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Data Privacy Statement


1. Name and contact details of entity controlling processing

This data privacy information applies to the processing of data by:

Deutsche Prüfstelle für Rechnungslegung DPR e.V., Zimmerstraße 30, D-10969 Berlin, phone +49 (0)30 / 200 50 - 0.

2. Collection and storage of personal data and nature and purpose of its use

a) When you visit our website

When you visit our website, the browser used by your device automatically transmits information to our website's server. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected in this process without your active involvement and is stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • the IP address (pseudonymized) of the computer you are using to visit the site,
  • the date and time of your visit,
  • the name and URL of the file you are accessing,
  • the website that has referred you to our page (known as the referring page or referring URL),
  • the browser you are using and in some cases your computer's operating system, as well as the name of your access provider.

The data specified above is processed for the following purposes:

  • to ensure the smooth establishment of a connection between our website and the computers accessing it,
  • to assess the security and stability of our website, and
  • for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is provided by Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the purposes for collecting the data listed above. Under no circumstances are we able to use the data collected to deduce any information about you.

b) When you use the e-mail address provided on our website

You can use an e-mail address provided on our website to contact us with any inquiries you might have.

If you contact us via e-mail, we store the data you provide to us (your e-mail address, any additional data provided to us voluntarily, such as your name) in order to deal with your request.

Data stored for the purpose of you contacting us is processed in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR based on you having voluntarily consented to such processing.

We delete the data collected in this context once it is no longer required to be stored.

3. Transmission of data

We do not transmit your personal data to third parties for any purpose other than those specified below.

We will only transmit your data to third parties:

  • if you have expressly consented to such transmission in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR,
  • if such transmission is necessary to establish, exercise, or defend legal rights, provided there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in non-transmission of your data in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR,
  • if such transmission is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR, or
  • if such transmission is legally permitted and necessary for the performance of contracts with you in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR.

4. Use of cookies and web analytics services

We use session cookies on our website. Cookies are small files automatically generated and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, or similar) by your browser when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause damage on your device and do not contain viruses, Trojans, or any other malware. Session cookies (also referred to as transient cookies) are only valid until the end of your browser session and are automatically deleted following the end of your visit.

All web browsers offer settings for managing cookies. Most browsers are set to accept all cookies without asking the user's permission. You can deactivate or limit the installation of cookies by changing the settings in your web browser. Cookies that have already been stored on your device can be deleted at any time, including automatically. However, if you completely deactivate cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

We do not use web analytics tools or services.

5. Your rights

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR to require that we provide you with information about the personal data about you that we process. In particular, you may request information about the purposes for which the data is processed, the categories of personal data involved, the categories of recipients to whom your data has or will be disclosed, how long we plan to store the data, your right to correct or delete the data, restrict or object to its processing, your rights to lodge a complaint, and the source of your data (if it was not collected by us);
  • to demand the prompt correction of incorrect or the completion of incomplete personal data about you that we have stored, in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR;
  • to demand the deletion of personal data on you that we have stored in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, as long as the processing of this data is not required to fulfill legal obligations, for reasons of the public interest, or to enforce, exercise or defend legal rights;
  • to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR, where you are contesting the accuracy of the data, its processing is unlawful, but you oppose its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need it to establish, exercise, or defend legal rights, or you have objected to its processing in accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR;
  • in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR, to have the personal data that you have provided to us presented to you in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, or to have it transmitted to another responsible party;
  • to withdraw the consent that you have granted to us to store and process your data at any time, in accordance with Article 7(3) of the GDPR. This will have the result that we will no longer be permitted to continue the data processing that was based upon such consent in the future; and
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority that is responsible for your place of habitual residence, your place of work, or our registered office.

6. Right to object

To the extent that the processing of your personal data is based upon legitimate interests under Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation under Article 21 of the GDPR.

7. Timeliness and changes to this data privacy statement

This data privacy statement is currently in effect and is up to date as of May 2018.

It may be occasionally necessary to update this statement due to improvements to our website or due to changes in legal or government requirements. You can download the most current version from this website under for printing at any time.