Used Services and Cookies

Our website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. Some cookies are essential for the operation and management of the site, while others are used for anonymous statistics or personalized content. Please note that limiting cookie use may impair certain functions of the website.

More information: Imprint, Data protection

Essential cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website or, for example, saving your cookie settings. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. This category cannot be deactivated.
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These cookies collect information about how you use a website, e.g. which pages you have visited and which links you have clicked on.
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Data protection

Below, we provide information about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data that can be personally related to you, for example, name, address, email addresses, user behavior.

1. Name and contact details of the data controller and the company data protection officer
The data controller according to Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is BLOMSTEIN Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB. Our contact details can be found in the imprint of this website. You can reach our data protection officer at the address mentioned above with the addition "The Data Protection Officer" or at

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the nature and purpose of their use when visiting our website
When you access our website, the browser used 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 automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,

  • Date and time of access,

  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT),

  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,

  • Access status/HTTP status code,

  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL),

  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned are 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 further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

Furthermore, we use cookies as well as analysis services when you visit our website. Further explanations can be found under nos. 4 and 5 of this data protection declaration.

3. Data Sharing
Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We only share your personal data with third parties if:

  • You have given your explicit consent according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,

  • The transfer is necessary according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,

  • There is a legal obligation for the transfer according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and

  • It is legally permissible and necessary for the execution of contractual relationships with you according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

4. Cookies
We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and stores on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device, nor do they contain viruses, Trojans, or other malware.

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The cookie stores information related to the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we directly gain knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies serves to make the use of our offering more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site. In addition, for the purpose of optimizing user-friendliness, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have been with us before and what inputs and settings you have made, so you don't have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you (see No. 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have been with us before when you return to our site. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the mentioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice appears before a new cookie is created. However, completely disabling cookies may mean that you cannot use all the features of our website.

5. Third Parties
a) Google Maps
We use the service of Google Maps on this website. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enable you to use the map function conveniently.

By visiting the website, Google is informed that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under No. 2 of this statement are transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with, or if there is no user account. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish the association with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research, and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place specifically (even for users who are not logged in) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, although you must direct your objection to Google.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policies. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy:

Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

b) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” (see 4.), which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can avoid the generation and transfer of data through the Cookie to Google by downloading the plugin available at the following address:

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

6. Rights of Data Subjects
You have the right:

  • According to Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage duration, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, limitation of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data if they were not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about their details;

  • According to Art. 16 GDPR, to demand the immediate correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us;

  • According to Art. 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary 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 defense of legal claims;

  • According to Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject their deletion and we no longer need the data, but you require them for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;

  • According to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request the transmission to another controller;

  • According to Art. 7 (3) GDPR, to withdraw your consent at any time. This means that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future; and

  • According to Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our office location.

7. Right to Object
If your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without specifying any particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, an email to will suffice.

8. Currency and Amendment of This Privacy Policy
This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status of May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and offers above or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to change this privacy policy. The current privacy policy can be viewed and printed at any time on the website at Data protection.