1. Name and contact details of responsible persons

This data protection declaration provides information on the processing of personal data on the firm's website of: Wedding & Partner Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH, Börsenstraße 15, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Responsible persons:

Ms Ivonne John, Mr Johannes Wedding
Business address: Börsenstraße 15, 60313 Frankfurt am Main,
Telephone: +49 (0) 69 297031-0
Fax: +49 (0) 69 297031-30

Contact details of the data protection officer:

The data protection officer of the firm, Patrick Itzel, Vogelsbergstr. 8, 63505 Langenselbold, can be contacted by e-mail

2. Scope and purpose of the processing of personal data

a. Accessing the website (purely informational use)

When this website is accessed, data is automatically sent to the server of this website by the internet browser used by the visitor and stored in a log file for a limited period of time. Until automatic deletion, the following data is stored without further input by the visitor:

  • IP address of the visitor's terminal device,
  • date and time of access by the visitor,
  • name and URL of the page accessed by the visitor,
  • time zone difference,
  • content & request of the specific page,
  • website from which the visitor accessed the law firm's website (so-called referrer URL),
  • access status/http status code
  • browser and operating system of the visitor's terminal device as well as the name of the access provider used by the visitor.

The processing of these personal data is justified pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO). The firm has a legitimate interest in processing data for the purpose of:

  • to establish the connection to the law firm's website quickly,
  • to enable a user-friendly application of the website,
  • to recognise and guarantee the security and stability of the systems, and
  • to facilitate and improve the administration of the website.

The processing is expressly not carried out for the purpose of gaining knowledge about the person of the visitor to the website.

b. Other services (e.g. contacting)

When contact is made by sending an e-mail, the following data is collected and stored:

  • E-mail address,
  • time, date of contact,
  • the purpose of the contact,
  • all other personal data that you provide to us in the e-mail you send.

In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

The legal basis for processing the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO). If the e-mail contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

The processing of the data serves us solely to process the contact. This is also the necessary, legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

3. Transfer of data

Personal data will be transferred to third parties if

  • you have expressly consented to the transfer of the data. This can happen, for example, within the framework of a mandate in order to improve communication and the processing of the mandate. The legal basis for this is Art.6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO,
  • for the purpose of commissioned data processing (Art. 28 para. 1 DSGVO) and in order to be able to offer you products and services, but only on condition that the entity receiving your data has contractually undertaken to process or use the data only in the manner approved by us,
  • the transfer is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO and there is no reason to assume that the data subject has an overriding interest worthy of protection in not having his/her data transferred,
  • there is a legal obligation for the data transfer according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, and/or
  • this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with the data subject pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO.

In other cases, personal data will not be passed on to third parties.
We point out that no personal data will be transferred to a third country (country outside the EU) or to international organisations.

4 Data deletion and storage period

The personal data of the data subject shall be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to apply. Storage may also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a necessity for the continued storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

5 Cookies

So-called cookies are used on the website. These are data packets which are exchanged between the server of the law firm's website and the visitor's browser. These are stored by the respective devices used (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone etc.) when visiting the website. In this respect, cookies cannot cause any damage to the devices used. In particular, they do not contain viruses or other malware. In the cookies, information is stored that arises in connection with the specific end device used. The law firm can therefore in no way obtain direct knowledge of the identity of the visitor to the website.

Cookies are mostly accepted according to the basic settings of the browsers. The browser settings can be configured in such a way that cookies are either not accepted on the devices used or that a special notice is given in each case before a new cookie is created. However, it should be noted that deactivating cookies may mean that not all functions of the website can be used in the best possible way.

The use of cookies serves to make the use of the web offer of the law firm more comfortable. For example, session cookies can be used to track whether the visitor has already visited individual pages of the website. After leaving the website, these session cookies are automatically deleted.

Temporary cookies are used to improve user-friendliness. They are stored on the visitor's device for a temporary period of time. When the website is visited again, it is automatically recognised that the visitor has already called up the page at an earlier time and which entries and settings were made at that time so that they do not have to be repeated.

Cookies are also used to analyse website visits for statistical purposes and for the purpose of improving the website. These cookies make it possible to automatically recognise on a new visit that the website has already been called up by the visitor before. In this case, the cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time.

The data processed by cookies is justified for the above-mentioned purposes in order to protect the legitimate interests of the law firm pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO.

6. Analysis services for websites, tracking

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data on the use of the map functions by users. You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google privacy policy There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the Privacy Centre. Detailed instructions on managing your own data in connection with Google products can be found here..

