Privacy

Below we inform you on how we treat your personal data when you visit this website or post a comment on the comp/lex blog. Here we explain what information is collected, the purpose for such, and the extent to which that information is available to third parties.

When you visit this website

The data sent by your web browser to the server is automatically recorded and stored in the statistics of the server on which the website (including the comp/lex blog) is hosted. This contains information about:

  • the Browser (type and version) you are using
  • the operating system you are using
  • The “referrer URL” (the websites from which you have reached this site)
  • the hostname of your computer and the time of the server request

Under normal circumstances, this data cannot be assigned to specific individuals, including you. Moreover, this data is neither compared nor merged with other data. Data is regularly deleted after being statistically analyzed (using Piwik, see below).

Cookies

This website uses “cookies” at some locations. Cookies are (very) small text files that are stored by your browser and serve to make use of the website easier, more effective and safer. Cookies set on your computer do no harm, do not contain viruses and take minimum storage space. You can disable cookies in your browser, however this will disable you from using some functions of this website.

Contact

When you contact us, for example, using the contact form or email), user information is saved so that we can process the request and address any follow-up questions that might arise.

Contact via E-mail

If you contact us directly by e-mail or tell us your e-mail address in our contact form, you agree that we communicate by e-mail with you. You are aware of the associated security risks: e-mails are easy to fake, and they can be easily “intercepted” because of their unencrypted transmission. On request we are able to communicate with you via PGP encrypted e-mails. In this case, you are aware that encryption only encapsulates the content of the messages, but not the subject line and the metadata (such as sender and addressee).

Contact via Telegram

All our lawyers are able to communicate with you via the online messaging service Telegram. Communication via Telegram is fully encrypted, including all metadata. You can therefore contact us by telegram without a third party being aware of this.

Secure Document Submission via Upload Link

Via the service Seafile installed on our firm’s server, you have the possibility to submit documents or other data to us via an upload link dedicated to you. You will receive the upload link from us by e-mail or, if you wish to remain anonymous, via Telegram. The transmission is made online via a secured (HTTPS) connection in order to prevent third party access to your data. Our firm’s server is located on premise. We also make sure that the server provider does not have access to the data stored in Seafile.

Storage of IP Addresses

When you contact us via our contact form, your IP addresses are stored. This is done for our security and enables us to pursue the source of illegal messages (insults, banned political propaganda, obvious violation of intellectual property rights, etc.).

Piwik

This website uses Piwik, an open source software for statistical analysis of access data. Piwik uses. “Cookies” (see above). The information generated by the cookie on your use of the website is stored on this website’s server in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before storage. Users may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser software; but we point out that this may prevent them from using all features of this website.

Right to information

If you have further questions about how your data is handled, please contact us – you can find our contact details here.

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