Data Privacy Notice
Thank you for your interest in our law firm. We place particular importance on data privacy. Our website www.lexdellmeier.com can in most cases be used without disclosing personal data. However, if you decide to make use of the special services provided by our law firm via our website now or in the future, you may be required to provide personal data.
We process all personal data, such as name, address, email address and phone number, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in compliance with the country-specific data privacy regulations applicable to our law firm. The purpose of this data privacy notice is to provide you with information regarding the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. You will also find information on your rights pertaining to personal data.
We have a number of technical and organizational measures in place at our law firm to ensure the most complete possible protection of all personal data processed via this website. Despite these efforts, there is always the possibility on security gaps in online data transmission, making it impossible to guarantee absolute protection. For that reason, you may choose to transmit your personal data to us by alternative means such as by phone.
1. Name and contact details of the data privacy officer and the person(s) responsible for processing data
Our law firm currently employs less than 10 people. We are therefore not under obligation to employ a data privacy officer. However, we have chosen to do so in the general interest of our clients and to in compliance with our duty to inform.
This data privacy notice applies to data processing conducted by:
Person responsible: Alexandra Dellmeier, Attorney at Law, LexDellmeier Law Firm, Nymphenburger Str. 23, D-80335 Munich, Germany
- phone: +49 (0)89 – 55 87 987 – 0 - fax: +49 (0)89 – 5587 987 – 20
2. Collection and storage of personal data; nature and purpose of use
a) When visiting our website
Each time you visit our website www.lexdellmeier.com, your browser automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected without your active participation and then stored until it is automatically deleted:
- IP address of the computer accessing the site
- Date and time of access
- Name and URL of the retrieved file
- Website from which access is being made (referrer URL)
- The browser used and, if applicable, your computer’s operating system as well as the name of your access provider
We process the above data for the following purposes:
- to ensure smooth connection to the website
- to guarantee convenient use of our website
- to analyze system security and stability
- for other administrative purposes
b) When registering for our newsletter
If you give of your express consent pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1(a) GDPR, we will use your email address to regularly send you our newsletter. Providing your email address is sufficient to receive our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time, e.g. via the link provided at the bottom of each newsletter. You can also email your request to unsubscribe to
at any time.
c) When using our contact form
You can contact us using the form provided on our website should you have any questions. You will need to provide a valid email address so that we know who sent the inquiry and can get back to you. You will have the option to voluntarily provide additional information as well. This data will be processed in compliance with art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1(a) GDPR for the purpose of contacting you on the basis of your voluntary consent. The personal data that you provide within the context of using our contact form will be automatically deleted once we have processed your inquiry.
3. Data disclosure
Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for any purpose other than those listed below.
We shall only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
- you have given your express consent pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1(a) GDPR
- the disclosure of such data pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1(f) GDPR is necessary in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and we have no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data
- we are under obligation by law to disclose such information pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1(c) GDPR, or
- discloser is legally permissible and necessary in order to execute any contractual relationships with you pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1(b) GDPR.
Cookies store information in connection with your specific device. This, however, does not mean that we are immediately made aware of your identity.
We also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time in order to optimize user-friendliness. The next time you visit our website to use our services, the site automatically recognizes that you have been there before and recalls any data you have provided or settings so that you do not have to enter them again.
The data processed by cookies is required for the purposes above in order to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1(f) GDPR. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or so that a notification appears before a new cookie is created. Please note, however, that complete deactivation of cookies may prevent you from being able to use all the features of our website.
5. Analytics tools
a) Tracking tools
We use and carry out the tracking measures listed below in compliance with art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1(f) GDPR. We use these tracking measures to make sure our website is structured to meet your requirements and is continually optimized. We also employ tracking measures to record statistics regarding the use of our website and to evaluate this data in order to optimize our offer for you. These are legitimate interests within the meaning of the aforementioned regulation.
Data processing purposes and data categories vary depending on the tracking tool used.
i) Google Analytics
In order to make sure our website is structured to your needs and for the purpose of ongoing optimization, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.com/about) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies (see section 4) are used in this context. Information generated by cookies regarding your use of our website such as
- browser type/version
- operating system used
- referrer URL (site previously visited)
- host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
- time of server request
are transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. This information is used to evaluate the use of our website, compile reports on website activity and provide further services associated with the use of our website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and structuring our site to meet your demands. This data may also be transferred to third parties to the extent required by law or if third parties have been commissioned to process this data. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other data. IP addresses are anonymized, making association impossible (IP masking).
Instead of using the browser add-on, especially for the browser on your mobile device, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. This will set an opt-out cookie to prevent future collection of your data when you visit our website. This opt-out cookie will only be valid for that browser and only for our website and will be stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in your browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
Further information on data privacy in connection with Google Analytics can be found on the Google Analytics Help site (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).
ii) Google Adwords conversion tracking
We also use Google conversion tracking to statistically record and evaluate the use of our website so that we can optimize it for you. Google Adwords sets a cookie (see section 4) on your computer if you have accessed our website via a Google ad.
These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of an Adwords customer’s website and this cookie has not yet expired, both Google and the customer will be able recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to that page.
