Privacy Statement

I. Responsible Persons

This data protection notice applies to data processing by:

Responsible Persons: Rechtsanwälte Dres. Schacht & Kollegen, Schillerstraße 9, 91710 Gunzenhausen; Dr. Bettina Schacht, Dr. Sigurd Schacht, Stefan Schröter, Udo Kellner, Michael Stock, Oliver Blum, Christoph Span, Dr. Stephan M. Ebner, Markus Rauh, Stefanie Braun, Janina Fleischle, Victoria Auernhammer, Marina Pickel; Nürnberger Straße 2, 91781 Weißenburg; Industriestraße 2, 91757 Treuchtlingen; Ludwigstr. 4, 91126 Schwabach; Germany, e-mail: rechtsanwaelte@dres-schacht.de, telephone: 09831/67070, fax: 09831/670745.

The company data protection officer of Dres. Schacht & Kollegen can be reached at the address Schillerstraße 9, 91710 Gunzenhausen or via rechtsanwaelte@dres-schacht.de. This is Mr. Christoph Span, Schillerstraße 9, 91710 Gunzenhausen.

II. General information on data processing

Data protection is of particular importance to Dres. Schacht & Kollegen. For this reason, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter: “data subject").

The collection and use of personal data of our users is always in accordance with the DSGVO and the applicable country-specific data protection rules. If the processing of personal data is necessary and such processing is not permitted by legal regulations, we always obtain the consent of the data subject.

A transfer of personal data to third parties does not take place in principle. A transfer only takes place if you have expressly consented (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO); there is a legitimate interest for the transfer and no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO); there is a legal obligation for the disclosure (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO); or disclosure is permissible in the context of the performance of a contract with you (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO).

III. Collection and storage of personal data

1. When visiting our website

Each time you access our website, information is automatically transmitted to our website server by the browser you use. The following information is collected and stored until automatic deletion:

IP address of the requesting computer,

Date and time of access,

Name and URL of the accessed file,

Website from which the access is made (referrer URL),

information about the type of browser used,

the operating system of your computer

the name of your internet service provider.

This data is only stored temporarily in a so-called log file. Not affected by this are the IP addresses of the user or other data that allow the data to be assigned to a user. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. When using this data, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in providing a functional website with correctly delivered content, in optimizing our systems and in providing law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyberattack. As soon as there is no longer a legitimate interest and there is no legal obligation to retain this data, it is routinely deleted.

In addition, we use cookies during your visit. You can find more detailed information on this under sections IV, V and VI of this data protection declaration.

2. When using our contact form or contacting us by e-mail

For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. If you contact us via our contact form or by e-mail, your voluntarily submitted personal data will be automatically stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after the request you have made has been dealt with.

IV. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that your browser automatically creates and that can be stored on your terminal device. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again. This does not mean that we thereby gain immediate knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. In addition, we use cookies to optimize the user-friendliness and our offer and for statistical purposes.

We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after you leave our site. In addition, we use temporary cookies that are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. The data collected includes the frequency of page views, search terms entered and the use of website functions.

The use of cookies for the statistical collection and evaluation of our offer is described in more detail in section V. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been to our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to provide a functional and user-friendly website.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice always appears before a new cookie is created. However, completely disabling cookies may prevent you from using all the features of our website.

V. Use of analysis services (Google Analytics)

For the purpose of a needs-based design and the ongoing optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter: “Google") (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/).

We use Google Analytics on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In this way, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the ongoing optimization of our website. In addition, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies are used (see under section IV.). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

Browser type/version,

operating system used,

Referrer URL (the previously visited page),

host name of the accessing computer (IP address),

time of the server request,

are usually transferred to a Google server and stored there. Under certain circumstances, the data may also be transferred to Google servers in the USA. Due to Google's certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield, the European Commission has determined an adequate level of data protection for Google.

The above-mentioned information may also be transferred to third parties, if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. In no case will the IP address transmitted by your browser be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking). Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this 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 and 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 (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this LINK. An opt-out cookie will be set so that in the future the collection of your data when visiting this website is prevented. The opt-out cookie is stored on your device and is only valid in this browser and only for our website. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found, for example, in the Google Analytics help: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

VI. Use of marketing services (Google Ads)

On our website we have integrated the service Google Ads. Google Ads is an internet advertising service that allows to place ads in Google's search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. The operating company of this service is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Ads is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In this way, we want to ensure that our website is advertised in a targeted and needs-oriented manner. In connection with the tracking measures described in section V., the use of the advertising offers on our website is statistically recorded and evaluated for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are considered legitimate in the sense of the aforementioned provision.

