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  • Berlin:
    Potsdamer Platz 5

    10785 Berlin
    Tel.: +49 (30) 25353-0
    Fax: +49 (30) 25353-999
    E-mail: ber@pplaw.com
  • Frankfurt am Main:
    An der Welle 3

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

Overview

The protection of personal data and the responsible handling of information, with which you trust us, is a very important and particular concern for us. P+P Pöllath + Partners Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater mbB (P+P) only processes personal data in accordance with legal provisions. In particular, these are the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, DSGVO) and the German Data Protection Act (BDSG). With this Data Protection Declaration, we hereby inform you how, to what extent and for what purposes we process personal data in

  • the usage of our website (see 2.)
  • advice provided by P+P (see 3.)

 

1.            Responsible party and data protection officer

Responsible party in terms of data protection law: P+P Pöllath + Partners Rechtsanwälte and 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, e-mail: DSB@pplaw.com

2.            Website: Processing of your personal data

In order to use this website, it is necessary to process personal data to the extent described in no. 2.1. Furthermore, personal data will be processed in the cases depicted in no. 2.2. et seqq.

2.1.        Data processing to enable website usage

When you visit our website, we collect personal data to enable you to use the website (usage data). This includes your IP address and data on the start, end and purpose of your usage of the website, and also, if applicable, data for identification. In addition, this includes technical data transmitted by your browser such as type of browser / browser version, the websites previously visited (referrer URL), monitor resolution, operating system, information on hardware (e.g., type of hardware), if applicable, etc. We process these usage data to provide access to and customize the design of this website in our legitimate interests (Article 6 para. 1 pg. 1 lit. f GDPR).

2.2.        Newsletter and e-mail advertising by P+P and P+P Training GmbH

If you wish to receive our newsletter and register for it, we collect your e-mail address and send you a confirmation e-mail with a confirmation link, on which you must click in order to subscribe to our newsletter.

Furthermore, if we advise you, we include you in our distribution list in order to send you e-mail advertising for our related services, if you have not objected to this use of your e-mail address.

You may unsubscribe from the newsletter and object to e-mail advertising at any time. You will find an opportunity to declare your objection in each newsletter and every other advertising e-mail we send you.

If you have granted us your consent, we will send your e-mail address and, if necessary, other contact details to P+P Training GmbH, so that they can send you e-mail advertising for their services (in particular for seminars and training). You may revoke your consent directly through P+P Training GmbH. You will find an opportunity to declare the objection in each e-mail. You may also revoke your consent through P+P and we will forward it.

2.3.        Cookie banners: Consent to use of cookies and pseudonymous profiling

Upon your first visit to our website or if once again required, we will ask whether you agree that we

  • process usage data in pseudonymous usage profiles (tracking) for the purposes of advertising, market research, web analysis and improvement of the website (see 2.5.), and
  • use cookies for this purpose and, if necessary, for other purposes that are not required for the technical provision of the website (see 2.4.).

For this purpose, we will superimpose a corresponding banner in which we advise you of this. If you click on “accept” or “OK” or simply continue to browse, you declare your agreement with this. 

With regard to content, you may partially or completely limit agreement to the use of cookies by configuring your browser settings accordingly and partially or completely deactivating the use of cookies. In addition, you may install a plug-in in your browser to protect your privacy; this provides the opportunity to prevent web analysis – e.g., AdBlock, Ghostery or NoScript (please note the respective plug-in provider’s data protection instructions). Furthermore, some web analysis providers are members of trade associations; you can centrally prevent usage-based online advertising and web analysis by the respective member through their websites. Hereinafter you will find the websites of these associations in order to easily prevent web analysis that extends to all providers. You can also prevent the creation of pseudonymous usage profiles.

