Privacy Statement

1. Name and contact details of the data controller and the partnership’s data protection officer

Regarding information on the name and contact details of the data controller and the partnership’s data protection officer, we refer to the information provided at the top of this page under “Imprint / Data Protection Information”.

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

The Browser used on your computer will automatically send information to the server of our website when you access our website www.kuettner-rechtsanwaelte.de or the website http://koelner-forum-arbeitsrecht.de which is also operated by us (hereinafter jointly referred to as: “our website” or “our websites”). 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:

  • access date and time,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • referring website (Referrer URL),
  • used Browser and operating system of your computer,
  • name of your access provider.

We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:

  • to ensure smooth establishment of the connection to the website,
  • to ensure convenient use of our website,
  • analysis of system security and stability.

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:
  • you expressly provided your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 point a) GDPR,
  • disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 point f) GDPR is required to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims and if there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest to the non-disclosure of your data,
  • disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 point c) GDPR is required by law, as well as
  • disclosure of your personal data is permitted by law and is required for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 point b) GDPR.

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 websites. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and do not contain viruses, trojans or other malicious software. In a 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 recognize 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 optimize 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 recognized that you visited our website before and it is also recognized 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 analyze this data to optimize our offerings (see Item 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize 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 point 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

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are applied based on Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 point f) GDPR. The purpose of the used tracking measures is to ensure an adequate design and ongoing optimization of our website. And on the other hand, we use tracking measures to record usage of our website statistically and to analyze this data to optimize 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.

a) Google Analytics

For adequate design and ongoing optimization of our web pages, we use on our Domain http://koelner-forum-arbeitsrecht.de Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as: “Google”). In this context pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies (see Item 4) are used. The information a cookie creates on your usage of this website such as
  • Browser type / version,
  • used operating system,
  • referrer-URL (previously visited web page),
  • hostname of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of server request,

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). Regarding the use of Google Analytics, we refer to the fact that an adequate level of data protection by Google is warranted based on Google’s participation in the so-called “Privacy Shield” and Google’s implemented data protection and data security measures. For a more detailed description of Privacy Shield, we refer to https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome. 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). 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).

6. Social Media Plugins

On the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 point f) GDPR, we use the social media plugins of the social networks Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn to make our law firm more commonly known. The underlying advertising purpose is to be deemed to be a justified interest in terms of the GDPR. The respective provider must warrant the responsibility for data protection compliant operation.

a) Twitter

Plugins of the short message network Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (hereinafter referred to as: “Twitter”) are integrated into our web pages. You can identify Twitter plugins (tweet button) by the Twitter Logo on our web pages. You can find an overview of tweet buttons here (https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons). A direct link is established between your browser and the Twitter server, when you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin. Through this link Twitter receives the information that you visited our web page with your IP address. If you are logged onto your Twitter account and you click on the Twitter “tweet button”, you can link the content of our web pages to your Twitter profile. In doing so, Twitter can match your visit on our web pages to your user account. We expressly note that we as the provider of the web pages do not have any knowledge of the transmitted data's content, as well as the use of such data by Twitter. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield framework. Based on this certification Twitter provides a guarantee that Twitter complies with European data protection laws (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000torzaao&status=active). If you do not want Twitter to match your visit on our web pages to your Twitter account, please ensure that you have logged off from your Twitter user account (https://twitter.com/personalization). You may access additional information in the Twitter privacy statement at (https://twitter.com/de/privacy).

b) Xing

Plugins of the social network Xing of XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland (hereinafter referred to as: “Xing”) are integrated into our web pages. Xing is an Internet-based social network that facilitates the interconnection of users with existing or new business contacts. Individual users can create their own personal profile using Xing. You may access more detailed information on Xing plugins at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. By clicking the Xing button, Xing receives the information, which specific sub-page of our website you visit. If you are also logged in to Xing, Xing recognizes with each access to our website, which specific sub-page of our website you visit. The Xing component collects this information and Xing matches this information to your Xing account. If you click on the integrated Xing button on our web page, for example the “share button”, Xing matches this information to your personal Xing account and stores this personal data. If you do not want Xing to match your visit on our web pages to your Xing account, please ensure that you have logged off from your Xing user account. The data protection provisions published by Xing provide information on collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing (see https://www.xing.com/privacy). At https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection you can find data protection notes for the XING share button.

c) LinkedIn

Plugins of the social network LinkedIn of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA are integrated into our web pages. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland is the competent organization for data protection matters outside of the USA (hereinafter referred to as: „LinkedIn“). LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that facilitates the interconnection of users with existing or new business contacts. Individual users can create their own personal profile using LinkedIn. You may access more detailed information on LinkedIn plugins at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. By clicking the LinkedIn button, LinkedIn receives the information, which specific sub-page of our website you visit. If you are also logged in to LinkedIn, LinkedIn recognizes with each access to our website, which specific sub-page of our website you visit. The LinkedIn component collects this information and LinkedIn matches this information to your LinkedIn account. If you click on the integrated LinkedIn button on our web page, for example the “share button”, LinkedIn matches this information to your personal LinkedIn account and stores this personal data. If you do not want LinkedIn to match your visit on our web pages to your LinkedIn account, please ensure that you have logged off from your LinkedIn user account. The data protection provisions published by LinkedIn provide information on collection, processing and use of personal data by LinkedIn (see https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy). The Cookie guideline of LinkedIn can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

7. Rights of Data Subjects

You have the right:

  • according to Art. 15 GDPR to request information on your personal data processed by us. You may, in particular request information on processing purposes, the category of personal data, the category of recipients to which your data was or is disclosed, planned period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, source of your data, if data was not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about their details;
  • according to Art. 16 GDPR to demand prompt rectification of inaccurate personal data or completion of your personal data stored with us;
  • according to Art. 17 GDPR to demand erasure of your personal data stored with us, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • according to Art. 18 GDPR to demand restriction of processing of your personal data, if you contest the accuracy of your personal data, the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal data and we no longer need your personal data, but you need this data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or you objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR;
  • according to Art. 20 GDPR to receive your personal data you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to demand the transmission of this data to another controller;
  • according to Art. 7 Para 3 GDPR to withdraw your consent provided to us at any time. This withdrawal has the consequence that we are not permitted to continue the processing that is based on this consent in the future;
  • according to Art. 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. For this purpose, you may, in general, contact the supervisory authority located at your customary residence or work place or the seat of our law firm.

8. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

9. Data Security

We employ appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulations, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Security measures are continually improved according to the latest technology standards.

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

This privacy statement is currently valid. The version is September 2019. Further development of our website 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 main page of our website.

Governing Law

Any information on our website, as well as any issues and disputes in connection with this website are governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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