Elisabeth Opie - International Technology Lawyer


Privacy and Cookies

This Privacy Notice explains the processing of your personal data by Opie International Technology Lawyers, Barer Strasse 1, 80333 Munich, Germany ("we", "us", "Opie" or "Firm") and your rights under the GDPR when using our website (www.elisabethopie.com).

1. Data categories, purposes of processing your data, legal bases

a) Data collected and processed by using our website and services

We process your personal data to be able to provide you with our website and the services offered on it (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR):

  • For the provision of the website (this includes information that is automatically collected and processed by our webserver such as your IP address, date and time of your visit, the website you are coming from, the subpages visited on our website, the browser type and version used, etc.).
  • For the provision of means to communicate with us (this includes personal data such as names, e-mail addresses, messages transmitted to us, date and time of our communication as well as identifiers such as IP addresses). The contact button activates your email software as a convenient mechanism to send the Firm an email. If a team member to whom you send the email is unable to respond to your matter, she or he will forward your email to another team member.
  • For the provision of hyperlinks to other content of the Firm on third party websites such as LinkedIn and Xing. Your data will only be sent to these third-party websites if you elect to click on the respective icon. If you do access those sites from our website, your data is subject to the privacy and cookie policies of those sites.

We also process your personal data for our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR):

  • For the detection and prevention of misuse of our website and services (this in particular includes the information that is automatically processed by our webserver when you visit our website (see above) as well as other user data that is required pursuant to a case-by-case consideration to detect and prevent misuse).
  • For the optimization of our website and services (this in particular includes statistical information obtained from the information that is automatically processed by our webserver when you visit our website, see above).

Any other data that you enter, e.g., into contact forms, newsletter subscription forms or other services provided on our website, will be processed by us if required to provide the respective service requested (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR).

Furthermore, we process personal data to fulfill legal obligations, court orders or other binding decisions. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) c) GDPR.

b) Analytics

We process your personal data and use cookies with your consent (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR) for the use of Google Analytics. This helps us to better understand our visitors and their interests and to continuously improve our website and services.

The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). Google Analytics allows us to analyze traffic and usage patterns of individual users (without further identifying them) or groups (which offers/services are used how often, how often users return, how long they stay, from which websites users come, from which regions, etc.). Google acts as our processor. The cookies used for this purpose expire after 14 months.


c) Cookies

This website uses cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device.

This website uses essential/necessary cookies which are technically necessary to provide you with this website and its functionalities or to remember your cookie selection regarding non-essential cookies (for example session cookies used by our consent management tool). Legal basis is § 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG.

In addition, this website uses non-essential/analytics cookies from Google (third party cookies) to use Google Analytics as described under Section b ("Analytics"). These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. We will only use such cookies with your prior consent. Legal basis is § 25 (1) TTDSG.

You can prevent the use of cookies by adjusting the settings in your browser. Please be aware that disabling cookies could affect the functionality of this website, and some features of this site may not then work as intended.

Necessary cookies remain stored as long as it is necessary to fulfill the respective purposes. The retention period for cookies used for Google Analytics is specified in Section b ("Analytics") above.

For more information about the cookies used and to change your selections or withdraw consent, please click here.

2. Recipients of your data

Your personal data will be transferred to our hosting provider (domainfactory GmbH, Neuturmstrasse 5, 80331 München, Germany) to processes your personal data on our behalf. In addition, we may transfer your personal data to Google to use Google Analytics as set out above in Section b ("Analytics"). Should this involve transfers of your personal data to third countries outside the EU, an appropriate level of data protection is ensured by supplementary contractual measures.

Furthermore, we transmit personal data to third parties if this is required by law, if this is necessary for legal claims or if third parties provide certain services for us (e.g., lawyers, tax consultants).

3. Duration of the data processing

We will only process your personal data as long as this is necessary for the respective purpose or as long as there are legal retention obligations. After the respective processing purpose ceases to apply and retention obligations end, your data will be routinely deleted.

4. Your rights

Under the conditions of the GDPR, you can request information about and access to your personal data and have the right to receive personal data in a standard and machine-readable format. In addition, under the conditions of the GDPR, you can also request the deletion, correction or restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR), you can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.

You can also object to the processing of personal data processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR) at any time under the conditions of the GDPR.

5. Contact; complaint to supervisory authority

Please address your questions or concerns regarding the processing of your personal data to: office[at]elisabethopie.com

In case of questions and possible concerns about the data processing, you can also contact the competent supervisory authority:

Bavarian State Authority for Data Protection (Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht), Promenade 18, 91522 Ansbach, Germany. More contact details can be found at the following address: https://www.lda.bayern.de/de/index.html