In the following table, we indicate the web analysis technologies used on our website and the respective providers that process the usage data in pseudonymous profiles for the respective listed purposes. In addition, we provide the link to the provider’s data protection declaration and an explanation of how you can specifically prevent web tracking by the individual providers with effect as of the execution of the actions. In general, an “anti-tracking cookie” is stored on your device that precludes the future collection of usage data from your device by the respective provider. Please note that if cookies are deleted from your device, you may need to reinstall the “anti-tracking cookie”.

Tool/Provider

Purpose

Link to data protection declaration of the provider / prevention of processing

Google Analytics: Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Web analysis, interest-based advertising

https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/

Prevent processing: Via browser plug-in (see Add-On) and additional information under 2.6.

 

2.4.        Cookies

When you visit our website, information in the form of cookies can be stored on your device. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a web server to your browser and stored on your device. When you subsequently access our website, the cookies are again transferred to our web server. For example, this allows us to recognize you in repeated visits to our website.

Cookies can be differentiated according to the following characteristics:

  • Necessity: Some cookies are required to ensure the technical functionality of the website (e.g., to save the language setting, for a shopping cart function or to avoid having to log in more than once during a session). Other cookies are not required for this but serve other purposes, such as optimizing the use of the website, tailoring the site to the individual’s interests or performing web analysis.
  • Storage period: Some cookies will only be stored on your device during each of your visits to our website (session cookies); other cookies will be stored for a longer period (persistent cookies).
  • First-party cookies and third-party cookies: When visiting our website, cookies can be deposited by the website operator itself (first-party cookies), but also through third party operators (third-party cookies).

Necessary cookies

You will find the cookies that are necessary for operational purposes in the following table. These are first-party cookies.

Origin

Name

Purpose

Storage duration

https://www.google.com

NID

This third-party cookie provided by Google stores user settings and information when Google Maps is used. The cookie is used on all Web pages in which Google Maps is embedded.

six months

https://www.google.com

CONSENT

This third-party cookie provided by Google stores the cookie consent. The cookie is used on all pages in which Google Maps is embedded.

20 years

https://www.pplaw.com

device_type

Cookie to adapt the display to mobile devices.

until end of the session

https://www.pplaw.com

Mobile

Cookie to adapt the display to mobile devices.

until end of the session

https://www.pplaw.com

has_js

Used to check whether the browser used supports Javascript.

until end of the session

Unnecessary cookies (with consent)

Upon your first visit to our website or if it is again required, we will obtain your consent for the setting of cookies that are not necessary for providing the technical functionality of the website (see 2.3.),but which we set to optimize the website and tailor it to your interests. This applies to the following first-party cookies:

Origin

Name

Purpose

Storage duration

 

 

 

 

https://www.pplaw.com

__utma

This first-party cookie provided by Google Analytics serves to differentiate between users and sessions; in addition, it generates statistics on the website’s traffic.

two years

https://www.pplaw.com

__utmb

This first-party cookie provided by Google Analytics serves to determine new sessions/requests; it also generates statistics on the website’s traffic.

30 minutes

https://www.pplaw.com

__utmc

This first-party cookie provided by Google Analytics is configured so that it is interoperable with urchin.js. Beforehand, in cooperation with __utmb this cookie determined whether the user is in a new session or had accessed a new page.

until end of the session

https://www.pplaw.com

__utmt

This first-party cookie provided by Google Analytics serves to process user requests; in addition, it generates statistics on the website traffic.

10 minutes

https://www.pplaw.com

__utmz

This first-party cookie provided by Google Analytics serves to identify the traffic source or the campaign that explains how the user came to the page.

six months

You may completely or partially limit consent to the use of these cookies (see 2.3.)and you may delete cookies at any time from your hard drive. If you do not permit the use of cookies altogether (e.g., by deactivating them in your browser settings) or delete cookies from your hard drive, this may include necessary cookies. Therefore, usage of the website or particular functions may only be limited thereby or may not be possible at all.

