Data Privacy Policy

1. Name and contact details of the data controller
CThis privacy policy applies to data processing by the law firm Ad Fontes Rechtsanwälte GbR, Potsdamer Str. 98, 10785 Berlin, E-Mail: info@adfontes.law

2. Collection and storage of personal data when visiting the website.
When you visit our website www.adfontes.law, the browser used on your end 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,
• Name and URL of the file accessed,
• Website from which the 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 aforementioned data is processed by us for the following purposes:
• Ensuring a smooth connection set-up of the website,
• Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
• Evaluating system security and stability, and
• For other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for profiling purposes. In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations of this under points 4 and 5 of this data privacy declaration.

3. Collection and storage of personal data when using the contact form.
For questions of any kind, we offer you to contact us via a form provided on the website. In doing so, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address so that we know from whom the inquiry originates and so that we can answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.
Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of your request, unless another legal basis requires or justifies the longer storage.

4. Transfer of data
We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only share your personal data with third parties if:
• you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR,
• the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,
• in the event that there is a legal obligation for disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) c) GDPR, as well as
• this is legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

5. Data subject rights
You have the right:
• To request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data and the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
• In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to demand the immediate correction of inaccurate or incomplete personal data stored by us;
• In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
• In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
• In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller;
• Accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR revoke your consent at any time in. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future; and
• Complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GPDR. Usually, you can address the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office for this purpose.

6. Right to object
Insofar as your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or as the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we implement without asking for a particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, you only need to to send an e-mail to info@adfontes.law

7. Data security
Within the website visit, we use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. Usually, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is encrypted by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

8. Salvatory Clause
Due to the further development of our website and offers included or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at https://adfontes.law/datenschutzhinweis/?lang=en