Data Protection

 

This privacy information applies to the data processing by:
Vorberg.Law, Sebastian Vorberg LL.M. (Houston), Am Kaiserkai 45, D-20457 Hamburg, Deutschland
EMail: office@vorberg.law
Phone: +49 (40) 32.52.45 51
Fax: +49 (40) 32.52.45 66
Website: www.vorberg.law

 

Recital Clause

We take the protection of your personal data seriously and adhere to the rules of the applicable data protection laws. Personal data is only collected on this website to the extent technically necessary. Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold or passed on to third parties for unjustified reasons. This data protection declaration must be read in connection with all legal notices, terms of use and / or business conditions available on our website.

 

Collection and Storage of Personal Data and Type and Purpose of It's Use

When visiting the Website
When you access our website www.vorberg.law, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until automatically deleted:

  • IP-address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Web page from which the access takes place (referrer URL),
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • guaranteeing a comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the above-mentioned purposes for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person. Furthermore, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations under the points Cookies and Analysis Tools of this privacy policy.

 

In case you register for our newsletter

We only send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information ("newsletters") if you have expressly consented to this in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO or if a legal permission exists. Insofar as the contents of the newsletter are specifically described in the context of a registration for the newsletter, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Furthermore, our newsletters contain information on legal topics as well as on our company (this may include in particular references to blog posts, lectures, coaching, our consulting services or our online offer in general). The registration for our newsletter via a corresponding input field on our website is carried out in the so-called double opt-in procedure. As a result, you will receive an e-mail after registration in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary in order to prevent the misuse of a registration using a foreign e-mail address. Newsletter registrations are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the storage of the IP address. Changes to your data stored with MailChimp are also logged. The sending of the newsletter is done via "MailChimp", a newsletter sending platform of Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ace NE #5000, Atlanta GA, 30308, USA. The e-mail addresses of the recipients of our newsletters as well as other data described in this notice are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. On behalf of the person responsible for this website, MailChimp will use this information to send and evaluate the newsletters. Furthermore MailChimp may use this data according to its own information to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. for technical optimisation of sending and presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes to determine which countries the recipients of the newsletters are from.

However, MailChimp does not use data of the recipients of our newsletters to write to them itself or pass them on to third parties. We trust in the reliability of the IT- and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" and therefore commits itself to comply with the EU data protection regulations. You can view the privacy policy of MailChimp here. To subscribe to our newsletter it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address. Optionally we ask you to enter your first and last name. This information is used only to personalise the newsletter. The newsletters contains a so called "web-beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file which is retrieved by the server of MailChimp when opening the newsletter. In the context of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the web browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of the retrieval are collected. This information is used for technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target group and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined via IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletter is opened, when it is opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be attributed to the individual recipients of the newsletter. However, it is neither our nor MailChimp's intention to observe individual users. The evaluations rather serve to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adjust our contents to them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.

 

There are cases in which we direct the recipients of our newsletter to the website of MailChimp; e.g. our newsletters contain a link with which the recipients can retrieve the newsletters online (e.g. in case of display problems in their mailing software). Furthermore the recipients of our newsletters can correct their data, e.g. the e-mail address, afterwards. Likewise the privacy policy of Mailchimp is only available on their website. In this context we would like to point out that on the website of MailChimp cookies are used and therefore personal data is processed by MailChimp, its partners and used service providers (e.g. Google Analytics). The person responsible for this website has no influence on this data collection. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of MailChimp. We would like to point out that you have the right to object to the collection of data for advertising purposes on the websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices (for the European area). You can cancel your subscirpition our newsletter at any time, i.e. withdraw your consent. Your consent to its sending via MailChimp and the statistical analyses will expire at the same time. A separate revocation of the transmission via MailChimp or the statistical analysis is unfortunately not possible. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. You can also cancel the newsletter by sending an e-mail to office@vorberg.law.

 

When using our contact form

If you have any questions of any kind, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the website. This requires for you to provide your name and a valid e-mail address so that we know who the enquiry comes from and can answer it. Furthermore, it is necessary to fill in the subject and message fields. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after the completion of your request.

