Data Privacy Policy

1. Name and contact details of the responsible Person
This Privacy Policy provides information on the processing of personal data on the tax firm website of

Bettina Zaber
Tax consultant
Hammer Dorfstraße 44A
40221 Dusseldorf

Fon +49 211 373053
Fax +49 211 370502
E-Mail info[at]

2. Scope and purpose of the processing of personal data

2.1 Calling the website
When accessing this website, the Internet browser used by the visitor automatically sends data to the server of this website and stores it for a limited time in a log file. Until the automatic deletion, the following data is stored without further input by the visitor:
- IP address of the visitor’s terminal,
- date and time of access by the visitor,
- Name and URL of the page accessed by the visitor,
- Website from which the visitor arrives at the firm’s website (so-called referrer URL),
- Browser and operating system of the visitor’s terminal and the name of the access provider used by the visitor.

The processing of these personal data is acc. Article 6 sec (1) sentence (1) let (f) of the GDPR. The firm has a legitimate interest in the processing of data for the purpose of
- build up the connection to the website of the law firm quickly,
- to enable a user-friendly application of the website,
- to identify and ensure the safety and stability of the systems and
- to facilitate and improve the administration of the website.
The processing is expressly not for the purpose of gaining knowledge about the person of the visitor of the website.

2.2 contact form
Visitors can submit messages to the firm via an online contact form on the website. In order to be able to receive a reply, at least the specification of a valid e-mail address is required. All further information can be given voluntarily by the requesting person. By submitting the message via the contact form, the visitor consents to the processing of the transferred personal data. The data processing takes place exclusively for the purpose of processing and answering inquiries via the contact form. This is done on the basis of the voluntarily granted consent acc. Article 6 section (1) sentence (1) letter (a) GDPR. The personal data collected for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted as soon as the request has been completed and there are no reasons for further storage (eg subsequent commissioning of our tax consultancy firm).

3. Disclosure of data
Personal data will be transmitted to third parties, if
- was expressly consented to by the data subject under Article 6 section (1) sentence (1) letter (a) GDPR,
- Disclosure under Article 6 section (1) sentence (1) letter (f) GDPR is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to believe that the data subject has an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing their data .
- for the transmission of data according to Article 6 section (1) sentence 1 letter c) GDPR a legal obligation exists, and / or
- this is required by Article 6 section (1) sentence (1) letter (b) of the GDPR to fulfill a contractual relationship with the data subject.
In other cases, personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

4. Use of Google Maps
We use the “Google Maps” component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google.” Google sets a cookie in order to process the user configuration and data when the page with the integrated “Google Maps” component is displayed. As a general rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but rather expires after a certain time, as long as it is not previously manually deleted by you. If you do not agree with this processing of your data, you may choose to deactivate the “Google Maps” service and thereby prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or at least only to a limited extent. The use of “Google Maps” and the information obtained through “Google Maps” is according to Google’s Terms of Use as well as the additional Terms and Conditions for "Google Maps"

5. Publication of vacancy announcements / job applications
We electronically collect and process your application data for the purpose of completing the application process. If your application results in the conclusion of an employment contract, the data collected from you may be stored in your personnel file for purposes of normal organizational and administrative processes in compliance with appropriate legal requirements.Upon rejection of your application, data you have provided is automatically deleted two months after notification of rejection. This does not apply in such instances where, due to legal requirements (such as the burden of proof obligation stipulated in the Equal Treatment Act) a longer storage period is necessitated or when you expressly agreed to have your data stored for a longer period in our database of prospective applicants

6. Your rights as an affected person
As far as your personal data are processed during the visit of our website, you have the following rights as "data subject" within the meaning of the GDPR:

