We thank you for your interest in our homepage www.wzm-law.de and the interest in the services we offer.
The use of our internet presence is basically possible without any disclosure of personal data.
With regard to data protection, we do not offer direct contact forms, have removed all direct links to social networks, do not implement Google Maps, Google Analytics etc. and consequently do not collect any personal data to the best of our knowledge and belief.
Nevertheless, we are obliged by law to inform you about your rights regarding the collection of personal data.
With this data protection declaration we inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data not collected, not used and not processed by us and explain your rights in this respect.
As the party responsible for processing data in accordance with the following definition of "responsible party", we have taken organisational and technical measures to ensure that the personal data transmitted via this website is protected as completely as possible.
Nevertheless, data transmission on the Internet can have security gaps.
A complete protection of data against access by unauthorized persons cannot be guaranteed or ensured by us.
Therefore, it goes without saying that you are free to provide us with personal data, if necessary in person, by telephone or in writing.
With regard to the transmission of personal data via this website (which is not possible according to our understanding) the following provisions apply:
Our data protection declaration is based on the terms and definitions used in the Basic Data Protection Regulation (German DS-GVO).
In this declaration, the following terms are used among others:
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as
"Person concerned"). An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, on-line identification, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
Processing is any operation or set of operations, performed with or without the aid of automated means, which is performed upon personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the act of marking stored personal data for the purpose of limiting future processing.
Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location or change of location of that natural person.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
The controller or controller shall mean the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data concerned.
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
The recipient is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party.
Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.
Consent is any voluntary, conscious and unequivocal expression of the data subjects will or any other unambiguous act confirming the data subjects will by which he or she indicates his or her consent to the processing of the personal data concerned.
Name and address of the controller
The controller within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation is:
WZM Wanner Zahn Machander mbB, legally represented by the partners Dr. Jens Wanner, Ms. Sarah Machander and Mr. Jesko Zahn, Hanauer Landstraße 523, 60386 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 - 97 84 71 - 70, Fax: +49 (0) 69 - 97 84 71 - 77, info@wzm-
Every affected user of this website is welcome to contact the above-mentioned persons with regard to all questions, suggestions and information on data protection, our website and/or related matters.
Collection of general data and information
The website collects a number of general data and information with every visit to the website by the user. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following can be recorded
• used browser types and versions,
• the operating system used by the accessing system,
• the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer),
• the sub-websites, which are accessed via an accessing system on our website
• the date and time of access to the website,
• an Internet Protocol (IP) address,
• the Internet service provider of the accessing system and
• other similar data and information which serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, WZM will not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to
• to deliver the contents of our website correctly,
• to optimize the contents of our website,
• to guarantee the permanent functionality of the web presence and
• to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.
These anonymously collected data and information are evaluated by us as a consequence, if necessary statistically and furthermore with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.
Contact possibility via the Internet site
The website does not contain any direct input fields for information that would enable rapid electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). However, you have the possibility to activate your mail browser by clicking on the corresponding link and thus send us e-mails.
Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.
b) Right to information
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain at any time and free of charge from the data controller information on personal data relating to him/her and a copy thereof. The European Data Protection Supervisor has also granted the data subject access to the following information:
■ the processing purposes
■ the categories of personal data processed
■ the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or international organisations
■ if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
■ the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data relating to him or her or of a restriction on processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
■ the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
■ if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
■ the existence of automated decision making including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DS-BER, and
- at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject
The data subject shall also have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.
c) Right of rectification
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right to obtain the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data relating to him. The data subject shall also have the right to obtain the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, having regard to the purposes of the processing.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact a member of staff of the controller.
d) Right of cancellation (right to be forgotten)
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data relating to him/her, if one of the following reasons applies and provided that the processing is not necessary:
■ The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary.
■ The data subject withdraws his or her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) DPA or Article 9(2)(a) DPA and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
■ The data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the DPA and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the DPA.
■ The personal data were processed unlawfully.
■ The deletion of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
■ The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) of the DSDB.
If any of the above reasons apply and a data subject wishes to request the deletion of personal data stored by WZM (which it is not), he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller. The WZM employee will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.
If the personal data have been made public by WZM and our company as controller is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Article 17 (1) of the DS-GVO, WZM shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested these other controllers to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The WZM staff member will arrange for the necessary action to be taken in individual cases.
e) Right to restrict processing
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:
■ The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time that allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
■ The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
■ The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
■ The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the DPA and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data not stored by WZM in the first place, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller. The WZM employee will arrange for the restriction of the processing.
f) Right to data portability
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to receive the personal data concerning him/her which have been made available to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to have this data communicated to another controller without interference from the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a DPA or
Art. 9 para. 2 letter a DPA or based on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DPA and processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising their right to data transfer, the data subject has the right, in accordance with Article 20 paragraph 1 of the DPA, to obtain that personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that it does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
To exercise the right to data transfer, the data subject may at any time contact a WZM employee.
g) right of appeal
Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DPA. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
WZM shall no longer process the personal data before and in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
In order to exercise the right of objection, the data subject may directly contact any WZM staff member.
The data subject shall also be free to exercise his right of objection in relation to the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
As a matter of principle, we do not use profiling or automatic decision making.
i) Right of revocation of a data protection consent
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.
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Legal basis of the processing
Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO would serve our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we would obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).
Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is and would be the conduct of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
Duration for which the personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
Legal or contractual provisions providing the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data
We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before the person concerned makes personal data available, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.
Existence of an automated decision making process
As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision making or profiling, as we do not even process or store personal data.