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Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is very important to Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH (Saarland Tourism Board). On this page, we would therefore like to inform you about how, to which extent and for which purposes data is collected and processed by Tourismus Saarland GmbH as the provider responsible for this website.

General information

While protecting your anonymity, Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH saves the following data each time its website is accessed: name of the visited web page, file requested, date/time, data volume transferred, notification of successful access, type/version of browser, operating system, previously visited page and IP address. Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH only uses the aforementioned data in an anonymized way for statistical purposes and for the operation of its offer in order to improve the website functions and content. This data cannot be traced back to you.

Should you leave comments on the website, your IP address will be saved for the purposes of making it easier to identify the responsible person in case of possible unlawful comments.

Personal data

Personal data, such as name, address, your telephone number, e-mail address or date of birth, is only collected when you provide this information to us.

Should you have provided Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH voluntarily with personal data when making a booking or getting in touch electronically via e-mail or our contact form, only the data provided by you will be collected and solely used to answer your query, respectively process your booking and will only be passed on or otherwise transmitted to third parties if it is required by law, is necessary in order to carry out our service or if you have given prior consent.

Once we have dealt with your enquiry, your data is locked and cannot be used any further. After the mandatory retention period set out by tax and commercial law, your personal data will be deleted. You are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future and/or object to the collection, processing and usage of your data. To do so, please use the contact details provided at the end of this privacy policy.

Cookies

When you access our website, one or more cookies (files that allow the storage of information about the use of a website on the PC of the user) will be saved on your device. This enables Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH to improve its service through, for example, the storing of user settings which makes a more personalised navigation of the site possible.

Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH uses both cookies that are deleted after the browser session (session cookies) and cookies that remain on your device and enable us to recognize your browser when next visiting our website (persistent cookies).

You can also use our website without cookies. You can disable cookies in your browser, restrict their use to certain websites or configure your browser in such a way that it alerts you before a cookie is stored. You can delete cookies from the computer’s hard drive at any time.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (www.google.com, www.google.co.uk). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies – text files that are stored on your computer and allow analysing how you use a website. This user information generated by a cookie about how you use this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, should IP anonymization have been enabled on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within member states of the EU or in other states that have signed the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and be shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information in order to analyse how you use the website, to compile reports about activities on the website and to provide other services related to website and internet usage to the operator of the website. The IP address that is being transferred from your browser as part of the Google Analytics process will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate browser setting. Please note that you might not be able to fully use all website functions then.

You can also prevent that the data relating to your use of the website that is generated by the cookie (incl. your IP address) is collected for and processed by Google. To this end, download the browser plugin available under the following link and install it: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB 

For more information, please see https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB or https://www.google.de/intl/en-GB/policies/ (general information and Google Analytics and data protection). You can also refer to https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ for Google’s privacy policy.

Facebook

When you access the web pages of Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH, no data is being transferred to Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook“) and no connection with Facebook servers is being established.

Only when you click on the button marked with “f”, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Even if you do not have your own Facebook profile or are not logged in, once you have clicked the button marked with “f” the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding website of Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH and your IP address will directly be transferred to Facebook in the USA and stored there. Should you be logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account.

Facebook‘s privacy policy on https://www.facebook.com/policy.php provides more information on the purpose and extent of data collection and how data is processed and used as well as on your relevant rights and configuration options in order to protect your privacy.

Google+

When you access the web pages of Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH, no data is being transferred to Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States („Google“) and no connection with Google servers is being established.

Only when you click on the button marked with “g+”, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google servers. Even if you do not have a Google+ profile or are not logged in, once you have clicked the button marked with “g+” the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding website of Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH and your IP address will directly be transferred to Google in the USA and stored there. Should you be logged into Google+, Google can assign your visit to your Google+ account.

Please click on the following links for more information on the purpose and extent of data collection and how data is processed and used as well as on your relevant rights and configuration options in order to protect your privacy: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy
https://plus.google.com/about?hl=eng

Newsletter

You will only receive our newsletter (information sent to your e-mail address) if you have registered for the newsletter and consented to the use of your e-mail address. Once you have signed up for the newsletter, you will receive an e-mail with a link which you have to click to activate your registration (double opt-in process). Your e-mail address and name will be stored in a database of Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH only for the purposes of sending the newsletter. No data will be passed on to third parties. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by using the appropriate function at the bottom of the newsletter. Alternatively, you can contact us on the e-mail provided at the end of this privacy policy.

Information / correction / blocking / deletion / contact

Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH (Franz-Josef-Röder-Str. 17, 66119 Saarbrücken; info@tz-s.de) will at any time provide you with free-of-charge information on your stored personal data as well as on its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing. Moreover, you can contact us using the above mentioned e-mail address in order to ask for correction, blocking or deletion of your data and to withdraw given consent.

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