Each Adwords customer is assigned their own cookie. That makes it impossible to track cookies via the websites of Adwords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers see the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were redirected to a site that is linked to a conversion tracking tag. They do not, however, receive any information that personally identifies users.
6. Social media plugins
We use social media plugins from the social networks Facebook, Twitter, XING and LinkedIn on our website pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1(f) GDPR in order to raise awareness of our law firm. The intention to advertise associated with this is a legitimate interest within the meaning of GDPR. Guaranteeing compliance with data privacy regulations is the responsibility of the respective provider. We use to the two-click method to integrate these plugins, providing visitors to our website the best possible protection.
Our website uses social media plugins from Facebook to personalize the use of the site by featuring the “LIKE” and “SHARE” buttons. This is an offer provided by Facebook.
When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook server. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the website. These plugins inform Facebook that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged onto Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the US and stored there.
If you are logged onto Facebook, Facebook can directly associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. This information is also published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.
Facebook may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and structuring Facebook pages to better meet user demands. To this end, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website in connection with Facebook ads, to notify other Facebook users about your activity on our site and to provide other services associated with the use of Facebook.
If you do not want Facebook to associate the information collected through our website with your Facebook account, you need to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
The purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of your data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Facebook’s data policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).
Our website contains plugins from Twitter Inc. (Twitter). You will recognize the Twitter plugins (tweet button) by the Twitter logo on our site. An overview of tweet buttons can be found here (https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons).
When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter receives the information that you have visited our site along with your IP address. If you click the Twitter “tweet” button while logged onto your Twitter account, you can link the contents of our site on your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to associate your visit to our website with your user account. Please note that, as the provider of this website, we are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter.
If you do not want Twitter to associate your visit to our site with your account, please log out of your Twitter account.
Our website also uses plugins from XING, operated by XING SE, 1601 Dammtorstraße 30, D-201354 Hamburg, Germany (“XING”). These plug-ins bear a XING logo, e.g. a stylized X.
If you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the XING server. The content of the plugin is transmitted by XING directly to your browser and integrated into the page. This plugin informs XING that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a XING account or are not currently logged onto XING.
This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a XING server in Germany and stored there. If you are logged onto XING, XING can directly associate your visit to our website with your XING account. If you interact with the plugins, this information is also transmitted directly to a XING server and stored there.
The information is also published on your XING account and displayed to your contacts there.
If you do not want XING to associate the information collected through our website with your XING account, you need to log out of XING before visiting our website
Our website uses plugins from LinkedIn, operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plac, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”). These plugins bear a LinkedIn logo, e.g. the abbreviation “in.”
If you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the LinkedIn server. The content of the plugin is transmitted by LinkedIn directly to your browser and integrated into the page. This plugin informs LinkedIn that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a LinkedIn account or are not currently logged onto LinkedIn.
This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a LinkedIn server in Ireland and/or the US and stored there. If you are logged onto LinkedIn, LinkedIn can directly associate your visit to our website with your LinkedIn account. If you interact with the plugins, this information is also transmitted directly to a LinkedIn server and stored there.
The information is also published on your LinkedIn account and displayed to your contacts there.
If you do not want LinkedIn to associate the information collected through our website with your LinkedIn account, you need to log out of LinkedIn before visiting our website
7. Your rights
You have the right:
- to request information about your personal data processed by us pursuant to art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may obtain information regarding the reason for processing, type of personal data, categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, planned storage period, any rights to correct, delete or limit processing or oppose the processing of your data, any rights of appeal, the origin of your data (unless it was collected by us) and any automated processes, including profiling and, where applicable, informative particulars regarding the details of any profiling activities;
- pursuant to art. 16 GDPR, to demand without delay the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
- to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us pursuant to art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing of that data is necessary within the context of the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
- pursuant to art. 18 GDPR, to limit the processing of your personal data should you dispute the accuracy of such data, if such processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete the data and we no longer need that data, but you require it in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection to the processing of such data in accordance with art. 21 GDPR;
- pursuant to art. 20 GDPR, to obtain the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, up-to-date and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another party;
- in accordance with art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to revoke the consent you have granted us at any time. Should you choose to do this, we will no longer be permitted to continue processing your data based on the consent originally granted by you now nor in the future, and
- to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority pursuant to art. 77 GDPR. For this purpose, you may contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence, your workplace or at our offices.
8. Right of objection
If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1(f) GDPR, you have the right to object to such processing of your personal data pursuant to art. 21 GDPR, provided that you have reason for such objection that pertains to your particular situation or your objection is directed against direct advertising. Regarding the latter, you have a general right of objection with which we will comply without you needing to specify a particular reason. If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or objection, just send an email to
9. Data security
During your visit to our website, we use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol combined with the highest encryption standards supported by your browser, typically 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell that a page of our website is being transmitted under encryption by the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also use adequate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. We are always improving our security measures in line with the latest technological developments.
10. Updating and amendments to this data privacy notice
This data privacy notice is currently valid and was last updated in May 2018. It is in compliance with the recommendations of the German Bar Association (DAV).
As we continue to develop our website and our services beyond or due to changing legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to modify this data privacy notice. You can access and print out our current data privacy notice at any time on our website under https://www.lexdellmeier/en/data-privacy.