Terms & Conditions

Service Provider and Person Responsible According to Section 5 of the German

Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG )/Section 18 of the German State Media Treaty (Medienstaatsvertrag – MStV)

AIQU LAW Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Kruckeler Straße 17
D-44229 Dortmund
Tel: +49 231 95008399
E-mail: hello@aiqunited.com
Web: www.aiqunited.com

Managing Directors: Holger Theißen, Lawyer
Harald Strelen, Lawyer

Person responsible pursuant to Section 18 of the MStV: Holger Theißen; he can be contacted at the above contact information

Commercial Register: District Court (Amtsgericht) Dortmund , HRB: 33284

Competent supervisory authority/chamber:
The service provider is licensed as a lawyer under the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. He is a member of the Hamm Bar Association
Ostenallee 18
59063 Hamm
Tel: +49 2381 985 000
Fax: +49 2381 985 050
info@rak-hamm.de

Additional Information

VAT number (Section 27a of the German Value Added Tax Act (UStG)): 4222518403

Professional liability insurance: HDI Versicherung AG, P.O. Box 2127, 30650 Hannover, Germany
Geographical scope of insurance coverage: EU/EEA

Professional regulations

The following professional regulations apply:

  • Federal Code for Lawyers – Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO),
  • Rules of Professional Practice for Lawyers – Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA),
  • Specialist Lawyers’ Code of Conduct – Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO),
  • Law on the Remuneration of Lawyers – Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG),
  • Code of Conduct for Lawyers of the European Union – Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union (CCBE),
  • Law on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany – Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland,
  • Law Implementing the Directives of the European Community Pertaining to the Professional Law Regulating the Legal Profession.

The professional regulations can be viewed and obtained in German and English on the homepage of the German Federal Bar (www.brak.de) in the section “Berufsrecht”.

Alternative Dispute Resolution:

The EU Commission has set up an internet platform for the online resolution of disputes (“ODR platform”) between traders and consumers. The ODR platform can be accessed at https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

AIQU LAW Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is not willing to participate in dispute resolution proceedings.

Disclaimer

Our website contains links to external third-party websites. We have no influence on the contents of these sites. Therefore, we can also not assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the sites is at all times responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked sites were checked for possible legal violations at the time they were linked. Illegal contents could not be identified at the time the links were created. However, permanent monitoring of the contents of the linked sites is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any legal violations, we will remove such links immediately.

Legal Information

The publisher of this website reserves the right to modify and amend the information provided at any time and without prior notice. Although the contents are constantly verified and updated, data may have changed in the meantime. For this reason, no guarantee can be given that the information provided is up to date, accurate and complete. Any liability for material or non-material damage resulting directly or indirectly from the use of the website and the use of the information contained therein is excluded, provided that neither intent nor gross negligence can be proven. The same applies to all websites linked via hyperlinks – these links are provided as a service. The publisher is not responsible for the content and possible use of websites accessed via such links. You are responsible for protecting your systems against viruses or other programs harmful to your systems by installing appropriate protection programs.

Privacy Policy

Controller as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation:

IQU LAW Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Kruckeler Straße 17
D-44229 Dortmund
Tel: +49 231 95008399
E-mail: hello@aiqunited.com
Managing Director: Holger Theißen, Lawyer

The controller has appointed a data protection officer. You can contact him using the following contact details:

Harald Strelen
1, Haapstrooss
L-6869 Wecker
Harald.strelen@aiqunited.com

In all respects of data processing (e.g. collection, processing and transmission) we follow statutory provisions. We use current technical and organizational measures to protect our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons. However, complete protection against unauthorized access by third parties cannot be guaranteed.

Collection of General Information

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) may include the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar information. This information does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly display the website content you have requested and is mandatory when using the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our online presence and the technology used.

Handling of Personal Data

We ensure that only necessary data is collected and stored. If you send an e-mail containing personal data, such as your name and e-mail address, you do so on a voluntary basis. Your personal data will only be used in connection of the inquiry you have submitted and to the extent necessary for this purpose.

Upon request, we will provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. We will also be happy to correct or delete this data at your request, provided there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.

Right of Access to Personal Data

You can obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed by us.
If such processing has taken place, you can obtain access to the following information:
(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
(2) the categories of personal data concerned;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;
(4) the envisaged period of storage of the personal data concerning you, or, if specific information is not possible, criteria used to determine the period of storage;
(5) the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, the right to restriction of processing or the right to object to such processing;
(6) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) any available information as to their source where the personal data are not collected from you;
(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Art. 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you.
You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 of the GDPR relating to the transfer.

Right to Rectification

You have the right to request from the controller to have your personal data rectified and/or completed if the processed personal data concerning you are incorrect or incomplete. The controller must rectify the data without delay.

Right to Restriction of Processing

You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the following conditions are met:
(1) If you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
(2) The processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead.
(3) The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but he/she is required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or
(4) If you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) of the GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override yours.
Where the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
If the restriction of processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

Right to Erasure
Erasure Obligation

You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, and the controller has the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You withdraw your consent on which the processing is based pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) or Art. 9(2)(a) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
(3) You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) of the GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(2) of the GDPR.
(4) The personal data concerning you have been unlawfully processed.
(5) The personal data concerning you have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
(6) The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8(1) of the GDPR.

Information to Third Parties

Where the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged pursuant to Art. 17(1) of the GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, must take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

Derogations

The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is necessary
(1) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
(2) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9(2) as well as Article 9(3) of the GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) of the GDPR in so far as the right referred to in point a is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
(5) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Right to Information

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right to be informed about those recipients by the controller.

Right to Data Portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:
(1) the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR; and
(2) the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons must not be adversely affected by this.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Right to Object

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR.
The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

Right to Withdraw the Data Protection Declaration of Consent

You have the right to withdraw your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged will inform the complainant on the progress and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 of the GDPR.

The competent supervisory authority for us is:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia:
Bettina Gayk
Kavalleriestraße 2-4
D-40213 Düsseldorf

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to ensure that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement technical changes to the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply when you visit our website and can be accessed at any time.