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Privacy statement

The Federal Ministry of Finance takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. You have the right to know what data we gather, when we do so, and how we use them. We have taken technical and organisational measures ensuring that privacy regulations are respected both by ourselves and our external providers as well.

As our web presence is developed further and new technologies are implemented in order to improve our service to you, it may also be necessary to make amendments to this privacy statement. We would therefore recommend you re-read this privacy statement from time to time.

Accessing the website

The Federal Ministry of Finance’s website may principally be used without visitors needing to provide personal data. There are exceptions only in the following cases:

  • When you order a publication the personal information entered will be used solely by the Federal Ministry of Finance and the company charged with shipping brochures for the purposes of dispatching the desired publication. We do not pass the information on to third parties.
  • Newsletter subscriptions will be stored solely for the duration of registration. If you unsubscribe, these data will be deleted without delay.
  • To use the website of the Federal Ministry of Finance, your browser must accept session cookies. The data are only stored temporarily and are not forwarded to other servers.

The Federal Ministry of Finance uses a web tracking tool. With the aid of this tool, we receive anonymised information about visitor behaviour during a visit to our website. We do not, however, store any complete or reproducible user IP addresses above and beyond the duration of a session. This means no personal data are stored in this context either.

Persons under 18 years of age should not send us any personal data without the consent of their parents or guardian. We do not ask for any personal data from children or young people. We do not knowingly collect such data.


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