Privacy Statement

1.  Name and contact details of the responsible partner for the processing of data, as well as the partnership’s data protection officer

This data protection information applies to the processing of data by:

BETTE WESTENBERGER BRINK Rechtsanwälte PartmbB
(hereinafter responsible for content: Mr. Rechtsanwalt Christian Faber, Partner)
Große Langgasse 1a
D-55116 Mainz, Germany
T +49 (0)6131 28770 0
F +49 (0)6131 28770 99
E mainz@bwb-law.de

The data protection officer of BETTE WESTENBERGER BRINK Rechtsanwälte may be contacted at the above address or via email at datenschutz@bwb-law.de .

2. Collection and storage of personal data, as well as type and purpose of its use

2.1. When visiting the website
The Browser used on your computer will automatically send information to the server of our website when you access our website www.bwb-law.de . This information is temporally stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected and stored until automated erasure without any activity on your part:

We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our justified interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no event will we use collected data to unmask your identity.We also use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. Cookies and analysis services are explained in more detail in Item 4 and 5 of this privacy statement.

2.2. When using our contact form
If you have questions of any kind, you may contact us using the contact form we provide on our website. You must provide a valid email address in the contact form so that we know who is sending us an inquiry and can reply to your inquiry. You may provide additional information on a voluntary basis.

When you establish a contact with us, we will process your personal data based on Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR and your consent you provided on a voluntary basis.

Personal data that we collected for the use of the contact form will be automatically erased after your inquiry is completed.

3. Disclosure of Data

We will not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than the purposes listed below.
We only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that your Browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, Smartphone or similar) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and do not contain viruses, trojans or other malicious software.
In the cookie information is stored that is generated in connection with the specific used device. This does, however, not mean that this procedure provides us with direct knowledge of your identity.

We use cookies on the one hand to provide you with a more convenient use of our offerings. We use, for example, Session Cookies to recognise that you visited individual pages of our website before. Session Cookies are automatically erased after you left our website.

Furthermore, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user friendliness. Temporary cookies are stored on your device for a fixed period. When you visit our website again to use our services it is automatically recognised that you visited our website before and it is also recognised which data you entered and which settings you used so that you don’t have to enter those data again.

And on the other hand, we use cookies to capture usage data of our website for statistical purposes and to analyse this data to optimise our offerings (see Item 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you visited our website before when you visit us again. These cookies are automatically erased after a defined period.

The data that cookies process is required for the stated purposes to safeguard our justified interests and the justified interests of third parties according to Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Most Browsers automatically accept cookies. You may, however, configure your Browser such that cookies are not stored on your computer or a note is displayed in each case before a new cookie is set. Complete deactivation of cookies may however have the effect that you can no longer use all of the functions of our website.

5. Analysis Tools

5.1. Tracking Tools
The tracking measures listed below and used by us are applied based on Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. The purpose of the used tracking measures is to ensure an adequate design and ongoing optimisation of our website. And on the other hand, we use tracking measures to record usage of our website statistically and to analyse this data to optimise our offerings. These interests are deemed to be justified in terms of the aforementioned regulation.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories may be obtained from the respective tracking tools.

5.2. Google Analytics
Data protection authorities require the conclusion of a service agreement for the processing of personal data as a condition to permit the use of Google Analytics. Google offers a draft for such agreement at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.pdf .

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., for adequate design and ongoing optimisation of our web pages. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”). In this context pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see Item 4) are used. The information a cookie creates on your usage of this website such as

are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to analyse the use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide additional services that are associated with website and Internet usage for market research purposes and adequate design of these Internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties, if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of a data controller. In no event is your IP address matched with other Google data. IP addresses are rendered anonymous so that they cannot be referenced to an identifier (IP Masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies through a corresponding setting in your Browser software; we expressly note, however, that you may not have full access to all of the functions of this website.

In addition, you can prevent the collection of your website usage related data that is created by the cookie (including your IP address), as well as processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a Browser Add-on at: (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

As an alternative to the Browser Add-on, in particular in the case of Browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An Opt-Out-Cookie is set that prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website. The Opt-Out-Cookie only applies to this Browser and only to our website and is stored on your device.  If you erase the cookies in this Browser, you must install the Opt-out-Cookie anew.
You can find additional information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics in Google Analytics-Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

5.3. Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
We also use Google Conversion Tracking to record usage of our website statistically and to analyse this data to optimise our website for you. For this purpose, Google Adwords sets a cookie (see Item 4) on your computer, if you are referred to our website via a Google Ad.

These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for the identification of an individual. If a user visits certain pages of the website of an Adword customer and the cookie has not expired, Google and the customer can recognise that the user clicked on the ad and was referred to this page.

Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Accordingly, cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. Information that is generated with the support of the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers that opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers are informed of the total number of users that clicked on their ad and which were referred to a page with a conversion tracking tag.  AdWords customers do, however, not receive any information based on which users can be personally identified.

If you do not want to participate in the tracking procedure, you can also reject to the setting of the required cookie – e.g. via a Browser setting that generally deactivates automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for Conversion Tracking by setting your Browser such that cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” are blocked. You can read Google’s data protection instructions for Conversion Tracking here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html).

6. Rights of Data Subjects

You have the right:

7. Right to object

If your personal data is processed based on justified interests according to Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right according to Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or in the case the objection is lodged against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will comply with and implement without any information of a particular situation being required.

If you wish to exercise your right to withdrawal or your right to object, it is sufficient to send an email to datenschutz@bwb-law.de

8. Data Security

Within the scope of your visit on our website, we use the common SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your Browser. In general, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your Browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use instead 128-bit v3 technology.  You can recognise the encrypted transmission of an individual page on our Internet platform, if the key or lock symbol is displayed as closed in the lower status bar of your Browser.

In addition, we also employ appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulations, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Security measures are continually improved according to the latest technology standards.

9. Up-To-Dateness and Changes to this Privacy Statement

This privacy statement is currently valid. The version is May 2018.

Further development of our website and our web offerings or due to changed statutory or official requirements it may become necessary to change this privacy statement. You can access and print out the valid privacy statement at any time on the website at: https://www.bwb-law.de/en/privacy-statement/.