The purpose of Google Ads is to promote our website by displaying advertisements on the websites of third-party companies and in Google's search results, as well as displaying third-party advertisements on our website.

For statistical evaluation and improvement of our offer, the Google Ads advertisements are evaluated with the help of Google Conversion Tracking. For this purpose, Google Ads sets a cookie (see section IV.) on your computer, if you have accessed our website via a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Ads customer's website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Each Ads customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across Ads customers' websites. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Ads customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Ads clients learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can also refuse the setting of a cookie required for this – for example, via a browser setting that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com".

Google's further information and privacy policy on conversion tracking can be found here: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/1722022?hl=de and https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Furthermore, we use Google Tag Manager on our website. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketers to manage website tags through one interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool takes care of triggering other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

Our website also uses Google's remarketing function. This technology is used to present interest-based advertisements to visitors of the website within the Google Partner Network. The ads are displayed through the use of cookies, which are used to analyze user behavior when visiting the website and can then be used for targeted product recommendations and interest-based advertising. On these pages, the visitor can then be presented with advertisements that relate to content that the visitor has previously accessed on websites that use Google's remarketing technology. According to its own information, Google does not collect any personal data during this process. You can access more information here http://www.google.de/tagmanager/use-policy.html and here https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=de.

If you do not wish to receive interest-based advertising via Google's remarketing technology, you can disable Google's use of cookies for these purposes by making the appropriate settings at the following link:

https://adssettings.google.com/anonymous?sig=ACi0TCgMFcf7FpekvHUqS-mPHxN1gZpfvDSpUrN9mSa8V9nxDdenZ-3K4xcFepsHZ35FPiNdD0SeRFM2chd1zi7uP3IDoR8jvBQbn63Xn0KVL5FnADEnJaI&hl=de

VII. Data subject rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights vis-à-vis the data protection officer. If you would like to make use of one of these rights, please contact the data protection officer via the contact details mentioned in section I above.

1. Right to information (Art. 15 DSGVO)

You may request information from the data controller as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by him.

If processing is taking place, you may obtain from the controller information about this personal data as well as about the purposes of processing; the categories of personal data that are processed; the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed; the planned duration for which the personal data concerning you will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the storage period; the existence of a right to rectify or erase the personal data concerning you or to have the processing restricted by the controller, or a right to object to such processing; the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority; if the personal data is not collected from you, you can request any available information about the origin of the data; the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling pursuant to Article 22 (1), (4) DSGVO and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the scope and the intended effects of such processing for the data subject; the transfer of personal data to a third country or to an international organization as well as about the appropriate safeguards in this context pursuant to Article 46 DSGVO.

2. Right to rectification (Art. 16 DSGVO)

You have a right to have your personal data corrected and/or completed without undue delay vis-à-vis the controller if the personal data processed concerning you are inaccurate or incomplete.

3. Right to erasure (Art. 17 DSGVO)

You may request the erasure of your data stored by us, if the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed; you withdraw your consent and there is no other legal basis for the processing; you object pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing or you object pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DSGVO; the personal data have been processed unlawfully; erasure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or the personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) DSGVO. This right to erasure does not apply insofar as the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; for reasons of public interest; or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

4. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 DSGVO)

You may request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you, if the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by you for the duration of the verification of the accuracy by the controller; the processing is unlawful and you request the restriction of the processing instead of the erasure; the controller no longer requires the data, but you need them for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims; or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) DSGVO and it is not yet clear whether legitimate grounds of the controller override your grounds.

If the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, such data may – apart from being stored – only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the restriction of processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

5. Right to data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO)

You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller.

6. Right to object

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation. If the objection is directed against direct marketing, you have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

7. Right to revoke consent (Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO)

You have the right to revoke your consent, once given, at any time vis-à-vis us with the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future.

8. Right of complaint (Art. 77 DSGVO)

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. For this purpose, you can contact the supervisory authority of your place of residence or workplace or the supervisory authority responsible for us.

VIII. Data security

In order to protect your data in the best possible way, we use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure on our website in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. You can see whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser. We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against manipulation, loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties.

IX. Actuality and change of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid as of October 2019. Due to the further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal requirements, an amendment of this declaration may become necessary.