Data Protection

Data Protection

The protection of your personal data in all processes of data processing (such as collection, processing and transmission) is very important to us. Your data is protected in accordance with legal regulations.

The data collected are subject to the special protection of professional secrecy according to the German Federal Lawyers Act (BRAO) and the German Professional Code for Lawyers (BORA). In addition, the data of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO / GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) as well as the German Telemedia Act (TMG). We ensure this extensive protection by technical and organizational measures, including SSL encryption.

The following statement gives you an overview of what data is collected during your visit to the KSP website or otherwise, how this data is used and shared, what security measures we take to protect your data and how you obtain information about the data information given to us.

This privacy policy applies to the entire website and the data processed by KSP, but not to pages of other providers to which the website links.

1. Name and contact details of the controller and data protection officer

This privacy policy applies to data processing by:

Responsible: KSP Kanzlei Dr. Seegers, Dr. Frankenheim Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (im Folgenden: KSP), Kaiser-Wilhelm-Str. 40, 20355 Hamburg, Deutschland, E-Mail-Anschrift: ksp@ksp.de, Telefon: +49 (0)40 450650, Telefax: +49 (0)40 344711.

The data protection officer can also be reached at this address as well as at datenschutz@ksp.de.

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

a) Visit of our website
When you visit our website www.ksp.de, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server on our website. The following information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file:

- IP address of the requesting computer,

- date and time of access,

- name and URL of the retrieved file,

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

- the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

- Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website,

- Ensuring comfortable use of our website,

- Evaluation of system security and stability as well as

- for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO/ GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you as an individual.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when visiting our website. Further details can be found under no. 4 and 5 of this privacy policy.

 

b) Use of our contact forms, our service portal and the chat function; any other communication with KSP
For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website.

If you have any questions or information about a specific matter, you can also use our service portal (with or without a personal account).

In addition, you can contact us via chat to clarify your concerns in direct communication exchange.

Apart from that, you always have the option of communicating with KSP by e-mail, by post or by telephone. The corresponding contact options can be found in our imprint and on any letter you receive from us.

In order to answer your inquiries and notifications it is necessary that you provide us with the information for your personal data requested in the respective form, as this is the necessary for us to contact you or – If you use the service portal and the chat function – to verify your identity to ensure that we do not release information to unauthorized persons.

For any communication with KSP the following applies:
The data you enter is used and stored to answer your questions and notifivations. If your request or notification relates to a legal matter processed by us, we will store the details in the relevant file; they are then subject to the legal retention periods of inter alia the German Federal Lawyers' Code. Otherwise, the information you provide will be deleted after your request has been fulfilled.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. a DSGVO / GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent and based on our legitimate interest in answering your request (Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO / GDPR).

Insofar as the information you provide relates to a legal matter processed by us, the processing of the data is also carried out to assert, exercise and defend legal claims of our clients; it serves their and our legitimate interests in the prosecution and is thus based on Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f DSGVO / GDPR or – as far as you should tell us special types of personal data – on Art. 9 (2) lit. f DSGVO / GDPR. Receivers of the data may include, besides our clients, such entities as courts, bailiffs and other participants in the judicial process, lawyers, credit agencies, address service providers (inter alia Regis24 GmbH, Wallstr. 58, 10179 Berlin, s. www.regis24.de/informationen), service providers in the realm of printing, residents´ registration offices and third-party debtors. 

It is up to you to decide to what extent you use our homepage, the chat function and the service portal and enter your data for this purpose or contact us otherwise and provide personal information. 

 

c) Contacting us as an applicant

If you are interested in a job advertised by us or if you would like to apply proactively, you can submit your application documents via the corresponding online application form.

The storage and processing of this data serves the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship. If an employment relationship is not established and the data are not needed for any special reason – such as legal claims or consent – the data will be deleted after the application process has been completed. The legal basis for data processing results from Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f DSGVO / GDPR and § 26 BDSG or – as far as you should inform us of special types of personal data – on Art. 9 (2) lit. a or b DSGVO / GDPR.

If your application process was carried out with the involvement of a recruitment agency, we may provide information about the progress of the procedure to the latter. A transfer of your data to other third parties in the context of the application process does not take place.

