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Data Protection Statement

1. INTRODUCTION

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and handle your personal data in the strictest confidence and in accordance with applicable German data protection laws as well as this data protection policy.

2. NAMES AND CONTACT DETAILS OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR DATA PROCESSING

This data protection statement applies to the handling of data by:

Breyer Rechtsanwälte in Stuttgart, Flughafenstraße 32, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany, Email: info@breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de, Phone: +49 (0) 711 – 341 8000, Fax: +49 (0) 711 – 341800 -20

Breyer Rechtsanwälte in Munich, Leopoldstraße 202a, 80804 Munich, Germany, Email: muenchen1@breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de, Phone +49 (0) 89 32299678-0, Fax +49 (0) 89 32299678-9

Breyer Rechtsanwälte PartmbB, Hedderichstraße 36, 60594 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, E-Mail: frankfurt@breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de, Phone +49 (0) 69 26484375-0 Fax +49 (0) 69 26484375-9

(hereinafter collectively Breyer)

You can contact the Data Protection Supervisor of Breyer under Breyer Rechtsanwälte, Date Protection, Flughafenstraße 32, 70629 Stuttgart, or via E-Mail: datenschutz@breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de.

3. COLLECTION AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL DATA AND THE MANNER AND PURPOSE OF ITS USAGE

During visits to the website

When you visit our website https://www.breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de, your browser will automatically send information to our website’s server. This information will then be temporarily stored in a so-called “logfile”. The following information will be automatically collected and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • the IP address of your device;
  • the date and time of access;
  • the name and URL of the retrieved file;
  • the website from which access takes place (referrer URL);
  • the browser that was used by your device and, if applicable, the operating system of your and device and the name of your access provider.

The data described above is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • to guarantee a seamless connection with our website;
  • to guarantee convenience in using our website;
  • to evaluate system security and system stability; and
  • for additional administrative purposes.

The legal framework for data processing is contained in Sentence 1 of Sub-Paragraph 1(f) of Section 6 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter GDPR; in German: Datenschutzgrundverordnung, DSGVO). Our legitimate interest in data collection as defined by this Regulation arises out of the permitted purposes listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, we use cookies on our website. Further details about our use of cookies and web analysis service can be found in Clause 5 and 6 of this Statement.

4. Disclosure of data

Under no circumstances is your personal data disclosed to third parties for any reason other than those listed below.

We would only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your explicit agreement pursuant to Sentence 1 of Sub-Paragraph 1(a) of Section 6 of the GDPR;
  • the disclosure is necessary to claim, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no basis to assume that you have a preponderant interest in the non-disclosure of your data, pursuant to Sentence 1 of Sub-Paragraph 1(f) of Section 6 of the GDPR;
  • a legal obligation of disclosure arises pursuant to Sentence 1 of Sub-Paragraph 1(c) of Section 6 of the GDPR, or;
  • such disclosure is legal and necessary for the execution of contractual relationships pursuant to Sentence 1 of Sub-Paragraph 1(c) of Section 6 of the GDPR.

5. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that your browser automatically generates and that are saved on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause harm to your device and do not contain any viruses, Trojan horses or any other malware.

Cookies save information that pertains to the connection with the specific device used to access our website. However, we do not as a result obtain direct information about your identity.

The use of cookies serves to make the use of the content of our website easier. For example, we use so-called “session cookies” to discern whether you have already visited individual pages on our website. Such cookies are automatically deleted after leaving our website.

Furthermore, we also use temporary cookies to optimise the user-friendliness of our website. Such cookies are saved on your device for a specific period of time. If you visit our site again within that period of time, it will be automatically recognised that you have visited our website and your inputs and settings will be remembered, so that they don’t have to be resubmitted.

The data that is processed by cookies is necessary for the purposes mentioned above in order to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties as per Sentence 1 of Sub-Section 1(f) of Section 6 of the GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are saved on your computer or otherwise such that a notice is given before a new cookie is created and saved. Note that completely disabling cookies may prevent you from being able to use all the features and functions of our website.

6. Web analysis service

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are based on Sentence 1 of Sub-Section 1(f) of Section 6 of the GDPR. With the tracking measures to be used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

1&1 WebAnalytics

This website uses 1&1 WebAnalytics. This is a web analysis service of 1&1 Internet SE (Elgendorfer Strasse 57, 56410 Montabaur, E-Mail: datenschutz@1und1.de, Web: http://www.1und1.de/datenschutz), hereinafter referred to as 1&1.

1&1 evaluates the user behavior on our website via its service 1&1 WebAnalytics and logs the usage data. According to 1&1, only technically required cookies are used by default, but no tracking cookies. The technically required cookies are deleted after each browser session, it is also possible to manually delete the cookies in the browser. Logfiles are created via website visitors. These are immediately anonymized in the survey, so no personal information is collected from the site visitors. According to 1&1 no data are passed on to third. Types of information that 1&1 automatically collects include:

Referrer (previously visited website)
Requested website or file
Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Used device type
Time of access
IP address in anonymous form (used only to determine the location of access)

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case not all features of this website may be fully exploited.

