Data protection


1. Name and contact details of the person responsible

This data protection declaration provides information about the processing of personal data on the law firm’s website:

Tesch & Partner mbBTax advisors and lawyers
Marcel Becker, LL.M., Lawyer, tax consultant
Irene Haar, Tax advisor
Hauptstraße 21
51766 Engelskirchen-Ründeroth

Fon: 02263 950 97-0

2. Scope and purpose of the processing of personal data

2.1 Accessing the website

When you visit this website, the Internet browser used by the visitor automatically sends data to the server of this website and stores it in a log file for a limited period of time. Until the automatic deletion, the following data will be stored without further input by the visitor:
– IP address of the visitor’s device,
– Date and time of access by the visitor,
– Name and URL of the page called up by the visitor,
– Website from which the visitor came to the firm’s website (so-called referrer URL),
– Browser and operating system of the visitor’s device as well as the name of the access provider used by the visitor.

The processing of this personal data is in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR justified. The law firm has a legitimate interest in data processing for the purpose
– to quickly establish the connection to the website of the law firm,
– to enable a user-friendly application of the website,
– to recognize and guarantee the security and stability of the systems and
– to facilitate and improve the administration of the website.
The processing is expressly not carried out for the purpose of gaining knowledge about the person visiting the website.

2.2 Contact form

Visitors can send messages to the firm using an online contact form on the website. In order to be able to receive a reply, at least a valid e-mail address is required. The person making the request can provide all further information voluntarily. By sending the message via the contact form, the visitor consents to the processing of the transmitted personal data. The data processing takes place exclusively for the purpose of handling and answering inquiries via the contact form. This is done on the basis of the voluntarily given consent in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR. The personal data collected for the use of the contact form is automatically deleted as soon as the request has been dealt with and there are no reasons for further storage (e.g. subsequent commissioning of our law firm).

3. Transfer of data

Personal data will be transmitted to third parties if
– according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR has been expressly consented to by the data subject,
– the transfer according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that the data subject has an overriding interest in not disclosing their data,
– for the data transfer according to Art. 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 letter c) GDPR there is a legal obligation, and / or
– this according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter b) GDPR is necessary for the fulfillment of a contractual relationship with the data subject.

In other cases personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

4. Cookies

So-called cookies are used on the website. These are data packets that are exchanged between the server on the law firm’s website and the visitor’s browser. These are saved by the devices used (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit the website. In this respect, cookies cannot cause any damage to the devices used. In particular, they do not contain any viruses or other malware. Information is stored in the cookies that results in connection with the specific device used. Under no circumstances can the law firm gain direct knowledge of the identity of the website visitor.

Most of the cookies are accepted according to the basic browser settings. The browser settings can be set up in such a way that cookies are either not accepted on the devices used, or that a special notice is given before a new cookie is created. Please note, however, that deactivating cookies may mean that not all functions of the website can be used in the best possible way.

The use of cookies serves to make the use of the law firm’s website more convenient. For example, session cookies can be used to determine whether the visitor has already visited individual pages on the website. After leaving the website, these session cookies are automatically deleted.

Temporary cookies are used to improve user-friendliness. They are stored on the visitor’s device for a temporary period. When you visit the website again, it is automatically recognized that the visitor has already called up the page at an earlier point in time and which entries and settings have been made so that they do not have to be repeated.

Cookies are also used to analyze visits to the website for statistical purposes and to improve the offer. These cookies make it possible to automatically recognize when you visit the website again that the website has already been accessed by the visitor. The cookies are automatically deleted here after a specified period of time. The data processed by cookies are required for the above-mentioned purposes to safeguard the law firm’s legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR justified.

