Data Privacy

I. Name and address of the persons responsible

The persons responsible within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states, as well as other data protection regulations are:

Katrin Wenke and Fabian Rottke
Managing Directors

Wenke & Rottke GbR
Reichenberger Straße 124
10999 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 208 472 870
Email: info@wenkerottke.com
Website: www.wenkerottke.com

II. General information about data processing

1. Extent of the processing of personal data
In principle, we process the personal data of our users only to the extent necessary for the provision of a functioning website and of our content and services. The processing of the personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
In accordance with Article 4 (1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as ‘GDPR’), any process or series of operations performed with or without the aid of automated procedures is considered to be related to personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction.
With the following privacy policy, we would like to inform you in particular about the nature, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, as far as we decide either alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. In addition, we inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data as a result of this on their own responsibility.

III. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use
Each time you visit our website, our systems automatically record data and information from the computer system of the visiting computer.
The following data is thereby collected:

(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2)   The operating system of the user
(3)   The Internet service provider of the user
(4)   The IP address of the user
(5)   The date and time of access to the website
(6)   The address of the site from which the user’s system was referred to our website
(7)   Websites accessed by the user’s system through our website

These data are also stored in the log files of our system. The IP addresses of the user or other data that enable the assignment of the data to a user are not affected by this. These data are not stored together with the other personal data of the user.

2. Legal basis for the processing of data
The legal basis for the temporary saving of data and log files is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to deliver the website to the user’s computer. To do this, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

Storage in log files is carried out to ensure the functionality of the website. The data is also used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

4. Duration of storage
The data are deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were stored. In the case of storage of data in log files, this takes place after no more than seven days. An additional storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the user are deleted or anonymized to prevent them from being traced back to the visiting client.

5. Options for objection and removal
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility to object on the part of the user.

IV. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the visiting browser be identified even after a page break The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

(1) Language settings

In addition, we use cookies on our website that allow an analysis of users’ browsing habits. In this way, the following data can be transmitted

(1)   Entered search terms
(2)   Frequency of page views
(3)   Use of website functions

2. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some features of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page break.

(1) Transfer of language settings

The user data gathered by means of technically essential cookies are not used to create user profiles.

The use of analysis cookies is for the purpose of improving the quality and content of our website. From the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used, enabling us to constantly optimize our services.

4. Duration of storage, options for objection and removal
Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted by it to our side. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be carried out automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to use all the functions of the website to their full extent.

V. Email contact

1. Description and scope of data processing
You can contact us via our provided email address. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with this email will be stored.
There is no disclosure of the data to third parties in this context. The data is used exclusively for the processing of the conversation.

2. Legal basis for the processing of data
The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The processing of personal data is used solely to process the contact. In the case of contact via email, this also provides the required legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

4. Duration of storage
The data are deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were stored. For the personal data sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified.

5. Options for objection and removal
The user has the possibility at any time to revoke their consent to the processing of the personal data. If the user contacts us by email, they may object to the storage of their personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

VI. Use of external services

VI 1.) Google Analytics
1. Purpose and scope of the data collection
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).

2. Legal basis for the processing of data
Use is made on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f. GDPR

3. Purpose of the data processing
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to assist in the analysis of how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, such as

(1)   Browser type/version
(2)   Operating system used
(3)   Referrer URL (the previously visited website)
(4)   Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
(5)   Time of the server request

are usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. The IP address used by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. We have also extended Google Analytics on this website to include the “anonymizeIP” code. This guarantees that your IP address is masked, with the result that all data are collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide further services relating to use of the website and Internet usage for the website operator.

4. Options for objection and removal
You may decline the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. 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 data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being transmitted to Google as well as being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available on the following link: google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, particularly for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent data from being registered by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. This places an opt-out cookie on your computer, which prevents your data from being registered on future visits to this website. The opt-out cookie only applies to this browser and only for our website, and it is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.

VI 2.) Google Maps

1. Description and scope of data processing
This website uses Google Maps to display interactive maps. By using Google Maps, information about the use of this website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google in the United States, and stored there. When you visit a page that contains Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The map contents are transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated by this into the website. Therefore, we have no control over the extent of the data collected by Google in this manner.

To our knowledge, Google collects the following data:

(1) Date and time of the visit to the respective website,
(2) Internet address or URL of the accessed website,
(3) IP address of the user.

We have no influence on the further processing and use of the data by Google, and therefore we cannot assume any responsibility in this regard. If you do not want Google to collect, process or use data about you via our website, you can deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. Please note, however, that in this case you cannot use the map function. By using this website and not deactivating the JavaScript function, you explicitly declare that you agree with the processing of the data collected about you by Google Maps in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.

2. Purpose and scope of the data collection
For information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the ongoing processing and use by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and how you can adjust your settings to protect your privacy, please refer to the protection information provided by Google: https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/help/terms_maps.html