< class="color-blue headline headline_2">Privacy Statement

The protection of your personal data is important to us, including with respect to your visit to our homepage. Your data will be protected in accordance with the requirements of law.

dhpg attaches a high degree of importance to data protection, which goes beyond the duty of non-disclosure that arises from the contractual relationship and the client relationship. We do so, not only to comply with legal obligations regarding reliance, discretion and quality assurance, but to set an example for clients, customers, interested parties and employees. Therefore, dhpg undertakes to ensure data protection and utilizes an operational Data Protection Officer to obtain the best results.

Below you will find information about the kind of data that is being collected during your visit to our homepage and how it is being used:

1. The name and contact details of the controller in charge of the processing and the company Data Protection Officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by the following controllers:

dhpg Dr. Harzem & Partner mbB
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Steuerberatungsgesellschaft

dhpg Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater
Obermüller, Rohde & Partner mbB

dhpg Audit GmbH
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Steuerberatungsgesellschaft

dhpg IT-Services GmbH
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Marie-Kahle-Allee 2
53113 Bonn
T +49 228 81000 0
F +49 228 81000 20
E bonn@dhpg.de

dhpg Berlin GmbH
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Steuerberatungsgesellschaft

Jean-Monnet-Straße 2
10557 Berlin
T +49 30 203015 0
F +49 30 203015 20
E berlin@dhpg.de

dhpg Stössel, Schmitz & Blattner GmbH
Steuerberatungsgesellschaft

Lurgiallee 16
60439 Frankfurt
T +49 69 57005 0
F +49 69 57005 190
E frankfurt@dhpg.de

dhpg Steutax GmbH
Steuerberatungsgesellschaft

dhpg Themis GmbH
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Kranzplatz 11
65183 Wiesbaden
T +49 611 99930 0
F +49 611 99930 30
E wiesbaden@dhpg.de

The company Data Protection Officer of the aforementioned companies (hereinafter: dhpg) can be contacted at dhpg IT Services GmbH, Bunsenstr. 10a, 51647 Gummersbach, c/o Dr. Christian Lenz, or at datenschutz@dhpg.de and 02261-8195-0.

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of its use

a) When you visit the website
When you visit our website www.dhpg.de, the browser on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server on our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your doing anything and stored until it is automatically erased:

  • The IP address of the accessing computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the called-up file,
  • The website from which access occurs (referrer URL),
  • The browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access Provider.

We process the said data for the following purposes:

  • To ensure a smooth connection set-up for the website,
  • To ensure that our website is easy and convenient to use,
  • To evaluate system security and stability as well as
  • For other administrative purposes.
    The legal foundations for the processing of data are provided by Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR.

b) When registering for our newsletter
With registrations for our newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after your registration we send an e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided us in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive our newsletter. The purpose of the procedure is to corroborate your registration and, if necessary, to identify any possible misuse of your personal data. If you do not confirm your registration within one month's time, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after a period of one month.
After you provide us your confirmation, we save your e-mail address as well as your name and title for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal foundations for this are contained in Art. 6 (1) (1) (a) of the GDPR.

You can revoke your consent to the newsletter being sent to you at any time by cancelling your subscription to the newsletter. Cancellation is possible at any time, for example by using the link provided at the end of each and every newsletter. Another alternative to cancel your subscription at any time is by sending an e-mail to info@dhpg.de.

c) When using our contact form
If you have any questions, we offer you the possibility to contact us by means of a form available on our website. A valid e-mail address must be provided so that we know who has sent us the request and we can respond to it. Further information may be furnished on a voluntary basis.

When filling out the contact form, we process the personal data provided by you solely for the purpose of responding to your enquiry and/or to initiate, substantiate, amend or structure the content of any contractual relationships unless

  • we have explicitly informed you of additional purposes and you have consented to such use,
  • the processing is performed for a purpose directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data were collected,
  • the processing is performed because of a legal obligation or an order issued by a government authority or court of law, or
  • to substantiate or protect legal claims or to defend against illicit activities.

We shall not sell or market your personal data to third parties or disclose or pass such data on to other parties for any other reasons. By sending us your message, you consent to our handling the data provided by you for the purpose of processing your enquiry and/or to initiate, establish, amend, structure and design any contractual relationships. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is performed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (a) of the GDPR on the basis of your consent that you have voluntarily provided. The personal data collected by us for use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after we have finished processing your request.
 
d) When you hire dhpg
When you hire dhpg, we record and store your master data as well as any other data required for the performance and execution of the hiring contract. Data processing is performed as long as this is necessary to achieve the purpose of the contract - generally speaking, as long as the client relationship exists. Your data will be deleted after termination of our commission and the expiry of required retention periods in the absence of any legitimate interests on our part in keeping such data.

The legal foundations for data processing in the client relationship are contained in Art. 6 (1) (1) (b) of the GDPR.

3. Disclosure of data

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

  • You have provided your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (a) of the GDPR,
  • Disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR is necessary for assertion, exercise or defence against legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in your data not being disclosed,
  • In the event that there is a legal obligation to transfer data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (c) of the GDPR, and 
  • This is permitted by law and is required under Art. 6 (1) (1) (b) of the GDPR in order to process the contractual relationship with you.

4. Rights of data subjects

You are entitled:

  • To request information on your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data if the data were not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, reliable detailed information on the data;
  • To request erasure of incorrect data or completion of incomplete personal data stored by us without undue delay in accordance with Art. 16 of the GDPR;
  • To request the erasure of your personal data stored with us in accordance with Art. 17 of the GDPR unless processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims;
  • To restrict the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you reject erasure of the data and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 of the GDP;
  • To receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, up-to-date and ma-chine-readable format or to request its transfer to another controller in accordance with Art. 20 of the GDPR;
  • To revoke your consent that you previously provided to us at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) of the GDPR. If you do so, we will no longer be allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future and
  • To complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority having jurisdiction over your usual place of residence or workplace or over the registered office of our law firm.

5. Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR, you are entitled to object to the processing of your personal data under Art. 21 of the GDPR provided that there are reasons for this which arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without your stating a special situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, it suffices to send an e-mail to info@dhpg.de.

6. Data security

We use up-to-date technical measures to guarantee data security, in particular to protect your personal data from dangers during data transmission and from disclosure to third parties. These measures are respectively adapted to be in line with the current state of the art in technology.

7. Up-to-dateness and amendment of the Data Protection Declaration

This Data Protection Declaration is currently valid as of May 2018. As a result of the further develop-ment of our website and offers through it or due to changes in legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to amend this Data Protection Declaration. You can call up and print out the current Data Protection Declaration at any time at this website.

8.  Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files automatically created by your browser that are stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies dot not do any damage to your terminal device, nor do they contain viruses, Trojans or any other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that is generated in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. This does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity, however. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our services more convenient for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are deleted automatically after you leave our site.
In addition, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your terminal device for a specified period of time to optimise user-friendliness. If you visit our site once again to use our services, it automatically recognises that you have already visited us and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. Secondly, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate this usage by you for the purpose of optimising our services (see section 9). When you return to our site, these cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have already visited us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time.
The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You may configure your browser, however, so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is set. The complete deactivation of cookies may result in your not being able to use all the functions of our web-site, however.

9. Tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR. We want to use these tracking measures to ensure that our website is designed in line with the needs of our customers and optimised on an ongoing basis. Secondly, we use tracking measures in order to record statistics on the use of our website and to evaluate these for the purpose of optimising our services for you. These interests are deemed to be legitimate in the meaning of the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be taken from the respective tracking tools.

Matomo

We use the open source software Matomo to analyse and statistically evaluate use of the website. Cookies are used for this purpose (see section 8). Information generated by the cookie relating to usage of the website will be sent to our servers and aggregated in pseudonymous usage profiles.

The following information is collected:

  • Clicks, mouse movements, hovering, scrolling
  • Browser
  • Device (desktop/tablet/mobile)
  • Language
  • Operating system
  • Screen resolution
  • Duration of visit
  • Navigation (URLs)
  • Page content (HTML)
  • ISP & city (city, state, country)
  • Referrer URL
  • Type of visitor (first-time visitor/returnee)
  • Individual tags or variables

The information is used to analyse use of the website and to enable us to tailor our website to meet your needs. The information is visualised in so-called "heat maps" and in "session recordings". The heat maps show which areas of the website have been clicked on. User behaviour (mouse movements, call-up of sub-pages, etc.) is recorded in "session recordings". Sub-pages on which you are able to enter personal data (such as e.g. on the contact form) are excluded from this tracking.   The information is not passed on to third parties. Under no circumstances will the IP address be connected, linked or associated with any other data relating to the user. IP addresses are anonymised so that it is not possible to assign these to any user (IP masking). Further information can be found in the provider's privacy policy (in English).
At present, your visit to this website is recorded by Matomo. If you do not want this to happen, scroll to the bottom of this page and uncheck the box.

10. Social media plugins

We use social plugins of the social networks Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Xing on our website on the foundations of Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR to make our law firm better known. The underlying advertising purpose is to be deemed a legitimate interest in the meaning of the GDPR. Re-sponsibility for operation in compliance with data protection regulations must be guaranteed by the respective provider. We integrate these plugins by means of the so-called double-click method in order to offer visitors to our website the best possible protection.

a) Facebook
Our website uses social media plugins from Facebook to personalise its use. To this end, we use the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button. This is a service of Facebook. When you call up a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the website by it.
By integrating plugins, Facebook is informed that your browser has called up the respective page of our website even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged on to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can directly associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button, the respective information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is moreover published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.
Facebook may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and to design Facebook pages to meet customer needs. To this end, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide other services associated with the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to associate the information collected through our website with your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Facebook's data protection policy.

b) Twitter
We have integrated plugins of the brief news service Twitter Inc. (Twitter) into our website. You can recognise Twitter plugins (tweet button) by the Twitter logo on our site. An overview of tweet buttons can be found here. When you access one of our websites that contains such a plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter is automatically notified in this manner when you visit our website using your IP address. If you click the Twitter "tweet button" while logged into your Twitter account, you can link the contents of our sites on your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to associate your visit to our websites with your user account. We would note here in our capacity as provider of the sites that we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter.

