Privacy Policy

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:

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:

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.

2. Use of Cookies

a) General

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.

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)

If necessary, our website may also use cookies from companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of analyzing or improving the features of our website. The duration of data storage may vary. In the case of Polylang (a Cookie that determines the language in which the Website is displayed) and Algolia (a Cookie that enables the use of the Algolia Search functionality on the Website) the duration is 365 days.

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 will be sufficient.