Privacy Policy

Dear GLNS clients, dear visitors of our website,

in the following, we will inform you on the kind of data we collect and process in connection with the use of our website. As far as we link to other websites, we can neither influence nor control the linked content and the privacy policy on these websites. Please check the privacy policy statements on the respective websites to find out if and to which amount personal information is being collected, processed, used or made accessible to third parties on these websites.

Responsibility for data protection on this website lies with GLNS Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Partnerschaft mbB (GLNS), represented by partners and lawyers Dr. Ege, Dr. Graßl, Dr. Gubitz, Mr. Lindner, Dr. Nikoleyczik, Dr. Peitsmeyer, Mr. Scheidle and Dr. Schult, Karlstraße 10, 80333 Munich, Germany. You can reach us by telephone under + 49 89 89 05 89 20 or by email to info@glns.de. You can contact our data protection official via GLNS, Karlstraße 10, 80333 Munich, as well as by telephone under + 49 89 89 05 89 287 or by email to datenschutz@glns.de.

What kind of personal data do we process when you visit our website?

  • Accessing our webpages (IP address, cookie ID, cookies)
    We use so-called logfiles to guarantee for the connection establishment to our website and in order to improve usability of our website. We perform evaluations for system safety and stability as well as for administrative purposes. Processing these data is neither required by law nor by contract. But without collecting these data, access to our website would either not be possible or only restricted. Collecting these logfiles guarantees for the safety of the webserver (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f) GDPR). We host our web servers in the data centers of Host Europe GmbH in Cologne.
    Our logfiles (including your IP adress) are automatically deleted after 3 days.
  • Newsletter (salutation, email, last name; optional: title, first name, company)
    • Our newsletter provides you with current information on court decisions and on developments concerning our law firm (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a) GDPR).
    • We will immediately delete your data on your request or if you unsubscribe from our newsletter. Legality of this data processing on basis of your consent until cancellation shall not be affected.
  • Do we use analysis and advertising tools on our website?
    No. No analysis and advertising tools are used on our website.
  • Do we use cookies on our website?
    No. We currently do not use cookies on our website.

Further functions and services of our website

Apart from aforementioned informational use of our website, we offer you different services to be used upon your interest. In order to use these services, you will usually be required to submit further personal data. We need these data to submit the respective service. Aforementioned privacy policy principles shall also apply to this kind of data processing.

We partly process these data with the help of external service providers, which we have chosen and authorised with great care. These services providers are bound to our instructions and we control them regularly. If personal data are submitted to third parties in connection with services provided by us in cooperation with partners, please find further information in the following descriptions of the individual services. If these third parties are located in a state outside of the European Economic Area, please find further information on the consequences of this circumstance in the following descriptions of the individual services.

Google Maps

We use on our website the offer of "Google Maps", an online map service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4 (hereinafter referred to as: "Google"). This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

The Google Maps map functions, respectively the Google Maps API (interface) are integrated on our website by means of a so-called "two-click solution". This means that the map function is initially deactivated, and you must first activate the interface with one click (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR). Only with a subsequent second click is the selected map displayed and possibly personal data transferred to Google. We will inform you about this process with a corresponding text.

By using the map functions, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the IP address, date and time of the request, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (specific page), 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 are also transferred. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you have to log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide need-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. In this respect, Google acts as (jointly with us) responsible party (Art. 26 GDPR). Details can be found at https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/terms/maps-controller-terms.

You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing can be found in Google's privacy policy, available at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. There you will also find further information on your rights and settings to protect your privacy.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA service of Google within the contact possibilities. The use of reCAPTCHA serves to differentiate whether an entry is made by a human being or abusively by automated, machine processing. The query in this regard includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose your input will be transmitted to Google and analyzed. The background to this tool is our interest in the correctness of the data provided, the avoidance of automatic registrations, requests by so-called bots and the economic operation of our online offer (Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR ). Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and the privacy policy of Google can be found in the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Fonts

Our website also uses fonts provided by "Google" as well as Fast.Fonts.Net and Fonts.com for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to the servers of Google and Monotype GmbH (fonts.com or fast.fonts.net). This enables these providers to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of web fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers (Art. 6 pa-ra. 1 lit. f) GDPR). Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy. Further information on these Web Fonts can be found at https://www.fonts.com/info/legal and in the data protection declaration of Fonts.com at https://www.fonts.com/info/legal/privacy/ and in the data protection declaration at https://www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy/.

