Information on the processing of personal data on the Hengeler Mueller website

We are happy to welcome you as visitor to the website of Hengeler Mueller Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB and thank you for your interest in our law firm. During your visit to our website, your personal data is processed to a very limited extent. With this data protection information, we would like to inform you of the purposes of such data processing.

We take the confidentiality and the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, we process your personal data only to the extent permissible under statutory provisions, in particular, under the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz).

If you have any questions about this information notice or our policies regarding the processing of your personal data, you can always address any of the contact details below.

I.   Responsibilities and contact details

The data controller, i.e., the person responsible for processing your personal data is:
Hengeler Mueller
Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
Behrenstrasse 42
10117 Berlin
Germany

You can find a list of our partners here.

Our data protection officer who has been appointed for our lawyers and notaries is available by email at: datenschutzbeauftragter@hengeler.com

II.   Processing of personal data during your visit to our website

1.  General information
When you visit our website for information about our law firm and our expertise, we will only collect those personal data in log files that your browser communicates to our server.

This includes the type of web browser, the operating system being used, the domain name of your internet service provider, the IP address of the computer you are using, the web page you are visiting us from, the Hengeler Mueller web pages you are visiting and the date and duration of your visit. We require this information for technical purposes so that we can display our website to you and are able to guarantee its stability and safety. The legal basis is stipulated in Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. In this context, the data is analysed only for statistical purposes and only in a pseudonymised form. We will not disclose such data to third parties.

2.  Cookies
Furthermore, we use cookies in order to ensure functionality of our website (e.g. to enable using the back-function in your browser). Cookies are small text files that store information on the user behaviour when visiting a website and that are placed on the user's computer and held available for further visits to the website. These cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses.

We use the information contained in cookies to enable, analyse and improve the operation and use of our website and in order to ensure our IT security. The legal basis for the data processing is stipulated in Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

The information obtained through the use of cookies will not be linked to your IP address. No other personal data is collected.

You may also visit our website without cookies being used, provided that you have disabled the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. However, in doing so, you may not be able to use all functions of our website. You will find further information on cookies as well as on how to disable them on the website of the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) here.

3.   Online Job Portal
When using the job portal on our website, please also read the data protection notice regarding online applications.

II.  Erasure

We erase your personal data in the log files after a period of eight weeks, unless it is necessary to store the data for a longer period of time for the purposes indicated above. In this case, we erase your personal data once they are no longer required for the purposes indicated above and statutory retention periods, if any, have expired. Generally, we also delete session cookies at the end of the browsing session.

III.  Your rights

Subject to the statutory requirements, the fulfilment of which must be assessed on a case-by-case basis, you have the right to receive information about your personal data, to require rectification or erasure of your personal data or the restriction of the processing and to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (data portability).

Under the statutory requirement, the fulfilment of which must be assessed on a case-by-case basis, you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

Furthermore, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data.

IV.  Security

We employ technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data that we process.

V.  Amendments to this data protection information

This data protection declaration was last updated in May 2018. As we continue to develop and update our website or as a result of changed statutory and/or regulatory provisions, it may become necessary to amend this data protection information. You can access and print the respective updated data protection information at any time from our website.

VI.  Contact us

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data collected via our website, you can always contact our data protection officer at datenschutzbeauftragter@hengeler.com.