Data protection/privacy policy

1. Name and contact details of controller of data processing and the company’s data protection officer

This privacy policy shall apply for data processing by:

Responsible controller of personal data processing:

Stenger Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB (hereinafter also referred to „Stenger Rechtsanwälte“)
Englische Planke 2
20459 Hamburg,
Germany

Email: contact@stenger.legal
Telephone: +49 (0)40 – 3609 860
Fax: +49 (0)40- 36098636

Date protection officer at Stenger Rechtsanwälte is Christian Kneisner, to be contacted either at the above address or at ckneisner@stenger.legal.

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as nature and purpose of their use

When you visit our website www.stenger.legal, the browser on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • website from which access is made (“referrer URL”),
  • browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer, as well as the name of your access provider.

The mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 subs. 1 no. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. We will not use the collected data to gain any personal information about you.   

In addition, we use cookies when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations in section 4 of this privacy policy.

3. Transmission of Data

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

We will only transmit your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your explicit consent according to Article 6 subsec. 1 no. 1 lit. a) GDPR,
  • the transmission according to Article 6 subs. no. 1 lit. f) GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in not transmitting your data,
  • in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transmission according to Article 6 subs. 1 no. 1 lit. c) GDPR, and
  • this is permitted by law and is required by Article 6 no. 1 lit. b) GDPR for performing  a contract with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie resulting from the connection with the specifically used device. However, this does not mean that we immediately receive any knowledge about your identity.

The use of cookies is aimed at making the use of our offer more comfortable for you. We use so-called session cookies that recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website before. These will be deleted automatically after leaving our website.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize usability. They are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our website again to use our services, it will be automatically recognized that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

The data processed by cookies is required for the mentioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties according to Article 6 subs. no. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can program your browser to the extent that no cookies are stored on your computer or that a notice is always given before a new cookie is created. But the full deactivation of cookies can lead to the fact that you might not be able to use all functions of our website.

5. Your data protection rights

With regard to your personal data stored by us, you have the following rights:

  • under Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data that is being processed by us. In particular, you may request information relating to the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom personal data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period, the existence of a right to request correction, deletion, restriction of the processing or to object to it, the existence of a right to file a complaint, to be informed of the source of the data belonging to you (if they were not collected by us), as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information on the details on same;
  • under Art. 16 GPDR, to request without undue delay the correction or completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • under Art. 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data that is stored by us, unless this processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with legal obligations, for reasons of public interest or for the enforcement, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • under Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of processing of your personal data belonging to you, if you contest the correctness of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you oppose to its deletion and if we no longer need the data, but you require them for the enforcement, exercise or defence of legal claims, or, alternatively, if you have filed an objection to the processing under Art. 21 GDPR;
  • under Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you provided to us in a structured, commonly used, machine readable format or request their transfer to another controller;
  • under Art. 7(3) GDPR, to withdraw the consent you have granted to us. As a result, we will not be allowed in future to continue processing the data to which the consent was given and
  • to file a complaint with a supervisory authority under Art. 77 GDPR. Generally, you can do this by contacting the supervisory authority in your habitual place of residence, place of work or the location of our law firm.

6. Right to object

If your data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Subs. 1 no. 1 f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR if there are reasons related to your particular situation or if it is an objection to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object without giving any reasons. We will give effect to the objection regardless of the particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right to withdraw your consent or to object, simply send an email to contact@stenger.legal

7. Data Security

Within your visit of our website we use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

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

8 . Actuality and amendment of this privacy policy

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status as of May 2018.

Due to further development of our website and offers above or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to amend this privacy policy.

You can find and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website under https://www.stenger.legal/data protection.

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