Data Protection Statement

Data Protection Statement by LST Lenz Schuhmacher Tap Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB:

1. Name and Contact Details of those responsible for the management of this data protection policy

This data protection information refers to data processing by

LST Schuhmacher & Partner Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Bonner Str. 172 – 176, 50968 Köln

Telephone: +49 221 13 08 16 0

Telefax: +49 221 13 08 16 220

E-mail: mail(at)

Further legal information related to LST Lenz Schuhmacher Tap Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB – hereinafter: LST – can be found under our legal notice at

LST Schuhmacher & Partner Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB’s data protection appointee can be contacted at the above address and mail(at)

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the manner and reason for their use.

a) Use of our website

When you visit our website,, data is automatically sent to our website’s server via the browser you use on your device. This information, which is collected and processed by our internet provider, relates to how a user has accessed our website, the user’s IP address, the time and length of the visit to our website, the user’s operating system, the user’s browser and the user’s navigation through our website’s pages. This data is gathered purely for statistical purposes. It is temporarily stored on a so-called log file. The following information is gathered without any action on your part and stored until they are automatically deleted:

The IP address of the accessing computer,
The date, time and length of the visit,
The names and URLs of the accessed files,
The website from which the visit originated (Referrer-URL),
Your computer’s browser and potentially the operating system used as well as the name of your access provider.
The data listed above is processed by us for the following purposes:

To deliver the content on our website correctly,
To ensure optimisation of our internet offering,
To evaluate system security and stability and
other reasons.
The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest derives from the purposes of data collection as listed above. Under no circumstances do we gather data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you as an individual.

Furthermore, our website uses cookies. You can find further information regarding cookies under No. 4 of this data protection statement. Data protection Statement.

b) Use of our online contact form

In order to allow you make enquiries easily, we provide a contact form on our website. In order to avail of this feature, a valid e-mail address must be provided, in order for us to know from whom the enquiry has come and to enable us to respond to it.  Further information can be provided voluntarily.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is conducted in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your freely given consent.

The personal data gathered by us in order for you to use our website is automatically deleted once your enquiry has been processed.

c) Use of the integrated map and navigation facilities

Insofar as visitors of our website avail of the integrated map and navigation facilities provided thereon, data related to individual route planning is transmitted to the third party, Google Inc. As such, Google Inc.’s data protection policy applies to the use of this service.

3. Distribution of Data

Your personal data is not shared with third parties unless for the purposes listed below.

We only share your personal data with third parties if

you have freely given your explicit consent under Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR.
such data sharing is necessary under Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR for the enforcement, practice or defence of legal claims and there is no cause to assume that you have an overriding interest in the data not being shared.
in case of legal or statutory obligation for the sharing of the data under Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. c GDPR, or
it is legally permissible and necessary in order to process contractual relationships with you under Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR.

4. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that are generated automatically by your internet browser when you visit our website and which are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.). Cookies do not damage your device and do not contain viruses, trojans or any other malware.

Information related to your specific device is saved in the cookie. This does not mean, however, that we have immediate knowledge of your identity by means of this information.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves for us to be able to optimise our online offering for you. For example, we implement so-called session cookies in order to determine that you have visited individual pages on our website before. These session cookies are automatically deleted once you leave our website.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies in order to optimise the user-friendliness of our website, which are saved to your device for a specific length of time. Should you visit our website again at a later date in order to avail of our services, this allows us to recognise that you have visited our website before as well as which settings and entries you made, in order for you not to have to reenter these.

Furthermore, we use cookies in order to gather statistics on the usage of our website and in order to evaluate the optimisation of our online offering to you (see No. 2). These cookies allow us to automatically recognise your previous visit to our website when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a respectively defined time period.

The data processed via cookies is necessary for the purposes named above to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S. lit. f. GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser to stop cookies being saved to your device or to receive a message whenever a new cookie is about to be saved. Please be advised, however, that deactivating cookies completely may mean you cannot use all functions on our website.

5. Rights of the data subject

You have the right:

to request information about your stored personal data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information about processing purposes, the category of personal data, the category of recipients who have access to the data, the planned length of data storage, the right to correction, deletion, limitation of data processing or objection, the right to complain, the source of the data insofar as this was not gathered by us, as well as the right to information concerning automated decision-making including profiling and potentially meaningful information in detail;
to the immediate correction or completion of your personal data as held by us in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;
to request to have your personal data as held by us deleted in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, insofar as its processing is not required for the purpose of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with legal obligations, for reasons of public interest or for the enforcement, practice or defence of legal claims;
to request restricted processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR insofar as the correctness of the data is disputed by you, the processing thereof is unlawful, but you do not wish the data to be deleted, we no longer require the data, you however do for the enforcement, practice or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing of your data on the basis of Art. 21 GDPR;
to receive your personal data as provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to be transferred to another responsible party in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR;
to revoke your consent with regard to the collection, processing and use of personal data at any time effective for the future. with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR and
to file a complaint with the competent local supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. Generally, such appeal may be directed at the relevant authority in your location or workplace or that of our law firm.

6. Right to object

Insofar as your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right as per Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your data in as far as your specific situation demands it or the objection relates to direct marketing. In the latter case you have a general right to object which may be transposed by us without the need for a specific situation.

Should you wish to avail of your right to revocation or objection an e-mail to mail(a) is sufficient.

7. Data security

We use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data stored by us against manipulation, partial or complete loss and against unauthorised access by third parties at all times. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

8. Validity and Amendments to this Data Protection Statement

This data protection statement is current as of 25. May 2018.

It may become necessary to amend this data protection statement due to development of our website and its offerings or due to changes required by the authorities or the law. The current data protection statement can be seen and printed at any time under