Data protection

1. Scope

1.1 The following privacy policy applies to the use of the website www.menoldbezler.de and the services offered via this website. This website is provided by Menold Bezler Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft, Rheinstahlstraße 3, 70469 Stuttgart, e-mail: kontakt$@%&/()=@menoldbezler.$@.%&/()=de as the controller within the meaning of Art. 4 EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). You can contact our data protection officer at datenschutz$@%&/()=@menoldbezler.$@.%&/()=de or by post to the address stated above, F.A.O. “The Data Protection Officer”.

1.2 We take the protection of your personal information extremely seriously, particularly where the observance of privacy rights during the processing and use of this information is concerned. The following provisions provide details of how we collect personal information during the use of our website. Personal information means all information that relates to you personally, such as name, address, e-mail address, user behaviour.

2. Automated data collection and processing by the browser

2.1 Like all websites, our server automatically collects the following information in server log files, which are transmitted by the browser, unless this has been disabled in your browser settings. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following information, which is required in order to correctly display the website and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR):

  • IP address of the requesting device
  • file request from client
  • http response code
  • the Internet pages through which you access our website (referrer URL)
  • time of server request
  • browser type and version
  • operating system of the requesting computer

There is no personalised analysis of the server log files. At no time is the Provider able to attribute this information to a specific person. Furthermore, according to Google, this information is not combined with other information held by Google.

2.2 This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is as a rule transferred to a Google Server in the USA, where it is then stored. If IP-anonymisation is activated for this website, Google will first truncate your IP-address within the EU Member States or in other states that are party to the EFTA Agreement. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP-address transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is subsequently truncated.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with other services connected with the use of the website. The IP address transmitted to Google Analytics from your browser is not combined with other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies in your browser settings; please note, however, that this may mean that you are unable to use the functions of this website in full. In addition, you can prevent the collection, transmission to and processing by Google of the information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP-address) by downloading and installing the Browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizelp()”. This means that IP-addresses are processes in truncated form, excluding any direct reference to specific persons. If the data collected can be linked directly to you, if will be immediately excluded from further processing and deleted.

We use Google Analytics to allow us to analyse the use of our website and make regular improvements to user-friendliness. The statistics can help us to improve our offering and make it more interesting for you, the user. For the exceptional cases in which personal information is transmitted to the USA, Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield Program, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6(1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Third party provider information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Use: www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview of privacy: www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, as well as the privacy policy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

3. Data collection and processing of information provided voluntarily

3.1  General Contact

If you submit personal information by e-mail or through our website (surname, name, e-mail address, address) this is generally on a voluntary basis. This information is used to implement the contractual relationship, to process your requests and for our own market research or opinion polling, as well as for the purposes of postal and e-mail advertising from us. This information is not used in any other way or for any other purpose, and in particular shall not be shared with third parties for the purposes of advertising, market research or opinion polling. The data collected in this connection is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to store it, or we restrict the processing where statutory storage requirements apply. The legal basis is Art. 6(1) lit. b) GDPR or Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR.

3.2 Newsletter

 

With your consent, you can subscribe to our newsletter, in which we provide regular updates on the latest legal developments, interesting events and Menold Bezler’s work.

We use the ‘double opt-in’ procedure for newsletter subscriptions. This means that after you enter your e-mail to subscribe, we will send an e-mail to that address requesting confirmation that you wish to subscribe to our newsletter. If you do not confirm your subscription within 24 hours, the information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. We also store your IP address and the time of registration and confirmation, respectively. The purpose of this procedure is to have evidence of your registration and, if necessary, to clarify any abuse of your personal information.

The only mandatory information for the provision of the newsletter is a valid e-mail address. The provision of any further information is voluntary and is used solely to address you personally. Once you have confirmed your subscription, we will store the information provided for the purposes of sending the newsletter (the legal basis is Art. 6(1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR).

You can withdraw your consent to the newsletter subscription and unsubscribe at any time. To unsubscribe, click on the unsubscribe button in the newsletter e-mail or directly via the unsubscribe form on this website.

 

4. Disclosure to Third Parties

 

4.1.If you have provided personal information to us, as a rule this information will not be disclosed to third parties. Disclosure takes place only

  • as consented to by you (see clause 3.2). Details of the recipients or categories of recipients will be provided upon collection of the data.
  • to commissioned sub-contractors in the course of processing your requests, orders and the use of our services, who are provided with this information solely for the purposes of performing specified tasks, to be used only as stipulated.
  • to service providers in the course of order data processing pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR. These service providers were carefully selected by us and commissioned, are bound by our instructions and the provisions of the GDPR and are regularly monitored. - for the purposes of fulfilling legal obligations.

4.2 This website uses social plugins. Social plugins are web applications that connect this website with selected social networks. However, the Social Plugins are not directly embedded, but need first to be activated by a separate click. Only when these are activated will a connection be established to the social networks, irrespective of whether you do, in fact, click on the Social Plugins. This connection allows your IP-address and user information for the social network concerned to be transmitted. Details of the individual Social Plugins are provided in Section 6.

5. Cookies

5.1 This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in your browser’s cache. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:

  • Transient cookies (see 5.2)
  • Persistent cookies (see 5.3)

5.2 Transient Cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes session cookies. They store a so-called session-ID, with which various requests from your browser can be allocated to the joint session. This allows your device to be recognised when you next visit the website. The Session-Cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

5.3 Persistent Cookies are automatically deleted after a certain time, which differs depending on the cookie. You can disable cookies at any time in the privacy settings of your browser.

5.4 You can configure your browser settings to disable third-party cookies or to block all cookies. We would like to point out that this may, however, mean you are not able to use all of the functions of this website in full.

6. Your rights

6.1 You have the following rights with respect to your personal information:

  • right to information,
  • right to rectification and erasure,
  • right to restriction of processing,
  • right to object to processing,
  • right to data portability

Please contact Menold Bezler Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft, Rheinstahlstraße 3, 70469 Stuttgart, or e-mail: kontakt$@%&/()=@menoldbezler.$@.%&/()=de.

6.2 You also have the right to lodge a complaint concerning our processing of your personal information with a data protection supervisory authority.