Privacy policy

Dear visitors to our website,

Protecting your data and handling it securely are our highest priority.

In this privacy policy we inform you whether, and if yes, which personal data are collected from you when you visit our website, and what happens to them.

If you have questions, please contact us at any time. Our data protection officer is happy to hear from you.


1. Data controller / operational data protection officer


This privacy policy will inform you of data processing by the controller


Contact: Mr Ralf Drees

Glienicker Dorfstraße 15, 14476 Potsdam

03320-124 96 70

Our data protection officer, Mr Ralf Drees, is available to you using the above contact information or at the email address


2. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of its processing


a. When visiting the website


If you visit our website, information will automatically be sent by the browser (computer program used to display the internet) installed on your device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, PC) to our website’s servers. This information is stored for a set period in a so-called “logfile”.


The following information is recorded here without your involvement and stored until automated deletion:


  • IP address of the computer making the request,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • website from which access was gained,
  • browser used and operating system of your computer, alongside the name of your access provider.


These data are used by us for the following purposes:

  • to ensure frictionless connection to our website,
  • to ensure ease of use of our website,
  • to evaluate system security and stability, and
  • for further administrative purposes.


This data processing is carried out on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1.1 (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest in data processing required of us arises from the above listed purposes for data collection.


Under no circumstances do we use the data we record to draw conclusions about your person.

When you visit our website, we use cookies and analytics services. You can find further information on this in Section 4 of this privacy policy.


b. When our contact form is used


You are welcome to send us a message using the contact form we provide. Here, you are required to enter a valid email address so that we know who has sent the query and to whom we should reply. If you send us further contact data, you do so voluntarily.


Any data transferred in this context is only processed in order to handle your query and get in touch with you, if you have requested this.


This data processing is carried out on the legal basis of Art.  6 para. 1.1 (a) GDPR, in that you declare your voluntary consent to data processing by entering the data and sending it to us.


The personal data collected through the use of the contact form are automatically deleted once the query you have made has been answered.


We would like to make it expressly clear that data transmission via the internet (e.g. through email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of data from third-party access is not possible. By sending us personal data via email, you thus incur a risk. If you absolutely want to avoid this, do not contact us via the internet.


c. Creating a travel plan


You can use the “arrival” function on our website to create a travel plan for how to get to our practice. The use of this function and the provision of the data requested by the form is voluntary.

If data is processed for the purpose of using the arrival form, it is processed on the legal basis of your consent as per Art. 6 para. 1.1 (a) GDPR.


3. Data transfer


We never transfer your personal data to third parties, unless:

  • you expressly consent to this as per Art. 6 para. 1.1 (a) GDPR;
  • transfer is necessary as per Art. 6 para. 1.1 (f) GDPR to establish, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in the non-transfer of your data;
  • there is a legal obligation to make such a transfer as per Art. 6 para. 1.1 (c) GDPR; or
  • this transfer is legally permissible and necessary for the performance of contractual obligations with you as per Art. 6 para. 1.1 (b) GDPR.


4. Cookies/Google Maps/Google Analytics/Google Ad-Words


We use cookies on our website. These are files automatically created by your browser and stored on your device when you visit our page. Cookies cause no damage and contain no viruses, Trojans or other malware.


In the cookie, information is stored that has been created in relation to the specific terminal device being used. We in no way receive direct knowledge of your identity through this, and do not combine the information from cookies with any other data.


The use of cookies also helps to make our internet provision more user-friendly for you. So-called “session cookies” can detect if you already visited certain pages of our website. These session cookies are automatically deleted when you leave the site.


Similarly, we use temporary cookies, also to optimise user-friendliness, that are saved on your device for a fixed period. If you visit our website again, these automatically recognise that you visited us before, and detect the entries and settings you activated on that occasion. In this way, we avoid you having to reenter these entries and settings.


We also use cookies to record statistics regarding the use of our website and evaluate them for the purpose of optimising our provision to you. When you re-visit our site these cookies allow us to automatically detect that you have already visited before. These cookies are also automatically deleted after a defined period.


