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Privacy Policy

In this privacy policy, Görtz Rechtsanwälte (Görtz Legal) would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data processed by us in the context of the use of our website. Personal data are all data that can be personally related to you as the person concerned (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, user behavior). Furthermore, you will be informed of your data protection rights.

Controller

The controller pursuant to Art. 4 (7) GDPR is:

Dominik Görtz
Mittlerer Pfad 19
D-70499 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 365 917 0
Fax: +49 711 365 917 17
E-Mail: ra@goertz-kanzlei.de

Data protection officer

You can reach our data protection officer at:

Görtz Rechtsanwälte
Datenschutzbeauftragter
Mittlerer Pfad 19
D-70499
Phone: +49 711 365 917 0
E-Mail: goertz-kanzlei@d3-datenschutz.de

Collection of general data and information

Every time you visit our website, a series of general data and information is transmitted – even when using it for information purposes only. We only collect the general data and information that your browser transmits to our server. We collect data and information that are technically necessary for us to display our website and that serve the purpose of stability, security and security in the event of attacks on our information technology systems. The following data and information are collected:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of access to the website
  • browser types and versions used
  • the operating system used and its interface
  • Website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer)
  • Subwebsites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
  • Internet service provider of the accessing system

This data are deleted after the storage is no longer necessary for error analysis or hazard prevention. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Görtz Rechtsanwälte does not draw any conclusions about you as the person concerned when using this general data and information.

  1. Contact possibilities via the website

Quick electronic contact and direct communication with us is made possible by the general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address) and the contact form. If you contact us by e-mail or via the contact form, your personal data will be automatically stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry or making contact.

The data will be processed for the purpose of establishing contact pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent or, in the case of a (pre)contractual relationship with us pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. We delete the data arising in this context after storage is no longer necessary to process your request, or restrict processing if statutory retention obligations exist.

  1. Data protection for applications

Furthermore, Görtz Rechtsanwälte collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. Processing may also take place electronically, in particular if applicants submit application documents by electronic means, for example by e-mail. If Görtz Rechtsanwälte concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. In this context, the legal basis is Art. 88 GDPR, § 26 (German-)BDSG. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the decision of rejection, provided that there are no other legitimate interests to the contrary. Another legitimate interest is, for example, the burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (German-AGG).

  1. Cookies

Some of the internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use the website. For example, when cookies are used, it is not necessary to re-enter data in the contact form each time you visit the website because this is taken over by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. The legal basis for the use of cookies is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted you close your browser. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

  1. Google services

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service. Google Analytics in turn uses the cookies described under point 4, which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google Analytics is configured so that your IP address is transmitted to Google in anonymised form (“_anonymizeIp”). As a result, Google’s IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area are further processed in abbreviated form. As far as the data collected about you is personal, this is immediately excluded. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. For exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. On our behalf as the operator of this website, Google will use the collected information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with further services relating to website and internet use.

We use Google Analytics to analyse and improve the use of our website. We can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user by using the statistics obtained. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Third Party Information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Terms of Use: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Privacy Policy Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?p=privpol_data&hl=en&visit_id=636712262166058907-1279636423&rd=1, and Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Maps

On this website we also use Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on our website and enables you to conveniently use the map function. The legal basis for the use of Google Maps is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the general data and information described under point 1. (e.g. IP address, browser types, etc.) are transmitted. This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for unlogged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider Google, please refer to its privacy policy. You can also find out more about your rights and privacy settings there: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de. Google processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Google Adwords Conversion

We use the offer of Google Adwords to draw attention to our offer with the help of advertising material (so-called Google Adwords) on external websites. We can determine how successful individual advertising measures are in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. This enables us to make our website more interesting for you and to achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs. These advertising media are delivered by Google via so-called “Ad Servers”. For this purpose, we use ad server cookies, through which certain parameters for measuring success, such as the insertion of ads or clicks by users, can be measured. If you access our website via a Google ad, Google Adwords stores a cookie on your PC. These cookies usually expire after 30 days and are not intended to identify you personally. For this cookie, the unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions) and opt-out information (mark that the user no longer wishes to be addressed) are usually stored as analysis values. These cookies enable Google to recognize your Internet browser. If a user visits certain pages of an Adwords customer’s website and the cookie stored on their computer has not expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page. Each Adwords customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be traced via the websites of Adwords customers. We do not collect and process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. On the basis of these evaluations we can recognize which of the used advertising measures are effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of advertising material; in particular, we cannot identify users on the basis of this information. For us, the legal basis in this context is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We have no influence on the extent and the further use of data which are raised by the use of this tool by Google and inform you therefore according to our level of knowledge: By the integration of AdWords conversion Google receives the information that you called the appropriate part of our Internet appearance or clicked an announcement of us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google may associate your visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may obtain and store your IP address.

You can prevent participation in this tracking process in various ways: a) by setting your browser software accordingly, in particular by suppressing third-party cookies, you will not receive any ads from third-party providers; b) by deactivating cookies for conversion tracking, by setting your browser so that cookies are blocked by the domain “www.googleadservices.com”, https://www.google.de/settings/ads, this setting being deleted when you delete your cookies; c) by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the “About Ads” self-regulation campaign via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices, this setting being deleted when you delete your cookies; d) by permanently deactivating Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome in your browsers under the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. Please note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer in full. Further information on data protection at Google can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB and https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html. Alternatively, you can visit the website of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://www.networkadvertising.org Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

  1. Disclosure of data to third parties

We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1 f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend 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 a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and
  • this is legally permissible and is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.
  1. Rights of the data subject

With regard to your personal data, you have the following rights vis-à-vis us:

  • Right of access to the personal data in accordance with Art. 15(1) GDPR.
  • Right to rectification of inaccurate personal data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR.
  • Right to erasure (right to be forgotten) of personal data in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR.
  • Right to restriction of processing under Art. 18 GDPR.
  • Right to data portability under Art.20 GDPR.
  • Right to object to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as the processing of personal data is based on a balancing of interests pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. We ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data. In the event of an objection, we will check the situation and cease and adjust the data processing or point out to you our compelling reasons worthy of protection, on the basis of which we will continue the processing.
  • Right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes in accordance with Art. 21(3)
  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you in accordance with Art. 22 GDPR.
  • Right to withdraw your consent at any time pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR . The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

If you wish to assert one of the above rights, you can contact us von Görtz Rechtsanwälte or our data protection officer at any time.

In addition, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the applicable data protection law.

The supervisory authority responsible for us is

Landesbeauftragte f. d. Datenschutz u. d. Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg
Königstrasse 10 a
D-70173 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 615541-0
Fax: +49 711 615541-15
E-Mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de
Web: www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de

  1. Changes to the privacy policy

Due to further development of our website or due to changes in legal and official requirements, we reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time with effect for the future. An up-to-date version is available on the website. Please inform yourself regularly!