SEAMLESS SERVICE.

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.

Our History.

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 History.

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.

Partner
Bernd Pütter

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:

seit 1990

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

Contact Details:

E-Mail: puetter@witthuhnpartner.de

Fon: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 40

Fax: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 46

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Dietrich Graf von Bothmer

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:

seit 2000

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

Contact Details:

E-Mail: bothmer@witthuhnpartner.de

Fon: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 40

Fax: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 46

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Axel Frank Burger

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:

seit 2015

Witthuhn & Partner, Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer

2012 – 2015

Sedlatzek Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater

2004 – 2011

NPP Niethammer Posewang & Partner

1999 – 2002

KPMG Hamburg

1997 – 1999

Ebner, Stolz & Partner

1995 – 1997

KPMG Frankfurt/Main

Contact Details:

E-Mail: burger@witthuhnpartner.de

Fon: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 18

Fax: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 43

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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
  • Companies
  • Families
  • Partnerships, associations, foundations and cooperatives

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

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.

Practice areas.

  • Corporate law
  • Commercial law
  • Acquisition and disposal of companies and investments
  • Transformations
  • 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

  • Labor and social-security law in cooperation with Attorney Daniel R. Brügger more
TAX ADVICE

TAX ADVICE.

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.

Ansprechpartner: Axel Frank Burger RA StB

Companies.

  • Journal entries and ledger accounts
  • Deployment of DATEV Unternehmen online platform, bank account management
  • Cash accounting
  • Electronic interfaces
  • costing
  • 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
  • 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
All tax returns
Support in connection with the distribution of assets
Estate and gift tax planning

Cross-disciplinary advice.

  • 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.
    • Mergers
    • Change of legal organization form
    • Tracking of holding periods
Cross-border issues
  • 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
Voluntary disclosure
Estate administration

Contact person:
Bernd Pütter StB
Dietrich Graf von Bothmer StB WP

AUDITS

AUDITS.

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.

Practice areas.

  • 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

Mitarbeiter

Focus: YOU.

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.

Karriere

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.

contact

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: steuerberater@witthuhnpartner.de

Contact Address for Legal Advice
Fon: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 18
Fax: +49 (0)40 41 09 38 – 43
Mail: rechtsanwalt@witthuhnpartner.de

Partnership registered with the Hamburg Local Court under PR 233
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General Information pursuant to the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG) and the Providers’ Duty to Provide Information Ordinance (Dienstleistungs-Informationspflichten-Verordnung – DL-InfoV)

Provider

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: steuerberater@witthuhnpartner.de

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

Professional Regulations

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 bstbk.de/de/steuerberater/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.)

Other Information
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please e-mail them to: steuerberater@witthuhnpartner.de

Disclaimer:

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.

Current at: July 2017

Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is a high priority for Witthuhn & Partner Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer (hereinafter also referred to as “Witthuhn & Partner”, the “partnership”, “we” or “us”)

In accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Policy (hereinafter also referred to as the “GDPR”), we would like to inform you in this Privacy Policy about how we process your personal data when you visit our website at https://www.witthuhnpartner.de (hereinafter also referred to as the “website”).

1. Name and Contact Details of the Controller

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
Mail: steuerberater@witthuhnpartner.de
Mail: rechtsanwalt@witthuhnpartner.de

Witthuhn & Partner 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.

The following partners represent the partnership:

Herr Bernd Pütter, Tax Accountant
Herr Dietrich Graf von Bothmer, Tax Accountant and Auditor
Herr Axel Frank Burger, Attorney and Tax Accountant

2. Data Protection Officer

The partnership’s data protection officer is

Herr Thilo Noack
Shared-IT Professional GmbH & Co. KG
Saebytstr. 17a
24576 Bad Bramstedt
E-Mail: thilo.noack@sharedit-pro.de

3. Scope and Purpose of Processing of Personal Data

3.1 Visits to our Website

When you visit our website, data will be automatically sent by your Internet browser to our website’s server where it will be stored temporarily in a logfile. Until they are automatically erased, the following data are stored without any further action on your part:

  • IP address of your device

  • Date and time of your visit

  • Names and URLs of the pages that you accessed

  • Referrer URL (address of the page that linked to our website)

  • Browser and operating system of your device and the name of your access provider

Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR provides the legal basis for processing such data. The partnership has a legitimate interest in processing such data for the purpose of:

  • Quickly establishing a connection to the partnership’s website

  • Making its website user-friendly

  • Recognizing and safeguarding the security and stability of its systems and

  • Making it easier to manage and enhance the website

Processing is expressly not carried out for the purpose of acquiring personal information about visitors.

3.2 Contact Form

You can send us a message via the website contact page or simply use the contact information of a partner. In order to receive a response, you need to, at least, provide a valid e-mail address. Where you provide any other information, you do so voluntarily. When you click on the button to submit the contact form, this constitutes consent to the processing of the personal data that you provided. The data is processed solely for the purpose of processing and responding to your enquiry. This is done on the basis of voluntary consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. The personal data collected when you use the contact form will be erased as soon as your enquiry has been answered unless there are reasons for continuing to retain it (e.g. engagement of our professional services).

4. Transfer of Data

Personal data may be transferred to a third party if

  • the data subject has expressly consented to this pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR,

  • the transfer is necessary pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR to establish, exercise or defend legal claims and there is nothing to indicate that the data subject has a compelling legal interest in not having his or her data transferred,

  • the transfer is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation pursuant to Art. 6(1)(c) of the GDPR, and/or

  • this is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR.

Personal data will not be transferred to a third party in any other cases.

5. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are packets of data that are exchanged between the server of the partnership’s website and the visitor’s browser. These are stored on the device (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone etc.) which was used for visiting the website. Cookies do not cause any damage to the device used. In particular, they do not contain viruses or other malware. Information stored in the cookies relates to the specific device used. Under no circumstances can the partnership use them to directly ascertain the identity of a visitor to its website.

By default a browser is usually set to accept cookies. You can adjust your browser settings so as either to block cookies on the device used or to first display a special notification before installing a new cookie. However, we should point out that if you disable cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our website’s functionalities.

The purpose of using cookies is to make our website offerings easier and more convenient to use. Thus, for example, session cookies make it possible to determine whether a visitor has already viewed individual pages of the website. Session cookies are automatically erased when the visitor closes his or her browser.

Session cookies are used to make our website more user friendly. They are stored temporarily on the visitor’s device. When a visitor returns to our website, session cookies make it possible to automatically recognize the pages that the visitor has previously viewed, to remember information entered and settings made so that these do not have to be repeated.

Furthermore, cookies are used for statistical purposes to measure traffic to our site and so that we can improve our offerings. These cookies make it possible to automatically recognize a returning visitor. They are automatically erased after a fixed period.

The use of cookies for processing data for the above-mentioned purposes is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the partnership pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

Your Rights as a Data Subject

Where your personal data are processed when you visit our website, you are entitled as a “data subject” within the meaning of the GDPR to the following rights:

6.1 Your Right of Access to Personal Data

You have the right to request information from us on whether your personal data are being processed by us. However, no right of access to information exists where disclosing the information would result in a breach of § 57(1) of the Tax Accountancy Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz – StBerG) or where the information must for other reasons be kept confidential, in particular due to the overriding interests of a third party. By way of exception to the above, we are under a duty to provide the information in those cases where, in light of impending harm, your interests override the interest in maintaining confidentiality. Moreover, no right of access exists if data are only stored because the retention periods laid down by statute or corporate rules and regulations prevent their erasure or if the data are stored solely for the purpose of data security or data protection controls insofar as the provision of information would involve a disproportionate effort and processing for other purposes is excluded through appropriate technical and organizational measures. If the right to access information applies in your case and your personal data are processed by us, you may request the following information from us:

  • Purposes of the processing activities

  • Categories of your personal data that are processed

  • Recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries

  • Recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries

  • The existence of the right to request rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of the processing of your personal data or to object to such processing

  • The right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority

  • Where the personal data are not collected from you as the data subject, any available information as to their source

  • Where applicable, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such automated decision-making

  • Where data are transferred to recipients in third countries, unless the Commission has adopted a decision on the adequacy of the level of protection in the respective country pursuant to Art. 45(3) of the GDPR, information about appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46(2) of the GDPR regarding the protection of personal data.

6.2 Your Right to Rectification / Completion of Personal Data

If you determine that there are inaccuracies in the personal data that we have from you, you have the right to require us to rectify them without delay. If the data are incomplete, you may require us to complete them.

6.3 Your Right to Erasure

You have the right to require us to erase your data (“right to be forgotten”) unless processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, and one of the following reasons applies:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were processed.

  • Our sole basis for processing was your consent and you have withdrawn your consent.

  • You have objected to the processing of personal data belonging to you that we have made public.

  • You have objected to the processing of personal data belonging to you that were not made public by us and we do not have any overriding legitimate grounds for processing it.

  • Your data have been unlawfully processed.

  • Your personal data must be erased to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

No right to erasure exists where, in a case involving lawful unautomated processing, due to a special kind of storage, erasure would not be possible or would only be possible with a disproportionate effort and your interest in erasure is slight. In this case, a right to restrict processing takes the place of the right to erasure.

6.4 Your Right to Restrict Processing

You have the right to demand that we restrict processing where one of the following applies:

  • You dispute the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, you may require the restriction during the period that we need to verify the accuracy of the data.

  • Your personal data have been unlawfully processed and you request restriction of the use of such data instead of erasure.

  • We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need the personal data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

  • You have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) of the GDPR. The restriction on processing will remain in place pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override yours.

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, such personal data may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. We are under a duty to notify you before lifting the restriction.

6.5 Your Right to Data Portability

You have a right to data portability where our lawful basis for processing the personal data is consent (Art. 6(1)(a) or Art. 9(2)(a) of the GDPR) or necessity for the performance of our contract with you and the processing is carried out by automated means. The right to data portability in this case includes the following rights insofar as this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others: You have a right to receive the personal data you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from us. Where technically feasible, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from us to another controller.

6.6 Your Right to Object to Processing

Where processing is based on Art. 6(1)(e) of the GDPR (performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR (legitimate interests of the controller or a third party), you are entitled to object, at any time, to the processing of any personal data relating to your particular situation. This also applies as regards profiling based on Art. 6(1)(e) or Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Where you exercise your right to object, we will then cease to process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for such processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or such processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

You may, at any time, object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. This applies accordingly to any profiling related to such direct marketing activities. If you revoke your consent, we will cease to use your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

To withdraw your consent, please simply contact us by telephone, e-mail, fax or post at the postal address for the partnership shown at the beginning of this Privacy Policy.

6.7 Your Right to Withdraw Consent

You may, at any time, revoke your consent with effect for the future. You may withdraw your consent at any time simply by contacting us by telephone, e-mail, fax or post at the postal address for the partnership shown at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. The withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal. After the receipt of your withdrawal of consent, data processing that is based entirely on your consent will cease.

6.8 Complaints

If you believe that your data is being processed in breach of the law, you may lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in your country of residence, place of work or the country in which an alleged infringement of data protection law has occurred.

7. Validity and Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is valid as of the date specified below. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time to improve data protection and/or to adapt it to regulatory or judicial requirements.

Current at: May 2018