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Privacy Statement of Klaus Diepenbruck, Specialist Lawyer for Labor Law

(In accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective as of May 25, 2018)

Collection and storage of personal data; nature and purpose of their use

When you visit my website,, the browser which you use on your device automatically transmits information to the server of my website. Such information is temporarily retained in a so-called log file. In this process, the following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until its automated erasure:

  *   IP address of the computer which sends the request,

  *   date and time of access,

  *   name and URL of the retrieved file,

  *   the website from which access is made (referrer URL),

  *   the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The data referred to above are not processed by me but erased automatically.

The legal basis for data processing as aforesaid is Article 6(1), sentence 1, lit. (f) GDPR. I do not use the data collected for the purpose of drawing any conclusions about yourself under any circumstances.

Furthermore, I do not use any analytics services for visits to my website.

Disclosure of data

Your personal data are not transferred to any third parties.

I only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  *   you have given your express consent thereto subject to Article 6(1), sentence 1, lit. (a) GDPR,

  *   disclosure subject to Article 6(1), sentence 1, lit. (f) GDPR is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and no reason exists to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data,

  *   in the event that a statutory obligation to disclose data applies subject to Article 6(1), sentence 1, lit. (c) GDPR, and

  *   this is permitted by law and required for performing contractual relationships with yourself subject to Article 6(1), sentence 1, lit. (b) GDPR.


I use cookies on my site. These are small files that your browser creates automatically and that are stored on your device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit my website. Cookies do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.

A cookie stores information which arises in connection with the specific terminal device used. However, this does not mean that I gain any direct knowledge of your identity as a result. The use of cookies on my part serves exclusively to make using my online offering more convenient for you and is restricted to the individual visit to the webpage.  

The data processed by cookies are required for the aforesaid purposes to safeguard our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties pursuant to Article 6(1), sentence 1, lit. (f) GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or that a prompt is always displayed before a new cookie is created. Disabling cookies completely, however, may mean that you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Social media

Contents cannot be shared via links to Facebook, Xing and Google+1 on my site.

Rights of data subjects

You are entitled:

  *   pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, to request access to your personal data processed by me. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged retention period, the existence of the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data where the data have not been collected by me, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about the details thereof;

  *  pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data or the completion of your personal data stored by me;

  *  pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by me, unless such processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, on the grounds of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;

  *  pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, to obtain the restriction of processing of your personal data where the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, but you oppose the erasure of such data and I no longer require the data but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of 

legal claims or if you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR;

  *  pursuant to Article 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data which you have provided to me, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another controller;

  *   pursuant to Article 7(3) GDPR, to withdraw your consent at any time after having given such consent to me. As a result, we will not be allowed to continue data processing based on such consent in the future and

  *   pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you may contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or place of work or the place where my law office is established.

Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6(1), sentence 1, lit. (f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 21 GDPR provided that there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation or the objection relates to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which is implemented by us with no requirement to indicate a specific situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, it is sufficient to send an email to:

Current status of and changes to this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement is currently applicable and was last amended in May 2018.