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LIABILITY FOR CONTENT

The contents of our pages were created with great care. However, we cannot guarantee that the content is correct, complete or up-to-date. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages according to Section 7, Paragraph 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, however, we as a service provider are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general laws remain unaffected. However, liability in this regard is only possible from the point in time at which knowledge of a specific infringement of the law is known. As soon as we become aware of any violations of the law, we will remove this content immediately.

LIABILITY FOR LINKS

Our offer contains links to external third-party websites, the content of which we have no influence on. Therefore we cannot assume any liability for this external content. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal content was not recognizable at the time of linking. A permanent contentHowever, checking the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. As soon as we become aware of legal violations, we will remove such links immediately.

COPYRIGHT

The content and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. The duplication, editing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are observed. In particular contents of third parties are marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we ask that you inform us accordingly. As soon as we become aware of legal violations, we will remove such content immediately.

PRIVACY

The use of contact data published as part of the imprint obligation by third parties to send unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby expressly prohibited. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising being sent, such as spam e-mails.

References: eRecht24 Disclaimer

DATA PROTECTION

NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS OF RESPONSIBLE

The responsible body within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

HWS HoldingGmbH & Co. KG
accounting firm
tax consulting company
Kupferstrasse 5
70565 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (0) 711 7 88 92-0
Fax: +49 (0) 711 7 88 92-159

CONTACT DETAILS OF THE DATA PRIVACY OFFICER: 

The law firm's data protection officer can be contacted at the above law firm address and at  datenschutzbeauftragter@hws.de reachable.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF PROCESSING PERSOPERSONAL DATA

Calling up the website

When accessing this website, 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 the automatic deletion, the following data will be stored without further input from the visitor:

  • IP address of the visitor's device,

  • date and time of access by the visitor,

  • name and URL of the page accessed by the visitor,

  • Website from which the visitor accesses the law firm’s website (so-called referrer URL),

  • Browser and operating system of the visitor's 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 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter f) GDPR. The law firm has a legitimate interest in data processing for the purpose

  • quickly establish the connection to the website of the law firm,

  • to enable a user-friendly application 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 is expressly not carried out for the purpose of gaining knowledge about the person visiting the website.

Contact form or email contact

If you contact us via e-mail or the contact form with questions of any kind, give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of establishing contact. This requires the specification of a valid e-mail address. This is used to allocate the request and then to answer it. Providing further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

By sending the message, the visitor agrees to the processing of the transmitted personal data. The data is processed exclusively for the purpose of processing and answering inquiries via the contact form. This is done on the basis of the voluntarily given consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter a) GDPR. The personal data collected for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted as soon as the request has been completed and there are no reasons for further storage (e.g. subsequent assignment to our law firm).

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible. Therefore, never send us confidential data unencrypted by e-mail.

VISITOR TRACKING

This website uses Piwik/Matomo, an open source software for visitor tracking. For this purpose, so-called "cookies" (text files) are stored on the visitors' computers, which enable an analysis of the use of our website. The information generated in this way about your use of this website is stored on our server in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before it is stored. Therefore, despite visitor tracking, anonymous use of the website is guaranteed.

We process the information obtained in order to evaluate the use of our websites in order to ultimately make our website more attractive to visitors. The data is processed by our service provider, mfab media production in Leinfelden-Echterdingen. We will not transfer this information to third parties. 

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out to you however that in this case you can if applicable not use all functions of this website in full.

Visitor tracking status: 

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 to statistically record page usage for the continuous improvement of our law firm website and the range of our services.

DATA SHARING

Personal data will be transferred to third parties if

  • pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR, the data subject has expressly consented to this,

  • disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that the data subject has an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of their data,

  • there is a legal obligation for the data transmission according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter c) DSGVO, and/or

  • this is necessary for the fulfillment of a contractual relationship with the data subject in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR.

In other cases, personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

COOKIES

So-called cookies are used on the website. These are data packets that are exchanged between the server of the law firm's website and the visitor's browser. These are stored by the devices used (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit the website. In this respect, cookies cannot cause any damage to the devices used. In particular, they do not contain any viruses or other malware. Information is stored in the cookies that arises in connection with the specific end device used. Under no circumstances can the law firm obtain direct knowledge of the identity of the visitor to the website.

Cookies are mostly accepted according to the basic settings of the browser. The browser settings can be set up in such a way that cookies are either not accepted on the devices used, or that a special notice is given before a new cookie is created. However, it is pointed out that the deactivation of cookies can mean that not all functions of the website can be used in the best possible way.

