Our data privacy declaration explains which information we gather, why we do this and how we use the data such collected.
Information Gathered by Us
Basically, the use of our website is possible without having to enter personal data. Only the data transmitted by your Internet provider are gathered (in particular the IP address assigned to you). We store this information only as long as you are visiting our website; the information is evaluated for statistical purposes only, the individual user remaining anonymous.
As part of the data you need to enter in our contact forms we will store your name and mailing and e-mail addresses until your request is fully processed. We do not use your data for purposes other than your enquiry. By sending your data in the contact forms you consent to the storage and processing of your name and your postal as well as e-mail address for the purpose of full processing of your enquiry.
We point out that there can be security gaps in data transmission on the Internet (e.g. in e-mail communication). Complete protection of the data from third party access is not possible.
Right to Information
Upon your request we will inform you free of charge whether your personal data are stored and being processed and if so, which data. Incorrect data will be corrected as soon as we become aware of errors.
Please address all enquiries, declarations and questions on data use to email@example.com.
Right of Revocation
You have the right of revocation of the use of your personal data at any time. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; we will delete your data immediately.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data. For that reason, we process your data exclusively in accordance with the legal requirements (GDPR, Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG]). The purpose of this privacy information is to acquaint you with the most important aspects of data processing that come to bear when you visit our website.
General data collection activities during website visits
Every time a data subject or an automated system accesses the website, we collect a range of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the server's log files. The data and information we collect are:
- an internet protocol address (IP address),
- the data and time of accessing the website,
- the exact page accessed on our website,
- the website from which you accessed our website (known as the referer),
- the browser used and the version of this browser,
- and the operating system used to access our website.
We process this data for the following purposes:
- to warrant a smooth connection with the website,
- to optimise content for you on our website,
- and to warrant system security and stability.
These points are both in your and our legitimate interest. Where necessary, we also use this data to meet our legal obligations in dealings with law enforcement agencies. We will never use the data collected to identify you as a person. The legal basis for this processing is article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We store these log files for a period of 2 months.
Appointments, Benefits of initial consultation, Online application
If you contact us using the form available on our website or by email, or send us your application, we will process the data you provide as well as the above mentioned general data. By using our form you agree that we may process your data. We will not disclose this data to any third party and will use the data exclusively for processing your request and for answering your enquiry. Your consent according to article 6 (1) (a) GDPR forms the legal basis for processing your data. In case you contact us by email, the basis is article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The data we collect during this process will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose you provided it. This is the case when the respective conversation is finished. This in turn is the case when your enquiry appears to be resolved completely. If you contact us for placing a contract, a further legal basis is article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. In this case we keep your enquiry as a business letter for 7 years.
If you sign up for our reminder service, we will process and save your email address as this will allow us to remind you of specific dates at regular intervals by email as per your request. During sing up we obtain your permission to process your email address. We will retain your data until you unsubscribe from this service. We will not disclose your email address without your consent. Sign up is necessary for this service. Your consent according to article 6 (1) (a) GDPR forms the legal basis for processing your data. You may withdraw your consent and unsubscribe from this service at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal. You may unsubscribe by clicking the link contained in every reminder email or by sending a message to the contact data supplied above. We retain your data as long as you are subscribed to the service.
If you use our start-up check, we will collect your name, your email address, your telephone number and your postal address as this will allow us to send you your personal analysis and, as a pre-contractual measure, to offer you advice on your start-up. Therefore article 6 (1) (b) GDPR forms the legal basis for processing your data. Because such correspondence qualifies as a business letter, we will retain the data for a period of 7 years. We will not disclose this data without your consent.
Generally, you enjoy the following rights: the right to access your data, the right to rectification of your data, the right to erasure of your data, the right to restrict processing of your data, the right to data portability and the right to object to the processing of your data. If you believe that the processing of your data is in breach of data protection law, or your rights under data protection law are otherwise infringed, you may file a claim with the supervisory authority. A list of the competent supervisory authorities classified by Länder is available at www.datenschutz-wiki.de.
You will find further information on your rights at BFDI - Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
Google Analytics: Data protection and Opt-out
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer, to enable analysis of your use of the website. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is sent to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, if the IP anonymiser is activated on this website, your IP address will first be abbreviated by Google, provided it is located in a member state of the European Union or one of the countries that have signed the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to perform further services for the operator of this website that are associated with the use of this website and the internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be integrated with any other Google data. You are free to prevent the installation of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software; however, we must point out that you may then not be able to make full use of all features on this website. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Google Analytics Browser Plugin
For general information on Google Analytics and privacy, go to Google Privacy Center. This website was expanded to include the "anonymizeIp" feature with a view to ensuring the anonymous storing of your IP address (known as IP masking).
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking onto the following link. This link will set an opt-out cookie, preventing any future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.