Privacy Policy

The privacy and security of your personal data are of crucial importance to us. We would therefore like to inform you in the following about the handling of your data:

1. Name and contact details of the data controller and the data protection officer

This Privacy Policy applies to data processing by:

Data controller:
Schalast & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB (hereinafter: "Schalast")
Mendelssohnstraße 75-77
60325 Frankfurt am Main,
E-mail frankfurt@schalast.com
Telephone +49 (0) 69 - 97 58 31 0

Schalast's Data Protection Officer, Mr Knapp, can be contacted at the above address or at Datenschutz@schalast.com.

2. Collection and storage of personal data and the type and purpose of their use

2.1 When you visit our website

When our website is visited, information is automatically sent to our website's server by the browser used on the end device you are using. This information is stored temporarily in a log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the computer making the request,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the file retrieved,
  • website from which access takes place (referrer URL),
  • browser used and, if applicable, your computer's operating system and the identity of your access provider.

The above data are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
  • ensuring that our website is easy to use, analysis of system security and stability and
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is point (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter. "GDPR"). Our legitimate interest is based on the above data collection purposes. We on no account use the data collected for the purpose of identifying you. We also use analysis services when our website is visited.

2.2 When you sign up for our newsletter

If you have provided your express consent in accordance with point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 GDPR, we process your e-mail address with our servicer CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG under a contracted order data processing.  We use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. Specifying your last name and an e-mail address is sufficient to receive the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time, for example by using the link at the bottom of every newsletter. Alternatively, you can at any time send your request to unsubscribe from the newsletter to frankfurt@Schalast.com.

2.3 Vacancies

By submitting an (unsolicited) application we collect and process your contact and application data for the application, staffing and recruitment in our law firm. Your data will not be provided or transmitted to any third party. In general, we will delete your contact and application data four months after completion of the application procedure. This does not apply if legal regulations are contrary to a deletion, a further storage is needed for the purpose of giving evidence and/or you agreed expressly to a longer storage and to the purpose of contacting you later. You may revoke such a consent at any time.

3. Disclosure of data

Your personal data is not disclosed to third parties other than for the purposes listed below. We only disclose your personal data to third parties if

  • you have expressly consented to this in accordance with point (a) of Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 GDPR,
  • disclosure is required in accordance with point (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 GDPR for the establishment, exercise or defence of any legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have any overring legitimate interest in your data not being disclosed,
  • in the event that disclosure in accordance with point (c) of Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 GDPR is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation and
  • this is legal permissible and required for the performance of a contract with you in accordance with point (b) of Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 GDPR.

4. Rights of data subjects

You have the right

  • in accordance with Article 15 GDPR to obtain information from us on your personal data processed by us. You in particular have the right to obtain information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of any right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or to object to processing, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your personal data where these have not been collected by us and the existence of any automated decision-making, including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information regarding their details;
  • in accordance with Article 16 GDPR to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you stored by us or the completion of incomplete personal data concerning you stored by us;
  • in accordance with Article 17 GDPR to obtain the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right of freedom of expression or information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • in accordance with Article 18 GDPR to obtain the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, but you oppose their erasure and we no longer need the data, but you need these for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Article 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Article 20 GDPR to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to have the data transmitted to another data controller;
  • in accordance with Article 7 paragraph 3 GDPR to withdraw your consent granted to us at any time. This means that we are not permitted to process data on the basis of this consent in future and
  • in accordance with Article 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. For this you can normally contact the supervisory body at the place of your habitual residence, place of work or where our law firm is located.

5. Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with point (f) of Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1, you have the right in accordance with Article 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or if the objection is to direct marketing. In the latter case you have a general right to object which will be complied with by us without you having to specify any particular situation. Sending an e-mail to Datenschutz@Schalast.com is sufficient if you wish to make use of your withdrawal right or right to object.

6. Data security

We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in accordance with technical developments.

7. Validity and amendment of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is currently valid and was last modified in May 2018. It may be necessary to amend this Privacy Policy due to the development of our website and the services offered on it or due to changes to statutory or regulatory requirements. You can access and print out our currently valid Privacy Policy at http://www.schalast.com/en/data_privacy.php.