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Privacy Statement

Makowski Frankfurt Interpreters

Thank you for taking an interest in our website. Our website does not use any tracking tools, nor do we create any user profiles. We deliberately refrain from using cookies without, however, affecting the user experience of our website.

Basic information

This privacy statement intends to inform you, the user of this website, about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data by us, the operator of this website. The responsible person within the meaning of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

Heike Makowski, Friedrichsring 51, 63069 Offenbach, Germany

We value your privacy, and we treat your personal data confidentially and according to legal requirements. Through further development of this website or through a change in legal provisions, amendments to this privacy statement may become necessary in the future. This is why we recommend reading our privacy statement regularly.

Personal data pursuant to Article 4 para. 1 of the GDPR include any and all information attributable to you personally, such as your name, address, e-mail address or user behavior.

Access data

When you visit a website, your browser sends access data to the server of the website automatically and without any action on your part. This exchange of data is technically necessary and is an essential part of how the internet works.

If you access our website, data will be gathered and stored in temporary log files on the website’s server. The following data will be recorded: Your IP address, date and time of your query, files requested, query status code, volume of the data requested (in bytes), the starting point of your query, as well as the names of your browser and operating system.

Temporary storage of your IP address by the system is necessary in order to enable delivery of our website to your computer. Your IP address must remain stored throughout the time of your session.

The log files are stored for a maximum of one month before being deleted. They are stored in order to enable maintenance as well as to enhance security, e.g. by helping to resolve cases of abuse. If data are required to be stored to provide evidence, they will be exempted from deletion until the relevant incident is finally resolved. An evaluation of data for marketing purposes will not take place in this context.

Pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, these purposes constitute a legitimate interest on our part in the temporary storage of data and log files as well as in the processing of data.

The collection of data required to provide the website and the storage of data in log files are indispensable for the website’s operation. Therefore, the user cannot object to these procedures.

Handling of contact details

If you make contact with us via the e-mail address provided, your information will be stored in order to process, and respond to, your inquiry.

Article 6, para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR provides the legal basis for processing data communicated by transmitting an e-mail. If the e-mail communication aims at concluding a contract, Article 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR serves as an additional legal basis for processing the relevant data.

Disclosure of data

We use the data transmitted by you to fulfil your order. To the extent it is necessary for the performance of a contract, we will, pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR, share your data with colleagues and / or service providers entrusted with interpretation or translation services, the provision of technical equipment, and other services relevant for the fulfilment of your order. If applicable, the parties are obliged to maintain confidentiality regarding all matters not in the public domain.

Other than that, we will share your data with third parties only if you have given us your explicit consent pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR, or if the disclosure is necessary for the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests or those of a third party and there is no reason to assume that such interests are overridden by your interest in the non-disclosure of your personal data, or if, pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 lit. c of the GDPR, disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation that we are subject to.

User’s rights

Pursuant to Article 15 of the GDPR, you, as the user, have the right to obtain, upon request, information as to which personal data have been stored about you. In addition, pursuant to Article 16 et seq. of the GDPR, you have the right to rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you as well as to the restriction of processing or the erasure of your personal data. However, the right to erasure does not apply to the extent that processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. If applicable, you may also exercise your right to data portability. Should you assume that your data have been processed unlawfully, you may, pursuant to Article 77 of the GDPR, lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Erasure of data

You have the right to erasure of your personal data as long as such erasure does not conflict with a legal obligation to store data (e.g., data retention). Data stored by us will be erased once they are no longer necessary for their intended purpose, provided there is no statutory retention period. If erasure cannot take place because the data are needed for admissible legal purposes, processing of the data will be restricted. In this case, the data will be blocked from being processed for any other purpose.

Right to object

Users of this website can exercise their right to object; they can object to the processing of their personal data at any time.

If you want your personal data to be rectified, blocked or erased, or if you wish to obtain information concerning any of your personal data stored by us, or if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you want to withdraw any consent previously given, please contact us at makowski@frankfurter-dolmetscher.de.