Privacy policy

Privacy policy for use of the homepage

Preamble

This Privacy policy refers to use of the website www.kleiner-law.com. In arranging the technical options, value has been placed on conforming to data privacy standards; in particular, the directives of GDPR and of BDSG in version entering force on 25/05/2018 have been implemented. In particular, the website has been designed in observance of the principles of data economy and transparency. We therefore waive recording personal data when the website is called up.

1. Name and contact details of the controller responsible for processing and of the company data protection officer

This privacy information applies to data processing by:
Responsible: KLEINER Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (hereinafter KLEINER), Michael Rajkowski, LL.M.
Alexanderstr. 3
70184 Stuttgart, Germany
email: privacy@kleiner-law.com
Telephone: +49 711 601708-0
Fax: +49 711 601708-88

2. Recording and storing personal data and the type and purpose of their use

(1) When visiting the website

When our website www.kleiner-law.com is called up, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is saved temporarily in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your further involvement and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • Date of access
  • Name and URL of the calling up file
  • Website from which the access occurred (referrer URL)
  • Websites called up from the user’s system via our website
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer

This data are not personal data.

Furthermore, we use cookies when visiting our website. More details on this can be found under point 4 of the declaration of privacy policy.

(2) In case if inquiries to our email addresses published on the website

If you have questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to get in touch with us by email. We thereby get knowledge of the email-account, which sent the inquiry. Further details can be given voluntarily.

With such kinds of inquiries, please bear in mind that unencrypted emails do not offer any protection from unauthorised third-party access. You can get in touch with us and discuss an encrypted transmission of confidential data.

For the purposes of getting in touch with us per email, data are processed under Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

The personal data recorded by us for contact inquiries are deleted after your inquiry has been completed.

3. Forwarding data

Personal data are not recorded when the website is called up. However, if personal data occur in an individual case in the context of operating the website, e.g. because data are sent to email addresses provided on the website, the following principles apply:

Your personal data are not transmitted to third parties other than those stated in the following purposes.

We only forward your personal data to third parties in the following cases:

  • You have issued your express consent to this pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter a GDPR
  • Forwarding is required to pursue, exercise or defend against legal claims pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter f GDPR and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding, protectable interest in the non-transmission of your data
  • In case there is a legal obligation for transmission pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter c GDPR  It is legally admissible and is necessary to process the contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter b GDPR.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created and stored by your browser on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage on your end device and do not contain any viruses, trojans or other malware.
Information is saved in the cookie, which specifically results from the context of the end device used. However, this does not mean that this gives us direct knowledge of your identity.

On the one hand the use of cookies helps to make your use of our services more pleasant. We use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are deleted automatically after leaving our website.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that cookies are not saved on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. Nevertheless, a complete deactivation of cookies can mean that you will be unable to use all the functions on our website.

5. Social media plug-ins

We currently do not use any social media plug-ins.

6. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, you can demand information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can demand information on the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned duration of storage, the existence of a right to correct, delete or restrict the processing or to object, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, unless these were recorded from you, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and where appropriate, meaningful information on its details
  • Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, you can demand the correction of inaccurate personal data or the completion of your personal data stored by us without delay
  • Pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, you can demand the deletion of your personal data stored with us, unless processing is required to exercise the right of freedom of expression, if the information is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of the public interest or to pursue, exercise or defend against legal claims
  • Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, you can demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is illegitimate, although you reject their deletion and we no longer require the data because you require these to pursue, exercise or defend against legal claims or if you have filed objection against processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR
  • Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you can demand that you receive your personal data, that you have provided for us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format, or demand that they be transmitted to another responsible office
  • Pursuant to Art. 7 Abs. 3 GDPR, you can revoke your once given consent at any time. As a consequence, we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future
  • Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you can complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or your workplace or at our law firm.

7. Right of objection

Insofar as your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter f GDPR, you have the right to file objection to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as there are reasons for this that result from your situation, or if the objection is aimed at direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement even without details of any special situation.

If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or objection, simply send an email to privacy@kleiner-law.com

8. Data security

We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) process within the website visit in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. This is generally a 256 Bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256 Bit encryption, we use 128 Bit v3 technology instead. You can see if an individual page on our website is transmitted encrypted by the closed display of the key or by the lock symbol in the bottom status bar of your browser.

