Data protection – GDPR

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1. Name and Contact Details of the Data Controller

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

Controller:

RT Kanzlei für Recht und Steuer (hereinafter RT-RS).
Robert Tille, Lawyer, Specialized Tax Lawyer
Unterfeldring 27, D- 85256 Vierkirchen, Germany

Email: kanzlei@rt-rs.de
Telephone: +49 8139 99891-0

A Data Protection Officer is legally not obligatory for this lawfirm.

2. Collection and Storage of Personal Data and Form and Purpose of utilization

a) When visiting our website

When visiting our website www.rt-rs.de, information used by the browser on your device is automatically sent to the server hosting our website. This information is stored temporarily in a log file. The following information is collected in this process without any manual input from you and will be stored until automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the accessing computer,
  • date and time of access, name and URL of the file accessed,
  • name and URL of the file accessed,
  • website from which the access request originates (referrer URL),
  • The browser used and, as the case may be, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

We will process the aforementioned information for the following purposes:

  • guarantee of smooth establishment of connection to our website,
  • guarantee of comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of the system security and stability and
  • other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes of data processing that are listed above. Under no circumstances will we use collected data to draw conclusions regarding your person. Furthermore, we use website cookies as well as analysis services when you visit our website. You can find further explanations in Clauses 4 and 5 of this Privacy Policy.

b) When registering for our newsletter

If you have given consent pursuant to Art. 6 para.1 a GDPR, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. Entering an e-mail address is sufficient to receive the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time, for example using the link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can also send your unsubscribe request to kanzlei@rt-rs.de at any time. The data will only be stored and used for sending the newsletter. The disclosure of registration data for purposes other than sending the newsletter is not intended.

3. Data Disclosure

Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties for any purposes other than the purposes listed below. We will only forward your personal data to third parties, if:

  • you have given explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1a GDPR,
  • disclosure is necessary pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and if there is no reason to assume that you have an outweighing protectable interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • case of a legal obligation to disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 c GDPR, as well as
  • doing so is legally permissible and, pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1b GDPR, necessary for the execution of contractual matters with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files which are automatically created by your browser and which are saved on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your device, do not contain any viruses, trojans or other malicious software. The cookie contains information which arises in connection with the particular device used. However, this does not mean that we directly become aware of your identity. On the one hand, we use cookies to make the use of our services more convenient for you. For example, we use session cookies to determine whether you already visited individual pages of our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after you left our website. Furthermore, also for the purpose of optimising user-friendliness, we use temporary cookies which are stored on your device for a certain fixed period. If you visit our site again in order to use our services, the website automatically recognises that you already visited us in the past and which entries and settings you made so that you do not have to make them again. On the other hand, we use cookies in order to document the use of our website statistically and to evaluate it in order to optimise the services we offer to you (see Clause “Analysis Tools”). These cookies enable us to determine automatically that you already visited our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after expiry of a defined period. The data processed by cookies are necessary for the above purposes in order to safeguard our and third parties’ legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 parta.1f GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser in the way that no cookies are stored on your computer or that you receive a notification before a new cookie will be stored. However, full deactivation of cookies can lead to the result that you will not be able to use all functions of our website.

5. Analysis tools

Tracking tools set out below and used by us are performed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1f GDPR. We intend to ensure customised design and ongoing optimisation of our website by means of the tracking measures we use. On the other hand, we use the tracking tools to document the use of our website statistically and to evaluate it in order to optimise the services we offer to you. These interests are qualified as legitimate as defined in the above mentioned regulation. The respective purposes of data processing and data categories are set forth in the corresponding tracking tools.

Google Analytics

For the purpose of at-scale design and continuous optimisation of our webpages, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/en/about/, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see Clause “Cookies”) are used. The information regarding your use of our website which is generated by the cookie, including

  • browser type/ version,
  • operating system,
  • referrer URL (previously visited web page),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server query

will be transferred to a server in the USA, where it will be stored. This information will be used in order to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports regarding website activities and to provide further services related to the use of our website and the internet for the purposes of market research and user-friendly configuration of these websites. This information may also be forwarded to third parties if legally required or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with any other Google data. IP addresses are anonymized so that they cannot be identified (IP masking). You can prevent the installation of cookies with the appropriate settings in your browser software; please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of our website to the complete extent. You can also prevent the collection of data regarding your use of the website which is generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

As an alternative to this browser add-on, especially with browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is placed which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting our website. The opt­out cookie only applies to this browser and for our website, and will not be stored on your device. If you erase the cookies in this browser, it is necessary for you to place the opt-out cookie again. Further information on data protection in the context of Google Analytics is available in the following Google Analytics Help feature: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

6. Rights of Persons Concerned

You have the right:

  • pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, to access information about your personal data that we process. In particular, you may ask for information regarding the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients towards whom your personal data were or are disclosed, intended storage period, existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of the right to file a complaint, the origin of your data if they were not collected by us, as well as the existence of an automatic decision-making process including profiling and, where applicable, conclusive information regarding details;
  • pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, to request the immediate rectification or completion of your personal data that we have stored;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data that we have stored unless processing is required in order to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of processing of your personal data insofar as you challenge their accuracy, if processing is unlawful, but you object to their deletion and if we do no longer require the data, but you require them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data that you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or to request their transfer to another data controller;
  • pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to withdraw at any time any consent you granted us. This will have the consequence that we will no longer be allowed to continue any data processing that was based on this consent in the future and
  • pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority. Usually, you can contact the supervisory authority at your place of residence or work or the supervisory authority at the registered office of our lawfirm.

7. Right to Object

If your personal data are processed pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1f GDPR on the basis of legitimate interests, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, to submit an objection to the processing of your personal data insofar as the appropriate reasons exist which arise from your particular situation or if the objection is aimed at direct advertisement. In the latter case you have a general right to object, that we will implement without indication of any particular situation. If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or objection, simply send an email to kanzlei@rt-rs.de.

8. Data Security

When you visit our website, we use the common SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in combination with the respective highest degree of encryption that is supported by your browser. This usually is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will transmit the website in unencrypted form instead. You can see whether individual pages of our website are transmitted in encrypted form by the “encryptet” icon of the key or lock symbol in the lower status line of your browser. Apart from the above, we use appropriate technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or access by unauthorised third parties. Our security measures are subject to continuous advancement according to technological developments.

9. Timeliness and Amendments to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is currently applicable and was last amended in May 2018. Due to our website and related services being developed further or amended legal respectively official stipulations, it may be necessary to amend this Privacy Policy. You can view and print out the currently valid privacy policy on our website at www.rt-rs.de/en/data-protection/ at any time.

Phone: +49 8139/99891-0
Fax: +49 8139/99891-99
RT Kanzlei für Recht und Steuer, Robert Tille
Unterfeldring 27, D-85256 Vierkirchen (nearby Munich), Germany