Content-Delivery-Network Cloudflare and Bootstrap

On our website we use the so-called Content Delivery Network (CDN) of the service provider Cloudflare Inc, 101 Townsend St. San Francis-co, CA 94107, USA ("Cloudflare") as well as MaxCDN (BootstrapCDN), a CDN of StakPath LLC (2012 Mc Kinney Ave., Suite 1100, Dallas, TX 75201, USA "MaxCDN"). The use of these Content Delivery Networks helps us, among other things, to optimize the loading speed of our website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR). For the use of CDN it is technically necessary to process your IP address so that the content can be sent to your browser. You can find further information in the Cloudflare privacy policy at: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy. You can prevent the loading of so-called scripts. NoScript allows the execution of JavaScript, Java and other plug-ins only at trusted domains of your choice. For information and instructions on how to delete or block these scripts, please contact your browser provider (e.g. Mozilla Firefox │Google Chrome). Further information can be found in the Cloudflare data protection declaration at: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy. Further information to the data security with MaxCDN finds you under https://www.bootstrapcdn.com/privacy-policy as well as with Cloudflare under CDN of the service provider Cloud-flare https://www.cloudflare.com/de-de/privacypolicy/.

Social media and fan pages

We operate appearances on several online platforms and social networks in order to interact with potential or existing clients, exchange information with interested parties and users or to create offers and advertise services. This includes the following providers:

Instagram

Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy; https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out,

We operate our appearances in so-called joint (data protection) responsibility with the providers. Data that you directly share or publish via the online platforms and networks (e.g. via comment and chat functions) is processed by us as the responsible party in order to interact with you in this respect or to exchange information with you. In the course of this interaction, we may also receive statistical data from the platform operators regarding the use of our "channels and fan pages". This includes, for example, information about interactions, likes, comments or summarized information and statistics (e.g. IP address; origin of followers), which help us to learn something about the interactions with our site. The legal basis for data pro-cessing in our area of responsibility is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

However, the aforementioned providers also process data on their own responsibility. We have no influence on data that is processed by the provider on his own responsibility according to his own terms of use and data protection. We would like to point out that when you call up the above-mentioned providers, additional data (e.g. from your usage and "surfing behavior") may be collected and, if necessary, transmitted to the provider. Please also note that in the case of interaction via the aforementioned media, data may also be processed outside the area of the European Union. Furthermore, user data is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. Thus, for example, user profiles can be created from the user behavior and the resulting interests of the users. The user profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. More detailed information on this can be found in the data protection information of the respective providers. If we receive personal data from you in connection with the use of the online platforms and networks, please address your concerns to us. Should you wish to assert any further rights against a particular provider, please contact the provider in question.

What rights do you have in connection with the processing of your data?

You have the right to receive confirmation from us at all times whether we process personal data from you and you have the right to be informed about these personal data. Apart from that you have the right to correct, delete and restrict processing of the data. You also have the right to object to the processing of personal data at all times, respectively the right to revoke your permission to data processing at all times or to request data transfer. Please send any information enquiry or request, cancellation or objection to data processing by email to our data protection official or to above-mentioned contact data. Furthermore, you have the right to file a complaint with a regulation authority in case of data protection infringement.

Notes on the special right of objection

You have the right to object to the processing of personal data relating to you at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, including on the basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 letter e) or f) GDPR. We will stop processing your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If you wish to exercise your right of objection, simply send an e-mail to datenschutz@glns.de.