PRIVACY STATEMENT

This privacy statement (this"Privacy Statement"explains how personal information is collected, processed and transmitted by MSW GmbH (hereinafter referred to as weThis Privacy Policy applies to visitors and users (each, youof websites and other online services of MSW GmbH (each, a Websiteand collectively, our WebsitesBy visiting or using our Websites, you consent, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to our collection and processing of information about you in accordance with this Privacy Policy, even though consent may not be required for all of the elements provided for in this Privacy Policy. For certain types of information or for certain types of processing, we may provide you with choices or ask for your further consent as to what information we may collect and how we may process it.

SHORT OVERVIEW

Information we collect We may collect your information in connection with your registration, use or requests on or through our websites linked to this Privacy Policy.
How we use your information We may use your information to provide services, respond to and comply with your requests, operate and market our websites, comply with applicable law, and in any other manner permitted under applicable law.
Security of your information We maintain commercially reasonable technical, administrative and physical safeguards designed to protect your information.
Cookies and other tracking technologies We may use cookies and similar technologies to help us deliver our websites, provide you with a more personalised user experience and market products and services to you.
Your choices You may choose to opt-out of receiving promotional communications, change your preferences regarding receiving communications, update your location notification preferences, and/or opt-out of sharing certain information with third parties.
Accessing and correcting your information We provide you with the opportunity to access, correct and update your information.
International Transmissions We may transfer your information outside your home country. To protect your information, all such international transfers will be made in accordance with applicable law.
Links to other websites Our websites may contain links to other websites or services that are not owned or controlled by MSW GmbH.
Changes to this privacy policy You will be notified of any material changes to this Privacy Policy via a post on our websites or in any other manner required by applicable law.
Contact If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

I. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal Information.
Personal Information. When you visit our websites, we may collect the following categories of personal information ("Personal Information") that you provide to us: Name; email address; postal address; telephone number (including your mobile number).

We do not actively collect personal information that is considered sensitive personal information, such as health-related information.

Device Information.
When you visit our websites or communicate with us (such as by email), some information is automatically collected from devices (e.g., mobile phone, computer, laptop, tablet) you use to visit or use our websites, such as, but not limited to, operating system information, retrieval times, browser information (e.g., type, language, and history), settings, and other data about your device that we use to provide the Services or in any other manner as described in this Privacy Policy ("Device Information"). We also collect information about your usage and activity on our websites by using certain technologies, such as cookies, web beacons and other technologies.

Location Information.
When you use our website, we may receive your generic location (such as city or neighbourhood) or, with your consent, precise geographic location data from your mobile device when the App is active and when it is not active.

Our websites are for persons 16 years of age and older. Therefore, MSW GmbH does not knowingly collect personal information about children under the age of 16. If you learn that your child has provided us with his or her information without your consent and he or she is under the age of 16, please notify us at datenschutzbeauftragter@mswberlin.de or write to us as described in Section XI below so that we can remove the information from our systems.

II. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We may use your information for the following purposes (Purposes): to provide you with the services, products and features offered on our websites.

Applicant Information.
For the purposes of the application process, applicants give us separate consent to use their personal information. Once the application process is complete, your data will be deleted.

If you do not provide us with certain information, we may not be able to fulfil the intended purpose of collecting the data, such as responding to your enquiries or providing you with our websites.

Combined information.
We may combine your personal information with device information and location information (as necessary with your consent). When we combine personal information, device information and location information in this way, we treat it as your information and take all the protections provided in this Privacy Policy for your information.

Electronic Communications.
Consistent with the purposes above, we may communicate with you via electronic messages, such as email, to provide you with, for example, information about our services, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administration messages.

Our role as data controllers and data processors.
Generally, we act as data controllers for the processing of your information.

Retention.
We will retain your information for the period of time necessary to achieve the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy and to comply with applicable law and internal company policies.

Deletion.
We will promptly delete personal data that we are no longer permitted to retain after 25 May 2018.
In the event of a revocation of the collection of personal data, we will delete your data immediately. Upon request, we will send you a deletion notice.

III. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

MSW GmbH takes commercially reasonable technical, administrative and physical security measures to protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and deletion.

Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of your personal data or other information that may be required will always be secure or that unauthorised third parties will never be able to circumvent the security measures taken. Except to the extent that liability cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law, we do not accept any liability or responsibility for disclosure of your information due to faulty transmissions, unauthorised access by third parties or for any other reason beyond our control. You play an important role in the security of your information. You should not share your username, password or other security information with anyone. If we receive instructions using your username and password, we will assume that you have authorised these instructions. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you believe that the security of an account you may have with us has been compromised), please contact us immediately as indicated in the Contact Us section below.

IV. COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

We collect information about your use and activity on our websites by using certain technologies, such as cookies and other technologies. The use of these technologies by third parties is governed by their own privacy policies and is not covered by this Privacy Policy unless otherwise provided by law.

V. YOUR CHOICES

Email. If you do not wish to receive e-mails from MSW GmbH, you may click on the "unsubscribe" link in the e-mail to opt out of this form of communication. Please note that even if you choose to unsubscribe from email communications from any or all of our websites, we may still need to send you messages related to services.

