Data Privacy Notice

(according to General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR)

1. By this data privacy notice, we would like to outline the data processing in our office.
acs | berlin rechtsanwälte steuerberater
czempiel markfort schreiber PartGmbB,
Invalidenstraße 91, 10115 Berlin, Deutschland

Telefon: +49 (0)30 – 3159480
Fax: +49 (0)30 – 3152343

Contact details of the data protection officer:

The data protection officer of our office may be contacted under the ad- dress given above and as follows:

2. Our data processing includes the following personal data:

  • First name and surname, titles
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • Fax number
  • e-mail address
  • Bank details if a SEPA direct debit mandate is given
  • Other appropriate personal data required for the provision of our services

3. We process personal data for the purposes of:

  • Entering into and execution of our mandate agreements
  • Fulfillment of legal and contractual requirements related to our status as attorneys and tax advisers
  • Internal administration of our office (e.g., for accounting purposes)
  • Transferring to service providers (e.g., IT service providers, professional accounting service providers such as DATEV e.G.) in order to ensure our business processes

4. Legal basis for the data processing in our office is

  • Art. 6(1) (b) GDPR for the performance of the mandate agreement,
  • Art. 6(1) (c) GDPR for compliance with legal obligations to which we are subject as attorneys and tax advisers,
  • Art. 6(1) (f) GDPR, insofar as processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. In particular, the continuous business relationship with our clients belongs to our legitimate interests,
  • Art. 6(1) (a) GDPR, insofar you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes.

5. Subject to the preconditions as set out in No. 4, the transfer of personal data to a third person shall take place only within the framework of our mandate agreement. We may transfer personal data to the following recipients:

  • Financial authorities, courts, and other public authorities
  • Social insurance agencies
  • Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH (Federal gazette)
  • Banks, credit institutes, insurances and trade associations
  • Processors (i.e. computer centers, IT service providers, print service providers, waste disposal companies etc.), whose services we shall use only if sufficient guarantees are given that appropriate technical and organizational measures are implemented in such manner that processing will meet the requirements of the GDPR and respect our duty of professional secrecy to ensure the protec- tion of the rights of the data subject
  • Opponents and their representatives
  • Additional recipients according to our mandate agreement and in
    consultation with you

6. A transfer of personal data to a third country (country outside the European Economic Area – EEA) shall take place only if this is necessary for the execution of our mandate agreement, or if you have given con- sent to such transfer, or if the transfer is lawful according to applicable statutory provisions.

7. We shall store personal data throughout the term of our mandate agreement, and after termination of our mandate agreement, during ap- plicable statutory storage periods, according to tax and commercial law and the laws governing our profession. As a rule, the storage period will amount to 10 years. As the German legal statute of limitation may be extended to 30 years in some cases we reserve the right to consider longer storage periods if this seems to be appropriate.

8. Being the „data subject“ whose personal data are processed by our office, you are entitled to the following rights:

  • The right of access according to Art. 15 GDPR
  • The right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR
  • The right to erasure („right to be forgotten“) according to Art. 17 GDPR
  • The right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR
  • The right to data portability in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format according to Art. 20 GDPR

9. Where the processing of your personal data is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time according to Art. 7(3) GDPR. Having received your withdrawal, we shall stop processing for such purposes for which your consent was given. The lawfulness of processing prior to the withdrawal of consent shall not be affected.

10. Right to object: You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to our processing of your personal data if our processing is based on point (f) of Article 6(1), including profiling based on this provision. Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for such marketing. Your right to object may be exercised by sending a formless notice to our office (e.g. e-mail to informing us of what type of processing is objected.

11. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority ac- cording to Art. 77(1) if you consider the processing of your personal data infringes the General Data Protection Regulation. Your complaint may be lodged in particular at the place of your habitual residence, at your place of work or at the place of the alleged infringement. For our office, the following supervisory authority is responsible:

Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Friedrichstraße 219, 10969 Berlin
Date: August 2022