Data protection

Data protection

1. Name and contact data of the controller responsible for data processing and of the company’s data protection officer

This data privacy information applied to the processing of data by:

Controller: rugekrömer Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (hereinafter referred to as: rugekrömer), Hans-Henny-Jahnn-Weg 9, 22085 Hamburg, Email:, telephone: +49 (0)40 270755-0, fax: +49 (0) 40 270755-55.

rugekrömer’s data protection officer, attorney-at-law Justus Maerker, LL. M., can be reached via the aforementioned address and at

2. The collection and storage of personal data, and the nature and purpose of their use

When you access our website at, the browser used by your terminal will automatically send information to our website server,  where it will be temporarily stored in a logfile. This process requires no intervention on your part. Through it, the following information is recorded and stored until it is automatically erased:

  • the IP address of the requesting computer,
  • the date and time of access,
  • the name and URL of the file accessed,
  • the website, from which the user was referred to our website (Referrer URL),
  • he browser and, if applicable, operating system used on your computer, as well as the name of your access provider.
  • The above data are processed by us for the following purposes:
  • to ensure smooth connection with the website,
  • to ensure convenient use of the website,
  • to evaluate system security and stability, and
  • to perform further administrative tasks.

The legal basis for processing is point (f) of Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 GDPR. The foregoing purposes constitute our legitimate interest in such data processing. Under no circumstances do we use the data recorded to make inferences about you. We also use cookies and analysis services for visits to our website. Further information in this regard is provided in item 4 of this Data Privacy Policy.

3. Disclosure of data

We transmit your personal data to third parties for no purposes other that those specified in the following.

We only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have provided explicit consent pursuant to point (a) of  Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 GDPR,
  • disclosure is required pursuant to point (f) of  Art.  6 (1) Sentence 1 GDPR for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data.
  • we are legally obliged to disclose your data pursuant to point (c) of  Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 GDPR, and such disclosure is
  • legally permissible and, per point (b) of  Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 GDPR, necessary for the performance of the contract to which you are party.

4. Analysis tool

We use the services offered by etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany ( to analyse usage data. These tracking measures are conducted on the basis of point (f) of Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 GDPR. Here, our legitimate interest lies in optimising our online offering and internet presence. As we place great importance on our users’ privacy, etracker anonymises the IP address as early as possible and converts the etracker registration or device identification information into a unique identifier that cannot be attributed to an individual person. etracker does not use data for other purposes, does not combine the data with other data and does not forward data to third parties.

These tracking measures use cookies that facilitate statistical analyses of how the visitors use this website and enable the website to show usage-related content and advertisements. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser stores on the user’s terminal. etracker cookies do not contain information that could be used to identify a user.

The data generated by etracker are processed and stored by etracker on behalf of the website provider. Processing and storage takes place only in Germany and is subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. In this respect, etracker has been independently tested, certified and awarded the privacy seal s

You can object to the above data processing at any time insofar as it pertains to you personally. Objections have no negative consequences for you.

For more information on etracker’s data protection standards, please go to

5. Rights of data subjects


  • Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to obtain information about the personal data concerning you that we have processed. This right entitles you to, in particular, obtain information on the purposes of processing; on the categories of personal data concerned; on the categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed; on the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored; on the existence of the right to request rectification or erasure, the right to request restriction of processing or objection and the right to object to such processing; on the source of your data where such data were not collected by us; on the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved.
  • Pursuant to Art. 16, you have the right to obtain from us, without undue delay, the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data concerning you that is stored by us.
  • Pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you, unless the processing of such data is required for purposes of exercising the right of freedom of expression and information or of complying with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing where you contest the accuracy of your personal data; where processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data concerned; where we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and where you have  objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR.
  • Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and also have the right to transmit those data to another controller.
  • Pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. If you exercise this right, we may no longer perform the data processing that we had been performing on the basis of such consent.
  • Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can lodge such complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for your place of residence, your place of work, or our office location,

6. Right to object

Where your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests as per point (f) of Art 6 (1) Sentence 1 GDPR, you have the right to,  pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, object to personal data processing on grounds relating to your particular situation or where your objection applies to processing for direct marketing purposes. Where the latter applies, you have a general right to object without being required to provide information on your particular situation. If you want to make use of your right to object, simply send a corresponding email to

7. Data security

To ensure that your connection with our website is secure, we use the standard SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in combination with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. This will generally be 256-Bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-Bit encryption, then we use 128-Bit v3 technology. You can tell when a website page of ours is transmitted in encrypted form because a key or lock icon will be shown in the bottom status bar of your browser. We also implement suitable technological and organisational security measures to protect your data against random or wilful manipulation, full or partial loss, destruction, and unauthorised third party access. These security measures will be continually adapted in accordance with technological developments.

8. Impermissible use of contact data

Third parties are prohibited from using the contact data published in the legal notice or in similar sections – for example postal address, telephone number, fax number, email address – for purposes of sending us unsolicited information. We explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of spam emails sent in violation of this prohibition.

9. Up-to-dateness of and amendments to this Data Privacy Policy

This Data Privacy Policy is currently valid and was last amended in May 2018. Further developments to our website and offering or changes to statutory or official regulations may require us to amend this Data Privacy Policy.