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Responsible

Responsible in the sense of DSGVO is

Vogelsang Lawyers Partnership

Brabanter Strasse 53
50672 Cologne

Phone +49 (0)221 – 93 11 98 50
Fax +49 (0)221 – 93 11 98 51
E-mail service@vrae.de
website www.vrae.de

Competent supervisory authority

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
North Rhine-Westphalia
PO Box 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 (0)221 – 38 42 40
Fax +49 (0)221 – 38 42 410
e-mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

Your rights

You have the right to demand information about the data stored about you.

You have the right to demand that we delete your data. You also have the right to demand that we correct your data. You also have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your data.

You have the right to object to the processing of your data. To do so, you can use the opt-out options regarding Google Analytics or simply not visit our website.

As a data subject, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority.

In addition, you have the right to have the data stored about you transmitted by us in a so-called common format.

Individual data processing activities

Operation of this website

Transmission to third parties

Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft does not transfer any data resulting from your visit to www.vrae.de to third parties, unless explicitly stated on this page.

Merging of data sources

Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft does not combine the data collected during visits to this website with other data sources.

Categories of data

When you visit this website, your browser transmits the following data to the server:

  • your IP address
  • Domain name of the server
  • Address of the page you are requesting (URL)
  • Address of the page you visited before (referrer)
  • Name of your browser and its version
  • Current date with time
  • Operating system of your computer, smartphone or tablet

This data does not constitute personal data for Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft as it is not combined with other data sources. This means that no conclusions about your identity can be drawn from this data. Nevertheless, this is personal data in the sense of the DSGVO, as the data collected can be used to determine who has visited our website.

This is technically necessary data. The server needs it to send you back the content you request by entering it in the address line of the browser or by using a link.

The data is written into a log file while the server processes your request. Log files are used to trace malfunctions or attacks and to prevent them for the future. They are deleted after 30 days at the latest if no events, such as attacks or malfunctions, occur that make it necessary to access the log files.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that your browser stores. They are used by the server to store information. You have the option of preventing the use of cookies by changing the settings in your browser accordingly or by not accepting cookies within the framework of the so-called cookie banner, which is integrated at the bottom right of the website. Disabling cookies can lead to limited functionality of the website.

The cookies that are set and used on this website save the language you last set, whether the welcome message was already displayed on your browser and whether you have agreed to the use of cookies. No other cookies are set.

Statistical data collection with Matomo

For the data-protective analysis of the use of our website the program Matomo is used instead of Google Analytics.

The following data is collected and stored:

  • Your IP address, shortened by the last of the four number blocks. (for example, the IP address 192.168.1.24 would be saved as 192.168.1.xxx)
  • Domain name of the server
  • Address of the page you are requesting (URL)
  • Address of the page you visited before (referrer)
  • Name of your browser and its version
  • Current date with time
  • Operating system of your computer, smartphone or tablet

The data is stored exclusively on our own server in Germany. The data will not be passed on to third parties.

Our website takes into account the setting of your browser, which marks a recording of statistical data as unwanted (“Do not track”). How you make this setting depends on your browser and your device. Please contact your distributor.

Social media and data collection

On this website you have the possibility to submit data to social media providers by clicking the respective buttons. You will be asked to log in in the opening windows of the respective providers, or your existing login will be used there. In the window that opens, you can perform the respective action for the respective social media.

The buttons of social media providers are highly controversial from the point of view of data protection and are often considered illegal under German law. In order to counter this issue, there are technical solutions that do not pose a data protection problem.

Basically, a distinction must be made between simple hyperlinks and buttons with their own functionality. The simple hyperlink redirects you to another website, the provider of the social medium. There you can use the functions of this provider. When using a simple hyperlink, no data is collected by the provider. Data collection takes place exclusively with the providers of the social media.

This is different for buttons with their own functionality. This does not only consist of the button that contains a hyperlink. In addition, it executes its own program code, usually in Javascript, to process further data. This program code queries, for example, how many times an article has already been split and displays the number within the button. At the same time, further personal data of the user, i.e. of you, can be collected and processed. A website with such a button may therefore collect and transmit data for a social media provider. Due to this effect, such buttons are considered inadmissible.

One way to meet the data protection requirements is, for example, the 2-click solution. Here, the user himself determines when the button starts collecting data. The disadvantage of this solution is a loss of comfort: The number of actions already performed, such as ‘like’ or ‘share’, only becomes visible after the button is activated.

Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft offers you a server-based solution, but the full functionality does not collect your data or even pass it on to social media providers. The button technically represents a simple hyperlink as described above. The comfort function of displaying actions that have already been carried out is carried out via Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft’s own web server without collecting, processing or transmitting your data.

Legal basis

The provision of your data for the use of www.vrae.de is not required by law or contract or necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide this information. Without your data, however, we are unable to display the website, which is for technical reasons.

The legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 I Zif. f DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in presenting our firm on the Internet for the purpose of introducing ourselves and acquiring clients.

