Privacy Statement of LegalSection Language Services GbR (hereinafter: LegalSection) issued in accordance with Art. 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
1. Name and contact details of the controller; no data protection officer appointed in accordance with legal regulations
This Privacy Statement is issued in connection with the data processing performed by Controller: LegalSection Language Services GbR (Legalsection), Beerbuschring 12, 22395 Hamburg, Germany, email: email@example.com, Telephone: +49 40 22854286. As LegalSection has less than ten (10) persons engaged in the processing of data, it is not legally obliged to appoint a data protection officer.
2. Collection and storage of personal data, and the nature and purpose of its use
a) When visiting our website
When you visit our website www.legalsection.de , the browser of your terminal device automatically sends information to our website server. This information will be temporarily stored in a log file. The following information will be stored without any intervention on your part, and it will remain stored until erased automatically:
- IP address of the requesting computer,
- Date and time of access,
- Name and URL of the retrieved file,
- Website from which access is established (referrer URL),
- Your computer’s browser and, where relevant, its operating system as well as the name of your access provider.
We will process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:
- to ensure that you can easily connect to the website,
- to ensure our website is user-friendly,
- to analyse the security and stability of our system(s), and
- for other administrative purposes.
The legal basis for processing this data is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation). We have a legitimate interest in collecting data for the purposes described above. Under no circumstances will we use the data we collect to draw conclusions about you personally.
b) When you subscribe to receive our newsletters
If you have given us your explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR, we will use your email address to send you our newsletter regularly. You are only required to provide your email address in order to receive our newsletters. You may unsubscribe from this service at any time. One possible method is to send an email to our office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
c) When using our contact, registration, or order forms
If you want to send us an enquiry, or when placing online orders for publications or other items available for sale or otherwise offered on our website, you have the option of using one of the forms provided on our website so that you can contact us, complete registrations or place orders. This requires you to provide us with a valid email address and possibly other personal data such as your name, in order that we know who submitted the enquiry and how we can properly respond or process it. You can also provide us with additional information voluntarily. The processing of data for the purposes of establishing contact between us is performed in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR, on the basis of your voluntary consent. Once your enquiry has been satisfied or following the completion of the entire relevant transaction, we will automatically erase the data that we collected when you used our contact, registration, or order form.
3. Sharing of data
Your personal data will not be shared with any other parties for any purposes other than those described here. We will share your personal data with other parties only if:
- you have given us your explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR,
- the transfer of data is necessary in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, and there is nothing to indicate that you have an overriding interest in stopping the transfer of your data,
- the transfer is necessary in accordance with Art. 6(1)© GDPR, for compliance with a legal obligation, and
- the transfer is lawful and necessary in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, for the performance of a contract we have entered into with you.
Cookies are not specifically used for analysis and optimisation activities on our website; this only occurs to a limited extent when cookies automatically generated through using the browser. Cookies are small files automatically created by your browser, and they are stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your terminal device, nor do they contain viruses, Trojan horses, or other types of malware. Cookies store information generated in connection with the specific terminal device used. However, this information does not enable us to directly identify you. The next time you visit our website, these cookies tell us that you have already visited us before. These cookies will be automatically deleted after a particular defined period of time. The processing data via cookies is needed for the purposes stated above, in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of other parties in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The majority of browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser to block the storage of cookies on your computer, or to display a message each time before a new cookie is placed. Please note that by blocking all cookies, you may be unable to use all the functions available on our website.
5. Rights of the data subject
You have the right:
- in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, to obtain confirmation from us about whether we are processing your personal data. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of the processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data is or has been disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, a right of erasure, to object to or limit the processing of your data, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data insofar as it was not collected by us, about the existence of an automated decision-making process (including profiling) and any significant information regarding the details of this;
- in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to request that any incorrect or incomplete personal data belonging to you, and which is stored by us, be rectified without delay;
- in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, to request that personal data belonging to you, and which is stored by us, be erased insofar as the processing of said data is not required for exercising the right to free expression of opinion and information, or for fulfilling a legal requirement, and is not needed on the grounds of the public interest or for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims;
- in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request that the processing of your personal data be limited insofar as you dispute the correctness of the data or the processing of said data is unlawful, but you do not wish for the data to be erased; in this case, the data is no longer required by us but are needed by you for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or you have objected to the processing of said data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
- in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to request that your personal data provided to us be made available to you or another authorised party in a structured, standard, and machine-readable format;
- in accordance with Art. 7(3) GDPR, to revoke the consent that you previously provided to us, at any time. This means that in future we will not be permitted to continue processing the data based on this consent, and
- to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. You are generally entitled to contact the supervisory authority responsible for your usual place of residence or place of work, or for the place where our company’s registered office is located.
6. Right of objection
Insofar as your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests as defined under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right — in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR — to object to your personal data being processed, provided that there are grounds relating to your particular situation or if you are objecting to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have a general right of objection in the latter instance, and we will meet it without any need for you to provide any additional information describing your particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right to cancel, or your right to object, you only need to send us an email to: email@example.com
7. Data security
When you visit our website, we use standard SSL technology (Secure Socket Layer) in combination with the highest encryption level supported by your browser in each particular instance. This will generally be a 256-bit encryption level. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v3 technology instead. The closed padlock icon in the lower status bar of your browser show that a given website page is transmitted in encrypted form. We also employ suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, its total or partial loss or destruction, and against it becoming accessed by unauthorised third parties. We continuously upgrade these security measures in line with advancements in technology.
8. Updates and changes to this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement is currently valid and was most recently updated in January 2020. It may sometimes be necessary to change this Privacy Statement in response to the continuous further development of our website and online services, or in order to satisfy amendments to statutory or public regulations. The current, updated version of our Privacy Statement is always displayed on our website at https://www.legalsection.de/datenschutz .