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Data protection

exclusion of liability (disclaimer)

The content of these pages was created with great care. Nevertheless, Tourismus NRW e.V. can assume no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or currency of their content.

Liability for content:

As a service provider, Tourismus NRW e.V is responsible for its own content on this website under general law in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 1 TMG. However, pursuant to Articles 8 to 10 TMG, we are not obliged as service providers to monitor information provided or stored by third parties or to investigate circumstances that suggest any illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under general law remain unaffected. Any liability in this respect, however, is only possible from the moment that knowledge of the specific breach of law is obtained. Upon notification of such violations, we will remove the content immediately.

Liability for links:

Our site contains links to external websites, over which we have no control. We are therefore unable to accept any liability for their content. The respective provider or operator of the linked sites is always responsible for their content. Linked websites were examined for possible legal violations at the time of linking. No unlawful content was found at the time the links were created. Permanent monitoring of the content of linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such links immediately.


The content and works on pages created by the site operator are subject to German copyright law. Reproduction, processing, distribution and any form of utilisation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. If and insofar as the content of this website was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. Content from third parties in particular are marked as such. Nevertheless, should you become aware of an instance of copyright infringement, we request that you notify us immediately. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such content immediately.

Tourismus NRW e.V. operates this website from Germany. The terms and conditions of use and all associated legal procedures are subject to German law. Should legal proceedings be undertaken against Tourismus NRW e.V. then the place of jurisdiction shall be Düsseldorf, regardless of where you are located or the location from which you visited the website.

Data protection:

It is generally possible to use our website without providing personal information. Insofar as any personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this always takes place on a voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.

Please note that data transmission over the internet (e.g. communication by email) may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

Third-party use of contact information published as part of the disclaimer requirement in order to send unauthorised advertisements and informational material is hereby explicitly prohibited. The site administrators explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited sending of promotional information, for example, spam email.

Privacy policy for use of the Facebook plugin (“Share” button):

Our sites use plugins from the Facebook social network (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). The Facebook plugin is identifiable through the Facebook logo or the “Share” button on our page. For an overview of the Facebook plugins, see: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established through the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive the information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Share” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link our website content to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you would prefer Facebook not to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer, to help analyse how you use the site. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator. Google will not associate the IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to access all the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Privacy policy for the use of Twitter:

Twitter functions are embedded in our website. These functions are provided by Twitter, Inc. (1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). Through the use of Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the web pages you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.

Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Twitter or how Twitter uses these data. For more information, please see Twitter's data privacy policy at: http://twitter.com/privacy.

To modify your privacy preferences on Twitter, go to your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings

The use of Instagram:

We promote the service Instagram on our website. Instagram is a service of Instagram Inc. By means of the integrated "Insta" button on our page, Instagram receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Instagram, Instagram may assign the visit to our site to your Instagram account and link the data by this means. The data transmitted by clicking the "Insta" button is stored by Instagram. You can find more information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, its processing and use, as well as your related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy in the Instagram data protection notice under https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

To prevent your visit to our site from being accessed by your Instagram account, you must log out of your Instagram account before visiting our site. 


We uses cookies to record the preferences of visitors, and therefore to be able to optimize the design of its web site. Cookies are small files which are stored on your hard drive. They ease navigation, and increase the user-friendliness of a web site. Cookies also help us to identify the most popular sections of our web site. This enables us to provide content that is more accurately suited to your needs, and in so doing improve our service. Cookies can be used to determine whether there has been any contact between ourselves and your computer in the past. Only the cookie on your computer is identified.

Of course, you can also visit our web site without cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by setting your browser to not accept cookies. The exact instructions for this can be found in the manual for your browser. You can delete cookies already on your hard drive at any time. However, if you choose not to accept cookies, this may result in a reduced availability of the services provided by our web site.

Contact form:

If you send us enquiries via our contact form, your data from the form, including the contact data provided, will be used solely for the purpose of processing the enquiry and will be stored by us in case you have any further questions. We will not pass on this data without your prior approval.

Offer database:

The respective provider is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of pricing, travel times and offers from third parties that are shown on Tourismus NRW e.V.’s website, including the travel offers in the offer database. Tourismus NRW e.V. acts neither as a travel agency nor a tour operator; instead it offers its partners and tourism service providers the use of its internet portal solely as a platform for presenting their offers. Information can therefore not be guaranteed.

Please note that, when we act as an intermediary for a package deal, the provider’s terms and conditions (T&Cs) apply. These are usually sent to you by the information and booking office or by the provider prior to concluding the travel agreement. The provider is a tour operator within the meaning of Art. 651 of the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch [BGB]) and must comply with the provisions contained therein.

Mandatory information according to the Regulation (EU) No 524/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council:

Follow this link to the website of the European Commission’s entity for online dispute resolution for consumer disputes: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

Legal validity of this disclaimer:

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the website from which you were referred. If and insofar as sections or individual formulations of this text are not, or are no longer or do not completely correspond to the prevailing legal norms, the content and validity of the remainder of this document shall remain unaffected.

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