Data Protection Declaration

The website www.ppr-partner.de, all of the sub-domains belonging to this domain, as well as any associated other country-specific domains and sub-domains are an offer by PPR & PARTNER Pape Rauh Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB, Düsseldorf (“PPR & PARTNER”). PPR & PARTNER operates an Internet portal on this website in order to provide information about the law firm PPR & PARTNER and the services offered by PPR & PARTNER.

Name and contact details of the party responsible for processing and of the company data protection officer

This data protection information applies for data processing by:

party responsible:
PPR & PARTNER
Königsallee 70
40212 Düsseldorf
Telephone: 0211 828 929 0
Fax: 0211 828 929 29

The company data protection officer at PPR & PARTNER can be reached at the abovementioned address, to the attention of the data protection officer, or at datenschutzbeauftragter@ppr-partner.de.

Collection and saving of personal data, as well as the type and purpose of its utilisation

When accessing our website at www.ppr-partner.de, information is automatically sent to our website’s server by the browser being used on your end device. This information is temporarily saved in a so-called log file. The following information is collected in that context without you doing anything, and is saved until automatised deletion:

  • IP address of the computer making the query,
  • date and time of the access,
  • name and URL of the file accessed,
  • website from which the access is taking place (referrer URL),
  • browser used, and if applicable the operating system of your computer, as well as the name of your access provider.

The data is processed by us for the following purposes:

    • guaranteeing a smooth connection to the website,
    • guaranteeing comfortable usage of our website,
    • evaluation of the system security and stability, as well as
    • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1, sentence 1, f. of the DSGVO. Our justified interests arise from the above-listed purposes regarding data collection. In no case do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you or your identity.

Moreover, when you visit our website, we use cookies and analysis services. More detailed explanations in this regard are provided in this data protection declaration.

Passing on data

Your personal data is not transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those set out below.

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

      • you have given your express consent thereto pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, a of the DSGVO,
      • it is necessary to pass that data on pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, f of the DSGVO to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, and there is no reason for assuming that you have an overwhelming protection-worthy interest in the data not being passed on,
      • in the event that there is a statutory obligation to pass the data on pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, c of the DSGVO, as well as
      • this is legally permissible and necessary pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1, sentence 1, b of the DSGVO for the execution of contract relationships with you.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files which are automatically generated by your browser and which are saved on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, or similar) when you visit our website.

Cookies do not harm your end device, contain no viruses, Trojan horses or other harmful malware.

The cookie stores information which arises in each case in connection with the end device specifically used. However, this does not mean that we acquire knowledge of your identity directly thereby.

Using cookies serves in making the configuration of using our offer more comfortable for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies in order to identify that you have already visited individual pages of our website. After you leave our website, these are automatically deleted.

Moreover, we also use temporary cookies, which are saved for a certain period on your end device, in order to optimise user friendliness. If you visit our website again in order to use our services, it is automatically identified that you have already visited our website and what information and configuration you used, in order that these do not have to be entered again.

Furthermore, we use cookies in order to collect and to evaluate statistics about the usage of our website, and in order to optimise our offer for you (see section 5). These cookies enable us to identify automatically when you visit our website again that you have been to our website before. These cookies are automatically deleted after a respectively-defined period.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the purposes named in order to safeguard our justified interests as well as those of third parties pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, f of the DSGVO.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are saved on your computer, or you are always informed before a new cookie is generated. The full deactivation of cookies can lead, however, to the consequence that you cannot use all of the functions of our website.

If you leave PPR & PARTNER’s website via a link and go to a third-party website, it is possible that cookies are placed by the operator of the linked websites. PPR & PARTNER is not legally responsible for those cookies.

Analysis tools/tracking tools

The tracking measures described in the following and used by you are carried out on the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, f of the DSGVO. We want to guarantee a needs-oriented configuration and the ongoing optimisation of our website by means of the tracking measures used. Furthermore, we use the tracking measures in order to collect and to evaluate statistics about the usage of our website, and in order to optimise our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified in the sense of the abovementioned provision.

The respective data-processing purposes and data categories can be taken from the corresponding tracking tools.

