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Privacy policy

This website is published by:

District of Herford
The Country Council
Amtshausstraße 3
32051 Herford

Phone: +49 (0) 5221 13-0
Fax: +49 (0) 5221 13-1902


As a natural person, you have the right to the protection of your personal data (for example: name, address, e-mail address). In accordance with the principle of transparency, we are informing you here about the general data protection regulations.

By visiting our website, you agree to this. On certain websites you will receive further special information.

Data protection officer of the district of Herford

Data protection officer of the district of Herford
Amtshausstraße 3
Telephone: +49 (0) 5221 13-1066
Fax: +49 (0) 5221 13-171066

Web Analysis

If you inform yourself on our website, your browser transmits data to our server. The website of the district of Herford uses the web analysis service Matomo. Text files that are stored on your computer (so-called "cookies") give us usage information that helps us to improve our online offering. The data stored in this way (abbreviated Internet log data) cannot be linked to individuals. You can prevent the creation of a usage profile through your browser settings or object to/accept it here for your session:

The statistical recording of your visit is switched off.

In order to collect statistical data on the use of our offer, we ask for your consent.

Only then will your page views be recorded using cookies and stored anonymously.

You can revoke your consent here at any time.

Processing of personal data via forms and web services

  • The district of Herford collects and processes your data when you fill out forms online and submit applications or consent to this in the area of citizen services.

  • You can use the forms and services provided online voluntarily.

  • Mandatory information is required for the further processing of your request.

  • You can use an SSL-encrypted transmission option via our offer. Before that, you can cancel the process at any time and delete your data.

  • The data will be processed for the specified purpose, in particular within the framework of the performance of public law tasks.

  • Your data will be stored for the duration of the service provision and in accordance with the statutory retention requirements.

  • Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent and will only be transmitted to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information. Employees and service companies in the district of Herford are obliged to comply with data protection regulations.

  • The possible data processing for other purposes (e.g. the creation of statistics) only takes place in an anonymous form.

References to external links and social networks

  • The district of Herford assumes no liability for references to external links.

  • The district of Herford uses a Facebook fan page and refers to it. If you follow a corresponding link, you are in the area of responsibility of the external platform operator Facebook Inc., based in the USA and with its own data protection guidelines. Your Internet protocol data is already transmitted here when you call up the page.

  • The district of Herford makes the geoportal available to all citizens. The Google Maps API (programming interface) is also used to display an interactive map and to create directions. It is a map service provided by Google Inc. ("Google") based in the USA. Through use, information about your use (including your IP address) can be transmitted to and stored by Google.

Data protection for social media (social plugins)


We also use so-called social plugins (“plugins”) from Instagram (Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; hereinafter “Instagram”) on our website. You can recognize the plugins by the Instagram logo, for example in the form of an “Instagram camera”.

Your browser sets up a direct connection to the Instagram servers when you access a page of our website with such a plugin. Instagram transmits the content of the plugin directly to your browser, where it is integrated into the page. In this way, Instagram is informed that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website. This also applies if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not currently logged in to Instagram.

Your browser sends this information, together with your IP address, directly to an Instagram server in the USA, where it is stored. If you log in to Instagram, the visit to our website can be directly assigned by Instagram to your Instagram account. If you work with the plugins, for example by pressing the "Instagram" button, Instagram also sends this information directly to a company server, where it is stored. Instagram also publishes this information on your Instagram account and shows it to your contacts there.

You can prevent Instagram from directly assigning the data collected via our website to your Instagram account. To do this, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website.

In the privacy policy ( from Instagram for more information.


We use social media plugins from Facebook on our website with the aim of personalizing it. For this we use the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button. This is an offer from Facebook.

If a page of our website contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser, which integrates it into the website.

If the plugin is integrated, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website. This also applies if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged in to Facebook. Your browser transmits this information together with your IP address directly to a Facebook server in the USA, where it is stored.

If you are logged into Facebook, visiting our website can be assigned directly to your Facebook account by Facebook. If you work with the plugins, for example by pressing the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button, Facebook will also transmit the corresponding information directly to a company server, which will then be stored there. The information is also published on Facebook; Your Facebook friends will also be informed of this. This information is used by Facebook for market research, advertising and needs-based design of the Facebook pages. Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, for example Facebook informs other Facebook users about your activities on our website, analyzes your use of the Facebook website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook and provides other services with the use of Facebook related services.

You can prevent Facebook from assigning the data collected via our website to your Facebook account. To do this, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

The data protection information ( from Facebook inform you about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.


Your rights
If the legal and personal requirements are met, you have the right to


  • Information about the collected data (Art. 15 DSGVO),

  • Correction of data that is incorrect or has become incorrect (Art. 16 DSGVO),

  • Deletion of personal data (Art. 17 DSGVO),

  • Restriction of data processing (Art. 18 DSGVO),

  • Objection to data processing (Art. 21 DSGVO),

  • Revocation of consent at any time with effect for the future (Art. 7 DSGVO),

  • Complaint to the supervisory authority (Art. 77 DSGVO)(for contact details, see margin column on the right).

Do you still have questions?
Please contact our data protection officers.

There are supervisory authorities for data protection compliance, such as the North Rhine-Westphalia State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, whom you can contact if you have further questions or complaints.

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