Information on Data Protection / Privacy (Artikel 12, 13 GDPR and Section 13 TMG)

The purpose of this notice is to inform you about the processing of your personal data by adjuga Rechtsanwalts-gesellschaft mbH ("adjuga"). This information is intended for any natural person (in particular, representatives, contact persons or employees of our clients or other business partners) who visit our website or with whom we have (or will imminently have) an attorney-client relationship, or a contract, service or business relationship or any other relationship of communication.
We take the confidentiality and the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, we process your personal data only to the extent permissible under statutory provisions, in particular, under the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz or BDSG).

1. Contact details of the controller responsible for the processing of personal data

The controller as defined in Article 4(7) GDPR and the service provider within the meaning of Section 13 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz or TMG) is:

adjuga Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Vangerowstr. 16/1
69115 Heidelberg

tel: +49 6221 43 402 0
fax: +49 6221 43 402 22

2. Processing of personal data, type of data and purposes

a) When visiting our website
When you visit our website for information about our law firm and our expertise, information is automatically sent (for unavoidable technical reasons) by the browser used on your terminal device to our website server. This information is stored temporarily in a log file. This means that, without any other action on your part, the following information is collected and stored until deleted automatically:

  • IP address of the computer requesting access
  • date and time of access
  • name and URL of the retrieved file
  • website from which access was initiated (referrer URL)
  • browser used and operating system of your computer where applicable
  • name of the host of the IP address and of your access provider.

We process this data for the following purposes:

  • to ensure that the website connection is smoothly established;
  • to ensure that our website is user-friendly;
  • to evaluate system security and stability; and
  • for other administrative purposes (e.g. risk prevention and support with connection problems).

For the purpose of the data processing described above, we have contracted as external service provider, the 1&1 Internet SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur, to take care of hosting and support services. This company will be able to access this data during its work for us and we have entered into a contract on the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.
For security reasons (e.g. if we need to investigate improper uses or attacks on our web server), this information is stored for a period of 8 weeks. After that it is erased.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is derived from Article 6(1)(f) GDPR and Section 15(1), sentence 1 TMG. Our legitimate interest is based on the data processing purposes listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data to draw conclusions about you as an individual. We will not disclose such data to third parties.

b) When registering for our newsletter „adjuga information“
We use our newsletter to inform you about current legal developments and issues (e.g. recent court decisions and legislative amendments), news about the firm’s legal practice and planned events, and to publish specialist articles.
To receive the newsletter you only need to provide an e-mail address. If you so wish, you may also provide us with your title, name and company to allow us to address you personally in the newsletter. We will process your data only for the purpose of sending our newsletter. We collect and process the personal data you provide to us solely based on your consent. The legal basis for this is Article 6(1)(a) and Article 7 GDPR.
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time at no cost. This can be done by a reply e-mail with your wish to cancel the subscription at any time to the respective sender or by writing to the postal address given in section 1.
Your withdrawal will mean the erasure of the data we have collected except for the data we may need to ensure that you do not receive any more newsletters. Your withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of the consent-based processing up until the time of your withdrawal.

c) e-mail contact
On our website we provide you with the option of requesting certain information or offers by email or to get in contact with us.
If you contact us in this connection, we will collect and use only the personal data you provide us with which we need to process, answer and deal with your request. This generally means your name, your company name where applicable, your email address, your address if relevant and – if you are registering for an event – the position and business telephone number of the participant.
The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR in the event that the initiation and possible execution of a contract is involved. Otherwise the legal basis is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR; our legitimate interest consists in replying to and dealing with your request, which is why we need the stored data.
The personal data we collect and store will not be used for other purposes without your consent and will be erased once your request has been dealt with, unless the data has to be kept for a longer period of time to comply with any statutory information-keeping obligations.

3. Sharing of data

We will only disclose your personal data to other individuals, companies or bodies if

  • you have given your explicit consent in a specific situation pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR;
  • sharing the information is necessary under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in your data not being shared;
  • there is a statutory obligation to share the information under Article 6(1)(c) GDPR; and
  • this is required under Article 6(1)(b) GDPR for the implementation of contractual relationships with you (e.g. where transmission of the data to a payment service provider is necessary to perform the contract); or
  • based on our legitimate interests under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (e.g. a tax advisor, in the use of external service providers).

Any external service provider we contract to deal with the processing of data in relation to a processing contract is engaged on the basis of the provisions of Article 28 GDPR and strictly subject to our instructions.

4. Cookies

We do not make use of cookies for the operation of our website.

5. Tools for analysis
By default the service provider for the hosting of our website, 1&1 Internet SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur apllies a tool named „1&1 Webanalytics“ for statistical analysis and technical optimization of their offerings. The data is determined either by a pixel or a logfile. In order to protect personal data 1&1 WebAnalytics does not make use of cookies.
1&1 does not store personal data of visitors to the websites to prevent identification of single visitors. The following data is collected:

  • referrer (previously visited  website)
  • requested website or file
  • type and version of browser
  • utilised operating system
  • utilised type of hardware
  • time of acces
  • IP-adress in an anonymous  format (only to determine the place of access)

No data will be forwarded to third parties.

6. Rights of data subjects
You have the following rights in connection with the processing of your personal data under the GDPR:

  • Under Article 15 GDPR, you may obtain at any time information about any personal data of yours we process. In particular, you may obtain information about the purpose of the processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period, the existence of the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of personal data or of objection, the right to lodge a complaint and  the source of the data when not.
  • Your right of information includes the right to obtain a copy of your personal data. We generally provide data copies in electronic form unless you have indicated otherwise. The information is provided subject to the rights and freedoms of others who may be affected by the transmission of the data copy. In addition, the limitations on your right of information pursuant to Section 34 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz or BDSG) must be observed.
  • Under Article 16 GDPR, you may obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you or the completion of personal data we store about you.
  • Under Article 17 GDPR, you may obtain the erasure of personal data we store about you, unless the processing is required to exercise 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 defence of legal claims. The right of erasure is subject to certain restrictions under the requirements of Section 35 BDSG.
  • Under Article 18 GDPR, you may request the restriction of processing of your personal data where you contest the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure of the data and we no longer need the data but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR.
  • Under Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to obtain the personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or, where technically feasible, to request the transmission directly to another controller (right to portability). This right is subject to restrictions in Article 20(3) and (4) GDPR.
  • Under Article 7(3) GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This means that in the future we will no longer be allowed to continue the consent-based processing of this data.
  • Where your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data under Article 21 GDPR where there are grounds relating to your particular situation or because the objection is against the use of your data for direct marketing purposes. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without you having to indicate a particular situation. In the former case, namely an objection to the processing of your personal data based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, we are obliged to cease processing your data unless this processing is necessary on overriding, compelling and legitimate grounds or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. The right of objection is subject to the restrictions of Section 36 BDSG.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, simply send an e-mail to or write to our postal address given in section 1.

If you consider that our processing of your personal data infringes data protection laws, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR.
The competent authority at the registered office of adjuga is:

    Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg (LfDI BW)
    Königstraße 10 a
    70173 Stuttgart
    tel:.+49 711 615541 0

7. Data security
During your visit to our website, we employ the standard SSL procedure (secure socket layer) in combination with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. We also take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are constantly improved in line with technological developments.

8. Status and update of this information on data protection
This data protection declaration was last updated in September 2018. As we continue to develop and  update our website or as a result of changed statutory and/or regulatory provisions, it may become necessary to amend this information on data protection. You can access and print the respective updated information at any time from our website.