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Data Protection Policy

Privacy Policy

Name and address of the controller

The controller (“we”) within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the Member States and other data protection provisions is:

Rechtsanwälte
Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
Kaiserswerther Straße 119
40474 Düsseldorf
Telefon: +49 2 11 5 18 82 - 0
Telefax: +49 2 11 5 18 82 - 100
E-Mail: duesseldorf@hlfp.de


Information on the collection of personal data

We provide you below with information on the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data which concern you personally e.g. name, address, email addresses, user behaviour.

When you contact us by email or using a contact form, the data provided by you (your email address, your name and telephone number, if applicable) are stored by us in order for us to answer your questions. We erase the resulting data in this context when storage is no longer required or we restrict the processing if legal obligations to keep and retain records exist. The legal basis is of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR or, if it serves the performance of a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract, Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.

If we have recourse to the resources of engaged service providers for individual functions of our website or wish to use your data for advertising purposes, you shall be informed of this in detail below. We also state the criteria determined for the storage period.


Your rights

You have the following rights vis-à-vis ourselves regarding personal data concerning yourself:

  • right to access
  • right to rectification or erasure
  • right to restriction of the processing
  • right to object to the processing
  • right to data portability

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority on data protection concerning the processing of your personal data by us.


Collection of personal data when visiting our website

When using the website merely for informational purposes i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we shall collect only the personal data which your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we shall collect the following data which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR):

(1) Information concerning the browser type and the version used

(2) User’s operating system and its interface

(3) User’s internet service provider

(4) User’s IP address

(5) Date and time of access

(6) Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website

(7) Websites which are accessed by the user’s system via our website

(8) Volume of data transmitted

(9) Access status/HTTP status code

In addition to the above-mentioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard drive, allocated to the browser you use, and through which the party setting the cookie (in this case by us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the website overall more user friendly and efficient.


Use of cookies

a) This website uses the following types of cookies, their scope and functioning are explained below:

  • transient cookies (see b)
  • persistent cookies (see c)

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They include in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session ID that can be used to assign various inquiries from your browser during the shared session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a prescribed period, which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

d) You can configure your browser setting as you wish and e.g. refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. In that case, however, please be aware that you might not be able to use all the features of this website.


Newsletter

If, pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO have expressly consented, we will use your e-mail address to send you regular newsletters. For the receipt of the newsletter the indication of an E-Mail address is sufficient. The specification of additional, separately marked data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally.

The deregistration is possible at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively you can also send your unsubscribe request to duesseldorf@hlfp.de by e-mail.

If you have consented, we will evaluate your user behavior when sending the newsletter. For this evaluation, the emails sent include so-called web beacons or tracking pixels that represent one-pixel image files stored on our website. For the analysis, we link the data collected automatically when visiting the website (see above "Collection of personal data when visiting our website") and the web beacons with your e-mail address and an individual ID. With the data obtained in this way, we create a user profile to tailor the newsletter to your individual interests. In doing so, we record when you read our newsletters, which links you click in and conclude your personal interests. We link this data with actions you have taken on our website. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DS-GVO.

You can object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link provided in each e-mail or informing us via another contact path. The information will be stored as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter. After logging out, we store the data purely statistically and anonymously.


Contact form

For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address so that we know who the request came from and to answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO based on your voluntarily granted consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of the request made by you.


Disclosure of data

A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.

We only share your personal data with third parties if:

You your according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO have given express consent to this the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in not disclosing your data, in the event that disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO is a legal obligation, as well this is legally permissible and according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO is required for the settlement of contractual relationships with you.


Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.

In the cookie information is stored, each resulting in connection with the specific terminal used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our page.

In addition, to improve usability, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to take advantage of our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made, so you do not have to re-enter them.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer (see above "Collection of personal data when visiting our website"). These cookies allow us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time.

The data processed by cookies are for the purposes mentioned in order to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as third parties according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit.f DSGVO required.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or always a hint appears before a new cookie is created. However, disabling cookies completely may mean that you can not use all features of our website.


Contradiction right

If your personal data are based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO are processed, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct mail. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying any particular situation. If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to duesseldorf@hlfp.de.


Updating of this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy, where necessary, to take account of technical developments or in relation to new services or products offered. The current version can be viewed at all times on our website.