Privacy Policy

Legal grounds

The state of Brandenburg offers telemedia with the LGB (State office for Land Surveying and Geoinformation Brandenburg) according to the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG). The LGB is committed to follow the regulations of the TMG in its current valid version. In addition, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG) and the Data Protection Law of the State of Brandenburg (Bestimmungen des Brandenburgischen Datenschutzgesetzes – BbgDSG) are also applied in their current valid version.

Customer Data Management

The decision is yours whether you give us your personal data, for example by sending us an email. Your personal information will be stored electronically on protected servers in Germany and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Law of the State of Brandenburg. Access to the servers is only possible for a few authorized persons who are responsible for their technical support.

Privacy policy

Data is essential for us to provide excellent service. But our most important asset is the trust of our customers. Protecting customer data and using it only as our customers expect from us is our top priority. We ensure that the data protection regulations are in both technical and organizational perspective respected. It is also important to us that you always know when we save which data and how we use them. Your visit to our website will be logged. Each time an Internet file is requested, the following access files are temporarily logged in the LGB:

  • the site from which the file was requested
  • the name of the file accessed
  • the date and time of the request
  • the amount of data transferred
  • the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  • the description of the type of browser used or the operating system

Saved data will be

  • evaluated for statistical purposes
  • stored for the processing of contractual relations
  • used to provide products
  • used to optimize and secure our website
  • used to receive messages (email to us).

We do not use your data for the purpose of direct advertising or to create profiles. In the case of enquiries sent by email, the information is only used to process the request. No email addresses are passed on to third parties or used by us in any other way.

We delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes mentioned above. It is possible that personal data is stored for the time in which claims can be asserted towards our state operations (e.g. statutory limitation period of three or up to thirty years). We also store your personal data insofar as we are legally obliged to do so.

Corresponding evidence and storage obligations result from the Commercial Code, the Tax Code and the Money Laundering Act, among others. The storage periods are then up to ten years.

Data collection

The use of the Geoportal Brandenburg is generally possible without disclosing personal data. Personal data can be defined as detailed information about personal or material circumstances of a specific or identifiable individual.

The Geoportal Brandenburg allows users to log in (Registration). This provides an extended range of functions. These possibilities include saving search queries, saving user-specific settings of any map combinations and editing the integrated Wiki.

The following data is recorder during the registration:

  • User name,
  • Email address

Your login data (user name, password and email adress) are saved in an internal database. The username and email address are saved unencrypted. They are subject to data protection and will not be passed on to third parties.

Keeping data confidential

The employees of the LGB which are entrusted with the processing of personal data as well as the employees of companies commissioned by the LGB are obligated to maintain data confidential. Technical and organisational measures have been taken to ensure that data protection regulations are also respected by external service providers. For these reasons, it is not possible to pass on personal data to third parties.

Active components

Javascript is used in the Geoportal Brandenburg. The application cannot be used if Javascript is deactivated in the browser. Session cookies are also used.

Use of Cookies

So-called cookies are used when using the website. Cookies are small files containing text information. They are sent from our website and saved by your browser on your computer during access. You can prevent the use of cookies by deactivating the cookie function in your browser. If you do this, however, you may not be able to use all of the functions of the State office for Land Surveying and Geoinformation Brandenburg to their full extent. For information on how to prevent the use of cookies, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer.

Statistical evaluations with Matomo

This website uses Matomo, an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor access. Matomo uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on the provider's server in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before it is saved. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Use the switch below to decide whether or not you consent to a web analysis by Matomo.

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To secure your data, we use SSL (HTTPS) as an encryption technology for data transmission.

Please note that your message to us via e-mail is not automatically encrypted. We would like to point out that, without encryption, the possibility of third parties reading messages cannot be excluded. If it is indicated by your email that you require a response from us, you will receive our answer as an unencrypted email. We will use encryption if our response requires encryption based on its content.

Rights to information, rectification, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at all times. You also have the right to correct, block or delete your personal data except for the data required for storage in business transactions. Please contact our data protection officer. You can find the contact details below.

To ensure that data can be blocked at any time, this data must be kept in a block file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, unless there is a legal archiving obligation. If there is such an obligation, we will block your data on request. You can make changes or withdraw your consent by notifying us accordingly with effect for the future.

Changes to privacy policy

We regularly adapt our privacy policy to current conditions so that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Therefore, please be aware of the current privacy policy.

Contact our privacy officer

If you have any questions about the processing of personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us or contact our privacy officer directly:

Ms. Brigitte Heine-Bischoff

Telephone: +49 331 8844 399


Responsible body according to the privacy policy and the EU-GDPR

LGB (Landesvermessung und Geobasisinformation Brandenburg) Frankfurt (Oder)
Robert-Havemann-Straße 4
15236 Frankfurt (Oder)

Represented by:
LGB Betriebsstelle Potsdam
+49 331 8844-0
+49 331 8844-126

The competent supervisory authority:

Brandenburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Access to Information
Dagmar Hartge
Stahnsdorfer Damm 77
14532 Kleinmachnow
+49 33203 356-0
+49 33203 356-49

Last update: 25.05.2018