Data Privacy
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1. Name and contact information of person responsible for data processing as well as the company data protection officer

This data privacy notice applies to the processing of data by:
hvv Rechtsanwälte
Responsible under GDPR: Dr. Immo Hamer von Valtier
Schiffgraben 20
30159 Hanover
Federal Republic of Germany
Email: kontakt@hvv-recht.de
Phone: +49 (0) 511 – 12310580
Fax: +49 (0) 511 – 12310599

The data protection officer of www.hvv-recht.de is Ms. Julia Lohse, who can be contacted at the postal address above or at kontakt@hvv-recht.de.

2. Collection and storage of personal data and manner and purpose of data usage

a) When visiting the website

When you visit the website www.hvv-recht.de, the browser you use on your device automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and is stored until it is automatically deleted:

      • IP address of the accessing computer,
      • date and time of access,
      • name and URL of the accessed files,
      • URL of the website visited prior to ours (referrer URL),
      • browser used and, in some cases, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your provider.

We use the data listed above for the following purposes:

      • to ensure the smooth establishment of website connections,
      • to provide a comfortable user experience on our website,
      • to evaluate system security and stability, and
      • for additional administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of data is Article 6 (1) (1) (f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our justified interest follows from the purposes listed above for the collection of data. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of identifying specific persons. In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more details under item 4 of this data privacy policy.

b) When using our contact form

If you have any questions, we offer you the option of contacting us using the form provided on the website. We require a valid email address so that we know who sent the request and can respond to it. You may provide further information voluntarily. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) (1) (a) of the GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after the completion of your request.

3. Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

      • you have given your express consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (1) (a) of the GDPR,
      • the disclosure pursuant to Article 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
      • in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on data pursuant to Article 6 (1) (1) (c) of the GDPR, and
      • this is legally permissible and required for the execution of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Article 6 (1) (1) (b) of the GDPR.

4. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause damage to your device and do not contain viruses, Trojan horses or any other malware.

This website uses Piwik, an open source software that utilises cookies for the statistical analysis of visitor access. The cookie is used to store information that is related to the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we will gain direct knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies serves to make the use of our website more convenient for you. For example, we use session cookies to recognise that you have already visited certain pages on our website. These session cookies are automatically deleted after you leave our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise your user experience, which are then stored on your device for a specific period of time. If you visit our website again to make use of our services, this allows the site to automatically recognise that you have visited previously, and what inputs you made and which settings you selected so that you do not have to enter them again. We also use cookies to record statistics about the use of our website. These cookies allow us to automatically recognise that you have already visited our website when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The data processed by cookies are necessary for the abovementioned purposes to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Article 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies may, however, result in you not being able to use all functions of our website.

5. Rights for data subjects

You have the right:

      • in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR, to obtain information about your personal data which we have processed. In particular, you may obtain information about the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged data storage period, the existence of the rights to rectification, to erasure, to restrict or object to processing, and to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about such a process;
      • in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR, to immediately have inaccurate personal data stored by us rectified, or completed if it is incomplete;
      • in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, to demand that your personal data stored by us be erased, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
      • in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR, to obtain the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you oppose its erasure, we no longer need the data but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR;
      • in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR, to obtain the personal data which you have provided us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another controller;
      • in accordance with Article 7 (3) of the GDPR, to withdraw your consent from us at any time. As a consequence of this withdrawal, we may not use your prior consent as a basis to continue the processing of your data in the future; and
      • in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your regular place of residence or employment, or of our law office.

6. Right to object

Insofar as your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR, you have the right, pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data if there are grounds for doing so relating to your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection which we will comply with without a statement of a particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right to object or to withdraw consent, please send an e-mail to kontakt@hvv-recht.de

7. Data security

When you visit our website, we employ the widely used SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. In most cases, this means 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell that an individual page of our website has been transmitted in encrypted form when the symbol of a closed lock or key appears in the lower status bar of your browser. We also apply the requisite technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, and destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. We continuously improve our security measures in line with technological developments.

8. Updates and changes to our data privacy policy

This data privacy policy is currently valid and was last updated in March 2018. It may become necessary to change our data privacy policy due to updates or changes to our website and the corresponding offerings, or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements. You can call up and print the currently valid data privacy policy on our website at any time at https://www.hvv-recht.de/data-privacy/