Privacy Policy

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Privacy policy and data protection

We, the lawyers at KBM Legal, Hansaring 97, 50670 Cologne, are happy to welcome you to our website at Because we place great importance on protecting your privacy, we adhere to the provisions of relevant directives on data protection, in particular the regulations of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG) and of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG).

Your data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent, a prerequisite for disclosure of personal data. Personal data are defined as information about the identity of a person, for example the person’s name, address, telephone number or email address.

What data will be collected and used if I visit the website of the lawyers at KBM Legal and use the contact or call-back service?

Visits to the website of KBM Legal

You can visit our website any time without having to provide or leave behind any information about yourself. The only information we save is not of a personal nature but rather serves the lawyers of KBM Legal exclusively for purposes of improving the quality of the website.

Use of contact and call-back service forms at KBM Legal

If you contact us and/or use our contact or call-back forms, you have the opportunity to voluntarily provide us with your name and e-mail address or telephone number, so that we may process your query and get back to you as soon as possible. The contact details you have given us will be used by us exclusively for the purpose of getting in touch with you. No other use of your data will be made.

What information is collected by KBM Legal?

If you contact the lawyers at KBM Legal and input your personal data in the contact form on our website, this information will be saved to the extent permitted by applicable laws. The data saved by KBM Legal may include the following:

•    Domain name and IP address of the computer from which the inquiry originates
•    Client contact details (surname, name, title, e-mail address, telephone number)
•    Name of file(s) accessed
•    Date and time as well as duration of access
•    Data volume transmitted during the connection
•    Name of your internet service provider
•    Website from which the connection was made

What information can you give me about web analysis, cookies and Google Analytics?

1. Web analysis

Every time you visit our website, access data without any personal references is stored, for example:

•    Anonymised IP address
•    Date and time
•    Pages accessed/name of file called up
•    Data volume transferred
•    Report on whether access/upload was successful

2. Cookies

Our website is designed for use with so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a web server to your browser when you visit a web page. They store certain settings and data from your browser, to be exchanged with the system of KBM Legal. These cookies serve not only the functionality and continuous improvement of our website, but also make navigation more convenient for you, for example, by keeping a record of your preferences and activities on our site for future visits. The cookies we use on the website are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted from your hard drive after you leave the site.

You can customise the security settings on your computer to enable session or persistent cookies independently, or block them or delete them manually. It should, however, be noted that refusing or deactivating cookies could restrict the functionality of the website.

3. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. However, in the case of member states of the European Union and other states adhering to the treaty on the European Economic Area, if the user has enabled IP anonymous mode on this website, the IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then shortened there. The operator of this website will authorise Google to use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate the IP address of your browser with any other data held by Google.

4. Can I block cookies on my computer?

You can prevent the saving of cookies on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Moreover, you can prevent the transfer to Google of the data created by the cookie relating to your use of this website (including your IP address), and also stop processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin currently provided under the following link. For general information about Google Analytics and data protection, go to analytics/learn/privacy.html

5. Your right to information and to withdraw your consent

Within the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BSDG) you have a right to free information on your stored data as well as the right to amend, suspend or delete your data. You can also revoke your consent to the collection, processing or use of your personal details any time and without stating any reason with future effect.

6. Your declaration of consent

If you have filled out the contact and/or call-back service form of the lawyers at KBM Legal, a declaration of consent was necessary for use of your personal details. Your consent is recorded in keeping with the legal regulations of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). You can access the content of the declaration of consent at any time. Furthermore, you can revoke your declaration of consent at any time with future effect.

A revocation of your declaration of consent may be sent, for example, by e-mail or by post to the address of KBM Legal mentioned above.

7. Changes to the privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time under consideration of applicable data protection regulations. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted to this privacy statement, the website, and any other places we deem appropriate.

8. Contact partner for queries about use of your data

For questions pertaining to the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or for queries, amendments, suspension or deletion of data, please contact:

Lawyer Götz Sommer, Hansaring 97, 50670 Cologne, Email: info(at)


State: 01.10.2012