WOLTERS Rechtsanwälte assures that all user data will be treated in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG):

1. Name and Contact Details of the Person Responsible for Processing

This data protection information applies to data processing by the law firm WOLTERS Rechtsanwälte, owner Joachim Wolters, Barmbeker Straße 10, 22303 Hamburg.


Attorney-at-Law Joachim Wolters, Barmbeker Strasse 10, 22303 Hamburg, Germany, Email: info@wolters-legal.com, phone: +49 (0) 40-22929790 fax: +49 (0) 40-229297979

(Data protection officer according to § 38 Abs. 1 BDSG not required)

2. Collection and Storage of Personal Data as well as the Type and Purpose of their use

a) When Visiting the Website

When you visit our website www.wolters-legal.com, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server on our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the file called up
  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection to the website
  • Ensuring comfortable use of our website
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • For further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations under Sections 4 and 5 of this data protection declaration.

b) When Registering for our Newsletter

If you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an email address. You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your unsubscribe request at any time to wolters@wolters-legal.com by email.

c) When Using our Contact Form

You have the option of contacting us using a form provided on our website. To do this, you must provide a valid email address so that we can identify who sent the request and respond accordingly. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

The personal data collected by us for using the contact form will be automatically deleted after your request has been dealt with.

d) Mandates

If you mandate us, we need and collect the following information:

  • Title, first name, last name
  • a valid email address, if applicable
  • Address
  • Telephone number (landline and / or cellular network)
  • Information that is necessary for the assertion and defense of your rights within the scope of the mandate.

 This data is collected

  •  to be able to identify you as our client
  • in order to be able to advise and represent you appropriately with a lawyer
  • for correspondence with you
  • for invoicing
  • to process any liability claims that may exist and to assert any claims against you.

The data processing takes place at your request and is necessary according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for the stated purposes for the appropriate processing of the mandate and for the mutual fulfillment of obligations from the mandate contract.

In addition, we use the data collected in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence lit. f GDPR for our own marketing purposes, such as sending information that might interest you and Christmas mail. You can object to this type of use of your data at any time for the future (see also section 6 of this declaration).

The personal data collected by us for the mandate will be stored until the expiry of the statutory retention period for lawyers (6 years after the end of the calendar year in which the mandate was terminated) and then deleted, unless we are in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

3. Transfer of Data

A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.

We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR
  • Disclosure is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data
  • In the event that there is a legal obligation for disclosure under Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, or
  • Insofar as this is legally permissible and required for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

Legal confidentiality remains unaffected. As far as data are concerned that are subject to legal confidentiality, they will only be passed on to third parties in consultation with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie that results in connection with the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already visited us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to re-enter them. On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you in order to optimize our offer (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already visited us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, if you completely deactivate cookies, you may not be able to use all the functions of our website.

5. Other Plug-ins and Tools

Google Maps

On this website, subject to your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit a GDPR, you can use the cookie settings to use the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

In order to be able to use the functions of Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Google servers in the USA and your IP address is transmitted and possibly saved. However, we have no knowledge and no influence on the scope and content of the data that Google actually collects. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection information https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de from Google.

You can revoke your consent at any time via the cookie settings. In this case, Google Maps will no longer be available on our website.

6. Rights of Data Subjects

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can obtain information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data, if we have not collected it, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information on their details;
  • to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;
  • to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless processing to exercise 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 is required;
  • to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert it, need to exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another person responsible;
  • to revoke your consent given to us at any time in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent in the future;
  • to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our office.

7. Right to Object

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR which arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct mail. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, an email to info@wolters-legal.com is sufficient.

8. Data Security

We use the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser when you visit our website. Usually this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

9. Actuality and Changes to this Data Protection Declaration

We reserve the right to make changes. You can call up and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at www.wolters-legal.com/datenschutzerklaerung/. The data protection declaration is also available to you as a PDF file for saving and printing.

Status: 2023