Privacy Policy

We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in it. The protection of our users’ personal data is a matter of great importance to us. We would ask you to take note of the information provided below.

In the provisions below, we advise you of the collection, processing and use of your personal data in connection with visiting our website and using the services offered on it.

1. Name and contact details of the controller

Controller within the meaning of Art. 4 no. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the processing of your personal data within the meaning of the statutory provisions on data protection is:

Alexander & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
Joachimsthaler Straße 30
10719 Berlin
T +49 (0)30 8877805-0
F +49 (0)30 8877805-99
info@alexander-partner.com
www.alexander-partner.com

2. Contact data of the data protection officer

You may contact the data protection officer as follows:

Jan Wandrey
Motzener Str. 25
12277 Berlin
T +49 30 720102230
kontakt@agidat.de

If you have any questions or comments on regarding this privacy policy, feel free to contact him directly.

3. Collection and storage of personal data as well as nature and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website

When you visit our website www.alexander-partner.com, the browser on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • website from which access is made (“referrer URL”),
  • the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6, para. 1, 1st sentence, lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above. In no case we will use the collected data in order to draw conclusions about you.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations in section 5 of this privacy policy.

b) For your inquiries

If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax. We process your personal data transmitted on the basis of Art. 6, para. 1, 1st sentence, lit. b) GDPR (requests within the scope of an attorney-client relationship or other contract or for the initiation of a contract) or Art. 6, para. 1, 1st sentence, lit. f) GDPR (requests outside a contract and the initiation of a contract). Our legitimate interest is to answer your questions.

4. Transmission of data

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only transmit your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent according to Art. 6, para. 1, 1st sentence, lit. a) GDPR,
  • the transmission according to Art. 6, para. 1, 1st sentence, lit. f) GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in not transmitting your data worthy of protection,
  • in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transmission according to Art. 6, para. 1, 1st sentence, lit. c) GDPR, and
  • this is permitted by law and is required by Art. 6, para. 1, 1st sentence, lit. b) GDPR for the performance of a contract with you.

5. Cookies, tracking measures and analysis tools (Google Analytics)

a) Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie that results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. However, this does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity.
The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These will be deleted automatically after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your end device for a specified period of time to optimize usability. If you visit our website again to use our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already visited our website and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

Moreover, we use cookies in order to collect statistics about the use of our website, which we then analyse in order to optimize our offerings for you (see section 5 below). When you come back to our website, these cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already visited us before. These cookies are deleted automatically after a predefined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the mentioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties according to Art. 6, para. 1, 1st sentence, lit. f) GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies can lead to the fact that you cannot use all functions of our website.

b) Tracking measures and analysis tools (Google Analytics)

We are employing the tracking measures listed below. These measures are performed on the basis of Art. 6, para. 1, 1st sentence, lit. f) GDPR. By using these tracking measures, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet your needs and optimized on an ongoing basis. Moreover, we use tracking measures in order to collect statistics about the use of our website, which we then analyse in order to optimize our offerings for you. These interests are to be considered legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories are described under the respective tracking tools.

i) Google Analytics

For the purpose of designing our website to meet your needs and update our pages on an ongoing basis, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/en/about/; 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies (see section 5 a) are used. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie, such as

  • browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • referrer URL (the site visited immediately prior),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server query

is transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. The information is used in order to analyse the use of the website, generate reports on website activities and provide other services in connection with the use of the website and Internet for the purpose of conducting market research and designing these web pages to meet your needs. Moreover, the information may also be transmitted to third parties if required by law or where the data is processed by third parties on our behalf. Under no circumstances is your IP addresses combined with other Google data. IP addresses are anonymized so that they cannot be associated with a specific user (IP masking).

You can prevent installation of cookies through settings in your browser; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website.

Moreover, you can prevent the collection of any data relating to your use of our website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, particularly for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent recording by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. This sets an opt-out cookie which prevents the future recording of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and will be filed on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will have to reset the opt-out cookie.

Further information on data privacy and security in connection with Google Analytics is available on the Internet, for instance at Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

ii) Google AdWords Conversion Tracking

We also use Google conversion tracking to record the statistics relating to the use of our website and to improve our website for you. This means that Google AdWords sets a cookie (see section 5 a) on your computer if you navigated to our website from a Google advertisement.

These cookies become invalid after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on the website of the AdWords customer and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can detect that the user has clicked on the advertisement and has been forwarded to this page.

Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. This means that cookies cannot be traced using the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided to use conversion tracking. AdWords customers are notified of the total number of users who have clicked on the advertisement and have been forwarded to the page featuring a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information which enables them to identify users in person.

If you do not wish to partake in the tracking process, you can also refuse the setting of a cookie required for this purpose – for example, using a browser setting which generally disables the automatic setting of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser so that cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” are blocked. Google’s privacy policy for conversion tracking can be found here: (https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html).

6. Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6, para. 1, 1st sentence, lit. f) GDPR.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

7. Data subject rights

You have the right:

  • under Art. 15 GDPR, to demand information about any personal data of yours processed by us. In particular, you have the right to demand information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged periods for which your personal data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of your personal data or to object to such processing, the existence of the right to lodge a complaint, the source of your personal data where the data were not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about the details thereof;
  • under Art. 16 GDPR, to demand without undue delay the rectification of any incorrect personal data concerning you or the completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • under Art. 17 GDPR, to demand the erasure of any personal data concerning you stored by us unless the processing is required for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • under Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of processing of your personal data where the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of the personal data, and we no longer need the data but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • under Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or to demand transmission thereof to another controller;
  • under Art. 7, para. 3 GDPR, to notify us at any time that you are withdrawing the consent you have given us. This means that from then on forward we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on that consent;
  • under Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Generally, you can contact the supervisory authority at your habitual residence or place of work, or where our firm is located.

8. Right to object

Where your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6, para. 1, 1st sentence, lit. f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR on grounds relating to your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will comply with without you needing to specify a particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right to object or to withdraw your consent, please email us at info@alexander-partner.com.

9. Data security

We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

10. Actuality and amendment of this privacy policy

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status as of January 2019.

Due to the further development of our website and offers above or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this privacy policy. You can call up and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website.

We use cookies to continuously optimize the design and functionality of our website for you. By continuing to use this website you consent to the use of cookies. You can find further information on cookies in our privacy policy.