Per­son­al data (usu­ally referred to just as „data“ below) will only be pro­cessed by us to the extent neces­sary and for the pur­pose of provid­ing a func­tion­al and user-friendly web­site, includ­ing its con­tents, and the ser­vices offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (here­in­after referred to as the „GDPR“), „pro­cessing“ refers to any oper­a­tion or set of oper­a­tions such as col­lec­tion, record­ing, organ­iz­a­tion, struc­tur­ing, stor­age, adapt­a­tion, alter­a­tion, retriev­al, con­sulta­tion, use, dis­clos­ure by trans­mis­sion, dis­sem­in­a­tion, or oth­er­wise mak­ing avail­able, align­ment, or com­bin­a­tion, restric­tion, eras­ure, or destruc­tion per­formed on per­son­al data, wheth­er by auto­mated means or not.

The fol­low­ing pri­vacy policy is inten­ded to inform you in par­tic­u­lar about the type, scope, pur­pose, dur­a­tion, and leg­al basis for the pro­cessing of such data either under our own con­trol or in con­junc­tion with oth­ers. We also inform you below about the third-party com­pon­ents we use to optim­ize our web­site and improve the user exper­i­ence which may res­ult in said third parties also pro­cessing data they col­lect and con­trol.

Our pri­vacy policy is struc­tured as fol­lows:

I. Inform­a­tion about us as con­trol­lers of your data
II. The rights of users and data sub­jects
III. Inform­a­tion about the data pro­cessing

I. Inform­a­tion about us as con­trol­lers of your data

The party respons­ible for this web­site (the „con­trol­ler“) for pur­poses of data pro­tec­tion law is:

Ralf Maier
Fran­ziskan­er­straße 23
41063 Mönchenglad­bach

Tele­phone: +49 (0)171 5 444 222
Fax: Fax num­ber

The controller’s data pro­tec­tion officer is:

Ralf Maier

II. The rights of users and data sub­jects

With regard to the data pro­cessing to be described in more detail below, users and data sub­jects have the right

  • to con­firm­a­tion of wheth­er data con­cern­ing them is being pro­cessed, inform­a­tion about the data being pro­cessed, fur­ther inform­a­tion about the nature of the data pro­cessing, and cop­ies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to cor­rect or com­plete incor­rect or incom­plete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the imme­di­ate dele­tion of data con­cern­ing them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, altern­at­ively, if fur­ther pro­cessing is neces­sary as stip­u­lated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said pro­cessing per Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive cop­ies of the data con­cern­ing them and/or provided by them and to have the same trans­mit­ted to oth­er providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to file com­plaints with the super­vis­ory author­ity if they believe that data con­cern­ing them is being pro­cessed by the con­trol­ler in breach of data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­sions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addi­tion, the con­trol­ler is obliged to inform all recip­i­ents to whom it dis­closes data of any such cor­rec­tions, dele­tions, or restric­tions placed on pro­cessing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. How­ever, this oblig­a­tion does not apply if such noti­fic­a­tion is impossible or involves a dis­pro­por­tion­ate effort. Nev­er­the­less, users have a right to inform­a­tion about these recip­i­ents.

Like­wise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data sub­jects have the right to object to the controller’s future pro­cessing of their data pur­su­ant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In par­tic­u­lar, an objec­tion to data pro­cessing for the pur­pose of dir­ect advert­ising is per­miss­ible.

III. Inform­a­tion about the data pro­cessing

Your data pro­cessed when using our web­site will be deleted or blocked as soon as the pur­pose for its stor­age ceases to apply, provided the dele­tion of the same is not in breach of any stat­utory stor­age oblig­a­tions or unless oth­er­wise stip­u­lated below.


  1. a) Ses­sion cook­ies

We use cook­ies on our web­site. Cook­ies are small text files or oth­er stor­age tech­no­lo­gies stored on your com­puter by your browser. These cook­ies pro­cess cer­tain spe­cif­ic inform­a­tion about you, such as your browser, loc­a­tion data, or IP address.

This pro­cessing makes our web­site more user-friendly, effi­cient, and secure, allow­ing us, for example, to dis­play our web­site in dif­fer­ent lan­guages or to offer a shop­ping cart func­tion.

The leg­al basis for such pro­cessing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, inso­far as these cook­ies are used to col­lect data to ini­ti­ate or pro­cess con­trac­tu­al rela­tion­ships.

If the pro­cessing does not serve to ini­ti­ate or pro­cess a con­tract, our legit­im­ate interest lies in improv­ing the func­tion­al­ity of our web­site. The leg­al basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, these ses­sion cook­ies are deleted.

