PRIVACY POLICY

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CLARIUS.LEGAL values your privacy and the manner, in which your personal information is handled.

This statement describes:

1. What personal data we collect about you

2. How we collect your personal information

3. How we use cookies

4. How and on what basis we use your personal data

5. How long we store your personal data

6. With whom we share your personal data

7. How we protect your personal data

8. To which countries we transfer your personal data

9. Your rights in relation to your personal data

10. Who the data controllers are

11. Changes to our privacy policy

12. Who you can contact if you have any questions or concerns.

CLARIUS.LEGAL refers to the CLARIUS.LEGAL Rechtsanwaltsaktiengesellschaft. For more information about the entity that controls and processes personal data, please see the “Controller” section below.

1. What personal data we collect about you

In this Privacy Policy, we use the term “personal data” to describe information that relates to you and identifies you.

In relation to your use of this Platform, we will collect the following personal data:

  • Basic information about you, such as your name (including name prefix or title) and the company for which you work
  • Contact information, such as your business contact address, email address, and phone number(s)
  • The country in which you are located
  • Other information you provide when using the Platform, such as your preferences or comments or opinions you leave regarding materials on the Platform (if that functionality is available to you) or feedback you provide on the Platform
  • Any other information relating to you (or any other person) that you provide to us (e.g., information provided through support functionality on the Platform) or that is otherwise provided to us or generated by us in the course of your use or operation of the Platform.

You are responsible for ensuring that the personal information you provide to us complies with applicable data protection laws, and you will not do or omit to do anything that would cause CLARIUS.LEGAL to violate those laws.

If we do not collect your personal information or you do not provide it to us, we may not be able to offer you our products and services.

2. How we collect your personal data

We collect your personal data in a number of ways. It may be provided to us directly by the organization you work for if they subscribe to the Platform, or directly by you:

  • when you complete the form to register to use the Platform
  • in the course of your use of the Platform, including any information you submit through the Platform
  • when you contact or communicate with us (including through this Platform, by email or otherwise)
  • when you edit your profile, set your preferences, or sign up for notifications on the Platform
  • during the monitoring of the Platform
  • when you provide us with information or communicate directly with us, for example, by contacting our employees

3. How we use cookies

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your device from websites you visit. They are often used to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the website owners. We use different types of cookies for different purposes, such as to analyze how you use the Platform and to display content to you on the Platform in the language you choose.

Below we have listed the cookies we use on the Platform, what each cookie is used for, and how long it is kept.

Your options

You can choose whether or not to accept cookies by clicking the “Cookie Settings” button at the bottom of this page. Some cookies are absolutely necessary and cannot be turned off using the “Cookie Settings” tool. We have listed these “absolutely necessary” cookies below, what they are used for, and how long they are stored. You can disable strictly necessary cookies by changing your browser settings; however, this may affect the functionality of the Platform.

Some of the cookies listed below, such as the Vimeo cookie related to video content, are third-party cookies that cannot be disabled using the Cookie Settings tool. To remove these cookies, you must visit the third-party websites and follow the instructions in their cookie notices. Alternatively, you can follow the instructions under the heading “Change cookie settings in your browser” below.

Required cookies

These cookies are required to enable basic functionality, such as accessibility, and to allow us to track your cookie selections.

Cookie-NamePurposeExpiry
wordpress_logged_in_ wordpress_sec_ wordpress_test_cookieThese cookies are set by WordPress and are used to store a user’s authentication credentials when logged into the Platform, to verify that a user is logged into the Platform, and to test whether a user’s browser accepts cookies.Session
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is set by PHP.net and identifies a user’s session on the server.Session
borlabs-cookieThis cookie is set by CLARIUS.LEGAL to record a user’s cookie preferences.      1 year
rg_sec_[randomly generated numbers]These cookies (5 in total) are set by WP Cerber. They are used by CLARIUS.LEGAL for security purposes related to the Platform, to detect dangerous activities, to distinguish between users who are logged in to the Platform and those who are not, and to identify search engine robots that try to access the Platform.6 weeks

Cookies for website functionality

These cookies enable features that provide you with a better, more personalized experience, such as storing your language preferences. If you disable these cookies, it may affect your experience on the Platform.

