Legal information on the use of my website:

Editor, provider and webmaster for the planning, implementation and maintenance of this website is:

Olaf Ziemann

Wielandstraße 34
12159 Berlin-Friedenau

Tel: 030/859 42 17
Fax: 030/859 45 17

Supervising Authority: Steuerberaterkammer Berlin

The legal title „Steuerberater“ (certified tax advisor) has been acquired in the Federal Republic of Germany.

VAT ID No.: not yet issued

Tax registration number: 18/606/00236

The profession of Steuerberater (certified tax advisors) is subject to the following government regulations:

a) Tax Consultancy Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz – StBerG)
b) Regulations regarding the Implementation of the Tax Consultancy Act (Durchführungsverordnung zum Steuerberatungsgesetz – DVStB)
c) Professional Code (Berufsordnung – BOStB)
d) Tax Consultancy Fee Act (Steuerberatervergütungsverordnung – StBVV)

These rules governing the profession can be viewed on the internetsite of the Federal Chamber of German tax advisors (Bundessteuerberaterkammer) (


The protection of your personal data is a top priority for me. This principle applies to my Internet service as well as for my conventional services.

Therefore I would like to inform you here on how I implement the data protection provisions in my online offerings.

More information about the risks of using the Internet and the ways to protect yourself on the Internet under the address

1 Privacy Policy

Basically most of offers and services provided on my website are designed for anonymous use. When you access my Website do no personal records are generated, and only anonymous data is stored.

Anonymous Data

Anonymous information refers to data from which no conclusions can be made regarding your person. The evaluation of anonymous data is used for example to analyze the habits of my users in order to make my website more user friendly as well as to assess the needs and wants of my users to adapt (eg, number of page views, usage statistics, etc.).

Personal Data

Personal data are information allowing to identify a certain person. These include in particular the name, date of birth, address and telephone number. As far as you enter personal data on my website, the data is only used in the context of the consent given by you and only for the purpose stated on the page (for example, order of services, etc.). You may revoke this consent at any time. I will not disclose personal information to third parties. If personal data must be collected to provide my services (eg order) , this data will be deleted immediately upon provision of all services. If you access pages and files on my Website and are asked to enter personal details, so please note this data transmission over the Internet is not secure and therefore the data might be disclosed to unauthorized third parties or could be tampered with.

2 Dealing with e-mail addresses

If you send me an email, I will use your email address only to correspond with you, and, of course, will not disclose yout email adress to third parties without your consent.

3 Rights regarding Information stored on your person

If my firm has data stored on your person, you can request to receive free information about your stored personal data. Please let me know if I have stored incorrect data about you, so I can block, correct or delete this data. Should you have any further questions about privacy, please do not hesitate to contact me.

4 Cookies

Cookies are small amounts of data that are stored by the operator of a web page on your computer. For carrying out some functions of our web page data is stored in cookies. (Eg in the navigation or in the “protected client area”). Temporary cookies are deleted  automaticallywhen the browser is closed. They only contain an identification number (Session ID), which allows the server to link requests from the browser to the same user. Temporary cookies are used by many servers, they do not pose a security risk.

The situation is different with permanent cookies, which can be read by other servers. My website uses only temporary cookies in the public area. As far as you were provided with a smart card as a client of my firm and are working in the private area of ??our website , persistent cookies are used, in order to facilitate the work with the smart card. In this case, however, no personal data is stored and analyzed. regarding the usage of cookies, you can choose whether you want to allow this. Revisions can be made in your browser settings. By changing settings in your browser (usually under “Options” or “Preferences” in the menus of the browser), you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be informed when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you decide not to accept my cookies, it may be possible that this will reduce the functionality on my site, and some services may not work properly. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

5 Encryption of data during transmission

Information transmitted on the Internet are usually unencrypted. Since the path of the data between the server and the local PC can never be predicted accurately, transferred information can be viewed in many places on this path.

The transmission of sensitive information from the non-public areas of my website to your PC is therefore encrypted. The keys required for this technique is to be stored on a smart card. Access to the non-public areas is possible only with the help of a DATEV SmartCard.


(1) Limitation of Liability

Contents of this website

The contents of this website are created with utmost care. The provider does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the content. The use of online content is at your own risk. Contributions identified by name reflect the opinion of the author and not necessarily the opinion of the provider.

This website uses external image rights of and

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Website Availability

The provider will endeavor to provide the service without disruption. Even with great care downtime can not be excluded. The provider reserves the right to modify or discontinue the service at any time.

External Links

This website contains links to other websites (“external links”). These websites are the responsibility of the respective operators of these websites. The provider has made the first implementation of these external links to external content to establish whether there are any legal violations. At the time no violations were found. The provider has no influence on the current and future design and content of linked pages. The inclusion of external links does not mean that the provider adopts the reference or link content to his own. Constant monitoring of these external links is not suitable for the provider without concrete evidence of legal violations. With knowledge of rights violations, such external links will be deleted immediately.


For the content of the advertisements the respective author is responsible, as well as for the content of the advertised website. The presentation of the advertisement does not constitute acceptance by the provider.

No contractual relationship

The use of this website does not create any contractual relationship between the user and the provider. Therefore, there are no contractual or quasi-contractual claims against the provider. In the event that use of the website should lead to a contractual relationship as a precaution the following limitation of liability shall apply: The operator is liable for intent and gross negligence and breach of an essential contractual obligation (cardinal obligation). The provider is liable under the limitation on compensation for the foreseeable typical contractual damages in the contract for such damages caused by a slightly negligent breach of cardinal duties by him or his legal representatives or agents. With slightly negligent breach of obligations which are not major obligations the provider shall not be liable. The liability for damages that fall within the scope of a providers guarantee or warranty and liability for claims under the Product Liability Act and damages resulting from injury to life, limb or health remains unaffected.

(2) Copyright

The information published on this website and works are copyrighted. Each usage of information and works not covered by the German copyright law requires the prior written consent of the respective author or originator. This applies in particular to reproduction, adaptation, translation, storage, processing and reproduction of contents in databases or other electronic media and systems. Content and third-party contributions are marked as such. The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of individual contents or complete pages is prohibited and punishable. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted. Links to this website are welcome at any time and require no permission from the website owner. The presentation of this website in external frames is only allowed with permission.

(3) Data

By visiting the website of the provider information about the access (date, time, page viewed) are saved on the server. These data are not personal data, they are anonymous. It is used solely for statistical purposes. Disclosure to third parties for commercial or noncommercial purposes does not occur. In addition, data are stored on the user’s computer. This data is called a “cookie”, which serve to simplify the access to the site. The user has the option to disable this feature within the web browser. In this case, however, there may be limitations on the usability of my website. The provider expressly points out that data transmission over the Internet (eg communication by e-mail) might include security vulnerabilities and can not be completely protected against access by third parties. The use of the provider’s contact – especially telephone and e-mail address – for commercial advertising is expressly not allowed, unless the provider has given his written consent or there is already a business contact. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data. For further information about privacy please read my Privacy Policy.

(4) Applicable Law

It is only the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. In case of differences between the German and the English version of the website and any information granted here, only the German version shall prevail.

Information about the platform for online dispute resolution

Alternative dispute resolution pursuant to Art. 14 para. 1 ODR-VO and § 36 VSBG: The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (OS), which can be found at, We are not obligated and unwilling to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board.

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