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According to the Federal Statistics Act (BStatG), the Statistical Offices of the Federation and the Länder are responsible for collecting, processing and publishing data. The surveys / federal statistics are subject to individual specialist legal provisions on statistics. Respondents are usually obliged to provide information. The institutions responsible for official statistics guarantee the confidentiality of information on individuals. The information on individuals collected for federal statistics may only be disclosed to other entities in the exceptional cases explicitly regulated by law.

In order to perform our official duties with regard to data protection and IT security, we meet the specified requirements and operate a policy of continuous improvement by taking all the necessary technical, organisational and staff-related measures according to the standards of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). This also includes external audits.

Our measures include modern encryption methods that ensure the tap-proof authentication and transmission of your data online whenever you comply with your obligation to provide information and whenever you voluntarily report statistical data.

We also take a number of measures to ensure confidentiality during the processing and storage of sensitive data. We do this using security products that have been tested and approved by the BSI. Of course, the details are not made public in the common interest.

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Communication via email may be subject to certain security risks. For example, emails may be intercepted, viewed and even manipulated by proficient Internet users before they are received by the employees of the Federal Statistical Office. For this reason, only informal information may be communicated via email without exception. Legally binding declarations cannot be made in this way at the moment. If we receive an email from you, we will assume that we are entitled to reply via email. If this is not the case, you must explicitly refer to a different means of communication.


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