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When you visit any website, data is collected and processed. However, there are major differences between website operators in the scope of data processing and the type of data collected. Below you will find out what data is collected on the website www.vrae.de and how it is processed.

Controller

Responsible in the meaning of GDPR is

Vogelsang Attorneys at Law Partnership

Brabanter Straße 53
50672 Cologne
Germany

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

Transmission to third parties

Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft does not pass on any data arising from your visit to www.vrae.de to third parties, unless expressly indicated on this page.

Combination of data sets

Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft does not merge the data collected when you visit this website with other data sources.

Technical Specifications

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)
  • Adress of the page you visited before (referrer)
  • Name of your browser and its version
  • current date and time
  • Operating system of your computer, smartphone or tablet

These data do not represent personal data for Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft, as they are not combined with other data sources. This means that no conclusions can be drawn about your identity from this data. Nevertheless, this is personal data within the meaning of the DSGVO, since the data collected can be used to determine who has visited our website.

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

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 in the future. They are deleted after 30 days at the latest if no events, such as attacks or malfunctions, occur that make access to the log files necessary.

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. Disabling cookies can lead to limited functionality of the website.

The cookies set and used by www.vrae.de do not collect and process any data that goes beyond those expressly stated.

Statistical data collection with Google Analytics

Google Analytics is used for collecting statistical data. This is a tool from Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, CA 94043 Mountain View, USA (“google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, see above, and javascript to analyze your use of our website.

Using the “anonymizeIP()” function, your IP address is made unrecognizable so that data is collected anonymously.

  • Domain name of the server
  • Address of the pages you request (URL)
  • Name of your browser and its version
  • Date and time of your visit
  • Operating system of your computer, smartphone or tablet
  • the language you use
  • Screen resolution of your computer, smartphone or tablet
  • Name of the website that linked to this page and from which you found this page
  • the links you clicked on
  • the duration of your visit to this website

The data collected by Google Analytics is forwarded to servers in the USA. The company google provides services for Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft on the basis of the collected data, so that they can analyse the use of their website.

You as a user can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics for yourself. There are two ways to do this:

You can install a browser plugin as described here.
You can set an opt-out cookie. This cookie prevents Google Analytics from collecting data from you on this website. To activate the opt-out cookie you have to click here once. Please note: The opt-out-cookie only works for this website. It is only effective as long as you visit our website with the device now in use under the profile now in use with the browser now in use.

Social media and data collection

On this page you have the possibility to transmit data to social media providers via the respective buttons. You will be prompted to log in in the windows that open for each provider, or your existing registration will be used there. In the window that opens, you can perform the respective action for the respective social medium.

The buttons of social media providers are highly controversial from the point of view of data protection and are often considered inadmissible under German law. In order to address 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 takes 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 operator. Data is collected exclusively from social media providers.

This is different with the button with its own functionality. This not only consists of the button that contains a hyperlink. In addition, it executes its own program code, usually in Javascript, to process further data. For example, this program code queries how often an article has already been divided 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 of complying with data protection requirements is the 2-click solution, for example. Here the user decides for himself when the button starts to collect 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 has been activated.

Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft offers you a server-based solution that has full functionality but does not collect your data or even pass it on to social media providers. The button is technically a simple hyperlink as described above. The comfort function of displaying actions that have already taken place is carried out via Vogelsang Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft’s own web server, without your data being collected, processed or transmitted for this purpose.

Your rights and further information

The provision of your data for the use of www.vrae.de is not required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to make this available. Without your data, however, we cannot show you the website, which is due to technical reasons.

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

You have the right to request information about the data stored about you from us.

You have the right to ask us to delete your data. You also have the right to ask us to correct your data. Furthermore, you have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your data.

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

As a person concerned, you have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority.

In addition, you have the right to receive from us the data stored about you in a so-called standard format.