Privacy Policy

1. Name and Contact Details of the Data Controller and the Firm’s Data Protection Officer

This privacy policy applies in respect of data processing by:

Baukelmann Tretter Rechtsanwälte bei dem Bundesgerichtshof, Ernst-Barlach-Strasse 29, 76227 Karlsruhe, Germany.
The partners are Dr. Peter Baukelmann (attorney-at-law) and Norbert Tretter (attorney-at-law)

E-mail:; tel.: +49-721-943-410; fax: +49-721-943-4141

The firm’s data protection officer is Ms. Assja Ignatova (attorney-at-law). She can be contacted at the above address or by e-mail at

2. Collection and Storage of Personal Data and the Type and Purpose of Its Usage

When you access our website at, the browser in use on your device will automatically send information to our website’s server. This information will be temporarily stored in a log file. The following information will be collected without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically erased:

  • The IP address of the device sending the request
  • The date and time of the access request
  • The name and URL of the website and file accessed
  • The website from which access is made (referrer URL)
  • The browser used (type and version), the operating system of your device, and the device type

The aforementioned data will be processed for the following purposes:

  • Statistical evaluation
  • Ensuring a seamless connection
    to the website
  • Ensuring the usability of our website
  • Evaluating system security and stability
  • Other administrative reasons

The legal basis for data processing is article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (f), of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest arises from the aforementioned list of purposes for which data is collected. Under no circumstances will we use the data collected to deduce any information about your identity.

We also use cookies when you visit our website. For more detailed information, please refer to section 5 of this privacy policy.

3. Disclosure of Data

Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for any purpose other than those outlined above.

We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have granted your express consent for us to do so in accordance with article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (a), of the GDPR,
  • it is necessary to disclose the data for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (f), of the GDPR, and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in the protection and non-disclosure of your data,
  • there is a legal obligation to disclose the data pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (c), of the GDPR,
  • disclosure is legally permissible and necessary for the performance of a contract with you pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (b), of the GDPR.

4. Use of Google Maps

Our website uses Google Maps to display maps and generate directions.

Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.

By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing, and use of the automatically generated data, as well as the data entered by you, by Google, one of its representatives, and third parties.

The Terms of Service for Google Maps can be found under Nutzungsbedingungen für Google Maps.

You can find more details in respect of transparency, configuration options, and privacy in the Privacy Center of, at Transparenz und Wahlmöglichkeiten and Datenschutzbestimmungen.

5. Cookies

When you access individual pages, temporary cookies will be used to facilitate navigation. These are small files that are automatically generated by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device and they do not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, or other malware. Technologies that make it possible to trace the user’s access behavior are not used. The cookie stores information connected with the device concerned. However, this does not mean that we gain any direct knowledge of your identity.

Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly. We use so-called session cookies in order to detect whether you have already visited individual pages of our website. These cookies do not contain any personal data and will be automatically deleted once you leave our site.

The data processed via cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes and therefore to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (f), of the GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so that a notification always appears before a new cookie is saved. Fully deactivating cookies, however, may mean that you are unable to use the full functionality of our website.

6. Rights of the Data Subject

You have the right

  • pursuant to article 15 of the GDPR to demand access to your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information on the purposes of the processing; the category of personal data; the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed; the planned duration of the storage; the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing, or objection; the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data if it was not collected by us; as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information regarding the details thereof;
  • pursuant to article 16 of the GDPR, to immediately demand that any incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us be rectified;
  • pursuant to article 17 of the GDPR, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, except where the processing is for the exercise of the right of freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims;
  • pursuant to article 18 of the GDPR, to demand the limitation of the processing of your personal data to the extent that the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, yet you decline the deletion thereof, and we no longer require the data, yet you require this for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or you have objected to the processing in accordance with article 21 of the GDPR;
  • pursuant to article 20 of the GDPR, to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, established, and machine-readable format, or to request the transfer thereof to another responsible agent; and
  • pursuant to article 7, paragraph 3, of the GDPR, to withdraw your consent, granted once to us, at any time. This will mean that we will no longer be permitted to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future;
  • pursuant to article 77 of the GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In general, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence, workplace, or the registered office of our firm for this.

7. Right to Object

Insofar as your personal data is processed on the basis of the legitimate interest pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (f), of the GDPR, you have the right, pursuant to article 21 of the GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data, either on grounds relating to your particular situation or where you object to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will respect without you having to state your particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your rights to withdraw your consent or to object, simply send an e-mail to

8. Data Security

We take suitable technological and organizational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, complete or partial loss, destruction, and unauthorized third-party access. Our security measures are improved on an ongoing basis to reflect technological progress.

9. Validity of, and Amendments to, this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is currently valid, and was last updated in May 2018.

Due to the ongoing development of our website and products/services, or due to changing legal and/or official regulations, it may become necessary to amend this privacy policy. You can access and print the privacy policy, as amended, at