Privacy Policy

Name and contact details of the Data Processing Controller and of the company’s Data Protection Officer

This information on data protection applies to the data processed by:

WERWIGK & PARTNER
RECHTSANWÄLTE mbB

Controller: Dr. Claudius Werwigk

Königstraße 52, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
www.anwalt-stuttgart.de

T: +49 711 2229 010
F: +49 711 2229 0120
E: info@anwalt-stuttgart.de

Ms Nicola Peter is the Data Protection Officer at Werwigk & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB. She can be contacted at the above address or via datenschutz@anwalt-stuttgart.de.

Collection and storage of personal data and type and purpose of its use

When you visit our website at www.anwalt-stuttgart.de, information is automatically sent to our web server by your device’s browser. This information is stored temporarily in a log file. The following information is collected without requiring any action on your part and stored until it is deleted automatically:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the file accessed,
  • website from which the access occurred (referrer URL),
  • browser used and your computer’s operating system and the name of your ISP.

This data is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • to ensure that a smooth connection is established with the website,
  • to ensure convenient use of our website,
  • to evaluate system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

Article 6 para. 1 (1) (f) of the GDPR provides the lawful basis for the above data processing activity. Our legitimate interest arises from the data collection purposes listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected in order to draw inferences regarding your identity.

We also use cookies and analytics when users visit our website. More details can be found in sections 4 and 5 of this Privacy Policy.

We give you the option of contacting us via a form provided on the website if you have any queries. A valid e-mail address must be provided when doing so, to enable us to know who sent the query and for us to be able to respond. Additional information may be provided on a voluntary basis. Processing of data for the purpose of contacting us takes place in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (1) (a) of the GDPR, based on your voluntary consent. The personal data collected by us to allow use of the contact form will be deleted when your query has been dealt with.

Sharing of data

Your personal data will not be shared with third parties except for the purposes listed below.

We will only share your personal data with third parties if:

  • you have provided express consent for this pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 (1) (a) of the GDPR,
  • sharing the data is necessary pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 (1) (f) of the GDPR for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there are no grounds for assuming you have an overriding interest against your data being shared,
  • there is a legal obligation for the data to be shared pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 (1) (c) of the GDPR, or
  • it is permissible by statute and is necessary pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 (1) (b) of the GDPR for performance of a contract with you.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are created automatically by your browser and are then saved on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) whenever you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that arises in connection with the specific device used. This does not mean that we gain direct knowledge of your identity as a result. Cookies allow us to make using our web services more convenient for you. For instance, we use session cookies for the purpose of detecting that you have visited specific pages on our website. These cookies are deleted automatically when you leave our website. We also use temporary cookies in order to optimise user-friendliness; these cookies are stored on your device for a defined period of time. If you revisit our website in order to use our services, the system automatically recognises that you have already visited the website and identifies the entries and settings you provided so that they do not need to be entered again. We also use cookies to record statistics on the use of our website and for evaluation purposes in order to optimise our web services for you (see point 5). These cookies enable us to recognise automatically that you have already visited our site if you visit it again. These cookies are deleted automatically after a defined period of time in each case. The data processed by cookies is required for the stated purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 (1) (f) of the GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can, however, configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or that a notice is displayed before a new cookie is created. Disabling cookies entirely may mean that you are unable to use all of the functions on our website.

Analysis tools

Tracking tools:
The following tracking measures are implemented by us under Article 6 para. 1 (1) (f) of the GDPR. These tracking measures are aimed at ensuring that our website meets user needs and can be continuously improved. We also use tracking measures to record statistics on the use of our website and for evaluation purposes in order to optimise our web services for you. These interests constitute legitimate interests within the meaning of the aforementioned Regulation. The relevant data processing purposes and data categories are specified for the individual tracking tools.

