Wilde Beuger Solmecke’s Privacy Policy

You can visit our website and social media profiles without disclosing your personal details. Only non-personal data, including the name of your service provider, the page you were on before you visited us, the name of downloaded data and the download date, will be stored.

We use this data solely to improve our online service. We are not able to access your personal data. Your personal data will only be recorded if you freely disclose them to us during your visit to our website. In this case, the use of your personal data will comply with data protection rules including the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) and the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz).

Newsletter

To subscribe to our newsletter we will require your e-mail address. You may also decide to optimise your newsletter content by providing additional information. We will only use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter. You may cancel your subscription at any time by clicking the link provided in our newsletter or by sending an e-mail to info@wbs-law.de.

Cookies

To improve your visit and ensure that certain functions work, we use cookies on some of our webpages. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your computer. Most of our cookies are deleted at the end of your session (session cookies). We also use persistent cookies which are permanently stored on your computer and which allow us to recognise you when you visit our website again.

Our partners are not permitted to access or use your personal data which is stored in the form of cookies.

To prevent cookies from being stored on your computer, you can change your browser settings. However, the performance of our website may be affected if you do so.

Facebook Plug-ins

Our website contains plug-ins to the social network Facebook. The plug-ins are operated exclusively by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook).

When you visit one of our websites or social media profiles which contain these plug-ins your browser will establish a direct link to the Facebook servers. The plug-in data is then transferred via your browser and is integrated into the website you are using.

Facebook will receive information that you have visited our website. If you visit our website whilst you are signed into your Facebook user account, your visit can be assigned to your user account. Information arising from interaction with the Facebook plug-ins (such as by clicking the Facebook “like” button or by leaving a comment) will be directly transferred to and stored by Facebook. To prevent this you must log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website.

Please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php) for more information on: the purpose and scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by Facebook, your rights, how to modify settings and how to protect your privacy.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service operated by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google analytics uses cookies (see above) Information concerning your visit produced through cookies (including your IP address) will be transferred to and stored on a server in the USA operated by Google.

Google will analyse this information to produce reports on website usage and usage of associated online services. Google may also transfer this information to third parties either where this is required by law or where third parties are contracted by Google to process data. Google will not allow your IP address to be linked to any other personal data.

You can prevent cookies being installed on your computer by changing your browser settings. By using our website you are deemed to give consent to data being analysed and used by Google as described above.

Requesting a call back

You can voluntarily provide us with your contact details so that we can call you back for free.

Your personal data will be handled on a confidential basis and, in accordance with relevant data protection regulations, will only be used for this stated purpose.

Your personal data will not be passed on to any third parties.

Comments

You may leave a comment at the end of an article by clicking the “leave a comment” button. To do so, you will need to choose a user name under which the comment will be published. This user name will be visible to third parties in the same way as optional data is.

You will also need to enter your e-mail address. This will be used to contact you about your comment if the need arises. Your e-mail address will not be passed on to third parties or used for any other purpose.

The IP address you are using at the time of leaving a comment will also be recorded.

Questions about your personal data

If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you require disclosure, correction, blocking or deletion of your data, please contact:

Rechtsanwalt Christian Solmecke LL.M., Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 27 – 29, 50672 Cologne
E-mail: info@wbs-law.de

Christian Solmecke is a partner at the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE. He is the author of numerous legal publications in the area of internet and IT law. He is also an associate lecturer for social media law at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

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