LEAGUE OF LAWYERS (“LoL” or “we“) attaches great importance to the protection of your data and your privacy. In this declaration we would therefore like to inform you about the collection and use of individual information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person (“Personal Data“) in the context of the use of our website.
- User consent
Please note that by visiting and using our websites, you give your consent to the processing of your Personal Data within the framework of this policy and in accordance with the applicable data protection principles.
Should you have any questions or messages relating to your Personal Data, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us as follows:
LEAGUE OF LAWYERS
Secretariat Europe Secretariat Asia Pacific
c/o von Zanthier & Schulz Ground Floor, No. 6 Wai Yan Street
Kurfürstendamm 217 Tai Po
10719 Berlin New Territories
Germany Hong Kong
- Anonymous collection of data
You can visit our website without providing any personal information. We do not store any Personal Data in this context. In order to improve our offer, we only evaluate statistical data that does not allow to draw conclusions about your person.
- Processing of Personal Data
In the context of your visit to the website, we only collect the data listed below:
- All information that you explicitly provide in the context of an inquiry (name, address, age, telephone number, contact data, etc.);
- IP address;
- Browser version and browser type used;
- Date & time of the visit or request.
Unless otherwise explicitly stated in this privacy statement, the above list is final. It is also possible that we do not collect all of the data mentioned.
We do not create any personality profiles on the website and do not collect or process any particularly sensitive Personal Data (e.g. religious, political or ideological views, state of health, etc.). We reserve the right to use your Personal Data within the framework of a credit check, which we can carry out or have carried out within the framework of contract processing.
- Use of your Personal Data & disclosure to third parties
Your Personal Data is processed on our websites exclusively within the context of the specific issue outlined in the query or contact made by you as well as to rectify errors or improve our website and, where applicable, for internal statistical purposes.
Your Personal Data is not disclosed to third parties via the website without your explicit consent. This does not apply to our service partners who we require for the handling of your query, as well as any LoL Member Firm we deem appropriate to forward your query. In such cases, we strictly observe the requirements of the applicable data protection legislation. The scope of the data transmitted is kept to a minimum.
- Messages to our Member Firms
Our Website offers you the opportunity to get in touch with our Member Firms directly, whether by using the contact details provided on each Member Firm’s section or by using the contact form found in such Member Firm’s section.
Such messages pass directly to our Member Firms without involvement of our Website. Depending on a Member Firm’s domicile, the level of privacy, data protection and attorney’s secret regulation in a jurisdiction applicable to such Member Firm may differ from respective regulation in your jurisdiction.
- Third Parties
If we process Personal Data in or transfer Personal Data to a third country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or a country which is recognized as a jurisdiction with adequate and sufficient privacy and data protection legislation (e.g. Switzerland, Canada, Japan), such transfer and processing will not be performed without sufficient contractual guarantees from the receiver/processor, or your obvious consent.
Our Website uses so-called cookies at several points. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. They are used to make our offering more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies also allow our systems to recognise your browser and offer you services. Cookies do not contain any Personal Data. Under certain circumstances, however, it is possible that a cookie may be assigned to a specific user data set.
You have the option to reject cookies or to configure your browser settings in such a way that you are informed each time our website attempts to place a cookie. This may mean, however, that certain services offered by our websites are no longer available or can only be used on a restricted basis.
Further information on cookies (including instructions on how they can be blocked) can be found, for example, at www.allaboutcookies.org.
- Use of 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 will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full 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 for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to website operators relating to website activity and internet usage.
- Use of Google Maps
We use Google Maps to display interactive maps and to create directions. Google Maps is a map service of Google.
By using Google Maps, information about the use of this website, including your IP address and the (start) address entered as part of the route planner function, may be transmitted to Google in the USA.
When you call up a website of our Internet presence that contains Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection with Google’s servers. The map content is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the website by it. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data collected in this way by Google. According to our state of knowledge, this is at least the following data:
- Date and time of the visit to the website concerned,
- Internet address or URL of the website accessed,
- IP address entered during route planning,
- (Start) address entered during route planning.
We have no influence on the further processing and use of the data by Google and can therefore assume no responsibility for this.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Google’s data protection information: http://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google Maps in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
- Use of Gravatar
We use the service Gravatar of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA (“Gravatar“), on our website, especially if you want to contact one of our member law firms.
Gravatar is a service where users can register and store profile pictures and their e-mail addresses. If users leave contributions or comments with the respective e-mail address on other online presences (especially in blogs), their profile pictures can be displayed next to the contributions or comments. For this purpose, the e-mail address provided by the users is encrypted and transmitted to Gravatar for the purpose of checking whether a profile is stored for it. This is the only purpose of the transmission of the e-mail address and it is not used for other purposes, but deleted afterwards.
If users do not want a user image linked to their Gravatar e-mail address to appear in the comments, they should use an e-mail address that is not stored with Gravatar to comment. We would also like to point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous e-mail address or no e-mail address at all if users do not wish their own e-mail address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transmission of data by not using our comment system.
- Use of Youtube-Plugins
Our Website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube“). When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to YouTube’s servers. This will tell the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you can enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
- Use of Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
Our Website uses MaxCDN (BootstrapCDN), a CDN from NetDNA, LLC (3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Suite 330, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA; “MaxCDN”). CDN shortens the loading time of common Java-Script libraries and fonts because the files are transferred from fast, local or underutilized servers. Among other things, your IP address is transferred to MaxCDN.
Both providers operate servers in the EU, but it cannot be ruled out that your browser may also access servers outside the EU. The contents of our service and communication are not handled via CDN.
In order to prevent the execution of Java Script as a whole, you can install a Java Script Blocker in your browser. You can find more information about the data protection of the providers at http://www.bootstrapcdn.com/privacy-policy/.
- Transmission of Personal Data
The transmission of Personal Data via the contact form from your computer to the server is encrypted. The data entered in the contact form is not stored on your computer (no cookie or similar). Despite encryption, absolute security is not possible. The server forwards your data entered in the contact form by e-mail for processing. These e-mails are not encrypted. The use of e-mails is not technically secure; it may happen that e-mails are not delivered. When e-mails are transmitted, they may leave national borders, even if the sender and recipient are domestic. The confidentiality of e-mails cannot be guaranteed if encryption is missing or insufficient. Unencrypted e-mails are therefore not suitable for sending confidential information.
By using the contact form or sending an e-mail, you consent to communication via e-mail in full knowledge of the risks described above.
- Storage of Personal Data
Our Website is hosted by Exabytes Network Sdn. Bhd., 1-18-8, Suntech @ Penang Cybercity, Lintang Mayang Pasir 3, 11950 Bayan Baru, Penang, Malaysia. The servers offer the best-possible protection against unauthorised third-party access. Backups are generated regularly in order to prevent data losses to the greatest possible extent.
Apart from information generally need to connect you to our Website via the Internet, no further Personal Data is automatically collected.
- Access, retification
You have the right at all times to access your data stored with us free of charge and to have your data rectified. Please contact us to this end. Our contact data can be found above under “Contact”.
- Withdrawal and erasure
Should you submit an erasure request, we will lock and block your data. Please note, however, that, under certain circumstances, we are obliged under commercial or tax law or for other legal reasons to retain records for a minimum period of 10 financial years. We are therefore unable to either erase or edit the Personal Data contained in these records. To this extent, your erasure request applies solely to future processing.
If a contractual relationship is still pending at the time of receipt of your revocation and request for deletion, your Personal Data will be processed until the contract is fully processed. Your revocation under data protection law expressly has no influence on the processing of existing contractual relationships and is not regarded as an extraordinary reason for termination.
Last updated: November 2018