If you do not wish Twitter to associate your visit to our sites with your profile, please log out of your Twitter account. Further information can be found in the Twitter privacy policy.

c) Google+
Our website uses social media plugins from Google+ in order to make their use more personal. We use inter alia the "SHARE" button for this purpose. This is a service offered by Google+. When you access a site on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection with the Google+ servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google+ directly to your browser and integrated into the website.

By integrating the plugins, Google+ receives the information that your browser has called up the re-spective page at our website, even if you do not have any Google+ account or do not happen to be currently logged into Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Google+ server in the USA or a country in which you do not live and stored there.
If you are logged in to Google+, it can assign your visit to our website directly to your Google+ account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "SHARE" button, the respective information is also transmitted directly to a Google+ server and stored there. The information is in addition published on Google+ and displayed to your Google+ friends.

Google+ may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and to design Google+ sites to meet needs. For this purpose, Google+ creates usage, interest and relationship pro-files, e.g. to analyse your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Google+, to inform other Google+ users about your activities on our website and to render other ser-vices associated with the use of Google+.

If you do not want Google+ to assign the data collected via our web presence with your Google+ ac-count, you must first log out of Google+ before you visit our site. For the purpose and scope of data collection and the additional processing and use of data by Google+ as well as rights and setting possibilities to protect your private sphere, see the Google+ data protection policy.

d) LinkedIn
Our website uses social media plugins from LinkedIn Ireland U.C., Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland to personalise their use. For this purpose, we use the "SHARE" button. The plugins are marked with a LinkedIn logo, for example in the form of an "in" in an underlying square. This is a service offered by LinkedIn. When you access a site on our web presence that contains such a plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection with the LinkedIn servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by LinkedIn directly to your browser and integrated into the website by it.

By integrating the plugins, LinkedIn is informed that your browser has called up the respective site on our website, even if you do not have a LinkedIn account or are not currently logged into LinkedIn. This information (including your IP address, your proxy server, your browser, your add-ons, your device identification and the functions of your Internet service provider or mobile network operator including location identification) is transmitted directly from your browser to a LinkedIn server in the USA and outside the USA and stored there.

If you are logged into LinkedIn, LinkedIn can directly assign your visit to our website to your LinkedIn account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pushing the "SHARE" button, the respective information is also transmitted directly to a LinkedIn server and stored there. The information is also published on LinkedIn and displayed to your LinkedIn contacts.

LinkedIn may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and to design the LinkedIn sites to meet needs. For this purpose, LinkedIn creates usage, interest and relationship pro-files, e.g. to analyse your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on LinkedIn, to inform other LinkedIn users about your activities on our website and to render additional services associated with the use of LinkedIn.

If you do not want LinkedIn to associate the data collected via our website with your LinkedIn account, you have to log out of LinkedIn before visiting our website. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of your data by LinkedIn as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy in this context can be found in LinkedIn's data protection policy.

e) Xing
Our website uses social media plugins from Xing SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany to personalise their use. To this end we use the "SHARE" button. This is a service offered by Xing. When you call up a site on our web presence that contains such a plugin, your browser sets up a direct con-nection with Xing servers. The content of the plugins is transmitted directly by your browser by Xing and integrated by it into the website.

By integrating the plugins, Xing is informed that your browser has called up the respective site of our web presence, even if you do not have a Xing account and do not happen to be currently logged into Xing. This information (including your IP address) is sent directly to a Xing server by your browser and stored there.
When you are logged into Xing, Xing can directly associate your visit to our website with your Xing account. If you interact with plugins, for example by pushing the "SHARE" button, the respective infor-mation is also transmitted to a Xing server and stored there. The information is furthermore published on Xing and displayed to your Xing contacts.

Xing may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and to design Xing sites to accord with needs. For this purpose, Xing creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. in order to analyse the use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Xing, to inform other Xing users about your activities on our website and to render other services associated with use of Xing.

If you do not want Xing to associate the data collected via our web presence with your Xing account, you must log out of Xing before visiting our website. The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of the data by Xing as well as your rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Xing's data protection policy.

f) YouTube  
Our website also uses Social Plugins from YouTube, which are provided by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ("YouTube"). The Plugins are marked with a YouTube logo, for example in the form of a "YouTube camera".

When you access a page on our website that contains such a Plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to YouTube's servers. The content of the Plugin is transmitted directly from YouTube to your browser and integrated into the page. This integration provides YouTube with the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a YouTube profile or are not currently logged in to YouTube.

This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a YouTube server in the USA and stored there. When you are logged in to YouTube, YouTube can assign your visit to our website directly to your YouTube account. If you use Plugins, for example by pressing the "YouTube" button, this information is also transmitted directly to a YouTube server and stored there. The information is furthermore published on your YouTube account and displayed to your contacts there.

11. Google Maps

This page uses the Google Maps map service via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. As a rule, this information is not transferred anonymously to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy retrievability of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. You will find more information on the handling of user data in Google's data protection declaration: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

 

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