Graphic cyber security

Declaration on data protection

The protection of your personal data has top priority. This principle applies to our website as well as to our other services.

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in us and our services. We take the protection of personal data very seriously. Therefore, we would like to inform you here about how we implement the data protection regulations in our internet offers. We process personal data collected when you visit our website in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Processing of personal data
Personal data is any information that makes a person identifiable through the collection and allocation of this data. Your data is transmitted securely and encrypted in accordance with the current state of the art and is stored exclusively for the purpose of hosting on the servers of the

Chamaeleon AG
Robert-Bosch-Straße 12/IV
56410 Montabaur


The City of Beckum collects and processes your data if you would like to contact the City of Beckum using the contact form or if you apply for a job at our company using the unsolicited application form. The entry of your data is voluntary. You have the option of submitting your data by post or in person at any time.

The following mandatory fields are requested in the above-mentioned forms:

  • Contact form: First name, last name, e-mail address,
  • Unsolicited application form: Salutation, first name, last name, e-mail address, street, house number, postcode and town, telephone number, subject, your message, timestamp, user and IP address

In addition, you can voluntarily provide further information (for example, address or date of birth) and upload documents within the application form of the unsolicited application in the formats specified there. The data listed above will be processed for the purpose of processing the application or contacting you.

We expressly draw your attention to the fact that applications, in particular CVs, references and other data you send us, may contain particularly sensitive information about mental and physical health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or political party or sexual life.

If you provide us with such information in your application, you expressly agree that the City of Beckum may collect, process and use this data for the purpose of processing your application. This data will be processed in accordance with this data protection declaration and other relevant legal provisions.

The personal data collected with the form will not be passed on by the City of Beckum to third parties without your express consent, not even to other departments that are not involved in the purpose of the transfer. The City of Beckum is the responsible body in terms of data protection. Your data will only be used by the respective departments responsible for the purpose. The personal data collected with the form will be deleted if the responsible departments are requested to do so by you and/or legal requirements demand this.

In addition, we would like to point out that the data you provide may be used to compile statistics on the application process. These statistics are compiled exclusively for our own purposes and are not personalised in any case, but are anonymised.

Logging when accessing our website
Every access to our website and every retrieval of a file stored on our website is logged. The storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following information is logged: Name of the retrieved file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, web browser and requesting domain. In addition, the IP addresses of the requesting computers are included in the logging.

The data collected by logging is stored separately from other personal data and automatically deleted after seven days. The permissibility of processing log data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. e DS-GVO in conjunction with § 3 para. 1 Data Protection Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (DSG NRW).

Data security
In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure and to ensure the accuracy of the data and the authorised use of the data, we oblige Citeq in Münster to take appropriate technical and organisational measures. Nevertheless, no electronic communication is completely secure. This means that all data and information that you voluntarily transmit to us could be obtained by third parties by way of unlawful data acquisition, despite extensive security measures. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the disclosure of information due to errors and/or unauthorised access during data transmission by third parties.

Disclosure of data to third parties
Data will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent. Personal data will only be collected and passed on to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information within the framework of the relevant laws or if we are obliged to do so by court order. All employees and service providers have been obliged by us to maintain confidentiality and to comply with data protection regulations.

References to external links
This website contains references (links) to websites maintained by third parties.

We assume no responsibility for the references to external links. The operators of the respective websites are solely responsible for their content as well as for compliance with data protection regulations and the updating of the data protection declaration. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not identifiable at the time of linking. The information, goods or services offered there are neither checked nor supported in any way by the City of Beckum. Such links will be removed immediately if infringements of the law become known.

Links to social networks
The operation of the social media profiles of the city of Beckum is necessary for targeted and balanced public relations work. The associated processing of your data when visiting the site is done for this purpose. One of the aims of the City of Beckum's public relations work is to reach and inform as many interested parties as possible.

The legal basis for the processing of data after interaction with the content of the krz's social media profiles is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DS-GVO in conjunction with § 3 DSG NRW, as well as Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the users have given their consent.

