Data protection information


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Data protection information

Last updated: 25 January 2019

Who is responsible for the processing of your data?

Schultze & Braun GmbH & Co. KG

jointly with:

Schultze & Braun Rechtsanwalts­gesellschaft für Insolvenzverwaltung mbH
Schultze & Braun GmbH Rechtsanwalts­gesellschaft Wirtschaftsprüfungs­gesellschaft
Schultze & Braun GmbH Rechtsanwalts­gesellschaft
Schultze & Braun GmbH Steuerberatungs­gesellschaft Wirtschaftsprüfungs­gesellschaft
Schultze & Braun GmbH Forensic Services Rechtsanwalts­gesellschaft

All at:

Eisenbahnstraße 19-23, 77855 Achern, Germany
Telephone: +49 7841 7080

How can you contact the data protection officer?

You can contact our data protection officer at the above address or by e-mail directly at:

What is your data needed for?

(A1)         Provision of the website and creation of log files

With each visit to our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system used to access the site. The following data is collected:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Volume of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request originates
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

The data is also stored in our system's log files. (→ A2)

(B1)         Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored in or by the internet browser on the user's computer system. The cookie contains a character string that enables unique identification of the browser next time the website is accessed.
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly.

The following data is stored and transferred by the cookies:

  • Language settings

  • Login information

When accessing our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies and consent is obtained for the processing of personal data used in this context. (→ B2)

(C1)         Newsletter

Our website offers the option to subscribe to a free newsletter. When you subscribe to the newsletter, data entered in the form will be transferred to us.

The following data is also collected when you subscribe:

  • IP address of the originating computer
  • Date and time of registration (→ C2)

(D1)        Contact form and e-mail contact

A contact form on our website can be used to get in touch electronically. If a user chooses to do so, the data entered in the form will be transferred to us and stored. This data is:

  • Title
  • First name and surname
  • Company name, department
  • Street and house number, town/city
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number
  • Message

When the message is sent, the following data will also be stored:

  • IP address of the originating computer
  • Date and time of transfer

Alternatively, contact can be made via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.

We process the personal data entered in the form in order to deal with the enquiry. The other personal data processed during transfer helps to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. (→ D2)

(E1)         Google Maps

This website uses maps to help locate our offices. We use the Google Maps service for this purpose. (→ E2)

(F1)         Google Analytics

We use Google to analyse usage of this website ("tracking"). In order to provide even better information about our company, we are interested in where our website visitors came from and how long they stayed on each of the pages, among other information. Google analyses this data in pseudonymised form. You have the option of switching this tracking off. (→ F2)

What is the legal basis for the data processing?

(A2)         Data is stored in log files in order to ensure that the website functions properly. In addition, the data is used to optimise our website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. These purposes constitute our legitimate interest in the data processing (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR). (→ A3)

(B2, C2)

                  Consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR) (→ B3, C3)

(D2)        Depending on the type of message, the legal basis may be consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR), taking steps prior to entering into a contract or the performance of a contract (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). (→ D3)

(E2)         The use of Google Maps is intended to facilitate locating our offices. We believe that we have a legitimate interest in this respect (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR). (→ E3)

(F2)         We believe that we have a legitimate interest in the desire to improve the reach of our website (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR). (→ F3)

Is your data passed on to other recipients?

(A3, B3, C3, D3)

                  No. (→ A4, B4, C4, D4)

(E3)         Yes, to Google Inc. (→ E4)

(F3)         Yes, to Google Inc. (→ F4)

How long is your data stored?

(A4)         Data stored in log files is deleted after seven days at the latest. A longer retention period is possible. In this case, the user's IP address will be erased or masked in order to ensure that it can no longer be associated with the contacting client. (→ A5)

(B4)         As a user, you have full control of the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be erased at any time. (→ B5)

(C4)         The user's data is stored until consent to receiving the newsletter is revoked by the user. The e-mail address remains stored in order to keep a record of the revocation. Other personal data collected in the course of the subscription process will be erased, generally after seven days. (→ C5)

(D4)        The date of erasing the data depends on the content of the message. If the content relates to a client relationship, for example, the data is stored for 6 years. If it involves tax matters, the retention period is 10 years. Personal data collected additionally in the course of data transfer will be erased, generally after seven days. (→ D5)

(E4)         See: (→ E5)

(F4)         Before analysing the data, Google removes a part of the IP address of our website users. This makes the visitor's personal data unrecognisable. It is then no longer possible to identify a particular user. (→ E5)

Is your data forwarded to a non-EU state or an international organisation?

(A5, B5, C5, D5)


(E5)         When our website or its subpages are accessed, the user's IP address is among the information that is sent to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's data privacy statement: Google Inc. complies with the US Privacy Shield. This provides an adequate level of data protection by virtue of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

What rights do you have?

You have the right to information about the personal data that we process. If a request for information is not made in writing, please appreciate that we may then require proof from you that you are the person whom you claim to be.

You furthermore have a right to rectification or erasure of your personal data, or to restriction of processing, insofar as you are entitled to do so by law.

You also have a right to object to the data processing within the scope of legal requirements. The same applies to a right to data portability.

If we process your data on the basis of consent given, you may revoke this consent at any time. Processing up to the date of revocation remains lawful.

At which supervisory authority can you lodge a complaint?

You can lodge a complaint at a supervisory authority for data protection within the EU if you believe that your data is not being processed lawfully by us.