Exclusion of Liability

The content of these pages is compiled with the greatest care possible. However, no liability is assumed for the correctness, topicality, completeness or quality of the content. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on our homepage according to the general laws. As a service provider, we are neither obliged to supervise third-party information transmitted or stored nor are we responsible for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents. We have no influence on the contents of directly or indirectly linked websites and cannot guarantee the correctness of the content displayed there. The respective operators or providers are responsible for the content of the external links. However, if you inform us of a legal violation, we will check the content (both on our website as well as on the external website) and remove the link as far as necessary.

We point out that the transmission of data through an internet connection, be it providing data on an internet website or by electronic correspondence (e-mail), can have security gaps, i.e. it is impossible to prevent unintended loss of electronically transmitted data or prevent unauthorized persons from reading, intercepting, changing or falsifying such communications. This can lead to material damage. However, if you contact us electronically, you confirm that you are aware of the risk and accept it.

 

Data protection

  1. Person responsible
  2. General
  3. Use of cookies
  4. Providing the website and create logfiles
  5. Google Maps
  6. Newsletter
  7. Registration
  8. Rights of the persons concerned

 

I. Person responsible

Responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

bunk-alliance Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Korngasse 2
D-67547 Worms
Germany
Fon: +49 6241 97249 0
Fax: +49 6241 97249 11
Email: info@blpa.law
Internet: www.blpa.law

We respect informational self-determination and inform you in the following about which personal data is being collected during your visit on our website, how it is used and in which form you can check the correctness of the data or ask for deletion.

II. General

Collection, use and processing of personal data

Using this website is usually possible without giving personal data. However, there may be different regulations for the use of individual services on the website. If personal data is collected on this website, this is always done on a voluntary basis. An exception shall apply in cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and where the processing of data is permitted by legal regulations.

What is personal data?

Data is personal if it can be unambiguously assigned to a particular person, such as name, address, telephone number or email address. Non-personal data is data that does not allow the identification of your person, ie the mere indication of age, sex or occupation. The legal basis for data protection can be found in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Implementation Act thereto.

Legal basis

Insofar as we obtain the consent for the processing of personal data from the data subject, Art. 6 (1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

Article 6 (1)(b) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This shall also apply to processing operations necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as a legal basis.

In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the party concerned do not outweigh the first mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

Deletion of data and storage

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. In addition, data may also be stored if the European or national legislature has provided for this in regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a requirement for further storage of data for the conclusion of a contract or fulfilment of a contract.

III. Use of cookies

Description and scope of data processing

This website uses cookies to facilitate your use of this site. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser saves and stores on your computer. They are used to make the website and the offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. These are usually so-called „session cookies“, which are deleted after your visit. However, partly these cookies provide information in order to recognize you automatically. The recognition is based on the IP address stored in the cookies. The information obtained this way is used to optimize the offer on our website and to facilitate your access to our website. In addition, we use cookies that allow us to analyse the surfing behaviour of users.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • IP address, Internet service provider of the user, browser type and version;
  • Language setting;
  • Frequency of page views;
  • Date and time of access;
  • Use of website functions.

When you visit our website, an information banner informs users about the use of cookies and refers them to this data protection declaration.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of the website.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for the users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is also recognized after you visited a different website.

The analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. The analysis cookies tell us how the website is used and enable us to constantly improve our offer.

For this purpose, our legitimate interest lies also in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Duration of storage, objection and deletion

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our website by the user. Therefore, as a user you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already stored cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all of the website’s functions to their full extent

IV. Providing the website and create logfiles

Description and scope of data processing

For technical reasons, our system automatically collects the following data, which your browser transmits to us or our provider (so-called server logfiles) for each access to our website:

  • Browser type and version,
  • Operating system used,
  • Internet service provider of the user,
  • IP address of the user,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Websites from which the user’s system reaches our website,
  • Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website.

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be displayed on the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.

The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

Our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR also lies in these purposes.

Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for displaying the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

If the data is stored in log files, they will generally be deleted after seven days at the latest. Additional storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or changed, so that an allocation of the display of the website to the user is no longer possible.

Opposition and deletion

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection for the user.

V. Google Maps

This website uses the product Google Maps from the provider Google Inc., top display a map. By using this website, you agree to the collection, processing, forwarding and use of the data collected automatically, as well as any data you may have entered by Google Inc., its agents or third parties. For additional information about the collection and use of your data by Google, please refer to Google Maps Additional Terms of Service as well as Google Privacy Policy.

VI. Newsletter

Description and scope of data processing

It is possible to subscribe to a costfree newsletter. With this newsletter we inform you regularly about our services and related information. To receive the newsletter you need a valid e-mail address. The e-mail address you have entered will be checked to see whether you are the actual owner of the e-mail address or whether the owner has authorized the receipt of the newsletter. With your registration for the newsletter we will store your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This serves as our security in the event of misuse by an unauthorized third party.

If you entrust us as your legal advisor or representative and use your e-mail address to do so, we can use it for sending you a newsletter. In such a case, the newsletter will only contain direct advertising for services similar to the ones you entrusted us with.

We don’t pass your data on to third parties. A comparison of these data with other data collected while visiting our website does not take place.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR if the user has given his consent.

The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of an engagement as legal advisor is § 7 para. 3 German Act against unfair competition (UWG).

Purpose of data processing

The collection of the user’s e-mail address serves to send the newsletter.

Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. The user’s e-mail address will be saved as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active. The e-mail address can also be stored beyond this period in order to prevent the e-mail address from being used again for sending newsletter after a new service contract has been concluded.

