Data Protection Declaration

  • Berlin:
    Potsdamer Platz 5

    10785 Berlin
    Tel.: +49 (30) 25353-0
    Fax: +49 (30) 25353-999
  • Frankfurt am Main:
    An der Welle 3

    60322 Frankfurt/Main
    Tel.: +49 (69) 247047-0
    Fax: +49 (69) 247047-30
  • Munich:
    Hofstatt 1
    Entrance Färbergraben 16
    80331 München
    Tel.: +49 (89) 24240-0
    Fax: +49 (89) 24240-999


Information on Data Processing

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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 []
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.

2.2. Cookies

In addition to the aforementioned access data, when utilizing the website, so-called cookies are stored in the Internet browser of the end device you use. These are small text files with a series of numbers that are saved locally in the cache of the browser used. Cookies do not become part of the PC system and cannot execute any programs. They make our website more user-friendly. The use of cookies may be required for technical purposes or may take place for other reasons (e.g., analysis / assessment of website usage). We only use cookies that are required for technical purposes.
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 ( and we will forward it to them.

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
  • Max-Planck-Förderstiftung
  • 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.

6. Deletion

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: November 2019