Data protection declaration
I. Name and address of the responsible party
The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the EU Member States, as well as other data protection regulations, is:
CFM Corporate Finance Management GmbH
Tel.: +49 221 650321 55
I. Name and address of the data protection officer
The responsible party's data protection officer is:
General information on data processing
1. Scope of personal data processing
We collect and utilize our users' personal data only insofar as this is necessary for provision of an operational site and of our content and services. Collection and utilization of our users' personal data is only undertaken periodically with the user's consent. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for legal or circumstantial reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.
2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
For the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. d GDPR applies as the legal basis.
If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.
3. Data deletion and storage duration
The personal data of a relevant person will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to exist. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the responsible party is subject. Blocking or deleting of data will also be carried out if a storage deadline prescribed by the above-mentioned standards expires, unless data storage is a necessity for concluding or performing a contract.
II. Provision of the website and creation of log files
1. Description and scope of data processing
Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer.
In doing so, the following data is collected:
- Information regarding the used browser type and version
- The user’s operating system
- The user's IP address
- Date and time of access
- Websites from which the user's system accesses our website
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal user data.
3. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
4. The purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. To this end, the user's IP address shall remain stored for the duration of the session.
The data is stored in log files to ensure the website's functionality. The data is also used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. No evaluation of the data for marketing purposes is undertaken in this context.
Our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR also lies in these purposes.
5. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary in order to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of data collection for provision of the website, this will be undertaken once the respective session has ended.
If the data is stored in log files, this will be undertaken after 9 weeks at the latest. Further storage in addition to that is possible. However, the IP addresses of users are alienated already after 7 days, so that a mapping of the calling client is no longer possible.
6. Objection and removal options
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for website operation. Consequently, there is no option to object on the part of the user.
Usage statistics / Use of Google Analytics
In order to evaluate the usage of our offer, we use software Google Analytics, which, amongst others, received a positive evaluation be the independent Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein. However, should you still wish to explicitly object to the tracking, you have the possibility of doing so: Object to use Google Analytics
Users can prevent the installation of cookies with the relevant setting in their browser software. However, this may result in not being able to use all the functions fully and/or in the intended form.
You can avoid your visit being recorded by clicking here once.
IV. E-mail contact
1. Description and scope of data processing
Making contact is possible via the provided e-mail address. In this case, the user's personal data that is transmitted along with the e-mail will be stored.
This data will not be disclosed to third parties in this context. The data shall be used exclusively for processing the conversation.
2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for processing the data transferred in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
3. The purpose of data processing
We process personal data only for the purpose of facilitating contact with you. This is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.
4. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary in order to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data that was sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has been completed. The conversation will have ended when it is evident from the circumstances that the matter at hand has been conclusively resolved.
5. Objection and removal options
The user has the option of revoking his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time. A user who has contacted us by e-mail can object at any time to the storage of his or her personal data. In such a case, it will not be possible to continue the conversation.
This can be done at any time in writing to the responsible party or email@example.com.
In such a case, all personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted.
V. Rights of the data subject
If your personal data is processed, you are an affected person (data subject) within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights with respect to the responsible party:
1. Rights to information
You can request that the responsible party confirm whether personal data that concerns you is processed by us.
If such processing takes place, you can request the following information from the responsible party:
(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
(2) the categories of personal data being processed;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or are still being disclosed;
(4) the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period;
(5) the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to limitation of processing by the responsible party or a right to object to such processing;
(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
(7) any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
(8) the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 para. 1 and 4 GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
You have the right to request information regarding whether your personal information will be transmitted to a third-party country or an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.
2. Right of rectification
You have a right of rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the responsible party if the personal data processed concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible party shall make the correction immediately.
3. Right to restriction of processing
Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:
(1) if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period that enables the responsible party to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
(3) the responsible party no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you do need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
(4) if you have filed an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.
Where processing of the personal data that concerns you has been restricted, such data – apart from being stored – may be processed only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on the grounds of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
If the processing restriction has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the responsible party before the restriction is lifted.
4. Right to deletion
a) Obligation to deletion
You have the right to demand the deletion of your personal data from the responsible party without undue delay and the responsible party shall have the obligation to delete personal data without undue delay, where one of the following grounds applies:
(1) The personal data concerning you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You revoke your consent, on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
(3) You file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.
(4) The personal data concerning you has been processed unlawfully.
(5) The deletion of personal data relating to you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the responsible party is subject.
(6) The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.
b) Transfer of information to third parties
If the responsible party has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete it pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, it shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform those responsible for data processing who process the personal data, that you as the data subject have requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data.
The right to deletion does not exist insofar as processing is necessary
(1) to exercise freedom of expression and information;
(2) for the performance of a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the responsible party is subject or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the responsible party;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i and Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right mentioned under a) is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
5. Right to information
If you have exercised your right to have the responsible party correct, delete or limit the processing, this party is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data that concerns you has been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
It is your right to have the responsible party inform you regarding such recipients.
6. Right to data transferability
You have the right to obtain your personal data that you have provided to the responsible party in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Furthermore, you also have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance by the responsible party to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that
(1) processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and
(2) processing is carried out by means of automated methods.
In exercising this right, you shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one responsible party to another, insofar as technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.
The right to data transferability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the responsible party.
7. Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The responsible party shall no longer process the personal data concerning you, unless it can prove compelling grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data that concerns you is being processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data that concerns you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.
If you object to processing your data for direct marketing purposes, your personal data shall no longer be processed for these purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
8. The right to revoke the declaration of consent pursuant to data protection rights
You have the right at any time to revoke your data protection declaration of consent. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of any processing undertaken on the basis of this consent before its withdrawal.
9. Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – that has legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner.
This shall not apply if the decision
(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the responsible party,
(2) is admissible on the basis of legislation of the Union or of the Member States to which the responsible party is subject and such legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests; or
(3) is made with your express consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or g applies, and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the responsible party shall take reasonable measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the responsible party, to state his own position and to challenge the decision.
10. The right to filing a legal complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or suspected infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is in contravention of the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.
The responsible supervisory authority is the LDI NRW.
This convenience translation has been prepared by an external translation agency. Corporate Finance Management has checked whether or not the translation contains any obvious mistakes. Beyond this, please note that Corporate Finance Management does not assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and quality of the translation and that for purposes of the conclusion of contract/agreement and the use of the website of Corporate Finance Management, solely the German version is relevant.