We take data protection very seriously and inform you how we process your data and what claims and rights you are entitled to under data protection regulations.

1. Data Controller and contact details

Dr. Thomas von Plehwe
Karlstraße 22-24
76133 Karlsruhe, Germany

2. Purposes and legal basis upon which we process your data

We process personal data in accordance with the stipulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG), and other applicable data protection provisions. The details on which data are processed and how they are used largely depend on the services requested or agreed in each case. If you retain my law firm, we will collect the following information, in particular:

  • email address(es),
  • user data (websites accessed, interest in contents, access times)
  • meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses)

The processing and collection of personal data are performed mainly

  • in order to be able to identify you as a client,
  • for correspondence with you,
  • for measures for the control and optimization of business processes,
  • to guarantee IT security (including system or plausibility tests),
  • to fulfill general duties of care,
  • for additional administrative purposes

Data processing is in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR.  Legitimate interests follow from the purposes described above. In no case do we collect data for other than justified business purposes.

3. Transfer of Data to third parties

Your personal data will only be transferred to third parties if

  • you have given us express consent to transmit data to third parties (Art. 6 (1) (1) a GDPR);
  • this is necessary in accordance to Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR for the processing of client relationships with you and for the purposes of correspondence in the exercises of your rights and defense and if there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in not passing on the data to third parties;
  • for purposes where we are obliged to provide data to third parties (Art. 6 (1) (1) (c) GDPR), or
  • where we are entitled to pass on information and such transfer of data is necessary for the performance of the contract (Art. 6 (1) (1) (b) GDPR).

4. Your rights

You have the right,

  • in accordance with Art. 7(3) GDPR to revoke the consent that you have granted to us at any time. The result of this is that we may no longer perform the data processing covered by this consent in future;
  • under Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to obtain information on your personal data processed by us (where applicable, with limitations in accordance with Section 34 Federal Data Protection Act);
  • upon request, we will rectify or complete data stored in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR if such data are inaccurate or incorrect;
  • upon your request, we will erase your data in accordance with the principles of Art. 17 GDPR, unless we are prohibited from doing so by other statutory provisions (e.g., statutory retention obligations or the restrictions laid down in Section 35 Federal Data Protection Act) or an overriding interest on our part (for example, to defend our rights and claims);
  • taking into account the preconditions laid down in Art. 18 GDPR, you may request us to restrict the processing of your data;
  • in accordance with the provisions of Art. 20 GDPR, you also have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to transmit such data to a third party;
  • furthermore, you may file an objection to the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, as a result of which we are obliged to stop processing your data. This right of objection only applies, however, if very special circumstances characterize your personal situation, whereby the rights of our firm may stand in the way of your right of objection;
  • in addition, you have the right to complain to a data protection authority (Art. 77 GDPR). We recommend, however, that complaints should always initially be sent to our Data Protection Officer.

5. Your right of objection

You have the right to file an objection at any time against the processing of your data carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. The precondition for this is, however, that there are grounds for your objection emanating from your special personal situation or your objection to direct advertising.

An objection may be filed without any formal requirements and may be sent via email to

6. Data Security

Using adequate measures of security we seek to ensure that your data are protected against accidental or deliberate manipulations, loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our measures of security are updated on a regular basis.

7. Currency of data protection information

The information on data protection has last been updated in January 2020.

Our privacy policy and information on data protection are liable to change depending on changing legal or other circumstances. The data protection information can always be accessed on