Data Protection Policy

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

This information on data protection applies to data processing by:

responsible party: Utzerath Chancellery, Dr. Thomas Utzerath (lawyer), Königsallee 60F, 40212 Düsseldorf, Germany,


Telephone: +49 (0)211 – 542 56 500

Fax: +49 (0)211 – 542 56 501

  1. Recording and saving personal data and the nature and purpose of their use
  2. a) When visiting the web site

When our web site is called-up, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to the server of our web site. This information is stored temporarily in a log file. The following information is thereby recorded, without any action on your part, and saved until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the inquiring computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and the URL of the file called-up
  • Web site from which access took place (referrer URL),
  • The browser used and possibly the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

The aforesaid data are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Providing a smooth connection to the web site
  • Ensuring easy use of our web site
  • Evaluating the security and stability of the system
  • For other administrative purposes

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 Letter f DSGVO. Our justified interest results in recording data results from the aforesaid purposes. We do not use the recorded data for the purpose of tracing your person under any circumstances. We furthermore deploy cookies and analysis services when you visit our web site. More details are provided below in Items 4 and 5 of this declaration of data protection.

  1. b) When using our contact form

If you have questions of any kind, we provide you with the opportunity to get in contact with us using a form provided on the web site. This requires a valid e-Mail address to be input, so that we know whom the inquiry originates from and so that we can respond to the inquiry. Other details are given voluntarily.

The data used for the purpose of getting in contact with us are processed in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 Letter a DSGVO on the basis of your consent issued voluntarily. The personal data recorded by us for use of the contact form are automatically deleted after the inquiry you have made has been answered.

  1. Disclosure of data

We do not transmit your personal data to third-parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We only disclose your personal data to third-parties in the following cases:

  • You have issued your specific consent for this in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 Letter a DSGVO
  • Disclosure is required to pursue, exercise or defend against legal claims in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 Letter f DSGVO and there is no reason to assume that you have overriding interest worthy of protecting in the non-disclosure of your data
  • In case there is a legal obligation for disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 Letter c DSGVO
  • It is allowed by law and is required to process contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 Letter b DSGVO.
  1. Cookies

We deploy cookies on our site. Cookies are small files generated automatically by your browser, which are saved on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not damage your end device and they do not contain any viruses, trojans or other malware. Information is deposited in the cookie, which is specifically connected to the end device deployed. However, this does not mean that we receive direct knowledge of your identity because of this.

On the one hand, the deployment of cookies helps us to make the use of our site more pleasant for you. We deploy so-called session cookies that enable us to recognise that you have already visited individual pages on our web site before. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

We furthermore deploy temporary cookies likewise to optimise user-friendliness. These are stored on your end device for a period determined beforehand. If you re-visit our site to avail yourself of our services, it is automatically recognised that you have been to us before. We know which inputs and settings you have made, so that you do not need to enter these again.

On the other hand, we deploy cookies to record the use of our web site statistically and for the purpose of optimising our services for you (see Item 5). If our site is re-visited, these cookies enable us to recognise automatically that you have been with us before. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies are required for the foregoing purposes to safeguard our justified interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 Letter f DSGVO.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that cookies are not saved on your computer, or a warning always appears before a new cookie is created. Complete deactivation of cookies can nevertheless mean that you cannot use all the functions on our web site.

  1. Analysis / tracking tools

We deploy Google Analytics for purposes of designing the site to meet requirements and its continuous optimisation, to record the use of our web site statistically and for purposes of evaluating the optimisation of our services for you. Google Analytics is a web analysis service from Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; referred to below as “Google”). The tracking action listed below and deployed by us is performed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 Letter f DSGVO. These interests can be regarded as justified in the sense of the foregoing regulation.

Pseudonymised profiles of usage are compiled and cookies deployed (see Item 4) in the context of our use of Google Analytics. The data generated by the cookie concerning your use of this web site, such as

  • the type and version of your browser
  • the operating system used
  • the referrer URL (the site visited previously)
  • the host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • the time of the server request

are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to analyse the use of our web site, to compile reports about the web site activities and to provide further services tied to the use of the web site and internet usage for the purposes of market research and to design these internet pages to meet requirements. This information may also possibly be transmitted to third parties, if this is prescribed by law or insofar as third parties process these data under order. Your IP address is not merged with other Google data under any circumstances. IP addresses are anonymised, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent cookies from being installed by declaring settings in your browser software; we nevertheless point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of this web site to the full extent in this case.

Moreover, you can prevent the recoding of the data generated by the cookie, which refers to your use of the web site (including your IP address), and stop this data being processed by Google, if you download and install a browser add-on( As an alternative to the browser add-on (in particular, for browsers on mobile end devices), you can additionally prevent recording by Google Analytics, if you click on this link. An opt-out cookie is then set, which prevents your data being recorded in future visits to this web site. The opt-out cookie only applies to this browser, only for our web site and is deposited onto your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will need to re-set the opt-out cookie. Further information on data protection in the context of Google Analytics can be found in Google Analytics Help(

  1. Rights of those affected

You have the following rights:

  • According to Art. 15 DSGVO, to demand information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can demand information about the purposes of processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of the recipients to whom your data is or will be disclosed, the planned duration of storage, the existence of a right of correction, deletion, of restricting the processing or of revocation, the existence of a right of objection, the origin of your data if these were not recorded by us and of the existence of automated decision-making (including profiling and any other meaningful information) on the details;
  • According to Art. 16 DSGVO, to demand the correction of untrue personal data personal data stored by us or their completion without delay;
  • According to Art. 17 DSGVO, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, insofar as processing is not required to exercise the right to express a free opinion and provide information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to pursue, exercise or defend against legal claims;
  • According to Art. 18 DSGVO, to demand a restriction on the processing of your personal data, insofar as you dispute the correctness of the data, processing is unlawful, although you reject their deletion and we no longer require the data but you need them to pursue, exercise or defend against legal claims or you have lodged an objection to their processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • According to Art. 20 DSGVO, to keep your personal data (which you have provided to us) in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to demand that they be transferred to another responsible party;
  • According to Art. 7 Abs. 3 DSGVO, to revoke your consent once issued to us at any time. The consequence of this is that we may not continue processing data based on this consent in the future;
  • According to Art. 77 DSGVO, to object to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can turn to the supervisory authority of your normal residence or workplace or the headquarters of our chancellery.
  1. Right of revocation

Insofar as your personal data are processed on the basis of justified interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 Letter f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, if there are reasons for this which result from your specific situation or if the objection involves direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of revocation that we must implement without details of a specific situation.

If you wish to make use of right of objection or revocation, an e-Mail suffices to

  1. Data security

We use the widespread SSL process (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the highest encryption stage supported by your browser when you visit our web site. As a rule, this is a 256 Bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-Bit encryption, we instead use the 128-Bit v3 technology. You can see from the depiction of the closed key or from the lock symbol in the bottom status bar of your browser whether a single page of our internet presence can be transmitted encrypted.

For the rest, we make use of suitable technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data from accidental or malicious manipulation, from partial or complete loss, from destruction or from unauthorised third-party access. Our security measures are continually improved to keep pace with technological developments.

  1. Topicality and changes to this declaration of data protection

This declaration of data protection is currently valid and hat den Stand April 2018.

It can become necessary to revise this declaration of data protection due to the further development of our web site and services or due to changed laws or official provisions. You can call-up the current version of the declaration of data protection from our web site at at any time and print this out.