Privacy

Important information on data protection

Welcome to Rosinus | Partner. Please see below for information on what personal data we gather in connection with our legal services and how we process it and for what purpose.

1. Controller and data protection officer
1.1 Rosinus | Partner Rechtsanwälte

The controller for the processing of personal data within the meaning of Article 4(7) GDPR is Rosinus | Partner Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB | Staufenstraße 35 | 60323 Frankfurt am Main | Email: info@rosinus-partner.com | Tel: +49 69 874 0306-0 | Fax: +49 69 874 0306-20 | Email: info@rosinus-partner.com (“Rosinus | Partner Rechtsanwälte”).

2. Purpose of data processing and legal basis
2.1 Visiting the website

When you enter the www.rosinus-partner.com website your browser automatically sends information to our website’s server. That information is temporarily stored in a so-called logfile. The following information is gathered and saved until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Volume of data transmitted
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

The aforementioned data is processed by us to ensure that a smooth connection is established and that the website is user friendly, to guarantee network and information security, to evaluate system security and stability and for administrative purposes. The legal basis of our data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest derives from the aforementioned purposes of data capture. We do not use data to draw conclusions about you as an individual. We also place cookies on our website as well as tracking services. Please see paragraphs 7 and 8 of this privacy statement for further details.

2.2 Subscribing for our newsletter | invitations to events

If you have given your consent to the receipt of our newsletter, invitations to events and other information of relevance to you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR) we use your name and email address in order to send you such information electronically. You may withdraw that consent at any time with effect for the future and unsubscribe. Simply use the link at the end of each newsletter or alternatively the above email address. This will mean that we will no longer continue in future to process the data to which that consent relates and will delete your data unless there should be any legal reason not to do so or we are required to retain it by law.

2.3 Contractual performance

In order to perform our contract with you we process the following personal data:

  • Client master data (title, first name, last name, email address, postal address, telephone number and fax number, if any)
  • Contract data
  • Information required to assert and defend your rights when acting for you.

The legal basis of our data processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. Data is processed to enable us to identify you as a client, to provide you with appropriate legal advice and act for you, correspond with you, draw up invoices and settle or assert any claims.

Personal data gathered by us in the course of acting for you will be kept until the expiry of the statutory retention period for attorneys (6 years from the close of the calendar year during which we cease to act for you) and will then be erased unless we are obliged to retain it for a longer period of time in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR due to retention and documentary requirements under tax and commercial law or unless you have consented to a longer period of retention pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

3. Transmission of personal data

We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given your consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR,
  • Transmission is necessary pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest warranting protection in relation to the disclosure of data,
  • Transmission is a statutory requirement under Article 6(1)(c) GDPR, and
  • It is lawful and necessary under Article 6(1)(b) GDPR for the performance of our contract with you.

Where necessary under Article 6(1)(b) GDPR your personal data may be passed to a third party in order to handle our client/attorney relationship. This includes, in particular, its transmission to your opponents and their representatives (especially their attorneys) plus courts of justice and other public authorities for correspondence purposes and in order to assert and defend your rights.

Our attorney-client privilege is not prejudiced. In the case of data that is subject to such attorney-client privilege it will only be passed on to a third party by agreement with you.

Where we process personal data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or where this is done in the course of using third-party services or disclosing or transmitting data to a third party this will only be done if it takes place in the fulfilment of our (pre)contractual duties, based on your consent, under a legal requirement or based on our legitimate interests. Unless otherwise permitted by law we only have data processed in a third country if the specific requirements of Article 44 GDPR et seq. are fulfilled.

