Data Protection Information

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. The use of the internet pages of DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is possible without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

As controller of the data processing, DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may, in principle, have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Name and Address of the controller for data processing

Controller for the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Pariser Platz 3
D-10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 889 29 44 0
Fax: +49 30 889 29 44 99
Email: contact@dsc-legal.com

2. Name and address of the data protection officer

The Data Protection Officer of the controller is:

Mr. Thomas-Oliver Neye
DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Pariser Platz 3
D-10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 889 29 44 0
Email: neye@dsc-legal.com

Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.

3. Cookies

The websites of the DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Many internet pages and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identification of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows internet pages and servers visited to differentiate the individual browser of the data subject from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized in the interest of the user. As previously mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our website by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used, and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, it is possible that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

4. Collection of general data and information

The website of DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH collects a number of general data and information every time the websites is accessed by a data subject or by an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. Collected may be

  • the browser types and versions used,
  • the operating system used by the accessing system,
  • the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers),
  • the sub-websites, which are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
  • the date and time of access to the website,
  • an Internet Protocol address (IP address),
  • the internet service provider of the accessing system, and
  • other similar data and information which serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. This information is rather required

  • to deliver the contents of our website correctly, 
  • to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it,
  • to ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and
  • to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber-attack.

These anonymously collected data and information are therefore statistically evaluated by DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH on the one hand and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Subscription to our newsletters

On the website of DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to the newsletter of our company. Which personal data will be transmitted to the the controller for data processing when ordering the newsletter can be seen from the input mask used for this purpose.

If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact our employee Mr. Thomas-Oliver Neye (Neye@dsc-legal.com).

The newsletter of our company can only be received by the data subject if

  • the data subject has a valid e-mail address, and
  • the data subject registers to receive the newsletter.

This website uses AcyMailing to send newsletters. With the help of AcyMailing, the sent newsletters are managed and analysed. When you open an e-mail sent with Acymailing, a file contained in the e-mail (so-called webbeacon) connects to the servers of Acymailing. In this way it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on, if applicable. Technical information is also recorded (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. It is used exclusively for statistical analysis of the newsletters sent. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interested parties.

If you do not want to receive an analysis by Acymailing, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose we provide an unsubscribe link at the end of each newsletter. Furthermore, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly via e-mail to neye@dsc-legal.com.

The data processing for the purpose of sending the newsletter is carried out in accordance with Art. 6(1) GDPR and Sec. 7 para. 3 of the German Act against Unfair Competition (Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb) on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future by unsubscribing from the newsletter. In every newsletter that you receive from us by e-mail there is a link provided for this purpose. Alternatively, you can send your revocation at any time by e-mail to neye@dsc-legal.com. The revocation will result in your e-mail address being deleted from the mailing list.

The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

You can find more details in the data protection regulations of Acymailing at: https://www.acyba.com/privacy-policy.html.

6. Contact possibility via the website

Due to legal regulations, the website of DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller for data processing by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis from a data subject to the controller for data processing are stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. Such personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

If you have any questions, you can contact us using the form provided on the website. In addition to the form of address and first and last name, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address so that we know who the enquiry comes from and can reply to it. Further information (e.g. company, telephone number) can be provided voluntarily. The data entered in the contact form will only be transmitted to us in encrypted form.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

7. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or if provided for by the European Directives and Regulations or by any other law or regulation to which the data controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directives and Regulations or by any other law or regulation expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

8. Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed (Art. 15(1) GDPR). If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller.

b) Right of access

Each data subject has the right to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information (Art. 15(1) and (3) GDPR). Furthermore, the data subject has the right to demand information on the following information:

  • the purposes of the processing;
  • the categories of personal data concerned;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
  • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Art. 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject has a right to obtain information on whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer (Art. 15 (2) GDPR).

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller.

c) Right to rectification

Each data subject has the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her (Art. 16 sentence 1 GDPR). Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement (Art. 16 sentence 2 GDPR).