  1. b) Third-party cook­ies

If neces­sary, our web­site may also use cook­ies from com­pan­ies with whom we cooper­ate for the pur­pose of advert­ising, ana­lyz­ing, or improv­ing the fea­tures of our web­site.

Please refer to the fol­low­ing inform­a­tion for details, in par­tic­u­lar for the leg­al basis and pur­pose of such third-party col­lec­tion and pro­cessing of data col­lec­ted through cook­ies.

  1. c) Dis­abling cook­ies

You can refuse the use of cook­ies by chan­ging the set­tings on your browser. Like­wise, you can use the browser to delete cook­ies that have already been stored. How­ever, the steps and meas­ures required vary, depend­ing on the browser you use. If you have any ques­tions, please use the help func­tion or con­sult the doc­u­ment­a­tion for your browser or con­tact its maker for sup­port. Browser set­tings can­not pre­vent so-called flash cook­ies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the set­ting of your Flash play­er. The steps and meas­ures required for this also depend on the Flash play­er you are using. If you have any ques­tions, please use the help func­tion or con­sult the doc­u­ment­a­tion for your Flash play­er or con­tact its maker for sup­port.

If you pre­vent or restrict the install­a­tion of cook­ies, not all of the func­tions on our site may be fully usable.


If you con­tact us via email or the con­tact form, the data you provide will be used for the pur­pose of pro­cessing your request. We must have this data in order to pro­cess and answer your inquiry; oth­er­wise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.

The leg­al basis for this data pro­cessing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no fur­ther leg­al oblig­a­tion to store your data, such as if an order or con­tract res­ul­ted there­from.

User posts, com­ments, and rat­ings

We offer you the oppor­tun­ity to post ques­tions, answers, opin­ions, and rat­ings on our web­site, here­in­after referred to jointly as „posts.“ If you make use of this oppor­tun­ity, we will pro­cess and pub­lish your post, the date and time you sub­mit­ted it, and any pseud­onym you may have used.

The leg­al basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may revoke your pri­or con­sent under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revok­ing your con­sent.

In addi­tion, we will also pro­cess your IP address and email address. The IP address is pro­cessed because we might have a legit­im­ate interest in tak­ing or sup­port­ing fur­ther action if your post infringes the rights of third parties and/or is oth­er­wise unlaw­ful.

In this case, the leg­al basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­im­ate interest lies in any leg­al defense we may have to mount.


We use You­Tube on our web­site. This is a video portal oper­ated by You­Tube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, here­in­after referred to as „You­Tube“.

You­Tube is a sub­si­di­ary of Google Ire­land Lim­ited, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Irland, here­in­after referred to as „Google“.

Through cer­ti­fic­a­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield

Google and its sub­si­di­ary You­Tube guar­an­tee that they will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cessing data in the United States.

We use You­Tube in its advanced pri­vacy mode to show you videos. The leg­al basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­im­ate interest lies in improv­ing the qual­ity of our web­site. Accord­ing to You­Tube, the advanced pri­vacy mode means that the data spe­cified below will only be trans­mit­ted to the You­Tube serv­er if you actu­ally start a video.

Without this mode, a con­nec­tion to the You­Tube serv­er in the USA will be estab­lished as soon as you access any of our webpages on which a You­Tube video is embed­ded.

This con­nec­tion is required in order to be able to dis­play the respect­ive video on our web­site with­in your browser. You­Tube will record and pro­cess at a min­im­um your IP address, the date and time the video was dis­played, as well as the web­site you vis­ited. In addi­tion, a con­nec­tion to the Double­Click advert­ising net­work of Google is estab­lished.

If you are logged in to You­Tube when you access our site, You­Tube will assign the con­nec­tion inform­a­tion to your You­Tube account. To pre­vent this, you must either log out of You­Tube before vis­it­ing our site or make the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your You­Tube account.

For the pur­pose of func­tion­al­ity and ana­lys­is of usage beha­vi­or, You­Tube per­man­ently stores cook­ies on your device via your browser. If you do not agree to this pro­cessing, you have the option of pre­vent­ing the install­a­tion of cook­ies by mak­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your browser. Fur­ther details can be found in the sec­tion about cook­ies above.

Fur­ther inform­a­tion about the col­lec­tion and use of data as well as your rights and pro­tec­tion options in Google’s pri­vacy policy found at

Mod­el Data Pro­tec­tion State­ment for Anwalt­skan­zlei Weiß & Part­ner