Data Protection

Data Protection

§ 1 Name and contact details of the controller and the data protection officer

This data protection policy applies to data processing by (controller):

Michael & Siebert Attorneys at Law Partnership Company mbB

as well as

Notary Rolf M. Siebert

Kennedyallee 53, D-60596 Frankfurt am Main,

Phone: +49 (69) 6 33 00 80, Fax: +49 (69) 6 33 00 888, E-Mail: mail@ms-law.eu

The data protection officer of Michael & Siebert Attorneys at Law Partnership Company mbB as well as of Notary Rolf M. Siebert can be contacted at the above address or under datenschutz@ms-law.eu.

 

§ 2 Collection and storage of personal data as well as the nature and purpose of their use

(1) When visiting the website

When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information will be collected without any action on your part and 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 made (referrer URL),

– the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

– ensuring a smooth connection to the website,

– ensuring comfortable use of our website,

– evaluation of the security and stability of the system as well as

– for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing inferences about your person.

In addition, we use cookies when you visit our website. Further details can be found under § 4 of this data protection statement.

(2) When using our contact form

We offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide your name and a valid e-mail address so that we know who the request came from and can answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

The data processing for the purpose of establishing contact with us is in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR based on your voluntarily granted consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of the request made by you.

 

 § 3 Transfer of data

There is no transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We only share your personal information with third parties if:

– you have given express consent to this pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR,

– transfer is required, pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a prevailing legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,

– in the event that there is a legal obligation to transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, as well as

– insofar as it is permitted by law and according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR is required for the settlement of contractual relationships with you.

 

 § 4 Cookies

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

The cookie stores information resulting from the connection with the specific terminal used. However, this does not mean that we receive direct knowledge of your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our offers more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our page.

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.

The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes mentioned in order to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as third parties according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notification always appears before a new cookie is created. However, disabling cookies completely may mean that you cannot use all features of our website.

 

 § 5 Data subject rights

You have the right:

– to demand information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can demand information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned retention period, the right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a right to complain, the origin of your data if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about the details of this;

– in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately demand the correction or completion of personal data stored by us;

– to demand, in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is required for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of the public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;

– to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you reject its deletion, and we no longer need the data but you require it 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 receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another controller;

– in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to revoke your once granted consent at any time. In consequence, we will no longer be allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future, and

– to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you may contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or of the location of our office.

 

 § 6 Right of objection

If your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct mail. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without the need for indication of any particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to datenschutz@ms-law.eu.

 

 § 7 Data security

Within your visit to our website we use the prevalent SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. In general, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether an individual page of our website is encrypted is shown by the closed representation of the key or lock icon 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.

 

 § 8 Timeliness and amendments to this privacy policy

This privacy policy is valid currently and as of May 2018.

As a result of the further development of our website and offers thereof or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this data protection statement. The current data protection statement can be viewed and printed by you at any time at our website under https://michael-siebert.de/datenschutz/.

 

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