Privacy Policy

Privacy notice

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, personal data are collected. Personal data are data that can personally identify you. This privacy notice explains which data we collect and what we are using the data for. This notice also explains how and for what purpose data is processed.

Name and contact information of the controller and the company data protection officer

The controller of data processing on this website is:

Gauweiler & Sauter
Partnerschaft mbB

registered under PR 2011 in the partnership register of the Munich Local Court

Arabellastraße 19 a
81925 Munich
Phone: +49 89 3564784-0

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means for the processing of personal data (e.g., names, email addresses or the like).

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our professional limited liability partnership:

Gauweiler & Sauter
Partnerschaft mbB
Silke Becker
Ottostraße 5
80333 Munich

Collection and retention of personal data and the kind and purpose of their use

When visiting the website

When you call up our website, the browser on your device automatically sends information to the server of our websites. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is gathered, without any action on your part, and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer (or device)
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the file retrieved
  • Website from which access is gained (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider

The above-mentioned data are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection to our website
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website
  • evaluating the system security and stability as well as for
  • other administrative purposes

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes of data collection listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. More information about this is provided below in this privacy notice.

When using the email address provided on our website

We give you the option of contacting us using the email address on our website if you have any questions.

If you contact us via that email address, we will store your email address and the contents of your email message with the personal data it includes. These data are necessary for answering your question and are used exclusively for this purpose. The relevant legal bases for the processing of these personal data is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR (performance of steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract) if your question is aimed at potentially establishing an attorney-client relationship, employment relationship, or another contract, or Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (safeguarding legitimate interests) if your inquiry concerns other purposes.

Transferring data

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned below.

We transfer your personal data to third parties only if:

  • you have expressly provided your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR
  • disclosure is necessary pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data
  • in the event that there is a legal requirement for disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) c) GDPR as well as
  • if it is legally permissible and necessary pursuant to Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR for fulfilling contractual obligations toward you


We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that your browser automatically generates and stores on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device nor do they contain viruses, Trojans, or other malware.

Cookies store information that arises in connection with the specific device you use. However, this does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves the purpose of making the use of our offers more pleasant for you. That is why we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

Furthermore, to optimize user friendliness we also use temporary cookies, which are stored on your device for a specific fixed time period. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognize that you have visited our site in the past and which entries and settings you made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to collect statistics on the use of our website and analyze those statistics for the purpose of optimizing our offers for you. When you visit our site again, these cookies make it possible for us to automatically recognize that you have already visited our site before. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by the cookies are necessary for the above-mentioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are saved on your computer or so that a notice always appears before new cookies are set. However, if you completely deactivate cookies, you may not be able to use all the functions of our website.

Analysis Tools

Tracking Tools

We use the tracking measures listed below on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. We use these tracking measures to ensure a needs-based design of our website and its continuous optimization. We use the tracking measures also to collect statistics on the use of our website in order to analyze these data for the purpose of optimizing the services we offer you. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be gathered from the tracking tools in question.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”) to offer a needs-based design and a continuous optimization of our website. In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are generated and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website such as

  • browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • referrer URL (the web page you visited prior to visiting our website),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server inquiry,

is sent to a Google server in the United States and then stored there. This information is used to analyze the use of the website, generate reports about website activities, and provide other services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for market research purposes and for the needs-based design of these web pages. This information may also be provided to third parties, if this is legally required or if third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Your IP address will never be combined with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymized so that attribution is not possible (IP masking).

You may prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the corresponding setting in the browser software. Please note, however, that if you do this, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website.

Moreover, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing data generated by cookies and related to your website usage (incl. your IP address) by deactivating interest-based ads on Google as well as interest-based Google ads on the web (within the Google Display Network) in your browser. To do this, go to and activate the “off“ button or deactivate the ads at

Additional information on the settings options available to you and on Google’s privacy policy can be found at

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

We also use Google Conversion Tracking to statistically capture and analyze the use of our website in order to optimize it for you. As part of this process, Google Adwords sets a cookie on your computer if you were directed to our website by way of a Google ad.

