Data Protection

In this data privacy statement, we provide you with detailed information regarding the treatment
of your data collected by us in connection with our website with the URL,
https://de.schindhelm.com, (hereinafter the “Website”).

1. Responsibility

The ”controller” under data protection law is the following Schindhelm partnership 

  • Schindhelm & Asociatii SCA, Str. Clopotarii Vechi nr. 18, et. 1., 010654 Bukarest,
    Phone: + 21 (313) 1169 and email: .

2. Access to our Website

We automatically collect and store “log file data”, which your browser transmits to us. These are:

  • browser type/version,
  • operating system,
  • URL of the website visited before,
  • URL of the website called up by you on the Website,
  • IP address of the accessing terminal device,
  • name and URL of the requested file,
  • the transferred data volume,
  • the notification whether the access was successful, and
  • date and time of the retrieval of the Website.

The collection of those data is necessary for technical reasons. Unfortunately, the Website cannot
be used without the provision of your IP address. Such data collection takes place prior to
entering into a contract and for the purposes of our legitimate interests to show you the content of
this Website.

3. Cookies

When using our Website, cookies will be generated and used, provided that you have given us
your consent to do so through our banner. “Cookies” are small text files which are transmitted
from our web server to the browser of your terminal device and will be stored there. Mostly, the
browser of your terminal device will be set such that the creation and storage of cookies will be
accepted. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly.

These are the following cookies:

Name                                     

Description                                  

Storage period

version

Determines whether the
mobile or desktop version
of the Website will be
displaced first at future
visits.

 

1 week

ga-disable-

Opt-out cookie which
prevents the future
collection of the data
through Google Analytics
when accessing the
Website, so long as the
Cookie is not deleted

Until 1 December 2100

You can set your browser such that you are informed when cookies are set and decide
individually whether or not to accept them, or exclude the placement of cookies for specific cases
or generally. Should cookies by deactivated, this may, however, result in a limited functionality
of the Website.

The following third-party cookies will be set:

Name                                     

Description                                  

Storage period

_et_coid

Cookie detection
etracker Analytics

 

2 years

_ga

Anonymous ID to
analyse page visits
in Google Analytics

2 years

_gat

Cookie to reduce the
request requirements.

10 minutes

 

Tracking Cookies
Google Analytics

Our Website also uses the web analysis service, Google Analytics, of Google  Ireland  Limited, 
Gordon  House,  Barrow  Street, Dublin  4,  Irland (“Google”). To this end, Google uses
cookies which facilitate an analysis of your use of the Website. From those data, usage profiles
may be created under a pseudonym. By the cookies, your browser can be remembered. The
collected data will not, however, be used to identify you as a person and will not be aggregated
with your personal data

The following cookies will be set and used:

Name                                     

Description                                  

Storage period

_ga

Anonymous ID to
analyse page visits in Google Analytics

2 years

_gat

Cookie to reduce the request requirements

10 minutes

The data collected by Google will normally be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and
will be stored there. Google will use that information on our behalf to compile reports on your
use of the Website and to provide other services to us relating to website activities and Internet
usage.

The analyses of the use of the Website carried out by Google and etracker serve the joint purpose
to optimally adapt the Website to the needs and wishes of the users of the Website.

Google acts under the “EU-US Privacy Shield” and has obtained the relevant certification
(Article 46(2)(f), in conjunction with Article 42(1), of the GDPR). 

To warrant an anonymised collection of IP addresses, the source code of Google Analytics was
expanded by the code, “_anonymizeIP”. Thereby, the IP addresses will only be processed in a
shortened form to exclude a personal reference. The IP address transmitted by your browser in
connection with Google Analytics will not be aggregated with other data of Google.

Through a link in the cookie banner, you have the option to obtain additional information
regarding the individual cookies. You can prevent the collection of the data relating to your use
of the Website (including the IP address) and their processing by Google not only through your
browser settings, but also by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available at
the following link:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

By clicking the link, on opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the collection of your data by
Google.

Please do not delete the opt-out cookie so long as you wish to keep up your objection.

