Privacy policy

1. General

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we would like to inform you about our handling of your personal data. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. We only collect personal data if you have provided it to us.

 

1.1 Person responsible for data processing

The person responsible for the data agreement is:

 

Grube · Pitzer · Konnertz-Häußler Rechtsanwälte

Bunsenstraße 10

51647 Gummersbach

D – 51647 Gummersbach

Postfach 10 04 18
51604 Gummersbach

Phone: +49 2261 54626-0
Fax: +49 2261 54626-60

Email: info@gpkh.eu

 

1.2 Contact details of our data protection officer

datenschutzbeauftragter(at)gpkh.eu

 

2. Collection and use of your data

As a rule, you can use our website without submitting any personal data.

 

2.1 Your e-mails to us

However, personal data will be processed by us if you send an e-mail to Grube – Pitzer – Konnertz-Häußler Rechtsanwälte, for example to info@gpkh.eu or to personalised e-mail addresses of our employees. The lawfulness of the processing of your personal data in e-mails (e.g. your e-mail address) which you send to us follows from Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. This standard allows the processing of personal data to protect the legitimate interests of the controller, unless such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data. As lawyers, it is important for us to be able to receive and respond to emails. Your e-mails and the data transmitted with them do not leave our e-mail programme. We use the data and content of the messages we receive through e-mails only to reply to your e-mail. Insofar as we do not use your data for other purposes (see 2.2 or 2.3 below), the data is only stored until the end of the processing. Afterwards, the data is deleted.

 
2.2 Newsletter

By registering to participate in our newsletter system, you give us your consent to process personal data provided by you, such as your name and e-mail address. The processing of your personal data for our newsletter system is lawful based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR.

You can revoke this consent at any time by sending an e-mail to: info@gpkh.eu.

The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your data until the revocation.

Insofar as we do not use your data for other purposes (see 2.1 or 2.3), the data is only stored until the end of the processing. Afterwards, the data will be deleted.

 

2.3 Mandate relationship

If the processing of your data serves the purpose of initiating or implementing a client relationship, the processing of personal data without the consent of the data subject is lawful pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR.

Please take into account that, as lawyers, we are obliged to keep the case file for a period of 6 years. The period begins with the end of the calendar year in which the assignment was terminated. We use electronic data processing to keep  files or to store documents. The same retention periods apply to these as to manual files. Your data will be deleted in compliance with these retention periods after termination of the mandate.

If we are obliged to store or retain your data for other legal reasons (e.g. in the case of business and commercial letters), we will retain it for a longer period of up to 10 years.

 

3. Server log files

The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits. These are:

  • IP address,
  • date,
  • which page was called up and
  • the user agent.

This data is not merged with other external data sources and is deleted after nine weeks. An assignment to identifiable persons is not possible. The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. We use this information to ensure general functionality, to determine the attractiveness of our website and to improve its performance and content.

 

4. Objection to the use of e-mail data and server log files

You can object to the use of data based on Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR at any time. This includes the data that you transmit to us in an e-mail and that we obtain through server log files. To do so, please send us an e-mail to: datenschutzbeauftragter(at)gpkh.eu

 

5. Cookies

Our website does not use “cookies”.

 

6. Your rights: information, correction, deletion, restriction

We only process personal data that we receive from you. As a rule, the provision of your data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, in order to be able to provide proper representation within the framework of a client-attorney relationship, we require certain personal data, such as the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the person represented.

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data at any time as well as a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or to object to processing as well as a right to data portability, provided that the respective data protection requirements are met. If you have given us your consent for certain data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time. Through your revocation, the processing that took place on the basis of your consent up to the revocation remains lawful.

At the same time, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for us. This is the:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen), Kavalleriestr. 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf, phone: 0211/38424-0, fax: 0211/38424-10, e-mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de, internet: https://www.ldi.nrw.de/index.php.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about our data protection policy.