DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT
Werkmeister Law Firm
II. Your visit to our website
III. First contact/communication
IV. Advising our clients
V. Your rights
The protection of your personal data and your privacy is important to us. We process your data confidentially, economically and only on the basis of and in accordance with the applicable laws, in particular in accordance with the Data Protection Basic Regulation (DS-GVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
In this Data Privacy Statement we would like to inform you about the nature, scope and purposes of the collection and use of your personal data, and inform you about the legal basis of the processing, deletion periods, and about your respective rights.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The person responsible in the sense of data protection and your contact person for any queries is
Karl-Ulrich Werkmeister, Lawyer – Attorney-at-Law –
Auf dem Loor 85, 51143 Koeln (Cologne), Germany
II. Your Visit To Our Website
When you visit our website, a few standard data are stored.
These data include (1) your IP address, (2) the date and time of your visit, (3) the type of your computer’s operating system, (4) your Internet service provider, (5) websites from which you were transferred to our site and (6) websites which you visit through our site (such as a link posted by us). The recipient of these data is our server host, who works for us under a Data Processing Agreement and with whom we have entered into an Data Processing Agreement. The relevant information is only processed in accordance with our instructions and stored on servers in the EU.
The legal basis for the temporary storage of these so-called “log files” is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
The purpose of this storage is to ensure the basic functions of our website, to optimise them and to guarantee the security of our information technology systems.
3. The deletion/blocking of this data will take place as soon as this purpose no longer applies. This is usually the case after seven days. However, storage can take place beyond this point in time if this has been provided for by European or national legislators in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which we are subject as responsible parties.
4. There is no possibility to object to the storage of this data, as it is absolutely necessary to collect it in order to make the website available and to operate the website.
III. First Contact/Communication
You can contact us by e-mail or by post.
We will protect your data as follows:
When you contact us by post or e-mail, the data you send us will be stored. These data will only be passed on to third parties with your consent.
a) The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If the purpose of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Insofar as we feed documents that you send to us by post into office administration software and add keywords electronically, this process also falls within the scope of the DS-GVO. Here, too, processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and – in the case of a transmission aimed at the conclusion of a contract – on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
b) The purpose of this storage is to process your request sensibly.
c) These data will be deleted/blocked as soon as this purpose no longer applies. However, the data may be stored beyond this point in time if the European or national legislator has provided for this in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which we are subject as responsible parties.
This includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, bank details, correspondence and, depending on the mandate, all information that reaches us from various sides (courts, public prosecutor’s office, plaintiff’s or defendant’s side, witnesses, experts) in the course of the mandate. This may include sensitive data, such as health data or personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences or related security measures. As far as possible, we respect the principle of data protection.
IV. Providing Advice And Services To Our Clients
When providing legal advice and legal services, we always keep the protection of your data in mind. A number of personal data is being continuously processed in the course of the operation of a law firm and in the processing of mandates.
These data include names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, bank details, correspondence and, depending on the mandate, all information that reaches us from various sides (courts, public prosecutor’s office, plaintiff’s or defendant’s side, witnesses, experts) in the course of the mandate. This may include sensitive data, such as health data or personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences or related security measures. As far as possible, we respect the principle of data economy and take technical and organizational precautions to protect this data. Of course, this data will only be passed on to third parties within the scope of our mandate.
The legal basis for the processing of this data is generally Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
The purposes of the processing are the provision of legal advice and rendering legal services to our clients as well as corporate purposes (e.g. keeping internal protocols, bookkeeping, issuing invoices and complying with tax regulations).
3. Deletion: We only retain personal data for as long as there is a legitimate reason for doing so (e.g. the enforcement of claims arising from the client relationship or a legal obligation to store the data, e.g. from the German Tax Code). We will regularly review the applicable laws on data protection. We will regularly check the existence of a reason for storage. If there is no longer a valid reason for storing the data (e.g. if the claims from the client relationship become statute-barred), we will securely delete personal data or at least render them anonymous.
V. Your Rights
As an affected party in accordance with the terms of the DS-GVO, you have the rights s set out below:
1. right to information (Art. 15 DS-GVO)
2. right to rectification (Art. 16 DS-GVO)
3. right to limit the data processing (Art. 18 DS-GVO)
4. right to deletion (Art. 17 DS-GVO)
5. right to data transferability (Art. 20 DS-GVO)
6. right of objection (Art. 21 DS-GVO) in the case of data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letters e or f DS-GVO
7. right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law with effect for the future (Art. 7 DS-GVO)
8. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR).
The competent supervisory authority in Germany is: Die Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen – The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information North Rhine-Westphalia, Postfach 20 04 44, 40102 Düsseldorf, Germany, Tel.: 0211/38424-0, Fax: 0211/38424-10, E-Mail: email@example.com
Your rights are subject to the limits of evident abuse of rights and proportionality.
If you wish to exercise your rights or have any questions regarding your rights, please contact us at the following contact details:
Rechtsanwalt Karl-Ulrich Werkmeister, Auf dem Loor 85, 51143 Koeln (Cologne), Germany, phone: +49-2203-85134, fax: +49-2203-85134, e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org