Data Protection Declaration www.pplaw.com
Potsdamer Platz 5
Tel.: +49 (30) 25353-0
Fax: +49 (30) 25353-999
- Frankfurt am Main:
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Tel.: +49 (69) 247047-0
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Tel.: +49 (89) 24240-0
Fax: +49 (89) 24240-999
With this data privacy notice, we inform you pursuant to Art. 12 of how, to what extent and for what purposes we process personal data in
- • the use of our website (see 2.)
- • advisory by P+P (see 3.)
1. Responsible party and data protection officer
The responsible party in terms of the Data Protection Act: P+P Pöllath + Partners Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater mbB [https://www.pplaw.com/en/imprint]
Data protection officer: Anna Cardillo, c/o P+P Pöllath + Partners, Potsdamer Platz 5, 10785 Berlin, Telephone +49 (30) 253 53 0, Email: DSB@pplaw.com2. Website: Processing of your personal data
2. Website: Processing of your personal data
2.1. Use of the website, access data
In principle, you may use our website for solely informational purposes without disclosing your identity. When accessing particular pages of the website accordingly, only the access data are transmitted to our provider so that the website can be displayed for you. This includes the following data:
- Type / version of browser,
- Operating system used,
- Language and version of the browser software,
- Host name of the end device accessing the website,
- IP address,
- Website from which the request comes,
- Content of the request (specific page),
- Date and time of the server inquiry,
- Access status / HTTP status code
- Referrer URL (the page previously visited),
- The amount of data transmitted,
- Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
The temporary processing of the IP address by the system is necessary to technically enable the delivery of the website to your computer. Processing of your IP address for the duration of the session is required for this purpose. The legal basis of this processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.
The access data will not be used to identify individual users and will not be combined with other data sources. The access data will be deleted when it is no longer necessary to fulfill the purpose of its processing. When data is collected to provide access to the website, this takes place when you terminate the session on the website.
IP addresses are stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. Furthermore, the data serves to optimize the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. The data is not analyzed for marketing purposes in this context. The data is generally deleted after seven days at the latest; in individual cases, processing beyond this time period may take place. In this case, the IP address will be deleted or encrypted so that it is no longer possible to associate it with the accessing client.
The collection of data to provide access to the website and processing of data in log files is mandatory for operation of the website.
Some elements of our Internet site require that the retrieving browser also be identified after switching to another page. For example, the cookies then process the following data:
- Language settings.
The user data collected by cookies required for technical purposes is not processed to create a user profile. We also use so-called "session cookies" that store a session ID, which allows for the correlation of various requests made by your browser during the collective session. Session cookies are required to use the website. In particular, they allow us to recognize your end device upon your next visit to our website. We utilize session cookies to make using our website more effective and appealing. The session cookies are deleted as soon as you log off or close the browser. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
Most browsers are initialized so that they automatically accept cookies. You can file an objection to this processing. Your right to object exists based on reasons arising from your particular situation. We will not further process your data, unless we can substantiate compelling reasons for processing that require protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms and moreover, if the processing serves the enforcement and exercise of or defense against legal claims (Art. 21 (1) GDPR). You can configure your Internet browser so that the transmission of cookies is deactivated or limited. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time and you can activate automatic deletion of cookies. If cookies for our website are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
2.3. Newsletter and email advertising by P+P and P+P Training GmbH
If you wish to receive our newsletter and register for it, we will collect your email address and send you a confirmation email with a confirmation link; you must click on the link to subscribe to our newsletter.
Furthermore, if we advise you we will include you on our mailing list to send you email advertisements for our related services, unless you have objected to this use of your email address.
You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and you may oppose email advertising at any time. You will see an opportunity to unsubscribe or submit an opposition in each newsletter and any other advertising email we send you, as well as here.
If you have given your consent, we will pass on your email address and, if applicable, other contact data to P+P Training GmbH, so that they may send you email advertising for their services (in particular continuing education and trainings). You may revoke your consent directly to P+P Training GmbH. You will have the opportunity to submit an objection in each email. You may also revoke consent through P+P (https://www.pplaw.com/en/newsletter-cancellation) and we will forward it to them.
2.4. P+P COVID-19 Impact Tool
On our website, we use the "COVID-19 Impact Tool" from BRYTER GmbH (Uhlandstrasse 175, 10719 Berlin; hereinafter: "BRYTER") to provide you, in particular, with helpful information on assistance measures and information on legal innovations in connection with COVID-19.
To use the COVID-19 Impact Tool, you may select between the listed legal fields and topics within the superimposed tool that suit your particular query. By clicking on your chosen topics, you will be given the requested information in automated form. Under the subsequent specific topic, if you have further questions you may address a question to the responsible contact person to receive more information and to contact us directly. In order to forward your question or message to the responsible contact person, the "COVID-19 Impact Tool" processes end device information such as, e.g., your IP address and the time of access, as well as the information you entered and your personal details, particularly contact information such as, e.g., your first and last name, the company name and your e-mail address.
