Data Protection

This privacy policy explains how advokatfirma I meyer may process your personal data and particularly serves the purpose of informing you in accordance with Articles 12 et seq. General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: “GDPR”) about why and how your Data will be collected and used when you visit our website at www.advokatfirma.de and make use of our services. This Policy may be amended or updated from time to time, so please check it regularly for updates.
Germany has adjusted the German legal framework to the GDPR by passing the new German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – ‘BDSG‘). The BDSG was officially published on July 5, 2017 and came into force together with the GDPR on May 25, 2018. The purpose of the BDSG is especially to make use of the numerous opening clauses under the GDPR which enable Member States to specify or even restrict the data processing requirements under the GDPR. Find the English Version here: https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_bdsg/index.html

When processing your Data, we naturally comply with all applicable data protection laws and regulations – in particular, the provisions of the GDPR and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz).

I. Controller

Contact details:

advokatfirma I meyer
Kurfürstendamm  57

10707 Berlin

Germany
Phone +49 30 3151 8969 0
Fax +49 30 3151 8969 9
Email: contact@advokatfirma.de


II. Owner of Lawfirm

Hans-Oluf Meyer
advokatfirma I meyer

Kurfürstendamm  57

10707 Berlin

Germany
Phone +49 30 3151 8969 0
Fax +49 30 3151 8969 9
Email: contact@advokatfirma.de

III. Personal data

Personal data means individual pieces of information about the personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. The personal data in relation to you therefore includes all data which contains information about your personal or factual circumstances and which makes it possible to personally identify you, such as your name, your address, your telephone number or your email address.

1. Informational use of our website

You can visit our Website without providing any personal information in relation to you. If you use our Website for information purposes only, that is, if you do not register or otherwise provide us with personal information in relation to you, we will not process any Data, with the exception of the Data that is transmitted by your browser to enable you to visit our Website.

For the purposes of making our Website technically available, we need to process certain information from you that has been transferred automatically in order to enable your browser to display our Website and in order to enable you to use it. Such information is collected automatically whenever our Website is called up and is stored in our server log files. The information relates to the computer system of the computer calling up our Website. The following information is processed:

• the browser types and versions used,
• the operating system used by the accessing system,
• the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers),
• the sub-websites,
• the date and time of access to the Internet site,
• an Internet protocol address (IP address),
• the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, advokatfirma I meyer does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to
• deliver the content of our website correctly,
• optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement,
• ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and
• provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the advokatfirma I meyer analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

2. Cookies. We also use cookies to make our Website available to you for use.

Cookies are small pieces of information files that a website can store on your computer’s hard disk, smartphone or other electronic devices with a memory. Cookies contain information that www.advokatfirma.de can use to improve the efficiency of communication between your web browser and you. Cookies are standard technology on the internet and also occur on www.advokatfirma.de.

We can only see the cookies we have put on your equipment; We cannot receive or view cookies from other websites.

Although there are many different types of cookies, each type of cookie tracks user behaviour to make your overall experience faster, easier, and more effective. Cookies cannot harm your computer and do not contain personal information.

How to manage cookies: Most web browsers accept cookies. However, you can always reject cookies by changing the settings in your browser. If you are using multiple browsers, be sure to delete cookies in each one.
For more information about cookies and how to disable, block and delete them, see the instructions below. If you do this, you may lose some of the website’s functionality.

How to reject and block cookies: You can always reject cookies on your device by changing the settings in your browser. Where to find the settings depends on which browser you are using. You can find the support pages for the most common browsers as well as the link to delete cookies here:

We do not use the information that we collect through the aforesaid cookies for the purposes of creating user profiles or evaluating your activities on the Internet.

3. Process of personal data

Aside from the purely informational use of our Website, you can also use our Website actively to get in contact with us or subscribe to our newsletter. In addition to the above-described processing of your Data in the event of a purely informational use, we will then also process further Data in relation to you that we need to be able to handle and answer your request. If you use the information services on our Website and, for example, call up interesting articles or press releases and forward them to third parties, we will not store the third-party data but use it exclusively for forwarding purposes.

a.         Contact request

To be able to handle and answer your requests addressed to us, e.g. via the various contact forms, we will process the Data in relation to you that you have communicated to us in this connection. This includes in any case your name and your email address, so we can send you an answer, and any other information that you send us as part of your communication.
We will process your Data for the purposes of answering user inquiries on the following legal basis:

  • For the purposes of our legitimate interests according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR; our legitimate interest consists in properly answering requests.

b.         Newsletter and advertising emails

With your consent, we will use your Data for advertising purposes, for example, to send you our newsletter. We will process only your name and your email address as required data for this purpose. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the appropriate link in the newsletter and carrying out the deregistration.
We will process your Data for the purposes of sending you our newsletter if you have given us your consent according to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

4. Period of Storage of Personal Data

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

5. Your rights as a data subject

As a data subject, you have, and can assert against us, the rights set out below if the statutory requirements are met:

  • Under Article 15 GDPR, you may, at any time, demand to be given confirmation from us as to whether or not we are processing Data in relation to you; where this is the case, you further have the right under Article 15 GDPR to demand to receive information from us about the Data concerned and certain further information (inter alia, purposes of the processing, categories of Data, categories of recipient, envisaged storage period, source of the Data, use of automated decision-making and, where Data is transferred to a third country, the appropriate safeguards) and a copy of your Data.
  • Under Article 16 GDPR, you may demand that we rectify the Data stored in relation to you if such Data is inaccurate or incorrect.
  • If the requirements stipulated in Article 17 GDPR are met, you may demand that we erase Data in relation to you without undue delay. A right to erasure does not exist if, for example, the processing of the Data is necessary (i) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, (ii) for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (e.g. statutory retention duties) or (iii) for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • If the requirements stipulated in Article 18 GDPR are met, you may demand that we restrict the processing of your Data.
  • If the requirements stipulated in Article 20 GDPR are met, you may demand to receive from us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, the Data in relation to you that you provided to us.
  • You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of Data at any time with effect for the future.
  • If the requirements stipulated in Article 21 GDPR are met, you may object to the processing of your Data and, as a result, we must discontinue processing your Data. The right to object exists only within the limits defined in Article 21 GDPR. Furthermore, our interests may conflict with the discontinuation of processing, such that we continue to be entitled to process your Data despite your objection.
  • If the requirements stipulated in Article 77 GDPR are met, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of Data relating to you infringes the GDPR. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

6. Your right of objection

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) or Art. 6 para. 1 e GDPR (data processing in the public interest), if there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

We also process your personal data in individual cases in order to carry out direct advertising. If you do not wish to receive News Letters, you have the right to object to this at any time.

We will no longer process your data for direct marketing purposes if you object to the processing for these purposes.

The objection can be made formfree and should be addressed to contact@advokatfirma.de

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