Online Privacy Policy of Klein + Partner

We are delighted to welcome you as a visitor to our websites and to note your interest in our partnership and our service portfolio.

We work with confidential data; privacy and the protection of your private sphere — as a user of the services on our website as well — are extremely important to us. Our partnership has a data protection officer and operates in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG]. In the sections below, we will describe to you what data we may collect from you and what we do with these data.

1. Collection and Processing of Personal Data

Records are kept of the visits to our websites. The collected information includes the current IP address of your computer, the websites you select, the browser you are using, the date and the time. These data are collected solely for purposes of data security and to record the number of times the sites are accessed. We do not use this information, which is generated automatically, for any further purposes.
Beyond this, your personal data are stored only if you provide them yourself by entering them in our contact form, when subscribing to our online newsletter or when sending emails to our partnership. We do not pass on any personal data whatsoever to third parties.

If you use the contact form to send a message to us, we will use your data solely and exclusively for the processing of your query. Since the use of the contact form is voluntary, the data entered in the contact form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent. You may revoke this consent effective for the future at any time by sending us an informal message by email. The legality of the data processing that occurred prior to the revocation is unaffected by the revocation. The data you entered in the contact form remain in our possession until you ask us to delete them or revoke your consent for their storage, or until the purpose for the storage of the data ceases to exist. If the data are covered by statutory retention requirements, we will delete your data upon expiration of the retention obligations.

If you wish to receive the newsletter we offer on the website, we will need an email address from you. No other data are collected, or they are collected solely on a voluntary basis. We use these data solely and exclusively for the transmission of the newsletter. The processing for the purposes of the newsletter is based exclusively on your consent. You may revoke this consent at any time, e.g. by using the corresponding link in the newsletter. We store the data we have received from you for the purposes of the newsletter subscription until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

The data are processed solely and exclusively within the European Union.

2. Handling of Email Addresses

When you send us an email, we use this email address strictly for our correspondence with you; it goes without saying that the address is not passed on to third parties.
Please keep in mind that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed for the transmission of an unencrypted or inadequately encrypted email (or of an email form). There are many different ways to store, analyse or modify such messages. Unencrypted emails are consequently not suitable for sending confidential information to Klein + Partner.

3. Data Subject Rights

If Klein + Partner has stored personal data about you, you have the right to request information at any time about the stored data, their correction or deletion, to restrict or object to their processing and the right to data portability of your personal data.

Please use the contact opportunities listed below for this purpose.

4. Cookies

Cookies are small data records that are generated automatically by the operator of an internet service provider and stored on your computer. Among their other uses, they enable sequential queries from the browser to be attributed to the same user. Klein + Partner uses always and solely temporary cookies (so-called session cookies) that are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. No permanent cookies that remain stored beyond the duration of the site utilisation are used.

You can adjust the settings in your browser so that either your browser blocks cookies or you receive a message whenever a site wants to set a cookie. You can use these settings to decide whether to accept or block cookies.

5. Links to Other Sites

External links that will take you to the internet sites of independent telecommunications services providers are highlighted in colour and the URL (internet address of the external link) that is the destination of the link is displayed in the status bar. When you use the links on our websites to visit the websites of third-party companies, Klein + Partner is not responsible for the privacy requirements or content of such websites.

6. Children

The Klein + Partner websites are not intended for the use of children under the age of 14. Klein + Partner does not knowingly collect or store personal data of children.

7. Data Security

We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures aimed at protecting the personal data made available by users from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All employees at Klein + Partner are obligated to secrecy and confidential handling of personal data. This assurance, however, does not establish any contractual or other formal rights against or on order of a party. The site consistently uses SSL encryption; you can see it is in use by the initial “https” of the URL in the browser address bar or by the green lock icon in the browser address bar.

8. Updating of the Privacy Declaration

The ongoing technological development in the field of IT technology and the internet also makes it necessary to adapt the current privacy declaration. Klein + Partner therefore reserves the right to supplement or modify the current privacy declaration. This declaration was last revised on 1 January 2009.

9. Responsible Position and Contact

The position responsible for the site:

Dipl.-Kfm. Hans M. Klein + Partner mbB
Obenmarspforten 13-15, 50667 Cologne, Germany
Phone +49 221 / 20200-0, Fax +49 221 / 20200-50
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any questions or remarks about the privacy policy of Klein + Partner, please use the contact information above to contact our data protection officer or send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you send correspondence to the data protection officer by post, please write “Datenschutz — persönlich/vertraulich” [Data Protection — Personal/Confidential] on the envelope.
Please use this address as well if you have reservations regarding compliance with our code of conduct.

10. Information About Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses the collected information to evaluate your activities on the website, to compile reports about these website activities and to perform further services related to the use of the website and the internet for the website operator. Google will also possibly transmit this information to third parties if this is legally required or to the extent that third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google combine your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we expressly point out to you that doing so may prevent you from being able to use all of the functions on this website in their full scope. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of the processing of your data that have been collected by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

We wish to point out that Google Analytics on this website has been expanded by the addition of the code “gat._anonymizelp();” to ensure the anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
You can veto the use of Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

11. Website Tracking

The analysis tool “surfersIdent” is used on this website to collect and process data in anonymised form for the purpose of continuously optimising and analysing the services offered on the site. During the processing, pseudonyms are generated and used to prepare anonymised use profiles. The data are not used under any circumstances to identify visitors personally (to the extent that this would even be possible technologically) or correlated with the data via the bearer of a pseudonym.
If you are not in agreement with the use of this service, please click on the link below to veto the use of your visit data and to block website tracking completely:
www.surfersident.de/surfersident/public/auth/deactivatevisitor

12. Information About Google Maps

We have integrated the service Google Maps in our site so that you can obtain directions to our offices more easily. Google Maps is a service provided by the company Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
The functions cannot be used without storage of your IP address. As a rule, the IP address and any other data collected from you in Google Maps are normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA. We do not have any control over this.
We have integrated Google Maps into the site to make it easy for you to find our locations and obtain directions for getting to them. Our use of Google Maps has a legal basis as it represents a legitimate interest of our firm.
You can obtain comprehensive information about privacy and the use of your data at Google by clicking on the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de.

13. Right of Complaint to a Supervisory Authority

Data subjects affected by data processing have a right to submit complaints to a supervisory authority for data protection.

 

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