Privacy Policy BKS

Thank you for your interest in our website. We attach great importance to the protection of your personal information and your privacy. Below we inform you about how we use and process your personal data on this website. Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'), e.g: Name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior, etc.



1. Responsible for data processing


Responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data according to GDPR is



BKS Berlin Rechtsanwälte GbR (hereinafter „we“, „us“ or „BKS“)

represented by:


Attorney-at-Law Christian Broda

Attorney-at-Law Edgaras Schartner

Hardenbergstraße 12

10623 Berlin

Telefon: +49 (0)30 832 18 80 20



If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with this data protection declaration as a whole or for individual measures, you can send your objection by e-mail, fax or letter to the following contact data:


BKS Berlin Rechtsanwälte

Rechtsanwalt Christian Broda

Rechtsanwalt Edgaras Schartner

Hardenbergstraße 12

10623 Berlin





Additionally, you can also receive information about the data stored by us free of charge at any time (see point 8).


2. Collection, processing and use of personal data


2.1 You can visit our webpage for viewing purposes without providing any personal information. In this case, we only collect the data that your browser transmits to a server of the third party provider ordered by us. More information about data processing on other servers you can find below under point 2.4. This is technically necessary to enable you the visit of our website technically and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR). This includes the IP address, date and time of the request, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the page from which you are visiting us or the name of the requested file, access status/HTTP status code, browser, operating system and its interface, language and version of the software. These data are evaluated exclusively for the improvement of our offer. All log files will be deleted no later than seven days after the end of your visit of our website.



2.2 In addition to the purely informational use of our website, you can also contact us using the form provided on the website or pay our invoices via PayPal. To do this you must provide further personal data which we use for the provision of the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.


2.3 If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us using the form provided on the website. A valid e-mail address or name and telephone number are required so that we know who sent the request and can respond to it. The data will be processed for the purpose of contacting us in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after your request has been processed.


2.4 As part of processing on our behalf, a third party provider provides us with hosting and website presentation services. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in a correct presentation of our offer, which predominate within the scope of a balancing of interests. All data collected in the context of the use of this website or in the forms provided for this purpose in the online shop as described below are processed on its servers. Processing on other servers only takes place in the framework described here. This service provider is located within a country of the European Union or the European Economic Area.



3. Sharing your personal data


Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only share your personal data to third parties in the following limited circumstances:


3.1. you have given your express consent as per Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR,


3.2 data transfer according to Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not transferring your data,


3.3 data transfer is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation according to Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. c GDPR


3.4 this is necessary for the performance of a contract with you as per Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR


3.5 Furthermore, the transfer of your payment data takes place in the context of processing payments of our invoices if you select our carefully selected and commissioned payment service provider PayPal and click on the corresponding logo on our website. In this case you will be automatically redirected to the PayPal website. For payment processing you must have a PayPal account and enter your PayPal access data (e-mail and password).


In the case of payment via PayPal, your payment data will be forwarded in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR to PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal") as part of payment processing. PayPal can carry out a solvency check. Mathematical-statistical methods are used to calculate a rating in relation to the probability of non-payment (so-called calculation of a scoring value).

PayPal uses the result of the credit assessment in relation to the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedure. Address data is included in the calculation of the score values. For further information on data protection law, including the information used, please refer to PayPal's data protection declaration:


4. Cookies


4.1 We use cookies on our webpage to make your visit attractive and to enable the use of certain functions. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.


Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies we use will be deleted from your hard disk at the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognize your computer on your next visit (so-called persistent cookies). These cookies are used to greet you with your username and spare you the need to re-enter your password or fill in forms with your data.


4.2 No personal data is stored in the cookies we use. The cookies used by us are therefore not assignable to a specific person and therefore also not to you. Each cookie is assigned an identification number. It is not possible to assign your personal data to this identification number at any time.


5. How can I refuse the use of cookies?


You can set your browser in such a way, that it accepts cookies only if you agree to this. In the menu bar of your web browser, the help function shows you how to reject new cookies and deactivate cookies already received. You can disable or delete Flash cookies that are used by browser add-ons by changing the settings of the browser add-on or via the manufacturer's website of the browser add-on.


For shared computers, we recommend that you always log off completely after you have finished your work with it.



6. Use of Social-Media-Plug-ins


6.1 We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Google+, linkedIn, Twitter. You can recognize the provider of the plug-in by the marking on the box above its initial letter or the logo. By clicking on the logo-button you will be redirected to our webpage at the respective network.


6.2 The connection to the respective network is implemented by the so-called 2-Click-Social-Media-Buttons. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. However, you can use the corresponding button with the respective logo to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in. Only if you click on the marked field and thereby activate it, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online offer.


6.3 Additionally, the log-files mentioned under point 2 of this privacy policy will be transmitted. In the case of Facebook, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection, according to the respective provider in Germany. By activating the plug-in, personal data is transferred from you to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (for US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data mainly via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies before clicking on the grayed-out box using your browser's security settings.


6.4 The data collected about you will be stored by the plug-in provider as user profiles and used for advertising and market research purposes. The data is transferred regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there.


6.5 You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Through the plug-ins we offer you the possibility to get to know our offer and the corresponding content in the respective social networks, so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.


6.6 We also recommend you inform yourself about the data protection regulations of the respective plug-in provider, available at:


Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;;, as well as Facebook has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,


Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; Facebook has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,


Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; Twitter has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield


LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; LinkedIn has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield


7. Data security


We protect our website and by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. When you contact us, your personal data is encrypted using the SSL coding system. You should close the browser window when you have finished communicating with us, especially if you share your computer with others.


8. Your rights and choices


You have the right to launch a claim to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data in the EU country in which you live or work where you think we have infringed data protection laws.


Additionally, according to the EU- General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to obtain information free of charge about the personal data stored about you, as well as


- The right to be informed

- The right of access to the personal data

- The right to rectification

- The right to erasure („right to be forgotten“)

- The right to the restriction of processing

- The right to data portability

- The right to object to the processing



To exercise these rights or if you have any further questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time:


BKS Berlin Rechtsanwälte

Rechtsanwalt Christian Broda

Rechtsanwalt Edgaras Schartner

Hardenbergstraße 12

10623 Berlin

Telefon: +49 (0)30 832 18 80 20




9. Updates to this Policy


This Privacy Policy is currently valid and dated May 2018. Due to the further development of our website and offers above or due to changes in legal or official requirements, we may also change this policy correspondingly in the future. In case of significant changes, we will notify you by posting a notice on our website.