Privacy Notice

We appreciate you visiting our website. Data protection is important, so we are informing you as follows with regard to what personal data we record, how we process it and for what purpose.

1. Data protection controller and privacy officer

The party responsible for controlling the processing of personal data within the meaning of Art. 4(7) GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] is

act AC Tischendorf Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB | Zeppelinallee 77 | 60487 Frankfurt am Main | Email: frankfurt@actlegal-act.com | Tel: +49 69 2470970.

The privacy officer can be contacted at the above postal address and via the following email address datenschutz@actlegal-act.com | Tel: +49 69 2470970.

2. Purposes of data processing and legal framework

2.1 Visiting our website

When accessing our website www.career-actlegal-act.com the browser that you use will automatically send information to our website’s server. This information is stored temporarily in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded and stored until automatically deleted:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference compared to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Website from which the request emanates
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Browser software language and version.

We process the above data to ensure a smooth connection setup and user-friendly application of our website, to guarantee network and information security, to analyse system security and stability and also for administrative purposes.

The legitimacy of our data processing is based on Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest derives from the aforementioned data recording purposes. We do not use data to draw conclusions about you as an individual.

We also deploy cookies and tracking services on our website. Further details of this are to be found in paragraphs 7 and 8 of this Privacy Statement.

2.2 Subscribing for our newsletter | publications | invitations

If you have agreed to receive our newsletter, publications, invitations to events and other information of relevance to you (Art. 6(1) (a) GDPR), we will use your name and email address to provide you with that information electronically.

You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect and also unsubscribe. To do this you may use the link at the end of any newsletter or, alternatively, the above email address. This means that we will no longer continue in future to carry out any data processing to which your consent relates and will delete the data unless there should be any legal reason not to do so or a statutory obligation to retain it.

2.3 Contract fulfilment

In the fulfilment of our contract with you we process the following personal data:

  • client master data (title, forename, surname, email address, postal address, telephone and (where applicable) fax number(s))
  • contract data
  • information required to assert and defend rights when acting for you.

The legal basis for our data processing is Article 6(1) (b) GDPR. Data is processed so as to be able to identify you as a client, to enable us to provide you with appropriate legal advice and represent you, to correspond with you, to issue invoices and assert and settle any claims.

Personal data gathered by us whilst acting for you will be saved until the statutory period during which lawyers are obliged to keep it has expired (6 and 10 years from the close of the calendar year in which we stop acting for you) and will then be deleted unless we are required under Article 6(1) (c) GDPR to keep it for longer than this for fiscal and commercial safekeeping and documentation reasons or unless you have consented to it being kept for a longer period of time pursuant to Article 6(1) (a) GDPR.

3. Disclosure of personal data

We will not disclose your personal data to third parties unless:

  • you have given your consent to this pursuant to Art. 6(1) (a) GDPR,
  • disclosure is necessary under Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR in order to assert, establish or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding and legitimate interest in non-disclosure of your data,
  • there should be a statutory obligation of disclosure pursuant to Art. 6(1) (c) GDPR, or
  • permissible by law and necessary for the performance of contracts with you pursuant to Art. 6(1) (b) GDPR.

Where necessary under Article 6(1) (b) GDPR in order to manage our client relationship with you your personal data will be passed on to third parties. This includes, in particular, passing it on to your opponents and their representatives (especially their lawyers) as well as courts of law and other public authorities for correspondence purposes and in order to assert and defend your rights.

Lawyer confidentiality is not affected. In the case of data that is subject to lawyer confidentiality this will only be passed on to third parties by agreement with you.

Where we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA)), where this is done whilst using third-party services or when disclosing or transmitting data to third parties this will only be done so as to fulfil our (pre)contractual duties, with your consent, where required by law to do so, or where we have a legitimate interest in so doing. Unless there should be a statutory exemption we will only process data in a third country if the special statutory conditions under Art. 44 et seq. GDPR are fulfilled.

4. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • under Art. 15 GDPR to ask for information about your personal data processed by us. You may specifically ask for information as to the purpose of such processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or is being disclosed and the length of time that it is intended to be kept, as to the existence of a right to amend, delete or limit such processing or raise an objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data if it has not been obtained from us and as to the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and details of any significant information;
  • under Art. 16 GDPR to require the rectification without undue delay of inaccurate personal data recorded by us or the supplementation of personal data recorded by us;
  • under Art. 17 GDPR to require the erasure of personal data recorded by us unless its processing should be necessary in the exercise of the right of freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal requirement, for reasons of public interest or in order to assert, establish or defend legal claims;
  • under Art. 18 GDPR to require a restriction to be put on the processing of your personal data where the accuracy of data is disputed by you, processing is unlawful but you refuse its erasure and we no longer need the data but you need it in order to assert, establish or defend legal claims or where you have filed an objection to processing under Art. 21 GDPR;
  • under Art. 20 GDPR to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format or to require it to be transmitted to another data protection controller;
  • under Art. 7(3) GDPR to withdraw your consent at any time. This means that in future we will no longer be allowed to continue data processing to which your consent relates, and
  • under Art. 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You may generally address this to the supervisory authority at your habitual place of residence, your place of work or our place of business.

5. Right to object

Where your personal data is processed for the purpose of legitimate interests under Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR you have the right under Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or where the objection is levelled at direct marketing. In the latter case you have a general right to object which will be implemented by us without a particular situation having to be specified.

If you should wish to exercise your right to object or ask for rectification kindly send an email to the above email address.

6. Data security

When our website is visited we use the SSL method (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the highest level of encryption that is supported by your browser. This will generally be 256-bit encryption. If your browser should not support 256-bit encryption we will have recourse to 128-bit v3 technology. You can see whether a particular page of our website is transmitted encrypted from the closed-form display of the key or padlock icon in the bottom status bar of your browser.

We also apply appropriate technical and organisational security measures to safeguard your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, complete or partial loss, destruction or access by unauthorised third parties. Our security measures are continually being improved in line with technological progress.

7. Retention period

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of the processing.

In addition, there may be statutory storage obligations, e.g. commercial or tax storage obligations according to the German Commercial Code (HGB) or the German Fiscal Code (AO). Insofar as such obligations to retain data exist, we will block or delete your data at the end of these retention obligations.

8. Social Media Plugins

We use social plugins (“plugins”) from social media (in our case from Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIN and Xing) on our website. When you visit our website, the data protection tool “Sheriff” only transfers the server address to the social media. However, no other personal data is transferred.

If you use the plugin and are logged in to a social network of one of the listed social media at the same time, it is possible that the respective social medium simultaneously links your activity to your user account. In this case your internet browser will be connected to the servers of the respective providers, who will then send your specific user data. The data transmitted in this process may include: the date and time of your visit to our website, the URL of the website you are visiting at the same time, the URL of the website you visited before, the browser you are using, the operating system you are using and your IP address.

If you do not want the social media to associate the information collected through our advertising directly with your particular profile, you must log out of the particular social media before visiting our website. You can also prevent the loading of plug-ins by using add-ons for your browser.

If you would like more information about the scope of the personal data collected and processed by the social media providers, the purpose of the data processing and your respective rights and configuration options for the protection of your personal data (including your right to object), please read the privacy policy of the respective social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?src=li-other&veh=www.linkedin.com

Xing: https://www.xing.com/app/share%3Fop%3Ddata_protection

We occasionally include videos from YouTube on our website as part of the plugins. YouTube, like most websites, uses cookies to collect user-specific information, for example to log video statistics, prevent fraud and improve user experience. At the start of the respective video, YouTube may simultaneously collect your personal data. We have no influence on this. For further information on data protection at YouTube, we refer you to Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

9. Validity and amendment of this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement is currently valid and dated November 2019. Due to the further development of our website and proposals or due to changes in the law or official rules and regulations it might become necessary to amend this Privacy Statement. We therefore recommend that you check this Privacy Statement at regular intervals.