We, Lawentus Rechtsanwälte Rückert Leicht Partnerschaft mbB (“Lawentus/we”), appreciate your visit to our website and your interest in our law firm. In the following provisions, we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of your personal data on this website. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes in particular your name, address and e-mail address.

  1. Provider

The website provider and the responsible party in terms of data protection law is

Lawentus Rechtsanwälte Rückert Leicht Partnership mbB

Steinhöft 11
20459 Hamburg

Authorized partners: Dr. Tilman Rückert and Dr. Steffen Leicht, maître en droit

Phone: +49 40 3410762-0

  1. Data processing to enable website use

Every time you access content on our website, connection data is transmitted to our web server. This connection data includes:

  • the IP address (Internet Protocol address) of the respective user,
  • the date and time of the request
  • the referrer URL,
  • device numbers such as UDID (Unique Device Identifier) and
  • comparable device numbers, device information (e.g., the type of device) as well as
  • the type of browser type / browser version.

This connection data is not used to draw conclusions about the person of the user or merged with data from other data sources but is only used to provide the website itself. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.

  1. Social media appearances
  • Links to social networks

Our website contains links to social networks (LinkedIn). These social networks are operated exclusively by third parties. If you follow the links, the respective social media providers may process your personal data. Please refer to the respective provider’s data protection information in this regard.

  • Data processing by Lawentus and legal basis

Our social media sites and links to third-party providers (LinkedIn) serve the purpose of informing you about Lawentus and new developments and services provided by us. Depending on the offer of the respective provider, you may have the opportunity to interact in different ways (commenting, recommending, etc.), e.g., in connection with our social media presence. The users’ interaction is an important criterion for us to conduct targeted marketing. For example, we can determine which posts are preferred by the respective users. Therefore, the statistics determined by the respective providers are also used by us for our own purposes in this regard. As far as we process users’ personal data, the legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest in this context stems from, in particular (but not limited to) targeted information / advertising. You will be informed separately by the respective providers about the legal basis upon which they process your personal data for their respective own purposes.

  • Joint responsibility

In individual cases, together with the social media providers, we are jointly responsible for the processing of your personal data. In this case, you can generally assert your rights (see section 8) both against us and against the social media provider. However, the social media provider serves as the first point of contact.

We concluded a joint responsibility agreement with LinkedIn Ireland in relation to so-called “page insights”. With these page insights, LinkedIn Ireland does not provide us with your personal data per se, but rather with your aggregated personal data. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual users referring to the Page Insights pieces of information. For more details regarding Page Insights and our agreement with LinkedIn Ireland, please refer to the following link:

Please note that social media providers also process your data outside the EU/EEA. According to a recent ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the United States do not provide an adequate level of data protection, thereby posing a legal risk to your personal data’s protection. For example, under certain conditions, your data may be processed by US authorities for controlling and monitoring purposes.

Regarding the storage period of the personal data we process from you for our own purposes, please refer to our explanations under section 6. For the rest, please refer to the respective media provider’s data protection provisions.

  1. Data transfer

We only disclose your personal data to third parties or other recipients if this is necessary for the provision of services, you have given your consent, there is a legal obligation to do so, or personal data’s disclosure is permitted on another legal basis. Where necessary, we have concluded Agreements on Commissioned Processing (Auftragsdatenverarbeitungsverträge) with the respective recipients of your personal data, such as technical service providers, on commissioned processing in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.

  1. Data transfer to countries outside the EU

As a rule, we do not transfer your data to recipients outside the EU. However, if it is necessary for our purposes, we will only transfer your data if it is ensured that the recipient of the data guarantees an appropriate level of data protection and no other interests worthy of protection speak against the transfer of data.

  1. Duration for which personal data is stored / criteria for determining such duration of storage

Your personal data will be stored by us for as long as it is necessary for the aforementioned purposes of processing or, in the event of an objection, for as long as there are no compelling reasons worthy of protection on the part of Lawentus. However, in certain cases, e.g., if there is a legal obligation to retain data, your personal data will not be deleted immediately but will first be blocked.

  1. Security measures to protect your personal data

To protect your personal data on this website, we use a secure online transmission method known as “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) transmission. You can recognize this by the fact that a closed padlock symbol is displayed at the address component https://. By clicking on the symbol, you will receive information about the SSL certificate used. The display of the symbol depends on the browser version you use. SSL encryption ensures the encrypted and complete transmission of your personal data.

  1. Your rights

Within the framework of the legal requirements, you are generally entitled to the following pieces information from Lawentus:

  • Confirmation as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed by Lawentus,
  • Information about this personal data and the circumstances of the processing,
  • Correction of personal data, insofar as this personal data is incorrect,
  • Deletion of this personal data, insofar as there is no justification for the processing and there is no (longer) an obligation to retain the personal data,
  • Restrictions of processing in special cases determined by law,
  • Objection in the case of data processing based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR and
  • Transfer of your personal data – insofar as you have provided it – to you or a third party in a structured, common, and machine-readable format.

Please send us your specific request pertaining to your personal data in writing or by e-mail, clearly identifying your personal details:

Lawentus Rechtsanwälte Rückert Leicht Partnerschaft mbB
Steinhöft 11
20459 Hamburg

Authorized partners: Dr. Tilman Rückert and Dr. Steffen Leicht, maître en droit

Phone: +49 40 3410762-0

Insofar as we process your personal data in joint responsibility within the meaning of Art. 26 DSGVO together with third parties, the third party is mainly responsible for the exercise of all the aforementioned subjective rights pertaining to your personal data. However, you are free to assert your rights against us as well.

Finally, we would like to inform you of your right to file an official complaint with the supervisory authority (Aufsichtsbehörde).

  1. No automated individual decision-making

We do not use your personal data for automated individual decisions.

  1. Amendments of the data protection declaration

New legal requirements, business decisions or technical developments may require amendments of our data protection declaration. The data protection declaration will then be adapted accordingly. You will always find the latest version on our website.