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      Data protection

      Data protection

      The protection of your personal data is the utmost priority of our law office. This principle applies equally to our online presence and to our conventional services.

      Therefore, we would like to inform you at this point how we implement the data protection regulations in our online offers.

      More information regarding the risks of Internet use and the possibilities to protect yourself can be found on the Internet at www.datenschutz.de.

      1. Data protection

      On principle, most offers and services on our website are intended to be used anonymously. When accessing our website, no personally identifiable records regarding your use of our website will be created, but only anonymous data will be stored.

      Anonymous data is data that is in such a format that it is impossible to establish your identity. Anonymous data is evaluated for instance to analyse habits of our users in order to make our offer more user-friendly and to adjust it to the wishes and needs of our users (e. g. number of pageviews, usage statistics, etc.).

      Personal data consists of information making it possible to identify a particular person. This includes in particular name, date of birth, address, and telephone number.

      To the extent that you provide personal data within our website, this will only be used within the scope of the consent given by you, and only for the purpose indicated on the respective page (e. g. ordering services etc.). You may revoke consent given at any time.

      We will not make available any personal data to third parties. To the extent that personal data need to be collected in order to render our services (e. g. orders), these data will be deleted immediately after the service has been performed.

      If you retrieve pages and files within this website and are requested to enter personal data, please note that such data transfers via the Internet are not secured and such data can be viewed or even misrepresented by unauthorised persons.
      Our employees are bound by the data secrecy obligation pursuant to section 5 BDSG (Federal German Data Protection Act). More information regarding the use of personal data can be found in our “öffentliches Verfahrensverzeichnis” (public register of procedures).

      2. Use of email addresses

      If you send us an email, we will use your email address only to correspond with you; we will of course not disclose it to third parties.

      3. Use plusXChange

      We offer our clients the possibility to exchange documents with us via data rooms in our cloud portal “plusXChange”. We use the cloud service of DRACOON GmbH, Galgenbergstraße 2a, 93053 Regensburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “Dracoon”).

      Clients who receive access to plusXChange from us within the scope of a client relationship can register online by entering their e-mail address and self-chosen password. All client-relevant documents can be exchanged via the data room. It is recorded when and how long the client uses the data room, when he uploads and downloads data or views them online. The content of the data rooms is protected against foreign and legal access and is therefore also suitable for communications and documents that enjoy protection against seizure.

      Further information on data protection can therefore be found on the Dracoon website at https://www.dracoon.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

      The legal basis for the collection and processing of personal data via plusXChange is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a) DS-GVO and our existing client relationship in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b) DS-GVO

      4. Possibility to obtain information

      In the event that our law office should have stored personal data about you, you may request to receive information about your personal data stored free of charge. Please inform us if we have stored incorrect data about you so we can correct, lock access to, or delete the data.

      5. Cookies

      Cookies are small amounts of data stored on your computer by the operator of a website. Data are stored in cookies in order to perform some functions of our website (e. g. in navigation or in the “secure client area”).

      Temporary cookies will be deleted automatically upon exiting the browser. They only contain an identification number (session ID), which allows the server to relate the successive browser requests to the same user. Temporary cookies are used by many servers and are no security risk.

      Permanent cookies, however, are different, because they can also be read by other servers. Our website uses only temporary cookies in the public area. If you have been given a SmartCard as a client of our law office and work in the non-public area of our website using the “Online workplace”, permanent cookies will be used as well in order to facilitate working with the SmartCard for you. In this process, however, no personal data will be stored and evaluated.

      You have a choice as to whether you want to allow cookies or not. You can change this in your browser settings. When changing your browser settings (usually under “Options” or “Settings” in the browser menus), you have the choice between accepting all cookies, being notified when a cookie is to be placed, or rejecting all cookies. Should you decide not to accept our cookies, it is possible that some of the functionality on our pages will be reduced, and some services may not be available. Thank you for your understanding.

      6. Data encryption during transmission

      Information transmitted via the Internet is usually not encrypted. Since it is never possible to exactly predict the path of the data between the server and the local PC, information transmitted can on principle be viewed in many places.

      Transmission of sensitive data from the non-public area of our web pages to your PC is therefore encrypted on principle. The keys required for this technology are stored on a SmartCard, so access to the non-public areas is only possible using the DATEV SmartCard.

      If you have any further questions on data protection, please contact info@neumann-schmeer.de.