Further information regarding the terms of use and data privacy of Google is available at the
following links: 

http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html

http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html  

http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

eTracker

We also use the analysis service, etracker, which is offered by etracker GmbH, Erste
Brunnenstraße 1 20459 Hamburg, Germany (“etracker”). etracker set cookies, by which the user
behaviour can be identified and analysed. The data are collected and processed anonymously.

You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future. To
object to the collection and storage of your visitor data with effect for the future, you can obtain
an opt-out cookie from etracker, which prevents the collection and storage of visitor data of your
browser by etracker in future: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb

Thereby, an opt-out cookie with the name, "cntcookie", will be set by etracker. Please do not
delete that cookie so long as you wish to keep up your objection. Further information is available
in the data privacy statement of etracker: http://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html.

Further details regarding the data protection by etracker is available at the following link:
http://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html.

4. Contact form

Through the link, “Contact”, you have the option to send us messages. After clicking that link,
you will be asked to complete an online form with your data. The data fields marked with an
asterisk (salutation, first name, last name, email address and your message) are mandatory details
and serve the processing of your request. Regardless of your status as a prospective client or an
existing client, this serves the initiation of an attorney-client relationship, and thus the
performance of pre-contractual measures or the performance of the attorney-client relationship,
i.e., the performance of a contract. The other details are voluntary and will also be used for
contracting purposes or to process your request, respectively. 

If an attorney-client relationship is entered into, you will be notified separately of the processing
of your data collected in that context.

If you do not provide the mandatory details, you will not receive any feedback on your request
from us. If you do not provide voluntary details, this will be without any consequences.

5. Newsletter subscription

If you subscribe for our newsletter on our Website under “News & Jusful”, “Newsletter
Subscription”, we will collect and use your email address to inform you of current legal topics by
sending you our newsletter. We use the “double opt-in” procedure for the subscription for our
newsletter. This means that we will send you, after your registration, an email to the email
address stated by you, in which we will ask you to confirm your registration. The email address is
a mandatory detail. The other details are voluntary and will be used in order that you can be
addressed personally.

The data processing relating to the sending of the newsletters serves the joint purpose of the
Schindhelm Partnerships to further client loyalty and to present the firm.

If you do not provide the mandatory details, you will not receive any newsletters from us. This
will not apply if you do not provide voluntary details; this will merely result in your not being
addressed personally in the respective newsletter.

By subscribing for our newsletter, you have made the following declaration:

“I agree that Schindhelm will inform me of current legal topics and news regarding Schindhelm
no more often than once a month. I may revoke that consent at any time with effect for the future.
The lawfulness of the newsletters sent up to the receipt of the revocation will not be affected
thereby.”

If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can unsubscribe the newsletter at any time.
You may also do this by clicking the link in the newsletter or by a notification to us without any
specific form, for example, by email.

6. Unsolicited job applications

Under the link, “Career”, “Job Offers” and “Unsolicited Job Application”, you have the option to
send us an unsolicited job application. The text fields marked with an asterisk contain mandatory
details (salutation, first name, last name, desired position, preferred location, potential
commencement of the employment and form of communication). These serve the evaluation as to
whether you are a potential candidate and to provide feedback on our part. The provision of those
data serves the performance of pre-contractual measures. The details in the other text fields are
voluntary and will also be used to process your job application.

All data will be used to process your job application, and thus to perform pre-contractual
measures. The email address is required in order that the receipt of your job application can be
confirmed directly. Contact details will be used to contact you such as, for example, to agree a
date for a job interview.

Your applicant data will be stored for a period of six months from the time when the desired
position is filled, or for a period of six months after the rejection of an unsolicited job application,
respectively. Directly after the filling of the position, the data of the applicants who were
unsuccessful will be blocked for any purpose other than the clarification of any claims of
applicants. In the case of unsolicited job applications, the data will be blocked after the rejection.
Otherwise, applicant data will only be stored and used if you have given to us your express
consent to the continued storage of the applicant data, or in the event of a legitimate interest of
the Schindhelm Partnerships, for example, to furnish evidence in a lawsuit. If an employment or
training contract is concluded with an applicant, the data will be stored and processed to perform
the employment relationship, and thus for contractual purposes.

7. Statutory and contractual duties to provide data

The provision of any data to us is neither contractually required nor prescribed by law.

