I. Information on the collection of personal data
Information on how we process personal data in the case of use of our website is set out below. Personal data is all data via which you are personally identifiable, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
(2) The data controller within the meaning of Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is (cf. also our Legal Notice):
Martini · Mogg · Vogt · Lawyers · Public Auditors · Tax Consultants PartGmbB, Ferdinand-Sauerbruch Straße 28, 56073 Koblenz, Tel.: +49 261/884466, Fax: +49 261/800801, e-mail: kanzlei(at)mmv-recht.de
Authorised representatives: Counsel Dr. Ottmar Martini, Johannes Mogg, Arno Gerlach, Dr. Thomas Brübach, Dr. Heike Thomas-Blex, Georg Moesta, Dr. Arne Löser, Rudolf Krechel, Dr. Andreas Dazert, Jochen Eberhard and Martin Schumm
Registry Court: Koblenz District Court
Trade Registry number: PR 20013
VAT number: DE 153431616
Our data protection officer is the lawyer Mr. Thomas Haschert, Mag. iur. He may be contacted at datenschutz(at)mmv-recht.de or via our postal address by including the additional address line “The Data Protection Officer”.
(3) If you contact us by e-mail, we will store the data you have imparted (in particular your e-mail address, name and telephone number if applicable) in order to respond to your question. The legal principles in this case are Article 6 Paragraphs 1 b) and 1 f) GDPR. We will delete data acquired in this way once its storage is no longer necessary or will restrict processing of such data in the event that statutory duties of retention apply.
(4) Our website provides a contact form which enables you to send us encrypted messages. If you use the contact form to send enquiries to us, the information you enter into the contact form including any contact details provided (mandatory fields are full name and e-mail address) will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and any follow-up questions. The legal principles in this case are Article 6 Paragraphs 1 b) and 1 f) GDPR. Information transmitted to us when initial contact is established in this way will only be stored for the specific processing purpose. We will delete your data once its storage is no longer necessary or will restrict processing of such data in the event that statutory duties of retention apply. Data acquired from an initial contact of this nature is not mapped against data collected on our website in other ways.
(5) Details of the respective processes involved if we avail ourselves of the services of outside providers to deliver individual components of our services or if we wish to use your data for commercial purposes are set out below. We also state the criteria stipulated in respect of duration of storage.
(6) To the extent that our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we notify you of the consequences of such a circumstance below. Transmission of personal data to a third country such as the United States of America may only take place if, for example, the European Commission has determined that the third country in question, a region within said third country or several specific sectors in such a third country are able to offer an adequate level of protection. A further possibility is, for instance, that the data exporter and the data importer may conclude an agreement which uses the standard data protection clauses of the EU Commission (Article 46 Paragraph 2 c) GDPR). The data transfer which takes place on the basis of this agreement is then permissible without further approval from the supervisory authority (subject to compliance with further requirements pursuant to the GDPR). Further information is provided below in respect of the use of Twitter and Google within the scope of our services.
II. Your rights
(1) You have the following rights vis-à-vis us in respect of your personal data.
— Right of access
— Right to rectification or erasure
— Right to restriction of processing
— Right to object to processing
— Right to data portability
Individual details in this regard are as follows.
You may require confirmation from us at any time as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed. If this is the case, you have a right of access to the personal data concerning you which is being stored. For this purpose, you may in particular contact the lawyer Mr. Thomas Haschert, Mag. iur. by e-mail at datenschutz(at)mmv-recht.de.
If the legal prerequisites apply, you also have the right to OBJECT to data processing. You may object to processing insofar as we rely on the pursuit of legitimate interests that are not overridden as a reason for processing your personal data. This is the case if processing is in particular not necessary for the performance of a contract with you in accordance with the description of the functions of such a contract as provided by us in each case. If you lodge such an objection, we would request you to set out the reasons why we should not continue to process your personal data. In the event of a justified objection, we will scrutinise the circumstances and will either cease or adjust the data processing or else indicate the compelling legitimate grounds for continuing the processing.