4.1 Google Fonts

External fonts, Google Fonts, are used on this website. Google Fonts is a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). These web fonts are integrated through a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This tells the server which of our websites you have visited. The IP address of the browser of the end device of the visitor to this website is also saved by Google. You can find more information in Google’s data protection information, which you can access here:

5. Your rights as a data subject

Insofar as your personal data is processed when you visit our website, you as the “data subject” have the following rights within the meaning of the GDPR:

5.1 Information

You can request information from us as to whether we process your personal data. There is no right to information if the provision of the requested information violates the obligation of confidentiality in accordance with § 57 StBerG would be violated or the information would have to be kept secret for other reasons, in particular because of an overriding legitimate interest of a third party. Deviating from this, there may be an obligation to provide information if your interests outweigh the interests of confidentiality, in particular taking into account the threat of damage. The right to information is also excluded if the data is only stored because it may not be deleted due to statutory or statutory retention periods or is used exclusively for data backup or data protection purposes, provided that the provision of information would require a disproportionate amount of effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by suitable technical and organizational measures. If the right to information is not excluded in your case and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from us about the following information:

– purposes of processing,
– categories of the personal data processed by you,
– recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries,
– if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the storage duration,
– the existence of a right to correction or deletion or restriction of the processing of your personal data or a right to object to this processing,
– the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority,
– if the personal data has not been collected from you as the data subject, the available information about the origin of the data,
– if necessary, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the scope and intended effects of automated decision-making,
– possibly in the case of transmission to recipients in third countries, unless the EU Commission has decided on the adequacy of the level of protection according to Art. 45 Para. 3 GDPR is available, information about which suitable guarantees acc. Art. 46 para. 2 GDPR are intended to protect personal data.

5.2 Correction and completion

If you discover that we have incorrect personal data about you, you can request us to correct this incorrect data immediately. If your personal data is incomplete, you can request completion.

5.3 Deletion

You have a right to deletion (“right to be forgotten”), provided that the processing is not necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or to fulfill a legal obligation or to perform a task that is in the public interest and one of the following reasons applies:

– The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed.
– The justification for the processing was solely your consent, which you have withdrawn.
– You have objected to the processing of your personal data that we have made public.
– You have objected to the processing of personal data that we have not made public and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing.
– Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
– The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject.

There is no entitlement to deletion if, in the case of lawful, non-automated data processing, deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionately high effort due to the special type of storage and your interest in deletion is low. In this case, instead of deletion, processing is restricted.

5.4 Restriction of processing

You can request that we restrict processing if one of the following reasons applies:

– You dispute the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, the restriction can be requested for the duration that enables us to check the accuracy of the data.
– The processing is unlawful and you request the restriction of the use of your personal data instead of deletion.
– We no longer need your personal data for processing purposes, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
– You have an objection in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR inserted. The restriction of processing can be requested as long as it is not yet certain whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.

Restriction of processing means that the personal data are only processed with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to inform you about it.

5.5 Data portability

You have a right to data portability, provided that the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter a) or Art. 9 Para. 2 letter a) GDPR) or is based on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is carried out using automated procedures. In this case, the right to data portability includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other people: You can request us to receive the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format . You have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance on our part. As far as technically feasible, you can request that we transmit your personal data directly to another person responsible.

5.6 Objection

If the processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 lit. e) GDPR (performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority) or on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR (legitimate interest of the person responsible or a third party), you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons that arise from your particular situation. This also applies to an article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. e) or lit. f) GDPR-based profiling. After exercising the right to object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

You can object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time. This also applies to profiling that is associated with such direct mail. After exercising this right of objection, we will no longer use the relevant personal data for direct marketing purposes.

You have the option of informing us of your objection by telephone, e-mail, if necessary by fax or to the postal address of our law firm listed at the beginning of this data protection declaration.

5.7 Revocation of Consent

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of the consent can be communicated informally by telephone, e-mail, if necessary by fax or to our postal address. The revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing, which took place on the basis of the consent up to the receipt of the revocation. After receipt of the revocation, the data processing, which was based solely on your consent, will be discontinued.

5.8 Complaint

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is unlawful, you can lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority that is responsible for the place of your residence or work or for the place of the alleged violation.

This data protection declaration was last updated on May 25, 2018. We reserve the right to update the data protection declaration in due course in order to improve data protection and / or adapt it to changes in official practice or case law.