DatA Protection

The protection of personal data is of the highest priority for BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (BLD). This data protection declaration informs visitors of the BLD web pages which data are being collected, processed and used for which purposes by BLD during the use of the website.



1. Responsibility for Data Processing / Data Protection Officer

The responsibility for the lawful collection, processing and use of the users' personal data lies with BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, Theodor-Heuss-Ring 13-15, 50668 Cologne. The data protection officer for this company is Dr. Sven-Markus Thiel, ibidem, e-mail:


2. Processed Data and Purposes of Processing


2.1 Usage Data

Upon opening the BLD website, BLD automatically stores various general data and information about the system accessing the website ("usage data") on the servers of BLD. These data contain date and time of the server request, type and version of the browser used, the operating system of the accessing system and the website from which the website of BLD is accessed (so-called referrer), sub-pages accessed from the web-pages of BLD, internet protocol address (IP address) and comparable data.

The processing of usage data is effected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f of the European General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) - ("GDPR").

BLD needs the usage data to make the website of BLD accessible, to maintain its technical operability and to prevent and, where necessary, prosecute misuse of the website of BLD. In an anonymised form, i. e. without the possibility to identify the user, these data finally serve the purpose of optimising the website of BLD as well as statistical purposes.



2.2 Cookies

The website of BLD uses cookies. Cookies are small text files which are stored on the user's data carrier and which exchange certain settings and data with the system of BLD via the user's browser. A cookie usually contains a character string by which websites and servers can be allocated to the precise web browser in which the cookie was stored ("Cookie-ID"). This way, the internet browser can be recognised and identified. BLD is enabled to set up a user-friendly website by the use of cookies. Thereby, it can for example be prevented that the user has to insert certain data repeatedly.

BLD does not use cookies to identify the user and does not connect the information stored with personal user data.

The user may prevent the storage of cookies by the website of BLD at any time by making respective settings in the web browser used, and can thus object to the use of cookies permanently. If the user deactivates the storage of cookies in the browser used, the functions of our website may possibly by usable only in a limited way or not usable at all. The user can also remove cookies that have already been stored through his browser of other software. Finally, the user may also choose in his browser the setting "Block cookies of third-party providers" (or similar), if he only wants to accept cookies of BLD, but not cookies of the service providers and partners of BLD.



2.3 Data Submitted in the Course of Contacting

BLD enables interested users of the BLD website to contact BLD and for example submit job applications to BLD online. The data submitted to BLD in this context are used by BLD only in order to process the respective request and are not passed on to third parties. When using the contact form, moreover the IP address of the accessing system and the date and time of transmission are stored. Such data are exclusively stored for the purpose of retracing potential misuse.


The processing of the data described in number 2.3 is effected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b and lit. f GDPR.



2.4 Newsletter

On the BLD website there is the possibility to subscribe to a newsletter. Upon subscribing, the interested user enters his salutation and title (both optional), first name, last name, e-mail address, company, department, function and the topic about which he wishes to receive the newsletter. Such data are exclusively used for the dispatch of the newsletter and are not passed on to third parties.

The processing of the data described in number 2.4 is effected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.


3. Location of Date Storage


Unless otherwise described in this data protection declaration, the processing of personal data is carried out exclusively in data centres that are located within the scope of the GDPR.



4. Duration of Storage


Personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for the purposes described in this data protection declaration, unless statutory provisions allow or require a longer period of storage.


5. User Rights


The user as well as all other persons concerned by the usage of data by BLD are entitled to obtain information about the personal data stored by BLD.

Moreover, these persons have the following rights concerning the personal data pertaining to them, provided the respective statutory requirements are met:


  • right to rectification or erasure,
  • right to restriction of processing,
  • right to object against processing,
  • right to data portability.

In order to exercise the rights mentioned in number 5 as well as in case of questions or complaints about the use of their personal data, users of the website and, where applicable, other persons concerned, may refer to the data protection officer of BLD specified in number 1.


Furthermore, the users of the BLD website and, where applicable, other persons concerned may also refer to the responsible regulatory authority for complaints about the use of their data.