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Privacy policy

Privacy policy

We attach great importance to the protection of your personal data. Below, we inform you about the collection of personal data, its use and your rights in this regard.

In this Privacy Policy, Welzer Friz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH ("we", "our" or "the firm") sets forth its practices regarding data collected from users who access our website at ("Website") or otherwise provide us with personal data (collectively, "Users").

Competent Authority under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Königstraße 10 a, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany.


You have the following rights: 

  1. A confirmation as to whether, and to what extent, your personal data is being used and processed, as well as to request access to the personal data stored about you and additional information. 
  2. Request a copy of the personal data which you have voluntarily provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format 
  3. Request a correction of the personal data which we have stored about you
  4. Request the deletion of your personal data 
  5. Object to the processing of your personal data by us 
  6. Request the restriction of the processing of your personal data by us
  7. File a complaint with a supervisory authority

Please note, however, that these rights are not unlimited and are subject to our own legitimate interests as well as regulatory requirements. 

Controller within the meaning of Article 4 (7) of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: DS-GVO”): Welzer & Partner mbB Steuerberater Rechtsanwälte, Johannesstraße 27, 78056 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.

If you would like to make use of any of the rights listed here, or would like to be provided with further information, please feel free to contact us.


We will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to provide our services, comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our policies. Retention periods are based on the type of data collected and the purpose for which it was collected, taking into account both case-specific circumstances and the need to delete outdated and unused information as soon as possible. We retain records containing personal data of clients, documents regarding the creation of accounts, communications and other data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 

We may correct, complete or remove incomplete or inaccurate data at any time and in our sole discretion.

Basis for data collection

The processing of your personal data (i.e., any data which can reasonably be used to identify you; "Personal Data") is necessary for us to provide you with our services, to protect our legitimate interests, and to comply with legal and financial regulatory obligations to which we are subject.

By using this Website, you consent to the collection, storage, use, disclosure and other use of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully before making any decisions.

What data do we collect?

We collect two types of data and information from Zsers. 

The first category includes non-identifying and non-identifiable user data provided or collected through the use of the Website ("Non-Personal Data"). We do not know the identity of the User from whom Non-Personal Data has been collected. Non-Personal Data which may be collected includes aggregate usage data and technical data transmitted by your device, including certain information regarding software and hardware (e.g., browser and operating system used on the device, language setting, access time etc.). We use that data to improve the functionality of our website. We may also collect data about your activity on the Website (e.g. pages viewed, browsing behaviour, clicks, actions etc.).

The second category includes Personal Data , i.e., data which identifies, or can identify, an individual through reasonable measures. Such data includes:
Device Data: We collect Personal Data from your device. Such data includes geolocation data, IP address, unique identifiers (e.g., MAC address and UUID), as well as other data resulting from your activity on the Website.

How do we obtain data about you?

We obtain your personal data from a variety of sources:

  • You provide such data to us voluntarily, for example, when you register on our Website.
  • We obtain such data when you use our Website or access our Website in connection with any of our services.
  • We receive such data from other providers, services, and from public registries (for example, data traffic analysis providers).

How is the data used? to whom is the data disclosed?

We do not disclose user data to third parties, except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use data for the following purposes: for statistical and analytical purposes designed to improve the Website.

In addition to the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, we may disclose personally identifiable information to our trusted third party vendors located in various jurisdictions around the world for the following reasons: Hosting and operating our website.

Your personal data will only be disclosed to third parties if:

  1. you have given your express consent to this (first sentence of Article 6, section 1a) DS-GVO);
  2. the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in the non-disclosure of your data worthy of protection;
  3. a legal obligation to disclose exists (first sentence of Article 6, section 1c)  DS-GVO);
  4. the disclosure is permitted by law and is necessary for the performance of a contractual relationship with you (first sentence of Article 6, section 1b)  DS-GVO).

We may also disclose data when we believe in good faith that this is helpful or appropriate to: (i) comply with applicable laws, regulations, court proceedings or governmental requests; (ii) enforce our policies (including our agreement) and investigate any potential violations thereof; (iii) investigate, detect, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or other misconduct, suspected fraud or security issues; (iv) assert or enforce our own legal claims, or defend ourselves against the claims of others; (v) protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users, your safety or the safety of others; or to (vi) cooperate with law enforcement authorities and/or protect intellectual property or other legal rights.


