Data privacy statement

Data privacy policy

Marta Herford gGmbH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and wants you to feel secure when you visit the website of Marta Herford gGmbH. This is why we are informing you here that, when you visit our website, data are collected and processed in accordance with the legal data protection regulations.


Processing of personal data in forms and web-based services

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name or similar. Marta Herford gGmbH collects and processes your data when you complete any of our contact or booking forms online. Voluntary information is collected here as well as obligatory information such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Your use of any of the forms and consents made available online is on a voluntary basis.

The transmission of the forms is securely protected by an SSL encryption. The data are processed for the purpose stated and not passed on to third parties.

In addition to this, please note that the data sent by you may be used for the compilation of statistics. These statistics are compiled exclusively for our own purposes, with no personal references, and always in anonymized form.


Erasure of personal data within web-based services

If users use the forms or web-based services made available on the website of Marta Herford gGmbH, they have the option of ending the processing and/or deleting the personal data while entering the data. In this case the form can no longer be processed online.


Transfer of data to third parties

Data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent. The collection of personal data and its transfer to the appropriately authorized state institutions and authorities shall only take place within the framework of the relevant laws or if we are obliged to do this by court order. All employees and service providers are obliged by Marta Herford gGmbH to secrecy and to compliance with the data protection regulations.


Logging of access to the website

Every access to the website and every download of a file on the website of Marta Herford gGmbH is logged. The storage is for internal, system-related and statistical purposes. The following data is stored: name of the downloaded file, date and time of the first and last download, web browser and requesting domain. The IP addresses of the requesting computers are also included in the logging.


References to external links

Marta Herford gGmbH assumes no liability for references to external links. The operators of the respective websites are exclusively responsible for their content and for compliance with the data protection regulations and the updating of the data privacy policy.


Links to social networks

The Marta Herford gGmbH website contains links to social networks which are marked with the name of the respective service. When you click on a link to external social networks on the Marta Herford gGmbH website, the responsibility passes to the operator of the platform. The latter is also responsible for the content of the site called up. When the connection is made to the server of the social network, information about the visit to the website is stored even if you are not logged in. This information (including IP address) is sent directly to the operator of the platform and stored at his location.

For further information regarding the private sphere, the extent of data collection and the processing and use of the data by the social network, please see the data privacy policy of the operator. If you are already logged in with the social network, clicking on the link on our website leads directly to the assignment of your profile. To prevent an assignment to your profile, please log out before visiting our website.


Data privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Our website uses plugins provided by the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). The plugins are identifiable by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. For a full list of all Facebook plugins go to:

When you visit one of our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Thus, Facebook receives the information that you (your IP address) visited our website. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while logged in to your Facebook account, you can link content from our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. Please note that we as provider of the pages have no knowledge as to the contents of the submitted data or its use by Facebook. For further information please see Facebook’s data privacy policy at

If you do not want Facebook to associate the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data, please log off Facebook before entering our website.


Data privacy policy for the use of Twitter

“Twitter” features are embedded in our web pages. These features are provided through Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” feature, the pages you visited will be linked to your Twitter-account and published to other users. This also involves transferring data to Twitter. Please note that we as providers of the pages have no knowledge as to the contents of the submitted data or its use by Twitter. For further information please see Twitter’s privacy policy at

You can change your data privacy-settings in your account settings on Twitter at


Data privacy policy for the use of Google+

Our website uses functions from Google +. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Acquisition and transmission of information: with the aid of the Google + button you can publicise information worldwide. Through the Google + button you and other users receive personalized contents from Google and our partners. Google saves the information that you gave a +1 for content, as well as information about the site which you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1s can be used as references together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or on your Google profile. They can also be shown in other places on websites and notices on the internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and other users. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a worldwide viewable, public Google profile, which must at least include the name you picked for your profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace a different name which you have used when sharing contents from your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to other users who know your email address or who possess other identifiable information about you.

