Privacy policy

Who is responsible?

The Controller in the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“; Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, DSGVO) Rechtsanwalt Eike Fietz, Rosenheimer Platz 6, D-81669 Munich, Germany (hereinafter “we“, “us“, “Controller“).  If you have any queries regarding data protection in relation to our website ( or the services offered therein, or have a request for any information in relation to how we treat personal data, please contact us at

What is the purpose and legal basis of processing personal data?

  • We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR and the German Data Protection Act.
  • We process personal data for the purpose of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR, in particular to enforce legal claims, including debt collection and defense in the event of legal disputes, and for the purpose of creating statistics to improve our services.
  • We process personal data based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. GDPR for specific purposes such as: personalized use of the website, to support processes relating to the usage of the website, and for analytical purposes, so that we can optimize your experience and offers for you.

What personal data do we collect when you visit our website?

When you only visit our website without actively transmitting personal data to us, we collect the following personal data, which your browser transmits to our server and which is necessary for us to properly display our website on your device and to ensure its stability and security:

  • IP-address
  • date and time
  • time difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • content of request
  • HTTP-Status Code
  • amount of data transmitted;
  • browser
  • language and version of the browser software
  • user-agent
  • operating system of device in use

In addition to the above mentioned data, when you use our website, cookies are placed on your computer‘s hard drive to the extent of your consent given via the cookie-banner, which is displayed when visiting our website. Cookies are small files that provide certain information to us and certain third parties. Cookies serve the purpose of making our website services function, more user friendly, more effective, tailored to your needs, help us analyze website usage, etc.

For further information on cookies used by our website, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

When you contact us

When you contact us by e-mail or phone, the data you provide will be processed by us to fulfill your request; depending on your request this could include: your e-mail address, name, region, telephone number, postal code, information on legal matters and/or any other personal data related to your request. We delete the related personal data after it is no longer necessary to fulfill your request and limit processing of your data in strict compliance with legal requirements, unless you provide consent for us to process the personal data you provided fur further purposes. The legal basis for this processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a, lit. b, lit. c and/or lit. f. GDPR, depending on the subject of your request.

When you post comments

When you post a comment on our website, it may be a consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that you don’t have to re-enter all this information when you post another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third party tracking services and record your interaction with this embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into this website.

How is data transferred to third parties?

In the context of the data processing above and the legal bases in the given case (legitimate interests, consent, or legal obligations), your data may be passed on to the following categories of recipients:

  • service providers, e.g. for the provision of the website
  • state authorities, agencies and bodies, e.g. based on entry requirements or police activities and investigations

Specifically, comments you may have made on our website could be examined by an automated service for spam detection.

Personal data may be transmitted to the above third parties, who may be located in countries outside of the EU/the EEA. For your protection and the protection of your personal data, appropriate safeguards are provided for such data transmissions as per and in accordance with legal requirements. If there is no specific legal framework for such transmissions or such transmissions are carried out to a country, for which the EU Commission has not issued an adequacy decision, we incorporate EU standard contractual clauses.

How long do we store personal data?

Your personal data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes stated above. However, if necessary, we must continue to store your data until retention periods and deadlines expire, set by the legislator or supervisory authorities. We may also retain your data until the statutory limitation periods have expired, if this is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. After that, the relevant data is routinely deleted.

When you post a comment, it is saved indefinitely, including metadata. This way we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

Your rights

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  • Right to information, Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to rectification, Art. 16 GDPR
  • Right to deletion (right to be forgotten), Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restrict processing, Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to data portability, Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to object, Art. 21 GDPR

Any consent given to us can be withdrawn at any time. This also applies if you wish to withdraw consent given to us before the GDPR came into force. Withdrawal of consent has effect for the future only and does not affect the lawfulness of data processed until the withdrawal.

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data based on the balancing of interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR. If you object, we will no longer process the personal data that relates to you, unless compelling legitimate grounds for the processing exists which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or in the case that processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

Specifically, if you have posted a comment, you can request that we export your personal data, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.

To exercise your rights, please email us at Please provide the following details so that we can identify you:

  • Name
  • Postal address
  • Email address

In order to enable us to process your request and for identification purposes, please note that we will use this data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. The relevant supervisory authority for us is:

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (BayLDA)
Promenade 18
91522 Ansbach

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