Privacy Policy

1. Information on the collection of personal data and contact data by the data controller responsible for the processing

In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data during the use of our website. Personal data are all data that can be personally related to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

The controller according to Art. 4 Subsec. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Schindler Rechtsanwälte, Königsallee 40, D-40212 Düsseldorf, E-Mail: (see our legal publishing information).

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as kind and purpose of their utilization

When entering our website, the browser used on your terminal device will automatically send information to the server of our website. That information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without action on your part and stored until its automatic deletion.:

  • IP address of the requesting computer;
  • Date and time of the access as well as time-zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT);
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file;
  • Website from which the access is made (referrer URL);
  • Browser used and maybe the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.
  • Access status / HTTP status code;
  • Data volume respectively transmitted;
  • Operating system and its graphical user interface;
  • Language and version of the browser software.

The above-mentioned data are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection establishment of the website;
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website;
  • Analysing system security and stability; as well as
  • Further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art, 6 Subsec. 1 Sent. 1 Letter f GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the above-enlisted purposes of data collection.

Moreover, we use cookies in visits to our website. Further explanations in this connection can be found under Item 3 of this Privacy Policy.

3. Cookies

This website uses the following types of cookies the scope and mode of functioning of which are explained below:

  • Transient cookies (see a)
  • Persistent cookies (see b)
  1. a) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. They store a so-called session ID by means of which certain inquiries of your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This way, your computer can be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
  2. b) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period that may differ from cookie to cookie. You can always delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. But you can also configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or that there is always shown a note before a new cookie is set. Full deactivation of cookies, however, may cause that you cannot use all functions of our website.

You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, reject the acceptance of third-party cookies or of all cookies. We point out to you that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the above-mentioned purposes for safeguarding our legitimate interests and those of third parties according to Art. 6 Subsec. 1 Sent. 1 Letter f GDPR.

4. Other data collection

Further personal data are exclusively collected by us when you provide such information voluntarily, e.g. within the scope of an inquiry. As far as you make personal data available to us, we will only use them for answering you inquiry and/or for handling the contract concluded with you.

5. Information on the e-mail communication

Of course, we make an effort to take all possible technical and organizational measures in order to store your personal data in such a manner that they are not accessible to third parties. However, in the communication by e-mail, full data security cannot be guaranteed so that we recommend you to send confidential information by post. As an alternative, you can send encrypted e-mails to using an e-mail certificate.

6. Passing-on of data

We only pass your personal data on to third parties when:

  • You have given your express consent according to Art. 6 Subsec. 1 Sent. 1 Letter a GDPR;
  • The passing-on is required, according to Art. 6 Subsec. 1 Sent. 1 Letter f GDPR, for asserting, exercising or defending legal rights and there is no reason to believe that you have a predominating interest worth protection in the non-passing-on of your data;
  • In case there is a legal obligation of passing-on according to Art. 6 Subsec. 1 Sent. 1 Letter c GDPR; as well as
  • When it is permitted by law (e.g. when the passing-on of data according to Art. 6 Subsec. 1 Sent. 1 Letter b GDPR is required for the handling of contractual relationships with you).

7. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • according to Art. 15 GDPR, to require information on your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can demand information on the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the category of recipients to which your data have been or are disclosed, the planned term of storage, the existence of a right to correction, erasure, limitation of processing, or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data when they were not collected by us, as well as the existence of an automated decision-finding including profiling and, if applicable, telling information on their respective details;
  • according to Art. 16 GDPR, to require the correction of incorrect data or the completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • according to Art. 17 GDPR, to require the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is required for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for fulfilling a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for asserting, exercising or defending legal rights;
  • according to Art. 18 GDPR, to require the limitation of the processing of your personal data as far as the correctness of the data is denied by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject their erasure and we do not need the data anymore, but you need them for asserting, exercising or defending legal rights or you have raised opposition to the processing according to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • according to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data that you have made available to us in a structured, usual and machine-readable format or to require their transmission to another controller;
  • according to Art. 7 Subsec. 3 GDPR, to revoke at any time your consent given to us. This has the consequence that we must not carry on the data processing that was based on that consent in the future anymore; and
  • according to Art. 77 GDPR, to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can address for this purpose the supervisory authority at your usual abode or place of work or at the seat of our law firm.

8. Right to object

As far as your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests according to Art. 6 Subsec. 1 Sent. 1 Letter f GDPR, you have the right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR to the processing of your personal data as far as there are reasons resulting from your special situation or the objection is against direct advertising. In the latter case you have a general right to object that we will comply with without specification of a special situation.

If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to will be sufficient.

Rev.: 05/18