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Data protection (Easy Read)

This tells you how we keep your personal information safe

1. What Data Protection means

Personal information is any information that can be used to find out who you are.

Sometimes this is called personal data.

For example, your name, address and phone number.

We know it is important to look after your personal information and to keep it safe.

Keeping your personal information safe is often called Data Protection.

We always follow the law to keep your personal information safe.

We also make sure that anyone we work with keeps your personal information safe too.

The law tells us what we can and cannot do with your personal information.

This law is called the General Data Protection Regulations.

This is called GDPR for short.

We will now explain how we follow the law and how we keep your personal information safe.

We also tell you what personal information we keep.

We will explain how you can tell us what to do with your personal information.

For example, you can tell us to

  • share it with you.
  • remove it.

We promise we will always keep your information safe.

2. Explaining how we work

The Data Controller is the person at 4 Motors for Europe who decides how we can use personal information.

You can write to the Data Controller at this address:

Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg
Richard-Wagner-Straße 15
70184 Stuttgart
Germany

You can phone our Data Controller:

+49 (0) 711/2153-0

You can also write to 4 Motors for Europe at this address:

Referat 54 - Grenzüberschreitende und interregionale Zusammenarbeit
EU-Strategie für den Donauraum/Alpenraum
Vier Motoren
Frankreich

3. Contacting our Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer is the person in 4 Motors for Europe who makes sure we follow the law on data protection.

The Data Protection Officer makes sure we always keep your personal information safe.

You can write to our Data Protection Officer at this address:

Datenschutzbeauftragte/r
Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg
Richard-Wagner-Straße 15
70184 Stuttgart, Germany

4. How we use your personal data

How this website uses your personal data

Whenever you visit our website, your web browser sends some information to our computers

A web browser is the way you access information on the internet.

For example, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

4 Motors for Europe uses this information in two ways:

  • To help you use parts of our website
  • To collect information about how you use this website.

We collect information about

  • which web pages you visit
  • what browser you are using.
  • what links you clicked on to get to our website
  • what time you visited our website.

When you visit our website we collect and keep this information.

We will not share it unless a law or court says we have to.

We only use this information to find out how people use our website.

This information is anonymous.

It cannot be linked to you or other people.

5. Sending us your personal information

If you send a message to our website you will share some personal information.

For example, your email address and maybe your name.

Sometimes we might need to send your email to another organisation or business.

For example, to help us answer your question.

The person we send your email to must also follow the law and keep your personal information safe.

You must tell us if you do not want us to share your personal information.

Sending information by email is not always safe.

We cannot make sure that other people do not see what is in the email.

You do not have to use email to contact us.

You can contact us in other ways.

For example you can write to us.

6. Your rights

1. Your right to access information about you

If you want to know what personal information we have about you, you can ask us whenever you like.

You do not have to say why you want this.

You do not have to pay to get this information.

You can also ask us

  • how we got this information
  • why we are keeping it
  • who has seen it.

The Data Protection Officer must keep any personal information we have about you safe.

2. Your right to change information about you

The law says you can tell us to make sure any information we have about
you is right.

For example, if your personal information changes you can tell us.

You can also ask us to send the information we have about you to someone else.

You can ask us to stop using your information.

It is OK if you change your mind about how we use your information.

You can ask us to change how we use your information.

You can also ask us to delete your information forever.

How to complain

You can complain if you are not happy about how we use your personal information.

You can complain by contacting the Data Protection Officer.

You can write to the Data Protection Officer at:

Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Baden-Württemberg (LfDI BW)
Königstraße 10a
70173 Stuttgart
Germany

You can find more information on this website:

www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de

7. Technical information

Cookies are small bits of information that are stored on your computer when you visit a website.

Cookies can tell the website owner how their website is used.

We use cookies on our website to make our website work better.

Cookies also help us to see how people use our website.

Cookies are only stored while you are visiting our website.

Cookies are deleted when you leave our website or close the web browser.

You can change the settings on your web browser if you do not want your computer to store cookies.

You might need help to do this.

The 4 Motors for Europe website uses a service called Matomo.

Matomo help us understand how people use our website and how we can make it better.

Matomo uses cookies that are stored on your computer.

The cookies help us understand how you use our website.

You can find our more about Matomo and what they do on their website: www.matomo.org