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Data Privacy Policy

1. General remarks and mandatory information

Data Protection

Any personal data collected through this website will be treated in accordance with the statutory data protection rules and this data protection declaration. For data transmission on this website, an SSL or TLS encryption is used for security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as website host.

Information concerning the responsible body

The body responsible for the data processing of this website is:

Peters, Schönberger & Partner mbB and PSP Peters Schönberger GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
– as jointly responsible parties (see below) –
Schackstraße 2
80539 Munich

Tel.: +49 89 38172-0
Fax: +49 89 38172-204
Email: psp@psp.eu
Internet: www.psp.eu

Peters, Schönberger & Partner mbB and PSP Peters Schönberger GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft process personal data as joint controllers in terms of Article 26 GDPR since they jointly determine the purposes and means of processing. The duties to provide information when personal data are obtained pursuant to data protection law will be exercised by the company obtaining the data (which may also be jointly as the case may be). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the data subject can address itself to each of the processors, e.g. as regards the exercising of the rights of the data subject. A transmission of the personal data transmitted to or obtained by one of the companies to the respective other company will take place to the extent this is necessary for the purposes for which the data has been transmitted or obtained.

Contact details of the data protection officer

  • E-Mail: datenschutz@psp.eu
  • Via post using the above address, addressed “for the attention of the data protection officer“

The right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority

If any data protection rules have been violated, you as the data subject have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Please click on the following link to find a list of the data protection officers of the federal states of Germany together with their contact details: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data processed by us by automated means based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically delivered to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request a direct transmission of the data to another responsible party, this may only be complied with to an extent which is technically feasible.

Right to access, restriction of processing, erasure

As part of the current statutory provisions, you have the right to gain access to your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of processing the data and, if necessary, a right to rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of the data at any time and free of charge. If you have any questions in this regard or in general about personal data, you can get in touch with us at any time under the contact details of the responsible body.

Processor

The personal data collected through this website is processed by our server host (processor) on our account. To the extent the collected data is also provided to other recipients besides the processor, this will be specified below under the individual data collections and data transmissions.Data collection with the exception of tools for analysis, social media and plugins

2. Data collection with the exception of tools for analysis, social media and plugins

Server log files

If you open this page, our provider automatically collects and stores information in what is known as server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. This is:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be consolidated with any other data sources.

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR forms the basis for data processing and allows the processing of data on the basis of a legitimate interest. In this case, there is a legitimate interest in operating the web server securely and without any malfunctions.

To ensure this, the server log files need to enable the recognition and tracking of attacks and malfunctions of the system. In order to recognise attack patterns and to trace back the attacker and/or his provider, any access to the server including the traceable source of the access (complete IP address) has to be stored for a specific period of time. The maximum period of time for the storage is seven days. This data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required.

You are entitled to object to the processing of your data at any time due to reasons relating to your particular situation. In this case, we will review on an individual basis whether we require your data for the remaining storage period in order to ensure an error-free operation of the web server. Should this not be the case, we will erase this data.

Contact form / newsletter / webinars / events

If you contact us via the contact form on our website or if you register for a newsletter or an event, we generally collect the data you entered for the purposes of direct marketing. The same applies if you register for a webinar hosted by us at our webinar provider (by using a link that is provided on our website or contained in the invitation email) and the webinar provider forwards to us the personal data collected from you. The processing for the purposes of direct marketing in particular also comprises the dispatch of (other) newsletters and publications as well as invitations to webinars or events. In relation to the processing of the personal data specified by you (including the personal data contained in the electronic communication when using the contact form), the information contained in the data protection declaration as well as the information additionally stated below apply pursuant to Art. 12 / 13 GDPR:

  • Purpose(s) of data processing:
    • Direct marketing, in particular general contacting, newsletter dispatch, invitations to webinars or events, dispatch of publications or information.
  • Legal basis/bases of data processing and legitimate interest:
    • Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR – direct marketing.
  • Additional recipients of personal data (besides our server host):
    • None.
  • Storage period of personal data and criteria for this:
    • Up until your objection.
  • Rights of the data subject:
    • In addition to the rights mentioned above, data subjects also have the right to object to the processing at any time.
  • Is the provision of personal data stipulated by law or contract or is it required for concluding a contract or is the data subject obliged to provide the personal data? What would be the consequences if this data was not provided? 
    • No.
  • Are decisions made by automated means including profiling?
    • No.

3. Social Media

Sharing of content via plugins (Facebook, Xing and LinkedIn)

The content of our web pages can be shared in social networks (Facebook, Xing and LinkedIn). For this purpose, there are links to the respective network on our website. These are just links and not what are known as plugins which already establish a connection to the network operator when loading the website. Only after clicking on the link does your browser – as is the case with any link – establish a connection to the server indicated in the link. There is no direct data transmission between our server and the network operator.

4. Analysis tool (Matomo (former Piwik))

On this website we use Matomo, an open source web analysis provider. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your usage of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the usage of the website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised before being saved. It is not possible to identify you as a person. Matomo cookies remain on your end device until you delete them.

If you do not agree to your data being stored and used, you can deactivate the storage and usage here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser which prevents Matomo from saving any usage data. If you delete the cookies, the opt-out cookie for Matomo will be deleted as well. The opt-out will need to be reactivated when you visit our page again.

5. Other plugins and tools

Google Maps

This web page uses the map provider Google Maps via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. In order to use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to transmit your IP address to one of Google’s servers in the USA where it will be stored. We do not have any influence on the modalities of this data transmission or the further processing of this data at Google.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our online offer appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to Google’s data protection declaration: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de.

Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts for the uniform illustration of fonts provided by Google. When opening a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using has to establish a connection to Google’s servers. Google thus becomes aware that our website was accessed via your IP address. Google web fonts are used here in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a standard font.

under https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Yumpu

For displaying the law firm’s brochures, this web page uses the services of i-magazine AG.

For this purpose, the browser you are using needs to establish a connection to the servers of i-magazine AG. i-magazine AG thus becomes aware that our website was accessed via your IP address. The services of i-magazine AG are used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR. The data protection declaration of i-magazine AG can be found here.

YouTube

Videos from YouTube are included on our site. If you view a page with an embedded video, the standard data will be transferred to Google, specifically the IP address, the specific address of the page viewed on our PSP website, and if applicable the page from which you reached us (link source), the identification of the browser can be transmitted as well as the system date and time of the view. Google may receive further data from cookies that have already been saved. Google is responsible for this data. No data will be transmitted to YouTube or Google without viewing pages with embedded videos.  

You can find further information on the handling of user data in YouTube’s data protection declaration here.

6. E-Mails

If you send us an e-mail, we process your contact data (such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number) for various purposes.

To the extent that we communicate with you as part of the initial approaches or fulfilment of a client engagement (“client”) or as part of the initial approaches or fulfilment of another contractual engagement (“supplier”) – regardless of whether this is with you or a company represented by you, an authority or another institution – personal data is also processed for these contract-related purposes. You have been provided with the respective information at the commencement of the contractual relationship. Otherwise, the respective information can be found here

To the extent that we communicate with you as part of processing a client engagement without you being our client or a representative of our client, the personal data you provide us with – regardless of the communication channel – is processed for purposes of fulfilling the client engagement with our client. The respective information can be found here

We process your contact data (such as name, address, email address, telephone number) – if necessary besides the purposes mentioned above – for purposes of direct marketing until you lodge an objection, which is possible at any time. The respective information can be found here.