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Data Protection Statement

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies pursuant to Art. 2 Section 1 "to the wholly or partially automated processing of personal data stored or intended to be stored in a file system".

The operation of a website always leads to the automated processing of personal data. At this point we inform you in accordance with our legal obligation under Art. 13 GDPR.

The responsible party for the data processing through this website is:

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Haunhorst, President of LAVES

P.O. Box 3949

26029 Oldenburg


The contact details of the Data Protection Officer of the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES) are as follows:

The Official Data Protection Officer

P.O. Box 3949

26029 Oldenburg


To enable communication on the Internet, data must be transferred from the server on which it is stored to the connected computer that wants to access the content. For this purpose, the request to retrieve data must also indicate to which recipient the information is to be transmitted by the server. For this purpose, so-called IP addresses are assigned to all devices connected to the Internet. The IP address is transmitted automatically by the user's browser when a website is accessed.

Thus the IP addresses of users accessing the LAVES website and the data transmitted by the browser are processed by LAVES.

The processing is carried out in order to fulfil the tasks pursuant to Art. 6 Section 1 lit. (e) in conjunction with Art. 57 GDPR. The data is stored in accordance with the legal requirements.

Website Analysis

The websites of the State of Lower Saxony use Piwik, which is a so-called web analysis service. Piwik uses so-called "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable us to analyse the use of the website. For this purpose, the cookie-generated usage information is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes. The evaluation of cookies serves to optimise the website. Your IP address is abbreviated during this process and thus made anonymous, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be passed on to any third parties. You can prevent the use of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. In this case, however, you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. If you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, you may object to the subsequent storage and use at any time via mouse click. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser which means that Piwik does not collect any session data.

Caution: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to activate it again.

Piwik Webanalyse Opt-Out

Integration of Service Providers

This website is technically supported by contractors. This means that all personal data can also be transmitted to them. The contract processors consist of a host provider, IT.Niedersachsen (provision of the technical infrastructure), and the provider of the CMS (Content Management System), Flying Dog. The website is operated using the external services of There is no transmission of personal data, which are processed during the use of the website, to any third parties.

Contact Forms

If you do not use the forms offered to contact us, no further processing of personal data takes place through the use of this website. If you use web forms offered by us and provide us with personal data therein, or if you contact us by e-mail, we will process your personal data solely for the purpose of processing your inquiry or complaint.

Rights of Users (Data Subjects)

You have the following rights towards LAVES regarding data processing on this website:

Information: You have the right to request confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are processed; if this is the case, you have the right to obtain information on this personal data and on the individual information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.

Correction: You have the right to immediately request the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the completion of incomplete personal data (Art. 16 GDPR).

Deletion: You have the right to request the immediate deletion of personal data relating to you, provided that one of the reasons specified in Art. 17 GDPR applies in detail, for example if the data is no longer required for the intended purposes and the legal storage and archiving regulations do not prevent deletion.

Restriction of processing: You have the right to request the restriction of processing if one of the conditions set out in Art. 18 GDPR is met, for example if you have lodged an objection to the processing, for the duration of the examination as to whether or not the objection can be granted.

Data transferability: In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right, based on your consent, to receive the data voluntarily made available to us and electronically processed in a structured, current and machine-readable format, so that you can make this data available to another responsible person.

Objection: You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation within the framework of the requirements of Art. 21 GDPR.

In addition, you have the right of appeal to the supervisory authority. You can contact the responsible supervisory authority at the following address:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection of Lower Saxony

Prinzenstrasse 5

30159 Hannover


Phone: +49-511 1204500

Fax: +49-511 1204599


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