Opposition and deletion

You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time. Simply contact us by email or use the link at the end of each newsletter.

VII. Registration

Description and scope of data processing

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal data. The data is entered into an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The following data is collected during the registration process:

  • Name, address, contact details (such as phone, e-mail)
  • Recording of newsletter, language,
  • For entrepreneurs: VAT-No., register data, contact person with contact data, if necessary further information about the company
  • For private individuals: ID card number, if applicable bank details.

The following data is also stored at the time of registration:

  • IP address of the user,
  • Date and time of registration.

As part of the registration process, the user’s consent to the processing of this data is obtained.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, if the user gives his/her consent. If the registration serves the fulfilment of a contract to which the user is the contracting party or the execution of pre-contractual measures, then an additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

A registration of the user is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with the user or for the execution of pre-contractual measures, in particular for the individualization of the possible contractual partner, a necessary analysis for a conflict of interest case (§ 43a para. 4 German Federal Lawyers Act – BRAO) and for the fulfilment of obligations under the law to improve the fight against money laundering and the fight against the financing of terrorism (prevention of money laundering Act).

Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.

This is the case for data collected during the registration process to fulfill a contract or to perform pre-contractual actions when the data is no longer required for the performance of the contract. Even after conclusion of the contract, it may be necessary to store personal data of the contractual partner in order to fulfil contractual or legal obligations.

Opposition and deletion

As a user you have the possibility to cancel the registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you changed at any time. If the data is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or for the execution of pre-contractual measures, an early deletion of the data is only possible if there are no contractual or legal obligations to prevent deletion.

VIII. Rights of the persons concerned

If personal data of you is processed, you are affected within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:

Disclosure rights

You can ask us to confirm whether we process personal data concerning you.

In the event of such processing, you may request the following information from the person responsible:

(1) the purposes for which the personal data is processed;

(2) the categories of personal data which are processed;

(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;

(4) the planned duration of the storage of personal data concerning you or, if specific information is not possible, criteria for determining the storage duration;

(5) the existence of a right to correct or delete personal data concerning you, a right to restrict the processing by the person responsible or a right of objection to such processing;

(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

(7) all available information on the origin of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject itself;

(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases – information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

You have the right to request information on whether the personal data concerning you are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.

Right of inspection

You have the right to correct and/or complete your personal data with regard to the person in charge if the personal data processed concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible must make the correction without delay.

 

Right to restrict processing

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:

(1) if you deny the accuracy of the personal data relating to you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

(2) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;

(3) the person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or

(4) if you have lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your grounds.

Where the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, such data may not be processed (only stored) except with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

If the restriction on processing has been restricted in accordance with the above-mentioned conditions, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted

Right of cancellation

You may demand that the responsible person immediately deletes your personal data and the responsible person is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) The personal data concerning you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

(2) You revoke your consent to the processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

(3) In accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, you submit an objection to the processing and there are no primordial justifiable reasons for the processing or you lodge an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.

(4) The personal data concerning you have been processed illegally.

(5) The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject.

(6) The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 (1) GDPR.

Information to third parties

If the person responsible has made the personal data concerning you public and if he is obliged to delete them in accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, including technical measures, to inform those responsible for data processing who process the personal data that you, as the person concerned, have requested that they delete all links to these personal data or from copies or replicas of these personal data.

Exepmtions

The right for deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary

(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;

(2) in order to fulfil a legal obligation requiring processing under Union or national law to which the person responsible is subject, or to carry out a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the person responsible;

(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Art. 9 (2)(h) and (i) and Art. 9 (3) GDPR;

(4) for archival purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in (a) above is likely to make it impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the objectives of such processing; or

(5) for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

Right to information

If you have asserted the right to correct, delete or restrict the processing of your personal data, the person responsible is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or limitation of the processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right to be informed of these recipients vis-à-vis the person responsible.

Right to transfer data

You have the right to obtain the personal data relating to you that you have provided to the person responsible in a structured, current and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance by the person to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that

(1) the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and

(2) processing shall be carried out by means of automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that the personal data concerning you are transmitted directly by one person responsible to another person responsible, as far as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be affected thereby.

The right to transfer data shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the person responsible.

Right of objection

For reasons arising from your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The person responsible will no longer process the personal data concerning you, unless he can prove that there are compelling grounds worthy of protection for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed in order to carry out direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.

If you object to the processing for the purposes of direct marketing, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

You have the possibility of exercising your right of objection to the use of information society services, without prejudice to Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal effect on you or which significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the person responsible,

  1. that the legislation of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject is admissible and that such legislation contains appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests; or

(3) with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data in accordance with Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 para. 2 letter a or g applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain action by the person responsible, to state his or her own position and to challenge the decision.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you are resident, at your workplace or at the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of the personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the state of play and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of an appeal in accordance with Article 78 GDPR.

Copyrights and trademark

All texts and pictures of this website are subject to copyright. The copying, processing, distribution and utilization of the content outside the limits of the copyright requires the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this website are only permitted for private and non-commercial use.

As far as the contents of this website were not created by the person responsible, third party copyrights are respected. If you nevertheless should become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us about this, so that such content can be checked and removed (if necessary).

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Third party advertising

The contact data published within the framework of the legal notice or articles posted on the website, does not entitle third parties to send advertising or information material, if not expressly requested. In case of obtaining such unsolicited advertising and information material, we reserve the right to take legal actions.