Welcome to the website of Witthuhn & Partner. Located in Hamburg, Germany, our firm offers clients tax advice, legal counsel and auditing services from a single source – and we’ve been doing that since 1935. So, why not take advantage of our decades of experience, bundled expertise and a focused approach to the needs of our clients.
A Tradition of Moving Forward.
Tradition is fine and good. But what’s even more important is a future-driven perspective. After all, that’s what it takes to react to changes in tax law and the overall legal environment quickly and flexibly. You can count on us for the experience and expertise you need to navigate the pitfalls of doing business in today’s complex fiscal and legal environment. And, last but far from least, you’ll appreciate our understated Northern German approach and exceptionally qualified staff.
We know how important personal service is. And that’s why we make a point of being available to our clients whenever they need us – with an array of services that covers everything from tax and legal issues to accounting, auditing and investment advice. Sound interesting? If so, why not take the time to find out more about our services? Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information you might like – without any obligation, of course. Whether you represent a major company or are a sole proprietor or private individual, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Our roots date back to the legal practice started by attorney Joseph Frauendorfer in 1935 on Neuer Wall in downtown Hamburg before the practice relocated to Eppendorf after the war. In 1950, the founder was joined by Dr. Rudolf Hoyer, a tax specialist. Attorney Asko Witthuhn, whose name the firm bears to this day, entered the firm in 1971 and remained a partner until 2013.
As the firm continued to expand, Andreas Wiechmann, whose specialty is labor law, then came on board and was followed by attorneys Christian Wolfgang Claussen and Dr. Klaus Andreas Nagel and tax accountant Bernd Pütter in the year 1990. The latter laid the foundation for our “tax” practice.
In the year 2000, Dietrich Graf von Bothmer, a dual-credentialed tax account and auditor, added yet another advisory service to give the firm its current practice profile. The year 2001 saw the addition of attorneys Christina Monticelli and Astrid Zielke, and the firm became a partnership in the same year.
When Axel Frank Burger, a dual-credentialed attorney and tax accountant, joined the partnership in 2015, the firms adopted its present name:
Witthuhn & Partner
Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer
Today, Witthuhn & Partner continues to offer cross-disciplinary tax compliance and legal consulting services as well as accounting, auditing and investment advice.
Bernd Pütter TAx ACCOUNTANCY
Tax Accountant, Partner
Bernd Pütter, a credentialed tax accountant, advises private individuals, independent contractors, partnerships and companies on all aspects of tax compliance. Whenever necessary, he can also rely on the support of the firm’s associate tax accountants, the other partners and notaries as well as law firms with which he regularly collaborates. Bernd attaches special importance to the alignment of his clients’ personal interests with the possibilities offered by tax law. His primary areas of specialization include advice to individuals and families when it comes to the distribution of assets, estate planning and the creation of family trusts
He is also regularly consulted by clients – professionals, independent contractors and companies – in the start-up phase of their activities and provides advice in connection with the acquisition, disposal or transformation of operating activities. His everyday activities include ongoing advice and assistance in the area of compliance with fiscal and legal requirements, which can involve everything from payroll accounting and bookkeeping to preparation of annual financial statements and tax returns.
Major Career Stations:
Dr. Hoyer & Partner, jetzt Witthuhn & Partner, Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer
|1983 – 1989||
Susat & Partner OHG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
|1979 – 1983||
Business administration studies, University of Hamburg
|1977 – 1979||
Training as tax clerk, Somann & Scheller Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer
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Dietrich Graf von Bothmer tax ACCOUNTANCY, AUDITING
Tax Accountant, Auditor, Partner
For Dietrich Graf von Bothmer, personal relationships with clients and the members of his team are a high priority. His clients include undertakings with all corporate forms – for the most part owner-operated and often internationally active. He advises small businesses, professionals and private individuals in connection with tax compliance and structuring issues.
