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Privacy policy

Data privacy statement

I. Name and controller

Controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the Member States as well as other provisions of data protection law is:

MELCHERS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

Im Breitspiel 21

69126 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 - 18 50 -0

Fax: +49 (0)6221 - 18 50 -100

II. Name and adress of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of Melchers Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB can be contacted at the above address, Mr. Frank Henry Frenz (DataTrust&Safety)or by e-mail at datenschutz@melchers-law.com .

III. General information on data processing

This data privacy statement applies to the internet presence "https://www.melchers-law.com".
On servers / websites to which external links lead, other data protection regulations apply.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

If you use the website for informational purposes only, we collect the following personal data to enable you to visit the website:

  • IP address (the last 3 digits are anonymized)
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference
  • Content of the request
  • Access status/http-status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of these data is Art.6 para.1 lit.f GDPR

3. Purpose of the data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer.

4. Storage time

The above mentioned data will be deleted as soon as the respective session is finished.
In addition, the number of accesses to the website are stored for statistical purposes. It is not possible to identify individual users.

5. Possibility of opposition and elimination

The collection of data for the provision of the website is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility for the user to object.

V. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system.
When registering for the newsletter and when registering for a seminar, the cookie "fe_typo_user: randomly generated ID" is placed, which expires at the end of the session.

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR

3. Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to enable the full use of the website.
The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

4. Storage time, possibility of objection and elimination

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted by the user to our site. Therefore you as a user have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies for our website are deactivated, it may not be possible to use all the functions of the website to their full extent.

This site uses the following cookies:
When registering for the newsletter and for seminars, the cookie "fe_typo_user: randomly generated ID" is placed, which expires at the end of the session. This session cookie identifies the user for the seminar or newsletter registration. The information is encrypted.

VI. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our website you can subscribe to a free newsletter (currently 1x per quarter). When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us.
The following data is collected during registration:

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

In the course of the registration process, your consent is obtained for the processing of the data and reference is made to this data privacy statement.

In connection with data processing for the dispatch of newsletters, no data are passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

It is also possible to subscribe to a postal newsletter by sending an e-mail to k.ebbecke@remove-this.melchers-law.com . In this case, the user's personal data transmitted via e-mail will be stored.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The collection of the user's e-mail address is used to send the newsletter.

4. Storage time

The e-mail address and any given surname and first name of the user will be stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active or until consent is withdrawn.

5. Possibility of revokation and termination

The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled at any time by the user concerned. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in every newsletter and an unsubscribe function is also integrated below the registration form on the website. Consent to the storage of personal data collected during the registration process can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

VII. Contact form for seminar registration

1. Description and scope of data processing

It is possible to register on our website for the seminars offered there by MELCHERS Seminare GmbH using a contact form. If a user takes advantage of this opportunity, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.

These data are:

  • Company
  • Name, First name
  • Sector (if given, not mandatory)
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number (if given, not mandatory)
  • Fax number (if given, not mandatory)
  • E-mail address

For the processing of the data, the user's consent is obtained during the sending process and reference is made to this data privacy statement.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of personal data from the input mask is used to process the seminar registration and to handle the seminar attendence.

4. Storage time

The data will be deleted as soon as all processes related to the seminar attendance are completed or as soon as you have revoked your consent.

5. Possibility of revocation and removal

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. In this case, all personal data stored in the course of the seminar registration will be deleted from the productive systems.

VIII. Blog

1. Description and scope of data processing

A blog (Wordpress) is embedded on our website, which allows us to share content with you. A commentary function is not included at this time. The embedded blog, like the website, is hosted in a German data centre.
No personal data is collected from the blog page.

IX. Rights of data subject

As a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR, you are entitled to the following rights in relation to the controller:

1. Right to information

You can request confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us.
If such processing has taken place, you can request information from the controller on the following:

  • the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
  • the categories of personal data processed;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or are still being disclosed;
  • the planned duration of the storage of personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to provide specific information, the criteria for determining the storage period;
  • the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to limitation of the processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
  • the existence of a right of to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;

You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.

2. Right to rectification

You have the right to ask the controller to correct and/or complete any personal data processed concerning you if it is incorrect or incomplete. The controller shall proceed with the rectification without delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of personal data concerning you is restricted:

  • if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
  • the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
  • if you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may only be processed - apart from being stored - with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the processing restriction has been restricted according to the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to erasure

a) Erasure Obligation

You may request the data controller to delete the personal data relating to you without delay and the controller is obliged to delete this data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

  • The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para 1, lit. a or Art. 9 para 1 lit. a GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • You file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para 2 GDPR.
  • The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 para 1 GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

If the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete it pursuant to Art. 17 para 1 GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data processors who process the personal data, that you as the data subject have requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right to cancellation does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary

  • to exercise freedom of expression and information;
  • for the performance of a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;
  • for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Art. 9 para 2 lit. h and i and Art. 9 para 3 GDPR;
  • for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para 1 GDPR, insofar as the law referred to under a) is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
  • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. Right to information

If you have exercised your right to have the data controller correct, delete or limit the processing, he is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction on processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

The data subject shall have the right to be informed of such recipients.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to pass this data on to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that

  • the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para 1 lit. b GDPR and
  • processing is carried out using automated methods.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data concerning you are transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to portability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller.

7. Right to object

You have the right to object at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 lit. e or f GDPR.

The controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you, unless he can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes. You have the possibility to exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

8. Right to revoke the data protection declaration of consent

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

9. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside, work or suspect of infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

This Privacy Policy is dated October 2020 and should there be any changes to the Website, we expect to make appropriate revisions to this Privacy Policy. We therefore reserve the right to change this data protection statement at any time with effect for the future.