SMP

Privacy-Policy

1. Name and contact details of the party responsible for data processing and the Data Protection Officer

This Privacy Policy applies to the data processing activities of:


Controller: Schnittker Möllmann Partners Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB, Hardenbergstrasse 27, D-10623 Berlin, Germany
Email: datenschutz@smp.law
Telephone: +49 30 76759750


Schnittker Möllmann Partners Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB has appointed Dr. Patrick Schweisthal based at Dachauer Str. 65, 80335 Munich, Germany and can be contacted at pschweisthal@consulting.dataguard.de.

2. Collection and retention of personal data and nature and purpose of their use

If you opt in to receive updates from us

If you have given your explicit consent under Art. 6(1) Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to send you our legal and tax updates and event invitation. In order to sign up for updates and event alerts, you only need to provide your email address.

You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time, e.g. by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of any update or event alert. Alternatively, please email your unsubscribe request to news@smp.law.

3. Disclosing information to third parties

We will not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those specified herebelow.
We will only provide your personal data to third parties in the following cases:

  • if you have given your explicit consent according to Art. 6(1) Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • if disclosure is necessary pursuant to Art. 6(1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding protectable interest in the non-disclosure of your information,
  • if disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation pursuant to Art. 6(1) Sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and
  • where permitted by law and necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party pursuant to Art. 6(1) Sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

4. Website analytics tools/ Tracking toolsWe use the following tracking technologies on the basis of Art. 6(1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Using them helps us to continually improve the way our website works and to tailor it to suit your needs. We also use tracking technologies to statistically monitor how our website is used and adapt our offer to your specific needs and interests. These interests constitute legitimate interests as defined in the regulation referred to above. The processing purposes and data categories concerned depend on the tracking tool used.

i) Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as "Google"), to continually improve the way our websites work and to tailor them to suit your needs. In this context, we create pseudonymised user profiles and use cookies (see clause 4). The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website such as

  • the type and version of your browser software,
  • the operating system you are using,
  • the referrer URL,
  • the host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • the time of the server request,

will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This information is used to analyse the use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage for market research purposes and to tailor those websites to suit users' needs. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. In no event will Google associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. IP addresses are masked and anonymised.

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

You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of this website (including your IP address) from being conveyed to and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available through the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Alternatively to the browser add-on, in particular for browsers on mobile devices, you can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics by clicking this link (http://www.google.de/settings/ads) to set an opt-out cookie which will then prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie will be stored on your device and is only activated in this particular browser and only for our website. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will need to save the opt-out cookie again.

More information on data protection by Google Analytics can be found, for example, in the Google-Analytics Help Centre (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

5. Rights of data subjects

You have the right

  • to obtain information from us pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR as to whether or not we process personal data about you. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of a right to request rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data about you or to object to such processing, the right to lodge a complaint, where the personal data are not collected from you, any available information as to their source, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about the details of it;
  • to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate personal data we hold about you pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • to obtain from us the erasure of personal data we hold about you pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR where you contest the accuracy of the personal data, the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of the personal data and we no longer need t the personal data but you require the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • to receive the personal data about you which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request that those data be transmitted to another controller pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR;
  • to withdraw any consent you have previously given to us at any time pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR. This means that we are not allowed to continue processing your data in the future as we did on the basis of that consent, and
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can turn to the supervisory authority at your habitual residence, at your place of work or at the official domicile of our firm.

6. Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR on grounds relating to your particular situation or if your objection relates to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection that will be implemented by us without any particular situation having to be stated.

In order to exercise your right to object or withdraw your consent, please email datenschutz@smp.law.

7. Data security

We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology, which is the Internet standard for the secure transmission of data, with the highest level encryption supported by your browser. As a rule, this will be 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256 bit encryption, we use 128 bit v3 technology instead. You will know whether a particular page of our Website is transferred in encrypted form by the key or closed padlock symbol on the bottom toolbar of your browser.

Apart from that, we use appropriate technical and organisational safeguards to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continually improved as new technology becomes available.

8. Status and amendments

This Privacy Policy is currently in force and was last amended in May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and our offers on this website, or due to changes in legislation and authority requirements, it may become necessary to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Our current Privacy Policy can be downloaded and printed from our website at https://www.smp.law/Privacy-Policy.