Google Analytics
In order to ensure that our website meets user needs and for ongoing optimisation of the site we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereafter “Google”). Pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies are used in this regard (see point 4). The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website, such as

  • browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • referrer URL (the website visited previously),
  • hostname of the computer accessing the website (IP address),
  • time of the server request,

is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services associated with use of the website and of the Internet for market research purposes and to ensures that the website meets user needs. This information may also be transmitted to third parties if this is prescribed by statute or if third parties are appointed to process this data on our behalf. Your IP address will not under any circumstances be merged with other data held by Google. IP addresses are anonymised, meaning that they cannot be linked to the user (IP masking). You can prevent cookies from being installed by using corresponding settings on your browser software, but please note that if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. You can also prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and any processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). As an alternative to the browser add-on, particularly in the case of browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. This installs an opt-out cookie which prevents any future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. You will need to install the opt-out cookie again if you delete the cookies in this browser. Further information regarding data protection in association with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics help section (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

Google AdWords conversion tracking
We also use Google conversion tracking in order to record statistics on the use of our website and for evaluation purposes in order to optimise our web services for you. A cookie (see point 4) is installed on your computer for this purpose by Google AdWords if you arrive at our website via a Google advertisement. These cookies become invalid after 30 days and are not used to identify individuals personally. If the user visits certain pages on the website of the AdWords customer and the cookie is still valid, Google and the customer are able to recognise that the user has clicked on the advertisement and been taken to that page. Data protection authorities require users to enter into an order data processing agreement for permissible use of Google Analytics. A corresponding template is provided by Google at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.pdf. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies therefore cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to compile conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and were taken to a site equipped with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information which allows users to be personally identified. If you do not wish to take part in this tracking, you can reject the option of installing a cookie for this purpose, e.g. via your browser settings, which automatically disables any general installation of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”. Google’s data protection notification regarding conversion tracking is available here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html).

Social media plug-ins

We use social media plug-ins from social network Facebook in order to raise the profile of our law firm pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 (1) (f) of the GDPR. The associated promotional purpose constitutes a legitimate interest under the GDPR. The responsibility for ensuring compliance with data protection regulations lies with the relevant provider. These plugins are incorporated by us via a double-click method in order to provide the best possible protection for visitors to our website.

Facebook social media plugins are used on our website to provide a more personal user experience. We use the “Like” or “Share” buttons for this purpose. This is a service offered by Facebook. If you visit a page on our website that contains a plugin of this kind, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The plugin content is transmitted to your browser directly by Facebook and is integrated into the website by your browser. By integrating the plugins, Facebook knows that your browser has accessed the corresponding page on our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook is able to link the visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by pressing the “Like” or “Share” buttons, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends. Facebook can use this information for advertising and market research purposes and to design the Facebook pages in line with needs. Facebook creates user, interest and relationship profiles for this purpose, e.g. in order to evaluate your use of our website with respect to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook, to notify other Facebook users of your activities on our website, and to provide further services associated with the use of Facebook. You must log out of Facebook before visiting our website if you do not want Facebook to link the data collected via our website to your Facebook account. The purpose and scope of data collection and the processing and use of the data by Facebook along with your rights and settings options to protect your privacy in this regard can be found in Facebook’s privacy notice (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).

Rights of the data subject

You have the right:

  • pursuant to Article 15 of the GDPR to obtain information regarding your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can obtain information regarding the processing purposes, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it was not collected by us, and the existence of an automated decision-making process, including profiling and if applicable meaningful information on the associated details;
  • pursuant to Article 16 of the GDPR to demand rectification of incomplete or inaccurate personal data stored by us;
  • pursuant to Article 17 of the GDPR to obtain the erasure of your personal data stored with us, unless the processing is required in order to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • pursuant to Article 18 of the GDPR to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of the personal data and we no longer need the data but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR;
  • pursuant to Article 20 of the GDPR to receive your personal data that you have made available to us in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format or to have it transmitted to another controller;
  • pursuant to Article 7 para. 3 of the GDPR to withdraw the consent given to us at any time. This means that we may no longer continue with data processing based on this consent in the future, and
  • pursuant to Article 77 of the GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. To do this, you may generally complain to the supervisory authority responsible for your normal place of residence or place of work or for the registered office of our law firm.

Right to object

Where your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 (1) (f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR on grounds relating to your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing activities. In the latter case, you have a general right to object which will be implemented by us without needing to state your particular situation. Please send an e-mail to datenschutz@anwalt-stuttgart.de if you wish to exercise your right to cancel or object.

Current validity of and amendments to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is currently valid and is dated May 2018. Amendments to this Privacy Policy may be required as a result of further development of our website and the services offered by us, or as a result of changes to the statutory or official requirements. You can access and print the latest applicable version of the Privacy Policy at any time on our website http://www.anwalt-stuttgart.de/datenschutz.php.

Contact us.
We are happy to advise you:

+49 711 222901-0
info@anwalt-stuttgart.de