Data protection declaration

Dear visitor to our website,

Respect for you and therefore for your data is of very great concern to us. We aim at all time in the course of the processing of your data on this internet site/website) and/or this web server, to make that data processing as fair and as transparent as possible. Precisely since respect for you and your data is of great concern to us, we have not involved any external provider through whom other providers acquire knowledge of your visit to our website. That is because we view the information of a visit to our website as a secret which you may wish to keep to yourself or to only communicate to us.  In order to provide you with a picture of the data processing on this website, you are informed by us below inter alia what data we receive from you and store because of your visit and activity on the website. We also wish to inform you how and for what purposes we process the data communicated to us by you. In addition, we wish also to inform you of your rights and of other possibly interesting information for you about our website. If you have any questions on certain points of our explanation, we will be glad to hear from you. The following information is oriented on the legal provisions of Art. 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”).


1. Name and contact data of person responsible for the processing and of the data protection officer of the business

Responsible for operating this website:

Ahlhaus Handorn Niermeier Schucht Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Provinostraße 52
86153 Augsburg Germany,

Telephone: 0821 899823 0
Telefax: 0821 899823 99


You find further information about our law firm, information on those authorised to represent it and further contacts in the imprint to our Internet site:


2. Processing of your data (purpose of use)

Your visit to our website is, stated simply, communication between you and/or your browser and our webserver. As in any communication, data are exchanged or newly created by your visit about the circumstances of the communication to our website (Metadata). Since you participate in this communication, all these data theoretically permit more or less direct conclusions about you and are therefore deemed to be personal or person-related which is why the applicable data protection legal requirements must be satisfied by us. Since the data relate more or less directly to you, we wish to inform you below of which data we or our server receive from you and how and for which purposes we further use those data.

a) When visiting our website

On accessing our website  data are sent automatically from your browser to the webserver of our website, and you cannot prevent that. The data listed below are (temporarily) stored on our server in a logfile until automatically deleted,

  • the IP address assigned to you by our or an Internet provider,
  • the date and time of access to our website
  • name and URL of the accessed file
  • a previous website from which you came to our website (Referrer-URL), if any
  • the browser used by you and possibly the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider which can be derived in turn from the IP address

The data are processed for the following purposes:

  • to ensure problem-free forming of a connection of your browser and for comfortable use of our website
  • to ensure adequate system security
  • to trace any attacks and legally pursue them etc.
  • for further, purely administrative purposes.

The legal basis for processing of your data for these purposes is Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 c) GDPR since we are legally obliged if we operate a website such as this to ensure the security of this website. For that purpose, the data above described are integral elements. In addition, our interest in ensuring adequate security and stability of this website is an interest presumably corresponding to your interest in unhindered, secure use of our website. We wish in that connection to point out to you that we do not, in principle, process these for purposes other than the above purposes. In particular, these data will not be used for marketing purposes or the like. We observe the strict data protection law restriction to the intended purposes.  We do not store the data for longer than necessary in compliance with the GDPR principle of storing limitation and to be able to pursue the above purposes. If that time has elapsed, the data will be automatically deleted.

b) Data processing when using our contact form

For questions of any kind, we offer you the possibility to contact us by means of the form provided on the website. You find that form under: For that purpose, we require you to enter your name, your e-mail address and your enquiry in the boxes in the form. When requesting the data, we collect only the data which are really necessary to contact you. These data will, in accordance with the principle of purpose restriction, be processed by us in principle only for the purposes of making contact. The data will be automatically deleted if the contact ends in order to comply with the data protection law principle of minimising data storing. Since you disclose these data to us voluntarily, our processing of the data occurs for the stated purposes on the basis of your consent. The processing of these data for the purpose of answering therefore follows from Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 a) GDPR. You have the possibility at any time to revoke your consent. For that purpose, an e-mail is adequate. After a revocation and the satisfaction of the statutory requirements, we will delete and/or block your data.

3. Recipients of your data which we process on by this website

As stated at 1.), we ensure that data on your visit is not disclosed to external third parties unless:

  • you agree to the disclosure,
  • we are obliged by law/legally to disclose, or
  • it is technically implied.

Since we do not operate our server ourselves, our provider, 1&1 IONOS SE Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur, operates it for us. That provides, inter alia, the possibility in particular of access to the data listed at 2 a) of this declaration. In addition, Hofer & Partner, Design und Software-Entwicklung, Werdenbergweg 14, 89075 Ulm, which maintains our website, has the theoretical possibility of access to these data. By corresponding contractual provisions and organisational measures, we have, however, ensured that that occurs only to the extent necessary and for legally admissible purposes. In addition, we do not wish to conceal that there may always be third parties/organisations which can access communication in the Internet / per E-mail on which we, however, have no influence. We have, however, endeavoured to prevent as far as possible such (unauthorised) access, by using an encrypted connection (cf. No. 6 of this declaration).

4. Your rights as “data subject“

Since we, as stated, process your data on the occasion of your visit you have certain rights vis-à-vis us by law. Those rights are the following in particular:

  • according to Art. 15 GDPR to demand information of your personal data processed by us;
  • according to Art. 16 GDPR to demand without delay the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data of yours stored by us;
  • according to Art. 17 GDPR to demand deletion of your personal data stored by us;
  • according to 18 GDPR to demand that processing of your personal data be discontinued;
  • according to 20 GDPR to receive your personal data which you provided to us in a structured, accessible and machine legible format or to demand their transmission to another responsible;
  • according to Art. 7 (3) GDPR to revoke the consent you provided (cf. 2b and 4) at any time vis-à-vis us. That revocation refers, however, only to future data processing. The legality of processing on that legal basis is not thereby affected;
  • according to Art. 77 GDPR to complain to a supervisory authority. Usually, you can do this to the supervisory authority of your location or work location or of our law firm. The supervisory authority for our law firm with jurisdiction for data protection:

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (BayLDA)
Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach

5. The right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests according to  Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 f) GDPR, you have the right according to  Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data, if there are grounds arising from your special situation or if the objection is addressed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object which will be complied with by us without stating a special situation. If you wish to avail of your right to revoke or object an e-mail suffices to .

6. Data security

As stated at the outset, we are very anxious to protect you and/or your data as well as possible. For that reason, we have taken a number of measures to protect your data as far as possible from unauthorised access. In order to prevent that third parties could also read the communication, we use the widely distributed SSL process (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. Usually that is a 256 Bit encryption.   If your browser supports higher encryption, we revert instead to 128-Bit v3 technology. You can see that the communication with our website is encrypted from the closed key or lock symbols, usually in the bottom status line of your browser. We also apply the security measures which are, in our opinion, suitable technically and organisationally in order to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, complete or partial loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously tested in accordance with technical developments for their effectiveness and improved, if required.

7. Updating and amending this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is valid at present and is as of November 2019. By the further development of our website or due to legislative amendments, or official changes it may, however, become necessary to amend this data protection declaration.  We will announce any amendments to this data protection declaration at a prominent place on this website. Any amendments in the new this data protection declaration will also be specially highlighted. The current this data protection declaration can be accessed on and printed out by you from our Website under /datenschutzerklaerung/