Data Protection Statement

1. Name and contact data of the data processing controller

This data protection information applies to the processing of data by:

Controller:

HVR Revision GmbH
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Sarrazinstraße 11-15,
D-12159 Berlin, Deutschland 

Email: info@hvr-revision.de
Telefon: +49 (0)30 – 85994840
Fax:       +49 (0)30 – 85994844

2. Capturing and storing personal data and nature and purpose of its use

a) Upon visiting the website

When visiting our website www.hvr-revision.de information is automatically sent by the browser used on your end-device to the server of our website. This information is stored in a temporary log file. The following information is recorded without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the computer lodging the query
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the file requested
  • Website from which access is initiated (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and OS of your computer and the name of your access provider

We process the above data for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring smooth connection to the website
  • Ensuring comfortable use of our website
  • Analyzing system security and stability and
  • Other administrative purposes

The legal foundation for processing this data is provided by Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitmate interest arises from the purposes listed above for capturing the data. In no case do we use the data captured for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, cookies and analytical services are also used upon a visit to our website. More explanations can be found under Points 4 and 5 of this data protection declaration.

b) Upon use of our contact form

We offer you the possibility to make contact with us via a contact form that is provided on the website. In the process, a valid email address must be provided so that we can identify from whom the inquiry originates and to enable us to respond. Other information can be provided on a voluntary basis.

Pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR, the data used to establish contact with us is only processed after you have voluntarily issued your consent.

The personal data captured by us when using the contact form is automatically deleted after your query has been addressed.

3. Disclosure of data to third parties

Your personal data is not disclosed to third parties for any purpose other than the purposes stated above.

We only disclose your data to third parties when:

  • You have issued your express consent to the processing of data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR
  • The disclosure of data is necessary pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f) to establish, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in your data not being disclosed to third parties
  • There is legal obligation to disclose the data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. c) GDPR, and
  • This is legally permitted and required for the performance of a contract to which you are a party pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically generated by your browser and are stored on your end-user device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not damage your device and do not contain any viruses, trojans or other malware.

The cookie stores information that arises in association with the specific end-user device used. However, this does not mean that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies serves to make the use of our website content easier for you. For example, we use session cookies to recognize that you have visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted when you leave the page.

In addition, we use temporary cookies to optimize the ease-of use. These are stored on your device for a defined period of time. If you return to our site to avail of our services, the browser automatically recognizes that you have already visited the site and which entries and settings you made. This avoids you having to enter them again.

On the other hand, cookies are used to keep a statistical record of our site usage which we analyze in order to optimize our content for you (see 5.). These cookies enable us to recognize automatically that you have already visited our site before. These cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period.

The data processed by the cookies is required for the above purposes to allow us to pursue our legitimate interest and the legitimate interests of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or that a warning message appears before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies might result in not all functions of our website being available.

5. Analytical tools

a) Tracking tools

We use the following tracking tools on the basis of Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. The tracking tools are used to structure the website in accordance with user needs and optimize it on a continuous basis. On the other hand, tracking tools are used to keep a statistical record of our site usage, which we analyze in order to optimize our content for you. This is our legitimate interest in the sense of the above legislation.

The respective data processing objectives and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

  • Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”) to structure our website in accordance with needs and to optimize our site on a continuous basis. In this regard, pseudonymized user profiles are drawn up and cookies are used (see 4. above). The information on your use of the website generated by the cookie, such as

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL (site visited beforehand)
  • Host name of the computer making the query (IP address)
  • Time the query is lodged with the server

is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. This information is used to analyze use of the website, compile reports on website activity and other services associated with the use of the website and the internet for the purposes of market research and structuring the internet sites in accordance with needs. This information may also be transmitted to third parties if required by law or if such third parties process the data under contract. In no cases is your IP address combined with the other data of Google. The IP addresses are anonymized to prevent an allocation (referred to as IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser accordingly. However, we draw attention to the fact that in this case you will not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

Moreover, you can prevent the capture of the information generated by the cookie and transfer of the data on your use of this website (including your IP address) and processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

Alternative to the browser add-on, and of particular interest for mobile devices, you can prevent capture by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents the capture of your data upon future visits to the website. The opt-out cookie only applies in this browser and only for our website. It is saved on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser you will have to set the opt-out cookie anew.

More information related to Google Analytics can be found, for example, at Google Analytics Help(https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

6. Use of third-party services and content

On the basis of our legitimate interest (i.e. our interest in analyzing, optimizing and operating our online offering in the sense of Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR), we make use of “Google Maps” from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, in order to integrate their content and services on our website. 

Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

7. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • to be informed by us of the personal data we process pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR. This includes, but is not limited to, obtaining information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom your personal data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the right to request rectification or erasure or restriction of processing or the right to object to such processing, the right to lodge a complaint, and, where we have not collected the data, the source of any such information, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and meaningful information about the details of it.
  • To have any inaccurate personal information of yours that we store rectified or completed without undue delay pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR,
  • The right to have the personal data we store about you erased in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is required to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, to comply with legal obligations, for reasons of public interest, or to the extent necessary to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • To have the processing of your personal data restricted pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, where you contest the accuracy of the data, or where processing is unlawful, you oppose the erasure of your personal data and prefer its restriction instead, where the data controller no longer needs the data, but you need them to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or where you have lodged an objection to its processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.
  • To receive your personal data, that you have provided to the controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and have the right to demand transmission of those data to another controller pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR.
  • To withdraw your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR. This implies that the right to process data based on your consent does not exist any longer in future, and
  • To lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. Generally, you can apply to the supervisory authority of your statutory domicile or place of employment or to the offices of our law firm.

8. Right to object

If your personal data is processed on account of a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR, you have the right to object to processing of your data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR if you have grounds relating to your particular situation or the personal data is used for direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection which we will implement without any reference to your personal situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of refusal or objection, an email to info(at)hvr-revision.de suffices.

9. Data security

We use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data from accidental or wilful manipulation, full or partial loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are improved on a constant basis to keep them up with the state of the art.

10. Validity and amendments of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and was issued in May 2018.

It may become necessary to amend this data protection declaration at a later date due to changes to our website and our offers, or to a change in the law or official requirements. The currently valid data protection declaration can be accessed at any time from our website at https://www.hvr-revision.de/meta-navigation/datenschutzerklaerung.html and printed accordingly.