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Privacy Policy

Protecting your personal information which we collect, process and use when you visit our website is important to us. We have made technical and organisational arrangements which ensure that we and other external service organisations comply with the data protection requirements.

This privacy policy explains the nature and purpose of any personal information we collect about you when you use this website, and how we process and use this information.

1. Collecting and processing your personal information
Personal information is information about your identity, This includes, for example, your name, address, telephone number, email address.

In general, you can visit our website without providing us with any personal information, for example, if you only want to inform yourself about who we are and what we do, and you visit the respective pages. However, in certain cases we need your name and address and other information so we can provide the service you require. This additional personal information is only collected and recorded if you give us this information voluntarily, such as when you make an enquiry, when you register, when you send us a job application or make an application as a potential supplier. You can withdraw consent to the use of your personal information at any time by sending us an email: info[at]kanzlei-schimmel.de.

2. Why we collect personal information, how we use and share this information

If you provide us with personal information, we only use this information to answer your enquiries, to process potential suppliers, to make use of information and communication systems or to comply with legal regulations.

We will collect, process and use the personal information you provide when using our website only for the purposes stated to you. Your personal information will only be shared with third parties or transferred in any other way if this serves to carry out the activities described in number 2, paragraph 1, or if you have given us your prior consent. Such third parties are not permitted to use the information for any other purpose.

We only share clients’ personal information if we are required to do so by law, if obliged to do so by a court ruling, or if sharing the information is necessary to enforce or protect our General Terms and Conditions of Business or other agreements. The same applies to the storage of information. The information is not shared for commercial purposes.

Our employees and third party organisations appointed by us are bound by a duty of confidentiality and are required to comply with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act. Access to personal information by our employees is restricted to those employees who need the information to carry out their work.

3. Deletion
Your personal data is deleted if you withdraw your consent to the information being stored, if the information is no longer required in order to meet the purpose for which it was collected, or if storing the information is no longer permitted for other legal reasons, unless deletion infringes the statutory periods of retention.

4. Access to your information
Upon written request we will gladly provide you with a copy of the information that we hold about you. We make every effort to ensure that your personal information cannot be accessed by third parties by making all possible technical and organisational arrangements. We cannot guarantee complete data security when communicating by email so that we recommend confidential information be sent by post.

5. CookiesWhen you visit our website we may place cookies on your computer. Cookies are small text files which are sent by a server to your browser and which are placed on the hard disk of your computer.

The information stored by the cookies allows you to be automatically recognized next time you visit our website and enables us to make our website more user-friendly, for example by making navigation easier.

Of course you can also visit our website without the use of cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard disk by selecting “do not accept cookies” on your browser settings. For full details on how this works, please read the instructions for your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

6. Google Analytics
This website uses »Google Analytics«, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses »cookies«, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymisation, Google will truncate the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to and truncated by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

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. Furthermore you can prevent the collection of the data relating to your website generated by the cookie (incl. IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

7. XING Share Button
The “XING share button” is in use on this website. When accessing this website, your browser connects for a short time to the XING AG (XING) servers which provide the XING share button features (including the visitor counter). XING does not save any of your personal information when you access this website. XING does not store IP addresses, nor does it use cookies to monitor your behavior with regard to the XING share button. Please visit the following website to view the latest privacy policy for the XING share button and other information: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

8. Facebook Plugins
Our website uses Facebook Plugins. For a full list of the Facebook Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.When you visit a page of our website that contains a Facebook Plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed our website with your IP address. If you click the »Facebook like button« while logged into your Facebook account Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your Facebook account. We would point out that we, as website operator, have no knowledge of the contents of the information transmitted or how Facebook uses this information. Further information can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.

9. LinkedIn
Our website uses plugins of the social networking site LinkedIn operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you visit a page of our website that contains a »LinkedIn share button«, your browser connects for a short time to the LinkedIn servers enabling LinkedIn to receive information about your having accessed our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn share button while logged into your LinkedIn account you can link the contents of this website to your LinkedIn profile enabling LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to your LinkedIn account. We would point out that we, as website operator, have no knowledge of the contents of the information transmitted or how LinkedIn uses this information. Details on the collection of the information (purpose, scope, processing, use) and your rights and ways of adjusting your settings can be found in the LinkedIn’s privacy policy under http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.

10. Changes to our privacy policy
We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures where this becomes necessary due to technical developments. In this case we will amend our privacy notice accordingly. Please ensure you refer to the current version of the privacy notice.

11. Links
If you use external links provided on our website this data protection policy does not extend to these links. When we provide links we make every effort to ensure that they also comply with our data protection and security standards. However, we have no influence on whether the other operators comply with the data protection and security requirements. Therefore, please make your own enquiries on the data protection policies on the websites of the other operators.

12. Minors
Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit personal information to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We state expressly that we do not request or collect personal information from minors or pass this information on to third parties.

13. Using our contact data
The use of contact data published under »Contact«, »Imprint« or similar, such as postal address, telephone and fax number or e-mail address, by third parties for the purpose of sending information not specifically requested is prohibited.

14. Responsible principal · right of objection · contact
You can withdraw your consent to our collecting and storing your personal information at any time. If you have any queries on our data protection policy or require any amendments or deletions to be made to your information, you can contact us via email info[at]kanzlei-schimmel.de or by post addressed to Benjamin Schimmel · Gabelsbergerstr. 30 · 80333 Munich (Germany).

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