You may notify us of your objection by using the following contact details: datenschutz(at)mmv-recht.de.
Insofar as you have given consent for the processing of your data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. Expressing such a notice of withdrawal to us will influence the reliability of the processing of your personal data.
You further have the right to rectification, to restriction of processing or to erasure of the data concerning you which has been collected and is being processed. Under the provisions of Article 20 GDPR, you also have a right to data portability. This means that personal data concerning you which you have provided to us must be received in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and that you have the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from us.
If you wish to assert your rights under data protection law, please use the information provided in the Legal Notice or send an e-mail to the lawyer Mr. Thomas Haschert, Mag. iur. at datenschutz(at)mmv-recht.de.
No automated individual decision-making (including profiling) takes place.
(2) If you have any further questions, suggestions or complaints regarding the information provided by us on privacy and the processing of your personal data, you may contact the data protection officer at MMV, Mr. Thomas Haschert, Mag. iur., directly at datenschutz(at)mmv-koblenz.de.
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a (data privacy) supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR. The supervisory authority for the State of Rhineland Palatinate is: Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Rheinland-Pfalz (Data Protection and Freedom of Information Commissioner for the State of Rhineland Palatinate), postal address: P.O. Box 30 40, 55020 Mainz, visitor address: Hintere Bleiche 34, 55116 Mainz, telephone: +49 (0) 6131 208-2449, fax: +49 (0) 6131 208-2497, e-mail: poststelle(at)datenschutz.rlp.de.
III. Collection of personal data when visiting our website
(1) We do not collect any personal data via transmission from your browser to our server if you merely visit our website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or provide us with any other kind of information. If you wish to peruse our website, we collect the following data which is necessary in order to enable us to display the website to you and to ensure stability and security (the legal basis in this case is provided by Article 6, Paragraph 1 f) GDPR).
- IP address
- Date and time of the enquiry
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Access and error logs
- Amount of data transmitted in each case
- Website from which the request comes
- Operating system and user interface
- Language and version of the browser software
This data is only processed for internal system-related purposes. Data is subsequently deleted immediately.
(2) In addition to the data mentioned above, cookies are also stored on your computer when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your hard disc in an allocated way by the browser you are using and which provide certain information to the party setting the cookie. Cookies are unable to execute programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the Internet provision more user friendly and more efficient in overall terms.
a) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include session cookies in particular. Session cookies store a so-called session ID, which is used to allocate various enquiries made by your browser to the joint session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
b) Cookies which allow us to structure our Internet provision in a way which is more secure, more user friendly and more effective in overall terms, e.g. by enabling us to accelerate navigation on the site, serve the purpose of our legitimate interests. These cookies also permit us, for example, to measure the frequency with which pages are accessed. The legal basis for the use of such cookies is provided by Article 6 Paragraph 1 f) GDPR. Cookies which are necessary to execute the electronic communication process via our contact form are also stored on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 f) GDPR. Such cookies are designated as being “necessary” in the individual cookie settings in our cookie banner.
d) You may configure your browser settings in accordance with your wishes and may, for example, refuse acceptance of cookies from third party providers (so-called third party cookies). You may also reject all cookies. We wish to point out that you may not be able to take of the full range of all functions offered on our website if you do so.
e) No personalised user profiles are formed for the purpose of advertising, e.g. for the managed display of advertising, for recognition of returning visitors or for market research.
IV. Further functions and services on our website
(1) Alongside the use of our website for purely informational purposes, we offer various other services which you are able to use if interested. In such cases, you will usually be required to state further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and for the basic principles governing data processing as described above.
(2) We sometimes use external service providers to process your data. Such partners have been carefully selected and commissioned by us. They are bound by our instructions and are monitored on a regular basis.
(3) We may also pass on your personal data to third parties if we have joined forces with such partners to offer contract conclusions or similar services. You will receive more detailed information in this regard when you state your personal data or in the description of the provision.
