Privacy Policy

Personal data (usually referred to just as “data” below) will only be
processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of
providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its
contents, and the services offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data
Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “GDPR”),
“processing” refers to any operation or set of operations such as
collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation,
alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission,
dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination,
restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data,
whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular
about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the
processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction
with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components
we use to optimize our website and improve the user experience which may
result in said third parties also processing data they collect and

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about us as controllers of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. Information about the data processing

I. Information about us as controllers of your data

The party responsible for this website (the “controller”) for purposes of data protection law is:

Jan Kohlbach
Kantstraße 6
76137 Karlsruhe

Telephone: +49 176 436 75791

The controller’s data protection officer is:

Jan Kohlbach

II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed,
    information about the data being processed, further information about
    the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art.
    15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17
    GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as
    stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art.
    18 GDPR;
  • to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by
    them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers
    (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe
    that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach
    of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to
whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or
restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18
GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is
impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users
have a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have
the right to object to the controller’s future processing of their data
pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to
data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked
as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the
deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage
obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.

Server data

For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet
browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to
ensure a secure and stable website: These server log files record the
type and version of your browser, operating system, the website from
which you came (referrer URL), the webpages on our site visited, the
date and time of your visit, as well as the IP address from which you
visited our site.

The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data.

The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our
legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality,
and security of our website.

The data will be deleted within no more than seven days, unless
continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In which case,
all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the
investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.


a) Session cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other
storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These
cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your
browser, location data, or IP address.  

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and
secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different
languages or to offer a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR,
insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process
contractual relationships.

If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract,
our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our
website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third-party cookies

If necessary, our website may also use cookies from companies with
whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analyzing, or
improving the features of our website.

Please refer to the following information for details, in particular
for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collection and
processing of data collected through cookies.

c) Disabling cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your
browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have
already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary,
depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use
the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or
contact its maker for support. Browser settings cannot prevent so-called
flash cookies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the
setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this
also depend on the Flash player you are using. If you have any
questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for
your Flash player or contact its maker for support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

User posts, comments, and ratings

We offer you the opportunity to post questions, answers, opinions,
and ratings on our website, hereinafter referred to jointly as “posts.”
If you make use of this opportunity, we will process and publish your
post, the date and time you submitted it, and any pseudonym you may have

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may
revoke your prior consent under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect.
All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent.

In addition, we will also process your IP address and email address.
The IP address is processed because we might have a legitimate interest
in taking or supporting further action if your post infringes the rights
of third parties and/or is otherwise unlawful.

In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our
legitimate interest lies in any legal defense we may have to mount.

Social media links via graphics

We also integrate the following social media sites into our website.
The integration takes place via a linked graphic of the respective site.
The use of these graphics stored on our own servers prevents the
automatic connection to the servers of these networks for their display.
Only by clicking on the corresponding graphic will you be forwarded to
the service of the respective social network.

Once you click, that network may record information about you and
your visit to our site. It cannot be ruled out that such data will be
processed in the United States.

Initially, this data includes such things as your IP address, the
date and time of your visit, and the page visited. If you are logged
into your user account on that network, however, the network operator
might assign the information collected about your visit to our site to
your personal account. If you interact by clicking Like, Share, etc.,
this information can be stored your personal user account and possibly
posted on the respective network. To prevent this, you need to log out
of your social media account before clicking on the graphic. The various
social media networks also offer settings that you can configure

The following social networks are integrated into our site by linked graphics:


Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Privacy Policy:

EU-US Privacy Shield…0000TORzAAO&status=Active


LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place,
Dublin 2, Irland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude
Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA.

Privacy Policy:

EU-US Privacy Shield



Privacy Policy:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analytics
service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street,
Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

The Google Analytics service is used to analyze how our website is
used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate
interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of
our site.

Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, place, time,
or frequency of your visits to our website will be transmitted to a
Google server in the United States and stored there. However, we use
Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function, whereby
Google truncates the IP address within the EU or the EEA before it is
transmitted to the US.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide
us with an evaluation of visits to our website and what visitors do once
there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to
the use of our website and of the internet in general.

Google states that it will not connect your IP address to other data.
In addition, Google provides further information with regard to its
data protection practices at,

including options you can exercise to prevent such use of your data.

In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at

in addition with further information. This add-on can be installed on
the most popular browsers and offers you further control over the data
that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs
Google Analytics’ JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the
website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this
does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other
web analytics services we may use as detailed herein.

Google Fonts

Our website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a
service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street,
Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection
to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate
interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our site.

When you access our site, a connection to Google is established from
which Google can identify the site from which your request has been sent
and to which IP address the fonts are being transmitted for display.

Google offers detailed information at

in particular on options for preventing the use of data.


In order to be able to display fonts and visual elements of our
website, we use FontAwesome’s external fonts.  FontAwesome is a service

Fonticons Inc., 6 Porter Road, Apartment 3R, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA, hereinafter referred to as “FontAwesome”.

When you access our website, a connection is established to the
FontAwesome server in the USA in order to enable and update the display
of fonts and visual elements.

The legal basis is Art.  6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate
interest lies in the optimisation and economic operation of our website.

By connecting to the FontAwesome server when you access our website,
FontAwesome can determine from which website your request was sent and
to which IP address the font should be sent.


FontAwesome offers further information, in particular on the options for preventing data use.

Model Data Protection Statement for Anwaltskanzlei Weiß & Partner