • IP addresses
  • Date and time of the retrieval
  • Transmitted amount of data
  • Message whether the retrieval was successful
  • Description of the type of web browser used
  • Operating system used
  • Search terms with date and time
  • Provider

2. personal data

Personal data will only be processed by us if we are permitted to do so by law, or if you have given your consent.

a.) Contact:

If you contact us (e.g. via telephone, email or contact form), we store your data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO for the purpose of processing your enquiry, as well as in the event that further correspondence should take place. Your data will be deleted as soon as your request has been fully processed and/or answered.

b.) Newsletter:

We are happy to inform you about current topics concerning the city of Halle (Saale) and its facilities via our newsletters. To send a newsletter, we need your name and e-mail address. You can enter both in the fields provided. Your data will only be processed by us for the purpose of sending the newsletter.
You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time with future effect and thus object to the further use of your data. You can do this at the end of each newsletter  or at any time in the press portal unsubscribe.

Your data will be stored by us until you revoke your wish to no longer receive the newsletter. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO, or, by clicking on the confirmation link, your consent and thus Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO)

c.) Registration:

You have the option to register on these portals:

To do this, we need various information from you, such as your first and last name, address and e-mail address. In addition, you will be asked to provide a username and set up a password to secure the account.
Again, for verification purposes, you will receive an e-mail from us to the e-mail address you provided, in which you must click on a confirmation link.

Depending on the portal, you have the option of entering further data after registering, or setting up a user name and password of your own choice.
Your data will only be used by us for the purpose of administering the entries and, if necessary, for contacting you in connection with the registration. Contributions in discussion forums or other publicly accessible participation formats will be displayed on the portal with your chosen user name.
Your data will be stored for as long as you are registered. If you delete your account, your data will also be permanently deleted.
The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter b) DSGVO, or with the completion of your registration your consent and thus Art. 6 para. 1 letter a) DSGVO).

3. Cookies

We also use so-called cookies in some areas of our website. Through such file elements, your computer can be identified as a technical unit during your visit to this Internet site in order to make it easier for you to use our offers - also during repeat visits to this Internet site. For example, a cookie is used when using the font size setting and the contrast variant, as it is otherwise not possible to use both functions without having to select the desired setting again each time you click on the page.
However, you usually have the option of setting your internet browser to inform you when cookies occur, so that you can allow or exclude them, or delete cookies that already exist.

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 individual functions of our pages may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Do not allow cookies.

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

4. Recipients/Recipient Categories

In order to fulfil this task, your data may be passed on to the relevant municipal departments, service centres, municipal undertakings, our commissioned service provider IT-Consult Halle GmbH, Bornknechtstraße 5, 06108 Halle or, in the case of the use of the online platform "Say's", to the municipal authorities. when using the online platform "Sag's uns einfach" to Teleport GmbH, Herrenstraße 20, 06108 Halle, when using "Rechne mit Halle" to the service provider AV-Studio Kommunikationsmedien GmbH, Mühlweg 41, 06114 Halle and - if necessary for processing the request - if applicable to the Halle public utility company, housing companies, the police, state authorities or the Job Centre.

We do not transfer data to third countries.

For the rest, your data will only be passed on if there is a legal obligation to do so or if you have consented to this.

5. Data subject rights

You have the right to information about the personal data we have stored about you (Art. 15 DSGVO, e-mail: datenschutzauskunft@halle.de) as well as to have it corrected (Art. 16 GDPR) or erasure or restriction of processing (Art. 17, 18 GDPR).

In addition, there is a right of objection (Art. 21 of the GDPR) against the processing, insofar as the *** Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) ***

You also have the right to object to processing (Art. 21 of the GDPR), insofar as this is not carried out exclusively for the fulfilment of tasks; a right to portability (Art. 20 of the GDPR) of the data provided by you. If you have consented to the processing by means of a corresponding declaration, this is always revocable with future effect.

If you make use of your above-mentioned rights, the City of Halle will check whether the legal requirements for this are fulfilled.

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Saxony-Anhalt State Commissioner for Data Protection, Leiterstraße 9, 39104 Magdeburg, tel. 0391 81803-0, e-mail: poststelle@lfd.sachsen-anhalt.de, Internet: www.datenschutz.sachsen-anhalt.de.

6. Storage period

Unless otherwise regulated by the relevant procedures, we store your  personal data only as long as this is necessary for the respective purpose (see section "Scope, purposes and legal bases of data processing"). In all other cases, we delete your personal data; the only exception is data that we must continue to store in order to fulfil legal obligations (e.g. tax or commercial law retention obligations)