Privacy Policy

We (BUSE) are pleased that you’re visiting our website.

Data protection and data security are very important to us. Therefore, we treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as these data protection notes.

As a rule, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (for example name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis. Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties or used for advertising purposes without your consent.

1. Name and contact details of the data controller and the company data protection officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by: BUSE Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB.

Person responsible: BUSE Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, Bavariaring 14, 80336 Munich, Germany, e-mail: m.kraemer@buse.de, telephone: +49 89 288030-185, fax: +49 89 288030-189.

The company data protection officer of BUSE Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB is Mr. Assessor Andreas Riehn, Einsteinstraße 183, 81677 Munich, Germany, e-mail: mail@andreasriehn.biz, phone: +49 89 380 123 120

2. collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website
When you visit our website https://buse.ernstdev.de, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used on your end device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the accessed file,
  • website from which the access was made (referrer URL),
  • browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The aforementioned data is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website,
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations of this under points 4 and 5 of this data protection information.

b) When registering for our newsletter(s)
If you have expressly consented in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an e-mail address. We use Newsletter2Go and Mailchimp as service providers for sending the newsletter. We have concluded a contract with the service provider Newsletter2Go pursuant to Art. 28 DSGVO. Your e-mail address is transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH or Mailchimp. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is the secure and efficient provision of our information service. You can object to data processing based on a balance of interests (see 8. below). Newsletter2Go and Mailchimp are prohibited from selling your data and using it for purposes other than sending newsletters.

We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to ensure that no third party has registered you for our newsletter. To do this, you first enter your e-mail address on the registration page and then receive a confirmation e-mail with an activation link valid for a limited time from Newsletter2Go or Mailchimp, which stores your e-mail address volatile for this purpose. Only if you click on the link, the address will be permanently stored by the service provider until it is deleted again by you or by us as list owner. Otherwise, the e-mail address will be deleted. To document your consent, our service provider stores your IP address and time of confirmation for your e-mail address.

The software of Newsletter2Go and Mailchimp enables us to statistically evaluate usage data and analyze usage behavior such as opening and click behavior. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our information offer as well as the possibility to delete inactive newsletter recipients to relieve the distribution list. You can object to the data processing based on a balance of interests (see 8. below).

Unsubscribing is possible at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you are welcome to send your unsubscribe request at any time by e-mail to datenschutz@buse.de.

c) When using our contact form
For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. In doing so, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address so that we know from whom the inquiry originates and so that we can answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

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

3. Data transfer

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 to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO,
  • the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation for disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. c DSGVO, as well as
  • this is legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the processing of contractual relationships with you
4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

In the cookie, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. This does not mean, however, that we gain direct knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been to our site and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been to our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

5. Analysis tools

a) Tracking tools
The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the ongoing optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

i) Google Analytics
For the purpose of demand-oriented design and ongoing optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about) (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies (see under point 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this 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 transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and internet use for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these web pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

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 the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found, for example, in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

ii) Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
In order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our website for you, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. In this process, Google Adwords sets a cookie (see section 4) on your computer if you have accessed our website via a Google ad.

These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer’s website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Each Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across Adwords customers’ websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The Adwords customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.

If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can also refuse the setting of a cookie required for this – for example, via a browser setting that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the “www.googleadservices.com” domain. Google’s privacy policy on conversion tracking can be found here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html).

iii) Matomo
We use the open source software Matomo to analyze and statistically evaluate the use of the website. Cookies are used for this purpose (see section 4). The information generated by the cookie about website usage is transmitted to our servers and compiled into pseudonymous usage profiles. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website and to enable us to design our website in line with requirements. The information is not passed on to third parties.

Under no circumstances will the IP address be linked to other data relating to the user. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

Your visit to this website is currently recorded by Matomo web analytics. Click here (https://matamo.org/docs/privacy/) to stop your visit from being recorded.

6. Social media plug-ins

We use social plug-ins of the social networks LinkedIn, XING and Twitter on our website on the basis of Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO in order to make our law firm better known via these. The underlying promotional purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the DSGVO. The responsibility for data protection-compliant operation is to be ensured by their respective providers. The integration of these plug-ins by us takes place by way of the so-called two-click method in order to protect visitors to our website as best as possible.

a) LinkedIn
Our website also uses the “share function” of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click on the LinkedIn “share button” (plug-in), you will be redirected to your user account in a separate browser window – provided you are logged into your user account at LinkedIn – and can share the electronic publication stored on our website by adding a comment. Via the plug-in, a direct connection is established between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn thereby receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. In addition, it is then possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data and its use by LinkedIn. For more information on this, please refer to LinkedIn’s privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

b) XING
Our website also uses the “share function” of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. If you click on the XING “Share button” (plug-in), you will be redirected to your user account in a separate browser window – provided you are logged into your XING user account – and can share the electronic publication stored on our website by adding a comment. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the XING server. XING thereby receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data or its use by XING. For more information, please refer to the XING privacy policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

c) Twitter
Plugins of the short message network of Twitter Inc. (Twitter) are integrated on our Internet pages. You can recognize the Twitter plugins (tweet button) by the Twitter logo on our site. An overview of tweet buttons can be found here (https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons).

When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Twitter “tweet button” while logged into your Twitter account, you can link the content of our pages on your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter.

If you do not want Twitter to be able to associate the visit to our pages, please log out of your Twitter user account.

For more information, see the privacy policy of Twitter (https://twitter.com/privacy).

7. e-mail contact

As soon as you call up the e-mail address of one of our contact persons for the purpose of contacting us, you will automatically leave our website. The provision of personal data in the e-mail to the respective contact person takes place on a voluntary basis.

8. data subject rights

You have the right

  • According to Art. 15 DSGVO, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
  • pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, to request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without undue delay;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO
  • pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing, which was based on this consent, for the future; and
  • complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office for this purpose.
8. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to datenschutz@buse.de is sufficient.

9. Data security

Within the website visit, we use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption level 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 encrypted by the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use appropriate 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.

10. Up-to-dateness and changes of this privacy policy

This data protection notice is currently valid and has the status March 2019.

Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection notice. You can access and print out the current data protection information at any time on the website at https://buse.ernstdev.de/datenschutzerklaerung/