Data Privacy Policy

1. Responsibilities and contact details


The data controller, i.e. the person responsible for processing your personal data, is held jaguttis Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB (held jaguttis), Hansaring 77, 50670 Cologne, Germany, Email: office(at)heldjaguttis.com, Phone: +49 (0)221 – 9140888 (0), Fax: +49 (0)221 – 9140888 (9). Our data protection officer who has been appointed for our lawyers is available by email at office(at)heldjaguttis.com.

2. Processing of personal data during your visit to our website


When you visit our website www.heldjaguttis.com for information about our law firm and our expertise, we will only collect those personal data in log files that your browser communicates to our server. This includes the the IP address of the computer you are using, the date and duration of your visit, the web page you are visiting us from, the web pages you are visiting, the web browser, the operating system being used and the domain name of your internet service provider. We require this information for technical purposes so that we can display our website to you and are able to guarantee its stability and safety. The legal basis is stipulated in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this context, the data is analysed only for statistical purposes and only in a pseudonymised form. We will not disclose such data to third parties.

3. Disclosure of data


Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We only pass on your personal data to third parties, if

  • you have given your express consent to this pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a German Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO),
  • the disclosure according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c DSGVO, and
  • this is legally permissible and according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO necessary for the execution of contractual relationships with you.

4. Cookies


We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not damage your device. Information is stored in the cookie, which results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. This does not, however, mean that we will immediately become aware of your identity. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal for a specific period of time. If you visit our site again to make use of our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and which inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. On the other hand, 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 point 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 are necessary for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies may, however, result in you not being able to use all the functions of our website.

5. Analyse-Tools/Tracking Tools


The tracking measures described below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed in line with requirements and continuously optimised. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you for the purpose of optimising our offer. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., for the purpose of designing and continuously optimizing our pages to meet your needs. (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 section 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website 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,

is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for market research purposes and to tailor these internet pages to meet 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 anonymised so that an allocation 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/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). As an alternative to the browser add-on, in particular for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by calling up the https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout website. 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/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

6. Your rights


You have the right

  • in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have 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 complaint, the origin of your data, unless it has been collected from us, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO to demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay;
  • to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, unless processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or you have lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another responsible person;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. The consequence of this is that we may not continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. Generally, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or of our office.

7. Right to object


If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, to object to the processing of your personal data if there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without stating a particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, simply send an e-mail to office(at)heldjaguttis.com.

8. Data security


We use certain technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties.

9. Amendments to this data protection information


This English version of the data protection information is the current version and dates January 2019. Further development of our website as well as changes of data protection requirements may require an amendment of this data protection information. You can access and print the respective updated data protection information at any time from our website at http://heldjaguttis.com/de/datenschutz/. Please note that only the German version of this data protection information (http://heldjaguttis.com/de/datenschutz/) is legally binding.