Data Protection Policy

1. Name and contact details of the data controller

This data pro­tec­tion infor­ma­tion applies to data pro­cess­ing by Dr. Schön Recht­san­wälte und Notare, St.-Johann-Straße 27, 57074 Siegen, Ger­many, e‑mail:, tele­phone: +49 271/313634–0, fax: +49 271/313634–40

2. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of its use

a) When vis­it­ing the website

When you call up our web­site at, the brows­er used on your ter­mi­nal device auto­mat­i­cal­ly sends infor­ma­tion to the serv­er of our web­site. This infor­ma­tion is tem­porar­i­ly stored in a so-called log file. The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion is record­ed with­out your doing any­thing and stored until it is auto­mat­i­cal­ly deleted:

  • IP address of the request­ing computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • The web­site from which the access takes place (refer­rer URL),
  • The brows­er used and, if applic­a­ble, the oper­at­ing sys­tem of your com­put­er and the name of your access provider.

We process the data men­tioned in the fore­go­ing for the fol­low­ing purposes:

  • To ensure a smooth con­nec­tion of the website,
  • To guar­an­tee easy and con­ve­nient use of our website,
  • To eval­u­ate sys­tem secu­ri­ty and sta­bil­i­ty and
  • For oth­er admin­is­tra­tive purposes.

The legal basis for the data pro­cess­ing is pro­vid­ed by Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est emanates from the afore­men­tioned pur­pos­es for data col­lec­tion. Under no cir­cum­stances will we use the data col­lect­ed for the pur­pose of draw­ing con­clu­sions about your person.

b) When using our con­tact form
If you have any ques­tions of any kind, you have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­tact us using a form pro­vid­ed on our web­site. This is nec­es­sary in order to pro­vide us with a valid e‑mail address so that we know who the enquiry has come from and can respond to it. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion can be pro­vid­ed voluntarily.

Data pro­cess­ing for the pur­pose of con­tact­ing us is car­ried out in accor­dance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (a) of the GDPR on the basis of the con­sent you have pro­vid­ed voluntarily.

The per­son­al data col­lect­ed by us to enable use of the con­tact form will be auto­mat­i­cal­ly delet­ed after the com­ple­tion of your request.

3. Disclosure of data

Your per­son­al data will not be trans­ferred to third par­ties for pur­pos­es oth­er than those list­ed below.

We shall only dis­close your per­son­al data to third par­ties if:

  • you have pro­vid­ed your express con­sent in accor­dance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (a) of the GDPR,
  • dis­clo­sure pur­suant to Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR is nec­es­sary for the asser­tion, exer­cise or defence of legal claims and there is no rea­son to assume that you have an over­rid­ing inter­est wor­thy of pro­tec­tion in not dis­clos­ing your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal oblig­a­tion to dis­close the data pur­suant to Art. 6 (1) (1) © of the GDPR, and
  • this is legal­ly per­mis­si­ble and required under Art. 6 (1) (1) (b) of the GDPR for the pro­cess­ing of con­trac­tu­al rela­tion­ships with you.

4. Cookies, analysis tools, social media plug-ins

We use cook­ies on our web­site. These are small files that are auto­mat­i­cal­ly cre­at­ed by your brows­er and stored on your ter­mi­nal device (lap­top, tablet, smart­phone or sim­i­lar) when you vis­it our site. Cook­ies do not cause any dam­age to your ter­mi­nal device, nor do they con­tain any virus­es, Tro­jans or oth­er malware.

Infor­ma­tion is stored in the cook­ie, which in each case is pro­duced in con­nec­tion with the specif­i­cal­ly used ter­mi­nal device. This does not mean, how­ev­er, that we obtain direct knowl­edge of your identity.

The use of cook­ies on the one hand helps to make the use of our ser­vice more pleas­ant for you. For exam­ple, we use so-called ses­sion cook­ies to rec­og­nize that you have already vis­it­ed indi­vid­ual pages of our web­site. These are auto­mat­i­cal­ly delet­ed after leav­ing our site.

In addi­tion, we also use tem­po­rary cook­ies, which are stored on your ter­mi­nal device for a cer­tain fixed peri­od of time, to opti­mise user-friend­li­ness. If you vis­it our site again in order to use our ser­vices, it will be auto­mat­i­cal­ly recog­nised that you have already vis­it­ed us and which entries and set­tings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

We also use cook­ies to record the use of our web­site sta­tis­ti­cal­ly and to eval­u­ate it for the pur­pose of opti­mis­ing the ser­vice for you (see sec­tion 5). These cook­ies enable us to auto­mat­i­cal­ly recog­nise that you have already been at our site pre­vi­ous­ly when you vis­it our site again. These cook­ies are auto­mat­i­cal­ly delet­ed after a spec­i­fied time.

