DATA PROTECTION

In the following, we inform about the collection and processing of personal data.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The person responsible under Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

Miller & Meier Consulting GmbH
Französische Straße 55
10117 Berlin
Deutschland

Tel.: +49 / (0)30 / 28 87 65 90
Fax: +49 / (0)30 / 28 87 65 97

E-mail: team@miller-meier.de
Website: www.miller-meier.de

Management: Constanze Miller and Dominik Meier

Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg
HRB 124177
VAT ID no.: DE270315531

Contact

For all questions regarding data protection, please use the following e-mail address:

The person responsible under Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

Miller & Meier Consulting GmbH
Französische Straße 55
10117 Berlin
Deutschland

Tel.: +49 / (0)30 / 28 87 65 90
Fax: +49 / (0)30 / 28 87 65 97

E-mail: team@miller-meier.de
Website: www.miller-meier.de

Management: Constanze Miller and Dominik Meier

Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg
HRB 124177
VAT ID no.: DE270315531

For all questions regarding data protection, please use the following e-mail address: datenschutz@miller-meier.de

 

YOUR RIGHTS

Personal data will be processed by us based on the following legal bases:

  • consent of the subject as per Article 6(1), sentence 1(a) GDPR
  • in fulfilment of contractual obligations as per Article 6(1), sentence 1(b) GDPR
  • when it is necessary to protect our legitimate interests or those of a third party, if there aren’t any prevailing interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject that require the protection of personal data, particularly if the data subject is a child, as per Article 6(1), sentence 1(f) GDPR

Our interest for the processing of data are the activities as a public affairs consultancy for political strategy and lobbying. This requires, among other things, the maintenance of contacts in the political and public sphere, contact with political, social, economic and press representatives.

According to the applicable legislation, you have various rights regarding your personal data. If you wish to assert these rights, please send your request by e-mail to the above address or by post to the above address, under clear identification of your person.

Your rights to information, correction, limitation of use, deletion

Right to Information

You have the right to receive a confirmation from us on whether we are processing your personal data. In this case, you have the right to request information on the personal data that we have stored about you and receive a copy of our records free of charge. Furthermore, you have the right to the following information:

  1. the processing purposes;
  2. the categories of personal data that are processed;
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or is being disclosed, in particular recipients based in third countries or international organisations;
  4. if possible, the scheduled duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria that determine the duration of storage;
  5. the existence of a right to have any personal data concerning you revised or deleted, as well as the right to restrict the processing of data or object to its processing in general;
  6. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  7. if the personal data is not collected from you directly, you have the right to recieve all available information about the origin of the data;
  8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling as per Article 22(1) and Article 22(4) GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on its underlying logic and the scope as well as the intended impact the processing has on you.

If personal data is transferred to a third country or an international organisation, you have the right to be informed about the appropriate guarantees which stand in connection with the transfer as per Article 46 GDPR.

Right to correction

You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you without delay. Under consideration of the purpose of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplemental statement.

Right to deletion

As per Article 17(1) GDPR, you have the right to request a deletion of your personal data and we are obliged to follow your demand without a delay if one of the following reasons applies:

  1. The personal data is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
  2. You revoke your consent on which the processing as per Article 6 (1), sentence 1(a) GDPR or Article 9 (2a) GDPR was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  3. You file an objection to the processing as per Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no primary legitimate reasons for the processing at hand, or you file an objection to the processing as per Article 21(2) GDPR.
  4. The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  5. The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under European Union law or under the national law of the Member States to which we are subject.
  6. The personal data was collected concerning the information society services that are offered in accordance with Article 8(1) GDPR.

If we made the personal data public and we are obliged to delete them as per Article 17(1) GDPR, we will take appropriate measures, while considering all the available technology and measures with reasonable implementation costs, to inform those responsible for data processing that you have requested the deletion of any links to and copies of this personal data.

