Data Protection Statement


This data protection declaration refers to the use of the website When designing the technical conditions, emphasis was placed on compliance with data protection standards; in particular, the requirements of the GDPR as well as the BDSG in the version coming into force on 25th May 2018 were implemented. The website is designed with a focus on compliance with the principles of data economy and transparency. We therefore refrain from collecting personal data when you visit the website.


1. Name and contact data of the controllerand the external data protection officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by the following:

Controller: KLEINER Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (referred to below as),

Alexanderstr. 3
70184 Stuttgart Germany 
Telephone: +49 711 601708-0
Fax: + 49 711 601708-88

External Data Protection Officer of KLEINER is Ms. Juliane Boscheinen. She can be contacted at CS Datenwerk GmbH, Hauptstr. 1, 68259 Mannheim, for the attention of Ms. Juliane Boscheinen, phone +49-( 0)621-30 73 98 – 0 and fax +49-(0)621-30 73 98-99 and


2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as nature and objective of their use

(1) When you visit the website

When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to our website server. This information is stored temporarily in a so-called log file. In this case, the following information is recorded without your cooperation and stored until automated deletion: 

  • Date of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Website from which access was made (referrer URL)
  • Websites which are accessed by the user’s system via our website
  • Browser used and possibly the operating system of your computer

The designated data are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a trouble-free connection to the website
  • Ensuring convenient use of our website
  • Evaluation of the system security and stability
  • For further administrative purposes

This data is not personal data.

In addition, we use cookies during visits to our website. You can find more detailed explanations about these under Item 4 of this data protection statement.

(2) In case of inquiries to our e-Mail addresses published on the website

In case of questions of any type, you have the opportunity to contact us by e-Mail. We hereby receive knowledge of the e-Mail account from which the inquiry was made. Further information can be disclosed voluntarily.

In case of such inquiries, please bear in mind that unencrypted e-Mails offer no protection against inadmissible reading by third parties. You can contact us and discuss an encrypted transmission of confidential data.

Data with the objective of establishing contact with us by e-Mail are processed according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence. 1 lit. a GDPR, on the basis of your voluntary consent.

The personal data collected by us for contact enquiries are deleted after your enquiry has been dealt with.


3. Information disclosure

Beim Aufrufen der Website werden bereits keine personenbezogenen Daten erhoben. Soweit im Einzelfall dennoch personenbezogene Daten im Zusammenhang mit dem Betrieb der Website anfallen, etwa weil Daten an auf der Website angegebene E-mail-Adressen übermittelt wurden, gelten die folgenden Grundsätze:

No personal data are collected when the website is accessed. If, in individual cases, personal data nevertheless arise in connection with the operation of the website, e.g. because data was sent to e-mail addresses indicated on the website, the following principles apply:

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

We do not pass on your personal data to third parties unless:

  • You have given your explicit consent to this, according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR
  • disclosure is required in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data
  • a legal obligation exists for the transfer according to Art. 6 para. 1sentence 1 lit. c GDPR
  • This is legally admissible and is necessary, according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR, for the execution of contractual relationships with you.


4. Cookies

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

Information is stored in the cookie which results from the specific device  used. However, this does not mean that we acquire direct knowledge of your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies makes our site easier for you to use. We use so-called session cookies in order to recognise that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These cookies are deleted automatically once you leave our site.

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. Nevertheless, the complete deactivation of cookies can result in your not being able to use all the functions available on our website.


5. Social media plug-ins

We currently do not use social media plug-ins.


6. Rights of the data subjects

You have the following rights: 

  • In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the purposes of processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data was or will be disclosed, the planned storage duration, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of the data if these have not been collected from you, as well as about the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;

  • to request immediate correction of inaccurate data or completion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;

  • to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless processing is necessary to exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;

  • In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you. This applies if the processing is illegal, but you refuse deletion of the data and we do not require the data any longer, however you require them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or, in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, you have lodged an objection to the processing;

  • In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request the transmission to another controller;

  • In accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to revoke your given consent at any time. As a consequence, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future;

  • to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority relevant for you at your usual residence or workplace, or at our office headquarters.


7. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right, in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data, insofar as there are reasons for this which result from your special situation, or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection which is applied by us without of the need to specify a special situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-Mail to


8. Data security

We use the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) process in connection with the highest level of encryption that your browser supports. This is generally 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we fall back on 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. We additionally use suitable technical and organisational 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 being continuously improved in line with the progress of technology.


9. Status and changes of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status as of May 2018.

It may be necessary to change this data protection declaration as a result of the further development of our website and the offers it includes, as well as due to changed laws and/or official regulations. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration from the website at at any time.