Data privacy statement
Gelbart Legal

1. General

With the following information we would like to explain to you in an easily understandable way how and for what purposes Gelbart Legal processes your personal data. If you have any further questions regarding data processing, please feel free to contact at any time. The following presentation applies only to our own website.
There is no obligation to provide us with personal data within the framework of the website. However, as some processes depend on this, our website may not be able to be used or not used in full in the event of refusal. An automated decision making process does not take place.
This website is hosted by a service provider who is engaged under an order processing agreement.
Responsible for data processing on the website of Gelbart Legal is
Gelbart Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Fasanenstr. 77
10623 Berlin
T +49 (30) 92 10 130 ñ 40
F +49 (30) 92 10 130 ñ 20

2. Data processing on the website
We process your data mainly to provide the website and its functions. In this respect, the legal basis is our legitimate interest in presenting ourselves with the website and providing you with an easy way to find out about us and our services as well as to contact us (Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR). If individual processes are carried out for other purposes and are accordingly based on a different legal basis, this is expressly mentioned below. The provision of the website includes the processing procedures described below.

a) Log Files
When you visit our website, your browser exchanges various information with the server of our website. The processing of the data received in this process is necessary to establish a connection at all and to be able to display the website to you. Most of the information collected is purely technical like your browser and/or operating system version. However, your IP address is also processed, which can be considered a personal date.
The data is temporarily stored in so-called server log files and deleted after 30 days. This data is not merged with other data about you. We store the log files in order to be able to trace and prevent misuse of our website.

b) Cookies
We also use cookies to establish and maintain the connection. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and read information from the device.
In the settings of your browser you can determine how cookies are handled and also block them. In this case, however, it is possible that the website as a whole or individual functions may no longer function. The cookies are either deleted as soon as you close your browser (so-called session cookies) or only after some time (so-called persistent cookies). You can view the storage period of persistent cookies in the settings of your browser.

c) Google Analytics
On our website we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Ltd, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). Google Analytics likewise uses cookies. These cookies generate information about your use of our website (including your IP address). We also use the “Universal Analytics” mode of operation. In this mode, your use on other devices is assigned to a pseudonymous identifier and also analysed. The information obtained is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have activated the anonymisation function of Google Analytics , so that your IP address is usually shortened and thus anonymised within a member state of the European Union or in other contracting states of the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. In exceptional cases, the complete IP address is transferred to the USA and only shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored by Google. Google stores the data for 14 months.

You can download a browser plugin via the following link, with which you can prevent the data processing of Google Analytics:

Alternatively, you can set an opt-out cookie to prevent the use of Google Analytics. This cookie is only valid for the browser used. If you delete your cookies there or use a different browser, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again. Here you can deactivate Google Analytics: [ga_optout].

Only the opt-out cookie is available for browsers on mobile devices.

We only use Google Analytics if you have expressly agreed to this on our website. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent according to Article 6 I a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by using one of the blocking options shown.

When using Google Maps, data may also be transmitted to Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 in the USA. Google LLC has been certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, so that an adequate level of data protection is provided.

Further information on data processing by Google Analytics can be found here:

d) Google Maps
The map service Google Maps (API) from Google Ireland Ltd, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”) is integrated into our website to make the location easier to find.
When using Google Maps, a cookie is set that sends various information such as your IP address to Google in the United States. For visitors to the website who have a Google user account and are currently logged in, certain information, such as the fact that you are visiting our website, is assigned to your account. Even if you do not have a Google user account, Google does store certain information. 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. To prevent them completely, you must switch off the JavaScript application in your browser. The map display can then no longer be used.
The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest in providing you with a convenient way to find out where our office is located and, if necessary, to plan your route to us (Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR).
When using Google Maps, data may also be transmitted to Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 in the USA. Google LLC has certified itself in accordance with the “EU-US Privacy Shield”, so that an adequate level of data protection exists.
Google’s data processing is governed by the Google Privacy Policy

d) Contact form and general e-mail communication
On our website you will find an input form, which you can use to contact us at any time. The only information we need here is your e-mail address and is marked with a * as a mandatory field. All other information is voluntary and helps us to process your request better and more efficiently.
Similarly, you can send us e-mails to the e-mail addresses provided on our website.
In both cases, we will use the information you provide solely to process your inquiry and to communicate with you in this regard. If your enquiry is received within the framework of an existing mandate or is aimed at the concrete initiation of a mandate, the legal basis for data processing is the necessity to fulfil a contract or a pre-contractual obligation (Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR).
If a mandate is received or already exists, we store the request until the end of the mandate relationship. Otherwise, we will delete your data as soon as your inquiry has been processed.

3. Processing to fulfil legal obligations and law enforcement
Your data may also be processed because it is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation. The legal basis in this respect is Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR.
In exceptional cases, data may also be processed in order to enforce our legal claims or to defend ourselves against such claims. The legal basis of the processing is then our corresponding legitimate interest according to Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR.
We are subject to various storage and documentation obligations, which result, for example, from the Federal Lawyers’ Act (BRAO) and the Tax Code (AO). The periods of retention or documentation stipulated there are two to ten years. For legal claims, the standard limitation period according to ßß 195 ff. BGB is three years. In exceptional cases, however, it can also be up to 30 years.

4. Right of objection and your rights as a person affected
You have the right to object to all data processing procedures listed, which are based on a legitimate interest, with effect for the future. As a rule, this will result in the omission of the processing. However, if we can prove compelling reasons for protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, we are still entitled to process the data.
As a person affected by data processing, you are entitled to various rights in accordance with the GDPR. For example, you have the right to information at any time in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, a right to correction in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, a right to deletion in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, a right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR and a right to data transferability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR. In some cases, you are only entitled to these rights under further conditions. For details, please refer to the standards mentioned.
Irrespective of this, under Art. 77 GDPR you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time.
To assert your rights, you can contact at any time.

Updated: April 2020