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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com; 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: Privacy and Opt-out
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website (pages viewed, behaviour on the website, approximate location, technical information, origin of the visit) will be transmitted to Google's servers in another member state of the EU or in the USA, where it is stored in aggregated form for 14 months. Your IP address will be shortened by the activated IP-anonymization and therefore anonymized, so that the transmitted IP address cannot be traced back to any individual person. In case of the transmission of information to Google's servers in the USA, IP-anonymization is first carried out on a server in a member state of the EU or EEA. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use the transmitted on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to perform further services for the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The anonymized IP address, which is transmitted by your browser within the Google Analytics framework can be merged by Google with other data originating from an existing Google user account or the use of other Google products.
- Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Website: Change privacy settings; Privacy Shield: ; Privacy Statement: ; Objection:
- Processed Data: Google processes search queries, user location, websites and apps that the user visits, videos and advertisements that the user views, and more general information that the user has provided to Google, such as age group and gender. Learn more:
- Affected persons: All website visitors who have expressly consented.
- Purpose of data processing:
- Data storage: 14 months
- Legal grounds: The website visitor's consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and legitimate interest in communication and direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
- Protective measures: Masking of IP addresses.
- Objection: Objections can be made either by not allowing cookies using this website's cookie consent banner or here: Change privacy settings.
By downloading and installing the browser plugin available here: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google.