3. Disclosure of data

Your personal data will only be transmitted to third parties if the legal prerequisites exist. This is especially the case when

- You have given your explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) 1  lit. a DSGVO / GDPR (this consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future), 

- the disclosure is required pursuant to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f DSGVO / GDPR for the protection of our or a
third party’s legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have a have a
predominantly legitimate interest in not disclosing your data, (this applies specifically in the case of assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims, in this case also Art. 9 (2) lit. f DSGVO / GDPR applies); see also the declaration on data recipients according to the above section. 2; the or 

- this is legally permissible and pursuant to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. b DSGVO is required for the settlement of contractual relationships with you.

If data is to be passed on to a processor on behalf, these are bound by the above-mentioned and other statutory provisions and are bound to data secrecy.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.

In the cookie information is stored, each resulting in connection with the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our service more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our page.

In addition, to improve usability, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to take advantage of our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made, so you do not have to re-enter them.

On the other hand, we use cookies in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer (see Section 5). These cookies allow us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time.

The data processed by cookies are for the purposes mentioned in order to preserve our legitimate interests as well as of third parties according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f DSGVO / GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or always a hint appears before a new cookie is created. However, disabling cookies completely may mean that you cannot use all the features of our website.

5. Use of services and tools

For the appealing design, analysis and continuous optimization of this website, we use various services and tools, of which we will give you an overview below.

 

Google Analytics

For the purpose of customizing and continually optimizing our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.com/intl/en/about/) (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereafter "Google").

We have entered into a contract data processing contract with Google and are fully implementing the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

The use of Google Analytics is based on Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f DSGVO / GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that the design is tailored to needs and the ongoing optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our service for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned rule.

In the context of the use of Google Analytics, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see point 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

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

are transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and the design of these websites according to their needs. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data in the order. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with any other data provided by Google.

As we use IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area previously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case not all functions of this website may be fully exploited.

In addition, you can 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=en).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link (see below the paragraph). An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting 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.

 

<a href="javascript:gaOptout();" title="click here to deaktivate Google Tracking for Serviceportal">Deactivate Google Analytics</a>

For more information about privacy related to Google Analytics, see the Google Analytics Help Center (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

 

Google Maps

This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of the Maps features by visitors to our Websites. For more information about Google's data processing, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy, which can be found at policies.google.com/privacy;

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

 

Vimeo

As far as we embed videos, we use plugins from Vimeo (Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011).

If you call up the Internet pages provided with such a plugin, a connection is made to the Vimeo servers and the plugin is displayed. Hereby it will be transmitted to the Vimeo server which of our websites you have visited.

For more information about data processing and privacy by Vimeo, see vimeo.com/privacy.

The use of Vimeo takes place in order to be able to incorporate videos on our website and thereby make our online offers appealing. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

6. Rights of the data subject

You have the right:

- under the conditions of Art. 15 DSGVO / GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us;

- under the conditions of Art. 16 DSGVO / GDPR, to demand the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored with us;

- under the conditions of Art. 17 DSGVO / GDPR, to demand the erasure of your personal data stored with us, as far as the processing is not required for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of the public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;

- under the conditions of Art. 18 DSGVO / GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is contested by you or the processing is unlawful, but you oppose its erasure or we no longer need the data, but you require the data for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO / GDPR;

- under the conditions of Art. 20 DSGVO / GDPR, to receive your personal data which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller;

- under the conditions of Art. 7 (3) DSGVO / GDPR, you can revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and

- to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. As a general rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or work or our office.

7. Right to object

If the processing of your personal data is based on legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f DSGVO / GDPR, you have the right to object against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which is implemented by us without specifying any particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to datenschutz@ksp.de.

8. Safety note

KSP has taken all necessary technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss and misuse. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. In accordance with this Privacy Policy, access to your information is only possible through specially authorized persons.

Our information system is a secured area. A firewall is installed to prevent access from other networks connected to the Internet. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task will have access to personal information. Our employees are trained in security and privacy practices.

Your personal data is encrypted during transmission by the so-called Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL). This means that communication between your computer and KSP's servers is done using a well-established encryption method if your browser supports SSL.

With regard to the communication by e-mail, we point out that the confidentiality of the information transmitted is not guaranteed. The content of emails may be viewed by third parties.

9. Updating and changing this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and is current as of May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and services or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current data protection declaration can be viewed and printed by you at any time on the website at www.ksp.de/de/datenschutz.html.

10. Questions on Data Protection

If you have any questions on data protection, please contact us by e-mail at datenschutz(at)ksp.de or write to us at the address shown in the publisher’s statement.