Data protection information

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on 25 May 2018, obliges us to inform you comprehensively about the processing of your personal data. Amongst other things, we inform you in detail about your rights as an "affected person", whose personal data we process. The scope of our privacy policy is therefore significantly greater than before.

What data do we save?

When you access our website

The IP address is recorded in the log file automatically. This method ensures smooth operations and protection against attacks. The log files are deleted after seven days.

When you enter data on our website

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the computer accessing it. The following data is logged:

  • information about the browser type and version used
  • the user’s operating system
  • the user’s IP address
    • This data is stored on the delivery servers for 90 days, to secure operations and protect against attacks (e.g. DDOS).
  • date and time of access including the URL accessed, HTTP method used and status code returned, along with the amount of data transmitted
  • HTTP origin request header sent by the client
  • websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
    • saved as referrer

Technically necessary cookies are required to provide you with the basic functions of the website and, therefore, cannot be deactivated.

In detail, these cookies are as follows:

enodia – The cookie is used for DDoS defence and therefore website security.
SERVERID - This cookie enables the website to load faster.

On the login area we record your first name, surname and your e-mail address. The data is collected to create your profile and to sign on for events where accreditation will be required. It is used in the organisation of events requiring accreditation and to expand information options. The data will be forwarded to the Accreditation Office of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government, where it will be processed.

The data is processed to enable you to participate in events requiring accreditation in accordance with legal and organisational regulations.

Legal basis for processing

The data is processed pursuant to Article 6 (1) e of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in conjunction with Section 3 of the new Federal Data Protection Act.

Deletion of the data

Your data will be stored for the entire accreditation period in order to speed up further accreditations for both sides and to make them less error prone. Your data will be deleted three months after your accreditation has expired unless legal reasons dictate otherwise (e.g. a need to safeguard evidence for those involved in court cases).

Consent can be revoked informally at any time with effect on the future. However, should you revoke your consent before your accreditation has expired, your accreditation would have to be cancelled.

The accreditation procedure can only be completed if the applicant cooperates with the collection, processing and use of his/her data.

The period specified above in which your data will be stored refers to data sent to the Accreditation Office (the data base on the servers of the Accreditation Office of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government), and not to the data you entered for your online user profile on

Your online user profile is your personal account, which you can also use for future events organised by the Federal Government that require accreditation. You can update your online user pro-file at any time. After your accreditation has expired, you can delete your online user profile on at any time under “Profil löschen” (delete profile).


The controller under the terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the new Feder-al Data Protection Act is

Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
State Secretary Steffen Seibert
Dorotheenstraße 84
10117 Berlin

Tel: +49 3018 2720
Fax: +49 3018 272 2555

Data Protection Commissioner

Wolfgang Schlesener
Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
Data Protection Commissioner
Dorotheenstraße 84
10117 Berlin

Tel: +49 3018 2720
Fax: +49 3018 272 2555