Privacy Policy

Per­sonal data (usu­ally referred to just as “data” below) will only be processed by us to the extent nec­es­sary and for the pur­pose of pro­vid­ing a func­tional and user-friendly web­site, includ­ing its con­tents, and the ser­vices offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (here­inafter referred to as the “GDPR”), “pro­cess­ing” refers to any oper­a­tion or set of oper­a­tions such as col­lec­tion, record­ing, orga­ni­za­tion, struc­tur­ing, stor­age, adap­ta­tion, alter­ation, retrieval, con­sul­ta­tion, use, dis­clo­sure by trans­mis­sion, dis­sem­i­na­tion, or oth­er­wise mak­ing avail­able, align­ment, or com­bi­na­tion, restric­tion, era­sure, or destruc­tion per­formed on per­sonal data, whether by auto­mated means or not.

The fol­low­ing pri­vacy pol­icy is intended to inform you in par­tic­u­lar about the type, scope, pur­pose, dura­tion, and legal basis for the pro­cess­ing of such data either under our own con­trol or in con­junc­tion with oth­ers. We also inform you below about the third-party com­po­nents we use to opti­mize our web­site and improve the user expe­ri­ence which may result in said third par­ties also pro­cess­ing data they col­lect and con­trol.

Our pri­vacy pol­icy is struc­tured as fol­lows:

I. Infor­ma­tion about us as con­trollers of your data
II. The rights of users and data sub­jects
III. Infor­ma­tion about the data pro­cess­ing

I. Information about us as controllers of your data

The party respon­si­ble for this web­site (the “con­troller”) for pur­poses of data pro­tec­tion law is:

Hel­mut Kraus, Almute Kraus
Hohen­zoller­nallee 37
40235 Düs­sel­dorf
Ger­many

II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data pro­cess­ing to be described in more detail below, users and data sub­jects have the right to con­fir­ma­tion of whether data con­cern­ing them is being processed, infor­ma­tion about the data being processed, fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the nature of the data pro­cess­ing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
to cor­rect or com­plete incor­rect or incom­plete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR); to the imme­di­ate dele­tion of data con­cern­ing them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alter­na­tively, if fur­ther pro­cess­ing is nec­es­sary as stip­u­lated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said pro­cess­ing per Art. 18 GDPR;
to receive copies of the data con­cern­ing them and/or pro­vided by them and to have the same trans­mit­ted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
to file com­plaints with the super­vi­sory author­ity if they believe that data con­cern­ing them is being processed by the con­troller in breach of data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­sions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addi­tion, the con­troller is obliged to inform all recip­i­ents to whom it dis­closes data of any such cor­rec­tions, dele­tions, or restric­tions placed on pro­cess­ing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. How­ever, this oblig­a­tion does not apply if such noti­fi­ca­tion is impos­si­ble or involves a dis­pro­por­tion­ate effort. Nev­er­the­less, users have a right to infor­ma­tion about these recip­i­ents.

Like­wise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data sub­jects have the right to object to the con­troller’s future pro­cess­ing of their data pur­suant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In par­tic­u­lar, an objec­tion to data pro­cess­ing for the pur­pose of direct adver­tis­ing is per­mis­si­ble.

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our web­site will be deleted or blocked as soon as the pur­pose for its stor­age ceases to apply, pro­vided the dele­tion of the same is not in breach of any statu­tory stor­age oblig­a­tions or unless oth­er­wise stip­u­lated below.

Cook­ies
a) Ses­sion cook­ies

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 or to offer a shop­ping cart func­tion.

The legal basis for such pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, inso­far as these cook­ies are used to col­lect data to ini­ti­ate or process con­trac­tual rela­tion­ships.

If the pro­cess­ing does not serve to ini­ti­ate or process a con­tract, our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in improv­ing the func­tion­al­ity of our web­site. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, these ses­sion cook­ies are deleted.
b) Third-party cook­ies

If nec­es­sary, our web­site may also use cook­ies from com­pa­nies with whom we coop­er­ate for the pur­pose of adver­tis­ing, ana­lyz­ing, or improv­ing the fea­tures of our web­site.

Please refer to the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion for details, in par­tic­u­lar for the legal basis and pur­pose of such third-party col­lec­tion and pro­cess­ing of data col­lected through cook­ies.
c) Dis­abling cook­ies

You can refuse the use of cook­ies by chang­ing the set­tings on your browser. Like­wise, you can use the browser to delete cook­ies that have already been stored. How­ever, the steps and mea­sures required vary, depend­ing on the browser you use. If you have any ques­tions, please use the help func­tion or con­sult the doc­u­men­ta­tion for your browser or con­tact its maker for sup­port. Browser set­tings can­not pre­vent so-called flash cook­ies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the set­ting of your Flash player. The steps and mea­sures required for this also depend on the Flash player you are using. If you have any ques­tions, please use the help func­tion or con­sult the doc­u­men­ta­tion for your Flash player or con­tact its maker for sup­port.

If you pre­vent or restrict the instal­la­tion of cook­ies, not all of the func­tions on our site may be fully usable.

Order pro­cess­ing

The data you sub­mit when order­ing goods and/or ser­vices from us will have to be processed in order to ful­fill your order. Please note that orders can­not be processed with­out pro­vid­ing this data.

The legal basis for this pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

After your order has been com­pleted, your per­sonal data will be deleted, but only after the reten­tion peri­ods required by tax and com­mer­cial law.

