I, as operator of this website (“Operator”) hereby expressly prohibit the use of the contact data published as part of my duty to publish an imprint for the purpose of sending us any advertising or informational materials that I have not expressly requested. The Operator expressively reserves the right to take legal action in case, the Operator receives unsolicited promotional material, such as spam etc.

This privacy policy explains to the user how, to which extent and for which purposes personal data are collected and processed by the Operator (Attorney-At-Law Michael Hoffmann, Galileistrasse 9, 53177 Bonn, Germany, tel.: +49 (0) 176 2722 0752, email: info@hoffmann-ra.de) on this website. The applicable legal basis for privacy on this website are the German Federal Data Protection Law (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG).

The Operater (or respectively his webspace provider) collects data about every access to the website (socalled server log files). The access data include: name of the accessed website, file, date and time of the access, transferred data volume, report on successful access, browser type and version, operating system of the user, refferer url (the website visited previously), ip address and the user’s provider.

The Operator will use the protocoll data only for statistical analysis for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the website. The Operator reserves the right to subsequently check the protocoll data if there are reasons to believe that the website has been used illegally. If a user contacts the Operator, the Operator will store the user’s data to process the uers’s request and possible follow-up questions.

Personal data
Personal data is any informatin that allows identifying a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to the respective person. Personal data includes but is not limited to the name, the email-address, the telephone number. hobbies, memberships, and the websites previously visited by that person. Personal data is collected, used and transferred by the Operator only to the extent allowed by applicable law or to the extent the user has given his/her consent. It is possible to use this website without providing personal data. If personal data is collected on this website (e.g. name or email address), this will, if possible, only be done with the user’s consent. The data will not be transferred to third parties without the user’s consent. The user is entiteld, upon request, to receive full notifcation about his/her personal data stored by the Operator. Additionally, the user is entitled to request the correction, blocking and deletion of his personal data, if there is no conflicting legal obligation.
I would like to point out that data transfer on the internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may be subject to security loopholes. It is not possible to completely protect data against unauthorized access by third parties.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Integration of services and contents of third parties
Contents of third parties, such as Youtube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds, or graphics from other websites, may be integrated into this website. In this case, the operator of these services will perceive the user’s email address as this is a prerequisite for transferring data to the user’s browser. The Operator strives to only use contents of operators who only use the IP address for delivering the contents. However, the Operator has no influence on how such third-party operators use the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. The Operator will inform the users about such usage to the extent it becomes known to the Operator.