Baumann & Baumann

Privacy Policy

We are delighted that you have visited our website and thank you for your interest. Below we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. In this case personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Your data will be protected in accordance with the statutory provisions, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA). Hereinafter you will find information about which data will be recorded when you visit the home page and how this is used.

1. Information concerning the collection of personal data and contact details of the controller

The controller responsible for the data processing on this website as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

BAUMANN & BAUMANN PartmbB Steuerberater Rechtsanwälte, Nieder-Ramstädter Str. 25, 64372 Ober-Ramstadt

Tel: +49(0)6154 6341-0, Fax: +49(0)6154 6341-80, Email: info(at)baumann-baumann.de
The entire legal notice can be retrieved using the following link:

www.baumann-baumann.de/en/imprint.htm

The party responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.2 The controller has nominated

Michael Schmalz-Hennemann
nexcon-it GmbH
Stauffenbergstrasse 33
64572 Büttelborn

Email: Datenschutz(at)baumann-baumann.de
as the data protection officer for its company.

1.3 On our website we use SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or requests sent to the controller). You can recognise an encrypted connection by the character sequence "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

2. Data collection when visiting our website

Visit our website without registering or transmitting information in any other way to us, we only collect such data which your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). If you access our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display the individual webpages to you:

  • The individual pages of our website (URL)
  • Date and time at the time the site was accessed
  • Quanity of data transmitted in bytes
  • Source/refererrer url from which you accessed the website
  • Browsers used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if necessary in anonymous form)

The processing is performed in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR based on our justified interest in the improvement of the stability and functionality of our website. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively check the server log files if concrete evidence indicates unlawful use. Server log files that have not been made anonymous shall be automatically deleted again after seven days.

Our website is stored by a hosting service provider that provides us with infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, security and technical maintenance services. We have concluded an order processing contract with it. The data processing is performed for the purpose of guaranteeing the operational availability of our website in which we have a justified interest, Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR.

In addition, the server log file data are also collected by third party providers (see further below).

3. Cookies

Below you will find extensive information on so-called cookies. They are small text files which are stored on your terminal. However, to begin with, here are just a few definitions to provide you with a better understanding of them:

  • First party cookie: This cookie is saved or modified by the website on which you are currently browsing.
  • Third party cookie: This cookie is stored or modified by third parties with which the website operator is connected (e.g. an advertising network, a social media platform, etc.)
  • Session cookie: This cookie is deleted from your end device when you close the browser. A session cookie frequently only saves a session ID in order to assign several requests from a user on a page to his/her session.
  • Persistent cookie: This cookie is stored on your device until it expires or you delete it manually or automatically in the browser.
  • Technically necessary cookie: This cookie is technically necessary to display our website and enables the necessary functions contained on it.
  • Cookie that is not technically necessary: This cookie is not absolutely necessary for the display or use of the website, but enables us or you to use a special functionality

Any type of cookie may contain personal data. However, in many cases the data in the cookies is pseudonymised.

Legal foundations

  • Technically necessary cookies: The storage and modification of technically necessary cookies is based on the legal foundation of our overriding legitimate interest according to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You have the right for reasons arising from your particular situation to lodge an objection at any time against the processing of your personal data which we process on the basis of your overriding legitimate interest  (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR), with future effect. You will find the requirements concerning this in Article 21 of the GDPR. Our overriding legitimate interests are the optimal, browser and operating system-independent, technically secure presentation and advertising of our company on the Internet as well as the user-friendly and effective structuring of your website visit.
  • Cookies that are not technically necessary: The storage and modification of cookies that are not technically necessary is based on the legal foundation of your individual personal and voluntary consent according to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a of the GDPR. You can revoke your consent again at any time with effect for the future. Here the data processing remains regular until it is revoked. Please note that individual functions of our website may be restricted if cookies that are not technically necessary are not accepted.

Access to cookies

Only we as the data processing controller and website operator have access to first-party cookies. Only the third party who has set these cookies him/herself has access to third-party cookies. For example, only Google has access to a cookie set by Google, and can read or modify it.

