Data Protection Policy

We are pleased you are visiting Bergemann Schönherr & Partner’s website and are interested in our firm and our services. Although we carefully monitor external links to third-party content, we do not accept liability for this content because we did not arrange for the transmission of this information and did not select or amend the receivers of the transmitted information or the transmitted information itself.

The protection of your personal data in the collection, processing and usage on the occasion of your visit to our Web page is very important to us and is carried out within the scope of the statutory provisions; you may find information on these, e.g., at www.bfd.bund.de.

In the following, we explain to you what information we collect during your visit to our website and how this is used:

 

1. Collection and storage of personal data, as well as the type and purpose of its use

 

a) When visiting the website

Each time a client (or other visitor) accesses our website, the Internet browser used by your terminal (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) automatically sends information to our website’s servers. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file.

The following data will be collected without your assistance and saved until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the inquiring computer, as well as device ID or individual device identifier and type of device,
  • Name of the data retrieved and the amount of data transmitted, as well as date and time of retrieval,
  • Notification of successful retrieval,
  • Referrer URL,
  • Description of the type of Internet browser used and, where applicable, the operating system of your terminal, as well as the name of your Internet access provider,
  • Data on your browser history and your standard web log information,
  • Location data, including location data from your mobile device. Please note that you can regulate or deactivate the usage of location services on most mobile devices in the mobile device’s settings menu.

Our legitimate interests for the collection of data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit f GDPR are based on the following purposes: guaranteeing trouble-free connections and convenient usage of the website, analysis of system security and stability and for other administrative purposes.

In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions concerning your person.

 

b) When using our contact form

For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us through a contact form provided on the website. If you send us inquiries by way of the contact form, your information from the inquiry form will be saved, including the contact information you provided, in order to handle the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent.

In this respect, at least the following information is required: e-mail address and your name, so that we know who is making the inquiry and in order for us to be able to respond. The processing of data entered into the contact form therefore occurs solely on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, it is sufficient to send an informal message via e-mail to qngrafpuhgm+oofm+qr. The legality of the data processing procedures that take place up to revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation.

We will retain the data you entered into the contact form until you request its deletion or revoke your consent to storage or until the purpose of the data storage becomes inapplicable (e.g., after handling of your inquiry has concluded). Obligatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – shall remain unaffected.

 

c) Contact by e-mail

When you contact us by e-mail, the data you convey to us (your e-mail address and, where applicable, your name and your telephone number) will be stored in order to answer your questions. We will delete the incoming data in this connection after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are statutory retention obligations. The data we process shall be deleted pursuant to Art. 17 and 18 GDPR as soon as it is no longer required for your purposes and its deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other purposes permitted by law, its processing will be limited. This means that the data will be blocked and will not be processed for other purposes. This applies, e.g., to data that must be retained for reasons related to commercial or tax law.

 

2. Disclosure of personal data

Your data is not transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those described below:

We only disclose your data to third parties, if:

 

  • you have granted your express consent according to (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR),
  • it is necessary for the execution of a contractual relationship with you (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR),
  • there is a statutory obligation to disclose (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR),
  • disclosure is necessary to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have a predominant interest in non-disclosure of your data that is worthy of protection (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR).

In these cases, the scope of the transmitted data, however, is restricted to only the required minimum.

Our data protection provisions are consistent with the effective statutory data protection provisions and the data will only be processed in the Federal Republic of Germany / European Union. Transmission to third countries does not take place and is not intended.

 

3. Rights of the data subject

Upon request, we are pleased to inform you whether and what personal data related to your person is stored (Art. 15 GDPR), in particular of the purpose of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data was or is to be disclosed, the planned duration of storage, the existence of the right to correction, erasure, limitation of processing or objection, the existence of the right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data if we did not collect it, as well as on the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling.

You also have the right to correct any falsely collected personal data or to complete any incompletely collected data (Art. 16 GDPR).

Furthermore, you have the right to demand that we limit the processing of your data, provided that the statutory conditions for this exist (Art. 18 GDPR).

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request the transmission to another responsible person (Art. 20 GDPR).

In addition, you also have the so-called “right to be forgotten”, i.e., you may request that we delete your personal data, provided that the statutory conditions for this exist (Art. 17 GDPR).

Irrespective of this, we will automatically delete your personal data when the purpose of the data collection ceases to exist or if the data processing is carried out in a wrongful manner.

 

Pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to revoke the consent you once granted to us at any time. This means that we can no longer continue to process the data on which this consent is based in the future.

You also have the right to file an objection to the processing of your personal data at any time, if the right to object is provided for by law. In the case of an effective revocation, we will also automatically delete your personal data (Art. 21 GDPR).

