Data protection policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the rules of the data protection laws (Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 [GDPR], the Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG] and the Telemedia Act [TMG]). Personal data is only collected and processed on this website to the extent technically necessary and in accordance with this data protection policy. Under no circumstances will the data collected be sold or passed on to third parties for any other reason. Rather, we are committed to protecting your privacy and keeping your data confidential.

We would like to point out that security gaps can occur in the course of data transmission via the Internet, which cannot be prevented by the technical design of this website. Complete protection of personal data is not possible when using the Internet.

The following statement provides you with an overview of what kind of data is collected for what purpose and what rights you have in this regard.

1. Name and contact details of the data controller and the company data protection officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

Knolle Societät Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (hereinafter Knolle Societät), Berliner Str. 40, 63065 Offenbach

Phone: +49 (0)69 – 82990-0
Fax: +49 (0)69 – 82990-99

The data protection officer of the Knolle Societät can be contacted at the above address or at

2. Collection and storage of personal data, as well as the type and purpose of its use when visiting our website

When you visit our website, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used on your end device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer in anonymised form,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which the access is made,
  • Browser used, browser version and operating system used

on your computer and the name of your access provider.

The above data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring the convenient use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability, as well as for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 Letter f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

Furthermore, we do not use cookies and analysis tools on our website.

3. Google Maps

On our website, we use Google Maps (API) from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (land) maps to visually present geographical information. By using this service, you will be shown our location and it will be easier for you to find us.

When accessing the sub-pages in which the map from Google Maps is integrated, a preview image is displayed in the first step. The map will only be displayed after you have consented to the loading of the map and the associated data transfer to Google. No data transmission will take place without your prior consent.

If you consent to the loading of the map, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in, or whether a user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. The collection, storage and analysis are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Letter f GDPR on the basis of Google’s legitimate interest in displaying personalised advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of Google websites. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, you also have the option of completely deactivating the Google Maps web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. Google Maps and thus also the map display on this website cannot then be used.

You can read Google’s terms of use at Google policies

while the additional terms of use for Google Maps can be found at Google terms maps

Detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on the Google website “Google Privacy Policy”.

4. Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”) for the uniform display of fonts. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website.

The web fonts are integrated into the website via our server, there is no connection to the Google servers, and no personal data is transmitted to the Google LLC. servers in the USA.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further basic information on Google Web Fonts can be found at Google fonts faq and in Google’s privacy policy.

5. Transfer of data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 Letter a GDPR,
  • the disclosure is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 Letter f GDPR for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation for the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 Letter c GDPR, and
  • this is deemed legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 Letter b GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

6. Data subject rights

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been (or will be) disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data (if it has not been collected by us), as well as the existence of automated decision-making (including profiling) and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
  • to demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller;
  • to revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue with data processing based on this consent for the future and
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office for this purpose.

7. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 Letter f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation, or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an email to:

8. Data security

During your website visit, we use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. You can see whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

9. Topicality of (and amendment to) this data protection policy

This data protection policy is currently valid. Due to the ongoing development of our website and offers contained therein, or due to amended legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at