Data pro­tec­tion declaration

1. Infor­ma­ti­on on the collec­tion of per­so­nal data

(1) Below we inform you on how the per­so­nal data that is collec­ted whilst using the ser­vices of KNAAKLEGAL, RA Dr. Knaak.Per­so­nal data covers all data that can be rela­ted to you per­so­nal­ly, for examp­le your name, address, email addres­ses, pho­ne num­ber or user beha­viour.

(2) The con­trol­ler pur­suant to Art. 4 (7) Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tions Regu­la­ti­on (GDPR) is Dr. Tho­mas Knaak, Gra­fen­ber­ger Allee 277–278, 40237 Düs­sel­dorf, E‑Mail:

(3) Accord­ing to sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons, the part­ners­hip does not requi­re a data pro­tec­tion offi­cer. Any ques­ti­ons rela­ted to data pro­tec­tion should be addres­sed to Dr. Knaak, who can be con­ta­c­ted under the email: or at our pos­tal address (see abo­ve) as well as by pho­ne: +49 (0)211/626896 or fax: +49 (0)211/622518.

We pro­cess per­so­nal data to dischar­ge our con­trac­tu­al obli­ga­ti­ons from our client’s com­mis­si­ons and in con­nec­tion with other con­trac­tu­al rela­ti­ons­hips (e.g. public aut­ho­ri­ties, sup­pliers, banks, ser­vice pro­vi­ders) as well as to pro­vi­de infor­ma­ti­on about our ser­vices and asso­cia­ted legal topics (point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR). Your data may also be used for our own pur­po­ses wit­hin the scope of a balan­cing of inte­rests (point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR). Express refe­rence is made to the right to object to such a usa­ge.

2. Your rights

1) You have the fol­lowing rights vis-à-vis us with respect to the per­so­nal data con­cer­ning you:

– Right to access

– Right to rec­ti­fi­ca­ti­on or erasure

– Right to restric­tion of processing

– Right to object to the pro­ces­sing, in par­ti­cu­lar in the event of pro­ces­sing on the basis of a balan­cing of interests

– Right to data portability

– Right to revo­ke your con­sent to the processing

The con­di­ti­ons for the estab­lish­ment of the indi­vi­du­al rights can be found in the GDPR, in par­ti­cu­lar in the regu­la­ti­ons of Art. 12–22 GDPR.

(2) You also have the right to lodge a com­p­laint about our pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data with a data pro­tec­tion super­vi­so­ry authority.

3. Collec­tion of per­so­nal data when visi­t­ing our website

(1) If you do not agree to the collec­tion and pro­ces­sing of data in the man­ner descri­bed below during access from the Inter­net, plea­se lea­ve this web­site, do not down­load any fur­ther parts of our web­site to your com­pu­ter and do not con­ta­ct us per email. Becau­se the data is collec­ted and stored automatically.

(2) We also pro­cess per­so­nal data that is collec­ted during a simp­le visit to our web­sites so as to impro­ve our web pre­sence, in con­si­de­ra­ti­on of the app­li­ca­ble data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons. We will neit­her publish nor for­ward or dis­c­lo­se per­so­nal data to third par­ties without authorisation.

When you visit our web­sites, our web ser­vers save each access tem­pora­ri­ly in a log file. The fol­lowing data is collec­ted and stored until auto­ma­tic deletion:

The IP address of the acces­sing computer

The date and time of the access

The time zone dif­fe­rence to Green­wich Mean Time (GTM)

The name and URL of the retrie­ved file

the amount of data transferred

A mes­sa­ge as to whe­ther the access was successful

Iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on data for the brow­ser and ope­ra­ting sys­tem used

Refer­ring Inter­net site Con­tent of the request — con­cre­te page

Name of your Inter­net access provider

Access status/http sta­tus code


Ope­ra­ting sys­tem and its interface

Lan­guage and ver­si­on of the brow­ser software

This data is pro­ces­sed for the pur­po­se of enab­ling the use of the web­site (estab­lish­ment of a con­nec­tion), of sys­tem secu­ri­ty, the tech­ni­cal admi­nis­tra­ti­on of the net­work infra­st­ruc­tu­re as well as to opti­mi­se the Inter­net offer. The IP address will only be eva­lua­ted in the event of attacks on the net­work infra­st­ruc­tu­re of KNAAKLEGAL.

