Privacy Policy

The protection and confidentiality of your data is of particular importance for Osborne Clarke. The collection and use of your personal data solely occurs in the context of the legal provisions of the applicable data protection law. With this Data Privacy Statement we inform you about what personal data we collect through your use of our site and for what purpose the data will be used.

Responsible authority according to the data protection laws

Osborne Clarke Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Partnerschaft mbB
Innere Kanalstraße 15
50823 Cologne

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection, you can also send an e-mail to

The subject of data protection

The subject of data protection is personal data. These are according to § 3 para. 1 BDSG details about personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This concerns for example, information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or phone number, if applicable also usage data. Usage data is data which are required in order to use our website, for example information about the beginning, end and extent of use of our website and login information.

Collection and use of your data

When accessing the website “” your internet browser automatically submits data because of technical reasons. The following data will be stored separately from other data which you possibly provide to us:

  • Date and time of access,
  • Browser type / version,
  • Operating system,
  • URL of the previously visited webpage,
  • Amount of submitted data.

This data will be stored only for technical reasons for a period of three months for the purpose of data security (identification and tracking of unauthorized attempts and accesses to the webserver) on our server and won’t be assigned to a particular person at no time.

If you access sites or files within our website and will be asked to enter information about yourself, we point out that these data transmission over the Internet is not secure and the data can also be viewed or falsified by unauthorized third parties.

Disclosure of Data

Basically, a disclosure of your personal information does only occur without your express prior consent in the following cases:

If it is useful to clarify an unlawful use of the use of the website “” useful to clarify or necessary for the prosecution, personal data will be forwared to law enforcement agencies and, where appropriate, to damaged third parties. However, this only happens when concrete indications for an unlawful or abusive behavior are present.

A transfer can also take place if it serves the enforcement of the terms of use or other agreements.

Osborne Clarke is also legally obliged to provide certain information to public authorities upon request. These are law enforcement authorities and authorities which pursue administrative offenses and the tax authorities.


This website stores “cookies” to provide you with comprehensive features and to make the usage of our websites easier. “Cookies” are small files which are saved on your computer with the help of your internet browser. If you do not want the use of “cookies” by your internet browser, you can prevent the storage of “cookies” on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings of your internet browser. Please note that the operability and functionality of our services may be restricted in this case.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:

Deactivate Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Information and correction

Of course, you have the right to receive information about the data held by us about you upon request. You also have the right to correct inaccurate data, blocking and deletion. To do so, please contact or by post to the following address:

Osborne Clarke Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Partnerschaft mbB
Innere Kanalstraße 15
50823 Cologne

Changes to this Privacy Statement

Osborne Clarke reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement. The current version of the Privacy Policy can be found always at this link.

Last updated: 11 January 2017