Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

1.1 General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

1.2 Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

2. General information and mandatory information

2.1 Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

2.2 Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

HSMV - Hansen Schotenroehr Müller Voets
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft

Grafenberger Allee 337b
40235 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 875 42 0
Mail info@hsmv.de

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

2.4 Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

2.5 SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

2.6 Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

3. Data protection officer

3.1 Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

DATEV eG
Werner Schmidgruber
IT-Strategie, IT-Sicherheit & Datenschutz | BA-B412
Paumgartnerstr. 6 – 14
90429 Nürnberg
Germany

4. Data collection on our website

4.1 Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address
  • These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

5. Plugins and tools

5.1.Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

5.2 Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

5.3 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Information is collected about your use of the website, including browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address or date/time of the request. 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 cookies about your use of these web pages is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Because IP anonymisation is activated on these web pages, your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or the EEA (European Economic Area) and only transmitted anonymously. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. This transmission is based on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services to the website operator in connection with website and Internet usage.

Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter f DSGVO. The basis for the processing of user data are our legitimate interests in the optimisation of our Internet presence, in particular its range and user-friendliness, as well as the best possible presentation of the contents of our website, and ultimately the promotion of our business interests associated with this.

The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the websites (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link. The link is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout Alternatively, in individual cases you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents your data from being collected in the future when you visit this website: Deactivate Google Analytics. Further information can be obtained from Google at https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners

Obligatory Information acc. to Art. 12 contd. GDPR