7 Your rights as a data subject

Insofar as your personal data is processed on the occasion of your visit to our website, you are entitled to the following rights as a "data subject" within the meaning of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO):

7.1 Information (Art. 15 German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO))

You can request information from us as to whether your personal data is being processed by us. There is no right to information if the provision of the requested information would violate the duty of confidentiality pursuant to Section 57 (1) of the German Tax Advisors Act (StBerG) or if the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular due to an overriding legitimate interest of a third party. Notwithstanding this, there may be an obligation to provide the information if, in particular taking into account imminent damage, your interests outweigh the interest in secrecy. The right to information is also excluded if the data is only stored because it may not be deleted due to legal or statutory retention periods or exclusively serves the purposes of data security or data protection control, provided that the provision of information would require a disproportionately high effort and the processing for other purposes is excluded by appropriate technical and organisational measures. Provided that the right to information is not excluded in your case and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from us about the following:

  • Purposes of the processing,
  • Categories of personal data processed by you,
  • recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data are disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries,
  • if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the storage period,
  • the existence of a right to rectify, erase or restrict the processing of personal data concerning you or a right to object to such processing,
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority,
  • if the personal data have not been collected from you as the data subject, the available information on the
    available information about the origin of the data,
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of automated decision-making,
  • in the case of transfer to recipients in third countries, if there is no decision by the EU Commission on the adequacy of the level of protection pursuant to Article 45(3) of the DSGVO, information on which appropriate safeguards are provided for the protection of personal data pursuant to Article 46(2) of the DSGVO.

7.2 Correction and completion (Art. 16 DSGVO)

If you discover that we have inaccurate personal data relating to you, you may request that we correct this inaccurate data without delay. If your personal data is incomplete, you may request that it be completed.

7.3 Deletion (Art. 17 DSGVO)

You have a right to erasure ("right to be forgotten"), unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or for compliance with a legal obligation or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and one of the following reasons applies:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed.
  • The justification for the processing was solely your consent, which you have
    have revoked.
  • You have objected to the processing of your personal data which we have made public.
  • You have objected to the processing of personal data that we have not made public and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.
  • Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
  • The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

There is no entitlement to erasure if, in the case of lawful non-automated data processing, erasure is not possible or only possible with disproportionate effort due to the special nature of the storage and your interest in erasure is low. In this case, the restriction of processing takes the place of deletion.

7.4 Restriction of processing (Art. 18 DSGVO)

You may request us to restrict processing if one of the following reasons applies:

  • You dispute the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, the restriction may be requested for the period of time that enables us to verify the accuracy of the data.
  • The processing is unlawful and you request the restriction of the use of your personal data instead of erasure.
  • Your personal data is no longer required by us for the purposes of the processing which you
    however, need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • You have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO. The restriction of processing can be requested as long as it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.

Restriction of processing means that the personal data will only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, 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. Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to inform you.

7.5 Data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO)

You have a right to data portability if the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6(1) sentence 1(a) or Art. 9(2)(a) DSGVO) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures. The right to data portability in this case includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons: You may request us to provide you with the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance on our part. Where technically feasible, you may request that we transfer your personal data directly to another controller.

7.6 Objection (Art. 21 DSGVO)

Insofar as the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (e) DSGVO (performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) DSGVO (legitimate interest of the controller or a third party), you have the right to object to the processing of personal data relating to you at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 e) or f) DSGVO. After exercising the right to object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
You may object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling related to such direct marketing. After exercising this right of objection, we will no longer use the personal data concerned for direct marketing purposes.
You have the option of informally notifying our office of your objection by telephone, e-mail, fax or to our postal address listed at the beginning of this data protection declaration.

7.7 Revocation of consent

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent can be communicated informally by telephone, e-mail, fax or to our postal address. The revocation shall not affect the lawfulness of the data processing that was carried out on the basis of the consent until receipt of the revocation. After receipt of the revocation, the data processing, which was based exclusively on your consent, will be discontinued.

7.8 Complaint Art. 77 in conjunction with

If you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority competent for the place where you reside or work or for the place of the alleged infringement.

8. Validity of the data privacy policy

The data protection provisions are to be regarded as part of our Internet offer. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact. We are entitled to amend these data protection provisions in whole or in part at any time.

9. Status and updating of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is valid as of 24 October 2022. We reserve the right to update the data protection declaration in due course in order to improve data protection and/or to adapt it to changes in official practice or case law.
Your questions and suggestions on the subject of data protection are very important to us. You can contact our data protection officer at the following address: Patrick Itzel, Vogelsbergstr. 8, 63505 Langenselbold.


+49 (0) 69 297031-0