Dietrich’s activities include ongoing advice and support in the area of financial and payroll accounting, preparation of financial statements and tax returns, fiscal representation of foreign operations and private individuals located in other countries as well as tax advice and consultation in connection with start-ups, transformations, disposals or liquidations.
Major Career Stations:
Witthuhn & Partner, Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer
|1983 – 2000||
Ernst & Young AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Partner
|1979 – 1983||
Business administration studies, University of Hamburg
|1978 – 1979||
Customer account manager, Vereins- und Westbank AG
|1976 – 1978||
Training as bank clerk, Vereins- und Westbank AG
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Axel Frank Burger LEGAL ADVICE
Tax Accountant, Tax Attorney, Partner
Axel Frank Burger, a dual-credentialed tax attorney and tax accountant, has been advising his clients on legal and fiscal matters and areas where the two overlap for over 20 years. He regularly deals with issues involving corporate and commercial law and contract design, the entire spectrum of activities related to estate planning and asset gifting as well as acquisitions and disposals of companies and business operations, holdings in companies and real estate.
Axel is thoroughly committed to finding the best possible solutions to his clients’ needs. His goal is to find solutions that are not only legally and economically viable, but are also at the same time aligned with the policies and declared mission of the client’s organization. Axel also represents his clients before the civil and fiscal courts. His clients benefit from his in-depth experience in tax litigation and criminal and white collar defense.
Major Career Stations:
Witthuhn & Partner, Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer
|2012 – 2015||
Sedlatzek Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater
|2004 – 2011||
NPP Niethammer Posewang & Partner
|1999 – 2002||
|1997 – 1999||
Ebner, Stolz & Partner
|1995 – 1997||
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What you can expect.
Witthuhn & Partner – experienced and professional tax accountants, public auditors and attorneys with a strong commitment to their work. We are a highly qualified team of about 20 persons, who cooperate across disciplines in order to be able to provide you with the best possible advice and support in tax, legal, accounting and auditing issues.
Expert advice. From a single source. At the highest level.
Every task entrusted to us receives the same careful attention, regardless of the “size” of our client. Witthuhn & Partner provides services for:
- Individuals with regard to their personal or business affairs as well as in those cases where they are serving as a member of a management or supervisory board
- Partnerships, associations, foundations
You will find an overview of our legal services here
You will find an overview of our tax services here
You will find an overview of our audit services here
LEGAL ADVICE.We offer our clients the benefit of exceptional experience and expertise in our chosen practice areas and contract design. You can also count on us to represent you in court or otherwise.
- Corporate law
- Commercial law
- Acquisition and disposal of companies and investments
- Estate and succession planning
- Inheritance law
- Real estate law, commercial leases
- General civil law
- Tax litigation
- Criminal tax law
- Traffic law
Contact person: Axel Frank Burger RA StB
With our strong cross-disciplinary resources, we offer private individuals, companies and their shareholders and management, small businesses and professionals complete service and support when it comes to tax compliance. Of course, we can also represent your interests in dealings with the authorities and other institutions – in person and through our electronic DATEV interfaces.
- Journal entries and ledger accounts
- Deployment of DATEV Unternehmen online platform, bank account management
- Cash accounting
- Electronic interfaces
- assets accounting
- Advance VAT returns, summary declarations
- Individual evaluations, e.g.
- Short-term income accounting
- Executive summaries
- Time series representation
- Trial balances
- Reports to employers’ liability insurance and other institutions
- Preparation of payroll accounting
- Use of „Arbeitnehmer online“ / „Digitale Personalakte“
- Payroll tax returns
- Social security returns
- Maintenance of payroll accounts
- Yearly reports
- Reports to employers’ liability insurance and other institutions
- Personnel reports
- Advice in connection with financing
- Cost center performance, cost accounting
- Business forecasts
- Commercial law, tax law, IFRS
- Group reporting
- English-language reports
- Disclosure / submission to the electronic Federal Gazette, electronic financial statements
- Statistical reports
Business tax declarations
Support in the case of tax audits
- Ongoing review of current legal structure of undertakings as a function of changes in tax law
Private individuals and families.
