Owner Information

and privacy protection declaration

A. Owner information

I. Information according to § 5 TMG

Ihde & Partner Rechtsanwälte
Schoenhauser Allee 10-11
10119 Berlin

Tel:  (+49) (0)30 – 403680000
Fax: (+49) (0)30 – 403680099
E-Mail:  info[at]ihde.de

Registration court: Local Court Charlottenburg
Register number: PR 404B

VAT number: DE814638525

All lawyers working for “Ihde & Partner Rechtsanwälte” (Lawyers) are admitted to the bar in Germany.

The bar association responsible for the lawyers working in the Berlin office  is the Berlin bar association, Littenstrasse 9, 10179 Berlin, Tel.: +49 (0)30 3069310.

The bar association responsible for the lawyers working in the Cologne office, namely Gerd Schumacher and Michael Pflug, is the Cologne bar association, Riehler Strasse 30, 50668 Köln (Cologne), Tel.: +49 (0)221 9730100, Fax: +49 (0)221 973010-50.

The authoritative professional rules for lawyers are: Federal Lawyers’ Act (BRAO), Professional Code of Conduct (BORA), Regulations for Lawyers Specialized in Certain Areas of the Law (FAO), German Lawyers’ Fees Act (RVG), Federal Lawyers’ Fees Act (BRAGO), Professional Regulations for Lawyers in the European Union (CCBE Professional Rules). These rules are accessible online on the homepage of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers (BRAK) under the heading “Professional Regulations”: www.brak.de

Rainer Ihde is also admitted as a notary in the Federal Republic of Germany in the State of Berlin. The notary association responsible is: Berlin Notary Association, Littenstrasse 10, 10179 Berlin, Tel.: +49 (0)30 2462900. The authoritative professional regulations for notaries are: National Rules and Regulations for German Notaries (BNotO), Notarisation Act, Guidelines of the Berlin Notary Association, Official Regulations for Notaries (DONot), Scale of Costs (KostO), European Code of Professional Etiquette for Notaries. These regulations are accessible online on the homepage of the Federal Chamber of German Notaries under the heading “Professional Regulations”: www.bnotk.de

II. Professional indemnity insurance: 

HDI Versicherung AG, HDI-Platz 1, 30659 Hannover.

Area of Applicability: The professional indemnity insurance is applicable within Europe. Insurance protection does however not apply to third party liability requirements regarding chancelleries that were established and/or are operated in other countries. Moreover, activities in connection with the consultation and the engagement in non-European rights as well as in non-European courts are excluded.

III. Online Dispute Resolution

The European Commission is providing an online dispute resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/, which consumers can use to settle a dispute and where further information on dispute resolution can be found.

We are neither willing nor obliged to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration body.

IV. Communication via E-Mail

Communication via e-mail presents safety risks. For example, e-mails can be intercepted and read on the way to the employees of our law firm by experienced Internet users. If we receive an unencrypted e-mail from you which does not contain any references to a public encryption key, we will assume that we are also entitled to send an unencrypted reply by e-mail. We recommend as a matter of principle that messages be encrypted with well-established encryption standards (e.g. PGP).

B. Privacy declaration

The information in this declaration applies to the processing of personal data on or via our website and is intended in particular to inform you of the scope of processing, the purposes of processing, the recipients, legal bases, storage periods and your rights. Personal data are all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, i.e. a person (hereinafter also referred to as “data subject”), including for example your name, your address or your e-mail address. Processing” of personal data means in particular the collection, storage, use and transmission of such data.

I. Name and Address of the data controller

The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

Ihde & Partner Rechtsanwälte

Schönhauser Allee 10-11

10119 Berlin


Tel:  (+49) (0)30 – 403680000

Fax: (+49) (0)30 – 403680099

E-Mail: info@ihde.de

II. Contact data of the data protection officer

Ihde & Partner Rechtsanwälte

Data protection officer

Schönhauser Allee 10-11

10119 Berlin

E-Mail: datenschutz@ihde.de

III. General information data processing

1. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

If processing of data is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

2. Data deletion and storage time

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or processing restricted as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. In certain cases, data can be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the data controller is subject.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and extent of data processing

Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.).

The following data is collected:

– IP address of the accessing device

– Referrer URL (before visited website)

– Requested website or file

– Information about the browser type and version used

– The operating system of the accessing device

– Type of device used

– Date and time of access

The data is also stored in the log files of our system, whereby the IP address and the host name of the calling device are anonymized. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Legal basis for data processing

Legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s device. For this the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

In addition, the data serves us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

The data is stored in log files to ensure and improve the functionality of the website and for statistical evaluations.

Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes.

