Publication data/Data privacy
Statement regarding the collation and use of personal data
Each time a user accesses the Internet content of the Federal Foreign Office or calls up a file, data on this activity is temporarily stored and processed in a log file.
Each item of data is anonymised before storage by changing the IP address.
Specifically, the following data is stored each time content is accessed:
- anonymised IP address,
- date and time,
- accessed page/name of accessed file,
- amount of data transmitted,
- notification whether the process was successful.
This data is evaluated solely for statistical and quality‑related purposes and is subsequently deleted.
It is not used for other purposes or transferred to third parties.
Accessing individual pages generates so‑called transient cookies to facilitate navigation. These session cookies contain no personal data and are erased at the end of the session. Technology such as Java applets and activeX controls which allows user access behaviour to be monitored is not used.
Postal and email addresses supplied in connection with enquiries or requests for information material are used solely for correspondence and shipping respectively.
Editing and technical planning
The website of the German Consulate General is maintained and created by:
The Press Department
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
16 Eglinton Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 5DG
Tel.: 0044 (0) 131 337 2323
Fax: 0044 (0) 131-346 15 78
Managing editor: Verena Gräfin von Roedern
Web-editors: Saskia Smellie, Astrid Köditz