We and our partners use cookies to provide relevant services. This applies also when you visit our Website or access our services.

A "cookie" is a small piece of data which is associated with your device when you visit a website from this Website. Cookies are useful and can be used for a variety of purposes. These include, for example, facilitating navigation between different pages, automatically activating certain functions, saving your settings and optimizing access to our Services. The use of cookies also allows us to display relevant advertisements tailored to your interests and to collect statistical information about your use of our services. 

This Website uses the following types of cookies:

a. "session cookies" , which ensure a normal system use. Session cookies are only stored for a limited time during a session and are deleted from your device once you close your browser. 

b. "persistent cookies" , which are read only by the Website and are not deleted when you close your browser window, but are stored on your computer for a specified period of time. This type of cookie allows us to identify you on your next visit and to save your settings, for example.  

c. "third-party cookies" , which are set by other online services which are represented with their own content on the page which you visit. These can be, for example, external web analytics companies which record and analyze the access to our Website.

While cookies do not contain any Personal Data which identifies you, the Personal Data which we store may be linked by us to the data contained in the cookies. You can remove cookies through the device settings on your device. When doing so, follow the appropriate instructions. Note that disabling cookies may result in the limitation of certain functions when using our Website.

The tool used by us is based on the technology of Snowplow Analytics. The data which we collect about the use of our Website includes, for example, how often users visit the Website or which areas are accessed. The tool which we use does not collect any Personal Data and is used by our web hosting provider and service provider solely to improve their own offer.

Third party data collection

This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of data which we collect from you. If you post data on other websites or disclose it to third parties on the Internet, different rules may apply. Therefore, always read the general terms and conditions of business and the privacy policy carefully when disclosing data. 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the business practices of business enterprises which we do not own or control, or to anyone other than our employees, including third parties, to whom we disclose such information as described in this Privacy Policy.

How do we protect your information?

We take great care in implementing security measures on the Website to protect your data. We use industry standard practices and policies to ensure the protection of the data which we collect and store, and prevent the unauthorized use of such data. We also require third parties to adhere to similar security requirements in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Although we take reasonable steps to protect data, we cannot be held responsible for the actions of those who gain unauthorized access to, or misuse, our Website, and we make no warranty, express or implied, that we can prevent such access.

Transfer of data outside the european economic area

Please note that some recipients may not be located in the European Economic Area. If this is the case, we will only transfer your data to countries approved by the European Commission with an adequate level of data protection or ensure an adequate level of data protection through a legal agreement.


When you access our Website, we may place ads while using ad technology from outside vendors. This technology uses your services usage data to place ads (for example, by placing third-party cookies on your web browser). 

You may opt out of many third-party ad networks, including networks operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") and the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA"). For information about the practices of NAI and DAA members, the options you have regarding the use of such data by these business enterprises, and how to opt out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites:!/ and!/.


We may use your Personal Data, such as your name, email address, phone number etc., ourselves or disclose it to a third-party subcontractor to provide you with promotional materials regarding our services which may be of interest to you.  

We respect your right to privacy. Therefore, these marketing materials will always provide you with the opportunity to opt out of receiving further mailings. If you unsubscribe, your email address or phone number will be removed from our marketing distribution lists. 

Please note that even if you unsubscribe from receiving our marketing emails, we will continue to send you emails with important information which do not include an unsubscribe option. This includes maintenance messages or administrative notifications.

Corporate transaction

We may disclose data in the event of a corporate transaction (e.g., sale of significant parts of a business, merger, consolidation, or asset sale). If any of the foregoing occurs, the acquirer or the applicable entity will assume the rights and obligations set forth in this Privacy Policy.


The protection of children's data is very important, especially in the online environment. The Website is not designed for, or directed at, children. Any use of our Services by minors is permitted only with the prior consent or authorization of a parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors. If a parent or legal guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Data without their consent, he or she may contact us at

Updates or changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change or revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. You can find the date of the current version under "Last modified on". Your continued use of the platform following the posting of such changes on our Website will constitute your consent to such changes to the Privacy Policy and will be deemed to be your agreement to be bound by the amended terms.

How to contact us

Contact us at with general questions about the Website, the data which we collect about you, or our use of that data.

Welzer Friz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH,
Johannesstrasse 27,
D-78056 Villingen-Schwenningen,
Phone: 07720-60993-00.

Last change 03.11.2022