Our website contains links to social networks, which are marked with the name of the corresponding service. If you select a link to external social networks on our website, the responsibility is partially transferred to the operator of the platform. It should be noted that we have no information about the use of your data by the operator of the social network. If you select a link to external social networks on our website, part of the responsibility is transferred to the operator of the platform. This operator is also responsible for the content of the page that follows the link. By connecting to the server of the social network, information about your visit to our website is stored, even if you are not logged in. This information (including IP address) is transmitted directly to the operator of the platform and stored at its location.

For more detailed information on privacy, the scope of data collection and the processing and use of data by the social network, please refer to the operator's privacy policy. If you are already logged in to the social network, the selection of the link on our website leads directly to the assignment to your profile. To prevent an assignment to your profile, please log out before visiting our website. 

The City of Beckum uses the following social networks:
YouTube: The internet presence of the external social network YouTube (represented by Google Inc.) is operated exclusively by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94304, USA.
Facebook and Instagram: The internet presence of the external social networks Facebook and Instagram (represented by Meta Platforms Inc.) are
operated exclusively by Meta Platforms, Inc., Menlo Park, USA.

Use of Google Maps
Our website uses Google Maps API, a mapping service provided by Google Inc (Google), to display an interactive map and to create directions. By using Google Maps, information about your use of this website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may transfer the information obtained through Maps to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Nevertheless, it would be technically possible for Google to identify at least individual users on the basis of the data received. It would be possible that personal data and personality profiles of users of the website could be processed by Google for other purposes over which we have and can have no influence. You have the option of deactivating the Google Maps service and thus preventing the transfer of data to Google by deactivating JavaScript in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use the map display on our site.

The Google privacy policy & additional terms of use for Google Maps can be found at
Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Use of cookies
We use session cookies on our site. Cookies are small amounts of data that are stored on your computer by the operator of a website. For the performance of some functions of our website, data is stored in cookies (for example in the navigation). Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They only contain an identification number (session ID) that allows the server to assign successive browser requests to the same user. Temporary cookies are used by many servers, they do not represent a security risk. The data is not stored permanently. The use of temporary cookies offers you the advantage that you do not have to enter your personal data again and again when filling out various forms on our website.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are sent. If you have deactivated cookies, a so-called session ID is used to identify a person during a continuous access to our website. No data is stored on your computer. The session ID is deleted again after you have finished accessing the website.

The session ID stored on your terminal device is automatically deleted after you have finished accessing the website. Furthermore, you have the option of actively deleting the session cookies in your browser. The permissibility for the processing of personal data using the above-mentioned session cookies is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. e DS-GVO in conjunction with § 3 para. 1 DSG NRW.

Use of analytics services
Our website uses the web analytics platform Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse the use of the website. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes, which serves to optimise our website. Your IP address is immediately anonymised during this process so that you remain anonymous to us as a user. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is not passed on to third parties. You can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. In this case, however, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

Your usage behaviour will only be analysed if you have actively consented to this. You can give your consent by calling up this website using the cookie banner. The permissibility for the processing of personal data using the above-mentioned analysis cookies is based on consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.

If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and use at any time. Attention: If you delete your cookies, this will result in the opt-out cookie also being deleted and you may have to activate it again.

Your rights
You have the right to

  • Information pursuant to Article 15 of the GDPR,
  • Correction under Article 16 of the GDPR,
  • Deletion in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR,
  • Restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 of the GDPR,
  • Data portability from Article 20 GDPR.
  • The right to object pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR

You also have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your data.

The competent supervisory authority is:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf

We would like to point out that you can revoke your data protection consent at any time with effect for the future. The respective revocation can lead to the fact that our offers can no longer be made available to you or can only be made available to you to a limited extent. Information about general data stored by the City of Beckum can be found here (LINK) in the form of a printable version.

We only send out our newsletters with the consent of our recipients. All newsletter subscriptions are logged in order to be able to prove the subscription in accordance with legal requirements. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. You will find a link to unsubscribe from the newsletter on the respective newsletter.

Updating this privacy policy
The City of Beckum reserves the right to update this privacy policy as necessary.
(as of October 2023).

Data protection contact
If you still have questions about data protection, please contact our official data protection officer:

City of Beckum
Data Protection Officer
Weststraße 46
59269 Beckum