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Data protection in social media
Data protection in social media is important to the NRW police. You should therefore read the following data protection information before using the links to police services on social media.

General information on data protection

You can find information on the subject of "data protection" on the website of the competent supervisory authority for data protection in North Rhine-Westphalia, the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia. www.ldi.nrw.de

Data protection information for YouTube

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, therefore the Google privacy policy also applies: www.google.de

What is the data collected for?

  • User authentication
  • Targeted advertising
  • Analysis and research of user behavior
  • Disclosure to third parties: The user accounts of all Google services converge centrally. The data collected is automatically linked to other Google services. Anonymized data is passed on to advertising partners and other third parties, e.g. to visualize trends and statistics

All settings can be managed centrally in the Google Dashboard.

Data protection information for Facebook

By clicking on "Like", you become a fan of the police page, which is visible to the administrators of the page as well as to your friends and possibly other Facebook users. This applies in particular to "likes" or comments on our posts, which are also visible to non-registered visitors and non-fans of this fan page. Even if you are not or do not become a fan of this page, you can leave comments or "Like" information on our posts that are visible to others and the administrators of the fan page.

However, this information is neither analyzed by the administrators nor recorded elsewhere. The statistics that Facebook makes available to administrators are displayed in aggregated form and do not allow administrators to draw any conclusions about personal data.

In this context, please also note the data usage guidelines at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ and make the appropriate privacy settings in your account! Please check exactly what information you publish!

What Facebook learns:

What data Facebook stores in detail and how the company uses this data is not exactly known. What is certain is that Facebook not only stores data entered directly by users, but also records the actions of Facebook users.

Facebook also learns

  • the most important data of the computer system from which a user logs into the network - including IP address, processor type and browser version including plug-ins and
  • every visit to websites (widget data) on which a "Like" button is installed. The IP address is also transmitted. If the visitor to the third-party site is a Facebook user and has already logged in to Facebook from the same computer, Facebook can also determine their identity.
Data protection information for Twitter

By clicking on "Follow", you become a follower of the police account, which is visible to the administrators of the page as well as to your friends and possibly other Twitter users.

However, this information is neither evaluated by the administrators of the police account nor recorded elsewhere. The statistics that Twitter makes available to the administrators of the police account are displayed in aggregated form and do not allow the administrators to draw any conclusions about personal data.

In this context, please also note the data usage guidelines at https://www.twitter.com/privacy/ and make the appropriate privacy settings in your account! Please check exactly what information you publish!

What Twitter learns:

What data Twitter stores in detail and how the company uses this data is not exactly known. What is certain is that Twitter not only stores data that is entered directly by users, but also records the actions of Twitter users - presumably without gaps - and passes it on to third parties.

Twitter also learns

  • the most important data of the computer system (log data) from which a user logs into the network - up to the IP address, processor type and browser version including plug-ins and
  • every visit to websites (widget data) on which a Twitter button is installed. The IP address is also transmitted. If the visitor to the external site is a Twitter user and has already logged in to Twitter from the same computer, Twitter can also determine their identity.
Data protection information on Instagram

Instagram users share their user profile pictures and communicate either via so-called microblogs or by sharing or commenting on their audiovisual content. Since October 2019, registration has been mandatory on the website, similar to the mobile application.

The police in NRW publicly maintain various profiles on Instagram, which can be found via search. Many police authorities have an Instagram profile. As a rule, similar profiles are offered at the bottom of the selected profile so that you can browse through other police profiles from there.

Information on data protection when using Instragram

When accessing the police services, personal user data, i.e. data with which you can be personally identified, is collected. Please note that the scope of the data transfer depends on whether you access the Instagram page anonymously or are already logged in with your own Instagram profile.

In its privacy policy, Instagram describes in general terms what information Instagram receives and how it is used. There you will also find information on how to contact Instagram. The privacy policy is available at the following link: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875. We do not know how your data is processed or used in detail.

Polizei NRW uses the technical platform of Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlow Part, CA, 94025, USA. Instagram is part of the Facebook group of companies and shares infrastructure, systems and technology with Facebook and other Facebook companies (https://www.facebook.com/help/111814505650678?ref=dp). 
 

Data protection information about TikTok

TiKTok is a social media platform whose app can be downloaded free of charge to your smartphone via iOS or Android. Users can create media such as short videos and share them with the community or with the general public outside the platform. Exchange with other users takes place via an integrated chat or via a comment function on the video clips.

The TikTok profile of the police in NRW can be found via the search function. By clicking on "Follow" you become a follower of the account, which is visible to the administrators of the account as well as to your friends and possibly other TikTok users.

Personal user data, i.e. data with which you can be personally identified, is collected when you access the police service. Please note that the scope of data transmission depends on whether you access the TikTok account anonymously or are already logged in with your own profile.
We would like to point out that you use the TikTok service on your own responsibility. What information TikTok receives and how it is used is described by TikTok in general terms in its privacy policy.

Information on data protection when using TikTok

An account must be created for further use of the service and for interaction. Only a small amount of data is required for this when you register, but it is requested from your smartphone when you use the platform via the app. 
For further information on Tiktok's data protection, please refer to the service's privacy policy: https://www.tiktok.com/legal/privacy-policy?lang=de#section-1

There you will also find information on contact options for TikTok and on the setting options for advertisements.

We do not know how your data is processed or used in detail. Please make the appropriate privacy settings in your account and check exactly what information you publish!

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