1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your
personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to
personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult
our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
Data recording on our website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available
under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information
you enter into our contact form.
Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily
technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is
recorded automatically when you access our website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data
may be used to analyse your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived
personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand
that your data are rectified, blocked or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the
address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this
or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent
Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of
your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to
Restriction of Data Processing.”
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our website.
Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a
rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot
be traced back to you. You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance
by not using certain tools. For detailed information about this, please consult our Data Protection
You do have the option to object to such analyses. We will brief you on the objection options in this Data
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence,
we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data
protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises
data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we
collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the
information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications)
may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
(vollständige Anschrift auf Anfrage)
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes
decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data.
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also
revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an
informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that
occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct
advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at
any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique
situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on
which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an
objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present
compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights
and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal
entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at
any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This
also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your
personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to
Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory
agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the
place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other
administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your
consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine
readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done
only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or
inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption
programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the
browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand
information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the
processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you
have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate
to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is
concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information
Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need
some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to
demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the
restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal
entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead
of its eradication.
If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be
weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the
right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving –
may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to
protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by
the European Union or a member state of the EU.
3. Recording of data on our website
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your
computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly,
effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your leave
our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to
recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed
and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific
situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you
deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide
certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit.
f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free
and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your
browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.
Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server
log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
The type and version of browser used
The used operating system
The hostname of the accessing computer
The time of the server inquiry
The IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate
interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to
achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any
contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event
that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent
(Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us.
To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without
prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the
data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being
archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without
prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name,
request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these
data on without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution
of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is
based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since
we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your
consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request).
Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
You have the option to register on our website to be able to use additional website functions. We shall use
the data you enter only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service you have registered for. The
required information we request at the time of registration must be entered in full. Otherwise we shall reject
To notify you of any important changes to the scope of our portfolio or in the event of technical
modifications, we shall use the e-mail address provided during the registration process.
We shall process the data entered during the registration process on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1
lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you
are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the
lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
The data recorded during the registration process shall be stored by us as long as you are registered on our
website. Subsequently, such data shall be deleted. This shall be without prejudice to mandatory statutory
The comment function on this website
When you use the comment function on this website, information on the time the comment was generated
and your e-mail-address and, if you are not posting anonymously, the user name you have selected will be
archived in addition to your comments.
Storage of the IP address
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of all users who enter comments. Given that we do not
review the comments prior to publishing them, we need this information in order to take action against the
author in the event of rights violations, such as defamation or propaganda.
Subscribing to comments
As a user of this website, you have the option to subscribe to comments after you have registered. You will
receive a confirmation e-mail, the purpose of which is to verify whether you are the actual holder of the
provided e-mail address. You can deactivate this function at any time by following a respective link in the
information e-mails. The data entered in conjunction with subscriptions to comments will be deleted in this
case. However, if you have communicated this information to us for other purposes and from a different
location (e.g. when subscribing to the newsletter), the data shall remain in our possession.
Storage period for comments
Comments and any affiliated information (e.g. the IP address) shall be stored by us and remain on our
website until the content the comment pertained to has been deleted in its entirety or if the comments had
to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. insulting comments).
Comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at
any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal
notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred
prior to your revocation.
4. Social media
eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool
Users may share the content of our website and its pages in a data protection law compliant manner on
social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. For this purpose, this website uses the
eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool . This tool does not establish a direct connection between the network and the
user until the user has actively clicked on one of the buttons. The click on this button constitutes content as
defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. This consent may be revoked by the user at any time, which shall affect
all future actions.
This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of these platforms. If the user is
registered with one of the social networks, an information window will pop up as soon as the social button of
Facebook, Google+1, Twitter et al is used, which allows the user to confirm the text prior to sending it.
Our users have the option to share the content of this website and its page in a data protection law
compliant manner on social networks, without entire browsing histories are being generated by the
operators of these networks.
Facebook plug-ins (Like & Share button)
We have integrated plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way,
Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, on our website. You will be able to recognise Facebook plug-ins by the
Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins is available under
the following link:
Whenever you visit our website and its pages, the plug-in will establish a direct connection between your
browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook will receive the information that you have visited
our website with your plug-in. However, if you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into
your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website and its pages with your Facebook profile. As
a result, Facebook will be able to allocate the visit to our website and its pages to your Facebook user
account. We have to point out, that we as the provider of the website do not have any knowledge of the
transferred data and its use by Facebook. For more detailed information, please consult the Data Privacy
Declaration of Facebook at:
If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate your visit to our website and its pages to your Facebook
user account, please log out of your Facebook account while you are on our website.
The use of the Facebook plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a
legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media.
We have integrated functions of the social media platform Twitter into our website. These functions are
provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. While you use
Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to
other users. During this process, data are transferred to Twitter as well. We must point out, that we, the
providers of the website and its pages do not know anything about the content of the data transferred and
the use of this information by Twitter. For more details, please consult Twitter’s Data Privacy Declaration at:
The use of Twitter plug-ins is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate
interest in being as visible as possible on social media.
You have the option to reset your data protection settings on Twitter under the account settings at
Our website and its pages use functions of Google+; the provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre
Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Recording and sharing of information: With the assistance of the Google+ button, you can publish
information worldwide. The Google+ button provides you and other users with custom tailored Google
content as well as content of our partners. Google saves the information you have entered for content with
+1 as well as information about the website/page you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 entries may
appear as information along with your profile name and your photo on Google services, such as in search
results or in your Google profile or in other locations on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. To be
able to use the Google+ button, you will need a public Google profile, which is visible around the world,
which must contain at least the name you have chosen for your profile. This name is used in conjunction with
all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you have used when sharing
content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know
your e-mail address or are in possession of other information related to you that identifies you.
Use of the recorded information: Besides the abovementioned purposes of use, the information you provide
is also used in compliance with the applicable Google Data Privacy Policies. Google may potentially publish
summary statistics about the +1 activities of its users or shares this information with users and partners,
such as publishers, prospective customers or affiliated websites.
The use of the Google+ plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a
legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media.
We have integrated functions of the public media platform Instagram into our website. These functions are
being offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
If you are logged into your Instagram account, you may click the Instagram button to link contents from our
website to your Instagram profile. This enables Instagram to allocate your visit to our website to your user
account. We have to point out that we as the provider of the website and its pages do not have any
knowledge of the content of the data transferred and its use by Instagram.
The use of the Instagram plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a
legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media.
For more information on this subject, please consult Instagram’s Data Privacy Declaration at:
5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses the WordPress tool Stats in order to statistically analyse user access information. The
provider of the solution is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.
of this website. The information generated by the cookies concerning the use of our website is stored on
servers in the United States. Your IP address is rendered anonymous after processing and prior to the
storage of the data.
“WordPress Stats” cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.
The storage of “WordPress Stats” cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f
GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user patterns, in order to
optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising.
You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified anytime cookies are placed and you
can permit cookies only in certain cases or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in
general and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing of the browser. If you
deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
You do have the option to object to the collection and use of your data for future implications by placing an
opt out cookie into your browser by clicking on the following link:
If you delete the cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
6. Plug-ins and Tools
YouTube with expanded data protection integration
Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube platform, which is being operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry
Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that
YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video.
Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled
out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a
video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on our website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be
established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are
logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your
browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your
device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about our website
visitor. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of
improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay
on your device until you delete them.
Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have
started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner.
Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest.