Data privacy 2018-08-03T09:14:14+00:00

Data privacy


Responsible for the purposes of data protection, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is: see Imprint

Your rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time by using the contact details provided in the imprint or by email to :

  • Information about your stored data and their processing,
  • Correction of incorrect personal data,
  • Deletion of your data stored with us,
  • Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • Objection to the processing of your data with us and
  • Data portability, if you have consented to the data processing or have signed a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future. You can also contact the regulator responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority will depend on the state of your domicile, work or alleged violation. A list of non-public-sector supervisory authorities can be found at: code.

Purposes of Data Processing

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent,
  • the processing is necessary to settle a contract with you,
  • processing is required to fulfill a legal obligation
  • processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your information.

Deletion or blocking of the data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as provided for by the various storage periods provided for by law. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions blocked or deleted.

Change to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with the latest legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Privacy Questions

If you have any privacy concerns, please email us at


Collecting general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, a cookie automatically records information of a general nature. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person.

This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • Ensure a hassle-free connection to the site,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for further administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. The recipient of the data is only the responsible body and possibly the processor. Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

Encryption of data

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically gives us certain data, such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet. Cookies can not be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation and enable the correct display of our websites. In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or a link with personal data will be established without your consent. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies at any time through the settings of your browser. Please use the help features of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some functions of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to present our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use it Website script libraries and font libraries such as For example, Google Webfonts ( Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font. The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and if so for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data. The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here:

Using Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors. For more information about Google’s data processing, please see the Google Privacy Notice. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy center. For detailed instructions on managing your own data related to Google products, click here.

Embedded YouTube videos

Some of our websites embed Youtube videos. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to Youtube’s servers. Youtube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand. If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior. Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser. For more information on “Youtube” privacy, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy at:

Social Media Plugins


Functions of the service Twitter are included in our website. These features are available through Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as the provider of the page are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information, see the privacy policy of Twitter at:

The use of the Twitter plugin is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility on social media.
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in Account Settings at


Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. Provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, it connects to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn’s “Recommend Button” and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn.

The use of the LinkedIn plugin is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.
For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy statement at:


With the following information, we will inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter via the website or online form, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

Content of the Newsletter

We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (“newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of a newsletter are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Incidentally, our newsletters contain information on legal topics, in particular in the area of ​​marketing law, data protection and our law firm (this may in particular include references to blog posts, lectures or workshops, our services or online presence).

Double Opt-In and Logging

The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. That After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Similarly, the changes to your data stored with MailChimp will be logged.

Use of the mail service provider “MailChimp”

The newsletter is distributed via “MailChimp”, a newsletter shipping platform of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

The e-mail addresses of our Newsletter recipients, as well as their other information described in these notes, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp may, according to its own information, use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the shipping and the presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or to pass them on to third parties.

We rely on the reliability, IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU privacy shield “Privacy Shield” and is committed to complying with EU data protection requirements. Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp pledges to protect the data of our users, to process it in accordance with its privacy policy on our behalf and, in particular, not to disclose it to third parties. You can use the Data Processing Agreement with MailChimp here. You can view the privacy policy of MailChimp here.

Data for signup

To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to provide your first and last name, salutation and company. We only use this information to adapt the content of the newsletter to the interests of our readers.

Statistical Survey and Analysis

The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our desire nor that of MailChimp to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Online Request of Links and data management

There are cases in which we direct the newsletter recipients to the MailChimp websites. For example, Our newsletters contain a link that allows newsletter recipients to retrieve newsletters online (for example, in the case of display problems in the e-mail program). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can store their data, such as correct the e-mail address later. Similarly, the privacy policy of MailChimp is only available on their page.

In this context, we pointed out that on the websites of MailChimp cookies are used and thus personal data processed by MailChimp, their partners and service providers used (such as Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection. For more information, see the privacy policy of MailChimp. Please also refer to the possibility of objecting to the data collection for advertising purposes on the websites and (for the European area).

Termination / revocation

You can terminate the subscription of the newsletter at any time, e.g. by revoking your consent. At the same time, your consent to sending it via MailChimp and the statistical analyzes expire. A separate revocation of the dispatch via MailChimp or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible. A link to the cancellation of the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter.

Notes to the newsletter section of this document by an sample of lawyer Dr. Thomas Schwenke, Germany.

Processing requests

Contact form/ Handling contact information

If you contact the website operator through the contact options offered, your details will be stored for a period of six months so that they can be used to process and answer your inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Contact like online form, e-mail or face-to-face

If you have questions of any kind contact us via contact form or e-mail, give us your voluntary consent to contact us. If you have questions of any kind in personal conversation (visit on site, events, meetings, training, trade shows, etc.) in contact with us or give us your business card, you give us for the purpose of establishing contact your voluntary consent. For your inquiries the indication of a valid E-Mail address, telephone number and company name is necessary. This information is used to assign the request and then answer it. The specification of further data, such as Salutation, additional telephone number, function in the company is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

For Inquiries: Using Mail Service Provider “1&1”

The processing of your inquiry takes place via mal service by “1&1”. 1&1 is a cloud-based mail service provider of 1&1 Internet SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur, a subsidiary of United Internet AG. The contact details provided by you will be stored on the servers of 1&1 in Germany. 1&1 uses this information to process your request and to evaluate the communication on our behalf. Furthermore, we have completed a “Data Processing Agreement” with 1&1. This is a contract in which 1&1 agrees to protect the privacy of our users, to process their privacy policy on our behalf and, in particular, not to disclose it to third parties. You can view the data processing contract with 1&1 here. 1&1’s privacy policy is here.

For requests: Use of the CRM service provider “Pipedrive”

Your request will also be processed using “Pipedrive”, a cloud-based CRM software from Pipedrive Inc, 460 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10016, USA. The contact details provided by you will be stored on the servers of Pipedrive in Frankfurt, Germany. Pipedrive uses this information to process your request and to evaluate the communication on our behalf. Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing agreement with Pipedrive. This is a contract in which Pipedrive undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process its data protection regulations on our behalf, and in particular not to pass them on to third parties. You can view the data processing contract with Pipedrive here. You can view the privacy policy of Pipedrive here.

For offers & invoices: Use of the accounting software “Lexoffice”

If the processing of your inquiry or order requires the preparation of an offer or invoice, we will transmit your data to “Lexoffice”, a cloud-based accounting software of the German provider Haufe Lexware GmbH & Co. KG, Munzinger Strasse 9, 79111 Freiburg, Germany. The contact details provided by you will be stored on the servers of Lexoffice in Germany. Lexoffice uses this information to create bids and invoices. Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing agreement with Lexoffice. This is a contract in which Lexoffice undertakes to protect the data of our users, in accordance with its data protection provisions to process on our behalf and in particular not to third parties. You can view the data processing agreement with Lexoffice here . You can view Lexoffice’s privacy policy here.

Using Cloud Servers (Digital Ocean)

To efficiently serve our digital products and services to you, we use cloud servers and IT service providers. If you are a customer of our products and services, we will also transmit your name, e-mail and inital password to “DigitalOcean”, a provider of cloud-based IT servers from US provider DigitalOcean, LLC, 101 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor, New York. NY 10013, USA. The transmitted data will be stored on the servers of DigitalOcean in Frankfurt, Germany. DigitalOcean has access to this information only in exceptional cases and does not use this information itself. Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing contract with DigitalOcean. This is a contract in which DigitalOCean undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it in accordance with its privacy policy on our behalf and, in particular, not to disclose it to third parties. You can view the data processing agreement with DigitalOcean here see. You can view the DigitalOcean Privacy Policy here.

The privacy policy was created in part with the privacy statement generator of activeMind AG.

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