It should be noted that operators of webpages linked to are able to store and evaluate the data of those who visit this webpage. This also applies to Bavarian State Government webpages hosted on external servers. Please read the privacy policies on these respective webpages as well as the information concerning behaviour in Bavarian State Government social networks.

Technical Support

Sandstein Neue Medien GmbH
Goetheallee 6, 01309 Dresden
Tel.: +49 (0)351-4407840
Fax: +49 (0)351-4407812


When you access this or other sites, you send data to our web server via your Internet browser. The following data are recorded during an ongoing connection for communication between your web browser and our web server:

  • The date and the time of the request
  • The name of the file requested
  • The site from which the file was requested
  • The access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  • The web browser and operating system used
  • Full IP address of the requesting computer
  • The volume of data transmitted

The data are stored by us for reasons of technical safety, particularly to prevent attempts to attack our web server. After one day at the latest, the data are anonymised at domain level by shortening the IP address, so that it is no longer possible to identify a reference to individual users. The data saved are required exclusively for this purpose and processed in anonymised form for statistical purposes; no comparison is made with other data stocks nor are any data or extracts therefrom passed on to third parties.

Active Components

The active components used on the website include Javascript, Java-Applets or Flash. This feature can be disabled by changing the settings on your Internet browser.

Collection of additional Data

The website can be used to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) when contacting the Ministry, to subscribe to the Newsletter, to receive feedback and, if applicable, to take part in discussion forums. Use of the services offered by the user is strictly on a voluntary basis.

When publications are ordered on the website using the order lists provided, orders of larger quantities will, for technical reasons, be forwarded to “Appel & Klinger Druck und Medien GmbH, Bahnhofstraße 3a, 96277 Schneckenlohe”, which is the company commissioned to ship certain consignments. After completion of the order, the data will be deleted by the company. The order can alternatively be placed with the Ministry by telephone / fax and/or by post. These data will also be destroyed on completion of the order.

The e-mail addresses required for sending out the Newsletter are saved on the Newsletter server in the Bavarian State Agency for Statistics and Data Processing (Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung) and are not used for any purposes other than dispatch of the Newsletters. Subscribers to the Newsletters can themselves cancel their subscription at any time; the e-mail addresses will then automatically be deleted.

In any case (e.g. for ordering, Newsletters, feedback), the personal data provided (in particular name, e-mail address) are processed solely with a view to sending the required publications or information or for such other purposes as may be explicitly mentioned in the individual form and will not be passed on to third parties.

Electronic Mail (e-mail)

Information that you send to us unencrypted via electronic mail (e-mail) might be read by third parties while being transferred. As a general rule, we cannot verify your identity and do not know who is behind an e-mail address. This means that legally secure communication cannot be guaranteed by simple e-mail. We – like many e-mail providers – use a filter against unwanted advertising ("spam filter"), which in rare cases may wrongly identify normal e-mails as undesired advertising and automatically delete them. E-mails containing malicious programs ("viruses") will be automatically deleted by us in every case.

If you wish to send us an e-mail with confidential content, we recommend that you encode and sign it to prevent it from being seen and falsified without authorisation during transmission or that you send the message by regular post.

Please send S/MIME encrypted and signed e-mails to our following e-mail address: poststelle(at) .


  • A personal S-Mime certificate issued to the user’s personal e-mail address is required. Once registered with the provider, the certificate should be saved in the certificate store of the respective browser and then exported from there as a file when needed. The certificate should then be set up in the respective e-mail client. For instructions, see
  • To enable the user to receive the public key of the ‘Poststelle’, which he/she can use to encrypt the e-mail, the LDAP server "" with the search base "ou=pki-teilnehmer,dc=pki,CE=bayern,dc=de" must be entered in the e-mail client of the user. The "Poststelle StMWI" contact should be selected in the LDAP directory.
  • To ensure that the public certificate of PKI Bayern (issued for:  poststelle(at) can be verified by the e-mail client, the “CA” issuance certificate is required. It can be obtained from the Internet.

The "Bavarian VPKI Class3 Issuing CA-2016" is currently valid in the (*. Cer (DER)) format. The user must download and import it by double-clicking the certificate store. The e-mail client must then be restarted.

If you yourself wish to receive encrypted e-mails from us, please include your public key in your e-mail or give a key directory.