Name and address of the controller
Within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection, the controller is:
Advovox Rechtsanwalts GmbH
Right of access
In accordance with Article 15 GDPR, you have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you have a right to access information about this personal data and to further information mentioned in Article 15 GDPR.
Right to rectification
In accordance with Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to request that we immediately rectify inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you also have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
Right to erasure
You have the right to request that we immediately erase personal data concerning you. We are obliged to erase personal data immediately, provided that the corresponding requirements of Article 17 GDPR are met. Please refer to Article 17 GDPR for details.
Disclosure of data to third parties
In principle, we do not disclose the personal data communicated to us to third parties (i.e. especially not for advertising purposes).
However, we cooperate with third parties for the operation of these websites. Third parties may however receive knowledge of personal data in this process. We carefully select our service providers – in particular with regard to data protection and data security – and take all data protection measures necessary for permissible data processing.
Data processing outside the EU
We ensure the appropriate level of data protection in the context of participation in the so-called Privacy Shield and the measures taken by the service provider for data protection and data security.
Right to restriction of processing
In accordance with Article 18 GDPR, under certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
Right to data portability
In accordance with Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data that you have provided us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you have the right to have us transfer this data to another controller without hindrance, provided that the processing is based on a declaration of consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) a) GDPR which is based on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means.
Right of objection
In accordance with Article 21 GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you as based on Article 6 (1) e) or f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of such marketing. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.
If you wish to exercise one of your rights, please contact us as the controller at the contact information indicated above or use any of the other forms we offer to communicate with us. If you have any queries, please contact us.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
In accordance with Article 77 GDPR, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. This right exists in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.
Server log files
When you visit our website, the company we use to operate the website processes and stores technical information about the terminal device used by you (operating system, screen resolution and other non-personal features) and about the browser (version, language settings), in particular the public IP address of the computer you use to visit our website, including the date and time of access. The IP address is a unique numeric address under which your terminal device sends/retrieves data to/from the Internet. Unless you share data that allows us to identify you while using our website, our service provider or we are generally unable to know to whom an IP address belongs. Furthermore, a user may be identified if legal action is taken against them (e.g. in the case of attacks on website) and we become aware of their identity during the investigation. As a rule, you need not worry about us being able to assign your IP address to you.
Our service provider uses the processed data in a non-personally identifiable manner for statistical purposes so that we can trace what kind of terminal devices, with which settings, are used to access our website, and then optimize them accordingly. These statistics do not contain any personally identifiable data. The legal basis for compiling the statistics is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.
The IP address is further used so that you can technically access and use our website, and to detect and ward off attacks against our service provider or our website.Unfortunately, attacks designed to harm website operators or their users (e.g. to prevent access, spy on data, distribute malware [e.g. viruses], or for other unlawful purposes) are repeatedly carried out. Such attacks would impair the proper functioning of the data center of the company we have commissioned, the use of our website or its features, and the security of visitors to our website.The IP address and the time of access are processed to ward off such attacks. By means of this processing, we – by way of our service provider – pursue the legitimate interest of ensuringthe functionality of our website and preventing unlawful attacks against us and our website visitors.The legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.
The stored IP data is deleted (by means of anonymization) as soon as it is no longer required for the detection of or defence against an attack.
A cookie is a small text file that your browser stores on your computer when you access our website. If you re-visit our website later, we can read these cookies again. Cookies are stored for different periods of time. You may at any time configure which cookies your browser shall accept. This may, however, cause our website to no longer function properly. Furthermore, you can delete cookies yourself at any time.If you do not delete them, we can specify for how long a cookie is to be stored on your computer.Distinction is made here between so-called session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted by your browser when you leave our website or close the browser. Persistent cookies are stored for the period that we specify during the storage.
- Technically necessary cookies that are required for the use of the functions of our website (e.g. to identify that you have logged in). Certain functions cannot be provided without these cookies.
- Functional cookies that are used to technically perform certain functions that you want to use.
- Analysis cookies that serve to analyze your user behavior.
- Third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are stored by third parties whose functions we integrate on our website to enable certain functions. They can also be used to analyze user behavior.
Most of the browsers used by our users allow us to configure which cookies are to be stored and make it possible to delete (certain) cookies. If you restrict the storage of cookies to certain websites or do not allow cookies from third-party websites, it may no longer be possible to make use of the full functionality of our website. Information on how to customize cookie settings for the most common browsers is available here:
- Google Chrome (support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en)
- Internet Explorer (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies)
- Firefox (https://support.mozilla.org/en/kb/cookies-release-and-claim)
- Safari (https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US)
If you send us a message via one of the contact options offered, we will use the data you have communicated to us to process your request. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Article 6 (1) f) GDPR. If your request serves the conclusion of a contract with us, further legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) b) GDPR. The data will be deleted after the completion of your request. If we are required by law to store the data for a longer period, the deletion will take place after the appropriate period expires.
Newsletter with MailChimp
If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, the data you provided for creating and sending the newsletter as well as for the proof of registration to our newsletter will be processed until you unsubscribe. The legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) a) GDPR. To send the newsletter, you must verify your consent by clicking on the confirmation link in the verification e-mail that we send to you after registering. By clicking on the corresponding link, we process the public IP address of the computer from which the link is activated together with the date and time of the click. We process this data in order to provide proof that you have confirmed the receipt of our e-mail newsletter.
The legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in this is to fulfill our obligation to provide proof of your subscription.
You can revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. You will find a link at the end of each newsletter.
We delete your data once you unsubscribe from the newsletter. We delete the data, which we need as proof that you have agreed to having the newsletter sent to you, after the limitation period for the corresponding obligations to provide proof has expired.
For our newsletter, we use an external service provider who acts as a processor on our behalf.
In this case, the external service provider is MailChimp. The company is based in the United States but is a member of Privacy Shield.