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Privacy Policy

We put great emphasis on protecting your data. In order to guarantee that you are fully informed about the collection and processing of personal data on our website, please read the information below.


Schalast & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB (hereinafter: ”Schalast” or “we”), based at Neuer Wall 77, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, is a controller pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other national data protection laws of EU member states as well as other relevant data protection regulations.

You can contact our data protection officer at


On principle, we collect and process your personal data only to provide you a functional website as well as our content and services (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Furthermore, we only store the technical information transmitted by the internet provider (IP address, date and time of the request, webpages visited) for reasons of data security and to track unlawful access to our web server if applicable. Furthermore, we store the data you voluntarily provide via our website, our contact form or email (e.g., your name and your email address) to process your inquiries (Art. 6 (1) (b) or (f) GDPR). When processing this data, we observe the applicable legal regulations, especially those of the GDPR and other national data protection laws.


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored in the web browser on your computer system. We use cookies to improve your experience of using our website. Some of our website’s elements require the browser to also be identifiable after a page change. The legal basis for processing personal data using cookies can be found in Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Some features of our websites cannot be offered without the use of technically necessary cookies. These require the browser to also be identifiable after changing the page (e.g., adoption of language settings). The personal data collected through technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles.

Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted from there to our website. Therefore, the user has full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, not all functions of the website might be fully accessible.

We take your preferences into account and process data for analysis purposes only if you give us your consent by clicking on “Accept all”. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.


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Communication is available via the provided email address. In this case, the personal data transmitted with the email will be stored. In this context, personal data will not be transferred to third parties. The data will be used solely to process the inquiry. In the case that we make use of third parties for the implementation and execution of processes (e.g., hosting or IT maintenance), the stipulations of the GDPR will be complied with.

We guarantee that we will not pass on your personal data to third parties willingly unless we are legally obligated to do so, or you have previously given us explicit permission. In particular, we will not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties. However, please be aware that exchanging correspondence through email entails significant security risks, and, in particular, the risk that email communications are obtained by unauthorized third parties cannot be precluded.


Personal data that we receive via email or via our website will only be stored as long as it serves the purpose it was provided for. The technical information mentioned above which is directly recorded on our server will be stored for 7 days and then deleted. The duration of storage of certain data amounts to up to 10 years only in cases where commercial or tax law dictate a retention obligation.


We maintain online presences on social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with clients, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services.

We draw your attention to the fact that you use these pages and their functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating).

When you visit our various online presences, the respective provider of the website records your IP address and other information that is available on your PC in the form of cookies. The data collected about you in this context is processed by the respective provider and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. What information the service providers receive and how it is used is described in general terms in their respective data use policies. There you will also find information on how to contact us and how to set up advertisements.

As the provider of the information service, we also collect and process data from your use of our service for the purpose of advertising and communication, to answer your questions and various products, services and events. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) and b) GDPR.

In the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can directly take appropriate measures and provide information. If you still need help, you can of course contact us.

You can also find us at:


This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called “cookies,” which are text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse your use of this website. In conjunction with this, the information about the use of this website generated by the cookie will be archived on our server. Prior to archiving, the IP address will first be anonymised. 

Matomo cookies will remain on your device until you delete them. 

The storage of Matomo cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g., an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time. 

The information generated by cookies concerning the use of this website shall not be shared with any third parties. You may prevent the storage of cookies at any time by making pertinent changes to your browser software settings; however, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. 

If you do not consent to the storage and use of your data, you have the option to deactivate the storage and use of such data here. In this case, an opt out cookie will be placed in our browser, which prevent the storage of usage data by Matomo. If you delete your cookies, this will also result in the deletion of the Matomo opt out cookie. Hence, you will have to reactivate the opt out when you return to visit this website.


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We use “Google AdWords“ on our website, a service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google AdWords allows us to present our attractive offer on external websites with the help of advertisements (so-called Google AdWords). In this way, we can determine how successful individual advertising campaigns are. These advertisements are delivered by Google through so-called “ad servers“. We use so-called ad server cookies for this with whose help certain parameter of performance analysis, such as ad impressions or clicks by users, can be measured. If you are referred to our website from a Google ad, Google AdWords will store a cookie on your computer. These cookies typically expire after 30 days. With this cookie, the following information is generally save das analysis data: unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversion), opt-out information (label indicating that the user does not want to be addressed again). These cookies allow Google to recognise your browser. If a user visits certain pages of an AdWords client’s website and the cookie on their computer has not yet expired, Google and the client can detect that the user has clicked the ad and has been referred to the website. Every AdWords client is assigned a different cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be tracked via AdWords clients‘ websites. We do not collect or process any personal data ourselves in the mentioned advertisements. We solely receive statistical analyses from Google. By means of these analyses, we can determine which of the used advertisements are especially effective. We do not receive further data from the use of these advertisements; in particular, we cannot identify users by means of this information. As part of the deployed marketing tools, your browser will automatically establish a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the extent and the further use of the data collected by Google through Google AdWords. To our knowledge, Google receives the information that you have visited the relevant part of our website and have clicked our advertisement. If you have a Google user account and are logged in, Google can assign your visit to your user account. Even if you are not registered or logged in with Google, there is a possibility that Google can detect and save your IP address.

We use Google AdWords for marketing and optimisation purposes, especially in order to place ads relevant and interesting to you, to improve campaign performance reports, and achieve a fair calculation of marketing costs. This also includes our legitimate interest in the processing of data described above by the third-party provider. Article 6(1) S. 1 lit. 1 GDPR serves as legal basis. In addition we will ask for your consent, when you are visiting our website, according to Article 6 (1) S. 1 lit. a GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in your web browser’s settings. Please note that in that case not all functions of our website may be fully operational. The prevention of the storage of cookies is also possible by setting your web browser to block cookies from the domain ““ ( Please note that this setting will be deleted if you delete your cookies. Additionally, you can deactivate interest-related advertisements at the link Please note that this setting will also be deleted if you delete your cookies.

Additionally, Google has submitted to the EU-U.S. privacy shield framework and has been certified. Therefore, Google commits to comply with standards and regulations of European data privacy law. Find further information in the post linked below:

Information of the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Find further information about data use by Google, about setting and dissent options as well as data privacy at the following Google websites: privacy statement:


If your personal data is being processed, you are a data subject according to the GDPR and are entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis the controller:

  • You are entitled to access information about whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us.
  • You have the right to rectification and/ or completion of personal data concerning you vis-à-vis the controller insofar as the data concerning you is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • In accordance with the legal requirements, you are entitled to request a restriction of processing of personal data concerning you.
  • You are entitled to request from the controller to immediately delete the personal data concerning you (Right to Data Erasure).
  • Furthermore, you have a right to data portability.
  • You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with regards to Article 7(3) GDPR.
  • For reasons arising from your particular situation, you are entitled to object to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time, according to Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR.
  • Lastly, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (e.g., Der Hamburgische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit (HmbBfDI), Kurt-Schumacher-Allee 4, 20097 Hamburg, Germany, or the respective supervisory authority in your country of residency).


If you no longer consent with the storage of your personal data or if you wish to exercise your rights as a data subject, we will comply with your request within the scope of regulatory requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact with questions, requests and suggestions regarding the processing of your personal data and for information, correction, restriction or erasure of data, as well as objecting to a processing of your personal data.