Data Protection Policy

General

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we would like to inform you about the way we process your personal data. Personal data is all the information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. We collect personal data only if you provide us with it. A further use, in particular, the disclosure to third parties, does not take place.

1.1 Data Controller

Data controller:

KWG Rechtsanwälte Wilhelm-Breckow-Allee 15 51643 Gummersbach

Postfach 10 04 52 51604 Gummersbach

Telephone: +49 2261 6014-0 Fax: +49 2261 6014-60

Email: info@kwg.eu

1.2 Contact details of our Data Protection Officer

datenschutzbeauftragter@kwg.eu

2. Collection and use of your data

You can generally use our website without providing any personal Information.

2.1 Your emails to us

Personal data will be processed by us if you send an email to KWG Rechtsanwälte, for example to info@kwg.eu or the personalised email addresses of our employees. The lawfulness of the processing of your personal data in emails (e.g. your email address), which you send us, follows from Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The norm allows the processing of personal data in order to safeguard the legitimate interests of the controller unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject require the protection of personal data. As lawyers, it is important for us to be able to receive and answer emails. Your emails and the data transmitted with it do not leave our email programme. We only use the data and content of the messages that we receive via emails to answer your email. Data storage takes place only until the end of processing. Subsequently, the information is deleted.

2.2 Newsletter

By registering to participate in our newsletter system, you give us your consent to process personal data, such as: your name and email address. The processing of your personal data with regard to our newsletter system is in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR lawful by virtue of your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time by sending an email to: info@kwg.eu The lawfulness of the processing of your personal data until revocation remains unaffected by this.

2.3 Client Relationship

If the processing of your data serves to initiate or conduct a client relationship, the processing of personal data without the consent of the data subject is in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) GDPR lawful. Please note that we as lawyers are obliged to keep reference files for a period of 6 years. The period begins at the end of the calendar year in which the assignment was completed. For the handling of reference files or for the safekeeping of documents we use electronic data processing. The same retention periods apply to this documentation as to reference files. The deletion of your data is carried out in compliance with these retention periods after termination of the client relationship. If we are obliged to save or store your data for other legal reasons (e.g. in the case of business and commercial letters), a longer storage period of up to 10 years may become applicable.

3. Server Log Files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits. This is:

  • IP address,
  • Date,
  • which page was accessed and
  • user Agent.

This data is not merged with other external data sources and the data is deleted after nine weeks. Allocation to identifiable persons is not possible. The basis for data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. We use this information to ensure the general functioning, in order to determine the attractiveness of our website and to improve its performance and contents. 

4. Objection to the use of email data and Server Log Files

You may object to the use of data on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR at any time. This includes the data that you submit to us in an email as well as the information we obtain through server log files. Please send an email to: datenschutzbeauftragter@kwg.eu

5. Cookies

Our website uses so-called cookies, so that your language selection is not changed while you access further pages of our homepage. Cookies are files that are stored on your device, such as your computer. When you visit our website for the first time, we point out that we use cookies and that you consent to our use, namely through your conclusive behaviour. The use of cookies is in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR lawful by virtue of your consent. You have the possibility to revoke your consent at any time. Please send an email to: datenschutzbeauftragter@kwg.eu The lawfulness of the processing of your personal data until revocation remains unaffected by this. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the use of cookies and decide individually on whether to accept them or to deactivate the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or completely. Please bear in mind that disabling cookies can cause problems when accessing our website.

6. Your rights: information, correction, deletion, restriction

We only process personal data that we receive from you. The provision of your data is generally not required by law or contract. However, in order to ensure proper representation in the framework of a client relationship, we require certain personal information, such as name, address, telephone number and email address of the represented. You have the right to free information about your personal data stored at any time, as well as the right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or objection to processing, as well as the right to data portability, provided the respective data protection requirements are met. If you have given us your consent for a certain data processing, you may revoke it at any time. The lawfulness of the processing of your personal data until revocation remains unaffected by this. At the same time, you have the right to lodge a complaint with our supervisory authority. This is:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kavalleriestr. 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf, telephone: 0211/38424-0, Fax: 0211/38424-10, email: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de, Internet: https://www.ldi.nrw.de/index.php.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding the privacy policy.