- Income tax planning
- Advice and support in connection with the acquisition and disposal of real estate
- Structural planning of family tax burden
- Use of „DATEV Meine Steuern“ as digital platform
Support in connection with the distribution of assets
Estate and gift tax planning
- Tax advice and support for companies and persons located abroad and representation in Germany
- Support in connection with the choice of the optimum legal organization/structure based on tax considerations
- Design of articles of association (tax aspects)
- Company and investment appraisals
- Transformations, etc.
- Change of legal organization form
- Tracking of holding periods
- Appraisals of real estate holdings and investments for tax purposes
- Advice and support in the case of actual and planned changes in tax law
- in dealings with the tax administration and other authorities
- in dealings with institutions
- in applications for letter rulings
- in the case of extrajudicial appeals
- before the fiscal courts
Contact person: Bernd Pütter StB Dietrich Graf von Bothmer StB WP
Our mainstay activities include financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements for our corporate clients. Since we are not permitted to audit financial statements that we prepared ourselves, we do not offer our clients conventional audits of financial statements. However, when statutory or voluntary audits are required, we can refer our clients to our cooperation partners. Of course, our clients can count on our cooperation partners for the same experience, efficiency and professional expertise they have come to expect from us.
- Financial and tax due diligence for SMEs or business units
- Advisory services in connection with acquisitions
- Business forecasts
- Appraisals in connection with transformations / contributions in kind
Contact person: Dietrich Graf von Bothmer StB WP
Our goal is to establish long-term relationships with our clients. That’s why we offer our clients single-source service. And that also explains why we attach so much importance to flat hierarchies, a pleasant working environment and relationships based on a spirit of constructive cooperation and trust between our staff, our associates and our partners.
The heart of our firm: Our people.
The commitment, experience and expertise of our employees are important prerequisites for the continued success and growth of our firm.
All of our employees – from apprentices to tax accountants – contribute to our success, and many of them have been with us for years and have earned the complete confidence of our partners. The opportunity to assume personal responsibility and interdisciplinary cooperation are part of our everyday work.
We value personal relationships and open communication. After all, we want each and every employee to be able to develop his or her full potential, which is reflected in the importance we attach to professional training and development.
YOUR Career with Witthuhn & partner.
Looking for an opportunity to use your skills and further your career? If you think your career goals align with our firm, our work and our team, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Bernd Pütter.
Successful applicants will have completed their professional training or qualify for training with Witthuhn & Partner. You can look forward to working in an environment that will give you a good opportunity to pursue your career goals and hone your professional skills.
We especially invite applications from:
- Steuerfachangestellten (m/w)
- Steuerfachwirten (m/w)
- Rechtsreferendaren (m/w)
We are looking forward to receiving your application.Data protection information for applicants
You will find us at: WITTHUHN & PARTNER Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer Falkenried Quartier Strassenbahnring 15 D – 20251 Hamburg
PO Box 201165 D – 20201 Hamburg
Nearest car park: Parkhaus Falkenried, Street access from Lehmweg 7
Contact Address for Tax Accountancy & Audit Fon: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 40 Fax: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 46 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address for Legal Advice Fon: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 18 Fax: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 43 Mail: email@example.com
Partnership registered with the Hamburg Local Court under PR 233 Site notice
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Witthuhn & Partner Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer
The partnership is a professional partnership within the meaning of the Professional Partnerships Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz – PartGG) and registered in the register of professional partnerships of the Hamburg Local Court under the number PR 233. The partnership’s registered office is located in Hamburg.
Its business premises are located in the Falkenried Quartier in Hamburg.The partnership’s address is:
Strassenbahnring 15, D – 20251 Hamburg
Fon: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 40 Fax: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 46 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following partners represent the partnership: Bernd Pütter, Tax Accountant Dietrich Graf von Bothmer, Tax Accountant and Auditor Axel Frank Burger, Attorney and Tax Accountant
Each partner may represent clients in- and out-of-court on his own.
