Privacy Policy

We (Buse Heberer Fromm) are pleased that you’re visiting our website.

Data privacy and data security are important to us. Therefore, we treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with data protection legislation and this Privacy Policy.

Our website can usually be used without disclosure of personal data. Insofar as personal data (such as name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this is generally done, if possible, on a voluntary basis. Your personal data will not be forwarded to third parties nor used for advertising purposes without your consent.

Email contact

Once you enter the email address of one of our contacts, for the purpose of making contact, you automatically leave our website. Any personal data you provide to the relevant contact in the email is voluntary.

Protection of personal data

All personal data which we obtain through our website or through email is secure. We take extensive technical and operational safety precautions which are regularly reviewed and updated based on technological advancements to avoid loss or misuse of personal data stored by us. However, due to the structure of the Internet, it is possible that data protection regulations and safeguards are not observed by other individuals or institutions that do not fall within our area of responsibility. In particular, unencrypted personal data (for example in an email) can be read by third parties. It is therefore the respective user’s responsibility to protect provided personal data through encryption or other means against abuse.

Cookies

Partially our website uses cookies. Cookies do not harm your device and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device and by your browser.

After your visit to our website, cookies will be stored for 90 days unless you delete the cookie before then. This enables us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the use of cookies and only allow them for specific cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, or the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

Server log files

Our website provider collects and automatically stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type / browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • IP address of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific individuals. A combination of this data with other data sources are not carried out. We reserve the right to examine this data retrospectively if we have become aware of specific evidence of unlawful use.

Google Analytics

We will not create a personal user profile from you. Our servers only store anonymous data in order to provide our various services (see also no. 3) or for evaluation purposes in connection with your retrieval of desired information. General information is logged as part of this process – for example, when and what content is retrieved on our website or which pages are visited most frequently. All of this usage data is collected anonymously, not merged with any other personal data provided by you, and immediately deleted after the statistical analysis.

To perform the analysis, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so called “cookies” which are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of this website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Your IP address, which is transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics, will not be merged with other data from Google. We have also expanded this website’s Google Analytics code with “anonymizeIP.” This guarantees the masking of your IP address so that all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

Google will use the collected information on our behalf to evaluate your use of this website, to compile reports on website activity, and provide other services to us related to the use of this website and the internet. You may refuse the use of cookies by adjusting your browser software; however, you should be aware that you may not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent in that case.

You can also prevent that Google records and processes cookie collected data about your use of this website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser-add-on available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to a browser-add-on, especially in browsers on mobile devices, you can avoid Google Analytics data recording by clicking on this link. An opt-out-cookie will be installed which will prevent future recording of your information when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is valid only for this browser and our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must reinstall the opt-out-cookie.

Hyperlinks to third party websites

We assume no responsibility or liability for the confidential treatment of your (personal) data by providers of other websites, since we do not know their privacy policy nor can we influence compliance with it.

Our website uses a function of the LinkedIn network. It is provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click the LinkedIn button (plug-in), you will be forwarded to our LinkedIn profile in a separate browser window and, provided you are logged into your account at LinkedIn, you can follow us on LinkedIn. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn therefore receives the information, that you have visited our website with your IP address. LinkedIn is then be able to associate your visit on our website with you and your account, provided you are logged into your account at LinkedIn. Please note, that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data and its use by LinkedIn. For more information, please see the LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Our website also uses a function of the XING network, provided by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. If you click the XING button (plug-in), you will be forwarded to our XING profile in a separate browser window and, provided you are logged into your account at XING, you can follow us on XING. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the XING server. XING therefore receives the information, that you have visited our website with your IP address. Please note, that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data and its use by XING. For more information, please see XING’s Privacy Policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Publications, news and events provided and published on our website also contains hyperlinks to third party websites:

Our website uses the “Share-Function” of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If you click the Facebook “Share-Button” (plug-in), while logged into your Facebook account, you will be forwarded to your user account in a separate browser window in order to share the electronic publications provided on our website by adding a comment. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook therefore receives the information, that you have visited our website with your IP address. Moreover, Facebook is then able to associate your visit on our website with you and your account. We point out, that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data and its use by Facebook. For more information, see Facebook’s Privacy Policy at: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

Our website also uses the “Share Function” of the XING network. It is provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. If you click the XING “Share-Button” (plug-in), while logged into your XING account, you will be forwarded to your user account in a separate browser window in order to share the electronic publications provided on our website by adding a comment. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the XING server. XING therefore receives the information, that you have visited our website with your IP address. Please note, that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data and its use by XING. For more information, please see XING’s Privacy Policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Furthermore our website uses the “Share Function” of the LinkedIn network. It is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click the LinkedIn “Share-Button” (plug-in), while logged into your LinkedIn account, you will be forwarded to your user account in a separate browser window in order to share the electronic publications provided on our website by adding a comment. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn therefore receives the information, that you have visited our website with your IP address. Moreover, LinkedIn is then able to associate your visit on our website with you and your account. Please note, that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data and its use by LinkedIn. For more information, please see LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy at:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

For information about the handling of your (personal) data by providers of other websites, please read the respective Privacy Policies.

Email recommendations

You can recommend publications, news and events provided and published on our website via email to business partners, friends and acquaintances. For this purpose you use your own email program (such as Outlook). If you do not want to use the standard text, you can adjust the subject and content of the recommendation email. Please formulate your additions in a factual manner. Please also note, that the action of forwarding referral emails is only permitted, if the recipient does not feel harassed by it.

Information on stored personal data/deletion

If we have collected personal information from you, we store it only as long as it is permitted by law. We are happy to inform you on request, what data we have stored about you. If it turns out that, despite our efforts to collect correct and current data, we have stored incorrect data in our system, we will rectify this immediately. Upon your request, we will of course immediately delete any of your personal data stored by us. Should a deletion be impossible due to legal reasons, the data will be blocked instead. However, please note that after deletion of your data, we may be only able to provide our services partially or even not at all.

If you have any further questions regarding data usage, storage, correction or deletion, please contact us at:

Buse Heberer Fromm · Rechtsanwälte · Steuerberater PartG mbB
Ernst Brückner
Harvestehuder Weg 23
20149 Hamburg
Telefon: +49 (0)40 41999-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 41999-169
E-Mail: brueckner@buse.de