Privacy Policy of KNAUTHE Attorneys at Law, Partnership with limited professional liability (Partnerschaft mbB)

Privacy Policy of KNAUTHE Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Privacy Policy according to GDPR

By the 25th May 2018 the regulations of the DSGVO come into force. The following privacy policy applies to the use of our homepage. For the commissioning of Knauthe Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbH, the following privacy policy for clients (PDF) apply.

I. Name and contact details of the responsible person
The person responsible within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

Knauthe Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
(hereinafter: KNAUTHE)
Leipziger Platz 10,
D-10117 Berlin,
Germany,
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: +49 (0) 30 - 20670-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 - 20670-1800

II. Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the responsible person is:

Mrs. Anja Andresen
GAMMARAY M.IT Gesellschaft mbH
Jarrestrasse 80, 22303 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0) 40 - 69656864-40
Fax: +49 (0) 40 - 69656864-50
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deputy data protection officer of the responsible person is:

Mr. Gabriel Deutscher
KNAUTHE Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Leipziger Platz 10, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 - 20670-1531
Fax: +49 (0) 30 - 20670-1531
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III. General information about data processing

1. Extent of processing of personal data

In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website as well as our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for reasons of fact and the logging of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) lit. a and Art. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as the legal basis for the processing of personal data. In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party according to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR as legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions. Insofar as it is necessary to process personal data in order to fulfill a legal obligation which is subject to our law firm according to Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR as legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. d GDPR as legal basis. If the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our law firm or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned do not outweigh the former interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR as legal basis for processing.

3. Data erasure and storage duration
The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage is eliminated. In addition, such storage may take place if provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1.Description and extent of the data processing
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the requesting computer.
The following data is collected here:

(1) The IP address of the user
(2) Date and time of access
(3) The URL
(4) The http status
(5) Transferred amount of data
(6) browser recognition from which the operating system can emerge
(7) The last page that was visited

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is regulated in Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. For this, the IP address of the user must remain stored. Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. The element "gat._anonymizeIp ();" deletes the last eight bits of the user's IP address and does not transfer them to Google Analytics. For these purposes, our legitimate interest regarding the processing of data is regulated in Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is ended. In the case of storing the data in log files, this is the case after no more than seven days. An additional storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the requesting client is no longer possible.

5. Possibility of objection and removal
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

V. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser be identified even after changing pages. No data is stored or transmitted in the cookies. There is no analysis.

2. Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal
Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted by this on our side. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to use all functions of the website to the full.

VI. Contact form and e-mail contact

1. Description and scope of the data processing
A contact form is available on our website, which can be used for an electronic contact. If a user realizes this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and will be saved. These data are:

(1) First name, last name
(2) E-mail Address
(3) Phone number
(4) Subject
(5) Your message
At the time of sending your message, the following data is also stored:
(6) The IP address of the user
(7) Date and time the message was sent
For the processing of the data in the context of the sending process your consent is obtained and referred to this privacy statement. Alternatively, contact via the provided e-mail address is possible. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored. In this context, the data won't be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of the data is given in the presence of the consent of the user pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is regulated in Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact is aimed at concluding a mandate contract, additional legal basis for the processing is regulated in Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing
The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us only to process the contact. In the case of contact via e-mail, this also includes the required legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duaration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. For the personal data from the input form of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified and no mandate is taken. The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted at the latest after a period of seven days.

5. Possibility of objection and removal
The user has the possibility at any time to revoke his consent to the processing of the personal data. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot continue. The revocation of the consent must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All personal data stored in the course of contacting will be deleted in this case.

VII. Application process

We collect and process personal data from you for the purpose of processing the application process. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (b) of the GDPR, § 26 BDSG (neu) or, in the case of consent, Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a), Art. 7 GDPR.

