D a t a P r i v a c y S t a t e m e n t
Auer Witte Thiel Rechtsanwälte thanks you visiting our website and your interest in our company. We take the protection of your personal information very seriously, and would like to ensure that you feel secure during your visit to your website. Of course we comply with the statutory provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and other provisions under data protection law.
Subject of data privacy
The subject of data privacy consists of personal information. Pursuant to sec. 3 subsect. 1 BDSG, personal information refers to individual information about the personal or factual details of a certain or identifiable natural person. This includes e.g. information such as name, mailing address, e-mail address or telephone number, but may also include user data such as your IP address.
Collection and processing of personal information
In general, you can visit the Auer Witte Thiel Rechtsanwälte website without having to provide personal information. We will only collect personal information if this data is sent to us (voluntarily or with your express approval) for the purpose of responding to individual inquiries by e-mail (contact).
When you visit our website, our servers will automatically save certain information for the purpose of system administration purposes, statistical, usability for security:
• Server log files
Auer Witte Thiel Rechtsanwälte (or the web space provider) collects so-called server log files each time the website is accessed.
This data includes:
name of the accessed web page, file, date and time of access, data volume transmitted, report of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited website), IP address and the requesting provider.
Auer Witte Thiel Rechtsanwälte only uses the log data to conduct statistical analyses regarding the operation, security and optimisation of this website.
At the same time, Auer Witte Thiel Rechtsanwälte reserves the right to verify the log data after the fact, if there are justified suspicions of illegal use based on concrete indications.
“Cookies” are small information files that are temporarily saved by your browser on your device (PC, Smartphone or similar), and which are required in order to use our website. The information contained in the cookies is used to manage the session, in particular to improve the navigation, and ensure that the website is as user-friendly as possible.
The cookies used by Auer Witte Thiel Rechtsanwälte do not store information that is specific to a person. Most web browsers will automatically accept cookies. You can prevent that by changing the settings in your browser. You can remove cookies that are stored on your device at any time by deleting the temporary internet files.
• Social media plug-ins
The Auer Witte Thiel Rechtsanwälte website uses social media plug-ins (buttons). These buttons connect our website with social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Delicious.
Facebook social plug-in (facebook.com), which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Facebook plug-ins can be recognised by their Facebook logo. An overview of Facebook plug-ins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. Once a user activates this button, his computer will establish a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The integration of the plug-in means that Facebook now receives information that a user has accessed the web page. When users interact with the plug-ins, for example if they leave a comment, the information will be sent from your browser directly to Facebook, where the information is stored. We advise that as the provider of the web pages we do not obtain any knowledge of the contents of transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For additional information, please review Facebook’s data use guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our site to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account before accessing the site.
Delicious social plug-in (delicious.com), which is operated by AVOS Systems, Inc., 273 S. Railroad Ave., Suite A, San Mateo, CA 94401, USA. The Delicious plug-ins can be recognised by their Delicious logo. An overview of Delicious plug-ins can be found here: https://delicious.com/tools. Once a user activates this button, his computer will establish a direct connection with the Delicious servers. The integration of the plug-in means that Delicious now receives information that a user has accessed the web page. We advise that as the provider of the web pages we do not obtain any knowledge of the contents of transmitted data or its use by Delicious. For additional information, see Delicious’ data privacy statements under http://delicious.com/privacy. If you do not want Delicious to assign your visit to our site to your Delicious user account, please log out of your Delicious user account before accessing the site.
Using and forwarding personal information; purpose
All personal information will only be collected, processed and used for the purpose of processing business transactions and to protect justified business interests in compliance with the applicable provisions regarding the protection of personal information. Information will not be forwarded to third parties.
Right of information and withdrawal
On request, we will inform you in writing, in accordance with the applicable laws, whether and which of your personal information is stored at our company. You may take steps to block, correct or delete the data collected at our company at any time. Similarly, you can also withdraw your consent for data collection and use at any time without having to provide reasons.
Auer Witte Thiel Rechtsanwälte uses technical and organisational security measures to protect the data that you have provided against incidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons.
Our security measures are continuously improved in accordance with technical developments.
Data Privacy Representative
If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal information, please contact our Data Privacy Representative, who is available to respond to your requests for information, applications or complaints:
Auer Witte Thiel Rechtsanwälte
Data Privacy Representative