Cookie deletion

Please note that you can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can individually decide on their acceptance or can exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way that it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser which explains to you how you can change your cooking settings. You will find them for the respective browser under the following links:

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared in relation to a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site https://www.youronlinechoices.com/.

In addition, cookies may be collected and used by third-party providers.

4. Contact by electronic means

In the event that you contact us by electronic means (e.g. using the contact form or by email) your personal data will be collected. You can see in the respective contact form which data is collected if you use the contact form. This data is exclusively used for the purpose of responding to your enquiry or is stored and used for the contact and the linked technical administration. We will not process your query without the compulsory data. Any additional information provided is voluntary.

The legal basis for the processing of the data is our justified interest in responding to your enquiry in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR. If your contact is intended for the conclusion of a contract, then the additional legal basis for the processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b of the GDPR. The legal basis for your voluntary information is Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a of the GDPR.

Your data shall be deleted after the final processing of your request. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified and provided that no statutory storage requirements are at odds with this.

We have commissioned a service provider for the implementation of our email communication that provides infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, security and technical maintenance services. We have concluded an order processing contract with it. The data processing is performed for the purpose of guaranteeing the operational availability of our email communication in which we have a justified interest, Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR.

5. E-mail newsletter

If you register for our newsletter we will send you information on our services and offers on a quarterly basis. The compulsory information for the sending of the newsletter is your email address. The provision of additional data is voluntary and will be used to personally address you. Before activating the newsletter we perform an inspection of your email address using the so-called double-opt-in procedure. To this we send you an email once with a confirmation link. This is only valid for a limited amount of time. Our newsletter will be activated for you after you click on this link.

You grant us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a of the GDPR by activating the confirmation link. When you register for the newsletter we store your IP address and the date and time of the registration in order to be able to retrace any potential abuse of your email address at a later point in time. The data collected by us when your register for the newsletter shall be solely used for purposes of promoting advertising by way of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this or by sending a corresponding message to us. Once you have unsubscribed your email address will be immediately deleted in our newsletter mailing list if you have not expressly consented to any further use of your data or we have reserved the right of use of data extending beyond this which is statutorily permitted and about which we inform you in this policy. We cannot send you the newsletter without your data.

We use the provider of technical services Campaign Monitor Pty Ltd., 631 Howard St., 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA (“Campaign Monitor”) for the sending of our newsletter and we pass on the data you provided us with when registering for the newsletter to it. This transfer is performed in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR and serves our justified interest in the use of a promotionally effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. Please note that your data are generally transmitted to a server in the United States and stored there.

Campaign Monitor uses this information for the dispatch and statistical evaluation of the newsletter on our behalf. The emails sent contain so-callled web beacons or tracking pixels which depict single pixel image files which are stored on our website. This helps to determine whether a newsletter message can be opened and which links if any have been clicked on. In addition technical information is recorded (e.g. the point in time that the website was visited, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data are exclusively collected in a pseudonymous form and shall not be linked with your additional personal data, this thus rules out the possibility of people being directly identified. This data is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletter to the interests of the recipients.

If you want to object to the analysis of data for the purposes of statistical evaluation then you have to cancel your newsletter subscription.

Moreover, Campaign Monitor can use these data itself in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR on the basis of its own legitimate interest in the needs-based structuring of the service and market research purposes in order to determine for instance which countries the recipients come from. However, the Campaign Monitor does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or pass the data on to third parties.

