Imprint / Data Protection Information

Information is provided in accordance with Sections 5, 13 Telemedia Act (TMG), the Regulation on Information to be provided by Services Providers (DL-InfoV), Section 36 of the legislation to transpose the EU Directive on alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes and to implement the EU Regulation on Online Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (VSBG), as well as in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

Homepage Operator
Küttner Rechtsanwälte
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Richmodstraße 8
50667 Cologne
Telephone: +49 (0) 221 /222 86-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 221 /222 86-400
E-Mail: info@kuettner-rechtsanwaelte.de

Küttner Rechtsanwälte is a partnership of attorneys with limited professional liability under the Partnership Companies Act with registered offices in Cologne and registered with the Partnership Register at the Local Court in Essen under Registration No. PR 304.

Partners of Küttner Rechtsanwälte are Jürgen Röller, Robert Lungerich, Bernd Esser, Gerd Schwamborn, Michael Dietzler, Dr. Herbert Hertzfeld, Dr. Tim Wißmann, LL.M., Karl-Dietmar Cohnen, Thomas Niklas, Dr. Benjamin Ittmann and Thomas Faas. Each partner has sole power of representation.

All Küttner Rechtsanwälte attorneys are admitted to practise as a lawyer in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the Cologne Bar Association, Riehler Straße 30, 50668 Cologne, Telephone: +49 (0) 221 / 973010-0, Telefax: +49 (0) 221 / 973010-50, E-Mail:
E-Mail: kontakt@rak-koeln.de, Internet: www.rak-koeln.de. The statutory professional title of all Küttner Rechtsanwälte attorneys is “Rechtsanwalt”. This professional title was granted in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Professional Liability Insurance AXA Versicherung AG, Colonia-Allee 10-20, 51067 Cologne The insurance coverage does not extend to professional liability claims arising from professional activities

conducted via law firms or law offices established or operated in other countries,
in connection with legal counsel and activities that involve non-European law,
performed by attorneys of Küttner Rechtsanwälte before non-European courts.

Tax Office: Köln-Mitte
215/5796/4243
USt-ID: 123468610

Tax Office:
Attorney Dr. Wolfgang Rebel, Küttner Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, Richmodstraße 8, 50667 Cologne, Telephone: +49 (0) 221 / 22286-302, Telefax: +49 (0) 221 / 22286-402, rebel@kuettner-rechtsanwaelte.de.

The following professional regulations apply
Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO)
Rules of Professional Practice for Attorneys (BORA)
Rules of Professional Practice for specialised Attorneys (FAO)
Law on the Remuneration of Attorneys (RVG)
Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Union (CCBE)
Law regulating the activity of European lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)
The professional regulations for attorneys may be inspected and downloaded on the Homepage of the German Federal Bar Association (https://www.brak.de) in section “Berufsrecht”.

Responsible in terms of press law
Attorney Thomas Faas Küttner Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, Richmodstraße 8, 50667 Cologne, Telefon: +49 (0) 221 / 22286-309, Telefax: +49 (0) 221 / 22286-402, faas@kuettner-rechtsanwaelte.de

Copyright
Küttner Rechtsanwälte have the exclusive copyright to this website’s content or parts thereof, unless expressly noted otherwise. Individual pages of this website may be downloaded, temporarily stored and printed for the exclusive use within your enterprise or for your private purposes.

Any other reproduction, transfer or dissemination of any content of this website, in particular by means of downloading, storing or printing is prohibited without the express consent provided by Küttner Rechtsanwälte. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@kuettner-rechtsanwaelte.de.

Dispute Resolution
EU platform for out-of-court online dispute resolution (in the case of online concluded service agreements according to EU Regulation No. 524/2013 – Online-Dispute-Resolution/ODR Regulation)): http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.

Küttner Rechtsanwälte is not willing and not obliged to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration body.

Content of the Online Offering
According to Section 7 Para 1 Telemedia Act [TMG], we, as a service provider, are responsible pursuant to the law for our own content on these web pages. According to Sections 8 through 10 Telemedia Act [TMG], we, as a service provider, are, however, not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored information from third parties or to examine circumstances that would point to unlawful activities. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with the law remain unaffected. Such liability arises, however, only from the date we have knowledge of a specific violation of the law. We will promptly remove the content, if we become aware of a respective violation of the law.

Disclaimer of Liability
Küttner Rechtsanwälte makes no warranty or representation regarding the up-to-dateness, accuracy, completeness, or quality of the provided information. Use of the Küttner Rechtsanwälte Internet offering does not create a contractual relationship between Küttner Rechtsanwälte and the respective user. Accordingly, contractual or quasi-contractual claims against Küttner Rechtsanwälte cannot result from the use of the Küttner Rechtsanwälte Internet offering. Should the use of the Internet offering result nevertheless in a contractual or quasi-contractual relationship between the user and Küttner Rechtsanwälte, as a pure precaution the following limitation on liability applies: Liability claims against Küttner Rechtsanwälte that relate to pecuniary or non-pecuniary damages caused by the use or non-use of presented information are generally excluded if Küttner Rechtsanwälte is demonstrably not at fault for intent or gross negligence. Küttner Rechtsanwälte expressly reserve the right to modify, complement or erase parts of the website or the website offering as a whole or to temporarily or finally discontinue publication on this website without prior notice.