It is important to us to ensure the highest possible protection of your personal information. All personal data that is collected and processed by us within the framework of an application are protected against unauthorized access and manipulation by technical and organizational measures. Your data will be collected to staffing within the partnership. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

The processing can also be done electronically. This is especially the case if you submit the corresponding application documents electronically, for example by e-mail. If we conclude a contract of employment with you, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of the employment relationship in compliance with the legal regulations. If we do not conclude a contract of employment with you, the application documents will be automatically deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that deletion does not conflict with any other legitimate interests. Other legitimate interest in this sense, for example, a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (GETA).

VIII. Encoding

Our website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as when applying via the form on our website, which you send to us as a site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

IX. Using Google Maps and Google Fonts

Our website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors. Digital fonts, which we use for consistent presentation of the typeface on our website, are obtained through the Google Fonts API. For more information about Google's data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Notice. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy center.
Provider is the Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
For detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products, click here.

X. Rights of the person concerned

If personal data are processed by you, you are concerned for the purposes of GDPR and there you have the following rights against the person responsible to:

1. Right to information
You may ask the person in charge to confirm if personal data concerning you is processed by us.
If such processing is available, you can request information from the person responsible about the following information:
(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
(2) the categories of personal data being processed;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;
(4) the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
(5) the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
(7) all available information on the source of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;
(8) the existence of automated decision-making including profiling under Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.
You have the right to request information about whether your personal information relates to a third country or an international organization. In this connection, you can request the appropriate guarantees in accordance with. Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.

2. Right to rectification
You have a right to rectification and / or completion to the controller, if the personal data you process is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible person has to make the rectification without delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing
You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:

(1) if you contest the accuracy of your personal information for a period of time that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of your personal information;
(2) if the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of personal data;
(3) if the controller no longer needs your personal information for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend your rights, or
(4) if you objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible prevail over your reasons.
If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data may only be used with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest Union or a Member State. If the restriction on processing has been restricted in accordance with the above mentioned conditions, you will be notified by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to delete

a) Deletion obligation
You may require the controller to delete your personal information without delay, and the controller is required to delete that information immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) Your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You revoke your consent to the processing gem. Art. 6 (1) lit. a or Art. (9) 2 lit. GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
(3) In accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, you object to the processing and there are no prior justifiable reasons for the processing, or you submit according to. Art. 21 (2) GDPR Opposition to processing.
(4) Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
(5) The deletion of personal data concerning you is required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
(6) The personal data concerning you were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

b) Information to third parties
If the person responsible has made public the personal data relating to you and is obliged to delete them in accordance with Art. 17 (1) GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical ones, to inform data controllers, taking into account available technology and implementation costs. who are processing the personal data, informing you as the data subject that you have requested the deletion of all links to such personal data or of copies or replications of such personal data.

c) Exceptions
The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is necessary
(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
(2) to fulfill a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to carry out a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 (2) lit. h, i and Art. 9 (3) GDPR;
(4) for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes acc. Art. 89 (1) GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to in subparagraph (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. Right to information
If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the controller, he / she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have a right to the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.

6. Right to data transmission capability
You have the right to receive personally identifiable information you provide to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance by the person responsible for providing the personal data, provided that

(1) the processing on a consent acc. Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 (2) lit. a GDPR or on a contract according to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR is based and

(2) the processing is done using automated procedures.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that your personal data relating to you are transmitted directly from one person to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. This does not affect the freedoms and rights of others. The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority delegated to the controller.

7. Right of objection

You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, against the processing of your personal data, which pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. e or f GDPR takes an objection; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The responsible person will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, exercising or defending legal claims. If the personal data relating to you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes. Regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC, you have the option, in the context of the use of information society services, of exercising your right to object through automated procedures that use technical specifications.

8. Right to revoke the data protection consent declaration
You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out based on the consent until the revocation.

9. Automated decision on an individual basis including profiling
You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - that will have legal effect or similarly affect you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision.

(1) to conclude or fulfill a contract between you and the controller is required,

(2) is admissible on the basis of Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject and if such legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests or

(3) is made with your express consent.
However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data under Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) lit. a or g and reasonable measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to uphold the rights and freedoms and their legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his / her own position and heard on challenge of the decision.

10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of its residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data concerning you is against the GDPR violates. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 of the GDPR.