The present notice informs you in a simple and transparent way about what personal data we gather about you, how we process it and about your rights regarding the processing.
Personal data refers to any information that tells us something about you or that we can link to you. This includes in particular, but not exclusively, your name, address, telephone numbers, bank account details and IP address. By processing we mean everything we can do with this data such as collecting it, recording, storing, adjusting, organising, using, disclosing, transferring or deleting.
Our firm is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our website.
You are not required to provide any personal information on the public areas of this website. However, you may choose to do so by completing forms on our website, including subscription to newsletters.
Persons responsible for Data Protection
Dr. Andreas Geiger, Pariser Platz, 4a, D-10117 Berlin; firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel.: +49 (0)30 300 145 700
Dr. Bertrand Wägenbaur for: Wägenbaur SC SPRL, Avenue de Cortenbergh 66, bte. 11. B-1000 Brussels, email@example.com; Tel. + 32 2 733 96 34
Purposes of the processing
The details of data processing and of their usage vary from one case to another. The following information will be collected:
• Contact details of the contact person (first name, last name, email address, geographical address, phone number(s)),
• User data (websites accessed, interest in contents, timing and duration of access),
• Communication data (e.g., device information, IP address(es),
• Information necessary for asserting and defending your rights.
Transfer of data
Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes indicated below and for other purposes for which you give your consent. We may, for the above-mentioned purposes, transfer your information to any office of the firm or any of our affiliates. When sharing your personal data, we make sure that the necessary safeguards are there to protect it.
➢ Art. 6(1) (a) GDPR: Purposes within the framework of the given consent (please note that processing carried out prior to consent being given is considered as lawful),
➢ Art. 6(1) (b) GDPR: Purposes necessary for performing a contract signed or about to be signed,
➢ Art. 6(1) (c) GDPR: Purposes necessary for complying with a legal obligation,
➢ Art. 6(1) (e) GDPR: For the performance of a task carried out in the public interest,
➢ Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR: Purposes within the framework of a legitimate interest on our part or of third parties.
Transfer of the data to third parties
Your personal data will only be transferred to third parties if:
• You have given your express consent in this respect,
• It is necessary in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the processing of client relationships,
• For purposes where we are obliged or entitled to give information, notification or to forward data,
Our external service providers process data as order processors or parties that assume certain functions.
Security of the data
Our firm takes the appropriate technological and organisational measures to ensure lawful storage, security and deletion of the data and to prevent your data from being negligently or intentionally manipulated, partly or fully lost or destroyed and to protect your data against any unlawful access by third parties.
We maintain internal records of our data processing activities and make sure that they are kept up to date in compliance with Art. 30 GDPR.
We acknowledge that the information you provide may be confidential, therefore we take measures to ensure that your personal information remains such.
The firm will maintain the confidentiality of and protect your information in accordance with the firm’s normal procedures and all applicable laws. Our firm strives to improve our protective measures in line with technological evolution.
The firm will ensure that your information is kept accurate and up to date. Please assist us to comply with this by ensuring that you inform us of any changes to your information.
We do everything possible to keep your data safe, but we also encourage you to take some precautionary measures to protect your data, e.g. install anti-virus software, anti-spyware software and periodically update them, use periodically changing passwords, etc.
Duration of data storage
We process and store your data for the entire duration of our business relationship. Your data will be retained as long as there is a legitimate reason or other legal ground for doing so.
If the data are no longer required to meet any obligations and rights, data will be erased unless its further processing – for a limited period – is necessary to fulfil the purposes within the framework of the consent given due to an overriding legitimate interest.
Processing of data in a third country
Data are normally not transmitted to offices in countries outside the European Union unless it is necessary to meet a contractual obligation towards you, if such is required by law, if such is in our legitimate interest or that of a third party, or you have issued us with your consent to do so.
Your data may be processed in a third country, including in connection with the involvement of service providers within the framework of the processing of the order. We warrant that your rights and freedoms will be reasonably protected and guarantied in accordance with EU data protection requirements through contractual agreements to this effect. We will provide you with detailed information upon request.
As provided in Art. 7 (3) GDPR, you may revoke your issued consent to processing of your personal data at any time.
Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR you have the right to request the overview of your personal data, as well as the details of the information we hold about you and, in line with Art. 20 GDPR, receive it in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, you may ask us to delete or rectify any inaccurate information about you by sending us a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon your request, we will erase your data in accordance with the principles laid down in Art. 17 GDPR, unless we are prohibited from doing so by statutory provisions.
Taking into account the preconditions laid down in Art. 18 GDPR, you may request us to restrict the processing of your data.
Under certain special circumstances provided in Art. 21 GDPR you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, or to ask us to restrict the processing. We will stop processing your data unless there are legitimate reasons that justify the processing.
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority which is competent either for your place of establishment or for the place where our firm is established. You can also primarily exercise your rights by directly contacting us.
Cookies contain information which are relevant for your computer device. This does not, however, mean that we gain any insight into your identity.
In addition, in order to optimize user-friendliness, we use temporary cookies, which are being saved for a certain predetermined period on your computer device. If you revert onto our website, in order to make use of our services, they will automatically detect that already visited our website, which relieves you from having to repeat the choices you already made.
The data which is being processed by way of cookies are necessary for preserving the legitimate interest and that of third parties within the meaning of Art. 6 (1), 1, f. GDPR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You may, however, configurate your browser in such a way that no cookies are being stored in your computer device or that you are always informed prior to generating a new cookie.
By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the processes described.
Our newsletters contain information about certain political initiatives and/or how our company can assist you in achieving your professional goals.
Double opt-in and logging: registering to receive our newsletter takes place in a “double opt-in procedure,” i.e., after registration you will receive an email in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with someone else’s email address. A log is kept of registrations for the Newsletter in order to be able to prove that the registration process took place in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes the saving of the time of registration and confirmation, as well as the IP address.
Registration data: to register for the Newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your email address. As an option, please enter a name so that we can address you personally in the Newsletter. The recording of the registration procedure is performed on the basis of our justified interests in accordance with Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR and serves as proof of consent to receipt of the newsletter.
You can terminate your agreement to receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e., revoke your consent. You will find a link to the termination option for the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. If the user has only registered for the newsletter, his/her personal data will be erased.
Current version of this Privacy Notice
This privacy notice reflects the rules as they stand in August 2019 and are subject to changes if and when the legal framework evolves and/or supervisory authorities request us to do so.