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 Str. 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:

The IP address of the requesting computer, the date and time of access, the name and URL of the file accessed, the website from which the access was made, the operating system of your computer and the browser you used, the 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 optimisation 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 IV and 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 and a valid e-mail address 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 defence 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 to 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 analyse your user behaviour 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.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears when you receive a new cookie. You can also delete cookies that have already been stored. Deactivating cookies may prevent you from using all the functions of our website.

IV. Analysis tool

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., to tailor our website to meet your needs and to continually optimise it. ("Google"). In this context, pseudonymised 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 anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google 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

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 organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised 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 defence 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.

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