Right to restrict the processing

You have the right to request a restriction of the data we are processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  1. You question the accuracy of the personal data and this for a time which enables us to check the accuracy of the personal data;
  2. the processing is found unlawful, and you request a restriction of the use of your personal data instead of an entire deletion;
  3. we are no longer using the personal data for the purpose of processing, yet you need the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
  4. you have filed an objection to the processing as per Article 21(1) GDPR and we restrict the processing of data until it has been clarified whether our company’s reasons for processing the data outweigh your own.

Your right to withdraw consent

You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of data. Your personal data will then be deleted, unless the data is required to process a contract that has not yet been completely fulfilled or the data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored or if its storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. You can request the deletion of the data, as far as no legal archiving obligation exists. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request.

You can undertake changes or revoke your consent by sending us a respective notification with future effect. You can also revoke your consent to the disclosure or transfer of your personal data to third parties at any time with future effect. A simple e-mail to the above address is sufficient.

Your right of withdrawal

You have the right to object at any time on the basis of Article 6(1), sentence 1(f) GDPR to the processing of personal data concerning you for reasons arising from your particular situation. We no longer process personal data unless we have compelling reasons for the processing of data in need for protection, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If we process personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising.

If you wish to object to our collection, processing or use of your personal data on the basis of these data protection regulations, either as a whole or for individual measures, you can address your objection to the person responsible under the above address.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

You have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, especially in the member state of your current place of residence, of work or place of suspected infringement, if you suspect that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.

 

PROCESING OF PERSONAL DATA

Principles of processing

Your personal data is stored for the purposes of our company. We are a consulting firm in the field of political strategy and lobbying.

We handle your personal data with care and in accordance with legal regulations and technical and organisational requirements.

Personal data is also processed for these purposes with the help of service providers. We use the following service providers:

Sharepoint under a license for Germany/EU, Microsoft, www.microsoft.de

Own plattform c/o Pandata, Schwedter Straße 55, 10119 Berlin

This is done on the basis of an order processing agreement. Furthermore, data will only be disclosed and if necessary passed on to third parties, in particular to our customers and service providers, for the purposes that are specified here.

In principle, data is deleted as soon as their purpose is fulfilled or no longer applies, unless there are legal obligations to the contrary.

A data transmission to entities or individuals outside the EU that go beyond the services stated further down in this declaration does neither take place nor are they planned.

All persons and employees who process and use the data have a written undertaking to adhere to data confidentiality.

To secure your data, we maintain technical and organisational security measures in accordance with Article 32 GDPR, which we constantly adapt to the latest technological standards.

Visiting the website

When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or transmit information to us in any other way, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you are interested in viewing our website, we collect the following data, which are technically essential to enable us to display our website to you and to guarantee its stability and security (legal basis is Article 6 (1), sentence 1 GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • The volume of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its surface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

This is purely information which does not enable us to draw any conclusions about your person. This information is technically necessary to ensure a correct display of the website content you have requested and is indispensable for the functioning of the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is only evaluated statistically in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

To ensure the protection of your data during transmission, we use advanced encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Cookies when you visit the website

Like many other websites, we also use so-called „cookies“. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, the type of browser used, the operating system on your computer and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can help you navigate and ensure the correct display of our web page.

Under no circumstances will we pass on the data we collect to third parties or establish a link to personal data without your prior consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are normally pre-set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note, however, that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Contact via e-mail or a contact form

When you contact us via e-mail or contact form, your data will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. In this case, your name, your contact details and any other information you provide will be stored.

The data is processed in accordance with Article 6(1) GDPR. We delete the data generated in this process once the storage is no longer necessary or limit the processing if there are legal storage obligations.

Job applications

When you contact us by e-mail to apply for an advertised position or as part of an open application, the data you have submitted will be stored by us as during the selection process. All information you provide will be temporarily stored and used for the purpose of the selection procedure.

The data is processed in accordance with Article 6(1a) and Article 6(1b) GDPR. We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary, at the latest however three months after notifying you of a decision or another point in time until which we are are legally obliged to keep the data.

