Data Privacy Policy

Data Privacy Policy

Our website  may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to  certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We  collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address,  telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data  protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated  exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data  protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the  Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to  the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal  information by the provider.

Ansgar Steuer
Rapsweg 2
21244 Buchholz

Tel: +49-04181-9289662

Please be  aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and,  therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data  cannot be ensured.


Our website  makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website  by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files  that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used  to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called "session  cookies" that are deleted once you leave our website.

To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically  recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The  information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite  your access to the website.

You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your  browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you  may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Server Data

For  technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser  transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is  collected:
- type and version of the browser you use
- operating system
- websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
- websites that you visit
- date and time of your visit
- your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may  have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular  person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our  website and services.

Purpose of Registering

We offer you  the opportunity to sign up for our website. The information entered when  signing up, as shown in the registration form

  1. Your name
  2. Your company
  3. Your adress
  4. Your telephonenumber
  5. Your VAT ID
  6. Bankdata
  7. Further optional specifications 

is collected  and stored solely for use by our website. When signing up for our website, we  also store your IP address and the date and time you registered. This serves to  protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge  makes use of your data to sign up for our site. None of this information  is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any  information that may be collected by other components of our website.


Our website  offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter  provides you periodically with information about our services. To receive our  newsletter, we require a valid email address. We will review the email address  you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of  the email address provided or whether the actual owner of said address is  authorized to receive the newsletter. When subscribing to our newsletter, we  will store your IP address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This  serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your  knowledge makes use of your email address to subscribe to our newsletter. We  will not collect any other data. The data thereby collected is used solely for  the purpose of receiving our newsletter. No data is transferred to third  parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that other  components of our website may collect. You may cancel your subscription to the  newsletter at any time. You will find additional details in the email  confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter.

Contacting Us

On our  website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by  using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored  for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is  transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any  information that may be collected by other components of our website.

Posting Comments

On our  website we offer you the opportunity to post comments about individual articles.  For this purpose, the IP address of the user/internet connection subscriber is  stored. This information is stored for our security in the event the author  through his/her comments infringes against third party rights and/or unlawful  content is entered. Consequently, we have a direct interest in the author’s  stored data, particularly since we may be potentially liable for such  violations. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this  information matched to any information that may be collected by other  components of our website.

Use of Google Analytics with anonymization

Our website  uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600  Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“.  Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies“, text files that are stored to  your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site.
The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency  of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s  location in the US and stored there.
In using Google Analytics our website employs the extension, "_gat._anonymizeIp".  In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before  transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to  the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Google uses this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile  reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to  website and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third  parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process this  data on Google’s behalf. 
Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data  held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the  settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however,  that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of  our website.
Furthermore,  Google offers a deactivation add-on for most current browsers that provides you  with more control over what data Google can collect on websites you access. The  add-on tells the JavaScript (ga.js) used by Google Analytics not to transmit  any information about website visits to Google Analytics. However, the browser deactivation  add-on offered by Google Analytics does not prevent information from being  transmitted to us or to other web analysis services we may engage. You can find  additional information on how to install the browser add-on at the following  link:

Use of Facebook components

Our  website employs components provided by Facebook is a service of Facebook  Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Facebook  component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook  component. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of  our website is being visited. 

When you access our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook uses information  gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and  associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. Whenever you  click on the “Like“ button, for example, or enter a comment, this information  is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In  addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs  regardless of whether you click on a component or not.

If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of data by Facebook about  you and your interaction with our website, you must first log out of Facebook  before visiting our website. The data protection policies of Facebook provide  additional information, in particular about the collection and use of data by Facebook,  your rights in this regard as well as the options available to you for  protecting your privacy:

In  addition, tools are freely available on the market that can be used to block  Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons from being added to all commonly used  browsers:

You  can find an overview of Facebook plugins at

Use of Twitter recommendation components

Our website  employs components provided by Twitter. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc.,  795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

Each time our website receives an access request equipped  with a Twitter component, the component prompts your browser to download an  image of this component from Twitter. Through this process, Twitter is informed  precisely which page of our website is being visited.
We have no control over the data that Twitter collects in the process, or over  the extent of the data that Twitter collects. To the best of our knowledge,  Twitter collects the URL of each website accessed as well as the IP address of  the user, but does so solely for the purpose of displaying Twitter components. Additional  information may be obtained from the Twitter data privacy policy, at:

You  may change your data privacy settings in your account settings, at


On the basis  of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have  questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal  information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the  same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you  have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data  deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this  data.

Sample Data Privacy Policy Statement provided by the Law Offices of Weiß & Partner