Privacy Policy

General

This data protections rules are for:

Responsible:

Rechtsanwalt (German Attorney at law) Marcel Schnell
(short as "MS" in the following text),
Kreittmayrstr. 6, 80335 Munich, Germany
Email: info@marcelschnell.de, Phone: +49 (0)89/7400 9750, Fax: +49 (0)89/ 7009 6441

The data protection officer can be reached at the above address.

MS (and trusted partners acting on our behalf) uses your personal data:

  • to provide goods and services to you;
  • to make a tailored website available to you;
  • to verify your identity;
  • for crime and fraud prevention, detection and related purposes;
  • with your agreement, to contact you electronically about products and services which we think may interest you;
  • for market research purposes - to better understand your needs;
  • to enable MS to manage customer service interactions with you; and
  • where we have a legal right or duty to use or disclose your information (for example in relation to an investigation by a public authority or in a legal dispute).

Promotional communications

MS uses your personal data for electronic marketing purposes (with your consent) and may send you postal mail to update you on the latest on tax and other topics or offers from MS.  

MS aims to update you about products & services which are of interest and relevance to you as an individual. 

You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time, by contacting MS via the contact channels set out in this Policy.

Access to site

If you are a client or interested in services, we may collect data directly from you, as well as analysing your browsing activity on-line and your responses to marketing communications.  The result of this analysis, together with other demographic data, allows us to ensure that we contact you with information on products and offers that are relevant to you. To do so, we use software and other technology (automated processing), as well as Google Analytics ad Google Adwords or other tools to analyse traffic on our website.

Sharing data with third parties

Our service providers and suppliers

In order to make certain services available to you, we may need to share your personal data with some of our service partners. These include IT and other service providers.

MS only allows its service providers to handle your personal data when we have confirmed that they apply appropriate data protection and security controls. We also impose contractual obligations on service providers relating to data protection and security, which mean they can only use your data to provide services to MS and to you, and for no other purposes.

Other third parties

Aside from our service providers, MS will not disclose your personal data to any third party, except as set out below. We will never sell or rent our customer data to other organisations for marketing purposes.

We may share your data with:

  • our carefully selected partners who provide products and services (for example bookkeeping services)
  • credit reference agencies where necessary for card payments;
  • governmental bodies, regulators, law enforcement agencies, courts/tribunals and insurers where we are required to do so:
  • to comply with our legal obligations;
  • to exercise our legal rights (for example in court cases);
  • for the prevention, detection, investigation of crime or prosecution of offenders; and
  • for the protection of our employees and customers.

International transfers

To deliver products and services to you, it is sometimes necessary for MS to share your data outside of the European Economic Area. This will typically occur when service providers are located outside the EEA or if you are based outside the EEA. These transfers are subject to special rules under data protection laws.

If this happens, we will ensure that the transfer will be compliant with data protection law and all personal data will be secure. Our standard practice is to use 'standard data protection clauses' which have been approved by the European Commission for such transfers.

How long do we keep your data?

We will not retain your data for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. Different retention periods apply for different types of data, however the longest we will normally hold any personal data is 6 years if legal obligations (tax laws and other) do not ask for longer times (e.g. tax law asks for 10 years).

MS may collect the following information about you:

  • your name, age/date of birth and gender, religion if necessary
  • your contact details: postal address including billing and delivery addresses, telephone numbers (including mobile numbers) and e-mail address;
  • your on-line browsing activities on MS websites;
  • your payment details;
  • your communication and marketing preferences;
  • your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses;
  • your location;
  • your correspondence and communications with MS; and
  • other publicly available personal data, including any which you have shared via a public platform (such as a Twitter feed or public Facebook page).

Our websites are not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

This list is not exhaustive and, in specific instances, we may need to collect additional data for the purposes set out in this Policy. Some of the above personal data is collected directly, for example when you set up an on-line account on our websites, or send an email to our customer services team. Other personal data is collected indirectly, for example your browsing or shopping activity. We may also collect personal data from third parties who have your consent to pass your details to us, or from publicly available sources.

We also receive personal data from trusted third parties who provide services to our clients.

Your rights

You have the following rights:

  • the right to ask for a copy of personal data that we hold about you (the right of access);
  • the right (in certain circumstances) to request that we delete personal data held on you; where we no longer have any legal reason to retain it (the right of erasure or to be forgotten);
  • the right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal data that we hold about you (the right of rectification);
  • the right to opt out of any marketing communications that we may send you and to object to us using / holding your personal data if we have no legitimate reasons to do so (the right to object);
  • the right (in certain circumstances) to ask us to 'restrict processing of data'; which means that we would need to secure and retain the data for your benefit but not otherwise use it (the right to restrict processing); and
  • the right (in certain circumstances) to ask us to supply you with some of the personal data we hold about you in a structured machine-readable format and/or to provide a copy of the data in such a format to another organisation (the right to data portability).

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us using the contact details set out below.

How can I exercise my rights under the GDPR?

Contact Information

If you have any questions about how MS uses your personal data that are not answered here, or if you want to exercise your rights regarding your personal data, please contact us by any of the following means:

  • phone us on: +49 (0)89 7400 9750
  • e-mail us at: info@marcelschnell.de or
  • write to us at: Rechtsanwalt Marcel Schnell, Kreittmayrstr. 6, 80335 Munich, Germany.
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint to the authorities.

Cookies

Our websites use cookies to collect information. This includes information about browsing and purchasing behavior by people who access our websites. This includes information about pages viewed, and information around our websites.

Third Party Websites

Products and services might be accessed online through the relevant third party's sites. These websites, and others linked to from this Policy, are owned and operated by a third party and they are responsible for processing personal data in accordance with their own privacy policies.

Updates

This policy was last updated in May 2018.

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