Cookie-NamePurposeExpiry
pll_languageThis cookie is set by CLARIUS.LEGAL and is used to record the language in which the content of the Platform should be displayed to a user. If a user does not accept this cookie, their language settings will only be stored for the duration of their session.1 year

Third-party cookies

To remove these cookies, you must visit the third-party websites and follow the instructions in their cookie notices. Alternatively, follow the instructions under the heading “Change cookie settings in your browser” below.

Cookie-NamePurposeExpiry
vuidOur video content is hosted on a third-party site (Vimeo). When you play a video on the Platform, Vimeo places third-party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data, such as how long a user watched the video. For more information, see Vimeo’s Cookie Policy.2 years

Change cookie settings in your browser

For information on how to disable and/or delete cookies, including third-party cookies, on your device, please follow the instructions in the links below:

For more information on how to manage your cookie settings, please see www.allaboutcookies.org.

4. How and on what basis we use your personal data

Below we have listed the purposes for which we use your personal data and the legal basis under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on which we rely when processing your data.

PurposeLegal basis
To make the Platform available to you and others in your organizationTo protect our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR), namely the provision of the Platform.   To fulfill the user’s subscription, according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
To create and manage your account           To protect our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR), namely the provision of the Platform.   To fulfill the user’s subscription, according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
To review and monitor your use of the Platform, including to understand which features, materials and sections of the Platform you visitTo protect our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR), namely the provision, improvement and guarantee of the security of the Platform and related services.   We may obtain your consent if this is necessary (e.g. in relation to the use of cookies), according to (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR).
To send you information that you have requested, including legal and regulatory updates, and to respond to your communications, inquiries and feedbackTo protect our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR), namely the provision of the Platform and other services requested by our subscribers.   Consent given by you (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR).
To promote the PlatformTo protect our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR), namely the promotion of the Platform and related services. Consent given by you (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR).
To manage and maintain our relationships with you and our customers.        To protect our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR), namely the provision of the Platform.
To share information with the participating organization about their use and performance of the Platform. The organization receiving the information is responsible for ensuring that its use of the data complies with the Data Protection ActTo safeguard our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of our subscribers (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR).
To compile and share (“aggregate” and anonymous) statistics about the use and performance of the PlatformTo safeguard our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of our subscribers and the legitimate interests of third parties with whom the information is shared (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR).
Um unsere rechtlichen, regulatorischen und Risikomanagement-Verpflichtungen zu erfüllen, einschließlich der Begründung, Ausübung oder Verteidigung von RechtsansprüchenTo safeguard our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR), in particular to manage risks and actual and potential claims for damages and to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject.

4.1 Vimeo

Videos from Vimeo are embedded on our website, which is operated by Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011 (“Vimeo”).

The plugins are marked with a Vimeo logo, for example in the form of the letter “V” or the lettering “vimeo”.

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Vimeo. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Vimeo directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Vimeo receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Vimeo profile or are not currently logged in to Vimeo.

This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Vimeo server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo can directly assign your visit to our website to your Vimeo account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “Vimeo” button, this information is also transmitted directly to a server of Instagram and stored there. If you do not want Vimeo to directly assign the data collected via our website to your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our website.

For more information, see the privacy policy (https://vimeo.com/privacy) of Vimeo.

Vimeo is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our e-learning platform. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

4.2 Google Web Fonts

External fonts, “Google Fonts”, are used on these internet pages. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The integration of these web fonts takes place via a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This transmits to the server which of our internet pages you have visited. Also, the IP address of the browser of the end device of the visitor of these Internet pages is stored by Google. We use Google Fonts to make the website more appealing to our visitors. Here, too, we invoke our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can find more information in Google’s privacy policy, which you can access here: www.google.com/fonts and https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de.

