We take the protection of your personal data and their confidential treatment very seriously. The processing of your personal data takes place within the framework of the legal provisions of the data protection law of the European Union, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”) and further applicable regulations.
1. Name and contact details of the controller as well as operational data protection officer
Dr. Micha-Manuel Bues
Hanauer Landstraße 175,
60314 Frankfurt am Main,
The data protection officer can be reached as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Subject matter of data protection
The subject matter of data protection is personal data. This means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’). These include e.g. information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number.
Specific information on the personal data processed by us can be found below in detail in the data processing operations listed.
3. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the nature and purpose of their processing
a) When visiting the website
When visiting and using our blog-website, the browser used on your end device will automatically send information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without any action on your end and stored until the purpose or legal basis for storage ceases to apply.
- internet protocol address of the requesting computer
- date and time of the access
- website that is viewed
- browser used
The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:
- ensuring smooth establishment of the website’s connection
- ensuring comfortable use of our website
- evaluation of system safety and stability, as well as
- other administrative purposes
The legal basis for data processing activities shall be Article 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests follow from the purposes listed above for data collection. In no case shall we use any collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you as a person.
b) Subscribing to our Newsletter
If you have consented pursuant to Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR, we will use your email address, name, surname and company affiliation, to send you our newsletter at regular intervals.
You can revoke your consent at any time for the future., e.g. by using a link at the end of each newsletter.
c) When using our contact form, email contact or downloading content
You can contact us via our website contact form. We will use your email address, name, surname and company affiliation to answer your request.
Besides, we offer several possibilities to contact us by email addresses provided on our website. Any personal data transmitted via email will be stored in the respective email. We will always try to avoid any unsolicited contact. The legal basis for data processing activities shall be Article 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests follows from the fact to reply to your questions and stay in contact with you.
The legal basis for data processing activities shall be Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR, your consent.
d) Additional Purposes for Processing
The data mentioned above are also processed by us for the following purposes:
- To enable you to take part in events or complete surveys
- To provide, maintain, improve, and enhance our services
- To understand and analyze how you use our services and develop new products, services, features, and functionalities and deliver relevant website content or measure the effectiveness of our advertising activities
- To find and prevent fraud, and respond to trust and safety issues that may arise; and
- For compliance purposes, including enforcing our legal rights, or as may be required by applicable laws and regulations or requested by any judicial process or governmental agency
- Procurement of goods and services
The legal basis for data processing activities shall be Article 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests follow from the purposes listed above for data collection.
4. Categories of recipients
Your personal data will be disclosed to the following parties:
a) Legal Tech Blog Team
We may share your personal data with our affiliates, when supporting us in the processing activity. The legal basis for such transfer is our blog’s legitimate interest as we provide services with cross-country teams, to guarantee smooth operations. When personal data is leaving the European Union, necessary contractual safeguards have been put in place.
b) Third party recipients
We may engage third parties. These may be:
- companies and individuals (e.g. freelancer, consultants) who assist us in providing our services (e.g. marketing services).
- those receiving personal data as required by law (for example if required by a court order) and under similar circumstances.
5. Transferring your personal data
Your personal data will be e.g. shared with third parties and partly their sub-processors based also outside of the European Economic Area. Third parties will only use your personal data to the extent necessary to perform their functions.
Those to be mentioned are the following:
- Google LLC;
- LinkedIn Inc.;
- Twitter Inc.;
- Getty Images Inc.;
- Automattic, Inc.
For this purpose, we use various cookies to ensure the functionality of our website and to make the website as informative and user-friendly as possible for you. It is important to us that you surf comfortably on our website and therefore the constant optimization of our website is of great importance to us.
Here you can find out which cookies we use on our website, how they work and how you can object to the processing of your personal data in detail or delete the personal data collected here.
You can deactivate some cookies by setting an opt-out cookie.
In addition, you can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie stock via your browser settings. Information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block their storage in advance can be found, depending on the provider of your browser, under the following links:
If you do not allow technically required cookies, performance cookies and/or functional cookies, we would like to inform you that certain functionalities on our website are no longer available or are only available to a limited extent.
7. Integration of further services
|Vimeo||Vimeo, Inc, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA||Integration of video content on the website||Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR||https://vimeo.com/privacy|
|YouTube||Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House Barrow Street Dublin 4, D04E5W5, Irland||Integration of video content on the website||Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR||https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de|
8. Deleting your personal data
Your personal data will be retained as long as necessary to fulfil the legitimate purpose(s) for the processing and as long as required by law.
9. Rights of the data subject
You have the right:
- to demand information in accordance with Article 15 GDPR regarding the processing of your personal data by us. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipient to whom your data have been or are disclosed, the envisaged storage period, the existence of the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data to the extent that these were not collected at our site, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and any meaningful information on its details;
- in accordance with Article 16 GDPR, obtain the rectification of any inaccurate personal data stored by us or completion of such data without undue delay;
- in accordance with Article 17 GDPR, obtain the erasure of your personal data stored by us, to the extent that processing is not required for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
- in accordance with Article 18 GDPR, obtain the restriction of processing of your personal data, to the extent that the accuracy of the data is contested by you, processing is unlawful, but you oppose erasure and we no longer need the personal data, but you still require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR;
- in accordance with Article 20 GDPR, demand to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to demand transmission to another controller;
- in accordance with Article 7(3) GDPR, to withdraw your consent once given to us towards us at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing activities that were based on this consent in future and
- in accordance with Article 77 GDPR, lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Usually, you may contact the supervisory authority at your habitual residence or place of work or our registered office for this.
10. Right to object
As far as your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right to object to processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 21 GDPR, to the extent that there are grounds relating to your particular situation or the objection is targeted against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object that will be implemented by us without any indication of a particular situation.
If you want to exercise your withdrawal right or right to object, simply send us an email to email@example.com.
11. How to exercise your rights
You can also exercise the rights listed above at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. Further information
In accordance with Article 13(2)(e) GDPR we would like to inform you about the following:
The provision of personal data is neither a statutory nor contractual requirement, nor a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. You are not obliged to provide the personal data. There are no consequences resulting from failure to provide such data.
13. Data security
We use appropriate technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data from accidental or wilful manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in response to technological developments and the ever changing threat landscape.
14. Third Parties
15. Children’s Privacy
16. Topicality and changes of this data privacy statement
This data privacy statement is currently valid as of January 2022.
Further development of our website and offers through it or changed statutory or authority specifications may require changes to this data privacy statement. You may call and print the respective current data privacy statement at any time on the website. If we materially change the ways in which we use or share personal data previously collected from you, we will notify you through the website, by email, or other communication.