24.11.2020

Privacy Policy

1. Name and contact details of the controller

This privacy policy provides information about the processing of personal data on the law firm's website:

Controller:

Law firm Starke & Partner, BGB-Company (BGB-Gesellschaft),
Tax Consultant and Auditor

Auditor/Tax Consultant
Dipl.-Kfm. Ulrich Starke
ulrich.starke@starke-partner.de

Tax Consultant
Hans-Willi Petersen
hans-willi.petersen@starke-partner.de

Tax Consultant
Dipl.-Bw. (FH) Sven Peschel
sven.peschel@starke-partner.de

Address:

Lilienthalstraße 8
24941 Flensburg
Tel. 0461 / 58 78-0
Fax 0461 / 58 78-78

Contact Details of the Data Protection Officer:

Our data protection officer is Mrs. Maren Rasmussen. She can be reached at the address Lilienthalstraße 8 in Flensburg, telephone no. 0461 / 5878-0, fax no. 0461 / 5878-78, maren.rasmussen@starke-partner.de.

2. Scope and purpose of processing personal data

2.1 Accessing the Website

When this website, www.starke-partner.de, is accessed, data is automatically sent to the server of this website by the Internet browser used by the visitor and stored in a log file for a limited period of time. Until automatic deletion, the following data will be stored without further entry by the visitor:

  • IP address of the visitor's terminal device,
  • Date and time of access by the visitor,
  • Name and URL of the page accessed by the visitor,
  • Website from which visitors are accessing the law firm's website (so-called referrer URL),
  • Browser and operating system of the visitor's terminal device and the name of the access provider used by the visitor.

The processing of this personal data is justified on the basis of Article 6(1), first sentence, letter f) of the GDPR. The law firm has a legitimate interest in data processing for the purpose of

  • quickly establishing a connection to the law firm's website,
  • enabling user-friendly use of the website,
  • recognizing and guaranteeing the security and stability of the systems, and
  • facilitating and improving the administration of the website.

The processing does not take place expressly for the purpose of gaining knowledge about the person visiting the website.

3. Disclosure of data

Personal data will be transmitted to third parties if

  • in accordance with Article 6(1), sentence 1, letter a) of the GDPR, this was expressly consented to by the data subject,
  • the disclosure pursuant to Article 6(1) sentence 1, letter f) GDPR is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in your data not being transferred,
  • a legal obligation exists for data transmission in accordance with Article 6(1), sentence 1, letter c) GDPR has, and/or
  • this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with the data subject pursuant to Article 6(1), sentence 1, letter b) of the GDPR.

In other cases, personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

4. Your rights as a data subject

If your personal data are processed during your visit to our website, you, as the "data subject", are entitled to the following rights within the meaning of the GDPR:

4.1 Information

You may request information from us as to whether your personal data is being processed by us. There is no right to information if the provision of the requested information would violate the duty of confidentiality pursuant to § 83 StBerG or if the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular, because of the predominant legitimate interest of a third party. Deviating from this, there may be an obligation to provide information if your interests outweigh the interest of confidentiality, especially taking into account any impending damage. Furthermore, the right to information is excluded if the data are stored only because they may not be deleted due to legal or statutory retention periods or serve exclusively purposes of data protection or data protection control, provided that the provision of information would require a disproportionately high effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by suitable technical and organisational measures. If, in your case, the right to information is not excluded and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from us concerning the following points:

  • purposes of the processing,
  • categories of personal data processed by you,
  • recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data is disclosed, in particular, recipients in third countries,
  • if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the storage period,
  • the existence of a right to rectification, deletion or limitation of the processing of personal data concerning you, or a right of opposition to such processing,
  • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection,
  • if the personal data has not been collected from you as the data subject, the available information on the origin of the data;
  • where applicable, the existence of automated decision making, including profiling and meaningful information on the logic involved, as well as the scope and intended effects of automated decision making,
  • in the case of transmissions to recipients in third countries, if the EU Commission has not decided on the adequacy of the level of protection pursuant to Article 45(3) GDPR, information on the appropriate guarantees provided for the protection of personal data pursuant to Article 46(2) GDPR.

4.2 Correction and completion

If you find that we have collected incorrect personal data from you, you can request us to rectify this incorrect data immediately. In the case of incomplete personal data concerning you, you may request its completion.

4.3 Deletion

You have a right to cancellation ("right to be forgotten"), provided that the processing is not necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression, the right to information, or to fulfil a legal obligation or to perform a task which is in the public interest and one of the following reasons applies:

  • Your personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was processed.
  • The basis of justification for the processing was exclusively based on your consent, which you have revoked.
  • You have filed an objection to the processing of your personal data, which we have made public.
  • You have objected to the processing of personal data not made public by us and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing.
  • Your personal data has been unlawfully processed.
  • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject.

There is no claim for deletion if deletion is not possible or possible only with disproportionate effort in the case of legal, non-automated data processing due to the special type of storage and you have no particular interest in the deletion. In this case, the restriction of processing takes the place of deletion.

4.4 Limitation of processing

You may request us to restrict processing if one of the following reasons applies:

  • You deny the accuracy of your personal data. In this case, the restriction may be required for the duration that enables us to verify the accuracy of the data.
  • The processing is unlawful and, instead of deletion, you request restriction of the use of your personal data.
  • We no longer need your personal data for the purposes of processing, but you require them for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
  • You have filed an objection pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR. The restriction of processing may be required as long as it is not yet clear whether our justified reasons outweigh your reasons.

Restriction of processing means that personal data will be processed only with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of rights claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we are obliged to inform you about this.

4.5 Data transferability

You have a right to transferability of data, provided that the processing is based on your consent (Article 6(1), sentence 1, letter a) or Article 9(2), letter a) GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a contracting party and the processing is carried out using automated procedures. In this case, the right to data transfer includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons: You can request us to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You have the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from us. If technically feasible, you can request that we transfer your personal data directly to another controller.

4.6 Objections

If the processing is based on Article 6(1), sentence 1, letter e) GDPR (performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Article 6(1) sentence 1, letter f) GDPR (legitimate interest of the person responsible or a third party), you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for reasons arising from your particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on Article 6(1), sentence 1, letter e) or letter f) of the GDPR. After exercising the right of objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds worthy of protection for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You may, at any time, object to the processing of personal data concerning you for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling in connection with such direct marketing. After exercising this right of objection, we will no longer use the personal data concerned for direct marketing purposes.

You have the option of informing our law firm informally of your objection by telephone, email, fax or writing to the postal address listed at the beginning of this privacy policy.

4.7 Revocation of consent

You are at all times entitled to revoke your authorisation, effective for the future. The revocation of the consent can be communicated informally by telephone, by email, if necessary by fax or to our postal address. The legality of the data processing, which is based on the consent until receipt of the revocation, is not affected by the revocation. After receipt of the revocation the data processing, which was based exclusively on your consent, is stopped.

4.8 Complaint

If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority responsible for the place of your residence or work or for the place of the alleged infringement.

5. Status and updating of this privacy policy

This privacy policy is valid as of May 25, 2018. We reserve the right to update the privacy policy in due course in order to improve data protection and/or adapt it to changes in official practice or case law.