Data privacy statement

We are pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection has a particularly high priority for the management of TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB. Use of the internet pages of TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB is in principle possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use our company's special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and in accordance with the TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB applicable country-specific data privacy regulations. Through this data privacy statement, our company seeks to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal information we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights under this data privacy statement.

TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB as the controller has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures in order to ensure the most complete protection possible for personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security flaws, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to submit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data privacy statement of TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB is based on the terminology used by the European directive and regulatory authority in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our data privacy statement should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terminology used. In this data privacy statement we use, inter alia, the following terms:

a) Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (the "data subject"). A natural person is considered to be identifiable who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by attribution to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

b) Data subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

c) Processing

Processing means any process or series of operations related to personal data, such as collecting, gathering, organizing, sorting, storing, adapting or modifying, reading, querying, using, with or without the aid of automated procedures, disclosure by submission, dissemination or other form of provision, reconciliation or association, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of the processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim to limit their future processing.

e) Profiling

Profiling is any kind of automated processing of personal data that consists in using that personal information to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of that natural person.

f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures ensuring that the personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller

The controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be provided for under Union or the law of the Member States.

h) Processor

The processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union or the law of the Member States in connection with a particular mission are not considered as recipients.

j) Third party

Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor to process the personal data.

k) Consent

Consent is any voluntarily given, unambiguously expressed and informed statement of intent by the data subject for the particular case in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act, by which the data subjects indicate that they consent to the processing of the personal data concerning them.

2. Name and address of the controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO), other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB
Prinz-Ludwig-Straße 7
80333 München
Deutschland
Tel.: +49895527955-10
E-Mail: info@ta-partners.de
Website: http://www.ta-partners.de

3. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Christoph Sinner
TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB
Prinz-Ludwig-Straße 7
80333 München
Deutschland
Tel.: +49895527955-10
E-Mail: datenschutz@tap-tax.de

Any data subject can contact our data protection officer at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Cookies

The websites of TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB use cookies. Cookies are text files that are filed and stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string through which internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual's browser from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB provides users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie the information and offers on our website can be optimized in the sense of the user. Cookies allow us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies need not reenter their credentials each time they visit the website, as this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

5. Collecting general data and information

The website of TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following data and information can be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the internet page from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-web pages which can be accessed via, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

By using this general data and information, TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB draws no conclusions on the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimize the content of our website and to advertise it, (3) to ensure the continued functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyberattack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB statistically and with regards to increase data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure the best possible level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

6. Contact via the website

Owing to legal regulations the website of TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB contains information that enables third parties to contact our company quickly and communicate directly with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject makes contact with the data controller by e-mail or through a contact form, the personal data provided by the data subject will be automatically saved. Such personal data, voluntarily transmitted by an individual to the controller, is stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.

7. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or in case this was provided for by the European issuer of regulations and directives or by any other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of the storage is omitted or if a storage period prescribed by the European issuer of regulations and directives or any other relevant legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

8. Rights of the affected person

a) Right to confirmation

All data subjects have the right, as granted by the European issuer of regulations and directives, to require the controller to confirm whether personal data relating to them is being processed. If data subjects wish to make use of this right of confirmation, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

b) Right to information

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European issuer of regulations and directives, to obtain at any time free of charge information from the data controller on the personal data stored about him and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European issuer of regulations and directives has provided the data subject with the following information:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data being processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are yet to be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
  • the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning him or of a restriction of the processing by the person responsible or of a right to object to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the source of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making including profiling under Article 22 (1) and (4) of the DS-GVO and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

In addition, the data subject has a right of access as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If that is the case, then the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, they may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

c) Right to rectification

All persons affected by the processing of personal data have the right granted by the European issuer of regulations and directives to demand the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

If an data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

d) Right to cancellation (right to be forgotten)

All persons affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European issuer of regulations and directives to require the controller to immediately delete the personal data concerning them, provided that one of the following reasons is satisfied and the processing is not required:

  • The personal data has been collected for such purposes or otherwise processed for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the DS-GVO or Article 9 (2) (a) of the DS-GVO and lacks any other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO, and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects according to Art. 21 (2) DS-GVO Processing.
  • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
  • The erasure of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union or national law to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) of the DS-GVO.