References and Links
For direct or indirect references to external web pages ("links"), that are outside Küttner Rechtsanwälte’s sphere of responsibility, Küttner Rechtsanwälte may only be held liable in the event that Küttner Rechtsanwälte had knowledge of the content and that it was technically feasible and reasonable for Küttner Rechtsanwälte to prevent the utilization of such external web pages in the case of unlawful content. Küttner Rechtsanwälte hereby expressly states that no unlawful contents could be identified on the linked web pages at the time the link was set. Küttner Rechtsanwälte has no influence on the current or future design, content or authorship of the linked web pages. The provider of any referenced page is solely liable for illegal, erroneous, or incomplete content and in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of information presented in such manner. References and links do not give rise to any liability on behalf of the operator of the referencing site.

Privacy Statement
1. Name and contact details of the data controller and the partnership’s data protection officer

Regarding information on the name and contact details of the data controller and the partnership’s data protection officer, we refer to the information provided at the top of this page under “Imprint / Data Protection Information”.

2. Collection and storage of personal data, as well as type and purpose of its use

a) When visiting the website
BThe Browser used on your computer will automatically send information to the server of our website when you access our website www.kuettner-rechtsanwaelte.de or the website http://koelner-forum-arbeitsrecht.de which is also operated by us (hereinafter jointly referred to as: "our website" or "our websites"). This information is temporally stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected and stored until automated erasure without any activity on your part:


We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 point f) GDPR. Our justified interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no event will we use collected data to unmask your identity.
We also use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. Cookies and analysis services are explained in more detail in Item 4 and 5 of this privacy statement.

b) When you subscribe to our Newsletter/RSS-Feed of our blog
If you provided your explicit consent according to Art. 6 Para 1 Sentence 1 point a) GDPR, we will use your email address to routinely send our Newsletter and/or the RSS-Feed of our blog to you. The provision of an email address suffices to receive the Newsletter and/or the blog. You may unsubscribe at any time using for example the subscription cancellation link at the end of each Newsletter. Alternatively, you may send your cancellation request at any time per email to info@kuettner-rechtsanwaelte.de

3. Disclosure of Data
We will not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than the purposes listed below.
We only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

4. Cookies
We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that your Browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, Smartphone or similar) when you visit our websites. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and do not contain viruses, trojans or other malicious software.

In a cookie information is stored that is generated in connection with the specific used device. This does, however, not mean that this procedure provides us with direct knowledge of your identity.

We use cookies on the one hand to provide you with a more convenient use of our offerings. We use, for example, Session Cookies to recognise that you visited individual pages of our website before. Session Cookies are automatically erased after you left our website.

Furthermore, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user friendliness. Temporary cookies are stored on your device for a fixed period. When you visit our website again to use our services it is automatically recognised that you visited our website before and it is also recognised which data you entered and which settings you used so that you don’t have to enter those data again.

And on the other hand, we use cookies to capture usage data of our website for statistical purposes and to analyse this data to optimise our offerings (see Item 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you visited our website before when you visit us again. These cookies are automatically erased after a defined period.

The data that cookies process is required for the stated purposes to safeguard our justified interests and the justified interests of third parties according to Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 point f) GDPR.

Most Browsers automatically accept cookies. You may, however, configure your Browser such that cookies are not stored on your computer or a note is displayed in each case before a new cookie is set. Complete deactivation of cookies may however have the effect that you can no longer use all of the functions of our website.

5. Analysis Tools
The tracking measures listed below and used by us are applied based on Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 point f) GDPR. The purpose of the used tracking measures is to ensure an adequate design and ongoing optimisation of our website. And on the other hand, we use tracking measures to record usage of our website statistically and to analyse this data to optimise our offerings. These interests are deemed to be justified in terms of the aforementioned regulation.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories may be obtained from the respective tracking tools.

Google Analytics
For adequate design and ongoing optimisation of our web pages, we use on our Domain https://koelner-forum-arbeitsrecht.de Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as: “Google”). In this context pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see Item 4) are used. The information a cookie creates on your usage of this website such as

Regarding the use of Google Analytics, we refer to the fact that an adequate level of data protection by Google is warranted based on Google’s participation in the so-called “Privacy Shield” and Google’s implemented data protection and data security measures. For a more detailed description of Privacy Shield, we refer to https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome.

You can prevent the installation of cookies through a corresponding setting in your Browser software; we expressly note, however, that you may not have full access to all of the functions of this website.