In order to protect your data in the United States, we have concluded a data processing agreement with Campaign Monitor, based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission to facilitate the transfer of your personal information to Campaign Monitor. This data processing agreement can be inspected upon request if the data subject so wishes. You can view the privacy policy of Campaign Monitor here: https://www.campaignmonitor.com/policies/#privacy-policy

6. Web analysis services

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text files, which are stored on computers of users and make it possible to analyse the use of the website. The information produced by the cookie concerning use of this website by the users will generally be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

Our website uses Google Analytics exclusively with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()", which ensures anonymisation of the IP address by curtailment and prevents it from being linked to a particular individual. Your IP address will be shortened in advance by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area by means of the extension. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there. In these exceptional cases this processing is performed in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR based on our justified interest in the statistical analysis of the user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website to compile reports concerning the website activities and to render additional services linked with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of the cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however we draw your attention to the fact that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in that case. You can additionally prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and obtained through your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie, which will prevent Google Analytics from entering this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain, if you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again): Google Analytics deaktivieren

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent future detection by Google Analytics within this website. In this process an opt-out cookie is saved on your device. If you delete your cookies you must click on this link once more.

The anonymised data that has been determined is stored up to a maximum period of 14 months. Following this the data are automatically deleted.

Google with its registered office in the United Stated is certified for the US-European privacy agreement "Privacy Shield" which guarantees the observation of the level of data protection stipulated in the EU.

For more information on how to handle user data using Google Analytics, please see the Google Analytics Terms of Use http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html , the Google Privacy Policy https://www.google.com/policies / privacy/ or here https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

7. Rights of the data subjects

7.1 You have the following rights as the data subject:

  • Confirmation of data processing: You have the right to demand a confirmation from us of whether your personal data is being processed. You will find the requirements concerning this in Article 15 GDPR;
  • Information: You have the right to request information about your personal data that has been processed by us. You will find the requirements concerning this in Article 15 GDPR;
  • Rectification: You have the right to immediately request the rectification of incorrect personal data that concerns you. You will find the requirements concerning this in Article 16 GDPR;
  • Deletion: You have the right to immediately request the deletion of personal data pertaining to you. You will find the requirements concerning this in Article 17 GDPR;
  • Restriction of the processing: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of personal data pertaining to you. You will find the requirements concerning this in Article 18 GDPR;
  • Data portability: You are entitled to the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You additionally have the right to have data transmitted by us to another controller. You will find the requirements concerning this in Article 20 GDPR;
  • Revocation of consent: You have the right to revoke the consent you issued at any time if the processing is based on Article 6 (1) letter a or Article 9 (2) letter of the GDPR. Here the data processing remains regular until it is revoked. The revocation only applies to the future. You will find the requirements concerning this in Article 7 (3) of the GDPR;
  • Complaints: Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data pertaining to you infringes against the GDPR. You will find the requirements concerning this in Article 77 of the GDPR.

 

7.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION

 

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT FOR REASONS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, TO LODGE AN OBJECTION AT ANY TIME AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA WHICH WE PROCESS ON THE BASIS OF YOUR OVERWHELMING LEGITIMATED INTEREST (ARTICLE 6 (1) LETTER E OR F OF THE GDPR), WITH FUTURE EFFECT. YOU WILL FIND THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERING THIS IN ARTICLE 21 OF THE GDPR.

8. Storage duration of personal data and deletion

Insofar as a different storage period is not stated above, we shall store the data as long as they are necessary for their purpose, and legal storage obligations apply. According to statutory requirements, the storage shall be for a period 10 years according to Section 147 paragraph 1 of the German Fiscal Code (AO) (books, records, management reports, accounting records, commercial and business letters, documents relevant to taxation, etc.) or for a period of 10 years (for reference files of the tax consultant) after termination of the contract with tax consultants in accordance with Section 66 of the German Tax Consultancy Act (StBerG) or for a period of 6 years (for reference files of the lawyer) following termination of the mandate with lawyers in accordance with Section 50 of the German Federal Lawyers' Ordinance (BRAO).

Following the expiry of the retention deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, insofar as they are no longer required initiate a contract or fulfil the contract and/or there is no longer a justified interest on our part in continuing to store the data.

9. Amendment to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is currently valid and was most recently edited in May 2018.

It may be necessary as a result of the further development of our website and offers in relation to it, or due to statutory or regulatory requirements, to amend this Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy that is currently valid can be retrieved by you on the website at http://www.baumann-baumann.de/datenschutz.htm and printed out at any time.

 

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