▪︎ Elliott Legal Translations

◼︎ Privacy Policy

Dr. Donna Elliott

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The information below provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data that make you personally identifiable. For more detailed information on data protection, please refer to the terms of our Privacy Policy set out below.

Collection of data on our website

Who is responsible for the collection of data on our website?

The website operator is responsible for the processing of data on this website. You will find the website operator’s contact details in the website’s Legal Notice.

How do we collect your data?

Your data will be collected when you provide them to us. This can happen, for example, when you enter your data in a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. Those are primarily technical data (e.g. information about your Internet browser, your operating system or the time that you access our website). These data are collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data are collected to ensure that the website functions properly. Other data are collected for the purposes of analysing your surfing behaviour.

What are your rights in relation to your data?

You are entitled to, at any time and free of charge, receive information about the personal data that we have stored about you, including their source, their recipients and the purpose for which they are stored. In addition, you have the right to demand that your data be rectified, blocked or erased. If you have any further questions on the topic of data protection, you may contact us at any time at the address stated in the Legal Notice. Moreover, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. Under certain circumstances, you also have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You will find further information about this under the “Right to restrict processing” below.

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2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data are treated confidentially and in compliance with both data protection legislation and this Privacy Policy.

Various personal data are collected when you visit this website.

Personal data are data that make you personally identifiable. This Privacy Policy explains what kind of data we collect and how we use them. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. in communications via e-mail) can entail security gaps. It is not possible to ensure that the data transmitted are protected against access by third parties from end to end.

Information about the controller

The controller for data processing on this website is:

Elliott Legal Translations

Im Vogelsang 12

53179 Bonn

Tel.: (0228) 350 4702

E-mail: donna.elliott@elliott-legal-translations.de

The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses and the like).

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing activities may only be carried out with your express consent. You may, at any time, withdraw consent that you have already given. All that you need to do is send us an e-mail informing us that you wish to withdraw your consent. No special wording is needed. This withdrawal will have no effect on the legality of data processing carried out prior to the withdrawal.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Article 21 of the GDPR)

Where data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation; this will also apply as regards profiling based on these provisions.

You can find the respective legal bases for processing described in this Privacy Policy. 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 where such processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (objection pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR).

If your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you may, at any time, object to such processing; the same also applies to any profiling related to such direct marketing activities. If you object, your personal data will thereafter no longer be used for direct marketing (objection pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

If you are affected by an infringement of the GDPR, you may lodge an objection with the supervisory authority in the Member State of your residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. The right of objection exists notwithstanding any administrative or judicial remedies that may be available.

Right to data portability

Where, on the basis of your consent or for the performance of a contract, we have processed your data by automated means, you have the right to request that such data be delivered in a commonly used and machine-readable format to yourself or to a third party. Where you request us to transmit the data to another controller, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

Access, blocking, erasure and rectification

In accordance with the statutory provisions, you have the right to, at any time and free of charge, receive information about the personal data that we have stored about you, including their source, their recipients and the purpose for which they are stored and, if need be, to have the data rectified, blocked or erased. If you have any further questions regarding personal data, you may contact us at any time at the address stated in the Legal Notice.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. If you have any questions regarding personal data, you may contact us at any time at the address stated in the Legal Notice. You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted in the following cases:

Should you dispute the accuracy of the personal data that we have stored for you, we will, as a rule, require some time to investigate this. You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted while we are looking into this.

If the processing of your personal data is/was unlawful, you may request that processing be restricted instead of requesting that the data be erased.

If we no longer need your personal data, but you, however, need them in order to exercise, defend or establish your legal claims, you are also entitled to request that their processing be restricted instead of being erased.

Where you exercise your right to object pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR, your interests have to be weighed against ours. Until it is known whose interests override, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such personal data may, except as regards storage, be processed only with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.

Objection to advertising e-mails

We hereby expressly object to the use of the contact data, which we have published as part of our duty to provide a Legal Notice, for the purposes of sending us advertising or information that we have not expressly requested. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against persons who send unsolicited advertising, such as, for example, spam e-mails.

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3. Collection of data on our website

Server log files

Information that has been automatically transferred to us by your browser is automatically collected by the website’s provider and stored in server log files. This information includes:

Type and version of the browser used

Operating system used

Referrer URL

Host name of the computer accessing our website

Time your query is received by our server

IP address

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Your data will not be combined with data from other sources.

Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR provides the legal basis for the collection of these data. We have a legitimate interest in storing your browser data in server log files so as to be able to provide flawless, optimised services on this website.

Enquiries by e-mail or phone

If you reach out to us by e-mail or phone, we will store and process your enquiry and all of the personal data contained therein (name, enquiry) for the purpose of responding to it. We will not pass on these data to any third party without your consent. To the extent that your enquiry is related to the performance of a contract or necessary for taking steps prior to the entry into a contract, the basis for processing these data is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR) since we have a legitimate interest in dealing effectively with any enquiries we receive. We will retain the data that you send us with your enquiry until you request us to erase them or withdraw your consent to their storage or the reason for the storage has ceased (e.g. after we have dealt with your matter). The aforegoing is without prejudice to any mandatory provisions, in particular to those regarding retention periods.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We only collect, process and use your personal data where this is necessary for concluding, determining the content of or amending a contract (customer data). The basis of this data processing is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, which permits data to be processed for the purposes of the performance of a contract or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract. We only collect, process and use personal data concerning the use of our website (use data) to the extent that this is necessary to enable the user to make use of the service or for billing purposes. The customer information collected will be deleted after the order has been completed or the business relationship ends. Legal record keeping requirements remain unaffected.

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4. Data security

We avail ourselves of the current technology and do our best to ensure the security of your data in compliance with applicable data protection legislation. To protect your data, we implement technical and organisational measures that meet the requirements of Article 32 of the GDPR and regularly update these measures to ensure that they are state of the art.  We cannot guarantee that our website will be available at all times; the possibility of disruptions, interruptions or outages cannot be excluded. 

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5. XING

We operate a business page on the business platform Xing. The provider of this business platform is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. We use our page on Xing to provide you with news and information about our business and to post any current vacancies. In addition, you can also see a list of our employees if they are registered with Xing and have enabled this view. 

You can follow us, rate our business, rate us as an employer, enter us as a desired employer and use any other functions offered by the platform. Depending on your privacy settings on the Xing platform, your profile and the functions used may be visible to the outside world. 

This takes place on the basis of your voluntary consent to the provision of information pursuant to Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time by deleting the information, deactivating it or by sending an e-mail to the operator of the platform requesting deletion. 

If you contact us via the platform’s chat function, we will process your information for the purposes of communicating with you. Processing is based on a contract or steps taken prior to entering into a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. The platform operator may process personal data for its own purposes. We have no influence on such processing. To view Xing’s Privacy Policy, please follow this link: https://privacy.xing.com/en 

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6. Amendments to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy in order to adapt it to any changes in the law or if there are any changes in the service or the processing of data. However, this only applies with regard to those statements related to the processing of data. Insofar as the consent of users is necessary or parts of the Privacy Policy include provisions of the contract with users, changes will only be made with their consent. Users are requested to check the content of this Privacy Policy regularly.

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