We also make use of suitable technical and organisational measures of security to protect your data from accidental or malicious manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or from unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

9.Update and modification of this declaration of privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and its services or due to changed legal directives or official orders it may become necessary to modify this privacy policy. You can call up and print out the current privacy policy at any time from the website: http://www.kleiner-law.com/de/datenschutz/datenschutzerklaerung-zur-nutzung-der-homepage/.

Information on data processing in the context of the activity of KLEINER Rechtsanwälte as a counsel of trust

1. Name and contact details of the controller responsible for processing and of the company data protection officer

These notes on data protection apply to data processing by:

Responsible: KLEINER Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (hereinafter: KLEINER), Michael Rajkowski, LL.M.

Alexanderstr. 3
70184 Stuttgart, Germany
email: privacy@kleiner-law.com
Telephone: +49 711 601708-0
Fax: +49 711 601708-88

2. Recording and storing personal data as well as the type and purpose of their use

If you contact us, we record personal data only to the extent that you provide it to us. Otherwise, data are processed anonymously without reference to a person.

  • Title, first name, surname of the tipster or pseudonym
  • A valid email address of the tipster
  • Telephone number (fixed line and/or mobile)
  • First name, surname of the accused, insofar as communicated

These data are recorded for the following purposes,

  • In order to get in contact with you
  • In order to correspond with you
  • In order to make an appropriate assessment of the matter described by you
  • In order to enable further investigations of the matter

Data are processed upon your inquiry and is necessary pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter b, Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter f and Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter a GDPR for the aforesaid purposes of adequately processing the notice and for fulfilling obligations from the client contract with the company commissioning us.

The data with a reference to a person recorded by us in the context of receiving notices are stored up to the end of the legal duties of retention for lawyers (6 years after the end of the calendar year in which the client relationship was terminated) and then deleted, insofar as we receive the release for transmission to the company commissioning us, unless we are obliged to undertake a longer period of storage pursuant to Article 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter c GDPR due to duties of retention and documentation under fiscal and commercial laws (HGB, StGB or AO). We do not transmit your data to the company commissioning us unless we have express consent in text form, otherwise all notices are passed on anonymously.

Insofar as you insist on being named as a tipster and the data concerns personal information of third parties, which we must forward to the company commissioning us, the person you accuse must be informed as a matter of principle about the process (storage, type of data, the purpose of processing and the identity of the responsible person, including that of the tipster) by the company at the latest one month from the report to the company (Art. 14 Para. 3 Letter a GDPR) or one month after the end of investigations.

If, after an initial contact, you decide that the information you have provided should not be passed on to the company commissioning us, all data will be destroyed immediately.

3. Forwarding data to third parties

Your personal data are not transmitted to third parties other than those listed in the following purposes.

Insofar as is necessary to process the notices given by you and you have given us a release for this pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter b GDPR, we will pass on your personal data to the company commissioning us.

Attorney confidentiality remains unaffected, we assure confidentiality.

As far as data are concerned which are subject to attorney confidentiality, they are not forwarded to third parties unless we have your consent. Confidentiality is protected by us, as long as this remains legally possible for us.

We draw the line if a tip notice to a planned crime under §§ 138, 139 of the Criminal Code (e.g. murder, manslaughter, kidnapping or crimes committed by a terrorist group). In these cases, even an attorney is obliged to report this to the law enforcement agencies, even we as counsels of trust. Neither can the access opportunities of the state prosecuting authorities during any criminal proceedings be influenced by us or by the company. Likewise, law enforcement agencies cannot give pledges of impunity. They decide independently.

4. Right of data subjects

You have the right:

  • Pursuant to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, you can revoke your consent once given to us at any time. This has the consequence that we will discontinue the data processing based on this consent in the future
  • Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, you can demand 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 categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned duration of storage, the existence of a right to correct, delete or restrict the processing or to file objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if these were not recorded from you, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and possibly meaningful information on the details
  • Pursuant to Art. 16, you can demand the correction of inaccurate personal data or the completion of your personal data stored by us without delay
  • Pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, you can demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, insofar as processing is not required to exercise the right of expression of free opinion, if the information is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of the public interest or to pursue, exercise or defend against legal claims
  • Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, you can demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is illegitimate, although you reject their deletion and we no longer require the data because you require these to pursue, exercise or defend against legal claims or if you have filed objection against processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR
  • Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you can demand that you receive your personal data, that you have provided to us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format, or demand that they be transmitted to another responsible office
  • Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you can complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can apply to the supervisory authority at your normal place of residence or your workplace or at our law firm.

