Data protection declaration for the website and other online presence of von Ilsemann Helms Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

in particular under consideration of the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: “GDPR”).

1. Name and contact details of the party responsible for processing

von Ilsemann Helms Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB (hereinafter „von ILSEMANN | HELMS“), Colonnaden 25, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

T +49 40 228589990
F +49 40 228589999

Partner: Julian von Ilsemann und Gunnar Helms

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the method and purpose of use

a) When visiting our website
When calling up our website, information is automatically sent to the server of our website via the browser used on your end device. This information shall be temporarily stored in a so-called “Logfile”.

The following information shall be collected, without you taking any action, and shall be stored until automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which access is gained (referrer URL),
  • The used browser and possibly the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The above-mentioned data shall be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • to ensure that the website connection is correctly established,
  • to ensure comfortable use of our website,
  • to analyse system security and stability
  • necessary administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 sec. 1 pg. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest comes from the above listed purposes of data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purposes of drawing conclusions about you resp. your identity.

We also use cookies on our website. For further details regarding cookies please refer to section 4. of this data protection information.

b) When visiting our other online presence (should we provide such other online presence)
When visiting our other online presence (such as Xing or LinkedIn, if we are presented there), personal data may also be processed, similar to when visiting our website. This data protection information therefore applies accordingly to the processing of such personal data by von ILSEMANN | HELMS. In all other respects, please also observe the data protection declarations of the respective provider (Xing, LinkedIn, etc.).

c) When registering for our newsletter (should we offer one)
If you have provided your explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 pg. 1 lit. a GDPR, we shall use your email address to regularly send you our newsletter. Provision of an email address is sufficient for receipt of the newsletter. Unsubscription is possible at any time, such as by using the link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your unsubscription request at any time to info(at) by email.

3. Transfer of data

We do not transmit your data to third parties for any other purposes than those specified as follows.

We shall only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given your explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 pg. 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • Transfer is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 pg. 1 lit. f GDPR to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to suspect that you have a predominant interest worth protecting to non-transfer of your data,
  • In cases where there is a legal obligation to transfer information in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 pg. 1 lit. c GDPR, and
  • this is legally permitted and required to process contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 pg. 1 lit. b GDPR.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files which are automatically created by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and – by the current state of knowledge – contain no viruses, Trojan horses or other malware.

In the cookie, information is stored that arise in connection with the specifically used device. However, this does not mean that we as a result directly gain knowledge of you resp. your identity.

The use of cookies serves the purpose, on the one hand, of making the use of our service more enjoyable for you. For example, we use session cookies to detect that you have already visited individual pages of our website. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website. In addition, we use temporary cookies, also in order to enhance user-friendliness, which are stored on your device for a specific, defined period of time. When you visit our site again, it will automatically be recognized that you have previously visited us and what information you entered and settings you made, so you do not have to repeat this process.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes, in order to protect our legitimate interests under Art. 6 sec. 1 pg. 1 lit. f GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notification always appears before a new cookie is saved. However, if you fully disable cookies you may not be able to use all the functions of our website.

5. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, to request information on your personal data we have processed. In particular, you may demand information about the purposes of processing, the category of your personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your personal data has been or will be disclosed, the planned period of storage, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, or restriction of processing or appeal, the existence of a right to complain, the source of your data if it has not been collected by us, and the existence of automatic decision-making including profiling and meaningful information on details as applicable;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to demand the prompt correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data we have saved;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, to demand the deletion of your personal data we have stored, as long as processing is not necessary to exercise the right to free expression of opinion and information, to fulfil a legal obligations, due to public interest reasons or to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of processing of your personal data, if the accuracy of data is disputed by you, processing is irregular but you reject deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need it for enforcing, exercising or defending legal claims or if you have appealed against processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to demand the transfer of your personal data, which you have provided us with, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format to you or to another responsible party;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 sec. 3 GDPR, to revoke the consent you have given at any time. This means that in future we are not allowed to continue with data processing, which is based on this consent; and
  • in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority responsible for your usual place of residence, your workplace or for the place of our firm.

6. Right to object

If your personal data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 pg. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR to lodge an appeal against the processing of your personal data, if reasons exist, which result from your specific situation, or if the appeal is against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which shall be implemented by us without providing details of a specific situation. If you would like to make use of your right to appeal or object, an email to info(at) is sufficient.

7. Data security

We use the widespread SSL method (Secure Socket Layer) within the website visit, combined with the maximum encryption level supported by your browser. This is generally a 256 Bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256 Bit encryption, we fall back on 128 Bit v3 technology instead. You can recognise whether an individual page of our Internet site is transmitted with encryption by the closed image of the key or lock symbol in the browser status bar. We also make use of appropriate technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or full loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our safeguards are continually updated in line with developments in technology.

8. Update and change of this data protection information

It may become necessary to amend this data protection information due to the further development of our website and its offers or due to amended legal or authority stipulations. The latest version of our data protection information can always be retrieved on our website.