Data Protection

Privacy policy

1. Name and contact details of the controller

This privacy policy informs about the processing of personal data on the law firm’s website of: Yvonne Heinke – Tax Law Heinke, Am Pfarrfeld 4, 84169 Altfraunhofen,, Tel: +49 8705 389 724

2. Scope and purpose of the processing of personal data

2.1 Access to the website

When accessing this website, data is automatically sent to the server of this website by the internet browser used by the visitor and stored in a log file for a limited period of time. Until the automatic deletion, the following data will be stored without further input by the visitor:
> IP address of the visitor’s device
> Date and time of access by the visitor
> Name and URL of the page accessed by the visitor
> website from which the visitor arrives at the law firm’s website 
> browser and operating system of the visitor’s device, as well as the name of the access provider used by the visitor. The processing of this personal data is justified in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR. The Law Firm has a legitimate interest in processing data for the purpose of:
> quickly establish the connection to the firm’s website
> enable a user-friendly use of the website
> identify and ensure the security and stability of the systems, and> facilitate and improve the administration of the website. The processing is expressly not carried out for the purpose of gaining information about the person of the visitor to the website.

3. Disclosure of data

Personal data will be transferred to third parties if:
> pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (a) GDPR has been expressly consented to this by the data subject
> the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR and there is no reason to assume that the data subject has an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non disclosure of his or her data
> there is a legal obligation for the transfer of data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (c) GDPR, and/or
> this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with the data subject in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (b) GDPR. In other cases, personal data will not be shared with third parties.

4. Your rights as a data subject

Insofar as your personal data is processed on the occasion of your visit to our website, you as a “data subject” within the meaning of the GDPR have the following rights:

4.1 Information

You can request information from us as to whether our personal data is being processed. There is no right to information if the provision of the requested information would violate the duty of confidentiality pursuant to Section 57 (1) StBerG or if the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular because of an overriding legitimate interest of a third party. By way of derogation from this, there may be an obligation to provide the information if, in particular taking into account imminent damages, your interests outweigh the interest in secrecy. The right to information is also excluded if the data is only stored because it may not be deleted due to statutory or statutory retention periods or is used exclusively for the purposes of data backup or data protection control, provided that the provision of information would require a disproportionately high effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by appropriate technical and organizational measures. Insofar as the right of access is not excluded in your case and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from us about the following information:
Purposes of processing
> categories of personal data processed by you> recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries
> where possible, the envisaged period for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine the storage period > the existence of a right to rectification or erasure or restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you or a right to object to such processing
> the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection
> if the personal data has not been collected from you as a data subject, the available information on the origin of the data
> where applicable, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the scope and intended effects of automated decision-making
>, if applicable, in the case of transfer to recipients in third countries, unless there is a decision by the EU Commission on the adequacy of the level of protection pursuant to Art. 45 (3) GDPR, information on which appropriate safeguards are provided for the protection of personal data pursuant to Art. 46 (2) GDPR.

4.2 Correction and completion

If you become aware that we have inaccurate personal data about you, you can request that we rectify this incorrect data without undue delay. In the case of incomplete personal data concerning you, you can request that it be completed.

4.3 Deletion

You have a right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”), unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, the right to information, or for compliance with a legal obligation or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, and one of the following grounds applies:

The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed.
> The legal basis for the processing was solely your consent, which you have withdrawn.
> You have objected to the processing of your personal data that we have made public.
> You have objected to the processing of personal data that we have not made public and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.
> your personal data has been unlawfully processed.
> The deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject. There is no entitlement to deletion if, in the case of lawful non-automated data processing, deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionately high effort due to the special type of storage and your interest in deletion is low. In this case, deletion will be replaced by restriction of processing.

4.4 Restriction of processing

You can ask us to restrict processing if one of the following grounds applies:

They contest the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, the restriction may be requested for the period that allows us to verify the accuracy of the data.
> The processing is unlawful and you request the restriction of the use of your personal data instead of erasure.
> Your personal data will no longer be required by us for the purposes of the processing that you need to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.> You have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR. The restriction of processing may be requested for as long as it has not yet been deter

mined whether our legitimate grounds outweigh your reasons. Restriction of processing means that the personal data will only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to inform you of this.

4.5 Data portability

You have a right to data portability if the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is carried out by automated means. In this case, the right to data portability includes the following rights, provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons: You can request that we receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to transmit this data to another

controller without hindrance from us. To the extent technically feasible, you may request that we transmit your personal data directly to another controller.

4.6 Objection

Insofar as the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter e) GDPR (performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f) GDPR (legitimate interest of the controller or a third party), you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation: object at any time to the processing of your personal data. This also applies to profiling based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter e) or letter f) GDPR. After exercising the right to object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

You may object at any time to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling in connection with such direct marketing. After exercising this right to object, we will no longer use the personal data in question for direct marketing purposes.
You have the option of informally notifying our law firm of your objection by telephone, e-mail or to our postal address listed at the beginning of this privacy policy.

4.7 Withdrawal of consent

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent can be communicated informally by telephone, e-mail or to our postal address. The revocation does not affect the law fulness of the

data processing carried out on the basis of consent up to the receipt of the revocation. Upon receipt of the revocation, the data processing based solely on your consent will be discontinued.

4.8 Complaint

If you believe that the processing of your personal data is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority responsible for the place of your residence or place of work or for the place of the alleged infringement.

5. Status and update of this privacy policy

This privacy policy was updated on 25.05.2018. We reserve the right to update the Privacy Policy from time to time in order to improve data protection and/or adapt it to changes in official practice or case law.