8. Further processing for the purposes of legal defence and prosecution

We may use your data for our own legal defence and prosecution as a legitimate interest.

9. Storage period and deletion of data

The log file data transmitted by your browser to us will be deleted after maximum 2 months from
the end of the visit to the Website, or the sending of the contact request, the registration for the
newsletter, or the job application, at the latest.

The data provided to us by you in connection with the use of our contact form will be deleted
once your request has been fully clarified. If you have given to us your consent that your request
may be forwarded within the Schindhelm Partnerships, those data will be deleted as early as upon
the respective forwarding. This will not apply if you are already our client. The storage period of
those data will be governed by the engagement letter entered into with you.

The data which are provided to us by you in connection with the subscription for the newsletter
and which you have confirmed thereafter in connection with the “double opt-in” procedure will
be deleted once you unsubscribe the newsletter. This will not apply to the voluntary details if you
have provided them to us also for a different purpose. If you do not confirm your subscription for
our newsletter, your email address will also be blocked, or deleted after one month, if we are not
allowed to continue the processing of your email address.

The data provided to us by you for an unsolicited job application will, in the case of a rejection,
deleted six months from the notification of the rejection, at the latest.

To the extent that we process your data in the event of a legal dispute for the purposes of legal
defence and prosecution, those data will be stored for the duration of the legal dispute or the
statutory limitation periods, respectively. While the limitation period can be up to 30 years, the
regular limitation period is three years.

10. Disclosure of your data

We will only disclose your data to third parties if we are entitled, or obliged, to so do based on
your consent or under applicable law. The same will apply if we receive your data from third
parties, i.e., neither from you nor from business enterprises instructed by us.

An entitlement will exist both in the case where third parties collect data for us on our behalf and
in the case where we disclose data to other business enterprises which process the data on our
behalf.

The latter will be the case, in particular, if we do not perform our business activities (e.g.,
operation of the Website, preparation and sending of newsletters) ourselves but, rather, have
those business activities performed by other business enterprises, and those activities relate to the
processing of your data. In those cases, we have contractually bound those business enterprises in
advance to use the data only for the purposes legally permitted for us. We are authorised to
monitor those business enterprises in that respect.

A statutory duty will exist, for example, in the case of the disclosure of data to prosecution
authorities.

11. Your rights (objection, revocation, information,
correction, blocking, deletion, transmission, complaint) 

11.1. Objection

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to
the processing of personal data by us. To do this, you can use the contact options specified
in section 1 above. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we are
able to demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your
interests, rights and freedoms.

11.2. Revocation

In addition, you have the right to revoke any consent given with effect for the future. The
lawfulness of the processing activities based on your consent will, however, not be affected
up to the exercise of the right of revocation.

11.3. Other rights

You have the right, free of charge, to be provided with information regarding your personal data
stored by us, to correct inaccurate data, and to have data blocked or deleted. You also have the
right to be provided with your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format
and to have your data transmitted by us to another person. Finally, you have the right to lodge a
complaint with a supervisory authority.

With the exception of your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, you may
address your relevant request to the contact details specified in section 1 above.

12. Data security

Your personal data will be transmitted via the Internet in encrypted form. We secure the Website
and the other systems by technical and organisational measures, in particular, the encryption
technology, SSL (Secure Socket Layer), against any loss, destruction, access, alteration or
dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons.

Taking into account the state of technology, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope,
context and purposes of the processing, as well as the likelihood and severity of an infringement
of the rights and freedoms of natural persons, the Schindhelm & Asociatii SCA has implemented
appropriate technical and organisational measures within the meaning of Article 32 GDPR.

The following measures will, inter alia, be taken to protect your data and to protect them against
any loss, destruction, access, alteration or dissemination by unauthorised persons:

  • ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of the processing systems
    and services;
  • ensuring the speedy restoration of the availability of personal data in the event of a
    physical or technical incident;
  • the implementation of procedures for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the
    effectiveness of the technical and organisational measures for ensuring the security of the
    processing.

Please note that, while we endeavour to create a secure and reliable website for users, the absolute confidentiality of messages or materials transmitted to, or from, the Website cannot be guaranteed.