1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors.
1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
1.3 In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Westermann Advisors GmbH. For more information about us, see Section 7.
2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.com).
3. How we use your personal data
3.1 In this Section 3 we have set out:
(a) the general categories of personal data that we may process;
(b) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
(c) the legal bases of the processing.
3.2 We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us (”correspondence data”). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. This metadata may be generated by your e-mail client (e-mail header). This correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest, namely the proper administration of our website and business and the communication with you.
3.3 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
3.4 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.
3.5 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
3.6 Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.
4. Retaining and deleting personal data
4.1 This Section 4 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
4.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
4.3 In some cases it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the following criteria:
(a) the period of retention of correspondence data will be determined based on the duration of any project with us and the legal requirements for record keeping.
4.4 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 4, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
5.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
5.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
5.3 We may notify you of significant changes to this policy by email.
6. Your rights
6.1 We have listed the principal rights that you have under data protection law. These rights are complex. You should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
6.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a) the right to access;
(b) the right to rectification;
(c) the right to erasure;
(d) the right to restrict processing;
(e) the right to object to processing;
(f) the right to data portability;
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
(h) the right to withdraw consent.
7. Our details
7.1 This website is owned and operated by Westermann Advisors GmbH.
7.2 We are registered in Germany at Registrar: Amtsgericht München HRB 198471.
7.3 Our principal place of business is at Georg-Queri-Str. 17, 82131 Gauting, Germany.
7.4 You can contact us:
(a) by post, to the postal address given above;
(b) by telephone, under the contact number published on our website; or
(d) by email, using the email address published on our website.
8. Data protection officer
8.1 Our data protection officer’s contact details are: Rainer Westermann, email: email@example.com