Privacy Policy



Data Protection Policy

We are delighted that you are interested in our website (“website”). The protection of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) is important to us. Personal data is any data by which you could be personally identified.

In the following we would like to provide you with some detailed information about what data is collected when you visit and use our website and and how we process or use such data.

A. General Information

1. Responsible body

Amereller Rechtsanwälte – Partnerschaft mbB

Heilmannstrasse 27

81479 München

Germany

Phone: +49 89 549019 0

Fax: +49 89 549019 99

Email: office@amereller.com

2. Scope of data collection and data storage

Your data is collected either when you provide it to us or when it is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This data is primarily technical data (e.g. the browser and operating system you are using or the time you accessed the page). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website. This data may enable identification but there would be no personal exploitation of such data.

We will collect, process and use all personal data we derive from you when you use our website only for the stated purpose. We note that this is done only in accordance with the applicable statutory regulations or with your consent.

3. The Legislation

In accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we hereby notify you of the statutory basis for our data processing. If the relevant legislation is not referred to in this data protection declaration, the following will apply:

Consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR. Consent is any voluntary expression of intent, given in an informed and unequivocal manner, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act which indicates that the data subject consents to the processing of his personal data.

The requirement to comply with contractual obligations or carry out preparatory steps in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR which means that the data is required so that we can comply with our contractual obligations to you or that we require the data to prepare execution of a contract.

Processing to comply with statutory obligations under Art. 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR which means that processing of the data is required by law or other regulations.

Processing for the protection of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR which means that processing is necessary to safeguard our own legitimate interests or those of third parties, unless your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms requiring the protection of personal data take precedence .

4. Data Erasure and the Duration of Storage

The data subject’s data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for which it is stored no longer exists. In addition, data may be stored if provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the processor is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the rules and regulations referred to expires, unless continued data storage is necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.

5. Cookies

Our website also uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files which are transferred from a website server and saved to your hard drive. This automatically gives us certain data, such as an IP address, the language, browser, operating system etc. used.

Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal and enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process specific user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address coordinates on an individual basis. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specific period which may vary, depending on the cookie concerned.

Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate your navigation and enable the correct display of our websites. Cookies stored on your computer can be deleted by you at any time.

In no circumstances will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or will a link with personal data be established without your consent.

We do not enable or permit third parties to install cookies on our websites.

You can also use our website without cookies. You can de-activate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser which explains how you can change your cookie settings.

B. Concrete Data Processing

1. Data collection when visiting the website

In general, you can use our website without disclosing your identity. By accessing our website data will be saved on our servers, such as, for example, the name of your internet service provider, your IP address, the browser type and the operating system you have used, the referrer URL (the website visited before) and the time designations of your visit.

Scope of data processing

When visiting our website, the following data is collected and stored by our web server:

• information about the browser type and version used

• the user’s operating system

• the user’s internet service provider

• the user’s IP address

• date and time of access

• websites from which the user’s system accesses our website

• websites accessed by the user’s system through our website

The data is stored in the log files of our system. There is no storage of this data together with the user’s other personal data.

Legislation

The legislation concerning the processing of data is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.

A legitimate interest in the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR lies in the functionality of our website and its availability.

Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of an IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the user’s computer. To do this, the user’s IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.

Data is stored to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

Duration of storage

The logfiles will be deleted after 30 days at the latest unless there is a need to keep the data for the aforementioned purpose due to specific issues.

Storage beyond that period is possible. In this case, users’ IP addresses are deleted or anonymized so that attribution to a specific user is no longer possible.

The right to lodge an objection and require removal

The collection of data for the website and the storage of data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility of objection by the user.

2. E-Mail contact

Scope of data processing

If you contact us by email, we will collect data from the email to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your permission.

Legislation

The legal justification for processing data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. If the reason for your contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal justification for the processing is Art. 6 (1) b GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration.

Duration of storage

Your data will be deleted after final processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified, provided t no other statutory storage obligations require otherwise.

The right to lodge an objection and require removal

You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email to us with this request is sufficient. Data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

C. Rights of those affected

You have the following rights with regard to the processing of data by us in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation listed:

Right of access by the data under Art. 15 GDPR

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data concerned is processed and information about this data, as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO.

In this case, you have the right to obtain from us free of charge information about personal data stored about you, together with a copy of this data. Furthermore, you have a right to the following information:

• processing purposes;

• the categories of personal data being processed;

• the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;

• if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;

• the existence of a right to have your personal data corrected or deleted or to have the data controller restrict or object to such processing;

• the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

• if the personal data is not collected from you, all available information about the origin of the data;

• the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 para. (1) and para. (4) DSGVO and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for you.

If personal data is transferred to a third country or an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer.

Right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR

In accordance with Art. 16 of the DSGVO, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of inaccurate data concerning you.

Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR

In accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, you have the right to demand that relevant data be deleted immediately.

Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR

In accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, you have the right to demand a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO.

Right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR

You have the right to be given that the data concerning you which you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and to request its transmission to other persons responsible.

Right to object in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to file an objection to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are grounds arising from your particular situation or the objection relates to direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which must be accepted by us without the need to give a specific reason. If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an email to us.

Right to information

If you have exercised your right to have the data controller correct, delete or limit the processing, he/she is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data has been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or the effort involved is disproportionate.

You have the right as against the person responsible to be informed of such recipients.

Automated decisions including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – which may have legal consequences for you or which may significantly prejudice you in a similar manner.

Right to revoke consent

You have the right to revoke any data related consent at any time.

The legality of any processing which take place pursuant to a consent given prior to its revocation will not be affected by such revocation.

Right to file a complaint to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data has violated the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which a complaint is made must inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.