Data Protection

We take the protection of your data very seriously and strictly adhere to the rules of the data protection laws. Personal data is collected on this website only to extent the techni­cally necessary. Under no circum­s­tances will the collected data be sold to third parties.

The following decla­ration gives an overview of how we guarantee this protection and the purposes for which we collect various data:

Name and contact details of the data controller and the company data protection officer

This data protection infor­mation applies to data processing by:

Data controller: Ehlermann Rindfleisch Gadow Rechts­an­wälte Partner­schaft mbB (“ERG”), Ballindamm 26, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
Email: info@​erg-​legal.​com
Tel.: +49 (0)40 – 374814 0
Fax: +49 (0)30 – 374814 30

The data protection officer at ERG is Mr Hanno Geißler and he can be contacted using the above infor­mation to the attention of Mr. Hanno Geißler or at DS@​erg-​legal.​com.

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

a) When visiting the ERG website
When you visit our website (www​.erg​-legal​.com), the browser used on your device automa­ti­cally sends infor­mation to the server on our website. This infor­mation is temporarily stored in a so-called “log file”. The following infor­mation is recorded without your inter­vention and stored until it is automa­ti­cally deleted:

IP address of the requesting computer;
• date and time of access;
• name and URL of the retrieved file;
• website from which access is made (referrer URL); and
• the browser used and, if appli­cable, the operating system of your terminal device and name of your access provider.

This data will be processed by us for the following purposes:
• ensuring a smooth connection of the website;
• ensuring conve­nient use of our website;
• evaluation of system security and stability; and
• other adminis­trative purposes.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. Under no circum­s­tances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclu­sions about you perso­nally.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explana­tions under section 4 and 5 of this data protection decla­ration.

b) When using our contact form
If you have any questions, we offer you the oppor­tunity to contact us using the form provided on the website. A valid e-mail address is required so that we know who sends the request and can respond to it. Further infor­mation can be provided on the form volun­tarily. The data obtained from the form will be processed for the purpose of responding to your contact in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automa­ti­cally deleted after your request has been processed if further processing is not necessary.

Infor­mation disclosure

Your personal data will not be trans­mitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
• you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR;

• the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest warranting protection by not disclosing your data;

• in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR; or

• it is required for the processing of contractual relati­onships with you under Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automa­ti­cally creates and stores on your device (laptop, tablet, smart­phone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do no damage to your device nor do they contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Infor­mation is stored in the cookie that relates to the parti­cular device being used to visit our site. However, this does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity.

The use of cookies serves, amongst other things, to make the use of our site more conve­nient for you.

To optimize user-friend­liness, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period. If you visit our site again to use our services, the cookies will automa­ti­cally recognize that you have visited our site and the entries and settings you have previously used so that you do not have to enter them again.

In addition, we use cookies to record the use of our website statis­ti­cally and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automa­ti­cally recognize that you have already visited our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automa­ti­cally deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the afore­men­tioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

Most browsers automa­ti­cally accept cookies. However, you may configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your device or so that a message always appears before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies may lead to you not being able to use all functions of our website.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., for the purpose of tailoring our pages to meet your needs and conti­nuously optimising them. (https://​www​.google​.de/​i​n​t​l​/​d​e​/​a​b​o​ut/) (1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseud­ony­mised user profiles are created and cookies (see section 4) are used. The infor­mation generated by the cookie about your use of this site such as

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

are trans­ferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The infor­mation is used on the basis of Art. 6 (1) 1 (a) GDPR to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services associated with website use and internet use for market research purposes and to design this website in line with requi­re­ments.

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 third parties. Under no circum­s­tances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anony­mized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appro­priate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functio­n­ality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://​tools​.google​.com/​d​l​p​a​g​e​/​g​a​o​p​t​o​u​t​?​h​l​=en).

As an alter­native to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from capturing data by clicking https://​tools​.google​.com/​d​l​p​a​g​e​/​g​a​o​p​t​out An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your data from being collected in the future when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie applies only to this browser and only to our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further infor­mation on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics help (https://​support​.google​.com/​a​n​a​l​y​t​i​c​s​/​a​n​s​w​e​r​/​6​0​0​4​2​4​5​?​h​l​=en).

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When a page is opened, a connection to the library operator is triggered and your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presen­tation of our online offerings. This consti­tutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

More infor­mation about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://​developers​.google​.com/​f​o​n​t​s​/​faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://​www​.google​.com/​p​o​l​i​c​i​e​s​/​p​r​i​v​a​cy/.

Google Maps

Our website uses Google Maps to display our locations and to provide direc­tions. This is a service provided by Google .

Through certi­fi­cation according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
https://​www​.priva​cys​hield​.gov/​p​a​r​t​i​c​i​p​a​n​t​?​i​d​=​a​2​z​t​0​0​0​0​0​0​0​0​1​L​5​A​A​I​&​s​t​a​t​u​s​=​A​c​t​ive
Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regula­tions when processing data in the United States.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is estab­lished whenever our website is accessed.

If you access the Google Maps components integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your browser. Your user settings and data are processed to display our location and create a route description. We cannot prevent Google from using servers in the USA.

The legal basis is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functio­n­ality of our website.

By connecting to Google in this way, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the direc­tions are trans­mitted.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the instal­lation of cookies by making the appro­priate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

In addition, the use of Google Maps and the infor­mation obtained via Google Maps is governed by the Google Terms of Use https://​policies​.google​.com/​t​e​r​m​s​?​g​l​=​D​E​&​h​l​=en and the Terms and Condi­tions for Google Maps https://​www​.google​.com/​i​n​t​l​/​e​n​_​d​e​/​h​e​l​p​/​t​e​r​m​s​_​m​a​p​s​.​h​tml.

Rights of the data subjects

You have the right:
• to request infor­mation about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In parti­cular, you may request infor­mation about the purposes of our processing, the category of personal data being processed, 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, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if appli­cable, meaningful infor­mation on such infor­mation;

• in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to demand without delay the correction of incorrect or incom­plete of personal data stored by us;
• to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right of freedom of expression and infor­mation, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

• in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to restrict the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete the data and we no longer need the data, but you need the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;

• where appli­cable under Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a struc­tured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person respon­sible;

• in accordance with Art. 7(3) GDPR, to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we will no longer be allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future; and

• to complain to a super­visory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the super­visory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our office.

Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that your objection arises from your parti­cular situation or the objection relates to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without speci­fying a parti­cular situation.
If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to info@​erg-​legal.​com.

Data integrity

We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. This is usually a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can see whether an individual page of our website is trans­mitted in encrypted form by the symbol of a closed key or lock in the lower status bar of your browser.

We use suitable technical and organi­za­tional security measures to protect your data against accidental or inten­tional manipu­lation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unaut­ho­rized access by third parties. Our security measures are conti­nuously improved in line with techno­lo­gical develop­ments.

Date and amendment of this data protection decla­ration

This data protection decla­ration is valid and in force as of Mai 2019.

Due to the further development of our website and services or due to changes in legal or official requi­re­ments, it may become necessary to change this data protection decla­ration. You can download the current data protection decla­ration at any time from our website at https://​www​.erg​-legal​.com/​e​n​/​d​a​t​a​p​r​o​t​e​c​t​ion.