Data protection Statement as per
§ 13 Para. 1 German Telemedia Act

Thank you for your interest in our services and for visiting our website.
We appreciate your interest in our company and your visit to our website. Data privacy and security in the use of our website are very important for us. We therefore like to inform you which kind of personal data is collected while visiting our website and for what kind of purposes it is used.

This Data protection Statement can be downloaded, saved and printed at any time under the URL https://www.kinast-partner.com/privacy-policy. Since statutory changes and changes to our internal company processes could require adjustments to this Data protection Statement, we ask that you please read through this Statement on a regular basis.

1. Scope

This Data protection Statement applies to the web pages of Kinast & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Hohenzollernring 54, 50672 Cologne, Germany, which can be accessed through the websites found under the domain “kinast-partner.com” (hereinafter: “our website”).

2. What is personal data?

Personal data is any data that can be used to learn personal or material information about you (e.g. name, address, phone number, birth date or email address). Information that cannot be used to identify you (or only with unreasonable effort), for instance anonymized information, is not considered personal data.

3. What personal data do we collect and process?

You can use most of our website without providing any personal data. If you take advantage of the opportunity to submit an inquiry via our contact form (accessible at any time under https://www.kinast-partner.com/contact/), we will ask for your name and your email address. In addition, we will ask about the services you intend to use and your professional field. You are free to decide whether or not you will provide us with this data. However, without this information we may not be able to fulfill your contact request and/or offer the desired services, or may only be able to do so to a limited extent. Any additional information in the contact form is provided voluntarily at your own discretion.

4. How do we use your data?

We exclusively use your personal data for the purpose of offering you comprehensive services through our website, or – if you use our contact form – to fulfill requests made via the contact form and/or to provide requested information. No further usage of your personal data will take place. Your personal data will not be
shared with third parties or used for advertising purposes.

5. Anonymous usage data/usage of cookies

We do not create user profiles. Information from your visit to our website is stored on our servers only in anonymous form in order to support our various services, or for evaluation purposes. This general information is recorded for example when and which information you read or which pages are visited most frequently.
For these purposes, we use “cookies” (small text files containing configuration information). The cookies are used in particular in order to collect information about the frequency of use and the number of users on our websites. That way we can know which areas of our websites our users visit and how often corresponding sites are viewed.
However no one will be able to determine your identity. All this anonymously collected information will not be merged with your personal information (see section No.3 of this Privacy Policy) and will be deleted immediately after the statistical evaluation.
The most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can deactivate the saving of cookies or set your browser to notify you before accepting cookies. Users that do not accept cookies may not be able to access certain areas of our site.

6. Security measures to protect the data we store

The personal data that you entrust to us via our website and in email correspondence with us is secure. We are committed to protecting your privacy and handling your personal data in a confidential manner. In order to prevent the loss or misuse of the data stored on our servers, we take extensive technical and operational security precautions that are regularly checked and adapted according to technological advances. However, please note that because of the nature of the internet, it is possible that other persons or institutions outside our scope of responsibility may fail to comply with data protection rules and the abovementioned security measures. In particular, unencrypted data – including data provided by email – may also be read by third parties. We do not have any technical means to prevent this. It is the user’s responsibility to protect the data that he or she provides against misuse, either by way of encryption or in some other manner.

7. Hyperlinks to outside websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to other providers’ websites. Clicking on these hyperlinks will take you from our website directly to the website of the other providers. This will be apparent from the change in URL, among other things. We cannot guarantee the confidential handling of your data on these third-party websites, since we have no influence over whether or not these companies comply with data protection provisions. Please obtain information directly from these websites about how the companies handle your personal data.

8. Information about your stored personal data/deletion

We only store the personal data that you provided us with for as long as is permissible by law. Upon request, we will gladly inform you what personal data we have stored with respect to you. If, despite our best efforts to obtain correct and current data, we have incorrect data on record, we will correct it without delay. If you wish to have your stored data deleted, we will also delete the data without delay upon request. If it is not possible to delete the data for legal reasons, the respective data will be blocked instead. However, please note that if we delete your data, we will no longer be able to provide you with the services described herein. In this case, please contact:

9. This Data Protection Statement shall be governed under German law only.

Kinast & Partner Rechtsanwälte
Venloer Straße 24
D-50672 Cologne, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)221 – 222 183 – 0
Fax: +49 (0)221 – 222 183 – 10
Email: mail@kinast-partner.de

Rev.: September 2014