If you wish to avail yourself of your right to revoke or object, an e-mail sent to qngrafpuhgm+oofm+qr will suffice.

In cases of violation of the data protection provisions, you have the opportunity to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.

 

4. Duration of data storage

We will store the collected data as long as this is necessary for the execution of agreements you made with us or you have not exercised your right to erasure or your right to the transmission of data to another company.

 

5. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that your browser automatically creates and are filed on your terminal when you visit our website. Information is filed in the cookie that results in each case in connection with the specific terminal that is used. However, this does not mean that we immediately receive information on your identity. The use of cookies initially serves to make the usage of our services easier for you.

We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual sub-pages on our website. Thus, as soon as you have registered, your password is saved for the duration of your visit to our website and switching between sub-pages, so that you do not have to re-enter it each time. These session cookies are automatically deleted when you leave our website.

In order to optimize the user-friendliness, we install temporary cookies that are stored for a certain period of time on your terminal. If you revisit our website in order to utilize our services, you are automatically recognized as a repeat visitor and the input and settings you have chosen are recognized so that you do not have to re-enter these.

We also use cookies to statistically record and analyze the usage of our website and optimize our offerings for you. These cookies allow us to automatically recognize your browser upon your next visit to our website. These cookies will be automatically deleted after a certain period of time. The data processed by the cookies is required for the designated purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests, as well as those of third parties, according to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. If you do not wish for us to recognize information on your computer, you can configure your Internet browser to delete all cookies from your computer’s hard drive, to block all cookies or to warn you before cookies are stored. You can find out how to delete or block cookies in the help or support section of your Internet browser. There you will find instructions on how to search for the file or index in which cookies are stored. Please note in any case that if cookies are completely deactivated, the functionality of our website may be limited.

In providing our Internet offering, we use Java applets and JavaScript. If you do not wish to activate these tools or active contents for security reasons, you should deactivate the relevant settings in your browser. 

 

6. Online marketing / Analysis tools

 

a) Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager is a solution through which marketers can manage website tags through an interface. The Tool Tag Manager itself (that implements the tags) is a cookie-free domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool provides for the activation of other tags that potentially collect data on their part. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If there is a deactivation on the level of the domain or cookie, this remains for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager. http://www.google.de/tagmanager/use-policy.html

Click here in order to be excluded from collection through the Google Tag Manager.

 

b) Google Analytics

For the purpose of appropriate presentation and ongoing optimization of our website, we use Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this connection, pseudonymous user profiles are created and cookies installed (also see no. 5). The cookie gathers information about how you use this website, such as type of browser and browser version, the operating system used, the host name of the referring computer (IP address) and the time of the server request, and this information is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. Google uses this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to assemble reports about website activities and to render further services linked to website and Internet usage for the purposes of market research and render appropriate presentation of this website. For these purposes, we also have a legitimate interest in data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Sec. 15 para. 3 German Telemedia Act in connection with Art. 6, para 1 lit. f GDPR.

This information is also transmitted to third parties if required, provided that this is prescribed by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. In no case is your IP address combined with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an attribution is not possible (so-called IP masking).

The data transmitted by us and connected with cookies, user names (e.g., user ID) or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data for which the retention period has been reached automatically takes place once per month.

You can find further information on the terms of use and data protection from Google Analytics at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

You can prevent the installation and storage of cookies through the relevant setting in your browser software; however, we advise you that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in their entirety.

Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in under the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, in particular for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be installed that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Google Analytics is deactivated. The opt-out cookie is only valid for this browser and only for this website and will be stored on your device. If you delete the cookies from your browser, you must re-install the opt-out cookie.

 

7. Data security

We aim to use all necessary technical and organizational security measures to store your personal data so that it is not accessible to either third parties or to the public. If you wish to contact us by e-mail, we hereby advise you that the confidentiality of the transmitted information cannot be completely guaranteed in this type of communication. Therefore, we recommend that you send us confidential information solely by mail.

 

8. Currency and amendment of this Data Protection Policy

This Data Protection Policy is currently valid.

Due to continuing development of our website and offerings or due to amended statutory or official standards, it may be necessary to amend this Data Protection Policy. You can access and print the appropriate current data protection policy at any time on the website at http://www.bbsz.de/datenschutz.html.

Name and contact information of the person responsible for processing

This data protection information is effective for data processing by:
Bergemann Schönherr & Partner - Erika-Mann-Strasse 53 - 80636 Munich
Tel: +49 89 540 465 100 -  Fax: +49 89 540 465 111 -  E-mail: info@bbsz.de

Data protection officer:
Thomas Neuwert  -  neto consulting  -  Prinzregentenstr. 7  -  83022 Rosenheim
Tel: +49 831 79 87 66-0 - E-mail: datenschutz@bbsz.de