Contact data base

For our business activities as a public affairs consultancy for political strategy and lobbying, we process personal data. This includes names, contact data and data on previous or planned points of contact, data on conversations held or envisaged, data on previous or intended transfer of information. In this context, we also process specific personal data in accordance with Article 9 GDPR on political opinions, religious or ideological beliefs or trade union membership, provided that this data is publicly accessible as per Article 9(2) GDPR or to which we hold a consent.

The data is processed in accordance with Article 6(1f) GDPR. We delete the data collected in this context after a storage is no longer necessary or restrict processing if there are legal storage obligations.

Newsletter

When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for sending newsletters and other information of the same kind.

The data is processed in accordance with Article 6(1a) GDPR. The storage period is limited to the object of the contract and, if available, to statutory and contractual storage obligations.

For an effective registration you need a valid e-mail address. To verify that a registration is actually made by the holder of an e-mail address, we use the „double opt-in“ procedure. For this purpose, we document the subscription of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the requested answer. Further data is not collected.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for the sending you the newsletter at any time. In each newsletter you will find a corresponding link. You can also unsubscribe directly from this website at any time or inform us of your request by using the contact option at the end of this data protection notice.

Contractual Relationship

When entering a contractual relationship with us, it may become necessary to process personal data to enable the fulfilment of the contractual relationship. Essentially, this includes the address, billing and delivery data as well as further personal data of the contact persons. In addition, other personal data, which we are legally obliged or entitled to collect and process and which we need for your authentication, identification or for checking the data we collect, is used.

The above-mentioned data will be used to process the contractual relationship. The data is processed in accordance with Article 6(1b) GDPR. The storage period is limited to the contract purpose and, if available, to statutory and contractual storage obligations.

Photos

For our activities as a public affairs consultancy for political strategy and lobbying, we also process personal data in the form of photos.

Please note that the European legislator refers to the previous German Art Copyright Act, which regulates your personal rights when depicting photos, as an executive law of the DSGVO. On this basis, you can only revoke your consent if there are important underlying reasons.

The data is processed in accordance with Article 6 (1a), (1b), and (1f) GDPR. We delete the data generated in this context after the storage is no longer necessary and restrict the processing if statutory retention obligations exist.

 

SERVICES USED

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses „cookies“, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will first be curtailed by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website use and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and preventing Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.
In addition, or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent being tracked by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website and on the browser you are using in future as long as the add-on remains installed in your browser.

Usage of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to display geographical information visually. When using Google Maps, Google collects, processes and uses data on the map functions visitors use. You can find more information about how Google processes your data in the Google Privacy Policy. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the Data Protection Center.

Detailed instructions for managing your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.

Social Plugins

We use Social Plugins from the providers listed below on our websites. The plugins can be recognized as they are marked with the corresponding logo.

Under certain circumstances these plugins may be used to send information to the service provider, this may also include personal data. We prevent the unconscious and unwanted collection and transmission of data to the service provider through a 2-click solution. To activate a social plugin on our web page, it must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding button. Only by activating the plugin the collection of information and its transmission to the service provider is initiated. We do not collect any personal data though the social plugins or about their use.

We have no control over the data that an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. Currently, it must be assumed that a direct connection to the provider’s services will be expanded and that at least the IP address and device-related information will be recorded and used. It may also be possible that the service providers try to store cookies on the computer that you are using. Please refer to the data protection information of the respective service provider to find out which specific data is collected and how it is used. Note: If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor to a specific page.

We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:

Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php; weitere Informationen zur Datenerhebung: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications sowie http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo. Facebook hat sich dem EU-US-Privacy-Shield unterworfen, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de. Google hat sich dem EU-US-Privacy-Shield unterworfen, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE; http://www.xing.com/privacy.

LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn hat sich dem EU-US-Privacy-Shield unterworfen, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Data Protection Officer is Martin Alves.

You can reach our data protection officer via the above-mentioned general address, via our postal address with the addition „Datenschutzbeauftragter“ or via MMCDatenschutzbeauftragter@miller-meier.de.

Changes to our data policy

We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this data protection declaration so that it complies with current legal requirements or to amend our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when new services are introduced. The new data protection declaration will then apply from your next visit.