Google Analytics

For the purpose of the needs-oriented configuration and ongoing optimisation of our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies used in this context. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website, such as

      • browser type/version,
      • operating system used,
      • referrer URL (the website page previously visited),
      • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
      • time of the server query,

is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. The information is used in order to evaluate usage of the website, in order to draw up reports about website activity and in order to render further services associated with the website usage and Internet usage, for the purpose of market research and needs-oriented configuration of those websites. This information too is transmitted to third parties insofar as this is legally prescribed or third parties process that data on behalf of another party. In no event is your IP address conflated with other data by Google. IP addresses are anonymised so that no allocation is possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to inform you that in such case it is possible that you will not be able to use all of the functions of this website to the full extent.

Moreover, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie which is related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as processing of that data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

Alternatively, particularly in the case of browsers on mobile end devices, you can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is placed, which prevents future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie applies only in this browser and only for our website, and is deposited on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

You will find more information about data protection in connection with Google Analytics in Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

Social media plug-ins

LinkedIn

We use social plug-ins belonging to the social network LinkedIn of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”) on our website on the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, f of the DSGVO, in order to make our law firm more well known. The advertising purpose behind this is to be regarded as a justified interest in the sense of the DSGVO. Responsibility for the data protection-compliant operation is to be guaranteed by the provider. These plug-ins are incorporated by us through the so-called two-click method, in order to protect visitors to our website in the best possible way. You can identify the LinkedIn plug-ins by the LinkedIn logo or the “share button” (“recommend”) on this website. When you visit this website, a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server is created via the plug-in. LinkedIn receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address as a result of this. If you click on the LinkedIn “share button” while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of that website to your LinkedIn profile. Thereby, LinkedIn can allocate the visit to this website to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the contents of the data transmitted or its usage by LinkedIn. You can obtain details regarding data collection (purpose, scope, further processing, usage) as well as regarding your rights and configuration options from LinkedIn’s data protection information. This information is made available by LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.

Rights of people concerned

You have the right:

      • to request information pursuant to Article 15 of the DSGVO about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage duration, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, limitation on the processing, or objection, the existence of a complaint right, the origin of your data if it was not collected by us, as well as about the existence of automatized decision-making, including profiling and – where applicable – meaningful information about its/their details;
      • to request the correction of your incorrect personal data or the completion of your personal data stored by us without undue delay pursuant to Article 16 of the DSGVO;
      • to request deletion of your personal data stored by us pursuant to Article 17 of the DSGVO, insofar as processing is not required in order to exercise the right to free expression of opinion and information is not required for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
      • to request limitation on processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 18 of the DSGVO, insofar as the correctness of the data is disputed by you, processing is unlawful, but you refuse its deletion and we no longer require the data, but you need this in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 of the DSGVO;
      • to receive pursuant to Article 20 of the DSGVO your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, or to request transmission to another party responsible;
      • to revoke your consent at any time to us pursuant to Article 7 paragraph 3 of the DSGVO. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing which is based on this consent in the future, and
      • to complain pursuant to Article 77 of the DSGVO to a supervisory authority. Usually you can approach the supervisory authorities at your usual place of residence or workplace, or at the headquarters of our law firm.

Objection right

Insofar as your personal data is processed on the basis of justified interests pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, f of the DSGVO, you have the right pursuant to Article 21 of the DSGVO to file an objection to the processing of your personal data, insofar as there are reasons which arise for this from your special situation, or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general objection right, which will be implemented by us without citing a special situation.

If you would like to make use of your revocation or objection right, an email to kontakt@ppr-partner.de is sufficient.

Data security

Within the website visit, we use the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) process in conjunction with the respectively-highest encryption level which is supported by your browser. Usually this involves a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can identify whether an individual page on our website will be transmitted in an encrypted manner by the closed key symbol or the key symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulators, whole or partial loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in accordance with technological developments.

Currency and modification of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and is as of May 2018.

As a result of the further development of our website and offers via our website, or due to changed statutory and/or official stipulations, it might become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the respectively-current data protection declaration at any time from the website at www.ppr-partner.de/datenschutz.