PKF Deutschland

Accountants &
business advisers

Privacy

As soon as an internet user accesses this website potential identification data www.pkf.de and other data are stored on the respective internet server. The data stored are used for the identification and tracking of inadmissible attempts at accessing the internet server as well as for statistical purposes. The data are not used in any other way. The data protocolled are stored for a period of three months and then deleted. The servers are located in Germany.

Cookies

PKF Deutschland uses cookies. Cookies are small text files sent from the website to the browser. In this file, the URL is stored that was visited, the date of the visit and an expiration date, which determines the period of activity of the cookie. Cookies are used by PKF Deutschland to determine preferred sections of the PKF Deutschland website (so-called session cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. PKF Deutschland also use permanent cookies that are stored on the hard disk of the user’s computer. Personal settings are automatically saved and available the next time the user accesses the website.

To determine the preferred visited pages of the PKF Deutschland website, aggregated statistics about website visits will be created.

You have the choice to decide whether to accept cookies or not. You can set your browser to inform you, when you receive a cookie or you can use your legal right to object by rejecting cookies in your browser settings.

To find out how to change the browser settings, please refer to your browser’s manual.

if you choose to not accept cookies, this can limit the use of the website features. 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses what are known as "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and permit an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities for the website operators and in order to provide further services associated with the use of the website and use of the internet. Google will also possibly transmit this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent that third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google will in no way associate your IP address with other data of Google Inc.

To stop the forwarding of complete addresses, we use the anonymization function of Google. Additionally you have the possibility to use the-browser-add-on from Google to deactivate Google Analytics.  This transmits information to the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics, that no information about the Website visit should be transferred to Google Analytics. 

You can prevent the storage of the cookies by means of an appropriate setting of your browser soft-ware; we would, however, point out that in this case you will possibly not be able to make use of all of the functions of this website to the full extent. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Source reference: Google Analytics Data protection

Online form

On the PKF Website you can subscribe to our Newsletter.  While registering we ask you for personal information (for example: Name and e-mail address). We will use this information only for personalization and for sending out our e-mails. We will not transfer this data to a third party. To stop the abuse from e-mail-addresses, subscribers must confirm the order of our newsletter in an automatic process per e-mail (Double-Opt-In). 

You always have the possibility to cancel your subscription. Either via a link, which you can find conveniently located in the lower part of each e-mail from us, or by simply sending an e-mail to cornelia.krauskopf@pkf.de.

Social Plugins

Our website uses social plugins for the following social networks:                               

Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA;
Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA;
google+, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
LinkedIn, which is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, A 94043,USA  
XING, which is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland.

These social-plugins are displayed using their logo. When these logos are clicked by you, they will connect you directly to the servers of Facebook, Twitter, Google+,XING or LinkedIn through your browser. Facebook, Twitter, Google+,XING or LinkedIn receive the information/data by you accessing websites containing the Social Plugin. This happens even when you are not logged into Facebook, Twitter, XING, Google+ or LinkedIn or do not have a corresponding account.

But as long as you have a corresponding account and are logged in at the time on Facebook, Twitter, Google+,XING or LinkedIn the visit to our site and all of your interactions in the context of the social plugins (e.g. Write a comment etc.) can be saved and stored on your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, XING or LinkedIn account.

Regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, the use and processing of data by Facebook, and your rights and options in respect to protecting your privacy, please see the privacy policies of Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/policy.php), Twitter (https://twitter.com/privacy), Google+ (https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html), XING (https://www.xing.com/privacy) and
LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy).

To prevent Facebook, Twitter, Google+, XING or LinkedIn from collecting the data mentioned above through your visit on our Internet site, log out before you visit our site on the respective platform.

Statement in accordance with Articles 36, 37 of the German Consumer Dispute Settlement Act (VSBG)

In accordance with our obligation pursuant to Art. 36, para. 1 of the Consumer Dispute Settlement Act (VSBG) we declare that PKF Deutschland GmbH is neither willing nor obliged to take part in any dispute settlement proceedings before a Consumer Arbitration Board within the meaning of Art. 2 of the German Consumer Dispute Settlement Act (VSGB). In accordance with our obligation under the EU Regulation on Online Dispute Resolution on consumer matters we would like to draw attention to the fact that the platform of the EU for out-of-court online dispute resolution can be reached under the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

January 2017