The partnership and the partners have professional liability insurance in the amount of €4 million from
HDI Versicherung AG HDI-Platz 1, 30659 Hannover www.hdi.de
The territorial scope of the partnership’s insurance cover includes, at a minimum, services in the member states of the European Union and meets, at a minimum, the requirements of
- § 51 of the Federal Regulations for Lawyers (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung – BRAO)
- § 67 of the Tax Accountancy Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz – StBerG) in conjunction with §§ 51 et seq. of the Implementing Regulation on the Provisions Governing Tax Accountants, Tax Agents and Tax Accountancy Firms (Verordnung zur Durchführung der Vorschriften über Steuerberater, Steuerbevollmächtigte und Steuerberatungsgesellschaften – DVStB)
- § 54 of the Public Auditors Regulations (Wirtschaftsprüferordnung – WPO) in conjunction with the Regulations on the Professional Indemnity Insurance of Public Auditors and Certified Accountants (Verordnung über die Berufshaftpflichtversicherung der Wirtschaftsprüfer und vereidigten Buchprüfer; Wirtschaftsprüfer-Berufshaftpflichtversicherungsverordnung – WPBHV)
The partnership’s VAT identification number (VATIN) pursuant to § 27a of the VAT Act (Umsatzsteuergesetz – UStG) is: DE213614181
a. Attorneys The partnership’s attorneys are admitted to practice in the Federal Republic of Germany. They are members of the Hamburg bar association.
The rules of professional conduct for lawyers can be found on the association’s website (www.brak.de) under the heading “Berufsrecht” at brak.de/fuer-anwaelte/berufsrecht (Only available in German.)
b. Tax Accountants The relevant members of the partnership were awarded the professional title “tax accountant” on the basis of a special German licensing procedure after passing the necessary examinations.
The responsible association is the Hamburg tax accountants’ association.
The rules of professional conduct for accountants can be found on the association’s website (www.bstbk.de) under the heading “Der Steuerberater/Berufsrecht” at https://www.bstbk.de/de/themen/berufsrecht. (Only available in German.)
c. Public Auditors The relevant members of the partnership were awarded the professional title “public auditor” on the basis of a special German licensing procedure after passing the necessary examinations.
The responsible association is the Berlin public auditors’ association.
The rules of professional conduct for public auditors can be found on the association’s website (wpk.de) under the heading “Mitglieder/Rechtsvorschriften-Beruf” at wpk.de/wpk/rechtsvorschriften/#c655 (Only available in German.)
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All care has been taken in the preparation of the content of this website, which is to the best of our knowledge accurate. Nonetheless, the content serves only to provide general information and is no substitute for professional advice. In particular, it does not constitute legal, tax or business advice. We accept no liability for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information provided here. In particular, we accept no liability for loss or damage arising from actions taken on the basis of the information provided.
Our site contains links to the websites of third parties over whose content we have no influence. As a result, we are unable to accept any responsibility for the content of these external websites. The parties responsible for the content of linked websites are always the relevant service providers or operators.
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DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION
Witthuhn & Partner Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer (hereinafter also referred to as “Witthuhn & Partner”, “partnership”, “we” or “us”) attaches high importance to the protection of your personal data. In accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), we would like to inform you about the processing of your personal data in the context of the use of the website (hereinafter referred to as the “website”) accessible at https://www.witthuhnpartner.de with this data protection notice.
Witthuhn & Partner
Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer
Strassenbahnring 15, D – 20251 Hamburg
Fon: +49 (0) 40 41 09 38 – 40
Fax: +49 (0) 40 41 09 38 – 46
Witthuhn & Partner is a partnership company within the meaning of the German Partnership Act (PartGG), registered in the Partnership Register of the Hamburg Local Court under number PR 233. The registered office of the company is Hamburg.
