Data protection

The following data protection information applies to the use of data by

PROJEKTKANZLEI | Lawyer Sebastian Lange

Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 87
D-14467 Potsdam

Phone: +49-331-81 704 704
Telefax: +49-331-81 704 705


Our privacy policy was last updated in October 2021.

Data collection and data usage

Personal data is collected and used by us as follows:

When visiting this website

When visiting this website ( and other websites operated by us (especially, certain data is automatically stored temporarily:

  • IP address of the requesting computer;
  • Date and time of access;
  • Name and URL of the accessed file;
  • Website from which the access originated;
  • browser used and the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your provider

These data are typically automatically deleted afterwards. The temporary storage of this data is necessary to ensure smooth connection setup and for the continuous technical improvement of the website (see Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). Analysis of specific users does not occur with this data.

For details on the use of cookies, you will find more information below.

Sign-up for our newsletter

If according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit If you have explicitly consented according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to send you our newsletter regularly. To receive the newsletter, providing an email address is sufficient.

You can unsubscribe at any time, for example, by using the unsubscribe link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can also send your unsubscribe request at any time via email to the addresses provided above.

When using our contact form

For any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. Providing a valid email address is necessary so that we know who the request is from and can respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit a GDPR based on your voluntarily given consent.

The personal data collected for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted once your inquiry has been processed.

Disclosure of personal data

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

We only share your personal data with third parties if:

  • you have given your explicit consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit GDPR have given explicit consent for this according to Art. 6 para.
  • the disclosure is necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that the disclosure is necessary under Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit under GDPR there is a legal obligation
  • this is legally permissible under Article 6( 1 S. 1 lit GDPR is required for the processing of contractual relationships with you.


We strive to avoid the use of “cookies” as much as possible. “Cookies” are small files that are automatically stored on your device in the background when using the internet. Cookies themselves do not cause any harm. However, they may allow for certain insights into user behavior.

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and stores on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device, nor do they contain viruses, trojans, or any other harmful software.

The cookie stores information related to the specific device being used. However, this does not mean that we have immediate knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies is intended to make your use of our offering more pleasant. Thus, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted once you leave our site.

Furthermore, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognize that you have been with us before and remember the inputs and settings you made so you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the usage of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offering for you (see section 5). These cookies allow us to automatically recognize that you have visited our site before when you return. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties according to Article 6(1)(f) 1 S. 1 lit f DSGVO necessary.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or to always receive a notification before a new cookie is created. However, fully disabling cookies may prevent you from using all features of our website.


The tracking measures listed below and used by us are based on Article 6( 1 S. 1 lit f GDPR performed. With the tracking measures we use, we aim to ensure a needs-based design and continuous optimization of our website. Furthermore, we use tracking measures to statistically record the usage of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offering for you. These interests are considered legitimate under the aforementioned regulation.

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

Google Analytics

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

  • Browser-Typ/-Version,
  • used Operating System,
  • Referrer-URL (visited before),
  • hostname of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server request,

are transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, compile reports on website activities, and provide further services related to website usage and internet usage for market research and customized website design purposes. Additionally, this information may be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that attribution is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; however, please note that in this case, you may not be able to fully utilize all functions of this website.

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

Alternatively to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link: [Google Analytics Opt-out Link]( A cookie will be set to opt you out, preventing the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie applies only to this browser and only for our website, and it is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will need to set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection related to Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help Center (

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

To statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our website for you, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. In this process, Google AdWords sets a cookie (see section 4) on your computer if you arrived at our website through a Google ad.

These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits specific pages of the AdWords customer’s website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page.

Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be tracked across the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained through the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers receive information about the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that allows for the personal identification of users.

If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can also reject the setting of cookies required for this purpose— for example, through browser settings that generally disable automatic cookie setting. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain ““. You can find Google’s privacy policy regarding conversion tracking here: [Google’s Conversion Tracking Privacy Policy](

Social Media Plug-Ins

We use cookies on our website based on Article 6( 1 S. 1 lit We use social media plug-ins from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on our website to increase the visibility of our law firm, based on Article 6( The underlying promotional purpose is considered a legitimate interest under the GDPR. Die Verantwortung für den datenschutzkonformen Betrieb ist durch deren jeweiligen Anbieter zu gewährleisten. We integrate these plugins using the two-click method to protect visitors to our website as effectively as possible.

On our websites, there are plugins from the short message network of Twitter Inc. (Twitter) integrated. You can recognize the Twitter plugins (tweet button) by the Twitter logo on our page. You can find an overview of tweet buttons here: (

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter thereby receives the information that your IP address has visited our site. If you click the Twitter “tweet button” while logged into your Twitter account, you can link the content of our pages to your Twitter profile. As a result, Twitter can associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the pages, we do not have knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter.

If you do not want Twitter to associate your visit to our pages, please log out of your Twitter account.

Further information can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy (

Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR. In particular, you can request information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, or objection, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the source of your data if not collected from you, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the logic involved, where applicable.
  • to request without undue delay the correction of inaccurate or completion of incomplete personal data stored by us, in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR;
  • to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims;
  • to request the restriction of processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR, where the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of the data, and we no longer need the data but you require it for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR;
  • to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format according to Article 20 of the GDPR, or to request its transmission to another controller.
  • According to Article 7, to withdraw your consent given to us at any time according to Article 7(3) of the GDPR. This means that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future, and
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority according to Article 77 of the GDPR. Generally, you can contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work, or our law firm’s headquarters for this purpose.

Right to object

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6( 1 S. 1 lit If your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests under Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data under Article 21 of the GDPR, on grounds relating to your particular situation or if the objection is against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will implement without the need for specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, simply send an email to

Data security

During website visits, we employ the widely-used SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol combined with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. Typically, this involves a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can recognize whether an individual page of our website is transmitted encrypted by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

Furthermore, we employ suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or full loss, destruction, or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological advancements.

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