Data Protection Declaration According to GDPR

1. Controller (the party responsible for processing)

This data protection declaration applies to data processing by:
Kanzlei Christian Hellmich & Collegen
Bolzstrasse 6, 70173 Stuttgart; Germany
Telephone: +49 711 213 297-20; Telefax: +49 711 213 297-90;

2. Processing of Personal Data; Type, Purposes and Uses

When visiting our website the browser on the device you are using automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is temporarily stored in server log files. The following information is processed and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • The IP-address of the device,
  • The date and time of retrieval,
  • The name and URL of the file accessed,
  • The website from which the access is conducted (Referrer-URL) or the name of the access provider,
  • The browser and operating system used.

The data is processed for the following purposes:

  • To facilitate the provision of the content on our website
  • To evaluate system security and stability and
    additional administrative uses.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows the aforementioned purposes. The data will not be used to draw conclusions about your identity.

We additionally use cookies and web analytics. You will find the details under no. 4 and 5 of this data protection declaration.

3. Distribution of data

Your data will not be distributed for any other than the aforementioned reasons.

We will transfer your data to third parties only if:

  • You have explicitly consented pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (a) GDPR,
  • The transfer is required pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume these legitimate interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms,
  • There is a legal obligation pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (c) GDPR,
  • It is necessary pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (b) GDPR to perform the contract.

4. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small files your browser automatically creates when visiting our website and saves on your device. Cookies contain information relevant to the specific device used, but do not allow us knowledge of your identity.

Cookies are used to improve user experience. Session-cookies allow us to mark specific pages of our website you have already visited. These are automatically deleted when leaving our website. We additionally use temporary cookies, which are saved on your device for a specified time. If you visit our website again, it will be recognized automatically that you’ve been there before and which inputs and options you’ve set, so you don’t have to do that again.

Further we use cookies for statistical purposes and to evaluate usage, on order to optimize the website. These cookies allow us, to automatically recognize a returning visitor to our website. The cookies are deleted automatically after a specified time.

Data, which is processed through cookies, is required for the aforementioned purposes, in the legitimate interest of us or third parties pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can configure your browser not to save cookies or to inform you every time a new cookie is created. However, the deactivation of cookies may prevent some functions of our website.

5. Analytics

The following tracking tools are used, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR. They serve the goal to provide continued optimization of our website. We additionally use tracking tools for statistical evaluation of our website’s usage.

Google Analytics

For the purpose of continued optimization of our website we use Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; henceforth „Google“). For this, pseudonymous user profiles are created. Cookies containing information about your use of our website such as

  • Browser type/version,
  • Operating System,
  • Referrer-URL,
  • IP-address,
  • Time of retrieval,

are transferred and saved to a Google server in the USA. The information is used to evaluate the usage of the website, compile reports about website activity and other purposes connected to services relating to website or internet usage.

This information is transferred to third parties, in case of a legal obligation or if the third parties are tasked to process the information. Your IP-address will not be connected to any other of Google’s data. IP-Addresses are anonymized, so they cannot be matched (IP-Masking).

You can disable the creation of cookies by using the corresponding option of your browser software. However, the deactivation of cookies may prevent some functions of our website.

Furthermore, you can prevent the processing of your data by downloading and installing a Browser-add-on (

You can find additional information about privacy in connection with Google Analytics in Google Analytics Help (

6. Rights

You have the right to:

  • Request information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR whether and how we are processing your data. You can request information in particular about the purposes of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations; the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored; the existence of the right to request from us rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data or to object to such processing; the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; when the data is not collected from you, the source of the data; the existence of automated decision-making;
  • obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • obtain the erasure of personal data pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for exercising 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 defense of legal claims;
  • obtain restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, if you’re contesting the accuracy of the personal data; if the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead; if we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require them for establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override yours.
  • Receive the personal data concerning yourself, which you have provided us, pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us;
  • Withdraw your consent to processing pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR and
  • Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, in the place of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

7. Right to object

When your personal data is being processed the grounds of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR, you have the right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, on grounds relating to your particular situation. When personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time, without the need to refer to a particular situation.

If you want to exercise your right to object, an email to will be sufficient.

8. Data security

We’re using suitable measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are updated according to the advancement of technology.

9. Updates to this privacy policy

This privacy policy is up-to-date in the version of May 2018.

Through further developments of our website or changing legal requirements it can become necessary to update this privacy policy. The up-to-date privacy policy can always be viewed and printed from