Privacy statement

 

1.

Name and contact details of the data controller

This data protection information applies to data processing performed by:

Controller: Dr. Hartmann & Zaeske Rechtsanwälte, Partners Atty. Moritz Eschbach and Atty. Andreas Gerhard

Mozartstraße 34, 67655 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Email: rae@dr-hartmann-zaeske.de

Phone: +49 (0)631 – 61358

Fax: +49 (0)631 – 68648

 

2.

Collection and storage of personal data; type and purpose of use

  1. a) Visiting the website

When you visit our website at www.dr-hartmann-zaeske.de the browser used on your device automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is recorded without any action on your part and is stored until automated deletion:

 

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Website from which access is initiated (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:

  • To guarantee that the connection to the website is trouble-free
  • To guarantee convenient use of our website
  • To evaluate system security and stability, and
  • For other administrative purposes.

 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our justified interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. We never use the collected data to draw conclusions about you.

 

In addition, we use cookies and analytic services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations of this under Sections 4 and 5 of this privacy statement.

 

  1. b) Using our contact form

If you have any questions, we offer you the option of contacting us using a form provided on the website. To do so, you need to provide a valid email address so that we know who the inquiry is coming from and so that we may respond. You may provide further information at your option.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter a GDPR based on your freely granted consent.

The personal data that we collect from use of the contact form is automatically deleted after the question that you have submitted is answered.

 

3.

Transfer of data

We do not transmit your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will transfer your personal data to third parties only if:

  • you have provided your express consent according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter a GDPR
  • a transfer according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f GDPR is required to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a prevailing legitimate interest in preventing the transfer of your data
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation for the transfer according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter c GDPR, and
  • this is permitted by law and is necessary according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 b GDPR to fulfill contractual obligations with you.

 

4.

Cookies

We use cookies on our site. Cookies are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device and do not contain any viruses, Trojans, or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie associated in each case with the specific device used. But this does not mean that as a result we obtain knowledge directly about your identity.

Cookies are used, first, to make your use of our services more enjoyable. For instance, we use session cookies to determine that you have previously visited certain pages on our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

In addition, to improve usability, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to take advantage of our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made, so you do not have to re-enter them.

Second, we use cookies to statistically record and evaluate use of our website in order to optimize our services for you (see Section 5). When you visit our site again, these cookies allow us to automatically determine that you were here before. These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the stated purposes to protect our justified interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. But you may configure your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or to notify you before a new cookie is created. Fully disabling cookies, however, may result in your inability to use all of our website’s functions.

 

5.

Analysis tools

  1. a) Tracking tools

The tracking actions that we perform and that are listed below are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f GDPR. By performing these tracking actions, our goal is to ensure the tailored design and optimum performance of our website. We also perform tracking to statistically record and evaluate use of our website for the purpose of optimizing our services for you. These interests are justified according to the legal provisions cited above.

For the respective data processing purposes and data categories, please refer to the relevant tracking tools.

  • Google Analytics

 

For the tailored design and optimum performance of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/ intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies are used (see Section 4). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, including

  • browser type/version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • time of the server request

are transmitted to and stored on a server maintained by Google in the US. The information is used to evaluate use of the website, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and use of the Internet for the purposes of market research and tailored design of these web pages. This information may also be transmitted to third parties insofar as this is required by law or to the extent that third parties process this data by request. Your IP address is never combined with other data by Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that any assignment is impossible (IP masking). You may set your browser software to prevent installation of cookies; but please note that in that case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website.

In addition, you may download and install a browser add-on (https:// tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) to prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded and to prevent it from being processed by Google.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, in particular for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google analytics from recording this data by clicking on that link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being recorded when you visit this website in the future. The opt-out cookie functions only on this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies from this browser, you must reset the opt-out cookie.

For more information about privacy related to Google Analytics, see the Google Analytics Help Center:

https://support.google.com/analytics/?hl=de#topic=3544906

 

b)

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

To statistically record and evaluate the use of our website for the purpose of optimum performance, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. In doing so, Google Adwords will set a cookie (see Section 4) on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google ad.

These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer’s website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Every Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of Adwords customers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.

If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can also refuse the required setting of a cookie – for example, via a browser setting that disables the automatic setting of cookies by default. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com.” Google’s privacy policy for conversion tracking can be found here at https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html

 

6.

Social media Plug-ins

To promote our law firm, we use social plug-ins from the social networks Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on our website on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f GDPR. The underlying promotional purpose is a justified interest within the meaning of the GDPR. Each provider is responsible for privacy-compliant operation. We incorporate these plug-ins using the two-click method to protect visitors to our website in the best possible way.

  • Facebook

 

Our website uses social media plug-ins from Facebook to personalize their use. For this we use the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button. This is a service offered by Facebook.

If you visit a page on our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and is integrated by it into the website.

By integrating the plug-ins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website even if you do not have a Facebook account or currently are not logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for instance by clicking on the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button, the corresponding information is also directly transmitted to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be posted on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.

Facebook may use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research, and tailor-made Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook creates usage, interest, and relationship profiles, for example to evaluate your use of our website in relation to the advertisements shown to you on Facebook, to notify other Facebook users about your activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

To learn more about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the Facebook’s further processing and use of the data as well as your related rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy.

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

 

7.

Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients, to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to appeal, the source of your data if not collected by us, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR to request immediate rectification of incorrect, or completion of, your personal data stored with us;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR to request deletion of your personal data stored with us unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercising, defense of legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data to the extent that you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you reject its deletion, and we no longer need the data but you need to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
    • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR to obtain your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another controller;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR to notify us at any time that you are revoking the consent that you have previously provided. As a result, we will not be allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future, and
  • in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you may contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our law offices.

 

8.

Right to object

If your personal data is processed based on justified interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f GDPR you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR to the extent that there are reasons arising from your particular situation or the objection is aimed against direct- advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object which we will honor without specification of any particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right to revoke or object, simply send an email to rae@dr-hartmann-zaeske.de

 

9.

Data security

While you are visiting the website, we use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256 bit encryption, we will use 128 bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page on our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the engaged key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

 

10.

Updates and modifications of this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid as of May 2018. As our website evolves and offers become available, or as a result of changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. You can retrieve and print out the current privacy policy at any time by visiting our website at www.dr-hartmann-zaeske.de.