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Privacy Policy

Responsible organisation (controller) in line with data protection regulations, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH
Franz-Josef-Röder-Str. 17 
66119 Saarbrücken
Phone: 0049 (0)681 927 200
Fax: 0049 (0)681 927 2040
Email: info(at)tz-s.de
Internet: www.urlaub.saarland

Your rights

Using the contact details for our data protection officer provided below, you can at any time exercise the following rights:

  • Get information about your data that is stored with us and how it is processed
  • Correction of incorrect personal data
  • Deletion of your data that is stored with us
  • Restriction of how data is processed should we not be allowed to delete your data due to legal requirements
  • Objection to the processing of your personal data
  • Data portability provided you have agreed to data processing or entered into a contract with us

Should you have authorised us, you can revoke this consent at any time with future effect.

You can lodge a complaint at any time with the responsible supervisory body. It depends on the federal state you live in, you work in or where the alleged infringement took place which supervisory body is the responsible one for you. Please find a list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) including contact details below:
https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html[BG1] 

Purpose of data processing by the controller and third parties

We only process your personal data for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. Your personal data is not passed on to third parties for purposes other than the ones mentioned. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if

  • you have given us your explicit consent to do so
  • processing is necessary to implement a contract that we have with you
  • processing is necessary to fulfil legal requirements
  • processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests and if there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest not to disclose your data to third parties

Deletion and blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data as long as it is needed to fulfil the purposes stated in this policy or as stipulated by the various data retention periods provided by the legislator. After the respective purpose ceases to exist or the periods have expired, the relevant information is, according to legal requirements, routinely deleted or blocked.

Capturing of general information when visiting our website

If you visit our website, a cookie automatically captures information of a general nature. This information (server log files), for example, includes the type of web browser used, the operating system, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar. This pertains solely to information that cannot be traced back to you personally.

This information is necessary for technical reasons to correctly deliver the content you request from websites and is mandatory when using the internet. It is mainly needed for the following purposes:

  • Guarantee a smooth connection to the website
  • Guarantee smooth usage of our website
  • Analysis of system security and system stability
  • Further administrative purposes

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest derived from the aforementioned purposes for collecting data. We do not use your data to draw any conclusions about you personally. Only the controller and, if necessary, the processor receive the data.

If necessary, anonymised information of this kind will be analysed by us for statistical purposes to improve our website and the technology behind it.

Cookies

As many other websites, we also use so-called cookies – small text files that are stored on your hard drive when you visit a website. We thereby automatically receive certain information, e.g. IP address, browser used, operating system and your internet connection.

Cookies cannot be used to activate programmes or infect computers with viruses. On the basis of the information cookies contain we can make it easier for you to navigate our website and enable the correct display of our pages.

Under no circumstances will the data captured by us be passed on to third parties or be connected to your personal data without your consent.

You can, of course, also use our website without cookies. As a rule, internet browsers are set up in such a way that you accept cookies. However, you can, in general, deactivate the use of cookies in your browser settings. Please use your internet browser’s help function to find out how to change the settings. Please note that individual functions of our website might not be working if you deactivate cookies.

Provision of fee-based services

We ask for additional data in order to provide fee-based services, e.g., payment information to process your orders. We store this information in our systems until statutory retention periods have expired.

SSL encryption

We work with up-to-date encryption methods, e.g., SSL (https URL), to safeguard your data when transmitted.

Newsletter

Based on our explicit consent, we regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information via email to the email address provided by you.

Your email address is sufficient to receive the newsletter. When registering for our newsletter, the information provided by you is only used for the purpose of sending the newsletter. Subscribers might also be informed via email about matters that are relevant for the newsletter service or registration (such as changes to the newsletter offer or technical issues).

