Privacy Policy

1.   Name and contact details of the responsible person

This privacy policy informs about the processing of personal data on the office website of lawyer and tax consultant Nora Bümlein.

Person responsible: Nora Bümlein ∙ Planetenfeldstraße 97 ∙ 44379 Dortmund ∙ Germany

Email: contact@legal-buemlein.de

Phone: + 49 231 /33873583

Fax: + 49 231 / 33873585

2.   Scope and purpose of the processing of personal data

When calling up this website www.legal-buemlein.de, data is automatically sent to the server of this website by the internet browser used by the visitor of this website and stored in a log file for a limited period of time. Until automatic deletion, the following data will be stored without further input by the visitor:

  • IP address of the visitor's terminal device,
  • date and time of the access by the visitor,
  • name and URL of the webpage accessed by the visitor,
  • website from which the visitor accessed the firm's website (so-called referrer URL)
  • browser and operating system of the visitor's terminal device, as well as the name of the access provider used by the visitor.

The processing of this personal data is justified pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO). The law firm has a legitimate interest in processing data for the following purpose:

  • to establish the connection to the website of the law firm quickly,
  • to enable a user-friendly application of the website,
  • to recognize and ensure the security and stability of the systems, and
  • to facilitate and improve the administration of the website.

The processing is expressly not carried out for the purpose of gaining knowledge about the person of the visitor to the website.

3.   Transfer of Data

Personal data will be transferred to third parties if

  • this is necessary for the fulfillment of a contractual relationship with the data subject according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter b) DSGVO.
  • the data subject has expressly consented to this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 a) DSGVO,
  • the transfer is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO and there is no reason to assume that the data subject has an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of his or her data,
  • for the data transfer according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c) DSGVO a legal obligation exists, and/or
  • this is necessary for the fulfillment of a contractual relationship with the data subject according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter b) DSGVO.

In other cases, personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

 4. Cookies

So-called cookies are used on the website. These are data packets that are exchanged between the server of the law firm's website and the visitor's browser. These are stored by the respective devices used (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when visiting the website. In this respect, cookies cannot cause any damage to the devices used. In particular, they do not contain viruses or other malware. In the cookies, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. The law firm can therefore in no way obtain direct knowledge of the identity of the visitor to the website.

Cookies are mostly accepted according to the basic settings of the browsers. The browser settings can be configured in such a way that cookies are either not accepted on the devices used or that a special notice is given before a new cookie is created. However, it should be noted that the deactivation of cookies may mean that not all functions of the website can be used in the best possible way.

The use of cookies serves to make the use of the web offer of the law firm more comfortable. For example, session cookies can be used to track whether the visitor has already visited individual pages of the website. After leaving the website, these session cookies are automatically deleted.

Temporary cookies are used to improve user-friendliness. They are stored on the visitor's device for a temporary period of time. When the website is visited again, it is automatically recognized that the visitor has already called up the page at an earlier time and which entries and settings were made at that time, so that these do not have to be repeated.

Cookies are also used to analyze the visits to the website for statistical purposes and for the purpose of improving the offer. These cookies make it possible to automatically recognize on a new visit that the website has already been called up by the visitor before. In this case, the cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time.

The data processed by cookies is justified for the above-mentioned purposes in order to protect the legitimate interests of the firm in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 f) DSGVO.

5. Analysis services for websites, tracking

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website analysis is in the legitimate interest of my law firm and serves the collection of site usage for statistical purpose and for the continuous improvement of my law firm website and the offering of my services.

IP anonymization

I have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser Plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order Processing

I have concluded an order processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

6. Your rights as a Data Subject

Insofar as your personal data is processed on the occasion of your visit to my website, you are entitled to the following rights as a "data subject" within the meaning of the DSGVO:

 6.1 Information

You may request information from me as to whether your personal data is being processed by me. There is no right to information if the provision of the requested information would violate the duty of confidentiality pursuant to Section 57 (1) StBerG (Tax Consulting Act) or if the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular due to an overriding legitimate interest of a third party. Notwithstanding this, there may be an obligation to provide the information if your interests outweigh the interest in secrecy, in particular taking into account the threat of damage. The right to information is also excluded if the data is only stored because it may not be deleted due to legal or statutory retention periods or exclusively serves the purposes of data security or data protection control, provided that the provision of information would require a disproportionately high effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by appropriate technical and organizational measures. If in your case the right to information is not excluded and your personal data is processed by me, you can request information from me about the following:

  • Categories of personal data processed by you,
  • Recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data are disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries,
  • if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the storage periods,
  • the existence of a right to rectify or erase or restrict the processing of personal data concerning you or a right to object to such processing,
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority for data protection,
  • if the personal data have not been collected from you as the data subject, the available information on the origin of the data,
  • if applicable, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the scope and intended effects of automated decision-making,
  • where applicable, in the case of transfer to recipients in third countries, unless there is a decision by the EU Commission on the adequacy of the level of protection pursuant to Article 45(3) DSGVO, information on what appropriate safeguards are provided pursuant to Article 46(2) of the DSGVO for the protection of personal data.

 6.2 Correction and completion

If you discover that I have incorrect personal data about you, you can demand that I correct this incorrect data without delay. In the case of incomplete personal data concerning you, you can demand that it be completed.

6.3 Deletion

You have a right to erasure ("right to be forgotten"), unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or for compliance with a legal obligation or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and one of the following reasons applies:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed.
  • The justification for the processing was exclusively your consent, which you have revoked.
  • You have objected to the processing of your personal data which I have made public.
  • You have objected to the processing of personal data that I have not made public and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.
  • Your personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of the personal data is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which I am subject.

There is no entitlement to deletion if, in the case of lawful non-automated data processing, deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionate effort due to the special nature of the storage and your interest in deletion is low. In this case, the restriction of processing will take the place of deletion.

6.4 Restriction to processing

You may request me to restrict processing if one of the following reasons applies:

  • You dispute the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, the restriction can be requested for the duration that allows me to verify the accuracy of the data.
  • The processing is unlawful and you request the restriction of the use of your personal data instead of deletion.
  • Your personal data is no longer needed by me for the purposes of processing, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • You have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO. The restriction of processing can be requested as long as it has not yet been determined whether my legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.

Restriction of processing means that the personal data will only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. Before lifting the restriction, I have the obligation to inform you about it.

6.5 Data Transferability

You have a right to data transferability, provided that the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 a) or Article 9 (2) a) DSGVO) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures. The right to data transferability in this case includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons: You may request from me to receive the personal data that you have provided to me in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You have the right to transfer this data to another responsible party without hindrance on my part. To the extent technically feasible, you may request that I transfer your personal data directly to another controller.

6.6 Objection

Insofar as the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter e) DSGVO (performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest of the controller or a third party), you have the right to object to the processing of personal data relating to you at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letter e) or letter f) DSGVO. After exercising the right to object, I will no longer process your personal data, unless I can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

You may object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling associated with such direct marketing. After exercising this right of objection, I will no longer use the personal data concerned for the purposes of direct advertising.

You have the option to inform me of the objection informally by telephone, by e-mail or to my postal address stated at the beginning of this privacy policy.

6.7 Revocation of Consent

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent can be communicated informally by telephone, e-mail or to my postal address. The revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing, which was carried out on the basis of the consent until the receipt of the revocation. After receipt of the revocation, the data processing, which was based exclusively on your consent, will be discontinued.

6.8 Complaint

If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority competent for the place where you reside or work or for the place of the alleged infringement.

7. Status and Update of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is as of May 28, 2021. I reserve the right to update the Privacy Policy in due course to improve data protection and/or to adapt it to changes in regulatory practice or case law.