DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION

We are delighted that you have visited our website and would like to thank you for your interest in the services we have to offer. We place great value on the protection and security of your private sphere and your personal data. We assure you that your personal data will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

You will find the legal bases of data protection in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Teleservices Act (TMG).

1. SCOPE OF APPLICATION

This data protection declaration applies to the use of the websites of ARQIS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, Hammer Straße 19, 40219 Düsseldorf hosted at the URL arqis.com, hereinafter referred to as “website”. It does not apply to websites of third parties, even if our websites refer to websites of third parties or hosts links to information.

2. PERSONAL DATA

Personal data are individual pieces of information on personal or objective circumstances relating to a specific or specifiable person. For instance, these include your name, your email address and your address data as well as the IP address of the device you use to access the internet. Information which we can generate without any reference to your person (or which can only be generated with an unreasonable effort), for instance through anonymization of the information is not deemed as personal data.

3. COLLECTION OF DATA

When you visit our websites your web browser automatically transfers the IP address of the device you use, information on the web browser you use, operating system and the referrer URL (i.e. the URL of the website, which you visited beforehand), the date and the time of your visit. These data will be temporarily stored in the so-called log files on the server.

We, respectively our provider only use these protocol data for statistical evaluations for operational purposes, for security or for optimising our websites. In the case of specific cases of suspicion we will also evaluate these data to pursue any cases of abuse and/or the illegal use of our websites. However, the data will not be allocated to specific persons and not compiled together with other sources of data.

Consequently, the use of our websites is mainly anonymous.

Furthermore, we only collect and process personal data insofar as these are necessary for justifying, implementing and terminating the contractual relationship based on the legal transaction between you and us or for maintaining our justified interests or if you in any other way voluntarily provide us with information. Apart from that – with the exception of the cases cited in this Data Protection Agreement – we only pass on your data to third parties if and insofar as you have approved the forwarding of such data. We use modern security methods to ensure that there is no unauthorised forwarding of the data to third parties outside our company.

4. CONTACTING US

You can contact us by email, by phone or in writing.

5. COOKIES

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6. GOOGLE PRODUCTS

Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” which are stored on your computer and enables an analysis of the use of our websites. For this purpose several personal data are recorded by Google and forwarded to its servers in the United States of America. Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website and to compile these data in reports. The IP address transferred from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not compiled together with other data from Google.

On our websites IP anonymization is activated as a default standard setting. Within the Member States of the European Union or in other countries which are signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area Google previously abbreviates your IP address and forwards it in anonymised form to Google. The full IP address is only forwarded to Google and abbreviated there in exceptional cases.

You can prevent the storage of cookies through an appropriate setting on your browser software. You will then possibly not be able to fully use our websites. You can also prevent the collection of data which is generated by the cookie and which is related to your use of the websites (including your IP address) being forwarded to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You may object to data collection and storage by Google at any time, with effect for the future by calling up your Google display settings at www.google.de/settings/ads and deactivating the displaying of interest-related advertising by Google under “deactivation settings”. This prevents Google showing targeted advertising for you. An opt-out cookie is then set, which prevents future recording of your data when you visit this website. Please note that when all cookies are deactivated, the deactivation cookie is also deleted and that this must be stored again when required.

You will find further information on Google’s data protection regulations in particular at: http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

7. TRANSFERRING DATA ABROAD

Or websites are designed in such a way that data collection and processing is ensured within the framework of the mandatory data protection stipulated by legislation in the European Union. In some cases – particularly due to technical reasons – it is possible that the data you entrust us with may be stored on servers outside your country (also outside the European Union) where you originally entered the data. In the case of data transfer to services in the United States of America, we hereby notify you that on 12 July 2016 the European Union and the US government reached a political agreement on a new framework for the transatlantic exchange of personal data for commercial purposes, the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield (please find information on this in the press release and further-reaching information at http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-2461_de.htm). The EU-US Privacy Shield guarantees the protection of basic rights of all persons in the EU, whose personal data is transferred to the USA. In the case of a risk that countries to which your data are transferred are not subject to such stringent statutory data protection, we ensure that your data are treated in accordance with the regulations of this Data Protection Declaration.

INFORMATION AND CORRECTION RIGHT

You always have the right to information on the personal data stored by us and their source and recipients and the purpose of the data processing. Please contact us regarding this at our email address arqis@arqis.com.

CONTACT

ARQIS
Dietl Panzer-Heemeier Witty Yamaguchi
Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft
Hammer Straße 19
40219 Düsseldorf
T +49 211 13069-000
F +49 211 13069-099
arqis@arqis.com

If you have any questions or proposals regarding the issue of data protection, or want to make cancelations, changes or deletions, please write an email to us at arqis@arqis.com.