We need a valid email address for the registration. We use the double opt-in process to check that a registration has really been made by the owner of an email address. To that end, we log the newsletter subscription, the confirmation mail sent out and the receipt of the answer requested by this confirmation mail. No further information is captured. The data is only used for sending out the newsletter and not passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its usage for sending out the newsletter at any time. Every newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. You can also unsubscribe directly on our website at any time or let us know using the contact details provided at the end of this privacy policy.

Contact form

If you contact us via email or our contact form, you give us your voluntary approval for the purpose of getting in touch with you. To that end, you need to provide us with a valid email address. It serves the purpose of allocating the enquiry and the subsequent answer to this enquiry. The provision of further data is optional. The information provided by you is stored for the purpose of processing your enquiry and for possible subsequent questions. After your enquiry has been settled, your personal data is deleted.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e., text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysing how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about how you use this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, because of the IP anonymisation that is activated on these pages, your IP address is shortened within EU member states or in other states that are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to data transmission. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse how you use the website to compile reports about website activities and to provide further services to the website operator that are related to website and internet usage. The IP address that is transmitted from your browser in the context of Google Analytics services will not be matched with other Google data.

The purpose of this data processing is analysing website usage and compiling reports about activities on the website. Based on website and internet usage, other, related services are then to be provided. The data processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

You can prevent that cookies are being used on your computer and set your browser software accordingly. However, please note that in this case you might not be able to use all functions on this website in their entirety. You can also prevent that the data (incl. your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your website usage is transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading the browser plugin available under the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on you can also stop the Google Analytics tracking on our pages by clicking on this link[BG2]  which installs an opt-out cookie on your computer. It prevents future data capture through Google Analytics for this website and browser as long as the cookie remains installed in our browser.

Use of Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps API to visually present geographical information. When Google Maps is being used, Google also collects, processes and uses data about how website visitors use map functions. You can find detailed information about how Google processes data in the Google privacy policy where you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre.

For a comprehensive guide how to manage your data in relation to Google products please click here.

Embedded YouTube videos

Some of our web pages contain embedded YouTube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is being set up. In this context, YouTube receives information about the pages you visit. Should you be logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your browsing pattern to you personally. You can prevent this by prior logging out of your YouTube account.

If you play a YouTube video, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behaviour.

If you have deactivated the use of cookies for Google’s ad programme, no cookies will be used when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube stores non-personal usage data also on other cookies. To prevent this, you will have to block the storage of cookies in your browser.

For further information on how YouTube protects data, please see the provider’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google’s conversion tracking. Should you have come to our website via a Google ad, Google AdWords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is activated if a user clicks on a Google ad. These cookies expire after 30 days and do not serve the purpose of personal identification. Should a user click on certain pages of our website and the cookie has not expired yet, we and Google can see that the user has clicked on the ad and was taken to this site. Every Google AdWords client gets another cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be tracked across websites of AdWords clients. The information captured by the conversion cookie serves the purpose of compiling conversion statistics for AdWords clients that have opted for conversion tracking. Clients will receive the total number of users that clicked on their ad and were taken to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that will identify the users personally.

If you do not want to take part in this tracking process, you can decline that the necessary cookie is being used on your computer, e.g., by deactivating the automatic use of cookies in your browser settings in general or by setting your browser in such a way that cookies from the “googleleadservices.com“ domain are being blocked.

Please note that, for the period that you do not want data being captured, you must not delete the opt-out cookies. If you delete all cookies in your browser, you will have to enable the appropriate opt-out cookie again.

Changing our privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy so that it always meets all current legal requirements or to reflect changes to our offers in the privacy policy, e.g., when launching new services. The new privacy policy will then apply when you visit our website again.

Queries to the data protection officer

Should you have any questions about data protection please send an email to or directly contact our data protection officer:

Christina Riem
Tourismus Zentrale Saarland
Franz-Josef-Röder-Str. 17
66119 Saarbrücken
Phone: 0049 (0)681 927 2031
Email: riem(at)tz-s.de

This privacy policy was compiled with the help of the privacy policy generator of activeMind AG.

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