Privacy statement

We wish to use the following Data Privacy Statement to inform you about what kind and scope of and for what purpose personal data are collected during your visit to our website, and how and what for they are processed and used.

The law (Art. 3 (1) of the Federal Data Protection Act, or BDSG) defines personal data as any information concerning personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual (the data subject). During your visit to our website, data that might be used to trace an individual’s identity will be, on the one hand, collected by our web server and, on the other hand, any personal data you may have voluntarily given while visiting the website will be transmitted to us.

This includes in particular:

IP addresses
An IP address is a sequence of four numbers separated by a dot (“.”); the numbers have a value between 0 and 255 (e.g. Normally, the IP address is automatically assigned to you by your provider.  Usually, so-called “dynamic” IP addresses are assigned, i.e. you get a new IP address for each session. In contrast, “static” IP addresses are permanently assigned addresses.

For you to be able to use our website, our web server will collect your IP address, which will be stored in a masked form, i.e. only the first three numbers will be stored (e.g. Regardless of whether you have a static or dynamic IP address, it does not allow the tracing of your identity.

For the purpose of error analysis, your masked IP address will be stored in our web server’s  log files and – for statistical purposes – by the “Piwik” web analytics software. Log files are deleted no later than after 7 days.

Browser information
In addition, our web server will collect data transmitted by your browser and store them – partly by default – in the log files. This includes information about your operating system, the browser you are using, the name of the information retrieved, the time and date you accessed our website, the name of a website you visited before ours (so-called “referrer”) and the volume of data transmitted to you. In this case, it is not possible to trace your identity based on the above-mentioned information because the stored  IP address is masked.

The transmitted data are stored in the log files for error analysis purposes, which are then processed in Piwik for statistical purposes.

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files sent from our website and stored by your browser on your computer or mobile device. Cookies can be divided into session (temporary) cookies that are automatically deleted when you close your browser and so-called “persistent” (permanent) cookies that are stored on your computer up for a period of up to two years.

Cookies allow us to analyse how visitors use our website and in particular what the demand for the information we provide is, so that we can adjust our offer to better respond to the visitors’ needs and optimise it on an on-going basis. It is not our intention to examine individual user behaviours whilst browsing our website but rather to analyse how our website is used in general, what information is requested and how often, what sections of our website are most popular among visitors, how long visitors spend on our website or which pages are visited most frequently, if there are any incorrect links that redirect to wrong webpages and if so, where they are, etc. The data collected for this purpose are anonymised or stored as personally non-identifiable information.

To analyse the user behaviour, we use the Piwik web analytics software that is installed directly on our web server, the only point where the collected data are processed.  The data we collect are not disclosed to any third parties.

Piwik uses permanent cookies which you can find in the cookies list in your browser at the website “” under the name of “piwik_visitor”.  For further information see your browser’s “Help” menu.

As a global company, we also want to find out from which country the visitors to our website come from.  To this end, we use your masked IP address to perform the so-called geolocation. The masked IP address does not allow tracking the user’s identity.

Right of refusal in the meaning of Art. 15 (3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG)
If you refuse to consent to the analysis of your user behaviour or the use of cookies, you can disable cookies from our website by changing your browser settings, for example by adding an exception for cookies from our website or blocking cookies in general.  Furthermore, you can always delete selected cookies manually. Please use the “Help” menu of your browser to make appropriate settings.

You can use our website also without cookies but it can happen that some functionalities will not be available.

Newsletter subscription, registration to seminars, contact form, e-mail
Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter, register for our seminars and contact us using the contact form or directly per e-mail. In these cases, it is necessary that you provide us with your personal data.

If you use  contact forms on our website, our web server will automatically transmit your personal data in an e-mail to the  designated recipient of the given form . If necessary, we will forward your personal data to a relevant recipient within Soulard & Partner  to handle your enquiry. Your personal data will not be forwarded in any other cases.

If you wish to contact us per e-mail please note that unencrypted e-mail messages sent over the Internet are not sufficiently protected from being read by unauthorised third parties.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Statement, our website or Soulard & Partner, you can also call us. Please call the number mentioned above.

Privacy Policy
Use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information . As far as on our sides personal data ( eg name, address or email address) , this is as far as possible on a voluntary basis. These data are not without your express consent.
We point out that data transmission over the internet ( eg communication by e -mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The use of published contact data by third parties for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby expressly excluded . The site operators reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited advertising, such as spam e- mails.

Privacy Statement for using Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (” Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies “, text files that are stored on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other with website and internet related services to the website operator. Undertaken as part of Google Analytics that your IP address is not associated with any other data held by Google .
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser , we would point out, however, that you can optionally use to their full extent in this case not all features of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address ) to Google and the processing of these data by Google , by downloading available at the following link browser plugin and install: .

Privacy Statement for using Google Adsense
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (” Google”). Google AdSense uses “cookies “, text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze the use of the site allows . Google AdSense uses so called web beacons ( invisible images) . Through these web beacons may be evaluated as the visitor traffic on these sites.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons on this website ( including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be passed from Google to contractors of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by you .
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, but we point out that you may not be able to use all features of this website in this case . By using this site , you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose .

Sources: eRecht24 Disclaimer, Datenschutzerklärung für Google Analytics, Google Adsense Haftungsausschluss