Privacy policy

1. Name and contact details of the data controller and the company data protection officer

This data protection notice applies to data processing by Gentz und Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB (hereinafter: Gentz und Partner or Gentz), Wallstraße 59, 10179 Berlin, Email: mail@gentz.de , Phone: +49 (0)30 -400 416 400, Fax: +49 (0)30 – 400 416 500. The company data protection officer of Gentz und Partner can be reached at the above address or at datenschutz@gentz.de.

 

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use when visiting our website

You can visit our website www.gentz.de without providing any personal information. When you call up our website www.gentz.de, information is automatically sent to our website server by the browser used on your end device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

– IP address of the requesting computer,
– Date and time of access,
– Name and URL of the accessed file,
– website from which the access was made (referrer URL),
– browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

 

The aforementioned data is processed by us for the following purposes:

– Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website,
– Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
– evaluation of system security and stability as well as
– for other administrative purposes.

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

 

3. Transfer of data

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

– you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.
– have given your express consent to this,
– the disclosure is required under Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
– in the event that there is a legal obligation for disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. c DSGVO, as well as
– this is legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

 

4. Use of cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies. These are small text files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. In the cookie, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. This does not mean, however, that we gain direct knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been to our site and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been to our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice always appears before a new cookie is created. Complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

 

5. Analysis tools

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc (“Google”). The provider is Google Inc,1600 Amphitheatrae Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website (including the IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. We point out that in this case not all functions of the website may be fully available.

Users who do not wish their visit data to be collected by Google Analytics JavaScript can install the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. This add-on prevents the sending of visit information to Google Analytics via the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js). The browser add-on can be used with most modern browsers. Click here for more information on the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

The use of Google Analytics is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1lit. f DSGVO. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

 

6. Data subject rights

You have the right

– Pursuant to Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future;
– to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you may request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
– pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, to request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without undue delay;
– pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
– pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO;
– pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller;
– complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office for this purpose.

 

7. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation. If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to datenschutz@gentz.de is sufficient.

 

8. Data security

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

 

9. Up-to-dateness and changes of this privacy policy

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status of May 20, 2018. Due to the further development of the website or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at www.gentz.de.