Data protection statement2018-09-03T23:47:24+02:00

Data protection statement

Data protection

Our company takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We want you to know when we save what data and how we use it. We comply with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) while editing and processing personal data.

Usage data

Personal data is generally not required to be disclosed in order to use our website. Each time you access one of our sites, data about your visit to the website is stored in a log file. These log files and processed usage statistics are made available to us through our web host. This data is not personal, so we can not trace which user has retrieved which data. No forwarding to third parties takes place. Please note that data transfers over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security flaws. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

Contact information

We require personal data for certain offers and services in individual cases. The data provided by you voluntarily – for example, by email – will only be used by us for the purpose intended by you, for example, for contacting you.  No forwarding to third parties takes place.

Cookies

Websites partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

The cookies that are most commonly used by us are called “Session Cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us.

You can set your browser such that you are informed when the cookies are set and you can allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing the browser. Disabling cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The provider of the sites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server-log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us.  These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data after the fact if we become aware of specific indications for illegal usage.

Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement of the European Economic Area.  The complete IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional cases. Google will use this information, on behalf of the operator of this website, to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies with the help of the respective setting of your browser software; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to the full extent. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and data related to your use of the website by Google (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available on the following link ( https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=DE)

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents any future collection of your data while visiting this website:

Deactivate Google Analytics

For detailed information about terms of use and privacy, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. We would like to point out that the website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, please note that, in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to the full extent. Moreover, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and data related to your use of the website by Google (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available on the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the collection of your data at the time of future visits to this website: deactivate Google Analytics

Objection to advertising emails

The use of contact information published under obligation to provide a masthead for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby prohibited. The operators of the sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of sending of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

The rights of the data subject

As per Art 15 et seqq. GDPR, the data subjects have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction and objection to editing and processing of their data.

Moreover, the data subjects, as per Art 13 Para. 2 Point c) GDPR, have the right to withdraw consent to the edit or process their personal data in future, if the processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1a or Art 9 Para. 2a GDPR. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

However, withdrawal usually results in the fact that the purpose for which the data was collected cannot be fulfilled. The written form is required in order to exercise this right. Please contact us via e-mail at datenschutz@gothentreuhand.de.

Deletion of personal data

Personal data is deleted if the purpose of storage becomes invalid and no legal norm (for example, statutory retention period) requires the retention of the data. The guidelines of Art. 17 GDPR in conjunction with § 35 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) are applicable. If the deletion is not possible due to legal, contractual or commercial or tax-law related reasons, the processing of the data may be restricted at the request of the data subject. Exercising the right requires the written form.

The right of the data subjects regarding data portability

The company ensures the right to data portability as per Art. 20 GDPR Every data subject has the right to receive a copy of his pb-data in a standard machine-readable file format.

Responsible person within the meaning of the GDPR

Gothentreuhand GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
Am Alten Stadtpark 35, 44791 Bochum

Data protection officer

To ensure that data protection rights are respected, our company has appointed an external data protection officer. You can find our data protection officers under

Hermann J. Janz, Janz Consulting Datenschutz, Schevenstr. 18, 01326 Dresden

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