Privacy Policy

The Joint Regional Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg (Gemeinsame Landesplanungsabteilung Berlin-Brandenburg) takes the protection of your private sphere very seriously. On this page, we explain which data we collect from you and how we handle it.
For definitions of terms used, such as „personal data”, „processing”, or „controller”, please refer to Article 4 of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Name and address of the controller
The following party is responsible for data collection:
Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg
Henning-von-Tresckow-Straße 2 – 8
14467 Potsdam
Phone: +49 (0)331 866-8720

Contact data of the Data Protection Officer
The data protection officer can be reached at:
Ministry for Infrastructure and Spatial Planning of the Federal State of Brandenburg
Henning-von-Tresckow-Straße 2 – 8
14467 Potsdam
Phone : +49 (0)331 866-8062

Provision of the website and creation of log files
Every time you access a page of the website and every time you access a file, data concerning this process is saved in a protocol file. The following set of data is stored for each individual instance where something is accessed:
• Name of the file accessed
• IP address of the computer from which the request was sent
• Date and time it was accessed
• Amount of data transmitted
• Notification of whether or not it was accessed successfully
• Description of the type of browser and operating system used
This data is stored because this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services and, when necessary, this data can be used to investigate any crimes committed. In this respect, it is necessary to store this data for the protection of the entity responsible for processing.
There will be no analysis of the server log files related to specific individuals as long as there has been no willful destruction of data, tampering, manipulation, unauthorised access or unauthorised publishing of data. Data generally will not be forwarded to third parties, unless there is a legal obligation to forward the information or such forwarding is necessary for law enforcement purposes.
The collection of data in order to provide the website and the storage of data in log files constitutes a justified interest of the responsible entity and is absolutely necessary to the operation of the website. The user therefore has no right to object.

Password-protected internal area (login area)
The website offers members of the Alliance the opportunity to use a separate, password-protected internal area (login area).
User profiles for the login area will be generated by the responsible entity. They contain:
• First and last name of the user
• Login name of the user
• E-mail of the user
• First password of the user
• Date of registration by the responsible
• Date of the user’s last visit
The user data associated with use of the login area will be collected, stored, and processed for the purpose of combating misuse, resolving issues, and maintaining functionality. It will not be used for other purposes and the data will not be forwarded to third parties.
The data collected for the „Forgot User Name or Password” function will be used to resend the forgotten login data.
The user profiles for the login area will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for the purpose for which they were collected. The user’s data will therefore be stored for as long as the user profile is active.
The user has the right to withdraw permission to process and store their personal data collected in conjunction with their use of the login area at any time. The withdrawal must be submitted to In such cases, it will no longer be possible to use the login area. All personal data will be deleted.

Use of cookies
Cookies are small files that make it possible to save specific information about the device on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). One of their purposes is to make the website more user-friendly and thus serve the users (e.g. storage of login information). Another purpose is to collect statistical data on website use and analyse it for the purpose of improving the offering.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies don’t damage your computer and don’t contain any viruses.
Cookies are stored on the user’s system and transmitted to our systems by the user’s system. This means that the user can influence the use of cookies. They can deactivate or limit the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in their web browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can happen automatically.
Please note, however, that it may not be possible to use the website or it may be less convenient to use the website without cookies.

Matomo Analytics
On this website, data is collected and stored using the web analytics software Matomo (, a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, (“Matomo”) on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Pseudonymised user profiles can be created and evaluated from this data for the same purpose. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor’s internet browser. Among other things, the cookies enable the recognition of the internet browser. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) is processed on the server of our hosting provider.

The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

Deactivation of website tracking by website users
If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, you can object to its storage and use at any time by clicking on it below. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which means that Matomo will not collect any session data. Please note that if you delete your cookies completely, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to reactivate it.

Use of personal data
If a user decides to contact the Scandria®Alliance Secretariat or any of its members via an email address mentioned as a contact on this website, the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. There is no forwarding of data to third parties in conjunction with this. The data is used exclusively to process the conversation.
If a user decides to subscribe to the Scandria®Alliance newsletter, personal data (e-mail address, first name and last name) will be stored. The personal information will be used exclusively for sending personalised or unpersonalised electronic newsletters to the user. The personal data will be deleted in the moment, the user unsubscribes from the newsletter mailing list.

Links to other internet pages (external links)
The website contains links to external pages that are specially labelled and whose content is not located on our server. The external content of these links is checked when the link is placed. It is, however, impossible to guarantee that the content of the respective providers hasn’t changed since the link was placed. If you notice that the content of the external providers violates applicable laws, please inform us of this.
This data protection declaration only applies to content on our servers. The responsible entity is not able to control whether or not the data protection provisions are adhered to on other websites.

Data subject rights
You have the following rights in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation:
If your personal data is processed, you have the right of access to your personal data that is stored (Art. 15 GDPR).
If incorrect personal data is processed, you have a right to its rectification (Art. 16 GDPR).
In case the legal prerequisites are met, you can demand the erasure or restriction of processing as well as object to the processing (Art. 17, 18 and 21 GDPR).
If you have agreed to data processing or a data processing contract exists and the data processing is performed on the basis of automated processes, you have a right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).
If you exercise the aforementioned rights, the official body will determine whether the legal prerequisites for this have been fulfilled.

Right to withdraw consent
If you have consented to the processing of your personal data by the Ministry for Infrastructure and Spatial Planning of the Federal State of Brandenburg by way of a corresponding declaration, you can revoke your consent at any time in the future. This will not affect the lawfulness of the data processing performed on the basis of consent before its withdrawal.

Right of appeal
You also have the right to appeal to the regulatory authority if you believe that your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
If you would like to contact the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Access to Information Brandenburg, you can contact her as follows:
The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Access to Information Brandenburg
Dagmar Hartge
Stahnsdorfer Damm 77
14532 Kleinmachnow
Phone: +(0)33203 356-0
You can obtain further information from the official website of the State Officer at