Notes on data processing

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

This privacy policy applies to data processing by:

SKUSA Partners
Rechtsanwälte + Steuerberater Partnerschaft mbB (hereinafter referred to as “law firm”)

Wehrlestraße 13 · D-81679 Munich · Germany
Fon +49 89 210959-0 · Fax +49 89 210959-12
firm@skusapartners.com · https://skusapartners.com

The data protection officer of the firm can be contacted at the above address, at Prof. Dr. Pflügl’s address, or dataprotection@skusapartners.com respectively.

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

If you mandate us, we collect the following information:

  • Salutation, first name, last name,
  • a valid e-mail address,
  • Address,
  • Telephone number (landline and/or mobile),
  • Information necessary to enforce and defend your rights under the mandate.

This data is collected:

  • to identify you as our client;
  • to provide you with appropriate legal advice and representation;
  • to correspond with you;
  • invoicing;
  • to process any existing liability claims and to assert any claims against you.

The data processing is carried out at your request and is required according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for the stated purposes for the appropriate processing of the mandate and the mutual fulfilment of obligations arising from the mandate agreement.

The personal data collected by us for the mandate will be stored until the expiry of the statutory retention obligation for lawyers (6 years after the expiry of the calendar year in which the mandate was terminated) and deleted thereafter, unless we are obliged to store the data for a longer period under Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR based on tax and commercial law retention and documentation obligations (from HGB, StGB or AO) or you have consented to storage going beyond this under Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

3. Transfer of data to third parties

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

Insofar as this is necessary per Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR for the processing of client relationships with you, your personal data will be passed on to third parties. This includes, in particular, the disclosure to opponents of proceedings and their representatives (in particular their lawyers) as well as courts and other public authorities for correspondence and for asserting and defending your rights. The data passed on may only be used by the third party for the stated purposes.

The attorney-client privilege remains unaffected. Insofar as the data concerned is subject to the attorney-client privilege, it will only be passed on to third parties in consultation with you.

4. Rights of affected parties

You have the right:

  • Per Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future;
  • To request information about your personal data processed by us per Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data, unless it has been collected from us, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;
  • Per Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • To demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us per Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • To demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data per Art. 18 GDPR if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to the processing per Art. 21 GDPR;
  • Per Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible party, and
  • To complain to a supervisory authority under Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or place of work or our office.

5. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests under Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data under Art. 21 GDPR if there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of objection, simply send an e-mail to dataprotection@skusapartners.com.

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