Thank you very much for your interest in our website, (hereinafter the "Website"). This Website is operated by GRAEF Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, Jungfrauenthal 8, 20149 Hamburg. Here you can find more information about our services, expertise and team.

In what follows, we will provide you with information about how we use your personal data when you visit our Website and which rights you have with respect to our use of your personal data. If you have any questions about our use of your personal data, please contact us (at the fax number or e-mail address shown in Section 5 below).

  1. Collection and use of personal data; cookies and web analysis
    1. Anyone is free to visit our Website without having to register.
    2. We use so-called "cookies" on our Website, i.e., text files that are stored on your terminal device and that can be used to collect certain user-specific settings and technical information. This allows us to improve your experience when using the Website. Using cookies is standard practice on many websites. Cookies are stored on your terminal device, not on our Website.

      Opt-out, objection rights

      If you do not wish cookies to be stored on your terminal device, wish to delete stored cookies, or wish to be notified when cookies are stored, you can select the appropriate settings in your browser, e. g. by selecting the browser setting "accept no cookies." You will find step-by-step instructions in the help menu of your browser.
    3. We use the web analytics software Piwic for our Website. Like our Website, Piwic uses cookies (see Section 1.2 above), which are stored on your terminal device and allow for analysis of your use of the Website. The information collected by analyzing the use of our Website is stored on our own servers in Germany and is analyzed in-house only. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to storage, so that visitors of the Website cannot be identified. Data collected via Piwic are used only for statistically analyzing website traffic to improve our Website and are not merged with personal data, either at the time data are collected or at any time thereafter. Data are not transferred to third parties.

      By using the Website without objection you agree that your personal data may be processed in the manner and for the purpose described above.

      Opt-out, objection rights

      You may object to Piwik analysis of your personal data. There are different ways of doing so:

      For example, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your terminal device by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. If you wish to prevent an analysis of your online behavior in general, you can activate the "Do Not Track" option of current web browsers in your browser.

      In addition, you can object to and prevent Piwik analysis of your personal data by clicking on the link below. The link will take you to a website where you can check and see whether your visit to this Website is currently subject to web analysis by Piwik. If you click on the designated button, a Piwik deactivation cookie will be stored in your browser. Your visits to the Website will then no longer be tracked by Piwik.

      Piwik Preferences

      Note that if you remove cookies that have been stored in your browser, the Piwik deactivation cookie of this Website likewise will be deleted. The Piwik deactivation cookie is valid only for the specific terminal device on which it is stored. If you use a different terminal device, you will have to object to Piwik analysis of your personal data once again.
    4. Except as described above we collect and use only personal data that you provide to us by e-mail. "Personal data" are data about your personal or other circumstances (e. g. name, mailing address, e-mail address).
  2. Disclosure of Data to Third Parties
    Your personal data will be kept confidential and will be disclosed to third parties only if you have expressly consented to disclosure, disclosure is necessary to process your inquiries, or disclosure is required by law.
  3. Processing and Deletion of Data
    We will delete personal data as required by applicable law or promptly upon your request, unless we are required by law to keep such data on file.
  4. Protection of Data
    We constantly make efforts to take reasonable precautions to prevent any unauthorized access of personal data, as well as any unauthorized use of or tampering with personal data, and to minimize associated risks. However, providing personal data, whether done in person, by telephone, or by encrypted e-mail online, is always associated with certain risks beyond our control.
  5. Questions about Data Privacy, Contact
    Please contact us if you have any questions about your personal data that we have stored, or if you wish to correct, block or delete any of your personal data. If you have any questions about data privacy, please contact:

    fax: +49 (0)40 806000 911
    Kerstin Ann-Susann Schäfer, Ph. D. (UCT)

    Certified Data Protection Representative (TÜV)