Data Privacy Notice

Data Privacy Notice

The protection of your personal data is important to us!

With this data protection notice we want to inform you about how we process your personal data when you visit our website or our social media pages or get in touch with us via e-mail or phone. Furthermore, we want to inform you about your rights in relation to the processing of your personal data. With “data processing” we are solely referring to the processing of personal data.

Data Controller

MARCK Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB Batzel Schmittmann, Bäckerstraße 2, 40213 Düsseldorf (MARCK) is the data controller responsible for the processing of your personal data in connection with the visit to our website, our presence in social media and with regard to the use of data by contacting us by phone, fax or email.

General Information on data processing

We generally process the following categories of personal data:

  • – Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses, functions, organizational affiliation etc.)
  • – Contact details (e.g. email, telephone / fax numbers etc.)
  • – Content data (e.g. text input, image files, videos etc.)
  • – Usage data (e.g. access data)
  • – Meta / communication data (e.g. IP addresses)

If, as part of our processing, we disclose data to other people and companies such as web hosts, processors or third parties, transfer them to them or otherwise give them access to the data, this is done on the basis of legal permission if the data subject has given consent or a legal obligation to do so provides.

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be deleted if it is no longer required to achieve the purpose, fulfill the contract or initiate a contract.

If we process data in a third country (ie outside the EU or the EEA) or if this is done as part of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only take place if it is necessary to fulfill our (pre-) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR are met.

Data processing in connection with the visit of our website

Every time our website is accessed, general data and information is stored in the log files of our system:

  • – Date and time of access
  • – Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • – Name and URL of the file accessed
  • – Access status / HTTP status code
  • – Website from which access is made (referrer URL)
  • – The browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider

When using this data, we do not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. There is no personal evaluation or evaluation of the data for marketing purposes or profiling. The IP address is fully anonymized. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR, since the collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the safe operation of the website.

We currently do not use cookies on our website. If we use cookies in the future, we will inform you about our website in accordance with the then applicable regulations.

The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating our website. Here, we or our processor process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of users of our website based on our legitimate interests in the efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR.

Data Processing when contacting us

It is possible to contact us by email using the email addresses provided on our website. In this case, the data transmitted by you (e.g. surname, first name, address), but at least the e-mail address, as well as the information contained in the e-mail together with any personal data you may have transmitted for the purpose of contacting us and processing of your request. Our system also collects the IP address of the calling computer and the date and time of the email. The legal basis for the processing of personal data in the context of emails sent to us is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b or lit. f GDPR.

If you send us a letter or a fax, the data you provide (e.g. last name, first name, address) and the information contained in the letter or fax, along with any personal data you may have transmitted, will be stored for the purpose of contacting and processing your request . The legal basis for the processing of personal data in the context of letters and faxes sent to us is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b or lit. f GDPR.

Online presence in social media

We maintain online presences within social networks to inform the active users about our services and, if interested, to communicate via the platforms. Our social media channels can only be accessed via an external link. As soon as you call up the respective social media profiles in the respective network, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of the respective operators apply. We have no influence on the data collection and its further use by the social networks. There is no information about the extent, at which location and for how long the data is stored, to what extent the networks comply with existing deletion obligations, which evaluations and links to the data are made and to whom the data is passed on. We therefore expressly draw your attention to the fact that your data (e.g. personal information, IP address) is saved by the network operators in accordance with their data usage guidelines and used for business purposes. We process data with regard to social media presences insofar as, for example, comments or direct messages are sent to us. The legal basis for processing the data after the user’s consent is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights in connection with the processing of your personal data:

  • – Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR);
  • – Right to correction (Art. 16 GDPR), deletion (Art. 17 GDPR) and restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR);
  • – the right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR);
  • – and the right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

If processing is based on your consent, you can revoke it at any time. In this case, we will only process your data if there is another legal basis for this. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before the withdrawal.

In addition, every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if the data subject believes that the processing of their personal data violates this regulation .

Data Privacy Notice for Clients

Please find our data privacy notice for clients here. If you have any questions, suggestions or other feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time or write an email to