4.3 Font Awesome

Our website uses so-called web fonts or icons provided by Fonticons, Inc. for the uniform display of fonts or icons. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts or icons into its browser cache in order to display texts, fonts and icons correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the servers of Fonticons, Inc. This enables Fonticons, Inc. to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Font Awesome is used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If your browser does not support Font Awesome, a standard font from your computer will be used. You can find more information about Font Awesome at https://fontawesome.com/help and in the privacy policy of Fonticons, Inc.: https://fontawesome.com/privacy.

5. How long we keep your personal data

Your personal data will be retained in accordance with our Data Retention Policy, which categorizes all data held by CLARIUS.LEGAL and specifies the legal retention period for each category of data. These periods are based on the requirements of applicable data protection laws and the purpose for which the data is collected and used. The legal and regulatory requirements are taken into account there. The data will be kept for a minimum period of time to ensure, among other things, the limitation periods for taking legal action and compliance with the established principles and business purposes of CLARIUS.LEGAL.

6. With whom we share your personal data

We may share your personal information with your employer who subscribes to the Services for the purposes set out above. The organization receiving the information is responsible for ensuring that its use of the information complies with the Privacy Laws.

We may also share your personal information with certain trusted third parties, in accordance with contractual agreements in place with them, including:

  • Lexemo, as Platform operator
  • Our professional advisors and auditors
  • CLARIUS.LEGAL’s IT and other service providers.

If necessary or for the reasons set forth in this Privacy Policy, Personal Data may also be disclosed to regulatory authorities, courts, tribunals, government agencies and law enforcement authorities. Although unlikely, we may need to disclose your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you before doing so unless we are prevented by law from doing so.

If we restructure or transfer all or part of our business in the future, we may need to transfer your information to new CLARIUS.LEGAL entities or to third parties through which CLARIUS.LEGAL’s business is conducted.

If you separately access http://www.clarius.legal or use our legal services, we will process your information in accordance with the Privacy Policy on the Website, which you can access here or by contacting https://clarius.legal/en/contact/privacy-policy/.

We do not sell, rent or provide personal data commercially to third parties unless you have given your prior consent.

7. How we protect your personal data

We use a variety of technical and organizational measures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

If we engage a third-party service provider to collect or otherwise process personal data on our behalf, that provider will be carefully selected and must have appropriate security measures in place.

8. To which countries we transfer your personal data

The Platform is hosted in the European Economic Area (the “EEA”). Your data will also be processed in the country where you access the Platform.

In order to provide our services, we may need to transfer your personal data to locations outside the EEA or the jurisdiction in which you provide the data for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.  See “With Whom We Share Your Personal Data” for more information about how data may be transferred to CLARIUS.LEGAL offices and third-party service providers.

The level of data protection in countries outside the EEA may be lower than within the EEA. Where this is the case, we will take appropriate steps to ensure that your personal data remains protected and secure in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Where CLARIUS.LEGAL transfers personal data to a third party service providers, the relevant EU standard contractual clauses (pursuant to Article 46 para. 2 of the GDPR) will be concluded in advance.  If our third-party service providers process personal data outside the EEA in the course of providing services to us, our written agreement with them contains appropriate measures, usually standard contractual clauses.  For more information about the measures in place, please contact us (see section below “Who to contact with questions or concerns”).

9. Your rights in relation to your personal data

If personal data of yours is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis the controller:

  • You may request access from the controller as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us.
  • You have a right to rectification, completion, restriction and deletion of your personal data against the controller.
  • You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. (Right to data portability)
  • You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 para. 1lit. e or f GDPR.
  • You may revoke the consent you have given at any time, taking into account Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR.
  • 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 residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR. 

If you wish to exercise any of your rights, you may contact [email protected].

10. Who are the data controllers

CLARIUS.LEGAL Rechtsanwaltsaktiengesellschaft

Neuer Wall 77

20354 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 257 660 900

Fax: +49 40 257 660 919

E-mail:  [email protected]

11. Changes to our privacy policy

This privacy statement may change from time to time and the updated statement will be posted on this page.  The date of the last change is indicated at the end of this document.

This privacy statement was last updated in April 2021.

12. Who to contact with questions or concerns

If you have any questions or complaints, or would like more information about our privacy policies or practices, please contact our Head of Data Protection at the contact information provided below: [email protected]