In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data during the use of our website. Personal data are all data by means of which you are personally identified or identifiable, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.
The controller according to Art. 4 para. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Mathias N. Schubert, Attorney at law (Rechtsanwalt), Rolshover Str. 535, 51105 Cologne, Germany, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competent supervisory authority:
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Postfach 20 04 44, 40102 Düsseldorf, Tel.: 0211/38424-0, Fax: 0211/38424-10, E-Mail: email@example.com.
1. Collection of general information
When accessing our website, the browser used aon your terminal device will automatically send information of general nature to the server of our website. That information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The information collected without action on your part and stored until its automatic deletion includes, inter alia, the type of web browser used, the operating system used, and the domain name of your Internet Service Provider.
This general information does not permit us do draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, the information is used in order to display the content of our Website correctly and to ascertain its long-term operability.
This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different languages.
b) Transient Cookies (Session cookies)
These Cookies support or optimize the function of our Website during your visit. When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.
c) Persistent Cookies (Third-party cookies)
We use neither Advertisement Cookies nor Social Media Buttons on our website. The Analytics Cookies we use capture statistics in anonymous form, which means that their deployment does not require a permission or justification.
d) Legal Basis
Where cookies are used to collect data to initiate a contract or to support its implementation, the legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 point b) GDPR.
If the processing does not serve to initiate a contract or support its implementation, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality and the further development of our website. The legal basis in this case is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 point (f)) GDPR.
e) Disabling Cookies
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can also configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or that notice is always given before a new cookie is set. Full deactivation of cookies, however, may result in not being able to use all functionalities of our Website.
3. Further collection of data
Further personal data is collected by us only if you provide this information voluntarily, for example in the context of an inquiry. If you make personal data available to us, we will only use it to respond to your inquiry, or for purposes of concluding and implementing a contract with you.
Of course, we will treat all information we receive from you confidentially.
4. Communication via E-Mail
Obviously, we will seize all technical and organizational possibilities to ensure storage of your personal data in such a way that the data are not accessible to third parties. However, when communicating via E-Mail, full data security cannot be guaranteed, so you might wish to consider sending confidential information by post.
5. The rights of data subjects
You are entitled
- to confirmation of whether data concerning you is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (Art. 15 GDPR);
- to require the rectification of inaccurate personal data or the completion of incomplete personal data stored by us (Art. 16 GDPR)
- to the immediate deletion of data concerning you (Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary pursuant to Art. 17 para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
- to receive the personal data that you have made available to us in a structured, usual and machine-readable format or to require their transmission to another controller (Art. 20 GDPR);
- to revoke at any time your consent given to us. This has the consequence that we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing that was based on that consent (Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR); and
- to file a complaint with the supervisory authority if you believe that data concerning you is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (Art. 77 GDPR). As a rule, you can address the supervisory authority at your usual residence or place of work, or at the seat of our law firm for this purpose.
Right to object: As far as your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests of the controller or of a third party (Art. 6 para. 1 subpara 1 point (f) GDPR), you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation (Art. 21 GDPR).
The special right to object against direct advertising is not pertinent, as your data are not being used for this purpose.
If you wish to make use of your right of objection, an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org will be sufficient.