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Privacy Statement

 

Please read the following privacy statement on collecting and storing personal data, purposes of processing, disclosure of data to third parties, cookies, data subject’s rights, the right to object and data security on our website. We strictly observe the legal provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR (“Datenschutzgrundverordnung – DSGVO”), the German Data Protection Act (“Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG”) and the German Telemedia Act (“Telemediengesetz – TMG”).

 

1. Personal Data

Data protection protects personal data. Personal data is information about you that can be used alone, or combined with other information, to identify you personally, e.g. your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number and possibly also usage data like your IP address.

 

2. Name and contact of controller and data protection officer

ENDEMANN.SCHMIDT Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB, Arnulfstraße 56, D-80335 München, Deutschland, Telefon: +49.89.2000568-0, Fax: +49.89.2000568-99, E-Mail: muenchen@es-law.de is responsible for this website.

You can contact our data protection officer Dr. Helen Endemann under the above stated address or under helen.endemann@es-law.de.

 

3. Information on processing and storing data

When you are visiting our website www.es-law.de certain information is automatically sent by the browser used on your terminal to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. In the course of this procedure, the following data is collected and stored, without any action on your part, until the time of automatic deletion:

The above-mentioned information does not qualify in general as personal data in the context of the data protection laws.

The purposes of the processing of the above-mentioned data are the following:

On no account the collected data is used to draw conclusions as to you as an individual. Should it, however, be possible to draw such conclusions (e.g. using the IP address), the legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interests are based on the aforementioned purposes.

We also use cookies on our website (see also 5. Cookies).

 

4. Disclosure of data

We do not disclose your data to third parties for purposes other than those specified below. A disclosure will only take place if

 

5. External service providers

We employ external IT-service providers who are contractually obliged to process data arising in connection with the website only in accordance with the requirements of applicable privacy laws.

 

6. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small text files that are automatically produced by your web browser and stored on your terminal device (laptop computer, tablet, smartphone) upon visiting our website. Cookies do not cause any damage on your computer and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

A cookie will typically contain different parameters/information such as name and value of the cookie, expiry date, URL path, internet domain, and Information on the adequate type of connection in relation to your terminal device. This does not mean, however, that data can be traced to a certain individual.

The use of cookies is used to make the site user-friendly and user-related. For this purpose, we use transient cookies, in particular session-cookies. Session-cookies store a session-ID to show which sites on our website you have already visited and which language you chose. Session-cookies become invalid as soon as the current session ends, which usually occurs when the browser is closed.

We also use persistent cookies which remain on your computer for a certain established period of time. When you return to our site you will automatically be recognised as having visited our site before. Also, the entries and settings you have made will be recognised so you will not have to make them again.

Data processed by cookies are necessary for the aforementioned purposes and for our or a third party’s legitimate interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most of the web browsers are adjusted in such a way that cookies are automatically accepted. You can, however, deactivate the storage of cookies or adjust your browser in such a way that it informs you as soon as cookies are sent. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features.

We do not use Third-Party Cookies.

 

7. Your rights

Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR you have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not your personal data are being processed by our website. In principle, this will not be the case.

Should collected data by our website, however, enable us to draw conclusions as to you as an individual (see also No. 3), you have the right:

 

8. Right to object

In the event, that we are processing your personal data on the basis of legitimate interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR, Art. 21 GDPR gives you the right to object at any time to processing of personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or if personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes.

If you wish to make use of your right to withdraw or object, please send an e-mail to helen.endemann@es-law.de.

 

9. Data security

We use the widely-used TLS „Transport Layer Security“ system in conjunction with the highest level of encryption that is supported by your browser when you visit our website. Regularly this will be a 256-Bit-encryption. If your web browser does not support 256-Bit-encryption, 128-Bit-v3-technology will be used. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted encrypted you can recognise by the closed representation of the bowl or padlock icon in the bottom status bar of your browser.

We apply appropriate technical and organisational security measures, in order to protect your data against partial or full loss and against unauthorised access by third parties or manipulation. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological progress.

 

10. Changes to our Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement is currently valid and dated May 2018.

Due to the on-going development of our website and services and changing legal regulations it may become necessary to adjust this Privacy Statement. Please find the latest version of the privacy statement any time under https://www.es-law.de/en/privacy-statement/ from where you can also print it out.