Data protection

We wish to point out that operators of sites that are linked on www.welcomedahoam.com may store and analyse the data of the visitors to the page. This also applies to sites operated by the Bavarian State Chancellery on external servers, such as the “Unser Bayern” fan page on Facebook or the “Bayern” channel on YouTube. Please note the data protection information on the respective sites.

You will also find information on conduct on social networks on the Bavarian State Government’s website.

Technical support provided by

Laufender technischer Betrieb

Landesamt für Digitalisierung, Breitband und Vermessung
IT-Dienstleistungszentrum des Freistaats Bayern
St.-Martin-Straße 47, 81541 München
E-Mail: webmaster@bayern.de

Logging

When you access this or other websites, you transmit data to our web server via your internet browser. The following data is recorded during an active connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server:

  • Date and time of request
  • Name of the requested file
  • Page from which the file was requested
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  • Web browser and operating system used
  • Full IP address of the computer making the request
  • Data volume transferred

We store this data for technical security purposes, in particular to protect against attempts to attack our web server. The data will be anonymised by shortening the IP address to domain level after seven (7) days, at the latest, making it impossible to create a connection to individual users. The data will be processed solely for this purpose and for statistical purposes in anonymised form. No comparison is made with other data sets, and no data is disclosed to third parties, neither in full, nor in part.

Cookies

When you access this website, we will save cookies (small files) on your hard drive. These cookies will remain valid for a period of 12 months. We will use these cookies solely to identify you during this and other visits to our website. Most browsers are set to accept the use of cookies. However, you can disable this function for the current session or permanently by changing the settings of your internet browser.
Videos on this website are embedded from YouTube. The service provider may save cookies on the user’s computer when the videos are played. We are unable to influence this practice.

Opt-in

Videos from the external video platform YouTube are embedded in several places on the website www.welcomedahoam.com.
NO data will be transferred to the operator upon initial access of the website. Data (including the URL of the current page as well as the user’s IP address) will not be transferred to the operator until the user has consented using the opt-in method on www.welcomedahoam.com. Once consent has been issued, this data will be transmitted starting immediately and during every subsequent visit. You are free to decide whether you would like to consent to the activation of YouTube videos and, consequently, to the transfer of data or revoke your consent (opt-in method).

Inactive images from the YouTube channel are embedded on the website as standard practice and do not connect automatically to YouTube’s servers. The operator will therefore not receive any data from the user when the website is accessed. You will not consent to the transfer of data to the respective operator until you agree to playing videos by clicking on “Activate permanently”. The web server will store a cookie saving the parameter to remember the user’s chosen setting. The videos are then active and can be played by the user. If you wish to deactivate the automatic loading of YouTube videos, you must remove the check issuing your consent by clicking on the data protection symbol. Doing so will also update your cookie settings.

Active components

Active components such as JavaScript or ActiveX controls are also used on our website. You may deactivate these functions by changing the settings in your internet browser.

Web tracking systems

We only use web tracking systems in anonymised form. To do so, your IP address is first anonymised and then analysed by us. You are free to decide whether a cookie for unambiguous web analysis may be stored in your browser. If you agree, you allow the site operator to record and analyse various statistical data in detail. Following analysis, the raw data collected will be deleted after three (3) months, at the latest. The data is analysed and deleted by employees of the Bavarian State Office for Surveying and Geoinformation (Landesamt für Digitalisierung, Breitband und Vermessung) on behalf of the Bavaria State Chancellery. If you do not wish to grant the site operator consent to the detailed recording and analysis of your statistical data, please click on the box next to one of the following options:
You may decide here whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to allow the operator of the website to record and analyse various statistical data.
If you would like to decide against granting your consent, please click the following link to store the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.

Collection of additional data

On the website www.welcomedahoam.com, you can enter personal data or business information (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) when writing to the online editorial department or giving feedback. The use of the services by the user takes place expressly on a voluntary basis.

In any event (written correspondence, feedback, etc.), the personal data provided (especially name, e-mail address, address) will be processed solely to send the requested information and will not be disclosed to third parties.

Encryption

Information that you send to us in unencrypted form by e-mail may be read by third parties during transmission. As a general rule, we are also unable to verify your identity and do not know who is behind an e-mail address. Legally secure communication by ordinary e-mail is therefore not guaranteed. Like many e-mail providers, we use spam filters to protect us from unwanted advertising that, in rare events, may also falsely identify normal e-mails as spam and automatically delete them. E-mails that contain damaging programs (viruses) will always be automatically deleted by us.

If you would like to send confidential information to us, we recommend encrypting and signing it to prevent unauthorised perusal and falsification during transmission or sending the correspondence by conventional post. Encrypted e-mails can be sent to us as follows:
You can send PGP-encrypted e-mails to us at the following e-mail address: poststelle@stk.bayern.de

You can access the necessary PGP communication key (public key) from the central PGP key server of the Bavarian public authorities network (Bayerisches Behördennetz) at pgp-keyserver.bayern.de. Description of PGP installation for communicating with the Bavarian state government (PDF 774 KB)

Visit www.gpg4win.de for information about the GpG4Win encryption software, which is available for download free of charge and was developed on behalf of the Federal Office for Information Security.

Please also inform us whether and how we may send you encrypted e-mails to respond to your correspondence and, should this not be possible, whether you agree to an unencrypted response by e-mail to your correspondence. If it is not possible for you to receive encrypted e-mails, please inform us of your postal address to receive a response to your confidential correspondence.