Scope of collecting, processing and utilising data
Basically, it is our goal that the personal data which is collected, processed and utilised shall be restricted to the amount and the data required for using our website.
According to section 3(1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG], personal data means any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. This data not only includes the first name and the surname, the postal address, the email address, the landline or mobile phone number, but also the IP address.
If you commission us to perform one of the services we offer, we collect, process and utilise your personal data only to the extent required for completing the agreement made between you and our company.
If you voluntarily provide us with your personal data for the purposes listed below, we process and utilise this data solely for those purposes for which you provided us with your data. The following purposes may be included:
If you let us have personal data in the form of application documents in electronic format or if you fill in the corresponding web form for the purpose of an online application, we process and utilise this information only in order to complete the application process and, if applicable, to initiate an employment relationship in our company. Your documents may only be passed on to a third party if you expressly authorise us to do so and confirm the recipient in writing.
If you let us have personal data in connection with an enquiry, feedback or comment regarding our services, or if you fill in and submit the corresponding web contact form, we will only process and utilise this data in order to settle your concern and/or reply to the enquiries you sent us.
Improving our website
In addition to this, when you call up our web pages, we collect, process and utilise the following data to optimise and design our website:
- The date and time when the page was called up;
- The page from which you called up our website (referrer URL);
- The operating system you used;
- The browser you used;
- Your IP address;
- The pages you called up or the files you downloaded;
- The amount of data transferred;
- A message whether you successfully accessed and/or called up the page.
We collect, process and utilise this data solely for statistical, non-commercial purposes and only in an anonymous or pseudonymous form, which does not allow any conclusions to be drawn regarding your person.
Cookies are small data packets, which your browser stores on your computer so that you do not, for example, have to enter your password again every time you visit our website and want to log in, and so that we can offer you optimised surfing on our website. Should you not want cookies to be stored on your computer, nor want your computer to be recognised when you revisit our website, you can prevent this by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we would like to point out that the functionality of our website may be restricted as a result.
Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files which are stored on the users’ computers and which permit analysis of how these users use the website. The information generated by a cookie on how the users use this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. IP anonymisation has been activated on this website. This means that the users’ IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to and shortened on a Google server in the USA.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse the use of the website by the users, to compile reports on the website activity and to provide other services relating to the use of the website and Internet usage for the website operator.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be combined with any other data available at Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings for your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Users may also prevent the data (including their IP address), which is generated by a cookie about their use of the website, from being transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. As an alternative to the browser add-on or in browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link in order to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in future (the opt-out will only apply in the relevant browser and within this domain). An opt-out cookie will then be stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in the relevant browser, you will have to click on this link again.
Transferring data to a third party
As a rule, your personal data shall only be transferred to a third party or to our business partners if this is necessary to perform the contractually agreed services. In individual cases and upon being ordered to do so, we may provide the authorities or other competent bodies entitled to such information with details of your personal data if this is required for the purpose of criminal prosecution, for averting danger, for enforcing third-party rights or on the basis of the statutory duty to provide information or on the basis of a court order to disclose information.
Transferring data abroad
a) Your personal data shall not be transferred to bodies outside of the European Union.
b) In view of our activities on an international level, we cannot exclude the possibility that your personal data will be transferred to bodies in countries outside of the European Union. In such case, however, the data shall only be transferred on condition that the appropriate level of data protection required by the recipient is observed.
Right to information
As a user of our Internet services, at all times you have the right to request information on the data stored in our company concerning your person free of charge and without giving any reasons. You are also entitled to have your personal data blocked, corrected or deleted at any time, unless this conflicts with statutory provisions. To request information, please contact:
PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH, Karlstr. 33, 89073 Ulm, Germany
Right of revocation
You are entitled to revoke the permission you granted us to collect, process and utilise your personal data at any time free of charge and without stating any reasons. If you wish to do so, please send an email to the following address:
firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH, Karlstr. 33, 89073 Ulm, Germany.
Deleting your data
Your personal data that we have stored shall be destroyed or deleted in line with data protection requirements:
- When the legal retention periods have expired
- If storage is not permissible
- If it is no longer necessary to have the data to achieve the intended purpose and if you have not expressly agreed to the data being processed or utilised beyond the original purpose.