This data protection statement applies to the website of our law firm www.blueportlegal.com (the “Website“). We are very serious about protecting your personal data. We provide below an overview about how we assure this protection and which types of data are collected and used for which specific purpose. You will also find information about which rights you have as a so-called “data subject”.
The data controller for the processing of your personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is:
Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
von Appen, Jens und Soldner
Tel.: +49 (0)40 4191200-0
Telefax: +49 (0)40 4191200-29
If you have questions, complaints, requests for information or if you wish to enforce your rights related to our processing of your personal data, please feel free to contact us using the contact information set forth above.
You can visit our Website and obtain information without having to provide personal information. However, your browser sends information to the server for our Website when you visit our site. The IP address of the computer submitting the inquiry, the date and the time of access, the name and the URL of the accessed data file, the referrer URL as well as the used browser and potentially the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider are automatically stored. There is no automatic decision-making or so-called profiling on our site.
The processing takes place for the purpose of efficiently establishing the connection to our Website, comfortable use of the site as well as for the purpose of analyzing systems security and stability as well as for administrative purposes.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the purposes of collecting data set forth here. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your identity.
If you are interested in our legal services and contact us, we collect personal data only to the extent you provide such data. We use your email address only for the purpose of processing your request. Your data are subsequently erased unless you have consented to further processing and use. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR and Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from our business interest as well as the relationship and maintenance of the relationship with our client.
If you mandate us to represent your legal interests or if you use other services we provide, we process your basic data, i.e. your full name, your address and your contact information (including your email address), in order to properly prepare and perform our legal services. The mandate relationship is the legal basis for this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence1 lit. b) GDPR.
We do not distribute a regular newsletter. However, we try to keep our current and former clients informed from time to time about current events involving legal topics and matters which we believe might be interesting and important for the addressees. This is done by email and always upon taking into account our professional rules. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR (if a current mandate relationship still exists) as well as Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR, whereby the legitimate interest also results in this regard from having a good client relationship and maintaining that relationship as well as our business interests.
Personal data of applicants are processed exclusively in the context of the application process. If you actively send an application to us, we can assume that you agree to us processing your personal data in the course of the application process. The legal basis for this is, thus, your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. We delete the data of applicants three months after the application process has been concluded.
Your data are not disclosed to any third parties without your express consent. An exception exists only with regard to our service partners which we need, in order to process the contractual relationship. We make sure that they are chosen and monitored in accordance with the provisions in the law and that they also undertake to comply with the legal provisions on data protection. Your data are not otherwise disclosed. Your data are especially not transmitted to any country outside the EU.
We retain your data only so long as they are needed, and we subsequently completely delete the data. We regularly delete the data about the use of our Website on a monthly basis. The retention periods established by law for tax-relevant data and correspondence is six months to ten years. With regard to client-related documents and information in the physical files, we hold your data for ten years after the end of the mandate. Our standard practice is to delete these data at the end of the year in which the retention period ends.
The GDPR gives you especially the following rights as the so-called “data subject”:
Our homepage uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provider by Google. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” (small text data files) which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze how you use the Website. The information produced by the cookies concerning your use of this homepage (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to analyze your use of the Website, compile reports about Website activities for the operators of the homepage and render additional services related to use of the Website and the internet. Google also transmits this information to third parties as appropriate if this is required by law or to the extent third parties process the data at the instruction of Google. Google will not link your IP address with other data of Google under any circumstances. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software, but we wish to point out that in this situation you might not be able to fully use all functions of this Website. Upon using our homepage, you declare your consent to the processing by Google of the data collected about you in the above-described manner and for the above-described purpose.
The following social media plug-ins are integrated on our site: Facebook, Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn, Instagram. Upon activating the plug-in, i.e. upon clicking the respective button, your personal data may be transmitted from you to the respective provider of the social network.
User data can then also be transmitted to a foreign country and accordingly processed outside the territory of the European Union.
If you are logged in with your personal account in the respective network when visiting a social network, these networks can attribute the visit to our site to your user account. If you do not want the respective social network to be able to attribute the visit to our site to your personal account, please, log out of your personal account.
We have no influence on the collected data and data processing, nor do we know the full extent of how data are collected, the purposes of the processing as well as the storage periods. In addition to the data entered in the respective social network, additional information can also be processed by the provider of the social network, especially your IP address, the used browser and sometimes the operating system of your computer. We also have no information about the deletion of the collected data by the provider of the plug-in.
You can obtain additional information about the purpose and extent of the collection and processing of data by the plug-in provider from the data protection statements of these providers set forth below. You will also receive additional information about your corresponding rights and possibilities for settings to protect your privacy:
We wish to inform you that our Website contains additional links to external websites, whereby we have no influence on the processing of the data at those third party websites.
In light of the rapid development of the internet as well as due to potential adjustments in our processes, it can become necessary for us to revise and update this data protection statement to the most recent status from time to time. This current version has the status January 2021.