Data Privacy

We use your data in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.

The person responsible in the sense of the data protection basic regulation, other data protection laws valid in the member states of the European Union and other regulations with data protection-juridical character is the one:

hww hermann wienberg wilhelm Insolvency Administrator Partnership
Goldsteinstrasse 114
60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)69 91 30 92-0
Fax: +49 (0)69 91 30 92-30
E-mail: frankfurt@hww.eu

You can reach our data protection officer as follows:

hww hermann wienberg wilhelm
Data Protection Officer
Düsseldorfer Strasse 38
10707 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 206437-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 206437-50
E-mail: dsb@hww.eu

With this data protection declaration we inform you which personal data we collect and store from you and how we use your data as well as which rights you have with regard to the use of your data.

For applicants of hww we have a separate privacy policy, which you can find here: https://www.hww.eu/en/career/privacy-policy-for-applicants/

I. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use

a. When visiting our website

Every time you visit our website, your browser automatically sends information to the server of our website and temporarily saves it in a so-called log file. The following files are recorded without your intervention and stored until they are automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the file accessed,
  • website from which the access was made,
  • operating system of your computer and the browser you used,
  • name of your Internet access provider.

This data is collected and processed for the purpose of enabling you to use our website (establishing a connection), ensuring system security and stability over the long term, enabling technical administration of the network infrastructure and optimization of our Internet offering, and for internal statistical purposes. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure and for statistical purposes, without it being possible to draw any conclusions about your person.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows the purposes listed above for the collection of data. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, we use cookies and Google Analytics when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations under III. and I.V of this data protection declaration.

b. When using our contact form

If you have any questions, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide your name, a valid e-mail address as well as your address data, so that we know who sent the request and can respond to it. The hww location you wish to contact will help us identify your concern. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntary consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after you have completed your request.

c. when registering on our website - creditor information system

The data controller has integrated the GIS (Creditor Information System) component on this website. GIS is a web system that provides creditors in insolvency proceedings with information on insolvency proceedings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It also provides creditors with the option of supporting them in the creation of a claim and transferring the recorded data electronically to the responsible insolvency administrator. GIS is used to provide creditors with a comprehensive information service.

The operating company of GIS is STP Portal GmbH, Lorenzstrasse 29, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany.

GIS places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. The setting of the cookie enables the user-related use of GIS, which, for example, is necessary for logging in using the GIS PIN. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser. The cookies used are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of GIS will be limited.

Further information and the data protection regulations of the STP Portal GmbH can be called up under https://www.insolvenz-portal.de/datenschutz-datensicherheit. GIS is explained in more detail under this link https://www.insolvenz-portal.de/produkte/gis.

II. Passing on your data to third parties

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO,
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, and
  • this is legally permissible and required for the execution of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. B DSGVO.

III. Cookies

Cookies help in many ways to make your visit on our website easier, more enjoyable and more meaningful. Cookies are information files that your web browser automatically stores on your computer's hard drive when you visit our website. Cookies neither damage the hard disk of your computer nor are personal data transmitted to us through the setting of cookies. For example, we use cookies to identify you as a user using an anonymous identifier without you having to log in separately. The cookies also allow us to analyze your user behavior when you visit our website in an anonymous form. The use of cookies does not mean that we receive personal data about you. The information stored in the cookies does not allow us to identify a specific person or to draw conclusions about individual visitors to our website.

 

We use the following types of cookies on our website:

1. Necessary Cookies

Necessary or essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the website to function properly. You cannot deactivate these cookies.

waconcookiemanagement

WCM is a typo3 extension with which website visitors can control and manage the use of cookies on the website (commonly referred to as the "cookie consent box"): In this way, the website owner can comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25, 2018.

2. Statistics cookies

Statistics cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our website. Statistics cookies are deactivated when you visit our website, unless you have activated them. You can activate or deactivate this in our cookie settings.

collect

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the device and visitor behavior. Captures the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

_gid

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to limit the request rate.

_ga

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

3. Marketing cookies

Third parties or publishers to display personalized advertising use marketing cookies. They do this by tracking visitors across websites. Statistics cookies are deactivated when you visit our website, unless you have activated them. You can activate or deactivate this in our cookie settings.

yt-remote-session-name

Saves the user settings when calling up a YouTube video integrated on other websites.

yt-remote-device-id

Saves the user settings when calling up a YouTube video integrated on other websites.

yt-remote-session-app

Saves the user settings when calling up a YouTube video integrated on other websites.

yt-remote-fast-check-period

Saves the user settings when calling up a YouTube video integrated on other websites.

yt-remote-connected-devices

Saves the user settings when calling up a YouTube video integrated on other websites.

yt-remote-cast-installed

Saves the user settings when calling up a YouTube video integrated on other websites.

YSC

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of the videos from YouTube that the user has seen.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Tries to estimate user bandwidth on pages with built-in YouTube videos.

test_cookie

Is set as a test to check whether the browser allows cookies to be set. Does not contain any identification features.

r/collect

This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the device and behavior of the visitor. It monitors the visitor on all devices and marketing channels.

IDE

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the actions of the user on the website after viewing or clicking on one of the advertiser's ads, with the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of an ad and displaying targeted advertising to the user.

GPS

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographic GPS location.

IV. We use the following services that use cookies on our website

1. Analysis tool Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"), to tailor our website to meet your needs and to continually optimize it. In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website such as

  • Browser type/version;
  • Operating system used;
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page);
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address);
  • Time of the server request

are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address in advance within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be shortened. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de=en

If you contradict to the cookies that are used by Google Analytics in our cookie settings, they will not be used.

2. Video integration through YouTube

We use the YouTube.com platform to embed video content on our website. YouTube is the offer from YouTube LLC, a third party not affiliated with us.

Some pages of our online presence contain links to the YouTube platform. In general, we are not responsible for the external content of websites to which we link. In the event that you follow a link that leads you to YouTube, we would like to point out that YouTube stores the data of its users (such as personal information, IP address) in accordance with its own data usage guidelines and uses them for business purposes.

When the videos are integrated on our website, content from the YouTube website is displayed in sections of a browser window. The YouTube videos are only called up by clicking them separately. If you call up a (sub) page of our website on which YouTube videos are integrated in this way, a connection to the YouTube servers is established and the content is displayed on the website by notifying your browser.

The integration of YouTube content on our website takes place exclusively in the "extended data protection mode". YouTube itself with the requirement that YouTube initially does not store any cookies on your device provides this. When you visit the relevant pages, however, the IP address and the information provided under point I. a. transmitted further data mentioned. However, this information cannot be assigned to you unless you have logged in or are logged in to YouTube or another Google service (e.g. Google+) before accessing the page.

If you are logged into Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be assigned to your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as a usage profile and uses it for advertising, market research and / or needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, although you must contact YouTube to exercise this.

As soon as you start playing an integrated video by clicking on it, YouTube only saves cookies on your device through the extended data protection mode that do not contain any personally identifiable data about you, unless you are currently logged into a Google service. These cookies can be prevented by appropriate browser settings and extensions.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube can be found in Google's privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: policies.google.com/privacy.

V. Data security

We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

VI. Information, correction, blocking and deletion of your data

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data, unless it has been collected from us, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO if the correctness of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible person;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO, to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future.

Please send us an e-mail to dsb@hww.eu if you have any further questions about the use of your personal data.

VII. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, to object to the processing of your personal data if there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without stating a particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to dsb@hww.eu.

August 2020