Legal notice


Service provider and party responsible for content within the meaning of Section 5(1) of the German Telemedia Act:


reichert & reichert
Tax Consultancy & Law Firm
Max-Porzig-Straße 1
78224 Singen, Germany


Telephone +49 (0)7731 9587-0
Fax +49 (0)7731 9587-400


Dr. Hansjörg Reichert


VAT reg. no.: DE 142747322


Supervisory authorities responsible:
South Baden Association of Tax Consultants in Freiburg
Freiburg Bar Association



Information about data protection when using our Instagram page in accordance with Art. 13, 14 GDPR


Below you will find information about our processing of your personal data when you use our Instagram page and the data protection rights available to you in respect of us.


Please consider carefully which personal data you exchange and share with us on Instagram.


Instagram is a Facebook product. All data collected via Instagram are processed by Facebook.


You can also find out about us and the services we offer on our website at In this case, no information will be provided to Facebook.



I. Processing of personal data by us when using our Instagram page


The data provided by you on our Instagram page, such as comments, likes, private messages and photographs, are published by the social network Instagram and are not used or processed by us at any time for any purpose other than the following.


We process the data entered by you on our Instagram page by commenting on them and sharing them or using them to communicate with you via the social network. In doing so, we reserve the right to erase content insofar as we deem this necessary. The legal basis for processing the data in these cases is our legitimate interest in our PR work and our company advertising in accordance with Art. 6(1) sentence 1 point (f) GDPR.


If you make contact with us via Instagram messenger or send us queries, the data you provide are processed exclusively to deal with and answer your contact query and the associated administration. The legal basis for processing the data in these cases is our legitimate interest in dealing with your reason for contacting us in accordance with Art. 6(1) sentence 1 point (f) GDPR. If the reason for your contact is to conclude a contract or take steps prior to entering into a contract, the additional reason for processing is Art. 6(1) sentence 1 point (b) GDPR. We erase the data collected in connection with your contact once storage is no longer required or we restrict processing if there are statutory retention obligations. For the personal data provided when you make contact, we assume that no further storage is required if the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been resolved definitively.


We may refer you to other, more secure means of communication to answer your query. If you wish to prevent Instagram from processing personal data you send to us, please contact us by different means, e.g. using the address given in our legal notice.


Unless you make use of your right to object to processing of personal data concerning you on the basis of a balance of interests, we erase your data as soon as the legitimate interest mentioned above ceases to apply or we restrict processing if statutory obligations pursuant to  Art. 6(1) sentence 1 point (c) GDPR prevent erasure.



II. Processing of personal data by Facebook


When you visit our Instagram page, Facebook processes, among other things, your IP address and other information present in the form of cookies on your mobile end device on which you are using Instagram. Facebook processes the data collected among other things for the purposes of providing, personalising and improving its products and adapting advertising more closely to your personal tendencies and interests. In addition, this information is made available to us, as the operator of the Instagram page, as statistical information about the use of our page in aggregated form. The visitor statistics produced are only ever sent to us in anonymised form. We have no access to the underlying data.


In addition, demographic and geographical information may be provided to us. We can use this information to display specifically interest-based advertising without gaining direct knowledge of the visitor’s identity.


If visitors use Instagram on various end devices, recording and analysis can also take place across devices if the visitor is registered and logged into their own profile.


As the operator of the Instagram page, we cannot identify the countries within or outside the EU in which the data are stored by Facebook, the scope and duration of their storage, whether Facebook meets existing erasure obligations, the analyses and connections made with the data, nor the parties to whom the data are passed on. In particular, we are not able to determine whether and to what extent Facebook uses web tracking tools, irrespective of whether you are registered or logged in as a user of the social network, and uses your profile and behaviour data to analyse your habits, personal relationships and preferences, or the extent to which activities on the Instagram page can be associated with individual users. Also, we are not aware whether and to what extent Facebook processes data relating to our page for its own purposes or they are passed on to third parties.


If you wish to prevent Facebook from processing data about you, you should log out of Instagram or disable the “stay signed in” function, delete the cookies on your device and, if necessary, close and re-open your browser.


Other options are available in the Facebook and Instagram settings under Facebook Ad-Preferences, in the Instagram privacy & security section and with the right to object form. Processing of information using the cookies deployed by Facebook can also be prevented by not accepting cookies from third-party providers or Facebook in your own browser settings.


You can find information about data processing by Instagram and the options Facebook offers to manage and erase the data processed by Facebook in the provider’s privacy policy in its latest version at and under “Privacy policy” on the homepage of the social network.



III. Your rights as the data subject


If data are collected to pursue one of our legitimate interests on the basis of Art. 6(1) sentence 1 point (f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons relating to your particular situation.


You have the right to information about the personal data stored concerning you and to rectification of incorrect data and to erasure, if one of the reasons specified in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data are no longer required for the purposes pursued. You also have the right to restriction of processing, if one of the conditions specified in Art. 18 GDPR applies, and the right to data portability in cases covered by Art. 20 GDPR. Under Art. 22 GDPR, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or otherwise significantly disadvantages you.


If you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the provisions of data protection law, you have the right under Art. 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The right to lodge a complaint may be pursued, in particular, with a supervisory authority in the Member State in which you reside or which is the place of the alleged infringement.



IV. Joint controllers pursuant to Art. 26 GDPR & contact details


We, as the operator of the Instagram page, and Facebook are joint controllers.


We process data as described under I., Facebook collects and processes data as set out under II.


You may assert your rights as listed under III. at any time in respect both of us and of Facebook Ireland Limited (“Facebook Ireland”).


If you wish to assert your rights in respect of us, you can contact us in person at the address given in the legal notice. You can also contact our data protection officer in person at the above address or by email at


We are obliged to forward your query to Facebook Ireland. Facebook Ireland will notify you and ensure that your rights can be upheld (including information obligations Art. 12-13 GDPR, rights of data subjects Art. 15-22 GDPR and data security and notification of breaches of data protection Art. 32-34 GDPOR). In addition, Facebook Ireland is responsible for ensuring the security of data processing. We have no control over whether Facebook actually stops processing or whether your data are erased once the purpose no longer applies.


If you wish to contact Facebook Ireland directly, please do so at Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland. You can contact the data protection officer using the contact form provided online on the social network site at  


When you use Instagram, Facebook Ireland may send your data to a server of the parent company in the USA. Processing of data in the USA is associated with corresponding risks, e.g. covert access by the US authorities.