Legal Notice and Privacy Policy

Responsible for the content of this website:

Britta Best, Attorney at Law
Goethestraße 21
66903 Gries

Phone: 0 63 73 – 89 11 45
Fax: 0 63 73 – 82 90 14 0

Email: kanzlei@britta-best.de

VAT identification number: DE 234 612 067

This legal notice also applies to the following social media profiles:

  • about.me/brittabest
  • ello.co/britta
  • facebook.com/brittabest
  • facebook.com/britta.best.5
  • plus.google.com/+BrittaBest
  • instagram.com/brittabest
  • twitter.com/BrittaBest
  • xing.com/profile/Britta_Best2

Professional Liability Insurance:

HDI-Gerling Firmen und Privat Versicherung AG
Riethorst 2
30659 Hannover

Territorial validity: In the entire EU territory and in the signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area

Licensed attorney in the Federal Republic of Germany

Regional Bar Association:

Rechtsanwaltskammer Zweibrücken
Landauer Straße 17
66482 Zweibrücken

Phone: 0 63 32 – 80 03 – 0
Fax: 0 63 32 – 80 03 – 19

Professional Rules and Regulations:

The professional rules and regulations governing the work of attorneys in Germany

  • Federal Attorneys’ Act (BRAO)
  • Professional Rules for Attorneys at Law (BORA)
  • Attorneys’ Compensation Act (RVG)
  • Professional Rules for Attorneys in the European Union

are available for viewing here (in German). The professional rules prohibit attorneys from representing parties with conflicting interests (§ 43 a par. 4 BRAO). Before accepting a case, the attorney must therefore ascertain that there is no conflict of interest.

Extrajudicial Arbitration of Disputes:

In the event of disputes between attorneys and their clients, an application for extrajudicial arbitration may be submitted to the Zweibrücken Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer Zweibrücken; pursuant to § 73 par. 2 no. 3 and § 73 par. 5 BRAO) or to the arbitration board of the Federal Bar Association (§ 191 f. BRAO), which can be found here:

Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft
Rauchstraße 26
D-10787 Berlin

Telefon 0 30/2844417-0
Telefax 0 30/2844417-12
E-Mail schlichtungsstelle@s-d-r.org

https://www.schlichtungsstelle-der-rechtsanwaltschaft.de/

Alternative dispute resolution:

The EU Commission has set up an Internet platform for online dispute resolution (“OS platform”) between entrepreneurs and consumers. The OS platform is available at https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

I am unwilling and not obliged to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.

Please note:

All texts and blog posts are for information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. If you need legal advice or assistance, please contact an attorney of your choice.

The comment function on the blog is to allow discussion of the issues raised. Comment contributions are exclusively those of the respective authors. I reserve the right to edit posts or to delete them altogether.

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Privacy Policy:

1. Name and contact details of the person responsible for data processing:

Lawyer Britta Best
Goethestraße 21
66903 Gries

Email: datenschutz@britta-best.de
Telephone: 0 63 73-89 11 45
Fax: 0 63 73-8 29 01 40

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

a) When visiting the website

When you visit our website www.britta-best.de, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information will be collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
  • used browser and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well
  • for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case will we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when visiting our website. Further details can be found under no. 4 and 5 of this privacy policy.

b) When registering for our newsletter

If, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, you have expressly consented, we use your e-mail address to regularly send you our newsletter. For the receipt of the newsletter the indication of an e-mail address is sufficient.

The deregistration is possible at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively you can also send your unsubscribe request to abmeldung@britta-best.de via e-mail.

c) By using our contact form

For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. It is necessary that you provide a valid e-mail address so that we know who the request came from and are able to answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR based on your voluntarily granted consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of the request made by you.

3. Disclosure of data

A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.

We only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • You, according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR have given express consent to this
    the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR
  • it is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR is a legal obligation, as well
  • this is legally permissible and according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR is required for the settlement of contractual relationships with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.

In the cookie, information is stored in connection with the specific terminal used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our website more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after you have left our page.

In addition, to improve usability, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to take advantage of our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made, so you do not have to re-enter that information.

On the other hand, we use cookies in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our website (see Section 5). These cookies allow us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time.

The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes mentioned in order to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as that of third parties according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or that always a hint appears before a new cookie is created. However, disabling cookies completely may mean that you can not use all features of our website.

5. Analysis tools

Tracking Tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. With the tracking measures to be used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools

a) Google Analytics

For the purpose of customizing and continually optimizing our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.com/intl/en/about/) (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see point 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

  • Browser type / version,
  • used operating system,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of server request,

are transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and tailor-made website design. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data in the order. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with any other data provided by Google. The IP addresses are anonymized, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case not all features of this website may be fully available.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https: //tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

For more information about privacy related to Google Analytics, see the Google Analytics Help Center (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

b) Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

To statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our website, we also use Google conversion tracking. In doing so, Google Adwords will set a cookie (see section 4) on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google ad.

These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer’s website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Every Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can not be tracked via the websites of Adwords customers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers get to know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.

If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can also refuse the required setting of a cookie – for example, via a browser setting that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”. Google’s privacy policy on conversion tracking can be found here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html).

c) Matomo

We use Matomo open-source software for analysis and statistical analysis of website usage. Cookies are used for this purpose (see paragraph 4). The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website is transmitted to our servers and summarized in pseudonymous usage profiles. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website and to enable a needs-based design of our website. The information will not be passed on to third parties.

In no case will the IP address be associated with any other data concerning the user. The IP addresses are anonymized, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

Your visit to this website is currently covered by the Matomo web analytics. Click here (https://matamo.org/privacy/) to stop your visit from being tracked.

6. Rights of the affected persons

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can ask to be provided with information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a right to complain, the source of your data, if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their details;
  • pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, to demand the correction of incorrect or the completion of incomplete personal data stored by us immediately;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, except where the processing is required for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject their deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need this data to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims or you have objected to processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR to obtain your personal data provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another person responsible;
  • pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR to revoke your once granted consent at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and
  • according to Art. 77 GDPR to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our office.

7. Right to object

If your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or 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 you having to specify any particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to dataprivacy@britta-best.de.

8. Data security

We take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

9. Updating and changing this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid as of May 2018.

As a result of the further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current privacy policy can be accessed at any time on the website at https://britta-best.de/privacypolicy.