DATA PROTECTION POLICY

 

The purpose of data protection is to ensure that the rights of our clients, business partners, vendors and other contract partners are not impinged through the handling of their personal data. Accordingly, the three legally independent partnerships FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Berlin Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Frankfurt am Main Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB and FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Wiesbaden Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB and the notaries with offices at the respective locations process data with due care so as to comply at all times with applicable laws. These laws include in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (FDRP) as amended, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

This Data Protection Policy document outlines how we handle personal data in terms of its collection, processing, use and deletion. This Data Protection Policy applies to all of the mbB partnership firms named under item 1 below and to all notaries designated thereunder.


1. Controller and Data Protection Officer

This Data Protection Policy applies to data processing by:
 

Berlin

FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Berlin Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
(hereinafter FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Berlin) 
Kurfürstendamm 224, 10719 Berlin, Germany 
E-Mail: berlin@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de 
Phone: +49 (30) 884 49 60
Fax: +49 (30) 881 71 03

Company registration:
Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court, register record number PR 596 B

Notary a.D. Dr. Joachim Fuhrmann
Kurfürstendamm 224, 10719 Berlin, Germany
E-Mail: berlin@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de 
Phone: +49 (30) 884 49 60 
Fax: +49 (30) 881 71 03 

Notary Dr. Markus Fuhrmann
Kurfürstendamm 224, 10719 Berlin, Germany
E-Mail: berlin@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de 
Phone: +49 (30) 884 49 60, Fax: +49 (30) 881 71 03 

Notary Thomas Gräfe
Kurfürstendamm 224, 10719 Berlin, Germany
E-Mail: berlin@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de
Phone: +49 (30) 884 49 60
Fax: +49 (30) 881 71 03

Notary Anne Schleisiek
Kurfürstendamm 224, 10719 Berlin, Germany
E-Mail: berlin@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de 
Phone: +49 (30) 884 49 60
Fax: +49 (30) 881 71 03 

Sven Wecker esq., LL.M., the Data Protection Officer of FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Berlin, Notary Dr. Joachim Fuhrmann (retired), Notary Dr. Markus Fuhrmann, Notary Thomas Gräfe and Notary Anne Schleisiek, can be contacted at the address Kurfürstendamm 224, 10719 Berlin, by phone at +49 (30) 884 49 60 or by e-mail to datenschutz.berlin@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de.

Frankfurt am Main

FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Frankfurt am Main Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
(hereinafter FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Frankfurt a.M.)
Schaumainkai 91, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
E-Mail: frankfurt@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de,
Phone: +49 (69) 69 59 79 60
Fax: +49 (69) 69 59 79 89

Company registration:
Frankfurt/Main Local Court, register record number PR 1794

Notary Werner Schielek, LL.M
Schaumainkai 91, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
E-Mail: frankfurt@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de
Phone: +49 (69) 69 59 79 60
Fax: +49 (69) 69 59 79 89

Esther Noske esq., LL.M., the Data Protection Officer of FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Frankfurt/Main and Notary Werner Schielek, LL.M, can be contacted at the address Schaumainkai 91, 60596 Frankfurt/Main, by phone at +49 (69) 69 59 79 60 or by e-mail to datenschutz.frankfurt@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de.

Wiesbaden

FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Wiesbaden Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
(hereinafter FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Wiesbaden)
Bahnhofstraße 67, 65185 Wiesbaden, Germany
E-Mail: wiesbaden@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de
Phone: +49 (611) 44 90 91
Fax: +49 (611) 48 45 1

Company registration:
Frankfurt/Main Local Court, register record number PR 1798
 
Notary a.D. Peter Schirmer
Bahnhofstraße 67, 65185 Wiesbaden, Germany
E-Mail: wiesbaden@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de 
Phone: +49 (611) 44 90 91
Fax: +49 (611) 48 45 1

Notary Prof. Dr. Christian Russ
Bahnhofstraße 67, 65185 Wiesbaden, Germany
E-Mail: wiesbaden@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de
Phone: +49 (611) 44 90 91
Fax: +49 (611) 48 45 1
 
Notary Kornelia Wahl-Schneiders
Bahnhofstraße 67, 65185 Wiesbaden, Germany
E-Mail: wiesbaden@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de
Phone: +49 (611) 44 90 91
Fax: +49 (611) 48 45 1

Notary Markus Seng
Bahnhofstraße 67, 65185 Wiesbaden, Germany
E-Mail: wiesbaden@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de
Phone: +49 (611) 44 90 91
Fax: +49 (611) 48 45 1

Florian Pröckl esq., the Data Protection Officer of FUHRMANN WALLENFELS Wiesbaden, Notary Peter Schirmer (retired), Notary Prof. Dr. med. Christian Russ, Notary Kornelia Wahl-Schneiders and Notary Markus Seng, can be contacted at the address Bahnhofstrasse 67, 65185 Wiesbaden, the phone number +49 (611) 44 90 91 or datenschutz.wiesbaden@fuhrmann-wallenfels.de.