 

When using our web interface (Vorberg Digital Encashment)

As part of Vorberg Digital Encashment, we offer you the opportunity to contact us using a form provided on the website and to send us up to three files in .jpg, .png and .pdf format. It is necessary to provide your name and a valid e-mail address so that we know who the enquiry comes from and can answer it. It is also necessary to fill out the subject and message fields. Files sent by you (e.g. invoices, reminders, etc.) are automatically sent to the server of our website and stored there in a temporary folder. The files are then automatically sent to us by e-mail and automatically deleted from the temporary folder on the server of our website. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after the completion of your request.

 

Information disclosure

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if

  • you have given your expressed consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 letter a DSGVO,
  • the disclosure in accordance to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on the information in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. c DSGVO, and
  • this is legally permissible and required for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO.

 

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that is related to the specific terminal device used. This does not mean, however, that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies serves to make the use of what our website has to offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted when you leave the website. In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our website again in order to use our services, we will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you don't have to enter them again. On the other hand, we use cookies to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you (see Analysis Tools). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been with us when you visit our website again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time. The data processed by cookies is required for the above-mentioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. f DSGVO. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so that a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, completely deactivating cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

 

Analyse Tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet the needs of our customers and is able to be optimised continiously. Furthermore, we use the tracking measures to record the use of our website statistically and evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified in the sense of the aforementioned regulation. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be taken from the corresponding tracking tools.

 

Google Analytics
For the purpose of designing our pages to meet your needs and continuously optimising them, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see Cookies) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as browser type / version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), host name of the accessing computer (IP address) and time of the server inquiry is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services connected with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and the design of these Internet pages in line with requirements. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses get anonymised, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking). The data collected in this way is automatically deleted after 14 months. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from recording the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website by downloading and installing a browser add-on. As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking here: Deactivate Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again. You can find further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics help.

 

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
In order to record the use of our website statistically and evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our website for you, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. Google Adwords sets a cookie (see cookies) on your computer, if you have reached our website via a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords client's website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the client can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. Each Adwords client receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of Adwords clients. The information collected through the conversion cookie is used to compile conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can refuse to accept cookies - for example, by changing your browser settings to disable automatic cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com". Google's privacy policy on conversion tracking can be found here.

 

Social-Media-Linking

Icons with links to the social media sites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are embedded in the header and footer section of this website. By clicking on an appropriate icon, you will be redirected to our online offer on the corresponding social media page. The direct contact and data exchange (e.g. IP address) between the respective social media platform and the visitor of our website is - in contrast to conventional social media plug-ins - only established when the visitor actively clicks on the corresponding icon.

 

Integration of third-party services and content

We include third party content on our website, such as videos from YouTube or map material from Google Maps. This requires that the providers of these contents ("third party providers") are aware of the IP address of the users. Without the IP address, the respective content of the third-party providers could not be sent to the web browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore absolutely necessary for the display of this content. We always try to provide only content whose providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on whether the IP address is stored by the third-party provider, e.g. for statistical purposes. If this should come to our attention, we will inform the visitors of our website about it.

 

Rights of Data Subjects

You have the right,,

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO In particular, you may request information on the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, cancellation, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the details of the data;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO to demand the deletion of your personal data stored with us, unless the 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 legal claims;
  • pursurant to Art. 18 DSGVO, to demand the restriction of your personal data, should ist accuracy be disputed by you; if ist proccessing should be unlawful, but you deny ist deletion and we don't need the data nay longer, but you need them for the assertion, ecercise or defence of legal claims or you have lodged an objection persuant toArt. 21 DSGVO;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another responsible party;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO, to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue data processing based on this consent for the future and
  • complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can refer this to the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or to our office

 

Right of Objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO if there are reasons for doing so arising from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be enforced by us without indicating any special situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to office@vorberg.law.

 

Data Protection

We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser when you visit our website. As a rule, this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256 bit encryption, 128 bit v3 technology will be used instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar or the upper input bar of your browser. We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

 

Topicality and Modification of this Privacy Policy

This data protection declaration is as of this moment valid and has the status of March 2018. Due to the further development of our website and offers above or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can view and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on our website at vorberg.law/Datenschutz.