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As legal changes or changes to our in-house processes may make an amendment to this data protection statement necessary, please reread it regularly.
1. Personal data
Personal data is data that can be used to find out personal or factual information about you, such as your name, address, phone number or email address.
Information that we cannot associate with you personally is, by definition, not personal data.
2. Purpose of data processing
In connection with your use of this website, we process your personal data for, inter alia, the following purposes:
- To provide services via contact forms and newsletters
- To undertake personal and anonymised evaluations
- For statistical analyses
- To prevent abuse.
3. Collection, process and use of personal data
We use your personal data solely in order to provide you, via our website, with comprehensive and personalised services or to respond to your contact requests.
You can use our website without revealing your identity to us. If, however, you register for one of our personalised services, such as by subscribing to a newsletter or requesting information, we will ask for contact details such as your name and email address or request further personal information. It is entirely for you to decide whether or not to enter this data. Without it, we may, however, be unable to provide you with the service you request or answer your enquiry. At the point of data entry, you will find separate details of the exact procedure and, as required, appropriate declarations of consent that you can accept or reject as you see fit.
4. Statistical evaluation
We do not use your data for direct, personal evaluation, but we reserve the right to evaluate pseudonymised or anonymised data records in order to improve the website or for statistical purposes. We keep records of general information such as when a page was visited or which page is visited most frequently.
When you subscribe to one of our newsletters, we will send a confirmation link to the email address you have given us. You will only receive our newsletter once you have activated this confirmation link (double opt-in).
Should you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. To do so, click on the unsubscribe link found in all of our newsletters.
We also use persistent cookies, mainly to provide you as a user of our website with recurring settings. In addition, cookies enable us to analyse visitors’ user behaviour, but only during the validity period of the cookie.
All data is saved without any direct reference to your person and is generally pseudonymised. Your data is not used in this regard to create a profile. It merely enables us to adjust our website to your individual preferences.
You can refuse to accept data collection and storage at any time with future effect. You can also prevent the storage of cookies on your computer by, for example, changing your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted or so that you are notified before a cookie is placed. This might, however, limit the functionality of our website or our services
The details of cookies placed by other providers or by third parties include a link via which you can refuse permission for their use.
The provider will then place an opt-out cookie on your computer that prevents the collection of further data. Do not delete the opt-out cookie as long as you want to continue to object. If you delete it subsequently, you must repeat the deactivation process. You can object to data collection and storage by many other services at any time with effect for the future by visiting www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement or www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ (only available in English).
You can use our website without cookies, but most browsers’ default settings accept cookies automatically. If you would prefer our cookies not to be stored on your computer, please refuse permission as described above.
Cookies are used in various places on the Mazars website. Here is a list of them with details of their purpose and validity period.
The key cookie which ensures that this website works is:
Storing your acknowledgement of our information on cookies:
Usage analysis of our website:
You can refuse permission for data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This places an opt-out cookie which prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website:
7. Google Maps
Our website uses Google Maps on a number of pages to show interactive maps and indicate directions. Google Maps is a map service provided by Google. Using Google Maps may lead to information about the use of this website, including your IP address and the (starting point) address you entered to use the route planning function, being sent to Google in the United States.
When you access a page that contains Google Maps, your browser will establish a direct connection to Google’s servers. The contents of the map are transmitted by Google to your browser, which incorporates them in the Web page. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data collected by Google in this way.
For further information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Google, your rights in this regard and how you can use settings to protect your privacy, please refer to Google’s data protection information at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .
8. Incorporating third-party content
Our website includes hyperlinks to other providers’ websites. When you activate these links, you are taken straight to the other provider’s website. You can tell that this is the case because, for example, the URL changes.
We cannot accept responsibility for how these providers handle your data on their websites because we have no influence on what they do with it. Please consult their websites for more information.
9. Contact form
On our website, we offer you an opportunity to contact us by email and/or via a contact form. If you do so, your details (name and email address) will be stored so that we can contact you. We will only use this data to contact you and not for any other services, such as newsletters.
10. Passing on personal data to third parties
We do not pass on your personal data to third parties. In certain cases, we may, however, be legally required to disclose your personal data to law enforcement authorities, for instance. This is the case if, for instance, there is a suspicion of a criminal offence or of abuse of our website.
11. Social media plug-ins
For reasons of data protection, we have deliberately decided not to incorporate social media plug-ins (such as the Facebook “Like” button, the Twitter button or the Google +1 button) directly in our website. So when you access our website, no data will be passed on to social media services such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
12. Security measures to protect the data we store
The personal data that we collect is stored by us or the data processors we contract on specially protected servers. Access to these servers is limited to only a few people who look after technical, commercial or editorial matters. To prevent data loss or abuse, we take extensive technical and organisational security precautions that are regularly reviewed and updated to state of the art. We must, however, point out that in view of the Internet’s structure it is possible for other persons or institutions over whom we have no control to disregard the rules of data protection and the security measures listed above. In particular, unencrypted data can be read by third parties, and we have no technical influence in this regard. It is therefore the responsibility of the user to encrypt any data they send via the Internet or to take other precautions to prevent unauthorised access on the part of third parties.
13. Rights of data subjects
On request, we are happy to inform you at any time whether we hold any data about you and, if so, what. If, despite our best endeavours to keep data accurate and up to date, we hold inaccurate data, we will correct it in accordance with your instructions.
We also delete data in line with statutory requirements. If we are unable to do so for legal reasons, we may block it. For further details, please contact: