Data privacy policy

We hereby inform you about the processing of your personal data and rights granted to you under the Data Protection Laws.

Who is responsible for the data processing and how do I contact the data protection officer?

Responsible for the data processing is:

SuedWest Datenschutz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 10
76131 Karlsruhe
T 0721 5099 8760
F 0721 5099 8701
represented by: Rechtsanwältin Nicole Schmidt, LL.M.

We are not obliged to appoint an data protection officer.

For what purposes and on what legal basis is data processed?

We process your personal data in compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu) and all other applicable laws only to the extent required to provide the information on this website and our services on this website.

In the case of mere informative use of the website, for expamle if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information about the website, we will not collect any personal data, except the data transmitted by your browser, in order to visit the website. These are:

    •  IP address
    •  Date and time of the request
    •  Time Zone Difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
    •  Content of the requirement (exact page)
    •  Access Status / HTTP status code
    •  Transmitted amount of data
    •  Website from which the request came
    •  Browser
    •  Operating system and its interface
  •  Language and version of the browser software.

In order to ensure a functional activity of the website, storage happens in log files. This data also serves to ensure the security of our information technology systems and to optimize the website.

Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR forms the legal basis for the temporary storage of data and logfiles.

If our company is subject to a legal obligation for the fulfillment of which the processing of personal data is required, Art. 6 sec.1 lit.c GDPR forms the legal basis.

Personal data may be shared with our IT service providers to provide this website.

Contact Form

We collect your personal data when you provide it to us by filling out the contact form. The data provided will only be processed and used to provide you with the requested information. Any further processing and use of your data for advertising purposes or for market research will only take place with your express consent.

The following data is stored at the time the message is sent:

  • IP address of the user
  • Time of registration (date and time)
  • Company name
  • location
  • E-mail Address
  • requested services
  • all other details in the contact form are voluntary

You can also contact us via an alternatively provided e-mail address, in the course of which the personal data of the user sent together with the e-mail will be stored by our company.

The legal basis for the processing of the data is the user’s consent, Art. 6 para.1 lit.a GDPR. If the purpose of your contact is to conclude a contract, the legal basis is Art. 6 para.1 lit.b GDPR.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use „Google reCAPTCHA“ on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to determine whether data entered on this website is being provided by a human user or by an automated program. To determine this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitors based on a variety of parameters. This analysis is triggered automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the site. For this analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates a variety of data (e.g. IP address, time the website visitor spent on the site or cursor movements initiated by the user). The data tracked during such analyses are forwarded to Google.

The data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para.1 lit.f GDPR. It is in the website operators legitimate interest, to protect the operator’s web content against misuse by automated industrial espionage systems and against SPAM.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA please refer to the Google Data Privacy Declaration and Terms Of Use under the following links: and .

Social Networks

We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks.

Social networks are usually able to analyse your user behaviour comprehensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content. It cannot be ruled out that this may result in further risks for you as a user.

If you visit one of our appearances in the social media, you trigger a processing of your personal data during such a visit. In this case, we are jointly responsible with the operator of the respective social network for these data processing operations within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR. You can assert your rights (right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, right to correction pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, right to deletion pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, right to data transfer pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR and right to complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR) both against us and against the operator of the respective social network.

 Please note that despite our joint responsibility under Art. 26 GDPR with the operators of social networks, we have no full influence on the data processing of the individual social networks. The corporate policy of the respective provider has a decisive influence on our possibilities.  The social networks are obliged, if they offer their services to EU citizens, to comply with the data protection standards of the EU. Nevertheless, risks cannot be excluded by processing in so-called third countries.


We use the technical platform and services of Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 U.S.A. for the Short Message Service. The Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland is responsible for the data processing of persons living outside the United States.

We would like to point out that you use the services and its functions offered by Twitter under your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. sharing, rating). Information about which data is processed by Twitter and for which purposes can be found in the Twitter data protection declaration:

Twitter Inc. is committed to the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield. You can find out more at:

We have no influence on the type and extent of the data processed by Twitter, the type of processing and use or the disclosure of this data to third parties. Nor does it have any effective means of control in this respect. When you use Twitter, your personal data is collected, transmitted, stored, disclosed and used by Twitter Inc. and is transmitted, stored and used in the United States, Ireland and any other country in which Twitter Inc. does business, regardless of where you reside. Twitter processes your voluntarily entered data such as name and user name, e-mail address, telephone number or the contacts of your address book when you upload or synchronize it. Second, Twitter also evaluates the content you share based on what topics you are interested in, stores and processes confidential messages you send directly to other users, and may determine your location based on GPS data, wireless network information, or your IP address to send you advertisements or other content.

Twitter Inc. may use analysis tools such as Twitter or Google Analytics for evaluation purposes.  We have no influence on the use of such tools by Twitter Inc. and have not been informed of any such potential use. Should tools of this kind be used by Twitter Inc. for the account of SüdWest Datenschutz, SüdWest Datenschutz has neither commissioned nor approved this nor supported it in any other way. The data obtained during the analysis will also not be made available to us. Only certain, non-personal information about the tweet activity, such as the number of profile or link clicks through a particular tweet, can be viewed by SWDS via its account. Moreover, SüdWest Datenschutz has no way of preventing or stopping the use of such tools on your Twitter account.

Eventually, Twitter also receives information when you view content, for example, even if you have not created an account. This so-called “log data” may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, information about the previously visited website and pages, your location, your mobile provider, the device you are using (including device ID and application ID), the search terms you are using and cookie information.

Twitter buttons or widgets embedded in websites and the use of cookies allow Twitter to track your visits to those websites and associate them with your Twitter profile. This information can be used to customize content or advertising for you. As Twitter Inc. is a non-European provider with a European subsidiary only in Ireland, it is not bound by German data protection regulations by its own interpretation. This applies, for example, to your rights to access, block or delete data or to object to the use of usage data for advertising purposes.

You have the option of limiting the processing of your data in the general settings of your Twitter account and under “Data protection and security”. In addition, you can restrict Twitter access to contact and calendar data, photos, location data, etc. for mobile devices (smartphones, tablet computers) in the setting options there. However, this depends on the operating system you are using.

More information on these issues is available on the following Twitter support pages: protection

You can find out more about the possibility of viewing your own data on Twitter here:

Information about the conclusions drawn from Twitter can be found here:

Information on the existing personalisation and data protection setting options can be found here (with further references):

You also have the option of requesting information via the Twitter data protection form or the archive requirements:

SüdWest Datenschutz also processes your data. It does not collect any data about your Twitter account itself. The data you enter on Twitter, in particular your user name and the content published under your account, will be processed by us to the extent that we may retweet your tweets or respond to them or compose tweets from us that refer to your account. The data freely published and disseminated by you on Twitter will thus be included in our offer and made accessible to our followers.

Data Security

We maintain up-to-date technical measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data against dangers during data transfers as well as prior knowledge of third parties. These are adjusted according to the current state of the art.


We do not collect personal information from minors. In the case of an unknowing survey, we will delete it immediately.

Can I object to the processing of my personal data?

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes without giving reasons. If we process your data in order to safeguard legitimate interests, you can object to this processing for reasons that arise from your particular situation. We will no longer process your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or processing for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

In order to provide the website to users and to ensure the operation of the website, the collection of data and their storage in log files is mandatory. Due to this fact, there is no possibility of contradiction for the user.

If log files are saved, they will be deleted after seven days at the latest. Further processing is not carried out.

Do I have the opportunity to complain?

If you believe that the processing of your personal data by us is illegal or may otherwise violate data protection law for other reasons, you may complain to our supervisory authority:

Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Postfach 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart