Data protection information

Last updated: 30 October 2020

Who is responsible for the processing of your data?

Schultze & Braun GmbH & Co. KG

jointly with the employer of the individual employee concerned, specifically:

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. (à A2)

(B1)       Use of cookies

Cookies are text files that are stored in or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system.

A pop-up message is displayed on each visit to our website. The user may turn off the pop-up message while visiting our website. A cookie needs to be set for this purpose.

It is also necessary to set such a cookie if the user has to log on to one of our pages with a user ID and password. (à B2)

(C1)       Newsletter/registration for events

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 (à C2)

(D1)       Contact forms and e-mail contact

There are contact forms on our website which can be used for electronic contact. 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, possibly department and/or function
  • 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. (à D2)

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). (à A3)

(B2)       Legitimate interest (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR). (à B3)

(C2)       Consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR) (à 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). (à D3)

Is your data passed on to other recipients?

(A3, B3, C3, D3)

               No. (à A4, C4, B4, D4)

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. (à A5)

(B4)        Cookies are only needed for the current session and are automatically deleted by the user’s browser when the session ends. (à B5)

(C4)       Newsletter:

              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. (à C5)

               Registration for events:

               Generally, the data will be stored for six years.          

(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. (à D5)

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

(A5, B5, C5, D5)


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.