When you contact the responsible contact person, we will process the personal data you give us to answer your query and give you the requested information. To process your query, it is mandatory that you provide us your first and last name and your e-mail address; providing the company name is optional. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR and Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR, if the intention of making contact is to conclude an agreement. If the query is made with the intention to conclude an agreement, providing your details is required and obligatory to conclude an agreement. If you do not provide your details, it is not possible to conclude or execute an agreement in the form of contacting us or processing the query. If the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f), our legitimate interests lie in improving both the quality of our service and our communication with visitors to our website, interested parties and clients.
In addition, we process your data for the purpose of statistical analysis, particularly to analyze the interaction with the "COVID-19 Impact Tool" in the form of anonymized statistics, e.g., on what topics or questions interested our website users to continuously improve our information and specific topics and identify any mistakes by using this information. For this purpose, particularly the data mentioned in the section "Use of the Website" will be processed and processed on the BRYTER servers through embedded programming interfaces; i.e., end device and browser information such as, e.g., your IP address, the time and duration of utilization of the "COVID-19 Impact Tool" and the total number of users. We thereby receive statistical information on how many users have utilized the "COVID-19 Impact Tool" and can then determine how appealing the topics offered within the tool are for our users. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests in the processing lie in the statistical analysis of the utilization of the tool and improving the quality of service and communication.
We will delete the data accrued in this connection after the processing is no longer necessary – generally two years after termination of the communication – or if necessary, we will restrict processing to comply with the existing legal obligation to retain data. You can find further information on data protection in connection with BRYTER's "COVID-19 Impact Tool" under https://bryter.io/privacy-policy/.
You may file an objection to the processing. Your right to object exists for reasons arising from your particular situation. You may exercise your right to object by contacting those listed in the section "Responsible Provider".
3. Advisory by P+P
We hereby inform you about the processing of your personal data when we advise or legally represent you as attorneys or tax advisors.
3.1. Requirement for providing your personal data, purposes of processing and legal basis
We process your personal data to establish and execute the client-lawyer relationship. Providing your personal data is required for this purpose. If you do not provide your personal data, the establishment and execution of the client-lawyer relationship may not be possible. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.
3.2. Recipients and categories of recipients
Your personal data will or can be transmitted to the following recipient or categories of recipients:
- P+P Training GmbH (see 2.2.)
- Berliner Steuergespräche e.V.
- Münchner Unternehmenssteuerforum e.V.
- Münchner M&A Forum e.V.
- Funds Forum Frankfurt
- Stiftung Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe
- Stiftung ex oriente
- Courts or authorities who are involved in your case.
- Third parties who are involved in your case, such as the opposing party and their authorized proxies.
- Colleagues from other law firms whom we consult on your case.
4. Transmission to third parties
We only transmit the personal data described here, if this is necessary to provide our services or is stipulated by law within this scope (see Art. 6 (1) letters a and c GDPR). Within the scope of the purposes stipulated herein, personal data will be transmitted to service providers who work for and support us, particularly in providing our services. In addition to their statutory obligation to comply with all data protection provisions, these service providers are bound by us to further contractual guidelines for data protection. This regularly incorporates an obligation as data processor according to Art. 28 (3) GDPR.
Furthermore, we only transmit personal data to third parties, if you have previously consented to this or if we have legal authorization to do so. You may revoke any possible consent you have granted with future effect. We only divulge your data to public agencies within the scope of statutory obligations or due to official orders or court decision and only insofar as this is permitted in accordance with data protection law.
5. Transmission in countries outside the EU
Insofar as it is necessary for our purposes, we may also transmit your data to recipients outside of the EU. We will only do this within the scope of the data protection requirements for transmissions to third countries, if it is guaranteed that the recipient of the data can ensure appropriate data protection standards in terms of Chapter V of the GDPR and no other interests that require protection conflict with transmission of the data.
We delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes for which it was processed and if there is no conflicting legal obligation to retain the data.
7. Your rights
At any time, you may request information on your personal data stored by P+P free of charge and – if the statutory conditions exist – request the correction, deletion and restriction of the processing of this data. If P+P processes your data to pursue legitimate interests, you may exercise your right to object. Whether and to what extent these rights exist in particular cases and what conditions apply thereto follow from the law, in particular the GDPR. In addition, the GDPR grants you a right to the data portability under certain circumstances. If you have granted consent subject to data protection law, you may revoke this at any time with future effect. Further, you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible data protection supervisory authority. However, if you have questions or complaints about data protection at P+P, we recommend that you first contact our data protection officer.
To exercise these rights and for other questions regarding data privacy, please contact our managing data protection officer (see no. 1). To ensure rapid processing of your issues, we recommend that you give us your surname, first name and, if available, your email address; in case of an objection after receipt of advertising, please also send us a copy of the advertisement.
8. No automated decision on individual cases
We do not utilize your personal data for automated decisions on individual cases in terms of Art. 22 (1) GDPR.
9. Amendment of the data privacy notice
New statutory provisions, business decisions or technical developments may require amendments of our data privacy notice. We will amend the data privacy notice accordingly. You can always find the current version on our website.
Status: May 2020