Privacy Policy

Köchling & Krahnefeld
Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Hohe Bleichen 5
20354 Hamburg
Telefon: 040 8222576-0
Telefax: 040 8222576-22

RA Dr. Lutz Krahnefeld
RA Dr. Markus Ehrmann
RAin Claire Pröbstle

AG Hamburg, PR 312

Köchling & Krahnefeld Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB is controller according to Article 4 (7) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR). You can find our contact details on the left on this site as well as in the impressum of this website.

You can contact our data protection officer Mr. Martin Crusius at the address mentioned above or at

Collection and storage of personal data and way and purpose of their usage

When you request our website, information will be transferred automatically to the server of our website by the browser installed on your end device. This information is stored temporarily in a so-called log file. Doing so, following information will be captured without your influence and stored until it is erased automatically:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,

  • date and time of the request,

  • name and URL of the requested file,

  • website from which the request is made (referrer-URL),

  • utilized browser and - as the case may be -operation system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

We process the data mentioned above for the following purposes:

  • to ensure a smooth connection to the website,

  • to ensure a comfortable use of the website,

  • analysis of system security and stability.

The legal basis for the processing of data is Article 6 (1), sentence 1, point f) of GDPR. Our legitimate interests result from the data collection purposes mentioned above.

In no case we will use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions with regard to your person. We do not use tracking instruments by means of which user profiles can be produced or personal data can be exploited otherwise for the purposes of advertisement or similar objectives (e.g. Google Analytics, Matomo). We do not use cookies, either.

Our homepage does not embed third-party content like Google Maps or social media buttons (Facebook, Twitter etc.).

Data security

During website connection we apply the widely-used SSL procedure (secure socket layer) using the highest grade of encryption that your browser supports. Usually this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256 bit encryption, we resort to 128 bit v3 technology. When a site of our Internet presentation is transmitted in an encrypted way, this is indicated by a closed key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser.

We apply appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulations, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access of third parties. Our security measures will be optimized continuously according to technical development.

Processing of data with regard to applications

When you apply for an employment or a traineeship with us (employment relationship), we preliminarily process your contact and application data only in order to decide upon your application (section 26 (1) Federal Data Protection Act - BDSG). If no employment relationship is concluded, after termination of the application procedure, your data will be stored for six months for the purpose of documentation and then be erased or destructed.

Rights of the data subject

You have the right to:

  • obtain information about your personal data processed by us, particularly about the purposes of the processing, the categories of the personal data and of the recepients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the data will be stored, the existence of the rights to request rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or to object, the existence of the right to lodge a complaint, about the source of your data if not collected by us and about the existence of automatic decision-making including profiling (Article 15 of GDPR);

  • obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data or completion of your personal data stored by us (Article 16 of GDPR);

  • obtain the erasure of your personal data stored by us as far as the processing is not required for exercising the rights of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for achieving purposes in the public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims (Article 17 of GDPR);

  • obtain restriction of processing of your personal data as far as the accuracy is contested by you, the processing is unlawful but you oppose its erasure and we not longer need the data, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to processing pursuant to article 21 (1) of GDPR (Article 18 of GDPR);

  • receive your personal data, that you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to obtain transmission to another controller (Article 20 of GDPR);

  • lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. For this purpose, you can usually adress to the supervisory authority at your habitual residence or place of work or where our law firm is established (Article 77 of GDPR).

Right to object

According to Article 21 of GDRP, you have the right to object to processing of your personal data as far as there are reasons relating to your particular situation. In this case, we will not process your data anymore unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is required for the purpose of establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

In case you want to exercise your right to object, please send an email to