Data protection

Data Protection Declaration

This data protection information shall be valid for data processed by:

Cöster & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB, Theodorstrasse 9. 90489 Nürnberg, Germany
(hereinafter referred to as C & P).

Phone: +49 (0)911 – 53 00 67-0
Fax:     +49 (0)911 – 53 00 67-53



  1. Acquisition and storage of personal data as well as kind and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website

When visiting the website information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used with your end device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called logfile. The following data are recorded without any effort on your part and stored until their automated cancellation:

  • IP-address of the enquiring computer (the first three digits, only),
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the file retrieved,
  • website from which access occurs (referrer URL),
  • browser (name and version) used by your computer.

The mentioned data are used by C & P for the following purposes:

  • to guarantee a smooth connection establishment of the website,
  • to guarantee that our website is easy to use,
  • to evaluate system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

Legal basis for data processing is article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. f of GDPR. The legitimate interest of C & P evolves from the above listed purposes of data acquisition. C & P shall never use the data recorded for the purpose of drawing conclusions on your person.



b) When subscribing to the C & P Newsletter

After you have explicitly agreed in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. a of GDPR, C & P reverts to your e-mail address regularly to send you the “C & P Newsletter” including information on current case law and legislation as well as on the services of C & P. To receive the Newsletter communicating an e-mail address will do.

Subscription to the C & P Newsletter happens by way of a so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. After subscription you receive an e-mail asking you to confirm the subscription. This confirmation is essential for C & P to make sure that you actually want to receive the Newsletter and that it is not a third party that has made the subscription using your e-mail address. Your subscription to the Newsletter is recorded as proof that the subscription process was made in compliance with the requirements of law. In the process, the time of subscription and confirmation as well as the IP address are stored. As well, any changes of your data stored are recorded.

Unsubscribing is possible any time, e.g. by using the link at the end of each Newsletter. As an alternative, you may send your request to unsubscribe by e-mail to whensoever. C & P may store the e-mail addresses unsubscribed for up to three years for reasons of our legitimate interest to have proof of your prior approval.


c) When using our contact form

C & P offers you the opportunity to contact C & P by way of a contact form provided on the website for questions of any kind. To respond to your enquiry communication of a valid e-mail address is required. Further data may be supplied on a voluntary basis.

Data handling for the purpose of establishing contacts with C & P happens in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. a of GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given agreement.

The personal data collected due to using the contact form of C & P shall be cancelled after having dealt with your enquiry.


  1. Disclosure of data

Disclosure of your personal data to third parties for other purposes than the ones listed below does not occur.

C & P shall disclose your personal data to third parties exclusively under the precondition that:

  • you explicitly agreed to it as per article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. a of GDPR,
  • disclosure as per article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. f of GDPR is essential for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a prevailing protectable interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • disclosure as per article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. c of GDPR is requisite on account of a statutory obligation, and that
  • disclosure is legally admissible and, as per article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. b of GDPR, needed for handling contractual relationships with you.


  1. Hosting

C & P makes use of the hosting services of Host Europe GmbH, Hansestrasse 111, 51149 Cologne, Germany. These include the provision of infrastructure and platform services, computer capacity, storage space and database services, security services as well as technical maintenance support, that C & P adopts for the purpose of operating this website.

In this context, basic data, contact data, content data, contractual data, usage data, meta and communication data of clients, interested parties and visitors of this website are processed on the basis of the legitimate interest in an efficient and safe provision of this website in the sense of article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f of GDPR.


  1. Use of libraries of script (Google Webfonts)

In order to present the contents of this website in a correct and graphically appealing way independently from the browser, C & P resorts to libraries of script and fonts, as e.g. Google Webfonts ( Google Webfonts are transferred into the cache of your browser to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not assist Google Webfonts or prevents access, website contents are shown in a default font.

Opening libraries of script or fonts automatically produces a connection to the operator of the library. In the process, it is theoretically possible – currently, however, unclear whether and for which purposes, if so, – that operators of such libraries acquire data.



For the data protection regulation of the library operator Google see:


  1. Use of Google Maps

This website resorts to Google Maps API to give geographic information in a visual way. In this context, Google gathers, processes and avails itself of data on the use of the map functions by visitors. For detailed information on data handling by Google see the Google Data Protection Information. In the Data Protection Center you may change your personal data protection settings, if need be.

For detailed instructions on administering own data in connection with Google products click here.


  1. Rights of persons concerned

You have the right:

  • as per article 15 of GDPR: to request information on your personal data processed by C & P. In particular, you may request information on the purpose of processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to which your data were or are disclosed, the intended time of storage, the existence of a right to correction, cancellation, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to complaint, the origin of your data provided that they were not acquired by C & P, as well as on the existence of an automated decision finding including profiling and significant information on its particulars, if appropriate;
  • as per article 16 of GDPR: to request the correction without delay of incorrect data or the completion of your personal data stored with C & P;
  • as per article 17 of GDPR: to request the cancellation of your personal data stored with C & P provided that processing is not necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for complying with a statutory obligation, for reasons of public interest or for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims;
  • as per article 18 of GDPR: to request restricted processing of your personal data insofar as you contest the correctness of the data, processing is against law, you, however, refuse the cancellation of the data and we do no longer need them, you, however, need them for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or you have entered an objection against processing as per article 21 GDPR.
  • as per article 20 of GDPR: to receive the personal data you have made available to C & P in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request to forward them to another responsible person;



  • as per article 7 paragraph 3 of GDPR: to revoke the agreement once given to C & P at any time, with the consequence that C & P may not continue to process your data relying upon your agreement; and
  • as per article 77 of GDPR: to complain to a supervisory body. In this case you may usually contact the supervisory body at your main residence or work place or at the place of business of the C & P law firm.


  1. Right of objection

In case that your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in the sense of article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. f of GDPR, you are entitled pursuant to article 21 of GDPR to enter objection against processing them for reasons arising from your special situation or if the objection is directed against direct mail. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection that is accepted by C & P without indication of a special situation. If you want to make use of your right of revocation or objection, sending an e-mail to will do.


  1. Data security

C & P works suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulations, partial or complete loss, destruction or against the unauthorised access by third parties. The security measures of C & P are continuously improved meeting with technical progress.


  1. Update and amendment of this Data Protection Declaration

On account of the further development of the C & P website and the offers made there or on account of changed statutory or regulatory requirements it may become necessary to amend the present Data Protection Declaration. The Data Protection Declaration as currently effective can be retrieved and printed at any time visiting the website under

This Data Protection Declaration as of May 2018 is currently effective.


Cöster & Partner
Rechtsanwälte mbB
Theodorstr. 9
90489 Nürnberg


0911 / 53 00 67 - 0


0911 / 53 00 67 - 53



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