We attach great importance to data protection. The collection and processing of your personal data is carried out in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). This statement describes how and for what purpose your information is collected and used and what choices you have in connection with personal information.

By using this website, you consent to the collection, use, and transfer of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

Person responsible: Steltzer Partnerschaft von Rechtsanw├Ąlten und Mediatoren (Partnership of Attorneys + Mediators) hereinafter: Lawyers), Kurf├╝rstendamm 167/168, 10707 Berlin, Germany, Email: mail@steltzer-kanzlei.de Phone: +49 (030) 94 87 14 10 Fax: (030) 94 87 14 199

A company data protection officer has not been appointed.

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

a) When visiting the website

When you access our website(steltzer-scheidung.de), the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

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

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

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. For more detailed explanations, please refer to sec. 4 and 5 of this Privacy Policy.

b) When using the contact form and for e-mail contact

For questions of any kind, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the website. When using the contact form, first and last name as well as the valid e-mail address at which we can reach the user of the contact form are requested and processed as mandatory information. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to know who the request is from and to allow us to respond to the request quickly and easily. In addition, they should help to counteract misuse and enable or facilitate the assignment of the respective concern. All other information requested in connection with the contact form can be provided voluntarily. They are intended to further the purposes already described in this context.

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address(es) provided. In this case, only the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be processed.

The data transmitted via the described communication channels are used exclusively for processing the conversation.

Both the use of the contact form and the contacting of us via the provided e-mail address(es) is based on Art. 6 para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest in the processing of the data lies on the one hand in being able to process inquiries as described and represents, in our view, an additional service offer. On the other hand, by providing the contact form, it should be possible to make contact with us as low-threshold as possible. In this way, offers can be tailored individually.

If the contact otherwise aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

The personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail are deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. This is the case when the respective conversation with the user is finished. The conversation is ended when the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

c) When we mandate:

When you mandate us, we collect the following information:

  • Salutation, first name, last name,
  • a valid e-mail address,
  • Address,
  • Phone number (landline and/or mobile)
  • Information necessary for the assertion and defense of your rights under the mandate

The collection of this data takes place,

  • to be able to identify you as our client;
  • in order to be able to provide you with appropriate legal advice and representation;
  • for correspondence with you;
  • for invoicing;
  • for the settlement of any existing liability claims and the assertion of any claims against you;

The data processing is carried out on your request and is in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSG-VO for the aforementioned purposes for the appropriate processing of the mandate and for the mutual fulfillment of obligations arising from the mandate agreement.

The personal data collected by us for the mandate will be stored until the expiry of the statutory retention obligation for lawyers (6 years after the end of the calendar year in which the mandate was terminated) and then deleted, unless we are required by Article 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO due to tax and commercial law retention and documentation obligations (from HGB, StGB or AO) to a longer storage or you are in a storage beyond that according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO have consented.

2. disclosure of data

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

We will only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • As far as this is possible according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO is required for the processing of mandate relationships with you, your personal data will be passed on to third parties. This includes in particular the disclosure to opposing parties and their representatives (in particular their lawyers) as well as courts and other public authorities for the purpose of correspondence and the assertion and defense of your rights. The data disclosed may be used by the third party exclusively for the purposes stated.
  • You have provided us with your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO have given express consent to this,
  • the disclosure according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • in the event that for the transfer according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO a legal obligation exists, as well as

this is legally permissible and in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

The attorney-client privilege remains unaffected. As far as data is concerned which is subject to the attorney-client privilege, it will only be passed on to third parties in consultation with you.

3. cookies

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

Information is stored in the cookie that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we thereby obtain direct knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site. On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you (see section 5). These cookies allow us to automatically recognize that you have already been with us when you visit our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO required.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

4. analysis regarding the use of our web offers and support by external service providers.

The analysis and tracking measures listed below are used by us on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO carried out. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure on the one hand a needs-based design and the ongoing optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. This includes advertising displayed on the site. These interests are to be considered legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

a) Google Analytics

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our pages, we or AdvoAd use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies (see under item 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

  • Browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of the server request,

are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We make every effort to use “IP anonymization”. In this case, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only transmitted in the shortened version to a Google server. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. A later clear assignment between the stored data under your IP address is therefore no longer possible. User-related tracing of the stored data is excluded. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and tailoring this website to your needs. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. In no case will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is valid only in this browser and only for our website and is placed on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found, for example, in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

b) Google Tag Manager

On this website we use the Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution from Google that allows companies to manage website tags through one interface. The Google Tag Manager tool (which implements the tags) does not use cookies (so-called cookieless domain) and does not collect any personal data. However, when used, other tags may be triggered that collect data but are not accessed by Google Tag Manager. Deactivation is possible at the domain or cookie level, which covers all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

5. social media plug-ins

We use on our website on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO uses plug-ins for social networks (so-called social plug-ins) to make our law firm better known. The underlying promotional purpose is to be considered a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. Responsibility for data protection-compliant operation is to be ensured by their respective providers.

a) Facebook

Social media plugins from Facebook are used on our website to make their use more personal. For this purpose, we use the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button. This is an offer from Facebook.

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser, which then integrates it into the website.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.

Facebook may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research, and customization of Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide other services associated with the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).

b) Twitter

Our website contains plugins of the short message network of Twitter Inc. (Twitter) integrated. You can recognize the Twitter plugins (tweet button) by the Twitter logo on our site. An overview of tweet buttons can be found here (https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons).

When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Twitter “tweet button” while logged into your Twitter account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter.

If you do not want Twitter to be able to associate your visit to our pages, please log out of your Twitter user account.

For more information, please see Twitter ‘s privacy policy ((https://twitter.com/privacy).

6. data subject rights

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO to immediately demand the correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing 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 assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller;
  • according to Art. 7 par. 3 DSGVO to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing that was based on this consent for the future, and
  • complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office for this purpose.

7. right of objection

If your personal data is collected on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are grounds for doing so which arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to mail@steltzer-kanzlei.de.

8. data security

Within the website visit, we use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures when processing your data in order to protect it against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.