Privacy Notice

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on data protection, please refer to this privacy policy.


Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find his contact details under point 2 of this privacy policy.

How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This may, for example, be data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you use our website.

What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected in order to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this purpose and for further questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.


2. Data protection and data processing

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.  When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data by which you can be personally identified. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and how we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done. We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible office
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

HanseVerein e.V.
Chairman: Jan Lindenau
c/o Hanseatic Office - Town Hall
Hanseatic City of Lübeck
D-23539 Lübeck

Phone: +49 (0) 451 122 - 10 27
Fax: +49 (0) 451 122 - 10 90

The data controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Transfer of personal data
Data that has been logged when accessing our internet offer will only be passed on to third parties if we are obliged to do so by law or by court decision or if the passing on is necessary for legal or criminal prosecution in the case of attacks on the internet infrastructure. The information will not be passed on for other non-commercial or commercial purposes. We only use the personal information you enter for the purpose you have requested. It will not be passed on to third parties for any other purpose. We use third-party services on our website in order to provide an appealing and user-friendly presentation of our information. In the process, data may be transmitted to the provider of these services. Further information on third-party plugins and tools can be found under point 5 of this data protection declaration.

Links to websites of other providers
Our website contains links to websites of other providers. We have no influence on whether these providers comply with the data protection provisions.

3. Your rights as a data subject

Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority
Pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the DSGVO. Contact in Schleswig-Holstein: Independent Centre for Data Protection Schleswig-Holstein (ULD), Holstenstr. 98, 24103 Kiel,

Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given above.

Objection to advertising e-mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation for the purpose of sending advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam e-mails.

4. Data collection on our website


Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. 

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited. 

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you have requested are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.

You have the option of changing the settings on the cookie banner. Go to cookie banner.


Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are: 
- browser type and browser version 
- Operating system used 
- referrer URL 
- Host name of the accessing computer 
- Time of the server request 
- IP address 
This data is not merged with other data sources. The server of our website is located in Germany.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.


Our website offers the possibility to contact us directly. By sending the contact form or an email to us, you agree to the processing and storage of your entered data (in particular your email address). You decide yourself whether to enter this data. Your personal data will not be linked or matched with other data, but will only be used for the purpose you have requested. Your personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose for storing it no longer applies. The legal basis for the use of the data you provide by contacting us is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 letter a) DSGVO (consent of the data subject). You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

5. Plugins and tools from third parties

We use third-party services on our website, for example plugins or APIs (Application Programming Interface), in order to expand the functionality of our website. In doing so, data may be transmitted to the provider of these services. In detail, we use the following services:

OpenStreetMaps via CartoDB Inc.
We use the open source map service "OpenStreetMaps" (also referred to as "OSM") from the OpenStreetMap Foundation, 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom to display geodata. OSM is used to provide an interactive map on our website that shows you information about the location and accessibility of the Hanseatic cities. This service enables us to present our website in an attractive and user-friendly way by loading map material from an external server. The following data is transferred to the OSM servers during the display: the one of our web pages that you have visited and the IP address of your terminal device. The legal basis for the processing of your data in relation to the "OSM" service is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest in data processing). The legitimate interest results from our need for an appealing and user-friendly presentation of our online offer and the easy findability of the places indicated on our homepage. You can find more information on the handling of user data in the CartoDB Inc. Privacy Notice: 

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. 
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube's privacy policy at:

Social media
Our contains external links to pages of the social networks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We have no influence on whether these providers comply with data protection regulations.

In order to evaluate and, if necessary, improve the use of our website, statistics are collected using the open source web analysis service Matomo (formerly Piwik). Matomo uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised before storage. Matomo cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Matomo cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will have the effect that the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.