Law firm operation / mandate processing

In the course of processing mandates we process the following categories of data:

  • Name, title, gender, date of birth, place of birth
  • e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number, website
  • beA contact details
  • Bank details
  • information necessary for the assertion and defence of clients’ rights or our own rights

Not all categories of data are collected in every mandate.

Affected persons by our data processing are:

  • Clients, as well as their employees and organs
  • Opponents in legal disputes / negotiating partners in non-contentious negotiations, as well as their employees and organs
  • Employees and executive bodies of Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft
  • authorities and courts, as well as their employees and organs
  • Indirect participants in the proceedings, such as witnesses, legal expenses insurers, law firms, notaries’ offices, tax and management consultants, as well as their employees and executive bodies
  • Third parties, such as interested persons and potential clients

The processing of this data is carried out for the purposes:

  • Processing of the mandates by consultation and representation
  • Invoicing
  • Documentation of own activities and liability prevention
  • Marketing

The data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 Zif. b, f DSGVO.

The data processed by us will be deleted immediately. However, we reserve the right not to delete data until all subsequent deadlines have expired:

  • Expiry of the statutory retention period of 6 years from the end of the mandate, which applies to law firms
  • Expiry of the tax and commercial law storage obligations of 10 years from the validity of the tax assessment notice for which the processed data is relevant
  • Revocation of a consent to longer storage, if such a consent was previously granted

Furthermore, we do not delete names and contact data of clients, interested persons and potential clients, as far as the processing is permitted for the purpose of law firm marketing.

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

Personal data will be passed on to third parties for the purpose of handling client relationships. This includes in particular the transfer of data to opposing parties and their representatives (in particular their lawyers), to courts and other authorities and to legal protection insurers for the purpose of correspondence and for the assertion and defence of clients’ rights.

The attorney-client confidentiality remains unaffected.

Newsletter

Clients receive information from us at irregular intervals by e-mail (“Newsletter”).

Third parties will receive the Newsletter if they have registered for it on our website.

The e-mail address, first name and surname and gender are processed for sending the Newsletter.

The e-mail address is technically necessary for sending the newsletter. First name and surname and gender serve to address the recipient by name.

The recipient of a newsletter has the possibility to cancel the newsletter. Then only the e-mail address is saved in a so-called Robinson list. This prevents that another e-mail is sent to this recipient.

The data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 Zif. b, f DSGVO.

The data processing is carried out for the following purposes

  • Office Marketing
  • Preventing the sending of unwanted e-mails

Video Conferencing

For the purpose of carrying out video conferences, we operate our own video conference server.

Affected persons are all conference topics.

The following categories of data are processed:

  • IP address
  • Name, as specified by the participant
  • Domain name of the server
  • Address of the page you are requesting (URL)
  • Address of the page you visited before (referrer)
  • Name of your browser and its version
  • Current date with time
  • Operating system of your computer, smartphone or tablet

The data is written to a log file while the server processes your request. Log files are used to trace malfunctions or attacks and to prevent them for the future. They are deleted after 30 days at the latest if no events, such as attacks or malfunctions, occur that make it necessary to access the log files.

There is no statistical evaluation of this data.

The data will not be passed on.

The data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 Zif. f DSGVO.

Einschränkungen durch die Corona-Krise

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

die Corona-Krise stellt uns alle vor erhebliche Herausforderungen.

Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft erhält den Kanzleibetrieb aufrecht, beachtet jedoch die empfohlenen Vorsichtsmaßnahmen.

Das bedeutet, dass persönliche Termine, soweit nicht unaufschiebbar, nicht stattfinden. Per E-Mail und Telefon stehen wir Ihnen jedoch gern zur Verfügung.

Wir bieten Video-Konferenzen an. Um Ihre Daten nicht zu gefährden, haben wir einen eigenen Video-Server eingerichtet.

Im Moment kommt es in unseren Bürozeiten nicht zu Einschränkungen. Jedes Anliegen wird bearbeitet!

Für den Fall einer Infektion von Kanzleimitgliedern haben wir einen Notfallplan mit Vertretungsregelung aktiviert, so dass Ihre Interessen weitgehend unberührt bleiben.

Wir wünschen allen alles Gute. Bleiben Sie gesund!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft


Restrictions due to the Corona crisis

Dear Sir or Madam,

the Corona crisis poses considerable challenges for all of us.

Vogelsang Attorneys at Law Partnership will continue to operate the law firm, but will observe the recommended precautions.

This means that personal appointments, unless they cannot be postponed, will not take place. However, we are available to you by e-mail and telephone.

We offer video conferencing. In order not to endanger your data, we have set up our own video server.

At the moment there are no restrictions in our office hours. Every request will be processed!

In the event of an infection of members of the law firm, we have activated an emergency plan with representation regulations, so that your interests remain largely unaffected.

We wish you all the best. Stay healthy!

With kind regards
Vogelsang Lawyers Partnership