In order to process your order, we will share your data with the ship­ping com­pany respon­si­ble for deliv­ery to the extent required to deliver your order and/or with the pay­ment ser­vice provider to the extent required to process your pay­ment.
The legal basis for the trans­fer of this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Cus­tomer account/registration

If you cre­ate a cus­tomer account with us via our web­site, we will use the data you entered dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion (e.g. your name, your address, or your email address) exclu­sively for ser­vices lead­ing up to your poten­tial place­ment of an order or enter­ing some other con­trac­tual rela­tion­ship with us, to ful­fill such orders or con­tracts, and to pro­vide cus­tomer care (e.g. to pro­vide you with an overview of your pre­vi­ous orders or to be able to offer you a wish­list func­tion). We also store your IP address and the date and time of your reg­is­tra­tion. This data will not be trans­ferred to third par­ties.

Dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process, your con­sent will be obtained for this pro­cess­ing of your data, with ref­er­ence made to this pri­vacy pol­icy. The data col­lected by us will be used exclu­sively to pro­vide your cus­tomer account.

If you give your con­sent to this pro­cess­ing, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis for this pro­cess­ing.

If the open­ing of the cus­tomer account is also intended to lead to the ini­ti­a­tion of a con­trac­tual rela­tion­ship with us or to ful­fill an exist­ing con­tract with us, the legal basis for this pro­cess­ing is also Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

You may revoke your prior con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of your per­sonal data at any time under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revok­ing your con­sent.

The data pre­vi­ously col­lected will then be deleted as soon as pro­cess­ing is no longer nec­es­sary. How­ever, we must observe any reten­tion peri­ods required under tax and com­mer­cial law.

Newslet­ter

If you reg­is­ter for our free newslet­ter, the data requested from you for this pur­pose, i.e. your email address and, option­ally, your name and address, will be sent to us. We also store the IP address of your com­puter and the date and time of your reg­is­tra­tion. Dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process, we will obtain your con­sent to receive this newslet­ter and the type of con­tent it will offer, with ref­er­ence made to this pri­vacy pol­icy. The data col­lected will be used exclu­sively to send the newslet­ter and will not be passed on to third par­ties.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You may revoke your prior con­sent to receive this newslet­ter under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revok­ing your con­sent or click on the unsub­scribe link con­tained in each newslet­ter.

Con­tact

If you con­tact us via email or the con­tact form, the data you pro­vide will be used for the pur­pose of pro­cess­ing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; oth­er­wise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.

The legal basis for this data pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no fur­ther legal oblig­a­tion to store your data, such as if an order or con­tract resulted there­from.

Google Ana­lyt­ics

We use Google Ana­lyt­ics on our web­site. This is a web ana­lyt­ics ser­vice pro­vided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043 (here­inafter: Google).

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the United States.

The Google Ana­lyt­ics ser­vice is used to ana­lyze how our web­site is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in the analy­sis, opti­miza­tion, and eco­nomic oper­a­tion of our site.

Usage and user-related infor­ma­tion, such as IP address, place, time, or fre­quency of your vis­its to our web­site will be trans­mit­ted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. How­ever, we use Google Ana­lyt­ics with the so-called anonymiza­tion func­tion, whereby Google trun­cates the IP address within the EU or the EEA before it is trans­mit­ted to the US.

The data col­lected in this way is in turn used by Google to pro­vide us with an eval­u­a­tion of vis­its to our web­site and what vis­i­tors do once there. This data can also be used to pro­vide other ser­vices related to the use of our web­site and of the inter­net in gen­eral.

Google states that it will not con­nect your IP address to other data. In addi­tion, Google pro­vides fur­ther infor­ma­tion with regard to its data pro­tec­tion prac­tices at

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners,

includ­ing options you can exer­cise to pre­vent such use of your data.

In addi­tion, Google offers an opt-out add-on at

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

in addi­tion with fur­ther infor­ma­tion. This add-on can be installed on the most pop­u­lar browsers and offers you fur­ther con­trol over the data that Google col­lects when you visit our web­site. The add-on informs Google Ana­lyt­ics’ JavaScript (ga.js) that no infor­ma­tion about the web­site visit should be trans­mit­ted to Google Ana­lyt­ics. How­ever, this does not pre­vent infor­ma­tion from being trans­mit­ted to us or to other web ana­lyt­ics ser­vices we may use as detailed herein.

MailChimp — Newslet­ter

We offer you the oppor­tu­nity to reg­is­ter for our free newslet­ter via our web­site.

We use MailChimp, a ser­vice of The Rocket Sci­ence Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA, here­inafter referred to as “The Rocket Sci­ence Group”.

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active

the Rocket Sci­ence Group guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the United States. In addi­tion, the Rocket Sci­ence Group offers fur­ther infor­ma­tion about its data pro­tec­tion prac­tices at

http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

If you reg­is­ter for our free newslet­ter, the data requested from you for this pur­pose, i.e. your email address and, option­ally, your name and address, will be processed by The Rocket Sci­ence Group. In addi­tion, your IP address and the date and time of your reg­is­tra­tion will be saved. Dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process, your con­sent to receive this newslet­ter will be obtained together with a con­crete descrip­tion of the type of con­tent it will offer and ref­er­ence made to this pri­vacy pol­icy.

The newslet­ter then sent out by The Rocket Sci­ence Group will also con­tain a track­ing pixel called a web bea­con. This pixel helps us eval­u­ate whether and when you have read our newslet­ter and whether you have clicked any links con­tained therein. In addi­tion to fur­ther tech­ni­cal data, such as data about your com­puter hard­ware and your IP address, the data processed will be stored so that we can opti­mize our newslet­ter and respond to the wishes of our read­ers. The data will there­fore increase the qual­ity and attrac­tive­ness of our newslet­ter.

The legal basis for send­ing the newslet­ter and the analy­sis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You may revoke your prior con­sent to receive this newslet­ter under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revok­ing your con­sent or click on the unsub­scribe link con­tained in each newslet­ter.

Model Data Pro­tec­tion State­ment for Anwalt­skan­zlei Weiß & Part­ner