The partnership is represented by the following persons:
Bernd Pütter, Tax Consultant
Dietrich Graf von Bothmer, Tax Consultant Certified Public Accountant
Axel Frank Burger, Lawyer Tax Consultant
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Security and protection of your personal data
We consider it our primary responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of the personal information you provide to us and to protect it from unauthorised access.
As a company under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the regulations of the new Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu). We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection are observed both by us and by our external service providers.
The legislator requires that personal data is processed in a lawful manner, in good faith and in a way that is comprehensible to the data subject (“lawfulness, processing in good faith, transparency”). To ensure this, we inform you about the individual legal definitions which are also used in this data protection information:
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Restriction of processing
“Restriction of processing” means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
“Profiling” means any automated processing of personal data which consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location.
“Pseudonymisation” means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“File system” means any structured collection of personal data accessible according to specified criteria, whether such collection is maintained in a centralised, decentralised or functional or geographical manner.
“Responsible” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for by Union or Member State law
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the Responsible.
“‘Recipient’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients and the processing of such data by those authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules, in accordance with the purposes of the processing.
“Third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body, other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
“Consent” of the data subject means any freely given specific, informed and unambiguous indication of his or her wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to personal data relating to him or her being processed.
Lawfulness of the processing
The processing of personal data is only lawful if there is a legal basis for the processing. The legal basis for the processing may be in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 p.1.
lit. a – f GDPR in particular:
- The data subject has given consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for one or more specific purposes;
- the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the data subject’s request;
- the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
- the processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
- the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
- the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the controller or of a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
Information on the collection of personal data from this website
In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using and visiting our website. In the case of mere informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security:
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (concrete page)
- Access Status/HTTP Status Code
- Data volume transferred in each case
- Website from which the request comes
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software.
After a technical evaluation, this data is deleted immediately. In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR, this data collection serves to protect our legitimate interests in the correct presentation of our website offering, which outweigh our interests in the context of a balancing of interests, as well as compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation in terms of security and confidentiality.
Visitors can send messages to the firm via the contact page of the website or the contact details of the partners. In order to receive a reply, at least a valid e-mail address is required. All other information can be provided voluntarily by the person making the request. By sending the message via the contact form, the visitor consents to the processing of the transmitted personal data. The data is processed exclusively for the purpose of handling and answering enquiries via the contact form. This is done on the basis of the voluntarily given consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. The personal data collected for the use of the contact form will be deleted as soon as the enquiry has been dealt with and there are no reasons for further storage (e.g. subsequent commissioning of our law firm).
Use of Google Maps
We use Google Maps on our website to display our location and to create directions. This is a service provided by Google LLC, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
The provider has signed the standard contractual clauses of the prevailing EU data protection requirements.(https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/publications/standard-contractual-clauses-controllers-and-processors).
If you call up the Google Maps component integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your end device via your internet browser. In order to display our location and create directions, your user settings and data are processed. We cannot exclude the possibility that Google uses servers in the USA.
The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimising the functionality of our website.
The connection to Google established in this way enables Google to determine which website your request was sent from and to which IP address the directions should be sent.
In addition, Google offers at
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To protect your rights and personal data, we have provided Google Maps with a so-called two-click solution that only transmits data to Google after you have explicitly activated the map function.
Passing on data
Personal data is transferred to third parties when
- the data subject has expressly consented to this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1lit. a) GDPR,
- the disclosure is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that the data subject has an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of his/her data,
- there is a legal obligation for the data transfer according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c) GDPR, and/or
- this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with the data subject in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.
In other cases, personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.
Rights of the data subject
(1) Revocation of consent
If the processing of personal data is based on consent given, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
You can contact us at any time to exercise your right of withdrawal.
(2) Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from the controller as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. You can request confirmation at any time using the contact details above.
