DATA PRIVACY POLICY

1. Name and contact information of controller and data protection officer

This Data Privacy Policy applies to data processing by: Controller: Bruski Smeets & Lange Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB (hereinafter: the "Firm"), Cretzschmarstraße 10, D-60487 Frankfurt a.M., Germany

E-mail: info@bruskismeetslange.com
Phone: +49 (0)69 – 400 50 13 0
Fax: +49 (0)69 – 400 50 13 99

The data protection officer of the Firm can be reached at the above address, attention: Judith Lucius, Esq., or at datenschutz@bruskismeetslange.com

2. Collection and storage of personal data, type and purpose of data use

When you visit our website, www.BruskiSmeetsLange.com , the browser used on your terminal device will automatically send information to the server of our website. This information will be temporarily stored in a log file.

The following information will be collected without any action on your part and will be stored until it is automatically erased:

  • the IP address of the requesting computer,
  • the date and time of access,
  • the name and URL of the requested file,
  • the referrer URL, and
  • the browser you use, and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer, and the name of your access provider.

The aforementioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • to guarantee smooth connection to our website,
  • to guarantee convenient use of our website,
  • to evaluate system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

These data will not be merged with data from any other sources. The legal basis of data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter "GDPR"). Our legitimate interest is based on the purposes of data collection listed above. Under no circumstances will we use collected data for the purpose of drawing inferences about your identity.

When you visit our website, we will also place cookies and use web analysis services. For more detailed information please refer to section 4 (Cookies) and section 5 (Use of Tools).

3. Transfer of data

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

We will transfer your personal data to third parties only if

  • you have expressly consented to a transfer of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter a) of the GDPR,
  • transferring your personal data is necessary for asserting, exercising, or defending legal rights or claims within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter f) of the GDPR and there is no reason to assume that you have a prevailing protected interest in not having your data transferred,
  • transferring your personal data is required by law within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 c) of the GDPR, or
  • transferring your data is permitted by law and is necessary for the performance of a contract with you within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter b) of the GDPR.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that will be automatically created by your browser and stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.), when you visit our website. Cookies will cause no harm to your terminal device and contain no viruses, Trojan horses, or any other malware.

Cookies store information about your terminal device. This does not mean, however, that cookies will directly provide us with information of your identity.

One reason we use cookies is to make it easier for you to use our website. Thus, we place so-called session cookies to determine whether you have previously visited any pages of our website. Session cookies will be automatically deleted after you have left our website.

We also use temporary cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Temporary cookies will be stored on your terminal device for a certain time period. The next time you visit our website to use our services, our website will automatically recognize that you have previously visited our website, which information you have already provided, and which settings you have chosen, so that you won't have to provide the same information or choose the same settings again.

Another reason we use cookies is to statistically analyze traffic on our website for the purpose of optimizing our website (see section 5 (Use of Tools)). These cookies allow us to automatically recognize you the next time you visit our website and will in each case be automatically deleted after a set time period.

Data processed by cookies are necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests as well the interests of third parties within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter f) of the GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser to block cookies or to be notified before any new cookies are placed on your computer. However, if you fully deactivate cookies, you may no longer be able to use all functions of our website.

5. Use of Tools

For the appropriate design of this Website this Website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (hereinafter "Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies" (see section 4 (Cookies)), text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of how you use our Website. Information about your use of this Website generated by the cookie will generally be transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Cookies store information that result in connection with the specific terminal device used. This does not mean, however, that we will learn your identity as a direct result of using cookies. One reason for using cookies is to make it more convenient for you to use our Website. Thus, we place so-called session cookies to recognize that you have previously visited certain pages of our Website. Session cookies will be automatically deleted after you leave our Website. If IP anonymization is activated on this Website, your IP address will however first be masked by Google in member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and masked there. On behalf of the operator of this Website Google will use such information to analyze your use of the Website, to compile reports about website activity, and to provide the Website operator with additional services related to website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data of Google.

You may block cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; we advise you however that if you do so, you may no longer be able to use all features of this Website to the full extent. Moreover, you may prevent Google from collecting data related to your use of the Website and generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and from processing such data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to the browser add-on, in particular for browsers on mobile terminal devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on this link. If you do so, an opt-out cookie will be placed preventing any future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie will be valid only for that particular browser and only for our Website and will be placed on your terminal device. If you delete cookies in that browser, you will have to place the opt-out cookie again.

6. Rights of data subjects

We hereby further inform you that you have the following rights. We therefore ask that you notify us if any your personal information should change, so that we can promptly make the appropriate changes in our systems.

  • Under Art. 15 of the GDPR you have a right to receive information about your personal data that are processed by us. In particular, you are entitled to be informed of the purposes of data processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed, how long we intend to store your personal data, whether you have a right to rectification, erasure, restricted processing, or objection, whether you have a right to lodge a complaint, what the source of your personal data is if they were not collected by us, and whether our website employs any automated decision-making, including profiling, and of the details of such automated decision-making.
  • Under Art. 16 of the GDPR you have a right to demand that your personal data that are stored by us be rectified or supplemented with additional data.
  • Under Art. 17 of the GDPR you have a right to demand that we erase your personal data that are stored by us, unless processing such data is necessary for exercising the freedom of speech, for complying with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for asserting, exercising, or defending legal rights or claims.
  • Under Art. 18 of the GDPR you have a right to demand that processing of your personal data be restricted if the accuracy of data is disputed by you, if processing is unlawful but you decline to have the data erased, if we no longer need the data but you need the data in order to assert, exercise, or defend legal rights or claims, or if you have objected to the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 of the GPO.
  • Under Art. 20 of the GDPR you have a right to demand that the personal data you have provided to us be made available to you in a structured, standard, and machine-legible format or that your personal data be transferred to another controller.
  • Under Art. 7 para. 3 of the GDPR you have a right to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your data based on your consent.
  • Under Art. 77 of the GDPR you have a right to lodge a complaint with a regulatory authority. As a general rule, you may lodge a complaint with the regulatory authority at the place of your habitual abode or employment or at the registered office of our Firm.

7. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 of the GDPR, provided that the reasons for the objection relate to your particular situation or that the objection is aimed at direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, with which we will comply whether or not you base your objection on any particular situation. To exercise your right of revocation or right of objection, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to datenschutz@bruskismeetslange.com

8. Data security

During your visit to our website we will employ the widely used SSL method (secure socket layer) in combination with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a general rule, 256 bit encryption will be used. If your browser does not support 256 bit encryption, we will use 128 bit v3 technology instead. To check whether any particular page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form, look for the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

In addition, we have implemented appropriate technical and organizational safeguards to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss or destruction, and unauthorized access by third parties. Our safeguards are continuously updated as technology evolves.

9. Validity and modification of this Data Privacy Policy

This Data Privacy Policy is currently valid and has been updated to reflect the changes introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation of May 25, 2018.

As a result of upgrades to our website, services offered on our website, or new laws or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to modify this Data Privacy Policy in the future. The most recent version of this Data Privacy Policy can be found on and printed out from our website at https://www.BruskiSmeetsLange.com /dataprivacypolicy.html at any time.

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