KHS – international.accountants
Information according to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO)
The protection of personal data is very important to us and we want you to feel safe when visiting our Internet pages. We process personal data collected during visits to our website exclusively in accordance with the statutory provisions, in particular in accordance with the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO).
Collection and storage of personal data when visiting the website
When you call up our website, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:
- IP address of the requesting computer
- Date and time of access
- Name and URL of the retrieved file
- Website from which the access takes place (referrer URL)
- the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer
- Name of your access provider
We process the data mentioned above for the following purposes:
- To ensure a smooth connection of the website
- Ensuring a comfortable use of our website
- Evaluation of system security and stability
- Other administrative purposes
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the data processing. The processing of the data is necessary for the provision of a website and thus serves to protect a legitimate interest of our company.
As soon as the above-mentioned data is no longer required to display the website, it will be deleted. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. There is therefore no possibility of objection on the part of the user. Further storage can be made in individual cases if this is required by law.
Passing on data
We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
- you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO
- this is legally permissible and required according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with you there is a legal obligation
- under Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO for the transfer
- the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary to safeguard legitimate company interests and to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data.
Information is stored in the cookie that is related to the specific terminal device used. This does not mean, however, that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity.
As soon as the data transmitted to us via the cookies is no longer required for the purposes described above, this information is deleted. Further storage may be carried out in individual cases if this is required by law.
Description and scope of data processing
We show our e-mail address, via which you can contact us electronically, on our website. If you get in touch with us in this way, the personal data that you provide will be transmitted to us and saved. The data is not shared with third parties; it is exclusively used to process the conversation.
The legal basis for processing your personal data that is transmitted as part of sending an e-mail is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If the aim of e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of your personal data.
The processing of personal data based on contact by e-mail is solely for the purpose of processing the conversation. This also constitutes our legitimate interest.
Duration of storage
The data is deleted once it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case if the respective conversation has ended. The conversation has ended if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts concerned have been finally clarified.
Opportunity to object and remove data
As a data subject, you always have the possibility of withdrawing your consent to the processing of your personal data. If you get in touch with us by e-mail, you can object to the saving of your personal data at any time. It is then not possible to continue the conversation.
Description and scope of data processing
A contact form is available on our website, which can be used to get in touch electronically. If you, as a data subject, take advantage of the processing of your personal data that then takes place, the data entered into the input screen and uploaded files and documents will be sent to us and saved. This concerns the following data:
- First name and surname
- Your e-mail address
- Your message to us
- Your IP address
- Date and time of registration
The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR based on the existence of your express consent.
Personal data from the input screen is solely processed by us to process the contact or your application. The other data processed during the sending process is used to prevent any misuse of the contact form and ensure the security of our information technology systems.
Duration of storage
The data is deleted once it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the contact form input screen, this is the case if the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation has ended if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts concerned have been finally clarified. The personal data additionally collected during the sending process is deleted at the latest after a period of seven days.
Opportunity to object and remove dat
As a data subject, you always have the possibility of withdrawing the consent you have granted to the processing of your personal data. Please note that, in this case, the conversation cannot be continued. In order to withdraw your consent, it is sufficient to send a short message, including by e-mail to email@example.com, stating that you, as a data subject, would like to withdraw the consent you have granted. All of the personal data that has been saved in the course of getting in contact will then be deleted.
Use of analysis tools
Description and scope of data processing
We use the statistics tool Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, on our website. Google Analytics saves a cookie on your computer and usually sends the following information about your browser to a server in the USA:
- Information about your image resolution, your browser version and your operating system,
- Information on the duration of your visit and the visited pages on our websites,
- Whether you are a repeat visitor,
- Data about your geographical origin and your IP address
We use Google Analytics with the expansion “anonymizeIp” on our website in order to ensure that your IP address is recorded anonymously. This means that your IP address is truncated by Google. Only in exceptional cases will the entire address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
The purpose of processing the personal data of visitors to our website is to analyse the surfing behaviour of our visitors on our website. This analysis enables us to view detailed information about the use of the individual components of our website and use it for their continuous further development and improvement. This purpose also justifies our legitimate interest in the processing of your personal data. By anonymising your IP address, your legitimate interest in the protection of your personal data is sufficiently taken into account.
Duration of storage
The data is deleted once it is no longer required for our recording purposes.
Opportunity to object and remove data
You can prevent the transmission of data generated by Google Analytics and related to your use of our website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:
Please note that deactivating the cookies for our website may impair the functions of our website. More information on the privacy settings of Google Analytics can be found at the following link:
We use services on our website from Google, Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. By integrating these services, Google may also process personal data. It cannot be excluded that the information may also be transferred to servers in a third country and processed there.
At https://www.privacyshield.gov/list, Google undertakes to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework on the collection, use and storage of personal data from EU member states and Switzerland respectively. Google and its wholly owned subsidiaries in the U.S. have issued a statement of privacy shield principles – see also https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/frameworks/.