V. Google Analytics
(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). As an affiliated company of Google, Google Ireland Limited is therefore also a contact partner in respect of the processing of your data and compliance with the relevant data protection law.
This website uses an expansion to Google Analytics known as “anonymizelP()”. This causes IP addresses to be processed in a truncated form and thus excludes any possibility of personal identification. The attribution of personal information to any data concerning you which is collected is thus prevented.
(2) Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis to be conducted of your use of the website. The information which the cookie generates on your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. Because IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will previously be truncated by Google within the area of member states of the European Union or of other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be linked with any other data held by Google. Google will act on behalf of the operator of this website in using this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile activity reports for the website operator and to provide the website operator with further services related to use of the website and use of the Internet. The statistics acquired allow us to improve our service and to structure it in a more interesting way for you in your capacity as a user.
(3) If consent of the user is in place, the legal basis for processing of personal data is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 a) GDPR. Consent is voluntary and is not necessary in order to be able to use our website. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. Such a withdrawal of consent is without prejudice to the lawfulness of data processing carried out until such time as consent is withdrawn. You may (immediately) prevent the storage of cookies by applying the relevant settings in our cookie banner and/or in your browser software. We wish to point out, however, that you may not be able to take advantage of the full range of the functions offered on this website if you do so.
You may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and prevent the dissemination of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link:
Opt-out cookies also block future collection of your data whilst you are visiting this website. You will need to apply the opt-out function on all systems used in order to prevent recording by Google Analytics across different devices. The opt-out cookie will be set on this website if you click here:
Please note that you will not be able to maintain records of your measurement data if you delete the opt-out cookie(s). You will need to reset the opt-out cookie if you delete all the cookies in your browser.
(4) Sessions and campaigns end after a specific amount of time passes. By default, sessions end after 30 minutes of inactivity and campaigns end after six months. Campaign timeout cannot be greater than two years.
(5) Further information on the topics of Terms of Service and privacy is available from Google via the following links:
- Terms of Service: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html,
VI. Google Web Fonts
(1) Web Fonts have been implemented on our website. Web Fonts are a service provided by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). As an affiliated company of Google, Google Ireland Limited is therefore also a contact partner in respect of the processing of your data and compliance with the relevant data protection law.
(3) The legal basis of the use of Google Web Fonts is provided by Article 6 Paragraph 1 f) GDPR. The use of Google Web Fonts serves the purpose of our legitimate interests by enabling your browser to display our texts in an optically enhanced form.
(4) Further information on Google Web Fonts is available at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq. General information from Google on the topic of privacy may be accessed at http://www.google.com/intl/en-US/policies/privacy/.
VII. Use of Google Ads
(1) We use “Google Ads”. This is a service provided by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the controller responsible for your data if your usual place of residence is in the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland. As an affiliated company of Google, Google Ireland Limited is therefore also responsible for the processing of your data and for compliance with the relevant data protection law.
(2) A Google cookie will be stored on your computer when you click on an advertisement placed by Google outside our website. These cookies have a limited validity. They do not contain any personal data and thus do not permit any personal identification to be made. If a cookie has been set and has not yet expired, Google will be able to recognise that you have clicked on one of our advertisements placed by Google and have been redirected to our homepage. Each Google Ads customer (advertiser) receives an individual ID. This means that other Google Ads customers are unable to track cookies via the websites. The information acquired via the use of Google cookies is used to prepare statistics. However, we do not receive any evaluations, statistics or other information from Google that permits the personal identification of users. The Google cookie is not placed by us when you visit our website.
X. Data security
(1) Your attention is drawn to the fact that the transmission of data on the Internet (such as communication via e-mail) may involve gaps in security. Within our website, we use the common SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the highest level of encryption that your browser is able to support in each case. 256-bit encryption is generally used. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. A closed key or lock icon is displayed in the bottom status bar of your browser indicates that an individual page on our website is being transmitted in encrypted form.
(2) We also make use of suitable technical and organisational security measures to safeguard your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss and destruction and to prevent unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures undergo improvement on a continuous basis in line with technological developments.