7. Social Media Plug-ins

We use social plug-ins on our website from the social networks Xing and LinkedIn in accordance with Sentence 1 of Sub-Section 1(f) of Section 6 of the GDPR in order to make our firm more well known.  The commercial purpose behind this constitutes a legitimate interest under the GDPR. The responsibility for compliance with data protection regulations lies with the providers of those plug-ins.

LinkedIn plug-in

Our website uses features and functions of the LinkedIn social network. The owner of this network is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States of America.

Whenever you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is thereby informed that you have visited our website and is given your IP address. If you click LinkedIn’s “Recommend Button” and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to match your visit to our website with you and your LinkedIn user account. We hereby advice you that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted personal data and their use by LinkedIn.

For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING plugin

Our website uses functions of the network XING. The owner of this network is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Whenever you visit one of our pages that contains XING features a connection to the XING servers is established. According to XING, no personal data is saved upon connection. In particular, XING claims that no IP addresses are saved and that no usage behavior evaluated. We hereby advice you that we have no knowledge of the content of the data that is transmitted to XING or their usage by XING.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING’s data protection policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

8. Rights of the Persons Affected

You are entitled to:

  • request information about the processing of your personal data by us, as per Section 15 of the GDPR. In particular, you can request information on the purposes of the processing of your data, the categories into which your personal data is stored, the categories of the recipients of your personal data, the planned retention period, rights to rectification, deletion, limitations on processing or rights to objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the source of your data, whether it was not collected by us, as well as the usage of automated decision-making process including profiling and, where applicable, pertinent information about the details of the data;
  • demand the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data or the completion of personal data stored by us, as per Section 16 of the GDPR;
  • demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, as per Section 17 of the GDPR, insofar as its processing is not necessary to exercise the rights of freedom of speech or freedom of information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with article 18 GDPR, insofar as you contest the correctness of the data, the processing is unlawful and you reject the data’s deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need the data to claim, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Section 21 of the GDPR;
  • obtain your personal data that you provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible person as per Section 20 of the GDPR;
  • revoke certain consents that you previously gave us. As per Subclause 3 of Section 7 of the GDPR, under those circumstances, we are not allowed to continue data processing undertaken on the basis of such consent and;
  • complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Section 77 of the GDPR. Generally, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or place of work or our respectable office.

9. Right of Objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Sentence 1 of Subsection 1(f) of Section 6 GDPR, as per Section 21 of the GDPR you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data insofar as there are reasons for this objection that arise from your particular situation or that are directed to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, that will be acted on without you having to provide any information about your particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an email to datenschutz@breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de.

10. Data Security

We use appropriate technical and security measures to protect your data against accidental or wilful manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction and against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously updated in accordance with relevant technological developments.

11. Currency and Amendments to this data protection statement

This data protection statement is valid and up to date as of May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and the website’s offerings or due to amended legal or administrative requirements, it may be necessary to amend this data protection statement. The current data protection statement can be retrieved and printed at any time on the website at https://www.breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de/datenschutzerklaerung.

13. Country-specific Provisions

Austria

Breyer Rechtsanwälte attends to its clients in Austria through the law firm Breyer | Böhme | Voithofer Rechtsanwälte Falkestraße 1, A – 1010 Vienna, which is in partnership with Breyer Rechtsanwälte. The full contact details of this office can be found here.

Breyer | Böhme | Voithofer Rechtsanwälte processes your personal data solely in order to contact you, to provide the desired legal services, to create, upload and maintain a profile on the client database and to fulfill the objectives of the client relationship. The complete data protection policy of the law firm can be found here. You can also contact the responsible department directly, via email at info@breyer-boehme-voithofer.at or by phone on +43 (0) 1 512 3100.

Romania

Breyer Rechtsanwälte attends to its clients in Romania through the lawyers Johann Heinz and Robert Fischer at Strada Dionisie Lupu 53, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania, which are in cooperation with Breyer Rechtsanwälte. Its email is info@breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de and its phone number is +40 (0) 21 3150536. The Bucharest office processes your personal data solely in order to contact you, to provide the desired legal services, to create, upload and maintain a profile on the client database and to fulfill the objectives of the client relationship. You can also directly contact the Bucharest office by email at info@breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de or by phone on +40 (0) 21 3150536.

France

Breyer is a member of an alliance of leading international law firms called The Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA), 91 Faubourg St-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France. Its email is contact@gcila.org and its phone number is +33 (0) 1 44713597. A list of the members of the alliance can be found here. Each alliance partner is entirely responsible for its own compliance with the respective legal data protection regulations. Breyer Rechtsanwälte’s data protection statement may be accessed and printed by you at any time on the website at https://www.breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de/datenschutzerklaerung. Further legal information from GcilA can be found here. You can also contact GcilA directly, by email via contact@gcila.org or by calling +33 (0) 1 44713597.