Data protection

For the purpose of this data protection statement, Westerfelhaus und Partner mbB Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater Rechtsanwalt and Westerfelhaus Audit GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. For the purpose of this data protection statement, websites are the websites which are operated by Westerfelhaus und Partner mbB Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater Rechtsanwalt and Westerfelhaus Audit GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. In terms of the websites, Westerfelhaus is the service provider within the meaning of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the controller of the data within the meaning of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Data protection on the Westerfelhaus website
In designing this website, Westerfelhaus was committed to compliance with the applicable laws and regulations governing the protection of personal data and data security Consequently, we would like to inform you about the conditions under which we collect information from you, how we process it, and to which parties, if any, we make it available.

Permission for use of data
We do not collect any personal data (e.g. name, address, phone number or e-mail address) from you via our website unless you provide it voluntarily (e.g. by placing an order, submitting an information request, participating in a survey, or submitting an application), or if it is permitted to do so under the relevant laws governing the protection of your data.

Intended use
We shall only record, process and use the personal data you provide online for the purposes stated to you unless such recording, processing and use is

  • for a purpose directly connected with the original purpose for which the personal data was recorded,
  • due to a legal obligation or an official or court order,
  • to substantiate or protect legal claims or to prevent illegal activities.

We will not sell or market your personal data to third parties nor pass it on for any other reasons. Furthermore, we can pass personal data on to other companies in the Kreston network if this is necessary to achieve the purpose for which you made the data available to us (e.g. when answering enquiries).

Logging
Any visit to our websites will be logged. The following data is recorded: your computer’s current IP address, the websites you visit, your browser type, the date and time, and your computer’s operating system This information is collected exclusively for data security purposes.
We shall not use this information for any other purposes.

Data storage
We store personal data which you send us only for as long as required in order to fulfil the purposes for which this data was sent or for as long as is prescribed by law.

Security
Westerfelhaus makes every effort to take technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against unintended or illegal deletion, modification or loss and against unauthorised dissemination or unauthorised access. Our employees are correspondingly obliged to comply with the regulations pertaining to secrecy and data protection.

Cookies
A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to a browser in order to store it in the user’s system, e.g. for the purposes of navigating the connection during a visit to a website or for statistical evaluations.
To make it easier to access our website and for statistical evaluations, we save a cookie permanently on your computer. However, no data is stored on the cookie. You have the option of setting your browser in such a way that either cookies are not received or it informs you if cookies have been received. Hence, you can decide whether you wish to accept or refuse the cookie. If you refuse to allow a cookie to be stored on your computer, your visit to our website will be subject to restricted functionality, e.g. searches, enquiries, etc. To be able to use the full functionality of our website, you should allow a cookie to be stored on your system. When your visit to our website has ended, you can delete the cookie from your system at any time.

Evaluation of app uses
The use of applications (“apps”) provided by Westerfelhaus for smartphones and tablet computers is evaluated using transmitted device identifiers (device ID). Evaluation is carried out anonymously; it is not possible for Westerfelhaus to infer anything about the device user.

E-mail
If you provide your e-mail address, we shall communicate with you by e-mail. It will not be forwarded to any third parties. Use of the e-mail address can be revoked at any time in the future.

Links to other sites
In the case of links on our websites to external companies and other third parties, Westerfelhaus is not responsible for the data protection requirements or the content of these websites.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will, as a rule, be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. If IP anonymisation is active on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the area of Member States of the European Union or other signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide the website operator with other services associated with website use and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You can prevent cookies being stored on your computer by making the appropriate adjustments to your browser software; we would, however, like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available on the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

Children
The website of Westerfelhaus is not intended to appeal to children under the age of 14. Westerfelhaus will not knowingly record or save children’s personal data.

Contact
Should you have any queries or suggestions relating to this data protection declaration, please contact info@wp-westerfelhaus.de. This e-mail address is also at your disposal should you have any reservations concerning compliance with our rules of conduct.