Privacy Statement

We welcome you to the website of Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. Protecting the privacy of your data is important to us. Here we would like to provide you with information to the extent and for which purposes we collect and process your personal data via this website. Should you wish to view or update your personal data that we have processed, please contact us at datenschutz@german-law.com or contact our data protection officer via conventional mail at Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, ABC-Straße 15, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

I. Responsible Party and Service Provider

Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, ABC-Straße 15, 20354 Hamburg („we“) is Controller in the context of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and also service provider in the context of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). Accordingly, this Privacy Statement fulfils our obligation to inform with regard to the type, scope and purposes of processing your personal data in accordance with Art. 12 - 14 GDPR and § 13 Para. 1 TMG.  

II. Subject-matter of Data Protection

‘Personal Data’ is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; identifiable is any natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. This includes, for example, information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, but also usage data such as your IP address according to current case law

‘Processing’ is any operation or set of operations performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data, either by automated means or otherwise, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

The extent and type of collection, Processing and use of your Personal Data will differ depending on whether you contact us via our website or use our website for informative purposes only. 

III. Processing Your Personal Data Collected with Your Participation

We collect and store your Personal Data in connection with the use of this website when you, upon your own initiative, make it available to us. We use such Personal Data without separate consent exclusively to process your respective request. You are always free to choose whether you will provide us with your data for the purposes in question. As far as the nature of your request allows, you may contact us anonymously or under the use of a pseudonym.

Should you send us an e-mail; we will store your e-mail address and any Personal Data contained in the message. We do this exclusively in order to process your request and to be able to provide you with quality customer service. The legal basis of this data Processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR. You may object to this data Processing at any time (Art. 21 GDPR). After the intention has concluded or an objection has been received, we will delete the relevant data, unless we are legally entitled or obligated to maintain its storage. Should e-mail communication in the context of an existing contract occur or you contact us for further information concerning our products and services , we will process your Personal Data in order to fulfil the contract or to perform the pre-contractual measures you request (Art. 6 Para. 1 b) GDPR). 

With regard to data Processing in the course of e-mail contact, you can exercise your rights as a data subject at any time (see VII.).

IV. Processing Personal Data Collected without Your Active Cooperation

When you visit our website only for informative purposes, we collect and use the access data that your internet browser automatically transmits and store it in a so-called log file on the server. This includes the client's file request, the date and time of the page request, the success of the page request, the amount of data transferred, the type and version of browser you are using, your operating system, the IP address assigned to you by the provider and the website from which you are visiting us. This data is a technical necessity for the operation of our website on the web server. Furthermore, the short-term storage of such log files is useful when resolving attempts to attack or possibly exploit websites. These circumstances are the basis of our legitimate interest in Processing the data in order to offer you our services and this data will be deleted when no longer necessary (legal basis: Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR, § 15 Para. 1 TMG).

Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in your web browser and collect information about your use of our website when you visit it. This information helps us to better understand the user’s needs and the technical behavior of our website and in such helping us to improve its content, usability and functionality also being a legitimate interest of ours, as in the context of the statutory provisions of Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR. The information in the cookies is used for creating anonymous user profiles. Pursuant to § 15 Para. 3 TMG and/or Art. 21 GDPR you may object to the data Processing in question at any time. You can effectively block cookies from our domain „german-law.com“ in your browser settings. If your browser offers this function, you can also activate the "do-not-track-function", which means that our cookies will not record your visit to our website . However, we would like to point out that the exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions in the use of our website.

 

We use Google Analytics, a web analyses service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookies about your use of our websites is regularly transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. However, due to activated IP masking on our website, Google shortens your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then be shortened there. Google uses the information obtained with cookies on our behalf to analyze your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website and internet use. Only anonymized user profiles can be created from the processed data. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, as described at the beginning of this section. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data described above by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available here. Further information on data protection and to learn more about how your privacy is protected when you use Google services, please visit the following links:

V. Disclosure of Data to Third Parties

Your Personal Data will always be treated confidentially and will not be passed on to other third parties unless you have expressly consented. However, some data must always be disclosed to select third parties in strict compliance with legal requirements:  If external service providers (e.g. in the area of accounting or IT) come into contact with your Personal Data, this takes place within the scope of so-called order processing. This is expressly provided for by law and follows our legitimate interest in offering our services on a user-friendly, secure and economically sensible basis (legal basis: (Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR). We remain responsible for the protection of your data in this case as well. Our service providers work exclusively according to our instructions, in accordance with applicable data protection law and this Privacy Statement, which we ensure through appropriate contractual agreements pursuant to Art. 28 Para. 3 GDPR and additional audits. We have concluded such a data processing agreement in particular with the IT company that hosts our website on their server operated in Europe as well as with our web-designer. 

We also reserve the right to disclose your personal data if we are legally obligated to do so or if required to do so by authorities or law enforcement bodies in a clearly justified manner.

VI. Security of Your Data

We will provide the suitable technical and organizational measures within the context of Art. 32 GDPR, to protect the data you have transmitted, in particular protecting it from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons.

VII. Your Rights as a Data Subject

You can request information at any time and free of charge about the extent, the origin and the recipients of your personal that we have collected and the purposes of its storage (Art. 15 GDPR). You may at any time request that inaccurate data be corrected (Art. 16 GDPR). You also have the option to receive the personal data concerning yourself in a structured, common and machine-readable format (Art. 20 GDPR). You may object to future use of your Personal Data (Art. 21 GDPR), request a partial or complete deletion (Art. 17 GDPR), or request restrictive processing or blocking (Art. 18 GDPR). We will examine your request and, unless there is any other legal basis for further processing, comply with it. We will inform you of the result. There is no specific form in which to exercise this right, please write to us by e-mail, for example, at datenschutz@german-law.com

Regardless, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority at any time if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR. (Art. 77 Para. 1 GDPR).

VIII. Updating this Privacy Statement

We will update this Privacy Statement periodically to protect your personal information. Please check this Privacy Statement from time to time to see if we have updated it.