1. Use of Google Analytics with anonymization
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies“, text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site.
The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.
We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization feature on our website. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website- and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent this data is processed by third parties on Google´s behalf.
Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Google also offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, thus providing you with greater control over the data which is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the activation does not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the disabling option provided by Google, and how to enable this option, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
2. Server Data
For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected: – type and version of the browser you use – operating system – websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL) – websites that you visit – date and time of your visit – your Internet Protocol (IP) address. This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.
A cookie is a small text file that the website you are visiting stores on your computer. Cookies are used by a lot of websites to give visitors access to various functions. It is possible to use the information in the cookie to follow the user’s surfing.
To avoid cookies, you can change indicate your preferences directly on our site, or by using the security settings in your web browser. How browsers are adjusted depends on which web browser you have.
The majority are the so called “session cookies”. They will be automatically deleted after the visit on the website. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and do not contain viruses.
4. Contact form
Visitors can submit messages to our law firm via an online contact form on our website. If there is the possibility of entering personal data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), the disclosure of this data by the user is expressly voluntary. In order to be able to receive a reply, at least the specification of a valid e-mail address is required. All further information can be given voluntarily by the requesting person. By submitting the message via the contact form, the visitor consents to the processing of the transferred personal data. The data processing takes place exclusively for the purpose of processing and answering inquiries via the contact form. This is done on the basis of the voluntarily granted consent according to Article 6 (1) (1) (a) GDPR. Personal information is not disclosed, transferred, sold or otherwise marketed to other companies or institutions.
The personal data collected for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted as soon as the request has been completed and there are no reasons for further storage (e.g. after retention of our law firm). For this and for all other data protection questions you are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Right to update and change