Data-Protection

Name and contact of the controller pursuant to Article 4 (7) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

BW PARTNER Bauer Schätz Hasenclever Partnerschaft mbB
Auditing company / Tax consultancy company
Data protection officer

Hauptstraße 41
70563 Stuttgart

Phone + 49 (0) 711 / 16 40 - 0
Fax + 49 (0) 711 / 16 40 - 277
Mail datenschutzbeauftragter@bw-partner.com


Security and protection of your personal data

We regard it as our primary task to protect the confidentiality of the personal data provided by you and to protect it from unauthorised access. We therefore use utmost caution and state-of-the-art security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal data.

As a company under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken technical and organizational actions to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed both by us and by our external service providers.


Definitions

The legislator requires that personal data be processed in a lawful manner, in good faith and in a manner that is comprehensible to the person concerned ("lawfulness, processing in good faith, transparency"). In order to ensure this, we inform you about the individual legal definitions which are also used in this privacy statement:

1. Personal Data
"personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

2. Processing
"Processing" means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

3. Restriction of processing
"Restriction of processing" means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

4. Profiling
"Profiling" means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

5. Pseudonymisation
"Pseudonymisation" means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

6. Filling system
"Filing system" means any structured set of personal data which are accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralised, decentralised or dispersed on a functional or geographical basis.

7. Controller
"Controller" means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

8. Processor
"Processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

9. Recipient
"Recipient" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

10. Third party
"Third party" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

11. Einwilligung
Eine „Einwilligung“ der betroffenen Person ist jede freiwillig für den bestimmten Fall, in informierter Weise und unmissverständlich abgegebene Willensbekundung in Form einer Erklärung oder einer sonstigen eindeutigen bestätigenden Handlung, mit der die betroffene Person zu verstehen gibt, dass sie mit der Verarbeitung der sie betreffenden personenbezogenen Daten einverstanden ist.


Lawfulness of processing

The processing of personal data shall be lawful only if there is a legal basis for the processing. Pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) - (f) GDPR, the legal basis for processing may in particular be:



  • the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;
  • processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;
  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
  • processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
  • processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

Information on the collection of personal data

(1) In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

(2) If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after storage is no longer necessary, or processing is restricted if statutory retention obligations exist.


Collection of personal data when you visit our website

When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR):

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

Use of Cookies

(1) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

(2) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:

  • Transient Cookies (see a.)
  • Persistent Cookies (see b.)

  • a) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
  • b) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
  • c) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and e.g. refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. So-called "Third Party Cookies" are cookies set by a third party, therefore not by the actual website you are currently visiting. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website by deactivating cookies

Further functions and offers of our website

(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services which you can use if you are interested. As a rule, you must provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.

(3) Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer participation in promotions, competitions, conclusion of contracts or similar services together with partners. For more information, please provide your personal data or see the description of the offer below.

(4) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.


Children

Our offer is basically aimed at adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.


Rights of the data subject

(1) Revocation of consent
If the processing of personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

You can contact us at any time to exercise your right of withdrawal.

(2) Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from the controller as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. You can request confirmation at any time using the above contact details.

(3) Right to information
If personal data is processed, you can request information about this personal data and about the following information at any time:

  • the purposes for which the data is being processing;
  • the categories of personal data being processed;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
  • the existence of a right to have your personal data rectified or erased or to have the controller restrict this processing or a right of object to this processing;
  • the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, all available information on the origin of the data;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling pursuant to Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing for the data subject.
    If personal data are transferred to a third country or an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Article 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer. We provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. We may charge an appropriate fee based on administrative costs for any additional copies you request. If you submit the application electronically, the information shall be provided in a common electronic format, unless otherwise specified. The right to obtain a copy pursuant to paragraph 3 must not prejudice the rights and freedoms of other persons.Werden personenbezogene Daten an ein Drittland oder an eine internationale Organisation übermittelt, so haben Sie das Recht, über die geeigneten Garantien gemäß Artikel 46 DSGVO im Zusammenhang mit der Übermittlung unterrichtet zu werden. Wir stellen eine Kopie der personenbezogenen Daten, die Gegenstand der Verarbeitung sind, zur Verfügung. Für alle weiteren Kopien, die Sie Person beantragen, können wir ein angemessenes Entgelt auf der Grundlage der Verwaltungskosten verlangen. Stellen Sie den Antrag elektronisch, so sind die Informationen in einem gängigen elektronischen Format zur Verfügung zu stellen, sofern er nichts anderes angibt. Das Recht auf Erhalt einer Kopie gemäß Absatz 3 darf die Rechte und Freiheiten anderer Personen nicht beeinträchtigen.

