Data privacy statement

1. Name and contact details of the controller and the company data protection officer

This privacy statement applies to the data processing by:

Controller: Jan Peters, Sven Borowiak, Henning Kiss in partnership Peters Borowiak Kiss & Magnus (hereafter: PBKM), Neuer Wall 72, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
E-mail:, telephone: +49 (0)40 3741140, fax: +49 (0)40 37411414

The company data protection officer of PBKM is Mr. Tobias Mauß, firm: Mauß Datenschutz GmbH, Neuer Wall 10, 20354 Hamburg, tel.: +49 40 999 99 52-0, e-mail:

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the nature and purpose of its use

When you visit 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 will be collected without your further contribution and stored until its automated deletion:

- IP address of the requesting computer,
- date and time of access,
- name and URL of the retrieved file,
- website from which access is made (referrer URL),
- the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned is processed by us for the following purposes:
- To ensure a smooth connection of the website;
- to ensure comfortable use of our website;
- to evaluate the system security and stability as well as
- for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 subs. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the data collection purposes listed above. We will not use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you under any circumstances.

In addition, we also use cookies as well as analysis services when visiting our website. Further details can be found under no. 4 and 5 of this privacy policy.

3. Disclosure of data

A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties if:
- You have granted your explicit consent in the individual case, according to Art. 6 subs. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR,
- the disclosure is required pursuant to Art. 6 subs. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests, unless your interests, fundamental rights or fundamental freedoms, which require the protection of personal data, prevail,
- in the event that disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 subs. 1 s. 1 lit. subs. GDPR constitutes a legal obligation, as well as
- if disclosure is permitted by law and required for the settlement of contractual relationships with you, according to Art. 6 subs. 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that your browser automatically creates, and which are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, trojans or other malicious software.

Information is stored in the cookie, which is directly connected to the specific device used to visit our website. However, this does not mean that we obtain knowledge of your identity, directly.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our services more pleasant for you. In this regard, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after leaving our website.

In addition, to improve usability, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to take advantage of our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made, so you do not have to re-enter them.

On the other hand, we also use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our services (see no. 5). These cookies allow us to automatically recognize when you return to our website that you have already visited our website, previously. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests as well as the legitimate interests of third party pursuant to Art. 6 subs. 1 s. 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 so that you will always be notified before a new cookie is stored. However, disabling cookies completely may lead to the deactivation of certain features of our website.

5. Analytics-tools

On the legal grounds of Art. 6 subs. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR we are using the tracking measures listed below. By using those tracking measures, we want to safeguard a needs-based design and the continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our services for you. These interests shall be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned regulation.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories shall be derived from the corresponding tracking tools.

Google Analytics:

For the purpose of customizing and continually optimizing our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see no. 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

- browser type / version,
- used operating system,
- referrer URL (the previously visited page),
- host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
- time of server request,

are transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and needs-based website design. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data in the order. Under no circumstances will your IP address be connected to any other data provided by Google. The IP addresses are anonymized, so that an individual assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case not all features of this website may be used to their full extend.

In addition, you may prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

For more information on privacy matters related to Google Analytics, see the Google Analytics Help Center (

6. Rights of the data subject

You have the right:

- to request access to your personal data processed by us pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information about the processing purposes, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right to complain, the source of your data, if not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, where appropriate, meaningful information about its details;
- to demand without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data or the completion of your personal data stored by us pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;
- to demand without undue delay the erasure of your personal data held by us, in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for the compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of the public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
- to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, as far as the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, but you oppose to its erasure, we no longer need the data, but you require the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
- to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller without hinderance pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR;
- pursuant to Art. 7 subs. 3 GDPR, to withdraw your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and
- to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our company headquarters.

7. Right to object

If your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 subs. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object against the processing of your personal data at any time in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this action related to your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying any particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right to withdraw or object, please send an e-mail to the company data protection officer mentioned above under

8. Data security

We use the Transport Layer Security method on our website, more commonly known as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), as a hybrid encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the Internet, coupled with the highest level of security supported by your browser. In general, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v3 technology, instead. Whether a single (sub-) page of our website is encrypted is indicated by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser.

In addition, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in compliance with technological developments.

9. Current status and changes to this privacy statement

This privacy statement is currently valid and was last updated in May 2018.

As a result of the further development of our website and the services offered or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this privacy statement in the future. The current privacy statement can always be retrieved and printed from our website at

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