Data protection

1. Name and contact information of the controller responsible for processing

This data privacy statement applies to any data processing carried out by

Schneider | Schultehinrichs Rechtsanwälte
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
(hereinafter referred to as “Law Office Schneider | Schultehinrichs”)

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 14
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.:    +49 (0) 69 971447 0
Fax:    +49 (0) 69 971447 20

The controller responsible for data processing can be reached at the address listed above, c/o Dr Thomas Schneider, or at erreichbar.


2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the kind and purpose of use

When you access our website the browser used by your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily saved to a so-called logfile. The following data is collected without any action taken on your part and is stored until such a time that it is automatically erased:

  • date of access, but not IP address,
  • the accessed URL,
  • the browser used and, in some cases, the operating system of your computer.

The above-mentioned data is processed by our office for the following purposes:

  • to ensure that a smooth connection is established with the website,
  • to facilitate use of our website,
  • for other administrative purposes.

Section 6 (1), sentence 1, letter f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”) establishes the legal basis for data processing. Our legitimate interest arises from the above-listed purposes for data collection. The data collected is at no time used to draw conclusions about you personally.


3. Transmission of data to third parties

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for any purpose beyond those listed in the following.

We shall only transmit your personal data to third parties should one of the following apply:

  • you have given us your express consent to do so according to section 6 (1), sentence 1, letter a) of the GDPR,
  • the transmission of data according to section 6 (1), sentence 1, letter f) of the GDPR is necessary for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a more pressing interest in preventing the transmission of the data that merits protection,
  • the transmission of data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation according to section 6 (1), sentence 1, letter c) of the GDPR, and
  • the transmission is not prohibited by law and is necessary for the performance of a contract you are party to according to section 6 (1), sentence 1, letter b) of the GDPR.


4. Rights of those concerned

You have the right:

  • pursuant to section 15 of the GDPR, to request information about any of your personal data that has been processed by our law office. In particular, you may request information relating to the purpose for which the data is being processed, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period during which the data will be stored, your right to request rectification and erasure of the data, your right to restrict processing or your right to object to such processing, your right to lodge a complaint, your right to be informed of the source of the data should the source be any other than our law office, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, if applicable, your right to receive detailed information on its particulars;
  • pursuant to section 16 of the GDPR, to immediately request the rectification of any inaccurate data or to ensure that the personal data stored with us is comprehensive;
  • pursuant to section 17 of the GDPR, to request the erasure of any personal data we have stored, as long as its processing is not necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for complying with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims;
  • pursuant to section 18 of the GDPR, to restrict the processing of your personal data should you contest the accuracy of the data, the processing be prohibited by law, but you do not wish the data to be erased and the data is no longer required by our law office, but you, however, require the data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection against its processing according to section 21 of the GDPR;
  • pursuant to section 20 of the GDPR, to receive a copy of the personal data you have made available to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable form or to request transmission of the data to another controller;
  • pursuant to section 77 of the GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You may in general lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of your permanent place of residence, place of work or the registered office of our law office.


5. Right to object

Should your personal data be processed in view of legitimate interests as specified in section 6 (1), sentence 1, letter f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data according to section 21 of the GDPR as long as it is for grounds relating to your particular situation. In the latter case, you have a general right to object which we shall comply with without requiring information about the particular situation.

Should you wish to make use of your right to object, just send an e-mail to:


6. Data security

Our website uses the standard security technology SSL (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the highest level of encryption that is supported by your browser. This is generally 256-bit encryption. Should your browser not support 256-bit encryption, our default is 128-bit v3 technology. You can recognise whether a page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed key or padlock icon displayed on the lower status bar of your browser.

Furthermore, we have implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental and deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. We are continuously working to improve our security measures to reflect the latest technological developments.

Please be aware that there is always the risk of a breach whenever data is transmitted via the Internet (e.g. communication via e-mail). It is not possible to completely protect data from being accessed by third parties.

Our data privacy terms and conditions may be affected by changes adopted by our law office or amendments made to the law. They will be updated accordingly and published here.


7. Plugins and Tools

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you open up a webpage, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. Through this, Google gets knowledge that this website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google WebFonts is based on section 6 (1), sentence 1, letter f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform presentation of the typeface on his website. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of section 6 (1), sentence 1, letter a) of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, please visit and Google’s privacy policy:

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and easy findability of the locations we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of section 6 (1), sentence 1, letter f) of the GDPR. If consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of section 6 (1), sentence 1, letter a) of the GDPR, consent may be revoked at any time.

More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy:


8. Validity and amendments to the data privacy statement

This data privacy statement is valid and was adopted in July 2020.

It may become necessary to amend this data privacy statement to reflect further developments to our website and offers made via the website or due to amendments to legal or regulatory guidelines. The currently valid version of the data privacy statement may be downloaded and printed at any time via the link


9. Disclaimer

The information provided on this website is only intended for general information purposes and should not be considered to be legal advice provided by the Law Office Schneider | Schultehinrichs.

The accuracy of the information provided on this website has been carefully examined. However, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, comprehensiveness or relevance of the information provided.

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