If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to arrange for the personal data collected by TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB to be deleted, may at any time contact an employee of the controller. The employee of TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB will arrange that the deletion request be fulfilled immediately.

In case personal data was made public by TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB and if our company is responsible for deleting personal data in accordance with Art. 17 (1) DS-GVO, TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB shall take appropriate measures considering the available technology and the implementation costs, including technical means, to inform other data controllers processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to such personal data or of copies or replications of such personal data from these other data controllers, as far as the processing is not required. The employee of TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB will make the necessary arrangements in the individual case.

e) Right to restriction of processing

JAny person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European issuer of regulations and directives, to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions applies:

  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses the deletion of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of personal data.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject requires them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to the processing according to Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject restricts the personal data provided by TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of the controller. The employee of TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB will impose restrictions on processing..

f) Right to data transferability

All persons affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right conferred by the European issuer of regulations and directives to obtain the personal data concerning them which were provided to a controller by the data subject, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. They also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) of the DS-GVO or Article 9 (1) (b) 2 (a) of the DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) of the DS-GVO and the processing occurs by means of automated processes, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task of public interest or in the exercise of public authority, which has been assigned to the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability under Article 20 (1) of the DS-GVO, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data are transmitted directly from one controller to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and if this does not affect the rights and liberties of others.

To assert the right of data transferability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB.

g) Right to objection

All persons concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right conferred by the European issuer of regulations and directives at any time, for reasons arising from their particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to them pursuant to Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) DS-GVO takes an objection. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB no longer processes the personal data in the case of an objection, unless we can prove that there are compelling reasons for processing which exceed the interests, rights and liberties of the data subject, or the processing asserts that exercise or defense of legal claims.

If TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB personal data for direct mail purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to the profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct mail. If the data subject objects to TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB with regards to processing for direct marketing purposes, TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subjects have the right, for reasons that arise from their particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to them that occurs at TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) DS-GVO, to object, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right to objection, the data subject may directly contact any employee of TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB or another employee. The data subject is also free, in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EG, to exercise his right of opposition by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

All persons concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, as granted by the European issuer of regulations and directives, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on them or, in a similar manner, significantly affects them; unless the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and that legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject; or (3) with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) it takes place with the express consent of the data subject, TAP Dr. Schlumberger Krämer Pothorn & Partner mbB takes appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and liberties as well as legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express the individual position and to dispute the decision. If the data subject wishes to claim rights with regard to automated decision-making, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

i) Right to revoke a data protection consent

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European issuer of regulations and directives, to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subjects wish to assert their right to withdraw consent, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

9. Data protection in applications and in the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application process. The processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form available on the website. If the controller concludes a contract of employment with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purposes of the employment relationship in accordance with the law. If no employment contract is concluded with the candidate by the controller, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after the announcement of the rejection decision, unless deletion precludes other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

10. Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations where we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract of which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, processing shall be based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual steps, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. On this legal basis, processing operations that are not covered by any of the above legal bases are required if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject prevail. Such processing operations are particularly allowed to us because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, it considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, second sentence, DS-GVO).

11. Qualifying interests in the processing being pursued by the controller or a third party

Is the processing of personal data based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO our legitimate interest is in conducting our business for the benefit of all of our employees and our shareholders.

12. Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if they are no longer required to fulfill the contract or to initiate a contract.

13. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We clarify that the provision of personal data is in part required by law (such as tax regulations) or may result from contractual arrangements (such as details of the contracting party). Occasionally it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that an affected person provides us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is required to provide us with personal information when our company enters into a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be closed. Prior to any personal data being provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of the non-provision of the personal data.

14. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling..

This Data privacy statement was created by the privacy statement generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as External Data Protection Officer Stuttgart, in cooperation with the Cologne data protection lawyer Christian Solmecke.