Privacy policy Ra Reinhold Beckmann

1) Contents of these instructions
With this data protection information we explain our handling of your personal data when you visit us at We also inform you about your rights according to the basic data protection regulation (GDPR).

2) Responsible person
Responsible in the sense of the GDPR for the processing of your data is Reinhold Beckmann, lawyer, Salzstr 35, 48159 Münster
Phone number 0049-(0) 251-42634

3) Log data
Every time a page is called up, technical data is recorded by our server.

When you call up an individual page, our web servers record in a log file by default the address (URL) of the page called up, the date and time of the call, any error messages and, if applicable, the operating system and the browser software of your end device and the website from which you are visiting us. We store the IP address of your computer in our log files for seven days.

The log file data is used by us exclusively to ensure the functionality of our services (e.g. error analysis, ensuring system security and protection against misuse, e.g. illegal comments or comment SPAM) and is deleted after seven days.

Legal basis for the processing of log file data our legitimate interests (error analysis, ensuring system security and protection against misuse), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

4) Google services

  1. a) Google Analytics

It is important to us to design our Internet pages as optimally as possible and thus make them attractive for our visitors. For this purpose it is necessary that we know how our website is used.

This website therefore uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). Google Analytics also uses cookies, i.e. text files which are stored on your end device and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. On our website, IP anonymisation has been activated so that your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services to us as website operator in connection with website and internet use.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: .

To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across multiple devices, you must opt-out on all systems in use. Click here to set the opt-out cookie:

Disable Google Analytics

The processing of your data is carried out on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR (balancing of interests) and in our interest, in order to be able to evaluate how our website is used and, based on the results, to adapt and optimise our website.

Your data collected within the scope of Google Analytics will be deleted after 26 months.

  1. b) Google Maps

I use services from Google LLC (USA) to display my office location. Google and I act as jointly responsible parties in this respect under data protection law. To display the map, Google needs to process your IP address.

With regard to the map service provided by Google, Google’s privacy policy applies. By using Google Maps you enter into a direct relationship with Google.

The cooperation with Google in terms of data protection law is based on a concluded agreement on joint responsibility in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR.

The legal basis for this data processing is the execution of the contract (provision of map service) and our legitimate interest in using a specialised map provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) and f) GDPR).

  1. c) Data protection at Google

Google is based in the USA and has a so-called EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement is a data protection agreement that aims to ensure an adequate level of data protection for data transfers to certified U.S. companies. The EU Commission has determined the adequacy of the guaranteed level of data protection under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement in its decision of 12.07.2016 (Ref. C(2016) 4176), which can be viewed here:

The current status of Google’s certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement can be found here:

The privacy policy of Google can be found here:

5) Hosting
For the operation of my website I use as technical service provider:

Hetzner Online GmbH

Industriestr. 25

91710 Gunzenhausen


6.) Supplementary notes
(a) Mandatory information

All fields with mandatory information are marked on our website. Without this information, the use of the corresponding function is not possible.

  1. b) Criteria for the storage period

We measure the storage period for your data according to the specific purposes for which we use the data. In addition, we are subject to statutory storage and documentation obligations, which result in particular from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (AO). Finally, the duration of storage is also assessed according to the statutory limitation periods, which, for example, according to §§ 195 ff. of the German Civil Code (BGB) are usually three years.

  1. c) Explanation of terms

In the following we explain some legal and technical terms used in this data protection notice.

Personal data: Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, e.g. information linked to your e-mail or address.

Processing: A processing of personal data is any operation in connection with personal data, e.g. collection via an online form, storage on our servers or use to contact you.

Cookie: A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer. The content of this file is transferred to our servers each time you access a website.

IP address: The IP address is a number that your Internet provider assigns to your terminal device temporarily or permanently. With a complete IP address, it is possible to identify the connection owner in individual cases, e.g. by means of additional information from your Internet access provider.

  1. d) Legal basis

The GDPR only allows personal data to be processed if there is a legal basis. We are legally obliged to inform you of the legal basis for the processing of your data.

In the following we explain the terms used in this context.

– Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR) This legal basis permits processing if and insofar as you have given us your consent.

– Fulfilment of contract (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR) This legal basis permits processing insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you, including pre-contractual measures (e.g. preparation of the conclusion of a contract).

– Fulfilment of legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR) On the basis of this legal basis, we may process your data to the extent necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which we are subject.

– legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR) On the basis of this legal basis, we are permitted to process your data insofar as this is necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests (or those of third parties) and your conflicting interests do not outweigh our own.

7.) Your rights
By law, we are obliged to inform you of your rights under the GDPR. We explain these rights in the following. You are entitled to these rights under the conditions of the respective data protection regulations. No further rights are granted to you by the following description.

  1. a) Information

You have the right to ask us to confirm whether we are processing personal data relating to you; if this is the case, you have the right to access this personal data and to receive the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.

  1. b) Correction

You have the right to demand that we correct incorrect personal data concerning you without delay and, if necessary, complete incomplete personal data, Art. 16 GDPR.

  1. c) Delete

You have the right to demand from us that personal data concerning you be deleted immediately if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes pursued.

  1. d) Restriction of processing

You have the right to request us to restrict processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 GDPR is met, e.g. if you have lodged an objection to processing, for the duration of the examination by us.

  1. e) Appeal

Irrespective of any other administrative or judicial remedies, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you by us is in breach of the GDPR, Art. 77 GDPR. You may exercise this right before a supervisory authority in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place where the alleged infringement is committed. The contact details of the supervisory authorities in Germany can be found at

(f) data transferability

You have the right, under certain conditions, to receive and transmit data relating to you which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and, as far as technically feasible, to have it transmitted, Art. 20 GDPR

  1. g) Revocation (of consents)

If you have given us your consent to data protection, you have the right to revoke it at any time with effect for the future. This also applies to data protection consents that you have given us before the GDPR came into force.


You also have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you, provided that we base the processing on Art. 6, paragraph 1, letter e. or f, GDPR. We will then no longer process this data unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (Art. 21 GDPR).

If your personal data is used by us for direct marketing purposes (e.g. by e-mail), you have the right to object to the use of your data for these purposes at any time. This also applies to profiling, insofar as this is connected with direct advertising. Profiling refers to the use of personal data to analyse or predict certain personal aspects (e.g. interests).

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