The data processed through cookies are required for the stated purposes of safeguarding our legitimate interests and those of third parties as per Art. 6 para. 1.1 (f) GDPR.


Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you are able to configure your browser to ensure no cookies are stored on your computer or that notification is given every time a new cookie is placed. Please note, however, that the complete deactivation of cookies may result in you not being able to use all the functions of our website.


Google Maps


To create arrival plans, our website uses Google Maps.


Google Maps is operated by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; its contact address in the EU is Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, 4, Ireland. Data is collected when you use Google Maps. Through the use of the “arrival” function, you declare your consent to the collection, processing and use by Google or one of its representatives of those data that are automatically collected and also of those you enter explicitly. You have the option to object to this usage by deactivating the JavaScript function in your browser. In this case, however, you will be unable to continue using the map display.


You can find usage conditions for Google Maps at


Google Analytics


On our website, we use the Google Analytics tool provided by the US company Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google) to design and optimise our internet provision as needed. As part of the processing agreement we have concluded with Google, Google creates an evaluation of usage of and activity on our website with the aid of the information that is collected.


To do so, so-called “tracking” cookies are stored on your device. The information generated by these cookies regarding your use of this website is, as a rule, transferred to Google servers in the USA and stored there. The transferred data are then used on our behalf in order to evaluate usage of our website, and in order to render further services to us for market research purposes and to help design the website appropriately. Only your IP address and cookie ID are processed.


On this website, Google Analytics has also been extended with an anonymisation code, ensuring that IP addresses are only recorded anonymously and cannot be related to individual persons (so-called “IP Masking”). When Google transfers your IP address within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the European Economic Area, the address is truncated beforehand (IP Masking) and only ever transferred to and stored in the USA in anonymised form. Only in exceptional cases is the entire IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The data collected from you are thus not used to identify you personally and are not collated with other personal data.


You have the following options to prevent analysis by Google Analytics: at any time, you can object to Google recording the data created by the cookies and related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google, with future effect, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Web analysis remains deactivated from the point this plugin is installed to the point it is deactivated or deleted. The browser plugin has to be set up for each browser and device individually. If you don’t want web analysis on other devices or browsers that you use, you have to add the browser plugin on all browsers and devices with which you access our website.

We have also incorporated Google Analytics on our page in such a way that you can directly prevent the processing of your user data by it on your device, with future effect, by adding a so-called “opt-out cookie” from Google Analytics. In the next section you will find an overview of the cookies currently placed, with their opt-out options. If you want to prevent analysis for other devices you use, you must reactivate the opt-out cookie for each device.


You can find individual details on the purpose and extent of data processing, collection and use by Google Analytics in Google’s terms of service and privacy policy at: and Google Analytics at: and

The use of the analytics cookies by Google Analytics takes place with the aim of improving the quality of our website and its content. Using the analytics cookies, we find out how the website is being used, and can thus constantly update our provision.


Google Analytics is an online service provided by the US company Google Inc., headquartered at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.


Information on data protection in Google Analytics:,,,


The data processed by Google Analytics are automatically deleted after 26 months.

The legal basis of the data processing connected with the use of Google Analytics by means of the cookies it places is your voluntary consent as per Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR.


The provision of personal data to Google is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without the described processing of data, analysis and evaluation of the usage of our website and the subsequent optimisation of our services are impossible.


Google AdWords


We have integrated Google AdWords in this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service allowing advertisers to place adverts in search engine results from Google and across the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to determine previously agreed keywords with which an ad can be displayed in the Google search machine results only if the user enters a keyword-related search in the engine. In the Google advertising network, these ads are distributed among thematically relevant websites using an automated algorithm and taking consideration of the previously agreed keywords.


The operator of the Google AdWords service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.


The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website through the incorporation of relevant ads on the sites of third-party companies and in the search engine results provided by Google, and to allow the incorporation of relevant third-party ads on our site.


