Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law takes the protection of personal data very seriously and observes the applicable data protection regulations. Personal data means any information relating to an identifiable natural person (e.g. name, e-mail address, IP address).

With this data privacy policy we inform you about the processing of your personal data when visiting our homepage www.pwwl.de.

1. Name and address of the person in charge of data processing

Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten (below: „PWWL“), Berliner Freiheit 2, 10785 Berlin, Deutschland

E   dpo@pwwl.de
T   +49 (0) 30 20 62 95 3-0

2. Joint Controllers

Within the context of the PWWL Academy’s events PWWL and Pusch Wahlig Ventures GmbH, Berliner Freiheit 2, 10785 Berlin act as joint controllers according to Art. 26 GDPR. PWWL and Pusch Wahlig Ventures GmbH have agreed that PWWL is responsible for the obligations to exercise the rights of the data subject as well as for providing the information referred to in Art. 13 and 14 GDPR.

3. Contact data of our internal Data Protection Officer

Our internal Data Protection Officer and can be reached at the above-mentioned address respectively via e-mail: dpo@pwwl.de.

4. Categories of personal data, purposes and legal basis for processing

When you visit our website www.pwwl.de the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored for 14 days

  • 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),
  • The browser used and if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

In addition we also receive data indirectly from you, for example when you fill out the contact form, register for our newsletter or publish a comment in our blog. These data are stored for 4 weeks or as long as your comment can be viewed online. These contain the following data:

  • Your email address,
  • Your name, telephone and fax numbers if you provide them to us
  • And any other data you provide to us when filling out the contact form on our website or publish a comment.

Your e-mail address is the only mandatory information. The provision of further data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally or to publish a comment under the name you have provided.

Further information about the newsletter can be found under point 6 of this data protection policy, about the blog under point 7.

In addition, we use analysis services when visiting our website. However, we never use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person. You will find more detailed explanations on the use of the analysis service under point 8 of this data protection declaration.

The data mentioned will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Processing your enquiry or sending you requested information,
  • Ensure a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensure a comfortable use of our website,
  • Analysis of user behaviour,
  • Evaluation of system safety and stability as well as
  • For other administrative purposes.

Legal basis for the data processing are Article 6 (1) 1 a), b), f) GDPR. In case of Article 6 (1) 1 f) GDPR our legitimate interest lies in improving the functions of our website and our offer to you.

5. Use of personal data in surveys

We receive data from you when you participate in a PWWL survey. This data is stored for the period of evaluation and analysis. The following data will be processed:

  • Your e-mail address and name,
  • the name of your company,
  • as well as any other information you provide us with when you fill out the survey form on our website.

6. Third parties

Our hosting provider is located in Germany. A processing agreement is in place according to which the processing of the personal data listed above is restricted to our instructions.

If you chose to participate in the PWWL Academy, the data you have provided for the registration for an event as well as all data necessary for the accounting will be exchanged with the organiser, Pusch Wahlig Ventures GmbH.

7. Newsletter

You can withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can withdraw your consent and unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter e-mail or by sending an e-mail to marketing@pwwl.de.

8. Blog

If you want to comment on a post, you need to enter your email address and a name. Visitors to our blog can see your comment, the name you provided, and the time of your comment.

We need your email address in order to contact you and to prevent possible misuse. We will store your email address for as long as your comment can be viewed online.

9. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Cookies are used to store information that is generated in connection with the specific end device used. This does not mean that we will immediately become aware of your identity.

We use cookies in order to record the use of our website statistically and to continuously optimise our website and our offer to you.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before new cookies are created. If you disable cookies completely, you may not be able to use all the features of your website.

The analysis tool listed below and used by us is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) 1 f) GDPR. By using the analysis tool we want to ensure that our website is customized and continuously optimized. These interests are to be considered as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analytics service provided by Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, California 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as „Google“). Responsible for data processing of persons living outside the USA is Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyse how users use the website. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to process your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

Google will use the information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and prevent Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser add-on available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data following this link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected in the future when you visit this site. The opt-out cookie applies only to this browser and website and is placed on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will need to set the opt-out cookie again.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to improve it regularly. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our services and make them more interesting for you as a user.

Legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.

Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de. For more information about privacy in connection with Google Analytics see the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

10. Google Maps

On our website we use the offer of Google Maps. This ensures us to display an interactive map directly on the website and allows you to use the map function conveniently.

By visiting our website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition the data mentioned under point 5 of this declaration will be transmitted. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and / or needs-based design of its website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google can be found in Google´s privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

11. Google reCAPTCHA

In order to ensure sufficient data security during the transmission of forms we use reCAPTCHA of Google Inc. in certain cases. This serves above all to differentiate whether the input is made by a natural person or whether it is misused by mechanical and automated processing. The service includes sending IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this the deviating data protection regulations of Google apply. For further information about Google´s privacy policy, please visit https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy.

12. Links to other websites

If we provide links to websites of other organizations, this privacy policy does not apply to the processing of personal data by that organization. We therefore recommend that you read the privacy notices on the other websites you visit.

13. Information about your rights as a data subject

  • Pursuant to Article 15 GDPR you have the right to obtain information on the personal data that is processed;
  • Pursuant to Article 16 GDPR you can request rectification should the processed data be incorrect or incomplete;
  • Pursuant to Article 17 GDPR you have a right to erasure. The right to erasure does not apply if processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • Pursuant to Article 18 GDPR you have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to have it erased and we no longer need the data, while you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR you also have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. For this you can, for example, contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or our office.

14. Right to object

In case we base the data processing on point (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data under the conditions provided in Article 21 GDPR, on grounds relating to your particular situation or if you object to processing for direct marketing purposes. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to make use of your right of objection, an e-mail to dpo@pwwl.de is sufficient.

15. Data security

While visiting our website we use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Generally this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

16. Timeliness and amendment of this data protection declaration

This data privacy policy is currently valid and was last updated May 2019.

Due to the further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements it may become necessary to change this privacy policy. You can call up the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at https://pwwl.de/en/privacy-policy/.