Please contact the respective competent Data Protection Officer directly for any questions you have respecting the collection, processing or use of your personal data, to request information on or correction, restriction or deletion of your data and to revoke consent or file objection to specific usages of your data.

 

2. Collection and storage of personal data when visiting our website
and the nature and purpose of use of this data

When you visit the website www.fuhrmann-wallenfels.de, the browser you are using on your device automatically sends information to the server for our website. This data is temporarily stored in a log file. The following data are automatically collected and subsequently automatically deleted at the end of a storage period:

  • IP address of the querying computer
  • date and time of access
  • name and URL of the retrieved file
  • website from which access occurs (referrer URL)
  • browser utilised
  • operating system of your device
  • name of your access provider.

We process the above data to ensure smooth navigation to and convenient use of the website, to monitor system security and stability and for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) 1 f) GDPR. The data collection purposes stated above represent a legitimate interest. Collected data are never used for the purpose of drawing inferences about your person.

We utilise cookies and analytics services when you visit our website. For further details see Sections 4. and 5. of this Data Protection Policy.

 

3. Disclosure of data

Personal data are transferred exclusively for the purposes outlined below. Your personal data are only disclosed to third parties if:

a.    you have expressly consented thereto in accordance with Article 6 (1) 1 a) GDPR
b.    disclosure is required pursuant to Article 6 (1) 1 f) GDPR in order to assert or defend against claims or exercise legal rights and there are no grounds to assume that you have a prevailing legitimate interest in non-disclosure of your data.
c.    there is a legal disclosure obligation pursuant to Article 6 (1) 1 c) GDPR, and/or
d.    disclosure is legally permissible and is necessary for performance of the contract with you in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 b) GDPR.

 

4. Cookies

Cookies are utilised on our website via the tracking tool Google Analytics (see Section 5). Cookies are small files automatically created by your browser which are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not harm your device and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.  Data relating to the specific device being utilised is stored in cookies. This does not mean that we are able to directly discern your identity.

Cookies are in part utilised to enable us to enhance our offer for you. We utilise what are known as ‘session cookies’ to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These cookies are automatically deleted when you leave our website.

We also use temporary cookies which are stored on your device for a specific period of time in order to improve the user experience. When you revisit our site to utilise our services, these automatically register that you have visited before and the entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to re-configure these.

In addition we utilise cookies to record website usage statistics which we analyse in order to optimise our offer for you (see Section 5.). Cookies enable us to automatically recognise you have previously visited our website when you revisit it. These cookies are automatically deleted after a specifically defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the stated purposes in order to uphold our legitimate interests in delivering optimal website functionality and a customer-friendly, effective website visit experience, in line with Article 6 (1) 1 f) GDPR.

Most browsers are configured by default to accept cookies. You can configure your browser so that cookies are not stored on your computer, or so you receive notification before each new cookie is created. Disabling cookies can however mean that you are unable to utilise some features of our website.

 

5. Analysis tools

We utilise the tracking tools outlined below on the basis of Article 6 (1) 1 f) GDPR. We deploy these tracking tools to optimise our website design on an ongoing basis in order to better meet user needs. In addition we use tracking tools to record website usage statistics which we analyse in order to optimise our offer for you. These interests qualify as legitimate under the provision cited above.

The data processing purposes and data types are as per the respective tracking tools.

Google Analytics
We utilise Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, hereinafter "Google") for the purpose of customising and continuously optimising our webpages. This service involves the creation of pseudonymised usage profiles and use of cookies (see Section 4). The information generated by the various cookies about your use of this website, such as

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (page last visited)
  • Host name of accessing computer (IP address)
  • Server query time

are transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. This information is used to analyse use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide additional services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and website design in accordance with user needs. This information may be forwarded to third parties as required by law, and to third parties functioning as data processors. Your IP address will never be compiled with any other data held by Google. IP addresses are anonymised to render cross-referencing impossible (IP masking).

