Declaration on data protection

As a public body, the City of Paderborn processes your personal data exclusively in accordance with the statutory provisions, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in us and our services. We take the protection of personal data very seriously and want you to feel secure when visiting our website. Therefore, we would like to inform you at this point how we implement the data protection regulations in our internet offers. We process personal data collected when you visit our website in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Processing of personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of association with an identifier such as a name, etc. Your data will be transmitted securely and encrypted in accordance with the current state of the art and stored exclusively on the servers of the City of Paderborn.

We process your data when you contact the city via the digital forms. The entry of your data is voluntary. You always have the option of submitting your data by post or in person. For more detailed information on data protection for the individual forms, please refer to the corresponding information sheets in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO), which are included with the forms.

In the aforementioned forms, both mandatory and voluntary information is requested and documents are uploaded in the formats specified there. The required data are marked accordingly and will be processed for contacting you or processing your request.

The personal data collected with the form will not be passed on by the City of Paderborn to third parties without your express consent, not even to other offices that are not involved in the purpose of the form. The personal data collected with the form will be deleted if the City of Paderborn is requested to do so by you and/or legal requirements demand this.

Logging when accessing our website

Every access to our website and every retrieval of a file stored on our website is logged. The storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following information is logged: Name of the file accessed, operating system, date and time of the first and last access, browser type and browser settings, domain from which the file was requested. In addition, the IP addresses of the requesting computers are included in the logging.

Data security

In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure and to ensure the accuracy of the data and the authorised use of the data, we use appropriate technical and organisational measures. Nevertheless, no electronic communication is completely secure. This means that any data and information that you voluntarily provide to us could be obtained by third parties by way of unlawful data acquisition. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the disclosure of information due to errors and/or unauthorised access during data transmission by third parties.

Disclosure of data to third parties

Data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent. The collection of personal data and its transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information will only take place within the framework of the relevant laws or if we are obliged to do so by court order. All employees and service providers are bound by us to secrecy and to comply with data protection regulations.

Your personal data will not be transferred to countries or international organisations outside the European Union.


References to external links

This website contains references (links) to websites maintained by third parties.

We assume no responsibility for the references to external links. The operators of the respective websites are solely responsible for their content as well as compliance with data protection regulations and the updating of the data protection declaration. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognisable at the time of linking. The information, goods or services offered there are neither checked nor supported in any way by the City of Paderborn. If we become aware of any legal violations, we will remove such links immediately.


Links to social networks

Our website contains links to social networks, which are marked with the name of the corresponding service. If you select a link to external social networks on our website, responsibility passes to the operator of the platform. This operator is also responsible for the content of the page that follows the link. Through the connection to the server of the social network, information about the call to our website is stored, even if you are not logged in. This information (including IP address) is transmitted directly to the operator of the platform and stored at its location.

For more detailed information on privacy, the scope of data collection and the processing and use of data by the social network, please refer to the operator’s privacy policy. If you are already logged in to the social network, the selection of the link on our website leads directly to the assignment to your profile. To prevent an assignment to your profile, please log out before visiting our website.

The city of Paderborn uses the following social networks:

YouTube: The website of the external social network YouTube (represented by Google Inc.) is operated exclusively by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94304, USA. You can find more information on data protection at YouTube under the following link:


Use of cookies

We use session cookies on our site. Cookies are small amounts of data that are stored on your computer by the operator of a website. For the performance of some functions of our website, data is stored in cookies (e.g. in the navigation). Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They only contain an identification number (session ID) that allows the server to assign successive browser requests to the same user. Temporary cookies are used by many servers, they do not represent a security risk. The data is not stored permanently. The use of temporary cookies offers you the advantage that you do not have to enter your personal data again and again when filling out various forms on our website.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are sent. If you have deactivated cookies, a so-called session ID is used to identify a person during a continuous access to our website. No data is stored on your computer. The session ID is deleted after your access has ended.


Your rights

You have the right

    to information in accordance with Article 15 DS-GVO,

    to correction according to Article 16 DS-GVO,

    to deletion according to Article 17 DS-GVO,

    to restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 DS-GVO,

    to data portability under Article 20 DS-GVO.

You also have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your data by us.

We would like to point out that you can revoke any data protection consent you may have given us at any time with effect for the future. The respective revocation can lead to the fact that our offers can no longer be made available to you or can only be made available to you to a limited extent.


Responsible for data processing

City of Paderborn

Am Abdinghof 11

33098 Paderborn

Tel. 05251/88-0


Contact details of the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please contact our official data protection officer:

City of Paderborn

– in person –

Am Abdinghof 11

33098 Paderborn

Tel: 05251/88-0

Fax: 05261 252-200


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