The data processed by cook­ies is required for the pur­pos­es men­tioned above in order to safe­guard our legit­i­mate inter­ests and those of third par­ties in accor­dance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR.

Our web­site uses the “Com­pli­ance GDPR/CCPA Cook­ie Con­sent” cook­ie con­sent tech­nol­o­gy to obtain your con­sent to the stor­age of cer­tain cook­ies in your brows­er and to doc­u­ment this in com­pli­ance with data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions. The provider of this tech­nol­o­gy is Com­pli­anz B.V., Atoomweg 6b, 9743 AK Gronin­gen, Nether­lands (here­inafter Complianz).

When you enter our web­site, a com­pli­ance cook­ie is stored in your brows­er, in which the con­sent you have giv­en or the with­draw­al of this con­sent is stored.

The data col­lect­ed will be stored until you request us to delete it or delete the com­pli­ance cook­ie your­self or the pur­pose for stor­ing the data no longer applies. Manda­to­ry statu­to­ry reten­tion peri­ods remain unaf­fect­ed. Details on data pro­cess­ing by Com­pli­anz can be found at

The com­pli­ance cook­ie con­sent tech­nol­o­gy is used to obtain the legal­ly required con­sent for the use of cook­ies. The legal basis for this is Arti­cle 6 Para­graph 1 Clause 1 Let­ter c GDPR.

If you want to check or change your cook­ie set­tings, click here:

5. Analysis tools

a) Track­ing tools

The track­ing mea­sures list­ed below and used by us are car­ried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR. Through the track­ing mea­sures employed, we seek to ensure that our web­site is designed to meet the needs of our cus­tomers and is con­tin­u­ous­ly opti­mised. On the oth­er hand, we use track­ing mea­sures to record the use of our web­site for sta­tis­ti­cal pur­pos­es and eval­u­ate this for the pur­pose of opti­mis­ing our ser­vice for you. These inter­ests are to be regard­ed as jus­ti­fied in the mean­ing of the afore­men­tioned provisions.

The respec­tive data pro­cess­ing pur­pos­es and data cat­e­gories can be found in the cor­re­spond­ing track­ing tools.

(i) Google Ana­lyt­ics
For the pur­pose of design­ing our pages to meet your needs and con­tin­u­ous­ly opti­mis­ing them, we use Google Ana­lyt­ics, a web analy­sis ser­vice pro­vid­ed by Google Inc. (, 1600 Amphithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA (here­inafter “Google”). Pseu­do­nymised user pro­files are cre­at­ed and cook­ies (see item 4) are used in this con­text. The infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ie regard­ing your use of this web­site such as

  • brows­er type/version
  • oper­at­ing sys­tem used
  • refer­rer URL (the pre­vi­ous­ly vis­it­ed page)
  • host name of the access­ing com­put­er (IP address)
  • time of the serv­er request,

are trans­mit­ted to a Google serv­er in the USA and stored there. The infor­ma­tion is used to eval­u­ate the use of the web­site, to com­pile reports on web­site activ­i­ties and to pro­vide fur­ther ser­vices asso­ci­at­ed with the use of the web­site and the Inter­net for the pur­pos­es of mar­ket research and the design of these Inter­net pages to meet the needs of users. This infor­ma­tion may also be trans­ferred to third par­ties if required by law or if third par­ties process this data on our behalf. Under no cir­cum­stances will your IP address be merged with oth­er Google data. The IP address­es are ren­dered anony­mous, so that no assign­ment is pos­si­ble (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cook­ies by select­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings on your brows­er. How­ev­er, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full func­tion­al­i­ty of this website.

You can also pre­vent col­lec­tion of the data gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ie and relat­ed to your use of the web­site (includ­ing your IP address) and pro­cess­ing of this data by Google by down­load­ing and installing a brows­er add-on (

As an alter­na­tive to the brows­er add-on, espe­cial­ly for browsers on mobile devices, you can also pre­vent Google Ana­lyt­ics from col­lect­ing data by click­ing An opt-out cook­ie will be set to pre­vent future col­lec­tion of your data when you vis­it the site. The opt-out cook­ie is only valid in this brows­er and only for our web­site and is stored on your device. If you delete the cook­ies in this brows­er, you will need to set the opt-out cook­ie again.