You may refuse to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser accordingly; in such case however you may not be able to fully utilise the entire range of the features of this website.

You can also block the recording of data generated by the cookie concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) and prevent processing by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, particularly for browsers on mobile devices, you can opt out of data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link [A1]. An opt-out cookie is set which blocks future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is stored on your device and is only valid in that browser and for our website. If you delete the cookies for that browser, the opt-out cookie has to be reset.

For more information about privacy related to Google Analytics, see the Google Analytics Help Centre (https://support.google.com/analytics).

Google Maps
Our website utilises Google Maps to display interactive maps and generate driving directions. Google Maps is a map service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. When using Google Maps, data about use of this website including your IP address and the start address entered in the Route Planner function may be transferred to Google in the USA. When you visit a page of our website that features Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google servers. Plugin content is sent by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the website. We thus have no control over the scope of data collected by Google in this manner. According to our knowledge, at a minimum the following data are collected:

  • Date and time of visit to the website in question
  • Internet address or URL of the website visited
  • IP address
  • Start address entered for route planning.

We assume no responsibility for the further processing and use of this data by Google, as these are beyond our influence.

You can disable JavaScript in your browser settings to prevent Google from collecting, processing and using data pertaining to you via our website. However, you will then not be able to utilise the map viewer functionality.

Please see the Google data privacy notices for information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of data by Google, your data privacy rights and data privacy configuration settings.

By using our website, you consent to Google Maps processing data gathered about you in the manner and for the purpose outlined above.

Google Web Fonts
This site utilises web fonts provided by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google") for the purpose of uniform font presentation. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts to your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do so, the browser you use must connect to Google servers. Google is thereby informed that our website has been accessed from your IP address. Google Web Fonts are utilised to ensure an attractive and uniform presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest per Article 6 1 f) GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a default font.

Google LLC with registered office in the USA is certified under the US Privacy Shield, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection afforded in the EU.

Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google data privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

 

6. Rights as data subject:

You have the right

  • to request information about the personal data of yours which we are processing, in line with Article 15 GDPR. In particular, you are entitled to receive information about the processing purposes, the types of personal data, the types of recipients to whom your data has been or is disclosed, the intended storage retention period, about your rights to demand correction, deletion, processing restriction and to file objection, about your complaint rights, the source of your data if not collected by us, and whether automated decision-making is utilised, including profiling, along with relevant details as appropriate
  • to demand the correction of incorrect personal data and the addition of incomplete personal data we have stored without undue delay, in line with Article 16 GDPR
  • to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us without undue delay, except if processing is necessary to exercise freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert or defend against legal claims or exercise rights, in line with Article 17 GDPR
  • to demand the restriction of your personal data from processing in accordance with Article 18 GDPR if you dispute the correctness of the data or processing is unlawful but you reject its deletion and we no longer need the data yet you require the data in order to assert or defend against legal claims or exercise rights, or if you have filed objection to processing in line with Article 21 GDPR
  • to receive your personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format, and to request such to be sent to a different controller in line with Article 20 GDPR
  • to revoke consent you have granted us at any time in accordance with Article 7 (3) GDPR. This applies non-retrospectively, so that without your consent we are no longer allowed to process data thereafter
  • to lodge complaint with a supervisory authority in line with Article 77 GDPR. Generally you should contact the supervisory authority for your usual residence, your place of work or the location of our respective notarial offices.
     

7. Right to file objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) 1 f) GDPR, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 21 GDPR given reasons for doing so which pertain to your special circumstances, or if the objection pertains to direct advertising. In the latter case you enjoy a general right to file objection which we will act upon without your having to outline any special circumstances.

To exercise your rights of revocation or objection it suffices to send a corresponding e-mail to the competent Data Protection Officer (see Section 1.).

 

8. Data security

We utilise the widely used SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method for your visits to our website in combination with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. This is normally 256-bit encryption. A secured key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser indicates whether a given page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form.

We furthermore implement appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction and unauthorised access by third parties. The security measures we implement are continuously upgraded to remain in line with technological progress.

 

9. Version of and changes to this Data Protection Policy

This Data Protection Policy is the latest valid version, last updated in May 2018.

Changes to our website and offers marketed via the website and changes in legal or regulatory requirements may necessitate updating of this Data Protection Policy.You can download and print out the latest updated version of the Data Protection Policy at any time from the website https://www.fuhrmann-wallenfels.de/datenschutz .