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Data protection

Preamble
The law firm ASG │Asche Stein Glockemann Verstl Wiezoreck (“ASG”) operates an internet portal under the internet address www.aschestein.de to provide information about its advisory services as a law, tax and auditing firm. We attach particular importance to the protection of the personal data of the users of our internet portal. With this data protection policy, we would like to inform you as a user of our internet portal whether and how your personal data will be processed.

Provider and controller within the meaning of Section 24 GDPR:
ASG | Asche Stein Glockemann Verstl Wiezoreck
Attorneys at Law - Tax Consultants - Auditors
Neuer Wall 54
20354 Hamburg
Tel. +49 40 413441-0
Fax +49 40 413441-29
Email: kanzlei@aschestein.de
Internet: www.aschestein.de

1. Personal data
Personal data within the meaning of Section 4 (1) GDPR are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Information that is not directly associated with your real identity – such as favourite websites or number of users of a page – is not personal data.

These data are only collected, used and, if necessary, transmitted by us, provided that the legislator expressly permits such (this means that there is explicit legal authorisation) or you as a user agree to the collection, processing, use and transmission of the data.

2. Server log files
As soon as you open our pages, information is automatically collected by us or our webspace operator. This involves so-called server log files, which do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the user. Among other things, the following is recorded:

  • Name of the website,
  • File,
  • Date,
  • Data volume,
  • Web browser and web browser version,
  • Operating system,
  • Domain name of your internet provider,
  • So-called referrer URL (the page from which you came to our pages – e.g. Google in the context of a search query) and the IP address.

Without this data it would not be technically possible to deliver and present the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of the data is absolutely necessary.

3. Contact form
If you fill out the contact form on our website, an e-mail with this data will be generated and forwarded to us. In this context, the information you provided will first be stored in order to be able to answer your enquiry and ask possible follow-up questions. As a rule, erasure takes place at the latest after 3 months if the law firm is not retained. Otherwise, we are obliged to keep the files for 5 years.

By filling out the contact form, personal data such as title, first name, surname, address, postal code, city, e-mail address, connection data (e.g. IP address) and telephone number are collected in order to be able to offer and carry out our services properly. Insofar as further data can be provided in addition to the mandatory data, such information is voluntary. Mandatory data fields are marked as such.

4. Use of personal data; contract data processing
We assure you that all personal data will be treated confidentially and that we will observe the relevant statutory provisions, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation, the new version of the German Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act, when processing and using data.

The data necessary for the transaction will be stored and processed by us. The processing serves in particular to answer your enquiry. In this context, we manage your personal data to communicate with you and for the purpose of preparing and carrying out the consultation.

Further use of your data will only take place if you have given your consent.

In the context of the processing and use of personal data, we partly make use of a service provider who carries out or supports processing and usage processes technically at our instructions. The service provider is obliged to comply with the statutory data protection regulations to the same extent as we are and also treats personal data confidentially; the statutory provisions on contract data processing, in particular the conclusion of a corresponding agreement and the monitoring of the service provider, are guaranteed.

5. Right to information and right to change as well as revocation of consent
As a user of our internet portal, you have the right at any time to request information about the personal data we have stored about you or to have it rectified. You can also revoke your consent to the storage and processing of your personal data at any time with effect for the future. In this case, we will block or erase data stored about your person in accordance with the statutory requirements. Informal notification is sufficient for this purpose:

ASG | Asche Stein Glockemann Verstl Wiezoreck
Attorneys at Law - Tax Consultants - Auditors
Neuer Wall 54
20354 Hamburg
Email: kanzlei@aschestein.de

Please note that in the event of the complete or extensive erasure of your data, we may not be able to provide our services or not be able to provide them completely.

6. Safety precautions
We take all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from loss and misuse. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. Should you wish to contact us by e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the information transmitted is not guaranteed. The content of e-mails can be viewed by third parties. We therefore recommend that you do not send us confidential information by e-mail. It is also important for you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your password and your computer. If you share your computer with others, be sure to log out after each session.

7. Use of cookies
We use cookies on our internet portal. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser; they enable us to analyse your use of the website and to store certain settings and data for exchange with our system via your browser. This storage helps us to design the website accordingly for you and makes it easier for you to use it, for example by storing certain entries in such a way that you do not have to repeat them all the time. The analysis helps to determine the frequency of use and number of users of our website. It is not used to study the user behaviour of certain users or to influence the selection of content offered. The identity of the users is not recorded. Your web browser can be set so that the storage of cookies is deactivated or you can refuse the storage in individual cases; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to the full extent.

8. Use of Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the user is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online services by users, to compile reports on activities within this online service and to provide us with other services associated with the use of this online service and the internet. Pseudonymous user profiles of the users may be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymization enabled. This means that the IP address of the users is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not merged with other Google data.

Users may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in their browser; users may also block the recording of data produced by the cookie and related to their usage of the online service from being sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google if they download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

9. Use of Google Maps
On our website we use the product Google Maps to display a location. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use by Google, one of its representatives, or third party providers in the case of data that is automatically collected and entered by you. You will find the terms of use of Google Maps under: www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html

10. Using Google Fonts
External fonts, Google Fonts, are used on our internet pages. Google Fonts is a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), which provides so-called web fonts from Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. The integration of these web fonts takes place by calling up a server, usually a server of Google in the USA. This will transmit our internet pages that you have visited to the server. The IP address of the browser on the visitor’s terminal device for these internet pages is also stored by Google. For more information, please refer to Google’s privacy policy, which can be found here:
www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about
www.google.com/policies/privacy/

11. Additional questions and information
If you have any additional questions about our data protection, please write to us at kanzlei@aschestein.de, and we will try to dispel your concerns. We reserve the right to send you notices about our policies from time to time. However, you should visit our website regularly nonetheless and take note of any changes. Unless otherwise stated, the use of any information we have about you and your customer accounts is subject to this data protection policy.

12. Data protection officer
You can reach the ASG data protection officer, Svenja Küttner, at:
datenschutz@aschestein.de