1. Name and contact details of controller
The party responsible for the collection, processing, and use of your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR (the “controller”) is
WSHP Wiegand Striether Sprengnether Strahl Wissig Lang Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB, a professional partnership with limited liability under the German Professional Partnership Act (PartGG). The partnership also provides services using the abbreviated name WSHP Rechtsanwälte und Notare.
The partnership has its registered office in Frankfurt am Main and is recorded in the Partnership Register at the Local Court of Frankfurt am Main under number PR 2777. The authorized representatives of the partnership are the partners Jürgen Wiegand, Stefan Striether, Mirko Sprengnether, Holger Strahl, Julia Wissig, and Susanne Lang as shown in the Partnership Register.
WSHP Rechtsanwälte und Notare
60325 Frankfurt am Main Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 69 756990
Fax: +49 (0) 69 75699105
2. Data protection officer
If you have any questions or concerns about data protection, please contact our data protection officer:
Phone: 06251 7098-0
Fax: 06251 7098-11
3. Collection and storage of personal data, and type and purpose of data use
a) When visiting the website
The law firm WSHP Rechtsanwälte und Notare automatically collects and stores usage data in so-called server log files each time our website is accessed (retrieval of a file). These data involve anonymous information that the browser of the Internet user transmits to our server by default. This means that when you visit our website, information will be automatically sent to our website server by the browser of your terminal device. Usage data are data that visitors of our website do not actively provide, but rather data that are passively collected (automatically without any action on your part) while you are browsing our website.
This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically erased:
- IP address of the requesting computer,
- Date and time of access,
- Name and URL of retrieved file,
- Website from which request originates (referrer URL),
- Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your Internet provider.
The aforementioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:
- Ensuring smooth connection to the website
- Ensuring convenient use of our website
- Analysis of system security and stability
- Other administrative purposes.
The above data are not correlated to specific individuals, and individual users are not identified. Such data are used exclusively for statistical purposes and to optimize our advisory services.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the purposes for data collection listed above. Under no circumstances will we use collected data for the purpose of making inferences about your identity.
The data processed by cookies are necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter f GDPR.
b) When using our contact form
For questions of any kind, you may contact us via the contact form provided on our website. When doing so, you will need to provide a valid email address so that we know who sent the inquiry and can respond to your inquiry. Additional information may be provided voluntarily.
Data provided for the purpose of contacting us will be processed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter a GDPR, because we assume based on your provision of data that you consent to the storage and processing of your data and because this is necessary to perform our contract with you or to take pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter b GDPR).
Personal data collected by us when you use the contact form will be automatically deleted after processing your inquiry and after the statutory recordkeeping period has expired.
4. Transfer of data
Your personal data will not be transferred to any third parties for purposes other than those listed below.
We will transfer your personal data with third parties only if:
- You have given your express, separate consent to the transfer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter a GDPR,
- The transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter f GDPR, and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding protected interest in non-transfer of your data,
- We have a legal obligation to transfer your data within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter c GDPR, or
- The transfer is permitted by law and necessary within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter b GDPR for the performance of our contract with you.
Cookies store information that arises in connection with the specific terminal device used by you. However, this does not mean that we will acquire direct knowledge of your identity.
In addition, we use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain defined period of time. If you visit our website again to use our services, our website will automatically recognize that you have visited the website before, what information you have entered, and what settings you have selected, so that you do not have to do so again.
Data processed by cookies are necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter f GDPR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies will be stored on your computer or so that you will be notified before a new cookie is stored. However, complete deactivation of cookies means that you may not be able to use all features of our website.
6. Rights of data subjects
You have the right:
- under Art. 15 GDPR to request information about our processing of your personal data. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of data processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of any right to rectification, erasure, restricted processing or objection, the availability of any right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as our usage of any automated decision-making process, including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about the details of that process;
- under Art. 16 GDPR to demand prompt correction or completion if any of your personal data stored by us is incorrect or incomplete;
- under Art. 17 GDPR to request erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless processing your personal data is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims;
- under Art. 18 GDPR to request restricted processing of your personal data, if and to the extent that the accuracy of data is contested by you, or processing is unlawful but you object to its erasure, or we no longer require the data, but you need it to establish, exercise, or defend any legal claims, or you have objected to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
- under Art. 20 GDPR to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format or to request that your personal data is transferred to another controller;
- under Art. 7 (3) GDPR to withdraw your consent at any time. If you withdraw consent, we will no longer be permitted to process your personal data based on your consent in the future; and
- under Art. 77 GDPR to complain to a supervisory authority. As a general rule, you may contact the local supervisory authority at your habitual residence or workplace or at our registered office.
7. Right to object
If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 letter f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data under Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is aimed at direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without you having to specify any particular situation.
If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent or your right to object, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Data security
During a website visit we use the widesly used SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in combination with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a general rule, we use 256-bit encryption technology. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the display of the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, and unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously upgraded to reflect technological developments.
However, we have no direct influence on the technical processes or protocols used. In this respect, we advise you in particular that communications transmitted via unencrypted email can be viewed by savvy Internet users. If we receive an email from you or if you provide us with an email address to contact you, we will assume that we may also send messages to you via unencrypted email and that you have consented to the use of this technology and the associated risks. If you prefer not to use email, please provide us with prior notice in a timely manner, as once emails have been sent, such emails and the associated data stream cannot be reversed.