This data protection declaration informs users about the type, extent and purposes of the collection and use of personal data by the provider responsible
Thüringer Tourismus GmbH
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 99084 Erfurt
on this web space (hereinafter referred to as “website”).
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Data Protection Officer:
Spirit Legal LLP Rechtsanwälte
Neumarkt 16-18, 04109 Leipzig
Telefon: 0800 2482000
The legal basis can be found in the Telemedia Act (TMG) and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, on free movement of data and repealing Directive 95 / 46 / EC (EU-GDPR).
Access data / Server log files
The provider (or their web space provider) collects data about each access on the website (known as server log files). The access data includes:
Name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, volume of data transmitted, report about successful access, browser type together with version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previous site visited), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider only uses the protocol data for statistical analysis for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of the website. However, the provider reserves the right to subsequently examine the protocol data if, due to specific grounds, there is the justified suspicion of illegal use.
Handling of personal data
Personal data is information which helps make a person identifiable, so it is information which can be used to trace back to a person. This includes the name, email address or telephone number. However, data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites have been viewed by someone also count as personal data. Personal data is only collected, used or passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or the user agrees to the collection of data.
When making contact with the provider (for example via the contact form or email) the user’s information is stored for the purpose of processing the request and in case follow-up questions arise.
Comments and posts
When users leave comments in the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are saved. This is for the security of the provider in case of illegal content in comments and posts (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In such cases, the provider himself may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and therefore has an interest in the identity of the author.
The follow-up comments can be subscribed by users. Users will receive a confirmation email to verify that they own the email address they entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain notices.
Through the newsletter we provide you with information about ourselves and our range of services.
If you would like to receive the newsletter, we require you to provide us with a valid email address and information which allows us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Other data is not collected. This data is only used for the sending of the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.
When you register for the newsletter we store your IP address and the date of registration. This storage is only used for proof in the case where a third party misuses an email address and registers it to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorised owner.
You can revoke your consent to storage of the data, email address and their use for the sending of the newsletter at any time. Revocation can be performed via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile area or by sending a message via the contact options mentioned above.
Integration of services and content of third parties
It can be the case that within this online website there is integrated content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, map data from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always assumes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third party providers") are aware of the IP addresses of the users. This is because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. Therefore, the IP address is required in order to display this content. We try to only use content where the respective third party provider only uses the IP address for the transmission of content. However, we are not able to exert any influence if the third party provider stores the IP address, for example, for statistical purposes. Provided we are aware of this, we will inform the user.
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The data which is entered as part of registration is used for the purposes of using the website. Users can find out about website or registration relevant information, such as changes to the scope of the website or technical circumstances, by email. The collected data can be observed from the input template as part of registration. These include: form of address, first name, surname, email and interests.
Use of the reservation and booking mask
Data are only collected to prepare and execute reservation enquiries and binding bookings of accommodation. Thüringer Tourismus GmbH acts as a travel agent and collects, processes and uses only the data that are necessary to provide its services and to ensure the usability and operation of the reservation and booking portal. On no account, the intermediary will sell data to third parties. A transfer of data to third parties will only be executed to the extent that is necessary for the booking/reservation with the provider chosen by the customer. This explicitly includes the transfer to companies affiliated with the intermediary in order to execute the booking. Your data are saved in accordance with tax and commercial law. You have the right to information, correction, deletion or restriction of processing as well as the right to data portability.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on the user’s computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the user is usually transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the USA.
The IP address transferred by your browser in the Google Analytics process will not be merged with other Google data. In addition, we have extended Google Analytics by the code ‘anonymizeIP’ at this website. This guarantees the masking of your IP address and ensures that all data are collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Commissioned by the operator of this website, Google will use these data to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity and to provide further services for this website’s operator, related to website and internet usage. You can prevent the storage of cookies by using a relevant setting in your browser software. However, please note that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website.
Users can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to the use of the website (including their IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Alternatively to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link in order to prevent collection by Google Analytics within this website in future. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click on this link again.
[Please note: You will find information on integrating the opt-out cookie at:
We also use Google Analytics to analyse data from Double-Click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not want this, you can disable it through the Ads Preferences Manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).
Use of Facebook Social Plugin
This website uses social plugins (‘plugins’) from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are recognisable by the Facebook logos (white ‘f’ on blue tile or ‘thumbs-up’ sign) or they are marked with the addition ‘Facebook Social Plugin’. The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here:
If a user opens a web page that contains such a plugin, his/her browser will establish a direct connection with the servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin will be directly transmitted by Facebook to your browser and incorporated into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data collected by Facebook with the help of this plugin and informs the user according to the current state of knowledge. (https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084):
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the respective page of the website. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook finds out and saves his/her IP address. According to Facebook, in Germany only an anonymised IP address is stored.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this website and associate it with his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.
Revocation, alterations, corrections and updates
Furthermore, the user has the right to the correction of incorrect data and block and delete their personal data, provided a legal obligation to retain data does not exist.
If you feel that we do not process your data in accordance with data protection laws, you can contact the Thuringian Data Protection Authority (Thüringer Datenschutz-Aufsichtsbehörde) on +49 361 37 71 900.