If a data subject arrives on our webpage via a Google ad, a so-called “conversion cookie” is placed on their IT system by Google. Cookies have already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the data subject. As long as the conversion cookie has not expired, it can be used to track whether particular sub-pages on our site have been opened. Using the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track how a data subject who arrived on our website using an AdWords ad continued to interact with our website (e.g. by making a call), in order to measure the generation of new leads.


The data and information collected through the use of conversion cookies are used by Google to created visitor statistics for our internet site. These visitor statistics are used by us to determine the total number of users who were sent to us via AdWords, thus giving us information on the success or failure of the AdWords ad in question and making us able to optimise our AdWords ads in future. Neither our company nor other advertising customers of Google AdWords receive information from Google with which the data subject can be identified.


Using the conversion cookie, personal data, such as the websites visited by the data subject, are stored. Accordingly, on every visit to our web pages, personal data including the IP address of the internet connection used by the subject are sent to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States. Under certain circumstances, Google does transfer the personal data gathered using the technical process to third parties.


The data subject can, at any time, prevent the placement of cookies by our website, as described above, using the settings of the browser, and thus stop the use of cookies permanently. Such settings in the browser would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on the IT system belonging to the data subject. In addition, a cookie placed by Google AdWords can always be deleted via the browser or another software program.


The data subject also has the option of objecting to personalised ads from Google. To do so, the data subject must open the link on their browser and enter the corresponding settings there.


You can find further information and the applicable data protection regulations at Google by going to


Google Web Fonts


This page uses so-called “web fonts” to ensure unified presentation of type. These are provided by Google. When accessing a webpage, your browser will download the necessary Web Fonts into your browser cache to display texts and type correctly.


To this end, your browser has to set up a connection with the Google servers. In doing so, Google gains knowledge of the fact that your IP address has accessed our website. Google Web Fonts is used in the interests of the uniform and attractive presentation of our online offering. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.


If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.


You can find further information on Google Web Fonts at and in Google’s privacy policy:


Storage of personal data


The criterion determining the duration of storage of personal data is the legal limit of storage in each case. After the deadline has passed, the data are routinely deleted as long as they are no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of contracts.


5. Your rights


You have the right,

  • as per Art. 15 GDPR, to obtain information on the personal data we process. In particular, you are able to receive information about the purposes of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; the categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed; the envisaged period of storage; the existence of the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of personal data or to object to such processing; the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source; and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about its details;
  • as per Art. 16 GDPR, to rectify incorrect data or to complete incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • as per Art. 17 GDPR, to obtain the erasure of your personal data stored by us, as long as the processing is not required to exercise the right to free expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • as per Art. 18 GDPR, to restrict the processing of your personal data if you contest their accuracy, if processing is unlawful, if you do not wish them to be deleted, or we no longer have need of them but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you have objected to their processing as per Art. 21 GDPR;
  • as per Art. 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data that you have provided us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to obtain their transfer to another controller;
  • as per Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to withdraw consent once given at any time; this has the result that we will no longer carry out data processing in the future that was legally justified on the basis of this consent; and
  • as per Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You have recourse to the supervisory authority in your ordinary place of abode or work, or the headquarters of our practice.


The supervisory authority for our headquarters is


Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und für das Recht auf Akteneinsicht


Stahnsdorfer Damm 77

14532 Kleinmachnow


Phone: +49 33203 356 – 0

Fax: +49 33203 356 – 49


6. Your right to object


If your data are processed based on legitimate interests as per Art. 6 para. 1.1 (f) GDPR, you have the right as per Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data as long as you give reasons relating to your particular situation, or if your objection is against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object which will be respected by us without the need to name a particular situation.


If you wish to make use of your right to object, all you need to do is send an email to


7. Up-to-dateness of this privacy policy


This privacy policy is current as of July 2021. The further development of our website and provision, as well as changes to legal or official requirements, may make it necessary to alter this privacy policy. You can download and print the updated privacy policy at any time from


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