Data Protection Declaration

The following data protection declaration serves to fulfil the requirements of Art. 13 and 14 DSGVO (information duties). 

1. Name and contact details of the responsible for the processing of data and the data protection officer

Responsible for the processing of data: 

Prüfer & Partner mbB (hereinafter: P&P)
Sohnckestraße 12
D-81479 München
Email: office@pruefer.eu
Phone: +49 (0)89 – 693921-0
Fax: +49 (0)89 – 6422238

The data protection officer of P&P can be reached at: datenschutz@pruefer.eu

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use

When you visit our website www.pruefer.eu, information is sent automatically through the used browser on your device to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which the access is made (referrer-URL),
  • used browser and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the purposes listed above for data collection. Under no circumstances, we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations under sections 4 and 5 of this data protection declaration.

3. Forwarding data

our personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only forward your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
  • a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and
  • this is legally permissible and is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your end device in any way, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

In cookies, information is stored, which arises in connection with the specifically used terminal device. However, this does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. In that way, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These will be deleted automatically after leaving our website.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your end device for a specified period of time to optimize user-friendliness. If you visit our website again to make use of our services, it will automatically be recognized that you have already been to our website and which entries and settings you have made in order for you not to have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you (see Section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you return to our website that you have already visited us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies can lead to the fact that you cannot use all functions of our website.

5. Analyzing-Tools

a) Tracking-Tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f GDPR. With the used tracking measures, we want to ensure that our website is design demand-oriented and continually optimized. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record and evaluate the use of our website for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

i) Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google") for the purpose of the demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our websites. In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies (see point 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

  • Browser type/version,
  • used operating system,
  • Referrer-URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of the server request,

are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these webpages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of the company. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser, however please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

ii) Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

We also use Google Conversion Tracking to statistically record and evaluate the use of our website for the purpose of optimising it for you. Google Adwords will set a cookie (see paragraph 4) on your computer if you have accessed our website via a Google ad.

These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer's website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page.

Each Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be traced via the websites of Adwords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie serves for generating conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.

If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can also reject the for this purpose required setting of a cookie - for example using a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the "www.googleadservices.com" domain. Google's privacy policy for conversion tracking can be found here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html).

6. Rights of the persons concerned

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in pursuance of Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if these have not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on their details;
  • in pursuance of Art. 16 GDPR, to demand without delay the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us;
  • to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in pursuance of Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • in pursuance of Article 18 GDPR, to restrict the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete the data and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection to the processing in pursuance of Article 21 GDPR;
  • in pursuance of Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person responsible;
  • in pursuance of Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to revoke your granted consent at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority in pursuance of Art. 77 GDPR. Usually, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our office.

7. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in pursuance of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object against the processing of your personal data in pursuance of Art. 21 GDPR, provided there are reasons, which arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implemented without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to datenschutz@pruefer.eu.

8. Data security

Within your visit to our website, we use the most common SSL-method (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed key or lock Symbol displayed in the lower status bar of your browser.

Apart from that, we also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

9. Up-to-dateness and modification of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status as of May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and offers through it or due to changed legal respectively official requirements, it may become necessary to modify this data protection declaration. You can call up and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website under http://www.pruefer.eu/de/kontakt/datenschutz/