Privacy & Cookie Policy

General information

This privacy policy is intended to inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data here means all data that can be personally related to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.


AII/O law, Attorney (Rechtsanwalt) Martin Schmitt, Schmitthennerstr. 54, 69124 Heidelberg, Germany, is the controller within the meaning of Article 4 No. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Contact us by e-mail

If you contact us by e-mail, it is necessary to store the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable your name, address, telephone number) in order to process your request. We will delete the data stored by us in this context after the storage is no longer necessary. If, in addition, there are legal obligations to retain data, we will restrict its processing.


For individual functions of our website, it may be necessary to use data service providers (processors). We lay out below about the processing of data by service providers and specify the defined criteria for the storage period. Insofar as our service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.

Advertising use

If we want to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. In doing so, we will also state the specified criteria for the storage period.

Rights of data subjects, supervisory authority

With regard to the processing of your personal data, you have the following rights,

  • the right to information,
  • the right to rectification or erasure,
  • the right to restriction of processing,
  • the right to object to processing, and
  • the right to data portability.

In addition, you have the right to complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg (State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Baden-Württemberg), Königstrasse 10a in 70173 Stuttgart.


Data collected when visiting our website,

In the case of purely informational use of our website, i.e. if you do not send us any data via a form or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server.

Thus, if you merely wish to view our website, we collect the following data on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security:

Server Logs

Data transmitted to us by your browser (log files)

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich
  • Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system
  • Language and version of the browser software.


This data will be deleted after two days.

Contact Forms

You can send us an electronic message via the contact form integrated on our website.

To process your message, we need your e-mail address and, if contact via other communication channels is desired, details hereto. Accordingly, we request this data in our contact form. Further details are voluntary and serve to make contacting you more user-friendly. This data is transmitted to us by e-mail when you click the send button.

Via the contact form, we offer you the opportunity to conveniently contact us and send us inquiries about our offer. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR.


Cookie use

Cookies are used when visiting our website.

These are small text files that are stored on your device and which serve to make the Internet service more user-friendly and effective. We use transient cookies and persistent cookies.

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular session cookies. In these, a session ID is stored, with which
 various browser queries can be assigned to the same session. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a certain period of time, which varies depending on the cookie.

You can delete the cookies set by us in the security/privacy settings of your browser at any time or configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all functions of this website.

The legal basis for the respective use of cookies is stated below.


Use of Google Analytics

This website uses the web analytics service Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: “Google”). In this context, pseudonymous usage profiles are created and cookies are used.

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1
S. 1 lit. a) GDPR, as the corresponding data processing is based on your  consent.

On our behalf, Google will use the information generated by the cookie (e.g. IP address of the accessing computer, time of access, referrer URL and information on the browser and operating system used) to evaluate your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Through the obtained
statistics, we can improve our website and make it more interesting for you as a user.

A corresponding order processing agreement regarding Google Analytics has been concluded with Google. Google thus ensures that the data is processed in accordance with the GDPR and that the corresponding rights of data subjects are protected.

This version of Google Analytics used on this website anoymizes every visitor’s ip-addresses.

We do not use Google’s Universal Analytics by User ID.

The user data collected via cookies are automatically deleted after 14 months.

Collected data, will only be transferred to third parties if required by law.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Right to object, Withdrawing consent

In the event that you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke this consent at any time. If you express such a revocation to us, this will affect the permissibility of the processing of your personal data.

In the event that we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f, you may object to the processing. This is particularly relevant if the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you or for corresponding pre-contractual measures.

When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done.

If the objection is justified, we will review the situation and either discontinue or adjust the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate grounds on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time.

You can inform us about your revocation as well as your objection under the following contact data:

AII/O law
Rechtsanwalt Martin Schmitt
Schmitthennerstr. 54
69124 Heidelberg

Phone +49 (0) 6221 41649 – 10
Fax +49 (0) 6221 41649 – 11

[email protected]

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