Privacy

Privacy Statement

Last revised: 11 February 2016

Introduction

Deloitte.com is comprised of various individual global, country, regional or practice specific websites. These individual websites are provided by an individual entity within the Deloitte Network (as designated in the upper right hand corner of each webpage). The “Deloitte Network” refers to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), the member firms of DTTL, and their related entities.

This Privacy Statement applies only to the specific webpages of deloitte.com/de/en/services/legal designated as “Legal Germany” in the upper right hand corner, and which are provided by Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (“Deloitte Legal Germany”). Such webpages only are referred to below as “this Website.”

Deloitte Legal Germany

is a national legally separate and independent partner firm of the German member firm of DTTL, a “private company limited by guarantee”, being displayed in the upper right hand corner as “Legal Germany”. Other websites, which can also be reached via “Deloitte.com” but which are provided by other entities within the Deloitte Network, are not the responsibility of Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.

In case you provide us with information when using this Website, you are consenting according to § 4a Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG) that we use and process your personal data according to the standards described in this Privacy Statement. In this respect, please note that certain links on this Website lead to websites of third parties or other entities within the Deloitte Network that are not subject to this Privacy Statement. For any data collected on the other websites Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH does not assume any liability for the content and / or the processing complying with the statutory data protection rules.

Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is a privacy conscious company. This Privacy Statement explains how we protect visitors’ information gathered via this Website.

 

By using this Website you are agreeing to the use of your information as described in this Privacy Statement.

Please note that the other country, regional, and practice specific websites contained within deloitte.com are provided by the applicable DTTL member firms or related entities managing them and are not the responsibility of Deloitte Legal Germany. Such websites, as well as other websites that may be linked to this Website, are not governed by this Privacy Statement. We encourage visitors to review each of these other website's privacy statements before disclosing any personal information.

This Privacy Statement may be supplemented or amended from time to time by privacy statements that are specific to certain areas of this Website (e.g., recruitment). For more detail about the online recruitment process, please review the specific statement governing that area.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, please contact webmaster services using the contact us link.

 

Information collection

As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the Website. Therefore, this Website does not store any personal data without your prior consent. In certain areas of this Website personal information is only collected if specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors for specific purposes. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, company address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers.

 

We do not usually seek personal data in the sense of § 3 Para. 9 BDSG (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from visitors. In case you provide such data to us voluntarily and unrequested, you consent within the scope of the registration that we may store and use this data for the purpose of this Website.

 

Cookies and web beacons

To ensure that this Website is well managed and to facilitate improved navigation, we or our service providers use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser) or Web beacons (electronic images that allow this Website to count visitors who have accessed a particular page and to access certain cookies) to collect aggregate data. We use these to collect standard information including your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring website addresses. We transmit the collected information to our Webmasters to ensure that our Website is an effective and useful source of information.

The use of cookies or web beacons does not provide us with any personal information such as names or email address and we do not use this technology to access your personal information. You can prevent your internet browser from using cookies or web beacons by adjusting your browser settings accordingly or by setting your browser to seek your approval before using cookies or web beacons. Please see our Cookie Notice for further information. This Website in some cases might deny access to certain areas, if cookies or web beacons are blocked or deleted.

You can opt-out of having your anonymized browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on following links:

Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html

 

Use of information provided via this Website

If you provide personal data via this Website, the information you submit will only be used for the purposes to which you have voluntarily declared your consent in the sense of § 4a BDSG.

In these cases, please contact Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH being the responsible person in the sense of the BDSG, Business Development, Kurfürstendamm 23, 101719 Berlin, or kontakt@deloitte.de. This is free of charge except for the standard costs for transmission.

 

Use of information provided during a business realtionship

Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH uses data provided during a business relationship for the purpose of executing individual contracts.

If and to the extent Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Schwannstraße 6, 40476 Düsseldorf, Tel. +49(0)211 877204 being the responsible person in the sense of the BDSG and associated undertakings use the information provided by you for their own marketing purposes, they will comply with the applicable statutory legal framework. You may at any time object to such usage of your data by filing your objection to Deloitte, Business Development, Kurfürstendamm 23, 101719 Berlin, or kontakt@deloitte.de. This is free of charge except for the standard costs for transmission.

Alternatively, you may use the link “Abbestellen” (unsubscribe) in the respective marketing emails.

 

Disclosure of information to third parties

We do not provide your personal information to third parties without your prior consent. However, according to § 4a BDSG you are giving your consent that we may disclose your personal data to our service providers (that might even be in third countries), that process and handle such information on our behalf. Irrespective of the latter, in case you register you are consenting according to § 4a BDSG that we may provide your personal information to other entities within the Deloitte Network, especially to (mostly foreign) DTTL member firms.

Please note, that in case of disclosures to other entities within the Deloitte Network, especially to DTTL member firms, these entities are legally separate and independent entities and thus the disclosure may involve the transfer of personal information to countries or regions without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your area of residence.

Respectively, we recommend that you take notice of the applicable privacy statements of the other entities within the Deloitte Network before submitting your personal information. This also applies in case you authorize us to forward your personal information to other entities. Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH assumes no liability for the content and / or the processing of data that you provide to other websites.

 

Personal information may also be disclosed in accordance with the BDSG to law enforcement, regulatory, or other government agencies (also abroad), in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.

 

Information security

We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors via this Website from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Please note that certain links on this Website lead to websites of third parties or information of third parties. Unless stated otherwise, Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH does not assume any liability for the content of third-party-websites and / or the compliance with standard safety measures or the statutory data protection rules.

 

Changes to our Privacy Statement

We may modify or amend this Privacy Statement from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this Statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended Privacy Statement shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.

This Website (including without limitation any content or other part thereof) contains general information only, and we are not, by means of this Website, rendering professional advice or services. This Website does not provide any individual professional advice (especially with respect to accounting, taxes, law, investments), any other professional services or even a professional response to a related question. Before making any decision or taking any action that might affect your finances or business, you should not rely on the content of this Website but you should rather consult a qualified professional advisor.

 

Children's privacy protection

We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy in the interactive online world. This Website is not designed for or intentionally targeted at children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

 

Visitors' questions

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using this Website, please direct them to webmaster services using the contact us link.

 

Privacy Statement regarding the use of Adobe Analytics

Our websites use the web analytics tool  Adobe Analytics of Adobe Systems Inc. These tools use cookies being placed on your PC via an internet server. These cookies facilitate an analysis of how visitors use this Website. The information gathered and generated by the cookies are usually transmitted to an Adobe Analytics server in the USA where they are stored and processed.

In case the tool to hide the IP on this Website is activated, Adobe abbreviate the IP address within member states of the EU or other states associated to the EU. Only in exceptional cases, the complete IP address is transmitted to servers in the USA of Adobe. This also applies to the abbreviation of the IP address in the USA.

Adobe uses the gathered information on behalf of the operator of the website, in order to analyze the number of visitors and interaction on this Website and to prepare reports on the website activities. Moreover, they render additional services to the website operator related to the use of the Website and the internet.

Your browser settings will allow you to block cookies and thus disable the function of Adobe Analytics. Please bear in mind that blocking or removing cookies, which already have been placed on your computer, can impact your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully accessible.

You can opt-out of having your anonymized browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies by installing the respective plugins. To install the plugins, click on following links:

 

Adobe Analytics: http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html