Privacy policy for LinkedIn

With the following information, we would like to inform you about the data protection aspects of our presence on LinkedIn at (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn page”). The LinkedIn page is operated and managed by the Department of State Marketing of the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg.

Below you will find information on the purposes of using the LinkedIn page, alternative information and communication offers, the relevant legal basis, the type, scope and purposes of data processing by the State Ministry or LinkedIn, as well as your rights as a data subject and other sources of information.

Data controller and data protection officer

The LinkedIn Page is operated by the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg:

Department of State Marketing
Richard-Wagner-Straße 15
70184 Stuttgart

Fax: +49 (0)711 2153 425

You can reach our data protection officer at the State Ministry at:

State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg
Data Protection Officer
Richard-Wagner-Straße 15
70184 Stuttgart


Purposes of using the LinkedIn page

The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg uses the LinkedIn page in order to be able to provide you with this online service for the performance of our duties in the public interest (public relations work for the umbrella brand campaign of the State of Baden-Württemberg).

Alternative information and communication services

The LinkedIn page is merely an additional offer for social media users. The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg offers members of the public and other interested parties alternative information and communication options that can be used without drawbacks instead of the LinkedIn page:

  • Our website www.thelä provides information about the campaign.

  • The service portal Service-BW offers an online residents’ service as well as information and assistance in contact with the authorities.

The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg points out that the LinkedIn page is solely for information and communication purposes, but that no residents’ service or other administrative tasks can be provided through it.

Processing of visitors’ personal data by the State Ministry

The data you enter on LinkedIn, in particular your user name and the content published under your account, may be processed by us inasmuch as we may share posts or reply to them or also compose posts on our initiative that refer to your account. The data you freely publish and disseminate on LinkedIn is thus included by the State Ministry in its offer and made accessible to its followers.

The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg processes the personal data of visitors to the LinkedIn account only to the extent necessary to process an enquiry or comment.

Processing of visitors’ personal data by LinkedIn

The LinkedIn page is an online presence within the LinkedIn platform offered by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, Contact:

We would like to point out that you are using this LinkedIn page and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating).

Information on which data is processed by LinkedIn and for which purposes can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy.

The State Ministry has no influence on the type and scope of the data processed by LinkedIn, the type of processing and use or the transfer of this data to third parties. Nor does it have any effective means of monitoring in this respect.

LinkedIn also processes login data, cookies, device information and IP addresses to identify you and log your usage. In addition, LinkedIn processes information about the messages you send and receive.

LinkedIn uses cookies and cookie-like technologies, i.e. usually small files that are stored on your terminal device (hereinafter collectively referred to as “cookies”), among other things, to offer you a comprehensive range of functions, to make use more convenient, to serve advertisements in a more targeted manner and to be able to optimise its offer. The data obtained by means of cookies are stored and processed directly by the provider. We ourselves have no access to these and no influence on how the provider uses them. Users can find details on the cookies and the options for objecting to them in LinkedIn’s cookie policy.

You always have the option of managing cookies in your browser according to your wishes. For example, if you do not want LinkedIn to set cookies and thus collect information about you, you can delete or deactivate cookies in your browser settings at any time. This works a little differently, depending on the browser. Please note that after deactivating/deleting cookies, various functions may no longer be available to the full extent.

Sharing your personal data with third parties | transfer to third countries

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties by us – unless expressly explained above.

LinkedIn transmits data to the USA, as LinkedIn’s data centres are located there. We have no influence on this processing. LinkedIn invokes standard data protection clauses in this respect. Further information can be found at

Your rights

a) Right of objection

You may object to the processing of your personal data insofar as it is based on Article 6 (1) sentence 1 f) GDPR (“legitimate interests”) (Article 21 GDPR). Your personal data will no longer be processed unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal rights/claims. To exercise the right of objection, it is sufficient to send a short message to the above contact details.

b) Rights of data subjects

In addition, you may – if the applicable legal requirements are met and subject to any restrictions pursuant to sections 9, 10 of the Data Protection Act of the State of Baden-Württemberg (LDSG BW) – make use of the following rights, which you can exercise by contacting us at any time using the aforementioned data:

  • Right of access pursuant to Article 15 GDPR: You have the right to obtain information about your personal data processed by us (the processing purposes, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and the intended effects of such processing concerning you, as well as your right to be informed about the guarantees existing pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR if your data is transferred to third countries) and to a copy of the data;

  • Right of rectification pursuant to Article 16 GDPR: You have the right to have any incorrect data relating to you corrected without delay and/or to have any incomplete data stored by us completed;

  • Right to erasure pursuant to Article 17 GDPR: You have the right to demand the erasure of your personal data if the requirements of Article 17(1) GDPR are met. However, this right shall particularly not exist if processing is necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for fulfilling a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for asserting, exercising or defending legal rights/claims;

  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 GDPR: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the accuracy of your data that you dispute is being verified, if you refuse the erasure of your data due to unlawful data processing and instead request the restriction of the processing of your data, if you require your data for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal rights/claims after we no longer need this data after the purpose has been achieved or if you have lodged an objection on the grounds of your particular situation as long as it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate grounds outweigh your interests;

  • Right to be informed pursuant to Article 19 GDPR: If you have exercised your right of any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is required to communicate any rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of personal data to each recipient to whom the personal data has been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to obtain information about those recipients.

  • Right to data transferability pursuant to Article 20 GDPR: You have the right to receive the personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to require its transmission to another controller as long as this is technically feasible;

c) Right to lodge a complaint

If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement, in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. The supervisory authority with jurisdiction over us is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Baden-Württemberg, Lautenschlagerstraße 20, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany.

Last revised: October 2021