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Privacy policy

Scope

This privacy policy informs users of the manner, the scope, and the purposes of the collection and use of their personal data by the responsible vendor Fahrni & Partner, Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft & Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Thomasstr. 10 - 12, 61348 Bad Homburg v. d. H., Telephone +49 6172 6766-0, E-mail on this website (hereinafter "website").

The legal basis of this privacy policy can be found in the BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act) and the TMG (German Telemedia Act).

Access data/server logs

The vendor (or their web space provider) collects data relating to every access of the website (called server logs). Included in the access data are:

name of the webpage accessed, file, date and time of the access, quantity of data transferred, notifications about successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the page visited prior), IP address and the requesting provider.

The vendor uses the log data for statistical evaluation only for the purpose of the operation, security and optimization of the website. The vendor, however, reserves the right to subsequently review the log data in the event there is a concrete indication for the justifiable suspicion of illegal use.

Handling of personal information

Personal information is information which can identify a person, i.e. information which could be traced back to a specific person. This includes their name, email address or telephone number. However, personal information also includes information about preferences, hobbies, memberships, or which websites a person has visited.

Personal information is only collected, used and forwarded to third parties by the vendor as permitted by law or if the user declares their consent.

Contact

When contacting the vendor (e.g. by using the contact form or email), the user’s entries are used for the purpose of processing the inquiry, as well as saved in the event follow-up inquiries must be made.

Embedding of third-party services and content

It may be the case that third-party content, such as YouTube videos, map data from Google Maps, RSS feeds or images from other websites are embedded in this online website. This requires that the vendors of this content (hereinafter "third-party vendors") gain knowledge of the user's IP address. Otherwise, they would not be able to send the content to the corresponding user's browser without the IP address. Hence, the IP address is necessary in order to display this content. We endeavour to use only such content whose corresponding vendor(s) use the IP address exclusively for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence over whether these third-party vendors e.g. save the IP address for statistical purposes. Where we are aware of this, we shall inform the user of it.

Cookies

Cookies are small files which permit saving specific information concerning the device used (PC, smartphone, etc.) to access the website on the device. For one, they enhance the user-friendliness of websites (e.g. through storage of log-in data). Secondly, they permit the collection and analysis of statistical information concerning the use of the website for the purpose of improvement of the website. The users can also exert influence over the use of the cookies. Most web browsers provide an option for restricting or completely prohibiting the storage of cookies. However, the user will be notified that the use, and in particular, the convenience of use will be limited without the use of cookies.

You can manage a large number of online advertisement cookies from companies via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/  or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/  .

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics utilizes “Cookies,” text files which are saved on the user’s computer and permit analysis of how the website is used. Information about the use of the website generated through the cookie are generally transferred to a Google server in the US where they are stored.

In the event of activation of IP anonymisation on this website, the user’s IP address will first be abbreviated within the member states of the EU or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transfer and storage. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. IP anonymization is active on this website. Google uses this information, on behalf of the website operator, to evaluate the use of the website by the user, to compile reports about website activities, and to furnish additional services associated with the use of the website and the use of the Internet in relation to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted from your browser within the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. Users can prohibit the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in their browser: this website, however, points out to the user that, in this case, not all features of this website may be fully functional. Users can likewise prohibit the compilation of the data generated by the cookie and about their use of the website (including their IP address) from being transferred to or processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You will find more information on this at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or at:http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data privacy). We would like to inform you that on this website, Google Analytics has been expanded with the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure the anonymised recording of IP addresses (IP masking).

Cancellation, modification, correction and updating

The user has the right to request disclosure of the personal information which has been saved about them. Such information is to be provided free of charge. Additionally, the user has the right to have incorrect information corrected and to block and delete their personal information, provided there is no legal obligation to save it.

Source: Data privacy templates from Thomas Schwenke, Solicitor - I LAW it