The use of cookies serves to make the use of the law firm's website more convenient. For example, session cookies can be used to determine whether the visitor has already visited individual pages of the websitehas. After leaving the website, these session cookies are automatically deleted.

Temporary cookies are used to improve user-friendliness. They are stored on the visitor's device for a temporary period of time. When you visit the website again, it is automatically recognized that the visitor has already accessed the page at an earlier point in time and which entries and settings were made so that they do not have to be repeated.

Cookies are also used to analyze visits to the website for statistical purposes and to improve the offer. These cookies make it possible to automatically recognize when you visit again that the website has already been accessed by the visitor before. The cookies are automatically deleted after a specified time.

The data processed by cookies are justified for the above-mentioned purposes in order to protect the legitimate interests of the law firm in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR.

SSL ENCRYPTION

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

YOUR RIGHTS AS A DATA SUBJECT

Insofar as your personal data is processed when you visit our website, you have the following rights as a "data subject" within the meaning of the GDPR:

INFORMATION

You can request information from us as to whether your personal data is being processed by us. There is no right to information if the provision of the requested information would violate the confidentiality obligation pursuant to § 83 StBerG or the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular because of an overriding legitimate interest of a third party. Deviating from this, there may be an obligation to provide information if your interests outweigh the interest in secrecy, especially taking into account impending damage. The right to information is also excluded if the data is only stored because it may not be deleted due to legal or statutory retention periods or is used exclusively for data backup or data protection control purposes, provided that the provision of information would require a disproportionate amount of effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by appropriate technical and organizational measures. If the right to information is not excluded in your case and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from us about the following information:

  • purposes of processing,

  • categories of personal data processed by you,

  • Recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data are 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 duration,

  • the existence of a right to correction or deletion or restriction of the processing of your personal data or a right to object to this processing,

  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority for data protection,

  • if the personal data have not been collected from you as the data subject, the available information about the origin of the data,

  • if applicable, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the scope and intended effects of automated decision-making,

  • if applicable, in the case of transmission to recipients in third countries, provided that there is no decision by the EU Commission on the adequacy of the level of protection in accordance with Article 45 (3) GDPR, information on which suitable guarantees in accordance with Article 46 (2) GDPR for protection of the personal data are provided.

Correction and Completion

If you find that we have incorrect personal data about you, you can request us to correct this incorrect data without delay. If your personal data is incomplete, you can request that it be completed.

deletion

You have a right to erasure ("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 fulfill a legal obligation or to perform a task of 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 sole justification for the processing was your consent, which you 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 that we have not made public and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.

  • Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.

  • The deletion of the personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject.

There is no right to deletion if, in the case of lawful, non-automated data processing, deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionate effort 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.

restriction of processing

You can ask us to restrict processing if one of the following reasons applies:

  • You contest the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, the restriction can be requested for a period of time that enables us to verify the accuracy of the data.

  • The processing is unlawful and you request the restriction of the use of your personal data instead of deletion.

  • We no longer need your personal data for the purposes of processing that you need to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

  • You have lodged an objection in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR. The restriction of processing can be requested as long as it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.

Restriction of processing means that the personal data will only be processed with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to let you know.

data portability

You have the right to data portability if 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 party and the processing is carried out using automated procedures. In this case, the right to data portability includes the following rights, provided this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons: You can request that we receive the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format . You have the right to transmit this data to another responsible person without hindrance on our part. As far as technically feasible, you can request that we transmit your personal data directly to another person responsible.

contradiction

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, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data. This also applies to profiling based on Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter e) or Letter f) GDPR. After you have exercised your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling associated 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 notifying our law firm informally of your objection by telephone, e-mail or to the postal address listed at the beginning of this data protection declaration.

revocation of consent

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent can be communicated informally by telephone, e-mail or to our postal address. The revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing that has taken place on the basis of the consent up to the receipt of the revocation. After receipt of the revocation, the data processing, which was based exclusively on your consent, will be discontinued.

Complaint

If you believe that the processing of your personal data is unlawful, you can lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority responsible for your place of residence or work or for the place of the alleged infringement.

STATUS AND UPDATE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This data protection declaration is dated 03.01.2023. We reserve the right to update the data protection declaration in due course in order to improve data protection and/or adapt it to changed official practice or case law.

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