2.5.        Pseudonymous usage profile for advertising and market research (web tracking and analysis)

For advertising, market research and to optimize the usage of our website for you, P+P uses web analysis technology that is, inter alia, based on cookies (unnecessary first-party cookies and third-party cookies). In this connection, data on the usage of our website is saved in pseudonymous user profiles. Thus, we can continue to develop our website and better adjust the content to your needs. The pseudonymous usage profiles are not combined with personal data. Before we process your data for the purposes described in this clause, we will obtain your consent (see 2.3.).

2.6.        Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies (see no. 4.2.), to allow the analysis of how you use the website. The cookie gathers information about how you use this website and this information is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. However, within the member states of the EU or in other states that are party to the Convention on the European Economic Area, Google shortens your IP address and it is thereby anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to assemble reports about website activities and to render further services linked to website and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be linked with other Google data.

3.            Advisory services provided by P+P

In the following, we inform you of the processing of your personal data if we advise or legally represent you as attorneys or tax advisors.

3.1.             Requirement for providing your personal data, purposes of processing and legal foundation

We process your personal data for the establishment and execution of the attorney-client relationship. For this purpose, you are required to provide your personal data. If you do not provide your personal data, the establishment and execution of the attorney-client relationship may not be possible. The legal foundation for processing is Art. 6, para 1 lit. b GDPR.

3.2.             Recipients and categories of recipients

Your personal data will or can be transmitted to the following recipients 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 Foundation
  • Stiftung ex oriente
  • Courts or public authorities that are involved in your case
  • Third parties involved in your case, such as the opposing party and their attorneys of record
  • Colleagues from other law firms with whom we consult on your case.

 

4.            Transmission to third parties

We only transmit the personal data described herein insofar as this is necessary to provide our services, or rather as is prescribed by law in this context (see Art. 6, para 1, letters a and c GDPR). Within the context of the purposes described herein, personal data are transmitted to service providers who work for us and, in particular, support us in providing services. In addition to their legal obligation to comply with all data protection regulations, these service providers are bound by us to additional contractual provisions for data protection. Generally, this includes an obligation as processors according to Art. 28 para. 3 GDPR.

Otherwise, we only transmit personal data to third parties if there is legal permission to do so or you have previously consented. Where applicable, you may revoke consent that was given at any time with future effect. We only give your data to government agencies within the context of statutory obligations or due to an official directive or court decision, and only insofar as this is permitted under data protection law.

5.            Transmission in countries outside of the EU

Insofar as necessary for our purposes, we also transmit your data, if applicable, to recipients outside of the EU. We only do this within the context of statutory data protection requirements for transmission in non-member states, if it is thereby ensured that the recipient of the data guarantees appropriate data protection standards within the meaning of Chapter V of the GDPR and no other interests that require protection militate against the transmission of data.

6.            Deletion

We will delete your personal data as soon as they are no longer needed for the purposes of the processing and insofar as there is no conflict with legal requirements to retain such data.

7.            Your rights

You may request information at no cost on the data stored by P+P regarding your person and – insofar as there are statutory requirements – their correction, deletion and the restriction of the processing of these 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 an individual case and what conditions apply thereto follow from the law, in particular the GDPR. In addition, the GDPR grants you a right to the transfer of data under certain circumstances. If you have granted consent with regard 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 regarding data protection at P+P, we recommend that you first contact our Data Protection Officer.

In order to exercise these rights and for other questions on data protection, please contact our internal Data Protection Officer (see no. 1). For prompt processing of your concerns, we recommend that you inform us of your last name, first name, your birthdate and, if available, your e-mail address and, in the case of an objection after receipt of advertising, also send us a copy of the advertisement.

8.            No automated individual case decision

We do not use your personal data for automated individual case decisions in terms of Art. 22 para. 1 GDPR.

9.            Amendment of the data protection declaration

New statutory provisions, managerial decisions or technical development may require amendments to our Data Protection Declaration. The Data Protection Declaration will then be amended accordingly. You will always find the most current version on our website.

 

Status: May 2018