6.1 Information
You can ask us for information about whether personal data is processed by us. No right of access exists if the granting of the coveted information against the duty of confidentiality acc. Article 83 StBerG would violate or the information for other reasons, in particular because of a predominant legitimate interest of a third party, must be kept secret. Deviating from this, there can be an obligation to provide the information if your interests outweigh the interests of secrecy, especially taking into account any threatening damage. The right of access is also excluded if the data are stored only because they may not be deleted due to statutory or statutory retention periods or serve exclusively for data protection or data protection purposes, if the disclosure would require a disproportionate effort and processing other purposes is excluded by appropriate technical and organizational measures. If in your case the right to information is not excluded and your personal data are processed by us, you can ask us for information about the following information:
- purposes of processing,
- categories of personal data that you process,
- recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data are disclosed, in particular for beneficiaries in third countries,
- if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for the determination of the storage duration,
- the right of rectification or erasure or restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you or a right of opposition to such processing,
- the existence of a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority,
- if the personal data have not been collected from you as the data subject, the information available on the origin of the data,
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and meaningful information on the logic involved, as well as the scope and intended impact of automated decision-making, where appropriate;
- if applicable, in the case of transmission to recipients in third countries, unless there is a decision by the EU Commission on the adequacy of the protection level under Article 45 section (3) GDPR, information on which suitable guarantees pursuant to acc. Article 46 section 2 GDPR for the protection of personal data.

6.2 Correction and Completion
If you discover that we have inaccurate personal information, you may require us to promptly correct this incorrect information. In case of incomplete personal data concerning you, you can request the completion.

6.3 Deletion
They are entitled to be deleted ("right to be forgotten"), unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or to fulfill a legal obligation or to perform a task of public interest and one of the following is true:
- The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed.
- The justification for processing was only your consent, which you have revoked.
- You have objected to the processing of your personal data that we have made public.
- You have objected to the processing of personal data not disclosed to us and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing.
- Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject.
There is no claim for deletion if, in the case of legitimate non-automated data processing, deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionately high outlay due to the special nature of the storage and your interest in deletion is low. In this case, the deletion is replaced by the restriction of processing.

6.4 Limitation of Processing
You may require us to restrict processing if any of the following applies:
- You deny the accuracy of your personal data. The restriction may be required in this case for the duration that allows us to verify the accuracy of the data.
- The processing is unlawful and you require instead of deletion the restriction of the use of your personal data.
- We no longer need your personal information for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend your rights.
- You have contradiction acc. Article 21 section 1 DSGVO. The limitation of processing may be required as long as it is not certain that our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.
Restriction of processing means that the personal data are processed only with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to inform you.

6.5 Data portability
You have the right of data transferability if the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 section (1) sentence 1 (a) or Article 9 section (2) letter (a) GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is done using automated procedures. The right to data portability in this case includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of others: You may require us to provide the personal information you provide to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format to obtain. You have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance on our part. As far as technically feasible, you may require that we transfer your personal data directly to another person in charge.

6.6 Contradiction
Insofar as the processing is based on Article 6 section (1) sentence 1 letter (e) of the GDPR (exercise of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Article 6 section (1) sentence (1) letter (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of the controller or a third party), you have the right, at any time, to object to the processing of the personal data concerning you for reasons of your particular situation. This also applies to a profiling based on Article 6 section (1) sentence 1 letter e) or letter f) of the GDPR. After exercising your right to object, we will no longer process your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or processing for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
You may at any time object to the processing of the personal data relating to you for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to a profiling associated with such direct mail. After exercising this right of objection, we will no longer use the personal data concerned for direct marketing purposes. You have the option of informing us informally, by telephone, by e-mail, if necessary by fax or to our postal address listed at the beginning of this privacy policy.

6.7 Revocation of Consent
You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of the consent can be communicated by phone, by e-mail, possibly by fax or to our postal address informal. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing which has taken place on the basis of the consent until receipt of the revocation. Upon receipt of the revocation, the data processing, which was based solely on your consent, is set.

6.8 Complaint
If you believe that the processing of your personal information is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over your place of residence or employment or the location of the alleged breach.

7. Status and Update of this Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy has the status of 25.05.2018. We reserve the right to update the privacy policy in due course to improve privacy and / or adapt it to changes in regulatory practice or jurisdiction.