Per­so­nal, non-anony­mi­sed user pro­files will not be gene­ra­ted.

4. Use and forwarding/disclosure of per­so­nal datacc

Use and forwarding/disclosure of per­so­nal data Your per­so­nal data is only use or the pur­po­ses named in sec­tion 1 and to the extent necessa­ry to achie­ve the­se purposes.

Per­so­nal data will only be forwarded/disclosed to government insti­tu­ti­ons and public aut­ho­ri­ties wit­hin the scope of man­da­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons or in a public inte­rest, in par­ti­cu­lar if the forwarding/disclosure is necessa­ry in the case of attacks to our net­work infra­st­ruc­tu­re for the pur­po­ses of legal action or cri­mi­nal pro­se­cu­ti­on (point © of Art. 6 (1) GDPR). This data will not be for­war­ded to third par­ties for other purposes.

5. E‑mail

Per­so­nal data that you send per email will be saved and used by KNAAKLEGAL to pro­cess the email accord­ing to its inten­ded pur­po­se.

KNAAKLEGAL does not wish to recei­ve unso­li­ci­ted adver­ti­sing and other com­pa­ra­ble offers.

If you wish to con­ta­ct us by email, we would like to remind you that the con­tent of unen­cryp­ted emails can be view­ed by third par­ties. On account of the exis­ting pro­fes­sio­nal con­fi­den­tia­li­ty, we hope that you will appre­cia­te that we requi­re a decla­ra­ti­on releasing us from our obli­ga­ti­on of secrecy and an exemp­ti­on from lia­bi­li­ty from you should you wish to use modern com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on chan­nels for con­ta­ct with us. You can request this decla­ra­ti­on from us by pho­ne (+49 (0)211/626896) or fax (+49 (0)211/622518). We will fax it to you if you pro­vi­de us with your fax num­ber or send it to your pos­tal address.

We the­re­fo­re recom­mend that con­fi­den­ti­al infor­ma­ti­on be sent by post. Plea­se remem­ber that any per­so­nal data sent by email will be stored and pro­ces­sed during fur­ther hand­ling of your que­ry (see No. 3 above).

6. Secu­ri­ty

KNAAKLEGAL employs tech­ni­cal and orga­ni­sa­tio­nal secu­ri­ty mea­su­res to pro­tect your per­so­nal data which we mana­ge against acci­den­tal or deli­be­ra­te mani­pu­la­ti­on, loss, dest­ruc­tion, as well as access by unaut­ho­ri­sed persons.

7. Links to web­sites of other providers

Our web­site con­tains links to web­sites of other pro­vi­ders, in par­ti­cu­lar to the bar asso­cia­ti­on in Düs­sel­dorf. We would like to point out that this data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on app­lies exclu­si­ve­ly for the web­sites of KNAAKLEGAL gilt. We have no influ­ence over, nor do we check, whe­ther other pro­vi­ders obser­ve the app­li­ca­ble data pro­tec­tion regulations.

8. Vali­di­ty and topi­ca­li­ty of the data pro­tec­tion declaration

This data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on is dated Novem­ber 2020 and is valid as long as it is not repla­ced by a revi­sed version.

This data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on may have to be amen­ded due to the fur­ther deve­lo­p­ment of our web­site or the imple­men­ta­ti­on of new tech­no­lo­gies. KNAAKLEGAL reser­ves the right to amend the data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on at any time with effect for the future. We the­re­fo­re recom­mend that you read the latest data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­on from time to time.