We appreciate your interest in our website and would like to make your visit as pleasant as possible. Protecting your privacy and ensuring transparency in the processing of your personal data is of particular importance to us. We therefore inform you below about the handling of your personal data and your rights in this respect.
For the processing of your personal data in connection with the use of our internet presence "www.advantlaw.com" (hereinafter also referred to as "Website"), we are the "Controller" within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
You can reach us as follows:
c/o Treforma AG
For questions regarding data protection, you can contact email@example.com
This data protection declaration applies to the present Website operated by us.
If offers from other providers, in particular those of ADVANT member firms, ("third-party offers") are accessible from this Website, our data protection declaration does not apply to these third-party offers. In this case, we are also not responsible for the processing of your personal data within the scope of such third-party offers within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR.
In principle, you can use our website without having to provide any personal information. We only store the following access data in so-called server log files:
These data are processed to ensure the trouble-free operation of the Website.
The IP address can be a personal data, because under certain circumstances it is possible to find out the identity of the owner of the Internet access used by obtaining information from the respective Internet provider.
However, we only store and process the IP address in anonymised form so that it no longer has any personal reference.
We collect the personal data that you voluntarily provide to us when contacting us, in particular by e-mail.
These data are only processed for this correspondence with you and for the purpose for which you have given us the data as part of this communication, such as to process your enquiry or to contact you at your request. In this case, the processing of personal data is carried out with your consent and is permissible pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. Insofar as the processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures upon your request, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
After complete handling of your enquiry, your data will be blocked for further use and deleted after expiry of any existing retention periods, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we otherwise have a right to store it.
Messages sent by you will be forwarded to those ADVANT Member firms who have a connection to the message or can answer it. In this case, the ADVANT Member firms concerned will are responsible for the further processing of your data under data protection law. Apart from forwarding, we do not process the data ourselves.
Provided you give us your consent, we use on this website Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google LLC uses this information to evaluate your visit to the Website, to compile aggregated reports on Website activity for us and to provide us with other services related to Website activity, such as evaluating the paths taken by visitors to our Website. The data used for this purpose will only be stored for as long as it is necessary for the aforementioned purposes, but for no longer than 50 months.
In connection with the evaluation of our Internet offering, Google also processes demographic information about visitors to the Website (approximate age group and gender). In this respect, we only receive aggregated reports that cannot be linked to a specific person. These reports are only used by us to analyse and improve the user experience when visiting the Website as described above.
You can usually set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies, so that the setting of cookies is excluded for certain cases or in general, or so that you only allow the setting of cookies in individual cases. You can also delete stored cookies in the settings of your browser. Without cookies, however, the functionality of our website may be limited.You can also prevent the collection and transmission of the data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google LLC as well as the processing of this data by Google LLC using a browser add-on by downloading and installing the browser add-on at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Please note that you will need to reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics again if your browser or device is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled.
In general, we only activate Google Analytics if you consent to the processing of your data by the Google Analytics service. The legal basis for the data processing associated with the use of Google Analytics is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke an already granted consent for your respective device at any time with effect for the future by adjusting the cookie settings under the following link using the check boxes and buttons: Change your cookie settings.
Note: If you consent to the use of Google Analytics, you also consent to your personal data being processed in the USA. Appropriate warranties in conformance with applicable regulations are put in place in order to frame the potential transfers to USA due to the use of Google Analytics, including standard contractual clauses under Art. 46 (2) (c) GDPR. According to the European Court of Justice, the level of data protection in the USA is inadequate compared to the European Union. In particular, there is a risk that US authorities may access your data. If you do not consent to the use of Google Analytics, your personal data will not be transferred to the USA.
With regard to the processing of your personal data by us, you have the following rights:
You can withdraw any consent given to us at any time with effect for the future.
You have a right to obtain information regarding the personal data stored about you. In addition, you have the right to access the information listed in Art. 15 GDPR.
In addition, you have the right to have incorrect personal data corrected and incomplete personal data completed in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR and to have your personal data erased if the requirements of Art. 17 GDPR are met.
You may restrict the processing of your personal data under the conditions of Art. 18 GDPR.
In addition, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right, insofar as this is technically feasible, to have us transfer this data to another controller at your instruction. The right to data transfer only exists for personal data where the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR and the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures. The right to transfer data to another controller is excluded if this would affect the rights and freedoms of other persons (e.g. personal data of third parties, our business and trade secrets or copyrights).
Pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, insofar as this is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e) or lit. f) GDPR. In the event of such an objection, we will no longer process this data unless we can demonstrate that there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Insofar as we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing. In the event of your objection, we will no longer process your data for the purpose of direct advertising.
The assertion of all the aforementioned rights is in principle free of charge for you.
However, where requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of their repetitive character, we may, in accordance with Art. 12 para. 5 GDPR, either
(i) charge a reasonable fee, taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or communication or taking the action requested; or
(ii) refuse to act on the request.
To exercise your rights, please contact one of the addresses above.
There is no legal or contractual obligation to provide us with personal data. However, insofar as data are designated in this data protection declaration as mandatory for the provision of the respective service, their provision is necessary if you wish to make use of these services.
If you believe that we are not properly fulfilling our obligations under data protection law, you can contact the competent data protection supervisory authorities at any time.
You can print and save this data protection declaration immediately, for example by using the print or save function in your browser.
Edition September 2021