5. Right of objection

Insofar as your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter f GDPR, you have the right to file objection to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as there are reasons for this that result from your special situation.

If you wish to make use of your right of objection, simply send an email to privacy@kleiner-law.com.

Information on data processing by KLEINER Rechtsanwälte in the course of a client relationship

1. Name and contact data of the controller responsible for processing and of the company data protection officer

These notes on data protection apply to data processing by:
Responsible: KLEINER Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (hereinafter KLEINER), Michael Rajkowski, LL.M.

Alexanderstr. 3
70184 Stuttgart, Germany
E-Mail: privacy@kleiner-law.com
Telephone: +49 711 601708-0
Fax: +49 711 601708-88

2. Recording and storing personal data and the type and purpose of their use

If you commission us, we record not only company data, but also regularly the personal data or our client our contact person. We record the following information each time we are commissioned:

  • Title, first name, surname of the client, or in the case of undertakings, our contact person
  • A valid email address of the client or of the contact person
  • Address of the client
  • Telephone number (fixed line and/or mobile)
  • Information that is important for asserting and defending your rights under the mandate

These data are recorded for the following purposes:

  • In order to be able to identify you as our client and – in the case of undertakings – to set up one or more actual contact persons
  • In order to provide you with appropriate legal advice and to be able to represent you
  • In order to correspond with you
  • In order to make out invoices
  • In order to pursue any liability claims and deal with any claims against you

Data are processed upon your inquiry. This is necessary pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter b GDPR for the aforesaid purposes of adequately processing the client relationship and for the mutual fulfilment of obligations from the client contract.

The personal data recorded by us for the client relationship are stored up to the end of the legal duties of retention for attorneys (6 years after the end of the calendar year in which the client relationship was terminated) and then deleted, unless we are obliged to undertake a longer period of storage pursuant to Article 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter c GDPR due to duties of retention and documentation under fiscal and commercial laws (HGB, StGB or AO) or you have given consent to a longer period of retention pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter a GDPR.

3. Forwarding data to third parties

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those stated listed below.

Insofar as this is necessary for the processing of client relationships with you, pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter b GDPR, your personal data will be passed on to third parties. This includes, in particular, the disclosure to the opposing party and their representatives (especially their attorneys) as well as courts and other public authorities for the purpose of correspondence and to pursue and defence of your rights. The data transmitted may be used by the third party solely for the stated purposes.

The Attorney-client confidentiality remains unaffected. Insofar as data are concerned that are subject to attorney confidentiality, they are not forwarded to third parties unless we have your consent.

4. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • Pursuant to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, you can revoke your consent once given to us at any time. This has the consequence that we will discontinue the data processing based on this consent in the future
  • Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, you can demand 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 categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned duration of storage, the existence of a right to correct, delete or restrict the processing or to file objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data, if these were not recorded from you, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and possibly meaningful information on the details
  • Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, you can demand the correction of inaccurate personal data or the completion of your personal data stored by us without delay
  • Pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, you can demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, insofar as processing is not required to exercise the right of expression of free opinion, if the information is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of the public interest or to pursue, exercise or defend against legal claims
  • Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, you can demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is illegitimate, although you reject their deletion and we no longer require the data because you require these to pursue, exercise or defend against legal claims or if you have filed objection against processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR
  • Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you can demand that you receive your personal data, that you have provided to us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format, or demand that they be transmitted to another responsible office
  • Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you can complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can apply to the supervisory authority at your normal place of residence or your workplace or at law firm.

5. Right of objection

Insofar as your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 Letter f GDPR, you have the right to file objection to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as there are reasons for this that result from your special situation.

If you wish to make use of your right of objection, simply send an email to privacy@kleiner-law.com.

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