In addition, you can prevent the collection of your website usage related data that is created by the cookie (including your IP address), as well as processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a Browser Add-on at (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

You can find additional information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics in Google Analytics-Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

6. Social Media Plugins
On the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 point f) GDPR, we use the social media plugins of the social networks Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn to make our law firm more commonly known. The underlying advertising purpose is to be deemed to be a justified interest in terms of the GDPR. The respective provider must warrant the responsibility for data protection compliant operation.

a) Twitter
Plugins of the short message network Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (hereinafter referred to as: “Twitter”) are integrated into our web pages. You can identify Twitter plugins (tweet button) by the Twitter Logo on our web pages. You can find an overview of tweet buttons here (https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons).

A direct link is established between your browser and the Twitter server, when you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin. Through this link Twitter receives the information that you visited our web page with your IP address. If you are logged onto your Twitter account and you click on the Twitter “tweet button”, you can link the content of our web pages to your Twitter profile. In doing so, Twitter can match your visit on our web pages to your user account. We expressly note that we as the provider of the web pages do not have any knowledge of the transmitted data's content, as well as the use of such data by Twitter.

Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield framework. Based on this certification Twitter provides a guarantee that Twitter complies with European data protection laws (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active).

If you do not want Twitter to match your visit on our web pages to your Twitter account, please ensure that you have logged off from your Twitter user account. https://twitter.com/personalization).

You may access additional information in the Twitter privacy statement at (https://twitter.com/de/privacy).

b) Xing
Plugins of the social network Xing of XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland ((hereinafter referred to as: “Xing”) are integrated into our web pages. Xing is an Internet-based social network that facilitates the interconnection of users with existing or new business contacts. Individual users can create their own personal profile using Xing.

You may access more detailed information on Xing plugins at https://dev.xing.com/plugins.

By clicking the Xing button, Xing receives the information, which specific sub-page of our website you visit. If you are also logged in to Xing, Xing recognises with each access to our website, which specific sub-page of our website you visit. The Xing component collects this information and Xing matches this information to your Xing account. If you click on the integrated Xing button on our web page, for example the “share button”, Xing matches this information to your personal Xing account and stores this personal data.

If you do not want Xing to match your visit on our web pages to your Xing account, please ensure that you have logged off from your Xing user account.

The data protection provisions published by Xing provide information on collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing (see https://www.xing.com/privacy). At https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection you can find data protection notes for the XING share button.

c) LinkedIn
Plugins of the social network LinkedIn of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA are integrated into our web pages. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland is the competent organisation for data protection matters outside of the USA (hereinafter referred to as: „LinkedIn“). LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that facilitates the interconnection of users with existing or new business contacts. Individual users can create their own personal profile using LinkedIn.

You may access more detailed information on LinkedIn plugins at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins

By clicking the LinkedIn button, LinkedIn receives the information, which specific sub-page of our website you visit. If you are also logged in to LinkedIn, LinkedIn recognises with each access to our website, which specific sub-page of our website you visit. The LinkedIn component collects this information and LinkedIn matches this information to your LinkedIn account. If you click on the integrated LinkedIn button on our web page, for example the “share button”, LinkedIn matches this information to your personal LinkedIn account and stores this personal data.

WIf you do not want LinkedIn to match your visit on our web pages to your LinkedIn account, please ensure that you have logged off from your LinkedIn user account.

The data protection provisions published by LinkedIn provide information on collection, processing and use of personal data by LinkedIn (see https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy). The Cookie guideline of LinkedIn can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

7. Newsletter – Mailchimp
Our Newsletter is distributed by our distribution service provider “MailChimp”, a Newsletter distribution platform of the American provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You may inspect the distribution service provider’s data protection provisions at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield framework. This certification warrants compliance with an adequate level of data protection (please see also https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). We engage this distribution service provider based on our justified interests according to Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 point f) GDPR and based on a data processing service agreement in accordance with Art. 28 Para 3 S. 1 GDPR. The distribution service provider may use the data of the recipients in a pseudonym form i.e. without match to a user, to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimise distribution and display of the Newsletters or for statistical purposes. The distribution service provider does, however, not use the data of Newsletter recipients to contact these recipients on its own behalf or to disclose the data to third parties.

8. Rights of Data Subjects
You have the right:

9. Right to object
If your personal data is processed based on justified interests according to Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right according to Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation or in the case the objection is lodged against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will comply with and implement without any information of a particular situation being required.

If you wish to exercise your right to withdrawal or your right to object, it is sufficient to send an email to info@kuettner-rechtsanwaelte.de.

10. Data Security
We employ appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulations, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Security measures are continually improved according to the latest technology standards.

11. Up-To-Dateness and Changes to this Privacy Statement
This privacy statement is currently valid. The version is May 2018.

Further development of our website or due to changed statutory or official requirements it may become necessary to change this privacy statement. You can access and print out the valid privacy statement at any time on the main page of our website.

Governing Law
Any information on our website, as well as any issues and disputes in connection with this website are governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Concept and Realisation
Aclewe GmbH Werbeagentur
Marzellenstraße 43b
50668 Köln
T+ 49 221 913936 30
info@aclewe.de

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