We ourselves have no influence on what data Google collects and processes. If you had to register a Google account to use analysis and other services, Google may add the processed information to your account and treat it as personal data, depending on your account settings, see https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/partners.
Google Maps and Google Fonts
This website uses Google Fonts and Google Maps, services of Google Inc. The integration of these services is done by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This tells the server which internet page you have visited. In addition, the IP address of the browser of the end device of the visitor to this website is stored by Google. Further information can be found in the Google data protection information, which can be accessed via the following links:
Hints for the use of videos
Through our website it is possible to apply by e-mail. If you send us your application data, the purpose of processing is to find a suitable applicant from the data sent in. The legal basis for the processing of your e-mail address is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) DSGVO.
Deletion of data
Your data will only be stored until the personnel decision is made. After that your data will be deleted.
Information on the use of social networks
As far as we offer links to external social networks on our website, these are marked e.g. as logos or with the addition „Like“. If these links are followed by a click, plugins are usually activated, and your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of the respective social network. If you follow these links and register there, the information that you were on our website will be forwarded to the respective social network. As a rule, the social network operator can assign your visit to our website to your account and store it on web servers abroad. We have no influence on the scope of data collection, the processing of your personal data by the social networks and your rights in social networks. Before visiting a social network, please inform yourself about the data protection conditions that apply there.
20354 Hamburg, Germany,
Tel.: +49 40 419 131-0,
Data protection officer: Felix Lasse
Data protection: https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy/general-information
Google and YouTube
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Data protection: https://policies.google.com/privacy
It is possible to apply by email via our website. If you send us your application data, the purpose of processing is to find the right applicant from the data sent. The legal basis for processing your e-mail address is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f) GDPR.
Deletion of data
Your data will only be stored until the personnel decision has been made. Your data will then be deleted.
Rights of affected persons
You have the right:
- to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, cancellation, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the details thereof;
- in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to immediately demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us.
- In accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO to demand the deletion of your personal data stored with us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims
- pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer require the data, but you require it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO;
- in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party.
- pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO, to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future and
- in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at our registered office.
Right of objection
If your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1, sentence 1, letter f) DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, if there are reasons for doing so arising from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without specifying a special situation.
If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send us an e-mail.
Data security and security measures
We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure within the website visit in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
Liability for contents
We create the contents of our website with due care. However, we cannot assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the contents. According to § 7 para. 1 TMG we are responsible for our own contents according to the general laws. We assume no responsibility for decisions made by the user based on the aforementioned information. All contents are intended for general information purposes and do not constitute a business, accounting, legal or other consulting service. They are not suitable to replace individual advice by competent persons considering the specific circumstances of the individual case. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG we are not obliged as a service provider to monitor transmitted, temporarily stored or stored external information or to search for circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general laws remain unaffected. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete infringement. If we become aware of any such violations, we will remove the content in question immediately.
Liability for links
Our website also refers to numerous external offers on the Internet. The contents of the linked websites are designed by institutions and/or companies over which we have no influence. We do not adopt the contents listed there as our own. No liability is assumed for the offers of third parties. Should you find dubious or illegal content on this website or on those linked to it, we would be grateful for a corresponding note. However, as soon as there are clear indications of legal violations, we will immediately remove the corresponding link.
The sending of e-mails to us from our website does not have a deadline preserving effect. At this point, we would also like to point out that communication by e-mail over the Internet is insecure and that there is a possibility of third parties gaining access to and manipulating data. We therefore kindly ask for your understanding that we are not liable for the content or manipulation of e-mails. In our office we take all reasonable precautions to protect against viruses. In the mutual interest of smooth communication, we ask you to also use virus software and, as a matter of principle, to check file attachments to e-mails before sending or opening them with a virus program, as we do not accept any liability for damage that may occur as a result of any viruses.
The layout of the homepage, the graphics and pictures used, the collection and the individual contributions are protected by copyright. We reserve all rights, including the rights of photomechanical reproduction, the duplication and distribution via special processes (e.g. data processing, data carriers, data networks), in whole or in part.
Out-of-court settlement of disputes – information according to §§ 36 and 37 VSBG
We do not take part in any dispute resolution proceedings with a consumer arbitration board. Upon request, our competent supervisory authorities mediate in disputes between members of the chamber and their clients, e.g. in connection with a fee invoice or the failure to issue documents. In this case it is a mediation procedure. We do not take part in other mediation procedures. The European Commission has set up an internet platform for the extrajudicial online settlement of consumer disputes concerning contractual obligations arising from purchase and service contracts concluded online. You can access the platform via the following link:
All graphics and images used are the property of KHS Audit and Valuation GmbH. They are subject to the copyright of KHS Audit and Valuation GmbH.
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