Information pursuant to Art. 13, 14 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
This website is provided by the law firm as responsible person:
Dr. Michael Schmidt
Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht,
60313 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: +49 69 2474 736-10
Telefax: +49 69 2474 736-9910
VAT identification number: DE289382039
Dr. Michael Schmidt is responsible for the content of these websites pursuant to the above mentioned legal provisions, unless another person is indicated as the responsible person.
Data protection principles
The protection of your personal data is our utmost priority. This applies to our websites as well as to our other services. We hereby inform you how we have implemented the data protection provisions on our websites.
Collection and processing of personal data processing purposes
a) When accessing our website “www.schmidt-taxlaw.de”, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automatic deletion:
- IP address of the requesting computer;
- Date and time of access;
- Name and URL of the retrieved file;
- Website from which access is made (referrer URL);
- Used browser and, if necessary, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.
The above data are stored by us to ensure a smooth use of our website and for error tracking. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Further evaluations of your data will not be made by us without your consent.
If you retrieve pages and files within this offer and are asked to enter personal data, please note that this data transmission over the Internet is unprotected. The data can be read by third parties.
In no case will the collected personal data be passed on or sold to third parties.
This website does not use "Google Analytics"!
b) If you contact us by e-mail, post, fax, telephone or in person or give us your business card at an event or meeting, we will use your personal data provided by you to us such as your name, your mailing address, your e-mail address, your telephone and fax numbers for responding to your contacting us. This processing of your personal data takes place upon your request and is covered by Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. a, b, c, e or f GDPR.
The personal data collected as part of your contacting us will be stored for as long as this is necessary for the purpose of dealing with your contacting us or as long as you wish to receive information and invitations to our events or as long as we wish to remain in contact with you, unless you inform us that you do not want to be contacted by us.
c) If you mandate us, we need from you additionally a billing address and other personal data for the provision of our legal service including conducting our “know your customer” check, the scope of which depends on the specific mandate.
The processing of this personal data is covered by Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. a, b, c, e or f GDPR.
This personal data will be stored for as long as necessary for the particular purpose of processing.
d) We receive personal data about you from third parties (“Third-Party Sources”), when
- we provide our client services or other parties send us your personal data to enable the provision of those service;
- we conduct our “know your customer” and other background checks;
- you provide your personal data to a third party for the purpose of sharing it with us; and
- we interact with governmental or regulatory bodies or other authorities in relation to you or on your behalf.
The processing of this personal data is performed on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. a, b, c, e or f GDPR.
This personal data will be stored for as long as necessary for the particular purpose of processing or as long as you wish to receive information and invitations to our events or as long as we wish to stay in contact with you, unless you inform us that you do not want to be contacted by us.
e) We receive personal data for providing our services including conducting our “know your customer” and other background checks also from publicly availably sources, like for instance from:
- commercial register and other public registers; and
- other public sources including any services accessible on the internet which you are using for professional networking purposes like for example Linked-In.
The processing of personal data is covered by Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. a, b, c, e or f GDPR.
This personal data will be stored for as long as necessary for the particular purpose of processing or as long as you wish to receive information and invitations to our events or as long as we wish to remain in contact with you, unless you inform us that you do not want to be contacted by us.
f) In certain cases and in the course of our client services, you may provide us with personal data of individuals who are not aware of our involvement or of our processing of their personal data (for instance, personal data of employees of the target in a corporate acquisition in which you are the purchaser). In such situations, we are likely to not have direct contact with those individuals whose personal data we are processing. It may for other reasons (for instance, to maintain confidentiality) also not be appropriate for us to provide them with a privacy notice setting out how we process their personal data. Before you pass any such personal data to us, you must therefore ensure that the relevant individuals have received any requisite privacy notices in connection with the performance of our client services.
g) If you are not our client, we may need to process your personal data in order to provide client services to our client, including the provision of legal advice. If this is the case, your personal data may be used in legal proceedings on behalf of our client.
We will process your personal data in these circumstances legally based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c, f GDPR and store them for as long as this is required pursuant to Art. 6 GDPR.
h) When your personal data is passed to us for recruitment activities from you or recruitment agencies or consultants, we will only use this personal data in order to contact you about recruitment and other opportunities which may you have requested.
The processing of personal data is covered by Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. a, c, e or f GDPR and Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with § 26 Federal Data Protection Act (“FDPA”) also for documentation purposes in connection with GETA.
This personal data will be stored for as long as necessary for the particular purpose of processing or as long as you wish to remain in contact with us.
Temporary cookies are small datasets which are saved on your computer by the operator of our website. These are deleted at the end of the internet session. They are used by many servers and should not be regarded as a security risk.
Rights of the Persons Affected
You are entitled to information about your personal data processed by us (Art. 15 GDPR) and, if the respective legal requirements are met, a claim for rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), on the disclosure of your personal data (Art. 20 GDPR) and for opposition to the data processing (Art. 21 GDPR). If the respective legal requirements are met, you may also revoke your consent given to us to our processing of your personal data at any time (Art. 7 (3) GDPR); as a result, we may not continue with the data processing in the future you have consented to.
To exercise the rights described in this section, as well as with questions and complaints regarding the use of your personal data by us, you can contact Dr. Michael Schmidt, Goethestrasse 7, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Telephone: +49 69 2474 736-10, Telefax: +49 69 2474 736-9910, Email: email@example.com.
With complaints about the use of data by the law firm Dr. Schmidt/Schmidt Taxlaw you can also contact the competent supervisory authority.
Disclaimer for the responsibility for third-party links and
We do not assume any liability for the content of the information on our websites, which was acquired from third party websites, being complete, accurate and up-to-date. This also concerns the contents which are linked with our websites. In addition, this data protection declaration does not apply to websites of other providers which are linked with our websites.