Data protection declaration
Data protection declaration
Name and contact details of the person responsible
This data protection declaration informs about the processing of personal data on the office website of:
Responsible: Constantin GmbH, Tilsiter Str. 1, 60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Contact details of the data protection officer:
Scope and purpose of the processing of personal data
2.1 Accessing the Website
When this website www.schommer-constantin.de is accessed, the Internet browser used by the visitor automatically sends data to the server of this website and stores it in a log file for a limited period of time. Until automatic deletion, the following data will be stored without further entry by the visitor:
- IP address of the visitor’s terminal device
- date and time of access by the visitor
- Name and URL of the page accessed by the visitor
- Website from which visitors access the law firm’s website (so-called referrer URL)
- Browser and operating system of the visitor’s terminal device and the name of the access provider used by the visitor
The processing of this personal data is justified in accordance with Article 6(1), first sentence, letter f) of the GDPR. The firm has a legitimate interest in data processing for the purpose of:
- to quickly establish a connection to the firm’s website
- to enable a user-friendly use of the website
- to recognize and guarantee the security and stability of the systems and
- to facilitate and improve the administration of the website.
The processing does not take place expressly for the purpose of gaining knowledge about the person of the visitor of the website.
2.2 Contact form
Visitors can use a contact form on the website to send news to the law firm. In order to receive a reply, at least a valid e-mail address is required. All further data can be given voluntarily by the inquiring person. By sending the message via the contact form, the visitor consents to the processing of the transmitted personal data. The data is processed exclusively for the purpose of processing and responding to enquiries via the contact form. This is done on the basis of voluntary consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR. The personal data collected for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted as soon as the inquiry is completed and there are no reasons for further storage (e.g. subsequent commissioning of our company).
By registering for the newsletter subscription, the visitor expressly agrees to the processing of the transmitted personal data. To subscribe to the newsletter, it’s only necessary to enter a visitor’s e-mail address. All further data can be given voluntary by the inquiring Person. The legal basis for processing the personal data of the visitor for the purpose of sending newsletters is the consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR.
Transmission of data
Personal data will be transmitted to third parties if
- in accordance with Article 6 (1), first sentence, letter a) of the GDPR, was expressly consented to by the person concerned,
- the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that the data subject has an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing his/her data,
- for the data transmission in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1 lit. c) GDPR has a legal obligation, and/or
- this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with the data subject pursuant to Article 6 (1), first sentence, letter b) of the GDPR.
In other cases, personal data will not be passed on to third parties.
So-called cookies are used on the website. These are data packets that are exchanged between the server of the companies website and the visitor’s browser. These are stored when visiting the website by the devices used (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.). In this respect, cookies cannot cause any damage to the devices used. In particular, they do not contain viruses or other malware. Information is stored in the cookies that results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. Under no circumstances can the firm obtain direct knowledge of the identity of the visitor to the website.
Cookies are largely accepted according to the basic browser settings. The browser settings can be set so that cookies are either not accepted on the devices used or that a special message is displayed before a new cookie is created. However, it should be noted that the deactivation of cookies may result in not all functions of the website being used in the best possible way.
Temporary cookies are used to improve user-friendliness. They are stored on the visitor’s device for a temporary period of time. When the website is visited again, it is automatically recognized that the visitor has already visited the page at an earlier point in time and which entries and settings were made in order not to have to repeat them.
Cookies are also used to analyze calls to the website for statistical purposes and to improve the service. These cookies make it possible to recognize automatically with a renewed visit that the web page was already called up before by the visitor. Here, cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time.
The data processed by cookies are justified for the above-mentioned purposes in order to safeguard the legitimate interests of the Registry pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR.
Website analysis services, tracking
We use the website analysis service for Google Analytics websites on our website. The legal basis for using the analysis tools is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR. The website analysis is in the legitimate interest of our law firm and serves the statistical recording of the use of the website for the continuous improvement of our law firm website and the offer of our services.
You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website:
Please note that the code «anonymizeIp» has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
The illustrated interactive maps and the creation of a route description are provided by the map service provider Google Maps. When using these functions, your IP address can be forwarded to Google, based in the USA, as part of a route planning function. We have no influence on the data collected or stored by Google in the USA by this way. The United States is a foreign country that has a different level of data protection from that of the European Union.
