Data Policy

The data controller is Joscha Jäger, Bülowstr. 37, 90491 Nürnberg. The competent supervisory authority is the Bavarian Commissioner for Data Protection (BayLfD).

The security of your data is our highest priority. We take every possible measure to protect your personal data from unauthorised access. We comply with all requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and all other data protection regulations. You can visit our site without providing any personal information.

The webseite OpenParliament.TV and the parlament-specific subdomains (eg. de.openparliament.tv) allows you to watch and search parliamentary debates in combination with plenary proceedings and additional information.


1. When using the site without login, access data is stored exclusively for the purpose of optimising and improving the service (purpose limitation).

1.1 Types of data

This includes, for example, the following data

  • the computer address (IP address) in abbreviated form,
  • the page from which the file was requested,
  • the name of the transferred file,
  • the date and time of the request,
  • dthe amount of data transferred,
  • the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.) and
  • a description of the type of web browser used.

1.2 Evaluation by means of Matomo. Opt-out possible.

The website OpenParliament.TV uses Matomo, an open source web analysis tool, for evaluation. No cookies are set in the process. We use the information collected to evaluate usage and to compile reports on website activity.

OpenParliament.TV will not transfer this information to third parties.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by OpenParliament.TV in the manner and for the purposes set out above. If you would like to switch off the analysis by Matomo, you can do so using this link: To the opt-out page.. This sets a so-called opt-out cookie with the name "piwik_ignore", which signals to Matomo that it should not analyse your behaviour.

1.3 Personal reference cannot be completely ruled out in individual cases.

The collection of personal information can be almost completely avoided by using Matomo and shortening the IP address. However, a traceability of this data to individual persons cannot be completely ruled out in individual cases, at least theoretically.


2. Use of OpenParliament.TV as personalised archive platform for parliamentary debates (with Login)

Personal data such as name or pseudonym and additional data like email address, user-specific access rights and user-specific alerts (lists of terms / search requests) are collected if, as far as and as long as this is necessary in the context of the use of the two aforementioned services. The deletion of the aforementioned data is possible at any time (see also under 5).


3. Publication / transmission of data to third parties

3.1. Embedded third-party contents

At several places on OpenParliament.TV and its parliament-specific subdomains (like de.openparliament.tv) we embed third-party contents as "iFrame" or via the "Source" of Images or Videos. The third-party providers have their own data policies, OpenParliament.TV has no influence on and is not responsible for the collected data. OpenParliament.TV can not be held accountable for damages which occur through the use of these platforms or services.

The legal basis for saving and handling this data is Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

We use the following providers on OpenParliament.TV, where you will also find the respective data policies:

a) Deutscher Bundestag

On our websites we embed PDF-Files, which are stored on the servers of bundestag.de. The service bundestag.de is provided by Deutscher Bundestag, Platz der Republik 1, D-11011 Berlin.

When you access a page on our websites, in which contents of Deutscher Bundestag are embedded, a connection to the servers of Deutscher Bundestag is made automatically and the embedded document is displayed on the page. Deutscher Bundestag might use cookies, which transmit information on our specific page you visited and potentially which actions you took on that page to servers of Deutscher Bundestag.

We point out that we do not have any knowledge of the transmitted contents and their use by Deutscher Bundestag and that we are not responsible for the data collection and handling of Deutscher Bundestag.

You can find information on the collection and handling of data by Deutscher Bundestag in the data policy: https://www.bundestag.de/datenschutz

b) TV1

On our websites we embed Video-Files, which are stored on the servers of TV1.eu. The service TV1.eu is provided by TV1 GmbH, Betastr. 9a, D-85774 Unterföhring.

When you access a page on our websites, in which contents of TV1 are embedded, a connection to the servers of TV1 is made automatically and the embedded document is displayed on the page. TV1 might use cookies, which transmit information on our specific page you visited and potentially which actions you took on that page to servers of TV1.

We point out that we do not have any knowledge of the transmitted contents and their use by TV1 and that we are not responsible for the data collection and handling of TV1.

You can find information on the collection and handling of data by TV1 in the data policy: https://tv1.eu/datenschutz/

c) Wikimedia Foundation

On our websites we embed Image-Files, which are stored on the servers of the Wikimedia Foundation (wikimedia.org). Responsible for the data collection by the Wikimedia Foundation is Bird & Bird GDPR Representative Ireland, 29 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 AY28, Ireland.

When you access a page on our websites, in which contents of the Wikimedia Foundation are embedded, a connection to the servers of the Wikimedia Foundation is made automatically and the embedded document is displayed on the page. The Wikimedia Foundation might use cookies, which transmit information on our specific page you visited and potentially which actions you took on that page to servers of the Wikimedia Foundation.

We point out that we do not have any knowledge of the transmitted contents and their use by the Wikimedia Foundation and that we are not responsible for the data collection and handling of the Wikimedia Foundation.

You can find information on the collection and handling of data by the Wikimedia Foundation in the privacy policy: https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Privacy_policy

d) Abgeordnetenwatch.de

On our websites we might embed profiles by Abgeordnetenwatch.de via "iFrame", which are stored on the servers of Abgeordnetenwatch.de. The service Abgeordnetenwatch.de is provided by Parlamentwatch e.V., Mittelweg 12, 20148 Hamburg.

When you access a page on our websites, in which contents of Abgeordnetenwatch.de are embedded, a connection to the servers of Abgeordnetenwatch.de is made automatically and the embedded document is displayed on the page. Abgeordnetenwatch.de might use cookies, which transmit information on our specific page you visited and potentially which actions you took on that page to servers of Abgeordnetenwatch.de.

We point out that we do not have any knowledge of the transmitted contents and their use by Abgeordnetenwatch.de and that we are not responsible for the data collection and handling of Abgeordnetenwatch.de.

You can find information on the collection and handling of data by Abgeordnetenwatch.de in the data policy: https://www.abgeordnetenwatch.de/datenschutzerklaerung

3.2. No transmission to third parties for advertising purposes without express consent

Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if this is necessary for the provision of our service or the execution of the contract, or if you have expressly consented to this. Authorities or other state institutions will only be provided with information within the scope of the statutory duty to provide information or on the basis of court decisions.

3.3 Information orders

By order of the competent authorities, we must and may provide information about this data in individual cases, insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger, to fulfil the statutory tasks of the constitution protection authorities or the Military Counter-Intelligence Service or to enforce intellectual property rights.


4. Retrievability of the data protection declaration

You can call up the data protection declaration at any time from any page of this website under the link "Data Policy". Please note that changes to the offer, statutory and legal innovations as well as any subsequently identified regulatory gaps may make changes to this data protection declaration necessary.


5. Questions, right to information, right to object and profiling

Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we would like to answer your questions regarding the processing of your personal data at any time and free of charge. If you have a profile with fragdenstaat.de, you can export your stored data at any time on the profile page. You also have a right of access to your personal data pursuant to Art. 15 et seq. DSGVO, you have a right to free information about your stored data and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data as well as to data portability. You can also revoke the consent given to us for data collection and use at any time without giving reasons. You can complain to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is unlawful.

You have no contractual or legal obligation to provide us with personal data. However, we are unable to provide you with our services without the data you provide.

We do not use automated decision making that has legal effect on you or affects you.


If you have any questions that have not been answered by this privacy policy or if you would like more detailed information on any point, please contact joscha.jaeger [AT] openparliament.tv at any time.


6. Security notice

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.


Status 28. August 2021