Data protection

Data protection policy

1. Controller and data protection officer

The controller pursuant to Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR for the processing of your data in connection with this website is:

MELCHERS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB („MELCHERS“ or „we“)
Im Breitspiel 21
69126 Heidelberg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)6221 – 18 50 -0
E-Mail: heidelberg@melchers-law.com
Fax: +49 (0)6221 – 18 50 -100

You can contact the MELCHERS data protection officer as follows:

MELCHERS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Herrn Frank Henry Frenz (DataTrust&Safety)
Im Breitspiel 21
69126 Heidelberg, Germany
E-Mail: datenschutz@melchers-law.com

2. General information on data processing

This data protection policy applies to the website “https://www.melchers-law.com”.
Other data protection regulations apply to servers/internet pages to which external links lead.

3. Purpose of data processing, legal basis, storage period, recipients and transfer to third countries

a) In the case of merely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security:

  • IP address (the last 3 digits are anonymised)
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference
  • Content of the request
  • Access status/http status code
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Browser type
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

The legal basis for the temporary storage of this data is Art.6 para.1 lit. f) GDPR. The processing of your data is necessary to protect our legitimate interests in the accessibility and correct presentation of our website.
The above-mentioned data will be deleted as soon as the respective session has ended.

b) If you register via the website to receive our client magazine “melchers law”, the following data will be collected in the process:

  • IP address of the calling computer
  • Date and time of registration
  • Title, surname, first name (if given, not mandatory)
  • E-mail address

We collect this data in order to be able to send you “melchers law”. In this case, the legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

Your e-mail address and (if specified) title, surname and first name will be stored until you inform us that you no longer wish to receive “melchers law” or revoke your consent to data processing.

c) If you register for a MELCHERS seminar via the website, the following data will be collected:

  • IP address of the calling computer
  • Date and time of registration
  • Company (if given, not mandatory)
  • Surname, first name
  • Postal address
  • E-mail address

This data is collected for the purpose of processing the seminar registration and handling the seminar participation. In this case, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR (your consent) as well as Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR (implementation of the seminar) or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR if the contract for your participation in the seminar was not concluded with you yourself.
Your data will be deleted one week after the seminar has taken place and any seminar fees have been settled, or in the event of a prior revocation of your consent and simultaneous cancellation of your participation in the seminar.

d) A blog (WordPress) is embedded on our website, which enables us to share content with you. A comment function is not embedded at present. The embedded blog, like the website, is hosted in a German data centre.
No personal data is collected on the blog page.

e) We use cookies on our website to ensure the basic functions of our website. Cookies are small files that we send to the browser of your device when you visit our website and which are stored on your device.
The cookies contain a so-called session ID, which is used to allocate various requests from your device during your visit to our website.

We currently use the following cookie:

  • “wp-wpml_current_language”: storage of language settings during your visit to the website.

The legal basis for the the associated processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR . The processing of your data is necessary to protect our legitimate interests in the accessibility and correct presentation of our website.

When you close the browser you are using, cookies are regularly deleted. If you do not wish cookies to be set on your device, you can control this centrally via your web browser. If you block or delete cookies, however, the usability of our website may be noticeably restricted for you. Via your browser, you can also delete cookies that have already been set.

4. Data recipients

For the maintenance, updating and further development of our website, we are supported by service providers who process your data only on our instructions and on our behalf. We have concluded corresponding data processing agreements.

Any further transfer of your data will only take place on the basis of a legal obligation, such as to public authorities or for the defence, assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

5. Your rights

Pursuant to the provisions of the GDPR, you may assert the following rights against us:

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

You have the right to revoke consent given to us at any time with effect for the future. In addition, you may object to the processing of your data described here for the purpose of safeguarding legitimate interests at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. If the processing is not for direct marketing purposes, the right to object only exists for reasons arising from your particular situation. You can also complain to a supervisory authority at any time. The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg
Lautenschlagerstraße 20
70173 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: 0711/615541-0
Fax: 0711/615541-15
E-Mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

This data protection policy is dated September 2021. Should there be any changes to the website or the legal situation, corresponding adjustments to this data protection policy will probably be made. We therefore reserve the right to change the data protection policy at any time with effect for the future.