These cookies become invalid after 30 days and are not used for personal identification purposes. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer’s website and if the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can detect that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to this page. Each Adwords customer is provided with a unique cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be traced through the websites of Adwords customers. The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers find out how many users in total clicked on the respective ad and were directed to a web page with a conversion tracking tag. They do not, however, find out any information that would make it possible to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you may refuse the download of the cookie that is required for this purpose as well, for example, by selecting the corresponding browser setting that deactivates the automatic setting of cookies in general. You can also deactivate cookies used for conversion tracking purposes by adjusting your browser settings so that cookies from the domain are blocked.

You can find more information on Google’s use of data for marketing purposes on the Google overview page:, and Google’s privacy policy can be retrieved at If you wish to object to interest-related advertising by Google marketing services, you can use the settings and opt-out options provided by Google: .

You can find more detailed information on Google as well as Google’s privacy policy at Furthermore, you can deactivate interest-related ads on Google as well as interest-related ads on the web (within the Google Display Network) in your browser by activating the “off” button at or you can set the deactivation at You can find additional information about your settings option in this respect and about Google’s privacy policy at

Google Web Fonts

For the uniform display of fonts this website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page on our site, your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. For this purpose, your browser must make a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our website was accessed via your IP address. We use Google web fonts in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a justified interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. For more information on Google web fonts, please see and Google’s privacy policy at:


Via an application programming interface (API) this site uses the open-source mapping tool “OpenStreetMap“ (OSM). The tool is provided by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. For the use of OpenStreetMap’s functions your IP address must be stored. This information is usually sent to an OpenStreetMap server and stored there. The provider of this website has no direct influence on this data transfer. The use of OpenStreetMap is in the interest of providing an attractive presentation of our online offers and easy findability of the places we have mentioned on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. More information on the handling of user data can be found in the OpenStreetMap privacy policy and here:

Rights of data subjects

You have the right

  • pursuant to Article 15 GDPR to obtain information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may obtain information about the purposes of the processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the storage period planned, the existence of a right to request rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data if it was not collected by us as well as about the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
  • pursuant to Article 16 GDPR to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data or the completion of your personal data stored by us without undue delay;
  • pursuant to Article 17 GDPR to obtain the erasure of your personal data stored by us unless the processing of the data is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for purposes in the public interest, or to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims;
  • pursuant to Article 18 GDPR to obtain the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, if the processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure of the data and we no longer need the data, but you need them to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims or if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Article 20 GDPR to receive your personal data that you provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format or to obtain the transmission to another data controller;
  • pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR to revoke the consent given to us at any time. This means that in future we can no longer continue the data processing that was based on this consent; and
  • pursuant to Article 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Generally, you may contact the supervisory authority competent for your habitual place of residence or place of work or for our firm’s registered office.

Duration of processing

We process and store your personal data for as long as is necessary for the fulfillment of our contractual and statutory obligations. If the data are no longer needed for the fulfillment of our contractual and statutory obligations, those data are routinely deleted unless their — time-limited —further processing is required for the following purposes:

  • Compliance with retention periods under commercial and tax law. The retention or documentation periods specified there range from two to ten years.
  • Preservation of evidence in connection with the statute of limitations. Pursuant to Art. 195 ff. of the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, BGB) these periods of limitation can be up to 30 years, with the regular limitation period being three years.

Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR if reasons exist for doing so that are based on your particular situation or if the objection relates to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, with which we will comply without you having to provide information about a particular situation.

If you would like to make use of your right to withdraw or object, simply send an email to

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content this website uses the widely used SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method or TLS encryption in conjunction with the respectively highest level of encryption that your browser supports. Generally, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support a 256-bit encryption, we draw on the 128-bit V3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in an encrypted manner can be seen from the closed representation of the key or lock symbol, respectively, that is displayed in your browser’s status bar or, respectively, in the address line of your browser, which changes “http://” to “https://”.

Furthermore, we use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulations, partial or complete loss, destruction, or the unauthorized access of third parties. We continuously improve our security measures in accordance with technological developments.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Updating and amending this privacy notice

This privacy notice is currently valid in this version of November 2019.

The further development of our website and the services offered or changed statutory or regulatory requirements, respectively, may make it necessary to amend this privacy notice. You may access and print out the latest privacy notice at any time at

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