Legal Notice

Legally binding original text in the German language. This legal notice also applies to our Twitter account.


This website is published by the Federal Statistical Office, Bonn Branch Office, represented by the President.

Legal form: Higher federal authority within the remit of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community

Office address
Federal Statistical Office
Bonn Branch Office
Graurheindorfer Straße 198
D-53117 Bonn

Postal address
Federal Statistical Office
Bonn Branch Office
Postfach 17 03 77
D-53029 Bonn

Phone: +49 (0)611 75-8855

Editorial office

Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)



The content of this website is researched and implemented with the utmost care. Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out that errors occur in the process. Please send any comments and corrections to our e-mail address:

Although the information on this website is produced with the greatest care, we cannot accept any liability with regard to its being correct, complete and up to date. In particular, the Federal Statistical Office does not accept any liability whatsoever with regard to damage or consequences that may result from direct or indirect use of the information offered.

In addition to information of its own, the Federal Statistical Office provides links to external websites offering information of other providers. Neither is such external information provided by the Federal Statistical Office, nor is the Federal Statistical Office in a position to exert influence on the information offered on third-party pages. The information offered on external pages to which the Federal Statistical Office provides links does not reflect the opinion of the Federal Statistical Office; such links only serve the purpose of providing additional information and illustrating connections. The Federal Statistical Office is not liable for external information to which the Office just offers links as described above. Responsibility lies only with the provider of such information. If, due to technical or organisational problems, users should not be able to utilise the website, they shall not have any claim whatsoever against the Federal Statistical Office.

Data protection

The Federal Statistical Office is committed to protecting your privacy and complies with the data protection provisions. Your trust is important to us!

With these notes, we meet our information obligations regarding the collection of personal data, as laid down in Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Federal Statistical Office does not collect any personal data when the SDGs online platform is accessed.

However, you are also using the services of the provider GitHub. The GitHub privacy statement is here:

We have put technical and organisational measures in place to ensure that the data protection provisions are observed by ourselves and by our external service providers. Please note that GitHub may process the data in the USA.

Technical information relating to website visitors is recorded, including their IP address, which can be personal information.

As we continue to develop our website, we may have to revise the privacy statement. We therefore recommend that you read the statement regularly.

Personal data

Personal data are information about you as an individual, such as your name, address, postal address or user behaviour, if the latter is not anonymised. This excludes information that does not identify you.

Use of cookies

We use cookies on this website. They are technically necessary for the full use of all the features of this website. Applying the cookies is based on Article 6 (1) point (e) of GDPR in conjunction with Section 3 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to accept session cookies which are stored only during your web session. If you use a browser extension which prevents our cookies from being stored, we will of course accept your decision. In this case, no cookies will be stored. Please note that you may not be able in this case to make full use of all the features of this website.

Social media

The privacy statement at applies when social media (Twitter) and other website content of the Federal Statistical Office are used.

Enquiries by e-mail or phone

If you make enquiries by e-mail or phone, the data you provide for responding to your enquiry will be stored in our customer management system. We do this to perform our public tasks as per Article 6 (1) point (e) of GDPR in conjunction with Section 3 of BDSG. If an enquiry is chargeable you will be notified by e-mail. This e-mail will not be sent if in particular cases your request already includes a specific order with the necessary parts of the contract. Processing is then based on Article 6 (1) point (b) of GDPR. You are also entitled to the relevant rights listed below.

Passing on personal data to third parties

Log data that are generated when the website of the Federal Statistical Office is accessed will be passed on to third parties only if we are required to do so by law or court decision or where such transmission is needed for law enforcement and criminal prosecution purposes in the event of attacks on our internet infrastructure. We do not pass on data for other non-commercial or commercial purposes.

The personal information you enter when you order publications will be used only internally by the Federal Statistical Office and the companies commissioned to dispatch the publications. We will not pass that data on to third parties without your express consent.

Protection of minors

Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request any personal data from children or adolescents. We do not knowingly collect such data and do not pass them on.

Links to websites of other providers

Our website contains links to websites of other providers. We have no influence on the compliance with data protection provisions by these providers.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, and provided that the relevant conditions are met, you have the following rights vis-a-vis the Federal Statistical Office with regard to data that relate to you:

- right of access (Article 15 GDPR)
- right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
- right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
- right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
- right to object to processing of personal data (Article 21 GDPR)
- right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR).

If you believe there has been a breach of the data protection provisions, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority (Der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit, Graurheindorfer Str. 153, D-53117 Bonn) about our processing of your personal data (Article 77 of EU-GDPR).

Contact details of the party responsible

Statistisches Bundesamt
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11
D-65189 Wiesbaden
represented by the President.

Contact details of our data protection commissioner

As we value the trust you place in us, we will be pleased to answer any questions regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have questions that have not been answered by this privacy statement, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection commissioner.

Data Protection Commissioner at the Federal Statistical Office
D-65180 Wiesbaden
Phone: +49 (0)611 75-4449

General copyright

The following applies to all standard publications of the Federal Statistical Office, either in printed or electronic form, and for the content of this website, including charts and downloadable products, unless additional or other information is given on the product/web page itself.

© Statistisches Bundesamt (Destatis), 2023
Reproduction and distribution, also of parts, are permitted provided that the source is mentioned.

This applies to any redistribution of texts, data and charts by third parties where the Federal Statistical Office is the copyright owner and holds exclusive publishing rights. Re-use is permitted both for commercial and non-commercial purposes. There are also no restrictions on distribution by electronic means, via the internet or in printed form. No express authorisation is required from the Federal Statistical Office. It is, however, required to provide a source note. Statistisches Bundesamt (Destatis) shall be named as the publisher in the list of references.

Amendments, deletions/abridgements or omissions, redesigns or other modifications shall be identified as such, or a note shall be included in the references stating that the data have been changed, have only been used as the basis for calculation or have been presented in a different form.

Excluded from the temporally and geographically unlimited scope of use are the usage rights of third parties which are explicitly set out in our publications or on our web pages (e.g. photo rights). This also applies to jointly-issued products. There is no general policy here. Each product must be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

It is therefore recommended that, when exploiting our data, users ensure that the copyright information is included in the product in question and, if necessary, that they contact the copyright owners given in the Legal Notice.

Recommended source note: Source: Exact designation of reference (table, publication, edition, or, for web pages: / URL or topical search path plus type of document and date of retrieval), Statistisches Bundesamt, Wiesbaden as publisher and data owner;

- Sample source note for table from publication (downloadable product):
Source: Daten zur Energiepreisentwicklung – Lange Reihe von Januar 2000 bis November 2017, Tabelle 5.3.1 Erdgas – Indizes, Statistisches Bundesamt (Destatis), 2017

- Sample source note for website extract:
Source: Number of deaths by chapters of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (10th Revision) and by gender 2017, Statistisches Bundesamt (Destatis), 2023.

- Example of supplements to the source note if the data are only used as the basis for the user’s own calculations or if the data are used to generate the user’s own graphs: Source: …; own calculation / …; own representationSource: …; own calculation / …; own representation

Copyright Icons

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