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller.

d) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You also have the right pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of your personal data is unlawful. This right can be exercised with the supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over us, for example:

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Friedrichstraße 219
D-10969 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 138890
Fax: +49 30 2155050
Email: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de

e) Right to erasure ('right to be forgotten')

Each data subject has the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary (Art. 17 (1) and (3) GDPR):

  • the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
  • the data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR, or point (a) of Art. 9(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
  • the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(2) of the GDPR;
  • the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
  • the personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
  • the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8(1) GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. An employee of DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

If the personal data has been made public by DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and our company is obliged pursuant to Art. 17(1) GDPR to erase the personal data as controller, DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, will take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data. unless the processing is necessary (Art. 17 (2) and (3) GDPR).

The employee of DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH will take the necessary steps in individual cases.

f) Right to restriction of processing

Each data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies (Art. 18 GDPR):

  • the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead;
  • the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH will arrange the restriction of the processing.

g) Right to data portability

Each data subject has the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided to a controller by the data subject, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and has the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR or point (a) of Art. 9(2) GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Art. 6(1) GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller and provided that the rights and freedoms of other persons are not adversely affected thereby (Art. 20 (1), (3) and (4) GDPR).

Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others (Art. 20 (3) and (4) GDPR).

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.

h) Right to object

Each data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions (Art. 21 (1) GDPR).

DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (Art. 21 (1) GDPR).

If DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing (Art. 21 (2) GDPR). If the data subject objects to DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH will no longer process the personal data for those purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by the Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89(1) GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest (Art. 21 (6) GDPR).

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications (Art. 21(5) GDPR).

i) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Each data subject has the right pursuant to Art. 22 GDPR not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision

  • is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or
  • is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
  • is not based on the data subject's explicit consent.

If the decision is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may at any time contact any employee of DSC Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.

j) Right to withdraw data protection consent

Each data subject has the right to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may at any time contact any employee of DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.

9. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.

If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations required for the supply of goods or the provision any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services.

Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR.

In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR.

Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

10. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

11. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer required for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

12. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

13. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

14. Google Web Fonts

This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be established in conjunction with this application.

For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

15. OpenStreetMap

We are using the mapping service provided by OpenStreetMap (OSM). The provider of this service is the Open-Street-Map Foundation (OSMF), 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom.

When you visit any website, into which OpenStreetMap has been embedded, your IP address and other information concerning your behavior patterns on this website will be transferred to the OSMF. Under certain circumstances, OpenStreetMap will save cookies in your browser or uses comparable technologies for recognition.

Furthermore, your location may be recorded if you have permitted this in your device settings, for instance on your cell phone. The provider of this website has no control over this type of data transfer. For details, please consult the Data Privacy Policy of OpenStreetMap under the following link: https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy.

We use OpenStreetMap with the objective of ensuring the attractive presentation of our online offers and to make it easy for visitors to find the locations we specify on our website. This establishes legitimate grounds as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

16. Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA feature of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). This function is primarily intended to distinguish whether an entry is made by a natural person or abusively by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and, if applicable, other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in establishing individual responsibility on the internet and avoiding abuse and spam. In the course of using Google reCAPTCHA, personal data may also be transferred to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA as well as Google's privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

17. Use of the DSC Cloud

The collection, processing and use of your data via the DSC Cloud by DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH takes place in connection with the mandate or assignment of the lawyers or notaries working at DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.

Your data will be used to create your user profile, with which you can access the folder system of DSC Cloud. On the basis of the user profile it is visible at any time who and when created, changed or only viewed a file in the DSC Cloud. A disclosure to third parties is only made to the project partners involved in the respective mandate or assignment through the perception of the user profile within the DSC Cloud or due to an e-mail notification about an activity on the DSC Cloud.

The collection, processing and use of your data by DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH will only take place in accordance with the following declaration of consent. If you have declared your consent in the course of your registration, the data processing and use will be carried out by DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH as the responsible body.

When applying for access to the DSC Cloud, the user needs to make the following declaration:

"I agree that DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschafts mbH, Pariser Platz 3, 10117 Berlin, may collect, process and use my personal data provided for the use of DSC Cloud within the scope of the relevant legal mandate or the relevant notarial mandate.”

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by e-mail to neye@dsc-legal.com. You will receive a confirmation of your revocation from DSC Legal by e-mail.

If you revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your data in whole or in part with effect for the future, we will immediately delete or block your data for further use to the extent you have requested, subject to statutory retention periods.

18. Data protection information of our notaries

Data Protection Information of the Notaries

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