Data Protection

We process your personal data only to the extent permissible under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – “BDSG”).

Data Protection

Controller

We are data controller in the meaning of Art. 4 no. 7 GDPR:

Rimôn Falkenfort
Taunusturm, Taunus Tor 1, 60130 Frankfurt
E-Mail: datenschutz@rimonlaw.de 
Tel.: +49 (69) 5899624-0

Further information about who we are and how you can contact us can be found here.

Website

Server log files

When you visit our websites (www.rimonlaw.de,  www.falkenfort.de/com) your browser automatically transmits information to the website’s server. In this context, the following information will be temporarily stored:

  • IP address of the requesting processor,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the requested file,
  • website that linked you to the website (referrer URL),
  • used browser, the operating system on your device.

This data will only be used for the following purposes:

  • to ensure smooth connection to the website,
  • to ensure comfortable use of the website,
  • to analyze system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

Legal Basis
The processing of your personal data when visiting our website is based on Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPR. It serves our legitimate interest to ensure smooth operation of our website.

Website

Cookies

The website uses small files sent to your computer and stored by your browser (“Cookies”). Cookies store information specific to the used device (eg a session ID, information on preferences such as the language of the website used). All Cookies used by our website only serve the smooth operation of the website. All Cookies used are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. If your browser does not automatically accept Cookies, you will be notified before Cookies are recorded.

Legal Basis
The processing of your personal data when visiting our website is based on Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPR. It serves our legitimate interest to ensure smooth operation of our website.

Forms & Subscriptions

Newsletter

You can sign up on our website to a newsletter we also use for marketing purposes. In this context, we store your personal data and use such data as described in our subscription form.

Legal Basis
Procession of your personal data is based on your express consent under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. a GDPR. 

You can withdraw your consent at any time without stating any reason by sending an email to datenschutz@rimonlaw.de.

Forms & Subscriptions

Contact forms

You can contact us using contact forms on our website, e.g. to sign up to conferences. You may be required to submit your name and a valid email-address, to confirm your identity and to contact you. Further information can be provided on a voluntary basis.

Legal Basis
Procession of your personal data is based on your express consent under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. a GDPR. 

You can withdraw your consent at any time without stating any reason by sending an email to datenschutz@rimonlaw.de.

Other means of contact

E-mails, calls, meetings

If you contact us by email, call or if we meet personally, we may record your personal data e.g. for purposes of returning calls or answering questions or processing your application.

If you wish to retain us as your lawyers, we are under a legal obligation to identify you as our client, to record further data points, including information on your ultimate beneficial owner, and to conduct a risk assessment.

Legal basis
Personal data is then processed, as the case may be, to take conduct steps necessary prior to entering into a contract (Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. b GDPR), for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. c GDPR), in particular for purposes of ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering provisions, or to pursue our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPR). Once you have engaged us as your lawyer, the terms of our engagement will also govern processing of your personal data.

Further Data Protection

Data Transfers

We will not transfer your personal data to any third party for other than the purposes stated below.

We transfer personal data to third parties, if:

  • you expressly consented to such transfer under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • the transfer is necessary under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPR for purposes of enforcing rights or protection against claims, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms,
  • the transfer is mandatory under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. c GDPR to comply with a legal obligation, or
  • the transfer is compliant with legal obligations under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. b GDPR for the performance of a contract.

In the course of our work for you as your lawyer, or if you apply for a position as partner with us, additional rules may apply. We may then transfer your personal data outside the EEA (eg to other law firms). The processing of your personal data in an attorney-client relationship with us is then also governed by the terms of our engagement with you.

Data Protection

Your Rights

Subject to statutory requirements, you have the right to receive information about your personal data stored, to require rectification or erasure of your personal data or the restriction of the processing and to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (data portability).

Subject to statutory requirements, you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. If the processing of your data is based on legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPRS, you have the right to object under Art. 12 GDPR to the processing of your personal data, if there are justifying reasons based on your personal situation or if you object to direct marketing measures. To the extent we use your personal data for direct marketing, you can object to a processing of your personal data at any given time and without stating any reasons. Please lodge your objection with datenschutz@rimonlaw.de.

Furthermore, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data.

Data Protection

Data security

We use suitable technical and organizational means to protect your personal data again manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, and against unauthorized third-party access. Our IT security measures are updated and monitored in line with technological developments. To the extent we use cloud-services, we rely on the IT security measures implemented and provided by our cloud service providers.

Data Protection

Version and updates

This data privacy statement is currently valid and dated September 2021.

We continue to improve our website and our offerings. This – and changes to the legal environment – may require in updates to this data pricy statement. The latest data privacy statement will be available for download and printing under https://rimonlaw.de/en/data-protection.html.