Privacy Statement

1. Name and contact details of the person responsible for data processing and of the company data protection officer

This data protection information applies to data processing in conjunction with the use of the website under the TLD www.lsv-legal.com by the companies of the LSV group, namely LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH, LSV Treuhand GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft and LSV Revisions GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (hereinafter: LSV Group), and the notaries Mr. Thomas W. Steinacker and Mr. Daniel Kroos (responsible persons).

c/o LSV Verwaltungs GmbH
Bockenheimer Landstr. 51 – 53
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Federal Republic of Germany
+49(69)509820
+49(69)50982555
info@lsv-legal.com

The data protection officer of the companies LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH and LSV Treuhand GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft and the notaries, Mr. Frank-Michael Hug, can be contacted at the above-stated address, attention to Mr. Frank-Michael Hug, or by e-mail at datenschutz@lsv-legal.com.

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website

When accessing our websites under the TLD www.lsv-legal.com (hereinafter only: website), information is automatically sent to the servers of the hosting service provider of our website by the browser you use on your device. The hosting services for www.lsv-legal.com are provided for the LSV Group by the company domainfactory GmbH, Oskar-Messter-Str. 33, 85737 Ismaning, Federal Republic of Germany, www.df.eu. When the website is accessed, a direct connection to their servers is established for the duration of the visit. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • the IP address of the requesting computer (user),
  • date, time and duration of the access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • information about the browser type and used version used as well as the browser language,
  • the operating system of the user's computer,
  • the user's Internet service provider,
  • the website from which access is made (Referrer-URL),
  • websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website.

The information in conjunction with the visit of the website is temporarily stored in a so-called web server log file and is automatically deleted after 7 days at the latest.

The mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
  • ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and web server log files is provided by art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the above-listed purposes for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in web server log files are a necessary requirement for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations under sections 4 and 5 of this data privacy statement.

b) When registering for our newsletter

If you have expressly consented, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis, in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an e-mail address.

You can unsubscribe at any time, for example in response to any newsletter. Alternatively, you are welcome to send your unsubscription request at any time to info@lsv-legal.com by email.

3. Disclosure of data to third parties

There will be no transfer of personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties:

  • if you have given your express consent pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • if the disclosure pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and if there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and
  • if this is legally permissible and is necessary for the handling of contractual relationships with you pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

Within the scope of our website, pages/information with content in german language originating from Ernst Röbke publishing house www.erv-online.de are also used in the german part under "News".  When you visit the websites listed under "News", your browser establishes a direct connection to the server of the third-party provider. They may store your IP address for statistical purposes. These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. The data will be deleted automatically.

4. Cookies

When accessing the website, the user was informed about the use of cookies for analytical purposes and his or her consent to the processing of personal data used in this context was obtained. In this context, reference was also made to this data privacy statement.

We use third party cookies on our website (see section 5). These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device, and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the utilization of cookies.

Information resulting in connection with the specifically used device is stored in the cookie. However, this does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more enjoyable to you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These will be deleted automatically after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time to optimize user-friendliness. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been here and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you for the purpose of optimizing our offer (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you return to our site that you have already been here. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

You as a visitor have the choice and can decide whether you want to accept cookies on your computer or not. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can always set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, or you can exercise your legal right to object by rejecting cookies in your browser settings. You can always delete saved cookies yourself using your browser settings.

5. Website analysis services (tracking tools for traffic analysis)

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet requirements and is continually optimized. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

a. Google Analytics

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created (see under section 4) and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as

  • the shortened IP address of the requesting computer (user),
  • date, time and duration of the access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • information about the browser type and used version used as well as the browser language,
  • the operating system of the user's computer,
  • the user's Internet service provider,
  • the website from which access is made (Referrer-URL),
  • when access is made as a result from a search engine, the search terms used,
  • websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website,

is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Deletion takes place automatically after 90 days. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these Internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of the company. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an allocation is not possible (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however please note, in that case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie, which is related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

Deactivate Google Analytics

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the button standing beside. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

 

For more information about privacy in conjunction with Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics Help Center (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

b. Bing Webmaster Tools

For the purpose of the demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our pages we use the Bing Webmaster Tools, a web analysis service of Microsoft Corporation (https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/rechtliche-hinweise/impressum) (One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA; hereinafter "Microsoft"). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created (see under section 4) and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as

  • the shortened IP address of the requesting computer (user),
  • date, time and duration of the access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • information about the browser type and used version used as well as the browser language,
  • the operating system of the user's computer,
  • the user's Internet service provider,
  • from which access is made (Referrer-URL),
  • when access is made as a result from a search engine, the search terms used,
  • websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website,

is transferred to a Microsoft server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these Internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of the company. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Microsoft. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an allocation is not possible (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however please note, in that case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie, which is related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Microsoft by downloading and installing the browser add-on.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Bing Webmaster Tools from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

You as a user have the choice and can decide whether you want to accept cookies or not. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, or you can exercise your legal right to object by rejecting cookies in your browser settings. You can delete saved cookies yourself using your browser settings.

The information collected is transmitted to Microsoft servers in the United States and stored there for a maximum of 180 days. You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website and the processing of this data by deactivating the setting of cookies. This may restrict the functionality of the website.

For more information on Bing Ads' analytics services, please visit the Bing Ads website https://help.bingads.microsoft.com/#apex/3/de/53056/2). Further information on data protection in connection with Bing Webmaster Tools can be found, for example, in the Bing data privacy statement from Microsoft (https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement).

6. Rights of the persons affected

As a natural person you have the right:

  • in accordance with art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if these have not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on their details;
  • in accordance with art. 16 GDPR, to demand the immediate correction of incorrect or the completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • in accordance with art. 17 GDPR, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • in accordance with art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data, but if you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection against the processing in accordance with art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with art. 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person responsible;
  • in accordance with art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to revoke your consent given to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future, and
  • in accordance with art. 77 GDPR, to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our office.

7. Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will accept without specifying a particular situation.

If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to info@lsv-legal.com.

8. Data security

We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. This is usually a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support a 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the display of the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

9. Up-to-datedness and amendment of this data privacy statement

This data privacy statement is currently valid, with the status as of May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and our offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data privacy statement. You may retrieve and print out the current data privacy statement at any time on the website under https://www.lsv-legal.com/en/privacy-statement.