For more information on this and the actual extent of data collection, rights and privacy protection, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Your rights as a data subject
If your personal data are processed during your visit to our website, you as the «data subject» are entitled to the following rights within the meaning of the GDPR:
You may request information from us as to whether your personal data is processed by us. There is no right to information if the provision of the requested information would violate the duty of confidentiality pursuant to § 83 StBerG or if the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular because of a predominant legitimate interest of a third party. Deviating from this, there may be an obligation to provide information if your interests outweigh the interest in confidentiality, especially taking into account impending damages. Furthermore, the right to information is excluded if the data are only stored because they may not be deleted due to legal or statutory retention periods or serve exclusively purposes of data protection or data protection control, provided that the provision of information would require a disproportionately high effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by suitable technical and organizational measures. If in your case the right to information is not excluded and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from us about the following information:
- purposes of processing,
- Categories of your processed personal data,
- recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data is disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries,
- if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the storage period,
- the existence of a right to rectification, deletion or limitation of the processing of personal data concerning you or of a right of opposition to such processing,
- the existence of a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority,
- if the personal data has not been collected from you as the data subject, the available information on the origin of the data,
- the existence of automated decision making, including profiling and meaningful information on the logic involved, as well as the scope and intended effects of automated decision making,
- if necessary, in the case of transfers to recipients in third countries, unless the EU Commission has decided on the adequacy of the level of protection pursuant to Art. 45 para. 3 GDPR, information on the appropriate guarantees provided for the protection of personal data pursuant to Art. 46 para. 2 GDPR.
6.2 Correction and completion
If you find that we have incorrect personal data from you, you can ask us to correct this incorrect data immediately. In the case of incomplete personal data concerning you, you can request the completion.
You have a right to cancellation («right to be forgotten»), provided that the processing is not necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or to fulfil a legal obligation or to perform a task, which is in the public interest and one of the following reasons applies:
- The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed.
- The basis of justification for the processing was exclusively your consent, which you have revoked.
- You have objected to the processing of your personal data, which we have made public.
- You have objected to the processing of personal data not made public by us and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing.
- Your personal data have been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject.
There is no claim for deletion if deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionate effort in the case of legal, non-automated data processing due to the special type of storage and your interest in deletion is low. In this case, the restriction of processing takes the place of deletion.
6.4 Limitation of processing
You may request us to restrict processing if one of the following reasons applies:
- You dispute the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, the restriction may be required for the duration that enables us to verify the accuracy of the data.
- The processing is unlawful and instead of deletion you request the restriction of the use of your personal data.
- We no longer need your personal data for the purposes of processing, but you do need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- You have filed an objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR. The restriction of processing may be required as long as it is not yet clear whether our justified reasons outweigh your reasons.
Restriction of processing means that personal data will only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to inform you.
6.5 Data transferability
You have a right to transferability of data, provided that the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a) GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a contracting party and the processing is carried out using automated procedures. In this case, the right to data transfer includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons: You can ask us to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You have the right to pass this data on to another person responsible without hindrance on our part. If technically feasible, you can request that we transfer your personal data directly to another person responsible.
If the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter e) GDPR (performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR (legitimate interest of the person responsible or a third party), you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for reasons arising from your particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on Article 6(1), first sentence, letter e) or letter f) of the GDPR. After exercising the right of objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
You may at any time object to the processing of personal data concerning you for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling in connection with such direct advertising. After exercising this right of objection, we will no longer use the personal data concerned for direct marketing purposes.
You have the option of informing our office informally of your objection by e-mail or to our postal address listed at the beginning of this data protection declaration.
6.7 Revocation of consent
You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of the consent can be communicated informally by e-mail or to our postal address. The legality of the data processing, which is based on the consent until receipt of the revocation, is not affected by the revocation. After receipt of the revocation the data processing, which was based exclusively on your consent, is stopped.
If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority responsible for the place of your stay or work or for the place of the alleged infringement.
Status and updating of this data protection declaration
This privacy statement is dated May 25, 2018 and we reserve the right to update the privacy statement in due course in order to improve data protection and/or adapt it to changes in government practice or case law.
With the following text, the person responsible fulfils his information obligation:
8) Responsible: Constantin GmbH, Tilsiter Str. 1, 60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
10) The legal basis for the processing results from the field of activity of Constantin GmbH. Our business activities include the collection and processing of data from auditing, tax consulting, finance, payroll accounting and other consulting. Personal data of the liaison are also processed for the preparation of offers. The purpose here is to fulfil the clients agreement, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
11) In the event of a cancellation, Constantin GmbH stores applicant data six months after the last contact before these are deleted. Constantin GmbH stores all data (excluding job applicant data) in accordance with the legal storage obligations. See paragraph 6.3 above.
12) Personal data will only be transmitted to third parties if this is necessary for fulfilling the mandate contract or if a legal request requires a transmission.