(4) Right to rectification
You have the right to request us to rectify any inaccurate personal data concerning you without delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

(5) Right to erasure ("Right to be forgotten")
You have the right to request the controller to delete personal data relating to you immediately and we are obliged to delete personal data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • The data subject withdraws his/her consent on which processing was based pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
  • The data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing or the data subject objects to processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR.
  • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  • The erasure of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation according to European Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data have been collected in relation to information society services provided pursuant to Article 8 (1) GDPR.
    If the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged to erase them in pursuant to paragraph 1, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform data processors who process the personal data that a data subject has requested them to erase all links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data.
    The right to erasure ("right to be forgotten") does not exist if the processing is necessary:
  • to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
  • to fulfil a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;
  • on grounds of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Article 9 (2) (h) and (i) and Article 9 (3) GDPR.
  • for archiving purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, where the right pursuant to paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudicial the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
  • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Hat der Verantwortliche die personenbezogenen Daten öffentlich gemacht und ist er gemäß Absatz 1 zu deren Löschung verpflichtet, so trifft er unter Berücksichtigung der verfügbaren Technologie und der Implementierungskosten angemessene Maßnahmen, auch technischer Art, um für die Datenverarbeitung Verantwortliche, die die personenbezogenen Daten verarbeiten, darüber zu informieren, dass eine betroffene Person von ihnen die Löschung aller Links zu diesen personenbezogenen Daten oder von Kopien oder Replikationen dieser personenbezogenen Daten verlangt hat.

Das Recht auf Löschung („Recht auf vergessen werden“) besteht nicht, soweit die Verarbeitung erforderlich ist:

  • zur Ausübung des Rechts auf freie Meinungsäußerung und Information;
  • zur Erfüllung einer rechtlichen Verpflichtung, die die Verarbeitung nach dem Recht der Union oder der Mitgliedstaaten, dem der Verantwortliche unterliegt, erfordert, oder zur Wahrnehmung einer Aufgabe, die im öffentlichen Interesse liegt oder in Ausübung öffentlicher Gewalt erfolgt, die dem Verantwortlichen übertragen wurde;
  • aus Gründen des öffentlichen Interesses im Bereich der öffentlichen Gesundheit gemäß Artikel 9 Absatz 2 Buchstaben h und i sowie Artikel 9 Absatz 3 DSGVO;
  • für im öffentlichen Interesse liegende Archivzwecke, wissenschaftliche oder historische Forschungszwecke oder für statistische Zwecke gemäß Artikel 89 Absatz 1 DSGVO, soweit das in Absatz 1 genannte Recht voraussichtlich die Verwirklichung der Ziele dieser Verarbeitung unmöglich macht oder ernsthaft beeinträchtigt, oder
  • zur Geltendmachung, Ausübung oder Verteidigung von Rechtsansprüchen.

(6) Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions is met:

  • the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period which enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
  • the processing is unlawful and the data subject rejects the erasure of the personal data and instead requests a restriction on the use of the personal data;
  • the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or
  • the data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR until it has been established whether the controller's justified grounds outweigh those of the data subject.
    If processing has been restricted in accordance with the conditions set out above, such personal data shall only be processed - apart from being stored - with the consent of the data subject or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.
    In order to exercise the right to restrict processing, the data subject may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above.

(7) Right of data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit this data to another controller without interference by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that:

  • processing is based on a consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, and
  • the processing is carried out using automated methods.
    When exercising the right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one controller to another controller, where this is technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability does not affect the right to erasure ("right to be forgotten"). This right shall not apply to a processing necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller.

(8) Right to object
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you under Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) of the GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation, including profiling based on these provisions. The controller no longer processes the personal data unless he can prove compelling grounds for protection for the processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1), for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

You can exercise your right to object at any time by contacting the controller.

(9) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
Sie haben das Recht, nicht einer ausschließlich auf einer automatisierten Verarbeitung – einschließlich Profiling – beruhenden Entscheidung unterworfen zu werden, die Ihnen gegenüber rechtliche Wirkung entfaltet oder Sie in ähnlicher Weise erheblich beeinträchtigt. Dies gilt nicht, wenn die Entscheidung:

  • is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller;
  • is admissible by law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or
  • with the express consent of the data subject.

The controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to state his own position and to challenge the decision.

The data subject may exercise this right at any time by contacting the controller.

(10) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes this Regulation.

(11) Right to an effective judicial remedy against a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any available administrative or non-judicial remedy, including the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to an effective judicial remedy if you consider that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data in non-compliance with this Regulation.


Newsletter & Law Firm Magazine

We would like to point out that we evaluate your user behaviour when sending our newsletter. We partly use an external service provider for the dispatch of the newsletter and the data processing mentioned below. This has been carefully selected and commissioned by us, is bound by our instructions and is regularly checked.
For the evaluation of user behaviour, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which represent single-pixel image files stored on the website of our external service provider. For the evaluation we link the web beacons with your e-mail address and an individual ID. Links and/or QR codes received in the newsletter also contain this ID. With the data obtained in this way, we create a user profile to adapt the newsletter to your individual interests. We record when you read our newsletters, which links you click on in the newsletters and draw conclusions about your personal interests. We link this data to actions taken by you on our website.

You can object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link provided in each e-mail or by informing us of another contact method. The information is stored for as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter. After your cancellation we store the data purely statistically and anonymously. Moreover, such tracking is not possible if you have deactivated the display of images in your e-mail program by default. In this case the newsletter will not be displayed completely and you may not be able to use all functions. If you display the images manually, the above tracking takes place.