This data protection declaration enlightens users as to the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and usage of personal data by the responsible provider
The law firm RBB Beathalter & Partner mbB
Telephone: + 49 (0)7941 92 06 0
on this website (hereinafter referred to as “Offer”).
Access Data / Server Log Files
The provider (or rather its webspace provider) collects data pursuant to all access to the Offer (so-called server log files). The access data include:
Name of the website visited, file, date and time of the retrieval, volume of data transmitted, notification of the successful retrieval, browser type including version thereof, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (site previously visited), IP-address and the inquiring provider.
The provider shall use the protocol data exclusively for statistical analyses for the purpose of the operation, safety and optimisation of the Offer. The provider does, however, reserve the right to review the protocol data at a later date should specific clues give rise to a justified suspicion of illegal usage.
Handling of Personal Data
Personal data consist of items of information with the aid of which a person is identifiable, in other words which can be traced to a particular person. These include his name, e-mail address or telephone number. But persona data also include data pursuant to preferences, hobbies, memberships or the websites that have been viewed by a person.
Personal data shall be collected, used and forwarded by the provider only if this is permitted by law or the users consent to the collection of the data.
Upon making contact with the provider (for example using the contact form or by e-mail) the user’s details will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the eventuality that follow-on questions might arise.
Commentaries and Articles
Should users leave behind them commentaries in the blog or any other articles their IP-addresses shall be stored. This is for the provider’s own security should anybody, in commentaries and articles, produce illegal contents (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In such a case the provider itself can be prosecuted for the commentary or article and therefore has an interest in knowing the identity of the author.
Users may subscribe to the subsequent commentaries. The users receive a confirming e-mail, in order to check whether they really are the owner of the e-mail address entered. Users may cancel current commentary subscriptions at any time. The confirming e-mail will contain references to this.
When a user retrieves the Offer, one or more cookies are stored on his computer. A cookie is a small file consisting of a certain sequence of characters which clearly indentifies your browser. With the aid of such cookies the provider increases the comfort and quality of its services by, for example, archiving user settings. Cookies cause no harm to the user’s computer and do not contain any viruses.
It is also possible to use the Offer without cookies. Users may deactivate the storage of cookies in their browsers, restrict the same on certain websites or set their browsers in such a manner that they are informed before a cookie is stored. They may at any time delete the cookies from their computer’s hard disk using the data protection functions of their browser. In such a case the functions and the user friendliness of the Offer could be restricted.
This Offer uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text files that are stored on the users’ computers and which enable the analysis of the usage of the website by the latter. The information generated by the cookie pursuant to the usage of this website by the users will, as a general rule, be transmitted to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there.
Should the IP-anonymisation have been activated on this website, however, the users’ IP-addresses will be shortened by Google beforehand in member states of the European Union or in other states that are parties to the treaty pursuant to the European Economic Area. The full IP-address will be transferred to a Google Server in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional cases. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information in order to analyse the use of the website by the users in order to create reports pursuant to the website activities and to render further services to the operator of this website connected with the usages of the website and the usage of the internet.
The IP-address transmitted from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. The users may prevent the storage of the cookies by adjusting the settings of their browser software accordingly; this Offer does, however, draw the user’s attention in such a case that they may possibly not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extents. The users may additionally prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie and data pursuant to their usage of the website (incl. their IP-address) to Google and the processing of said data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Use of Facebook Social Plug-Ins
This Offer uses social plug-ins (“Plug-Ins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). These Plug-Ins are identifiable by the Facebook logo (a white “f” against the background of a blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or by the suffix “Facebook Social Plug-In”. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plug-Ins may be viewed here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.
Should a user call up a website belonging to this Offer that contains such a Plug-In his browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Facebook. The content of the Plug-In will be transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and incorporated by the latter into the website. The provider thus has no influence upon the scope of the data that Facebook gathers with the aid of this Plug-In and therefore informs the user according to its own state of Kenntnisstand:
Through the incorporation of the Plug-In Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the relevant site of the Offer. In the user is logged onto Facebook, Facebook is able to assign the visit to his Facebook account. Should users interact with the Plug-In, for example by pressing the Like Button or submitting a commentary, the relevant information will be transmitted by their browser directly to Facebook and stored there. Should a user not be a member of Facebook the possibility is nonetheless given that Facebook will learn of his IP-address and store it. According to Facebook only IP-addresses that have been anonymised are stored in Germany.
The purpose and scope of the collecting of data and the further usage and processing thereof by Facebook as well as the relevant right and setting options for the protection of the private sphere of the users may be gathered from the data protection pointers from Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If a user is a member of Facebook and does not wish that Facebook should gather data pursuant to himself via this Offer and link these to his membership data stored with Facebook the he must log himself out of Facebook before visiting this internet site.
It is also possible to block Facebook Social Plug-Ins using Add-ons for your browser, for example the “Facebook Blocker“.
Revocation, Amendments, Corrections and Updates
The user has the right to receive free of charge upon request information pursuant to the personal data that have been stored concerning him. The user additionally has the right to have incorrect data corrected as well as to have his personal data blocked and deleted inasmuch as no statutory archiving obligation should oppose this.