4. Rights of data subjects

You have the right

  • Under Article 15 GDPR to obtain information about your personal data processed by us. You may, in particular, require information on the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipient to whom your personal data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which it will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification or erasure, the restriction of processing or to raise an objection thereto, the right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data if it is not collected from us, the existence of automated decision-making, including profilingand, where appropriate, meaningful information about details thereof;
  • Under Article 16 GDPR to obtain without undue delay the rectification of your inaccurate or completion of your incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • Under Article 17 GDPR to obtain the erasure of your personal data stored by us unless processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information,for compliance with a legal obligation,for reasons of public interest, orfor the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • Under Article 18 GDPR to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data ifthe accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful but you oppose its erasure and we no longer need the data but it is required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR;
  • Under Article 20 GDPRto receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to have it transmitted to another controller;
  • Under Article 7(3) GDPR to withdraw your consent at any time. This will mean that we will no longer continue in future to process the data to which that consent relates; and
  • Under Article 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. This will generally be the supervisory authority for your habitual place of residence or workplace or our seat of business.


5. Right to object

Where your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR you have the right under Article 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or where an objection is raised to direct marketing. In the latter case you have a general right to object that is put into effect by us without any particular situation being stated. If you should wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent or to object kindly send an email to the above email address.

6. Data security

In visits to our website we use the SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. This will generally be 256-bit encryption. If your browser dos not support 256-bit encryption we revert to 128-bit v3 technology instead. You will be able to see whether a particular page of our website is transferred encrypted from the closed representation of the bowl or padlock icon in the bottom status bar of your browser. We also apply appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological progress.

7. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small data files that your browser generates automatically and are stored on your computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone etc. when you visit our website. Information deriving in connection with the specific device used is archived in cookies.

Cookies are used to make it more convenient for you to make use of our services. We therefore use so-called session cookies to recognise when you have visited individual pages of our website before. These are automatically deleted when you leave our site.

To optimise user friendliness we also deploy temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a certain established period of time. If you visit our website again it will automatically recognise that you have visited us before and what preferences and settings you have input so that you do not have to do it again.

We also use cookies to statistically record usage of our website and evaluate it to optimise our range of services for you using tracking tools. These cookies enable us to automatically recognise you when you visit our website again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a certain period of time.

Data processed using cookies is required for these stated purposes to safeguard the legitimate interests pursued by us or a third party pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you may configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your device or that a warning always appears before a new cookie is created. If you deactivate cookies altogether, however, this might lead to you being unable to use all of the functions of our website.

8. Tracking tools

The following tracking measures used by us are deployed pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. By deploying tracking measures we aim to ensure a needs-base design and ongoing optimisation of our website. We also use tracking measures to statistically record usage of our website and evaluate it to optimise our range of services for you. These constitute legitimate interests for the purposes of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer enabling your use of the website to be analysed. The information about your visit to our website generated by cookies is generally transferred to a Google server in den USA and stored there. In the event of IP anonymization being activated on this website your IP address will first be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. Google will use that information on behalf of the website operator in order to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and render other services associated website usage and use of the Internet to the website operator.

The IP address conveyed by your browser during the Google Analytics process will not be combined with other Google data.

You can prevent cookies being stored by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, we would point out that by doing so you might be prevented from making full use of our website functions. You can also prevent the gathering of data relating to your use of the website generated by cookies (incl. your IP address) and the processing of that data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available using the following link:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” so that IP addresses are only processed further in abbreviated form to prevent them from being directly linked to a particular individual. If data gathered about you identifies you as a particular individual this will therefore be immediately barred and the personal data deleted at once.

We use Google Analytics to enable us to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. Using the statistics obtained are able to improve our services and arrange them better for you, the user. For exceptional instances where personal data is transferred to the USA Google has agreed to be subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for using Google Analytics is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Information on third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Terms and conditions of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html

Privacy review: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Privacy statement: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows carried out with a User ID. You can deactivate cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under “My data”, “Personal data”.

9. Validity of this privacy statement and its amendment

This privacy statement is currently valid and dated May 2018. The further development of our website and services offered on it or changes in the law or official guidelines might make it necessary to amend this privacy statement. We therefore recommend that you check this privacy statement at regular intervals.

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