Use of the registered information: apart from the intended uses explained above, the information you provided will be used in accordance with the applicable Google data privacy regulations. Google will possibly release summarized statistics about the +1-activities of users or will pass these on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.


Data privacy policy for the use of Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated in our website. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. When you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our site with your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This means that Instagram can assign the visit on our website to your user account. We explicitly draw your attention to the fact that as the operator of this website we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Instagram.

You can find further information on the data privacy policy of Instagram at:


Data privacy policy for the use of Pinterest

Our website uses plug-ins of the social network, Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”).

If you call up a website of our Internet presence which contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct link to the servers of Pinterest. The plug-in transmits protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This data can contain your IP address, the address of the visited website, which also includes Pinterest functions, type and settings of the browser, data and time of the enquiry, your type of use of Pinterest as well as cookies.

For further information on the purpose, extent and further processing and use of data by Pinterest as well as your respective rights and options to protect your private sphere, go to the data privacy policy of Pinterest at:


Data privacy policy for the use of Xing

Our Website makes use of features provided by the Network XING. XING is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time one of our pages using XING features is accessed, a connection is made to XING Servers. To the best of our knowledge, this does not entail saving personal data of the visitors. Most importantly, IP addresses are neither saved, nor is a usage profile evaluated.
For further information on data privacy and the Xing share button, please go to the data privacy policy of Zing at:


Data privacy policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins from the YouTube website which is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a web page that contains a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to YouTube’s servers which instruct the plug-in to be displayed on the web page by the web browser. Information about which of our web pages you have visited is hereby transmitted to the YouTube servers.

If you are logged in to YouTube at the time, it can link this information to your user account. You can prevent this by logging out of your account before using the plug-in.

More information on plug-ins can be found in YouTube’s data privacy policy at


Use of cookies

Marta Herford gGmbH uses cookies (small files with configuration information) to collect data about the use of the Marta Herford gGmbH website. This allows us to adjust our website better to your preferences and interests. The data collected are not personalised but used only for internal statistical or technical purposes. Under no circumstances are these data passed on to third parties. Most browsers are set in such a way that they automatically accept cookies. You can, however, deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser in such a way that you are always informed as soon as cookies are sent. You will find the necessary instructions in the help menu of your browser. If you have deactivated cookies, a so-called session ID is used for identification of a person during a coherent access to the website of Hansestadt Herford. No data are stored on your computer. The session ID is deleted again once your access has ended.


Use of analysis services

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google analytics is used on the basis of Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, f) GDPR. Google Analytics uses so called “cookies”, text files stored on your computer, to facilitate analysis of your website usage. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

  • browser type/ browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server enquiry

is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be brought in association with other data held by Google. On this website we have also extended Google Analytics with the code “anonymizeIP”. This guarantees the masking of your IP address so that all data are collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will a full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there.

On behalf this website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website activity and Internet usage. You can prevent storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software. In this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all features offered by this website.

In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plugin available via this link: Alternatively to the browser add-on, particularly in the case of browsers on mobile terminal devices, you can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data when you visit this website in the future. The opt-out cookie only applies in this browser and only for our website, and is filed on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser you have to set the opt-out cookie again. For more information on the integration of the opt-out cookie, go to:

We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not want this, you can deactivate it with the ad settings manager (

You can find further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics, for example, in the Google Analytics support site: (


Use of the Google service reCaptcha

Marta Herford gGmbH uses the Google service reCaptcha to establish whether a human or a computer is making a particular entry in our contact or newsletter form. Google uses the following data to check whether you are a human or a robot: IP address of the terminal device used, the website that you are visiting and in which reCaptcha is integrated, the date and the duration of the session, the ID data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged in with Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha buttons, as well as tasks in which you have to identify pictures. The legal basis for the data processing described is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. There is a justified interest on our side in this data processing in order to guarantee the security of our website and to protect us from automated entries (attacks).