Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our Internet presence. The protection of your personal data (hereinafter also “data”) is a very important concern for us.

Controller, contact, data protection officer

Controller pursuant to Art. 4 (7) EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is

Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft m.b.H., Kaiserplatz 7-9, 53113 Bonn.

It is represented by the Managing Director Thomas Rickert.

You can contact us through the email address info@rickert.net.  

 

In case of questions or comments concerning this privacy statement, please contact our privacy protection officer by email at datenschutz@rickert.net or by post at the following address:

Data Protection Officer
c/o Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Kaiserplatz 7-9
53113 Bonn

For the rest, reference is made to our information at https://rickert.net/impressum/.

 

Legal bases for processing of your data

If the legal basis is not listed in the privacy statement, the following applies:

-          Insofar as we obtain the data subject’s consent for processing, Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis.

-          In case of processing of personal data necessary for the fulfillment of a contract, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 lit. b) GDPR.

-          Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 lit. c) GDPR.

-          In the event that vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person require a processing of personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 lit. d) GDPR.

-          If processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests of our company or of a third party and if the interests, basic rights, and basic freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh these legitimate interests, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 lit. f) GDPR.

 Retention periods

The data processed by us is erased or its processing is restricted in compliance with statutory requirements, in particular Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated otherwise within the scope of this privacy statement, we erase data stored by us as soon as such is no longer required for the intended purpose. Data will be retained beyond the time at which the purpose ends only if such data is necessary for other, legally permissible purposes or if the data must continue to be retained due to statutory retention periods. In these cases, processing is restricted, i.e. it is blocked, and will not be processed for other purposes.

Server log data

For the informational use of our Internet presence it is generally not required that you actively disclose your personal data. In this case we instead collect and use only the data automatically transmitted to us by your Internet browser. This includes:

·         date and time of your retrieval of one of our websites;

·         your browser type;

·         your browser settings;

·         utilized operating system;

·         your most recently visited site;

·         the transferred data volume and access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.);

·         your IP address.

The data is stored on our servers. This data is not stored together with other personal data except those stated above. The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must be stored for the duration of the session. We create so-called log files from this data. The created log files are stored to safeguard the security of our IT systems. A personal evaluation of the data, in particular for marketing purposes, does not take place.

Processing of the above data is required for technical reasons to offer a website pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 lit. b), lit. c), lit. f) GDPR in order to correctly display our website to you and to safeguard stability and security. In particular, log files are created to verify attacks on our systems. We erase server log data from our systems at the latest after 7 days.

Contacting
In case of contacting by contact form, email or telephone, your data is processed, depending on the content of the request, for purely informational inquiries based on your (assumed) consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 lit. a) GDPR or pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as contacting is connected to (pre-)contractual performance obligations. In case of contacting through our form, we require only your name (on a voluntary basis, if you wish to be addressed personally) and email address in order to reply to you as soon as possible. We delete your contact requests immediately after they are processed, unless statutory retention periods require additional retention.

Processors and data recipients

In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data, which are bound to our instructions. They were selected and commissioned by us with care and they are monitored regularly. The orders are based on data processing agreements pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR. The processor does not independently process data for its own purposes.

We use a hosting provider to operate this web offer, who processes inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, utilization data, metadata, and communication data from visitors or customers of this web offer within the scope of our legitimate interest in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 lit. f), 28 GDPR.
Your rights
Pursuant to statutory provisions, you can assert the following rights vis-à-vis the data processing controller free of charge:

                    Right to access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR);

                    Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and Art. 17 GDPR);

                    Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR);

                    Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR);

                    Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR).

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority concerning the controller’s processing of your personal data.

Social media presences

We have appearances in social media in order to communicate with customers and interested parties and to inform them. When calling up the respective networks, the conditions of the operators/controllers apply. To protect your data we deliberately refrain from using social media plugins.

 

B  Cookies and integrated third-party offers

We use cookies in our Internet presence. Cookies are small text files that within the scope of your visit of our website are transmitted from our web server to your browser and are stored by your browser on your computer for later retrieval. You yourself can determine, through settings in your browser, the extent to which cookies can be placed and retrieved. For example, you can completely deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, limit it to certain websites or configure your browser so that it automatically informs you as soon as a cookie is to be set and asks you for feedback. For technical reasons, however, it is necessary to accept the mentioned session cookies for the full range of functions of our Internet presence.

Legal basis for the use of cookies is Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 lit. f) GDPR unless specified otherwise.

 

I.                    Session Cookies

We use so-called session cookies (also referred to as temporary cookies), i.e. cookies that are stored temporarily exclusively for the duration of your use of one of our Internet pages. The purpose of these cookies is to continue to identify your computer during a visit to our website when changing from one of our websites to another of our websites and to be able to determine the end of your visit.

The cookies are deleted as soon as you end your browser session.

 

II.                  Third-Party-Cookies

You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note the following with regard to third-party cookies.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information concerning the use of the user’s online offer generated through cookies is generally transmitted to and stored at a Google server in the USA.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Treaty and thus offers a guarantee that it complies with the European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
We inform you that, on this website, Google Analytics was expanded by the code “anonymizeIp” in order to guarantee anonymized capture of IP addresses (so-called “IP masking”). By activating IP anonymization on this website,
your IP address within member states of the European Union or other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area is first abbreviated by Google. The full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports concerning website activities, and to provide other services in connection with website use and Internet use vis-à-vis the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google. Pseudonym profiles of users may be created from the processed data. The IP address transmitted by your browser is not combined with other data held by Google. 
You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

 

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics jetzt deaktivieren (Disable Google Analytics now)

Google Maps

We use Google Maps on our website. This service is provided by Google LLC ("Google"), Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The offer allows you to view interactive maps directly on our website. By visiting our website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for unlogged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Google Fonts

On this website we have included fonts provided by Google for display purposes. When you access a page, your browser loads these fonts from a Google server. Your IP address, including the URL (Internet address) of the website you have visited on our site, is transmitted to a Google server. If you're logged into your Google account, you will allow Google to connect your browsing habits directly with your personal profile. You may be able to prevent this by logging out of your Google account.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

For more information about these Google fonts, please visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and the Google Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

C.     Data security

We also use technical and organizational security measures to protect incurred or collected personal data, in particular against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or against an attack by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved pursuant to technological advances.