Data Protection Policy

1. Name and contact details of the data controller

This data protection information applies to data processing by Dr. Schön Rechtsanwälte und Notare, St.-Johann-Straße 27, 57074 Siegen, Germany, e-mail: info@dr.schoen-siegen.de, telephone: +49 271/313634-0, fax: +49 271/313634-40

2. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of its use

a) When visiting the website

When you call up our website at www.dr.schoen-siegen.de, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your doing anything and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • The website from which the access takes place (referrer URL),
  • The browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

We process the data mentioned in the foregoing for the following purposes:

  • To ensure a smooth connection of the website,
  • To guarantee easy and convenient use of our website,
  • To evaluate system security and stability and
  • For other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is provided by Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest emanates from the aforementioned purposes for data collection. Under no circumstances will we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

b) When using our contact form
If you have any questions of any kind, you have the opportunity to contact us using a form provided on our website. This is necessary in order to provide us with a valid e-mail address so that we know who the enquiry has come from and can respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (a) of the GDPR on the basis of the consent you have provided voluntarily.

The personal data collected by us to enable use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after the completion of your request.

3. Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We shall only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have provided your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (a) of the GDPR,
  • disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation to disclose the data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (1) (c) of the GDPR, and
  • this is legally permissible and required under Art. 6 (1) (1) (b) of the GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

4. Cookies, analysis tools, social media plug-ins

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device, nor do they contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie, which in each case is produced in connection with the specifically used terminal device. This does not mean, however, that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies on the one hand helps 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 of our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period of time, to optimise user-friendliness. If you visit our site again in order to use our services, it will be automatically recognised that you have already visited us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

We also use cookies to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising the service for you (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have already been at our site previously when you visit our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the purposes mentioned above in order to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR.

5. Analysis tools

a) Tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR. Through the tracking measures employed, we seek to ensure that our website is designed to meet the needs of our customers and is continuously optimised. On the other hand, we use tracking measures to record the use of our website for statistical purposes and evaluate this for the purpose of optimising our service for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified in the meaning of the aforementioned provisions.

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

(i) Google Analytics
For the purpose of designing our pages to meet your needs and continuously optimising them, 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”). Pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see item 4) are used in this context. The information generated by the cookie regarding 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 transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and the design of these Internet pages to meet the needs of users. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are rendered anonymous, so that no assignment is possible (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and 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 Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit the site. 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 will need to set the opt-out cookie again.

For additional information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics, see Google Analytics help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

(ii) Google Maps
This website uses the Google Maps API of the company Google Inc. for the visual presentation of map material. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data on use of the Map functions by visitors to the website, and permanent cookies are set. Information relating to your use (in particular the IP address of your computer) may be transmitted to a server of Google Inc. in the USA and stored there. We have no influence on the further processing of data by Google Inc. If you do not agree with this data processing by Google Inc., please refrain from calling up the map material or deactivate the JAVA function in your browser to obtain only a restricted view. The terms of use for Google Maps can be found under Terms of Use for Google Maps. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

6. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR. In particular, you may request information on 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 of rectification, cancellation, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the use of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information concerning the details of such data;
  • to demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay in accordance with Art. 16 of the GDPR;
  • to demand the deletion of your personal data stored with 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. 17 of the GDPR;
  • to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete it and we no longer require the data, but you require it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims in accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR, or if you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 of the GDPR;
  • to receive the personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party in accordance with Art. 20 of the GDPR;
  • to revoke your consent once given to us at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) of the GDPR. As a result, we may no longer continue to process the data which was based on this consent in the future and
  • complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority having jurisdiction over your usual place of residence or workplace or our office.

7. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 of the GDPR if the reasons for such emanate from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we shall comply with without any special circumstances being cited.

If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, it suffices to send an e-mail to this effect to info@dr.schoen-siegen.de.

8. Data security

We use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with the state of the art in technological development.

9. Topicality and amendment of this Data Protection Policy

This Data Protection Policy is currently valid and its latest updated status is May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and services in connection therewith or due to changed legal or government requirements, it may become necessary to change this Data Protection Policy. You can access and print out the current Data Protection Policy at any time on the website at https://www.dr.schoen-siegen.de.

10. Data protection officer

If you have any questions or complaints, you can also contact our company data protection officer at the above address or by e-mail at datenschutz@dr.schoen-siegen.de.