Privacy Policy

Responsible for the data processing on this website is

Rechtsanwalt Sebastian Louven

Seminarstraße 4
32756 Detmold

Phone: + 49 157 71 71 98 90 45

E-Mail: privacy@louven.legal

Security of your data

I use encryption procedures on my website (e.g. SSL over HTTPS) to protect the security of your personal data during transmission. This corresponds to the current state of the art.

Changes

I will adapt this policy in case of actual or legal need to meet the current requirements. The most current version of my privacy policy is always valid. Please inform yourself at the beginning of each use of my website about the data protection information valid at that time.

Your rights

You can use the rights listed below under the aforementioned contact information or via the contact form provided on this website:

  • Information about all your data stored with us and their processing (Art. 15 DSGVO),
  • Correcting incorrect personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO),
  • Deletion of the personal data stored by us about you (Art. 17 DSGVO),
  • Restriction of data processing (e.g. in case we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO),
  • Objection to the processing of your data (Art. 21 DSGVO)
  • Data portability, if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 DSGVO).
  • Revocation of any consent granted with effect for the future (Art. 7 DSGVO)

Irrespective of this, your right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority remains. An up-to-date list of supervisory authorities and their addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Data processing on my website

1. Collection of general information

Type and purpose of processing: When you access my website, general information is collected by the provider (so-called server log files). The latter regularly include the operating system and web browser you use, your IP address and the domain name of your Internet service provider. I never use your data to draw conclusions about your person or your behaviour.

Legal basis of the processing: The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO on the basis of my legitimate interest in improving and maintaining the stability, integrity, security and functionality of my website.

Recipients: Recipients of your personal data may be technical service providers who act as contract processors for the operation and maintenance of my website. I have concluded corresponding necessary contracts for order processing with these service providers.

Duration of storage: The personal data are deleted when the purpose of the processing is fulfilled. This is generally the case for the data used to provide the website, when the respective session has ended.

Provision required or necessary: You are not obliged to provide me with the aforementioned personal data. Without the transmission of an IP address, however, the use of my website is not possible for technical reasons.

2. Comments on the blog

Type and purpose of processing: On my website you can make comments on individual blog posts. If you click on the button “POST COMMENT”, the personal data you have entered yourself will be transmitted to me by your browser and stored in my system. In addition to the personal data mentioned under 1., this concerns in any case your IP address and the time of sending your comment, as well as, if applicable, additionally your name, your email address and your website. I use this data to prevent abusive comments on my website. I authorize each comment within my discretion before it is publicly visible. There is no claim to publish a comment.

Legal basis of the processing: The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO on the basis of my legitimate interest in the presentation of your comment on my website and the verification of the origin of the comment as well as its contents.

Recipients: Recipients of your personal data may be technical service providers who act as contract processors for the operation and maintenance of my website. I have concluded corresponding necessary contracts for order processing with these service providers.

Duration of storage: The personal data are deleted when the purpose of the processing is fulfilled. This is generally the case for the data used to display your comment for as long as it is required to display the comment. Within the scope of my discretion, I regularly decide whether published comments are deleted.

Provision required or necessary: You are not obliged to provide me with the aforementioned personal data. Without the transmission of an IP address and the time of the comment, however, the use of the comment function is not possible for technical reasons.

3. Newsletter

Type and purpose of processing: I offer a newsletter subscription, in the context of which I inform you about current developments in my main areas of practice (in particular antitrust law and telecommunications law), as well as my services. 

The registration is carried out by means of the so-called Double-Opt-in-Procedure (DOI). First of all, you enter an email address in a registration form. After clicking the “Register” button (first opt-in), you will receive an email at this address asking you to confirm your registration (second opt-in). This DOI procedure is necessary to prevent misuse of your email address. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to be able to prove that the procedure has been legally followed. This includes the storage of the time of registration and confirmation, the IP address and the email address. You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe (opt-out). You can revoke your consent by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail, by sending an e-mail to privacy@louven.legal or by sending a message to the contact data provided in the imprint.

I evaluate the user behaviour of the newsletter subscribers in the context of a performance measurement. This is done through a so-called “web-beacon” in the newsletter. This is a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the server of the newsletter service provider when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information on the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of retrieval, is initially collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of my newsletter based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour on the basis of their retrieval locations (which can be determined by means of the IP address) or the access times. This analysis also includes determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor, if used, that of the mailing service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations rather serve to identify the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.

Used services and service providers: Mailchimp: e-mail marketing platform; service provider: “Mailchimp” – Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA; website: https://mailchimp.com; privacy statement: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/; Privacy Shield (ensuring the level of data protection when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active.

Legal basis of the processing: The processing of the registration data as well as the measurement of success is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO within the framework of your consent. Revocation of consent to performance measurement is only possible if the subscription is terminated at the same time. The DOI procedure is also carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of my legitimate interest in direct marketing, if and to the extent that this is permitted by law, e.g. in the case of advertising to existing customers. The processing by services and service providers used is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO on the basis of my legitimate interest in the efficient and secure execution of my newsletter. 

Duration of storage: I will store deleted e-mail addresses for up to three years after the end of the year in which they were deleted, in order to be able to prove a previously given consent and the legality of the registration procedure. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defence against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time. In case of obligations to permanently observe objections, I reserve the right to store the email address in a blacklist for this purpose alone.

Provision required or necessary: You are not obliged to provide me with the aforementioned personal data. Without the provision of a functioning email address, the DOI procedure and the measurement of success, however, the newsletter subscription is technically not possible.