Privacy Statement

We take your personal information very seriously, so we would like to inform you about the data we use when you visit our site and how we use it.

The concept of personal data is defined in the German Federal Data Protection Act, which defines personal data as being the individual details of personal or factual circumstances of a particular or determinable natural person. This includes your real name, for example, your address, your telephone number and your date of birth.

The user’s data required for using our Internet site is stored each time the user accesses the Internet pages of the BGE. When the site visit ends, the IP address is anonymised and the following data record is stored in a log file:

  • anonymised IP address
  • the visited page or name of the accessed file
  • date and time of access
  • notification about whether or not the page or file access was successful
  • information about the programme that accessed the data (web browser, etc.)
  • Internet address of the previously-visited page

This data cannot be used by us to identify an individual user. The information is only statistically evaluated by us and used exclusively to improve the attractiveness, content and functionalities of our websites.

Press subscription

If you want to order our press subscription, we will need your email address and other contact details. By submitting this information to us, you agree that we may use it for sending our press subscription to you, informing you about current events. You have of course the option to unsubscribe at any time and to oppose the use of your data. You may revoke your consent with effect for the future by unsubscribing from the press mailing list on our website or by unsubscribing by clicking the link at the end of each individual press mailing list. Your data will then be immediately deleted from our system.


This website uses etracker GmbH technology ( to collect and store data for the optimisation of the Internet site and for statistical purposes. User profiles can be created under a pseudonym with this data. Cookies can be used for this purpose – they are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the Internet browser of the site visitor. Cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected with the etracker technologies is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym, without the separate and express consent of the person concerned. You can revoke your consent to the collection and storage of data for the purpose of web analysis by etracker at any time with effect for the future.

Data transmission

Transmission of your data to third parties will not take place, unless we are legally obliged to do so or if you have expressly agreed to the transfer of your data beforehand. When our service providers come into contact with your personal data, we ensure that they comply with the provisions of the data protection laws in the same way. Please refer to the data protection guidelines of individual providers; the relevant individual service providers are responsible for the content of their third-party services. We carry out a review of the services for compliance with legal requirements to the extent reasonably possible.

Data security

We have taken extensive technical and operational measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction and access by unauthorised persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to match current technological progress.

Your rights

Pursuant to applicable law, and should you request us to do so, we will inform you in writing whether or not we have personal data concerning your person in our databases, and if so, which data. You can also contact us free of charge for questions concerning the collection, processing or use of your personal data and its correction, blocking, deletion or the revocation of your given consent. We will respond to all reasonable inquiries free of charge and as soon as possible, pursuant to applicable law. We would also like to point out that you have the right to correct wrong data or to delete personal data, provided that there is no legal obligation to retain such data.

These data usage regulations and/or privacy statement are constantly being adapted in the course of the enhancement of the Internet or of our Internet site. We will notify you about any planned changes in advance on this page, so you should access it regularly to stay up-to-date with the current status of our data usage regulations.

Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer, who will also deal with your requests or complaints. Please contact

Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE)
Willy-Brandt-Str. 5
38226 Salzgitter