(3) Right to information
If personal data are processed, you can request information about these personal data and about the following information at any time:
a. the purposes of processing;
b. the categories of personal data that are processed;
c. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations;
d. if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
e. the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
f. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
g. if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information on the origin of the data;
h. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
i. If personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, you have the right to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR in relation to the transfer.
j. We will provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. For any additional copies you request, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. If you make the request electronically, the information must be provided in a commonly used electronic format unless it states otherwise. The right to receive a copy under paragraph (3) of this privacy notice must not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
(4) Right to rectification
You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal data relating to you without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
(5) Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
You have the right to request the controller to delete personal data concerning you without delay and we are obliged to delete personal data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:
a. The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
b. The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
c. The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
d. The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
e. The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
f. The personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged to erase it pursuant to Article 17(1), it shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, having regard to the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform data controllers which process the personal data that a data subject has requested that they erase all links to, or copies or replications of, that personal data.
The right to erasure within the meaning of Art. 17 (GDPR) does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary:
-to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
-for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
-for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Article 9(2)(h) and (i) and Article 9(3) of the GDPR;
-for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, where the right referred to in Article 17(1) of the GDPR is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing, or
-for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
(6) Right to restrict processing
You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions is met:
a. the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
b. the processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses the erasure of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data;
c. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims; or
d. the data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR, as long as it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
Where processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, such personal data shall be processed, apart from being stored, only with the consent of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of substantial public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
To exercise the right to restrict processing, the data subject may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above.
(7) data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that:
a. the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and
b. the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures.
When exercising the right to data portability in accordance with paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one controller to another controller where this is technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability is without prejudice to the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”). This right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
(8) Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1), unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
You can exercise the right to object at any time by contacting the respective responsible person.
(9) Right to complain to a supervisory authority
They shall also have the right, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to them infringes this Regulation.
(10) Right to an effective judicial remedy
Without prejudice to any available administrative or non-judicial remedy, including the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, they shall have the right to an effective judicial remedy if they consider that their rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of the processing of their personal data not in compliance with this Regulation.
Our offer is basically aimed at adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.
Data protection information for applicants
We are pleased that you are interested in us and are applying or have applied for a position in our company. We would like to provide you below with information on the processing of your personal data in connection with the application.
Which of your data do we process? And for what purposes?
We process the data you have sent us in connection with your application in order to assess your suitability for the position (or other open positions in our company, if applicable) and to carry out the application process.
On what legal basis is that based?
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in this application procedure is primarily Section 26 BDSG in the version applicable from 25.05.2018. According to this, the processing of data required in connection with the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship is permissible.
Should the data be required for legal prosecution after the application process has been completed, data processing may be carried out on the basis of the requirements of Art. 6 GDPR, in particular in order to safeguard legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our interest then consists in the assertion or defence of claims.
How long will the data be stored?
Data of applicants will be deleted after 6 months in case of rejection.
In the event that you have agreed to further storage of your personal data, we will transfer your data to our applicant pool. There, the data will be deleted after two years.
If you have been awarded a position during the application process, the data from the applicant data system will be transferred to our personnel information system.
To which recipients is the data passed on?
Your application data will be reviewed by the responsible partner after receipt of your application. Suitable applications are then forwarded internally and the further procedure is then coordinated. In principle, only those persons in the company have access to your data who need this for the proper course of our application procedure.
Where is the data processed?
The data is processed exclusively in data centres in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Your rights as a “data subject“
You have the right to obtain information about the personal data we process about you.
In the case of a request for information that is not made in writing, we ask for your understanding that we may then require evidence from you to prove that you are the person you claim to be.
Furthermore, you have a right to rectification or erasure or to restriction of processing, insofar as you are entitled to this by law.
Furthermore, you have a right to object to processing within the framework of the legal requirements. The same applies to a right to data portability.
Right of appeal
You have the right to complain about our processing of personal data to a data protection supervisory authority.
If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.
Status October 2021