The @CITY-consortium takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. For this reason, we have taken measures to ensure that data protection regulations are observed both by us and by our external service providers and partners. In the course of the further development of our website and the technologies used, changes to this data protection declaration may become necessary. We therefore recommend that you read the data protection declaration again from time to time. The following declaration gives you an overview of how the @CITY-consortium guarantees the protection of your data and what type of data is collected for what purpose.

Personal information
At some points on the website, you will be asked to provide personal information. We store and use the transmitted (personal) data exclusively for the purpose for which they were provided. It will not be passed on to third parties. In addition, you will be explicitly asked to agree to the data storage and transfer. Automatically saved log data will be deleted after a limited period of time.

Data processing on this website

Every time you visit a website, legally required data is collected and exchanged. The @CITY-consortium automatically collects and stores data that your browser transmits to our server. These are:

  • Type and version of your internet browser
  • Operating system used
  • the called page
  • the previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • Time of the server request.


The @CITY-consortium evaluates data solely for statistical purposes in order to measure the demand for the web offers. The @CITY-consortium has no way of assigning this data to a specific person. This data is not merged with other data sources. The IP numbers are recorded for the duration of the visit to answer the queries and are not saved beyond the end of the visit. Data that was logged when accessing the website will only be transmitted to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so or if disclosure is required in the event of attacks on the @CITY-consortium's internet infrastructure for legal or criminal prosecution. It will not be passed on in other cases.


So-called session cookies are used. Session cookies are small pieces of information that a provider stores in the working memory of the visitor's computer. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. A cookie also contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot save any other data.

Dealing with cookies
Cookies can be controlled with all internet browsers. Most browsers are set up to accept all cookies without asking the user. If you want to use the full functionality of the website, you should set your browser so that session cookies are accepted. If you reject all cookies, the login function cannot be used and related content cannot be maintained.

Data security
When you visit our website, we use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. You can see whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed lock symbol in your browser.
We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.


Right of information and contact

within the meaning of Art. 13 and 14 DSGVO (information obligations)
You have the right at any time to obtain information about the data stored about you, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of storage. The internet editorial team of the @CITY-consortium will provide you with information about the stored data:

Emails to the @CITY-consortium
If you send us an email, this email and your email address will only be used for correspondence with you. In the case of applications and votes, the personal data provided will only be saved for the processing of the application process.


Check your data
You can use any internet browser to display when cookies are set and what they contain. The virtual data protection office of the federal and state data protection officers in Germany offers detailed information.

If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, correction, blocking or deletion of data or for the purpose of revoking your consent, please do not hesitate to contact us: