Data protection statement

Protecting your personal data is very important to SBC Steuerberater Rechtsanwälte (“SBC”). This Data Privacy Policy provides information on how your personal data will be processed by SBC if you visit our website. In addition, this Data Privacy Policy contains information about your rights related to the processing of your data.

Should you still have questions or concerns after you have read this Data Privacy Policy, please contact our data protection officer at datenschutz@s-b-c.com.

1. Who is responsible for processing my personal data?

The party responsible for processing your personal data, the so-called “controller” within the meaning of Art. 4 no. 7 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter the “GDPR”) is SBC Steuerberater Rechtsanwälte GbR with its partners Kay Seibert, Matthias Benken, Thomas Christian und Andreas Kunath, Frankfurter Landstr. 1, 61352 Bad Homburg v.d.H.

2. Data privacy information for visitors to the SBC website

When you visit the website of SBC, the servers of SBC will automatically store various data about your system, such as the type and version of your browser, your operating system, the website from which you arrive at the website of SBC, the pages of the website of SBC you access, the date and time of your access, your IP address, your Internet service provider and other similar data. SBC uses such data to be able to make the website accessible, to detect and resolve any technical problems, and to prevent and, if necessary, prosecute any misuse of the website of SBC. In addition, SBC uses such data in anonymous form (i.e., so that users cannot be identified), for statistical purposes and to improve the website. The legal basis for processing personal user data is Article 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 (f) of the GDPR.

The website of SBC uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive of the user to exchange certain settings and data with the systems of SBC via the browser. A cookie generally includes the name of the domain from which the cookie data are transmitted, information about the age of the cookie, and an alphanumerical identifier. Cookies allow SBC to design the website so that it will be attractive to users and they make it easier to use the website. Information stored in cookies are not used to identify users and are not merged with any other stored personal data about users. The legal basis for processing personal data with the help of cookies is Article 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 (f) of the GDPR. Cookies can be blocked or restricted by changing the settings of your browser. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies for the website of SBC are blocked, then you may no longer be able to fully use all functions of the website.

The website of SBC enables you to contact SBC by using the provided mail addresses. Personal data transmitted to SBC in this connection will be used exclusively to process your inquiry. The legal basis for processing data is Article 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 (f) of the GDPR.

3. Will my personal data be shared with any third parties?

For certain technical data processing tasks, SBC is assisted by third-party service providers who will receive access to your personal data to provide such services. Those service providers have been carefully selected and meet high data privacy and data security standards. They are subject to strict duties of confidentiality and process data only on behalf and in accordance with the instructions of SBC. Except as stated in this Data Privacy Policy, SBC will not transfer your data to any third parties without your express consent, unless SBC is required to do so by law, regulatory directive, or court order.

The legal basis for sharing personal data with third parties is Article 6 para 1 sentence 1 GDPR.

4. How long will my personal data be stored?

Personal data of visitors to our website will be erased if and when they are no longer necessary for the purposes described in this Data Privacy Policy, unless a longer storage period is required by applicable law.

5. Which rights do I have with respect to my personal data?

You have the right to be provided with information about your personal data that are stored by SBC and, if certain legal requirements are satisfied, rights to rectification, erasure, and restricted processing, as well as the right to object to data processing. In addition, you have the right to receive personal data that you have made available to us in a structured, standard, and machine-legible format. This includes the right to transfer such data to another controller. If technically feasible, you may also demand that SBC transfer your personal data directly to other controllers.

You may also lodge complaints with the competent regulatory authority.