VI. ACCESS AND CORRECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

If you have established an online account with us and wish to update the information you have provided to us, you may access your account to view your information and make changes or corrections. You may also contact us as indicated in the Contact Us section below.

VII. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

Information about you may be transferred to or accessed by companies around the world as explained in this Privacy Policy. Some of these companies may be located in countries that do not provide an equivalent level of data protection to that in your home country. When you use our websites and provide us with information about yourself, you consent to the international transfer of information about you to the above parties.

VIII. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our websites may contain links to other websites or services that are not owned or controlled by MSW GmbH, including, but not limited to, links to websites of service providers and partners. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by our websites. We have no control over these third party websites, and your use of third party websites and features is subject to the privacy statements posted on their websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy or business practices of any third party websites linked to our websites. Your use of any third party websites linked to our websites is at your own risk. Therefore, we encourage you to read the privacy statements of linked third-party websites when you leave one of our websites.

IX. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Except as restricted by applicable law, we reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our information practices by posting a notice of the update in an easily identifiable location on our websites and, where required, obtaining your consent. Updates will be effective immediately upon posting of the updates to this Privacy Policy or, if required, with your consent and will apply to all information collected about you. You agree to review this Privacy Policy on a regular basis. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will change the date indicated above under "Last Updated". You are free to accept or not accept any amended version of this Privacy Policy, but your acceptance of this Privacy Policy as amended is required in order for you to continue to use our websites. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or any amended version of this Privacy Policy, your sole remedy is to stop using our websites. 

If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy that materially affect previously collected information about you, we will obtain your express consent before doing so.

X. CONTACT

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or information we have collected about you, please contact us by e-mail at datenschutzbeauftragter@mswberlin.de or by mail at: datenschutzbeauftragter@mswberlin.de oder per Post an:

MSW GmbH
Auditing company
Tax Consultancy
Straße des 17. Juni 106-108
10623 Berlin

XI. NOTICES TO RESIDENTS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS

Residents of the European Union and the United Kingdom.
If you are a resident of the European Union ("EU") or the United Kingdom ("UK"), you may have certain additional rights as set out below. For the purposes of this Notice, "personal data" has the meaning ascribed to it in the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

BASES AND CONSEQUENCES OF DATA PROCESSING

We base the processing of your personal data on the following legal bases:

  • To perform a contract we have entered into with you.
  • To comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject (such as tax obligations and where we are required to comply with lawful requests from competent authorities, such as law enforcement agencies).
  • For the purposes of our legitimate interests, provided that such processing does not outweigh your rights and freedoms.

Processing may also be carried out in accordance with other applicable legal bases for data processing, in particular rules established by the law of a Member State. If a legal basis as described above would not apply to our processing of your personal data, we will obtain your consent for the specific purpose in accordance with applicable law.

YOUR RIGHTS

Where a specific element of our processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time with future effect. Such withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing prior to the withdrawal of consent. Section VI of the Privacy Policy describes the options we offer you to simply refuse or withdraw your consent.

If you object to the processing of your personal data, please contact us. Please contact us by email at datenschutzbeauftragter@mswberlin.de or by post at: datenschutzbeauftragter@mswberlin.de oder per Post an:

MSW GmbH
Auditing company
Tax Consultancy
Straße des 17. Juni 106-108
10623 Berlin

If you do not provide us with certain personal data, we may not be able to fulfil the requested purpose of obtaining information, such as answering your enquiries or providing you with our websites. However, unless otherwise stated, there will be no legal consequences for you if you do not provide your personal data.

Additional data protection rights: Below is information about additional rights you may have under applicable law.

   
Access You may request confirmation from us as to whether or not we are processing your personal data. If so, you may request a copy of your personal data, which we will provide to you free of charge, together with information about said processing, such as the purpose of the processing and the categories of personal data concerned. However, this is not an absolute right and the interests of other individuals may limit your right of access. We may charge a reasonable fee for additional copies, based on administrative costs. We may refuse excessive requests, particularly repeated requests.
Correction You may also ask us to amend, update or correct your personal information in certain circumstances, particularly if it is incorrect.
Delete You may request the deletion of your personal data.
Restrict processing You can ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, such as if your personal data is incorrect or is being held unlawfully.
Data portability You can request a copy of your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and you may have the right to transfer that data to another entity.
Objection You may object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances based on grounds relating to your individual case, for example for direct marketing. If you have a right to object and exercise it, your personal data will no longer be processed by us for such purposes unless there are compelling legal grounds for processing which take priority or if there are otherwise relevant requirements under applicable law.

Please note that these rights may be restricted under applicable law. Find out how you can exercise these rights here.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes, or to carry out transactions that you initiated prior to your request, or for other purposes as required or permitted under applicable law.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

Personal data may be transferred to and processed by recipients located within or outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). In the case of recipients outside the EEA, some are certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, while others are located in countries with adequacy decisions. In each case, the transfer thus takes place with an adequate level of data protection from the perspective of European data protection law. Other recipients may be located in countries that do not offer an adequate level of protection from the perspective of European data protection law. In such cases, we will make the transfer on the basis of appropriate safeguards, such as standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission or a supervisory authority. You can request a copy of such security measures.

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