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion on data pro­tec­tion in con­nec­tion with Google Ana­lyt­ics, see Google Ana­lyt­ics help (

(ii) Google Maps
This web­site uses the Google Maps API of the com­pa­ny Google Inc. for the visu­al pre­sen­ta­tion of map mate­r­i­al. When using Google Maps, Google also col­lects, process­es and uses data on use of the Map func­tions by vis­i­tors to the web­site, and per­ma­nent cook­ies are set. Infor­ma­tion relat­ing to your use (in par­tic­u­lar the IP address of your com­put­er) may be trans­mit­ted to a serv­er of Google Inc. in the USA and stored there. We have no influ­ence on the fur­ther pro­cess­ing of data by Google Inc. If you do not agree with this data pro­cess­ing by Google Inc., please refrain from call­ing up the map mate­r­i­al or deac­ti­vate the JAVA func­tion in your brows­er to obtain only a restrict­ed view. The terms of use for Google Maps can be found under Terms of Use for Google Maps. For more infor­ma­tion about Google’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy, please vis­it:

6. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • to request infor­ma­tion about your per­son­al data processed by us in accor­dance with Art. 15 of the GDPR. In par­tic­u­lar, you may request infor­ma­tion on the pur­pos­es of pro­cess­ing, the cat­e­go­ry of per­son­al data, the cat­e­gories of recip­i­ents to whom your data have been or will be dis­closed, the planned stor­age peri­od, the exis­tence of a right of rec­ti­fi­ca­tion, can­cel­la­tion, restric­tion of pro­cess­ing or objec­tion, the exis­tence of a right of appeal, the ori­gin of your data, if not col­lect­ed by us, as well as the use of auto­mat­ed deci­sion-mak­ing includ­ing pro­fil­ing and, if applic­a­ble, mean­ing­ful infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing the details of such data;
  • to demand the cor­rec­tion of incor­rect or incom­plete per­son­al data stored by us with­out delay in accor­dance with Art. 16 of the GDPR;
  • to demand the dele­tion of your per­son­al data stored with us, unless the pro­cess­ing is nec­es­sary to exer­cise the right to free­dom of expres­sion and infor­ma­tion, to ful­fil a legal oblig­a­tion, for rea­sons of pub­lic inter­est or to assert, exer­cise or defend legal claims in accor­dance with Art. 17 of the GDPR;
  • to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data, if the accu­ra­cy of the data is dis­put­ed by you, if the pro­cess­ing is unlaw­ful but you refuse to delete it and we no longer require the data, but you require it for the asser­tion, exer­cise or defence of legal claims in accor­dance with Art. 18 of the GDPR, or if you have lodged an objec­tion to the pro­cess­ing pur­suant to Art. 21 of the GDPR;
  • to receive the per­son­al data that you have pro­vid­ed us with in a struc­tured, com­mon and machine-read­able for­mat or to request that it be trans­ferred to anoth­er respon­si­ble par­ty in accor­dance with Art. 20 of the GDPR;
  • to revoke your con­sent once giv­en to us at any time in accor­dance with Art. 7 (3) of the GDPR. As a result, we may no longer con­tin­ue to process the data which was based on this con­sent in the future and
  • com­plain to a super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty in accor­dance with Art. 77 of the GDPR. As a rule, you can con­tact the super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty hav­ing juris­dic­tion over your usu­al place of res­i­dence or work­place or our office.

7. Right of objection

If your per­son­al data are processed on the basis of legit­i­mate inter­ests in accor­dance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data in accor­dance with Art. 21 of the GDPR if the rea­sons for such emanate from your par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tion or if the objec­tion is direct­ed against direct mar­ket­ing. In the lat­ter case, you have a gen­er­al right of objec­tion, which we shall com­ply with with­out any spe­cial cir­cum­stances being cited.

If you would like to make use of your right of revo­ca­tion or objec­tion, it suf­fices to send an e‑mail to this effect to

8. Data security

We use appro­pri­ate tech­ni­cal and organ­i­sa­tion­al secu­ri­ty mea­sures to pro­tect your 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 line with the state of the art in tech­no­log­i­cal development.

9. Topicality and amendment of this Data Protection Policy

This Data Pro­tec­tion Pol­i­cy is cur­rent­ly valid and its lat­est updat­ed sta­tus is May 2018.

Due to the fur­ther devel­op­ment of our web­site and ser­vices in con­nec­tion there­with or due to changed legal or gov­ern­ment require­ments, it may become nec­es­sary to change this Data Pro­tec­tion Pol­i­cy. You can access and print out the cur­rent Data Pro­tec­tion Pol­i­cy at any time on the web­site at

10. Data protection officer

If you have any ques­tions or com­plaints, you can also con­tact our com­pa­ny data pro­tec­tion offi­cer at the above address or by e‑mail at