4. Storage time

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

If the data is stored in log files, this will happen after six weeks at the latest.

V. Session Cookies


1. Description and extent of data processing

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk and assigned to the browser you use and through which certain information flows to the site that sets the cookie.

We use so-called session cookies on our websites. The purpose of these cookies is to identify your device during a visit to our website and to determine the end of your visit. These cookies store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website during a browser session.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The session cookies serve us to make our Internet presence more user-friendly. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

4. Storage time and possibility of opposition and elimination

Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser or otherwise end your browser session.

Cookies are stored on your device and transmitted to our site. You therefore have the option of deactivating, restricting or deleting the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your browser. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website in full.

VII. Contacting us by e-mail or phone


1. Description and extent of data processing

It is possible to contact us via the e-mail addresses provided on our website. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored, including the content of the messages transmitted.

You can also contact us via the phone numbers provided. If you contact us by phone, we generally collect the data that you provide to us or that is automatically transmitted with your call. This includes your name, your request and your phone number.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of contacting us by e-mail or telephone is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the aim of the contact approach is to conclude a contract or if the contact is made within the framework of an existing contractual relationship, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of personal data serves us to process the establishment of the contact. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

4. Storage time

Personal data sent by e-mail or transmitted to us by telephone will generally be deleted within a period of three years from the end of the conversation. The conversation is usually terminated when the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been finally clarified. If contact is established within the framework of a contractual relationship, in particular a client relationship, or if such a relationship is initiated, the storage period shall be based on the respective contract.

In the event of rejection, applicant data will generally be deleted no later than three months after notification of the rejection to the applicant. A longer storage takes place only if you have given us your consent.

If data arises in the course of communication, the storage or storage of which we are obliged to store due to tax, commercial law or other regulations, deletion will only take place after expiry of the respective statutory retention or storage periods. The legal basis for this storage is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

VII. Google Maps


1. Extent of processing personal data

We use Google Maps on our website to display our location. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). When you visit our contact page, which includes Google Maps, Google places a cookie on your device to process user settings and data for display on Google Maps when you view the page and the associated Google Maps features.

Furthermore, by using Google Maps, information about the use of this website including your IP address and the (start)address entered in the route planner function can be transmitted to Google in the USA. When you visit our contact page, which contains Google Maps, your browser connects directly to Google’s servers. The map content is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the website. To the best of our knowledge, Google will collect the following data in this context:

The date and time of the visit to the website concerned,

Internet address or URL of the called website,

IP address, (start) address entered during route planning.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for processing users’ personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

We use Google Maps to show our location. Our legitimate interest in the processing of the data also lies in this purpose.

4. Duration of storage and possibility of objection

Cookies are stored on the user’s device and transmitted by the user to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website in full.

If you do not want Google to collect, process or use data about you via our website using Google Maps, you can deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, however, you cannot use the map display.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Google data protection information


5. Recipient of the data and transfer to a third country

The recipient of the data is Google. For the cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, a transfer to Google as a third country within the meaning of the GDPR is permissible according to Art. 44, 45 GDPR, as an appropriate level of data protection law protection is given for the USA in relation to this company.

On the basis of Art. 25 para. 6 EU-Privacy-Directive(1995), the EU Commission has issued an adequacy decision in the form of the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield. The EU-US Privacy Shield is an intergovernmental agreement between the United States and the European Union. This agreement regulates the protection of personal data transferred from a member state of the European Union to the USA. A self-certification procedure by the companies under the supervision of the US authorities ensures that only companies that respect data protection equivalent to that of the EU process personal data from the EU in the USA. Google has certified itself according to the requirements of the EU-US Privacy Shield. This ensures an adequate level of protection for the named recipient despite the lack of an adequacy resolution by the EU Commission within the meaning of Art. 45 GDPR. The current certifications can be viewed here:


VIII. Categories of recipients of personal data

For the provision of our website and the offered contact possibilities, we make use of other service providers, including host providers and e-mail providers, each based in the European Union, who process the data stored by them exclusively on our behalf as processors according to Art. 28 GDPR.

IX. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data are processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights against the controller (in the case of the fulfilment of further conditions regulated in the relevant regulations, if applicable):

 The right of access according to Art. 15 GDPR

 The right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR

 The right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) according to Art. 17 GDPR

 The right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR

 The right to a notification according to Art. 19 GDPR

 The right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR

 The right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR

 The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing according to Art. 22 GDPR

 The right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data according to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR

To assert these rights, please contact our data protection officer at the aforementioned address.

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you are staying, working or suspected of infringing, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.

C. Webdesign und realization

Loehn Studios

Majakowskiring 55A

13156 Berlin


Phone: +01511 5600607