Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

1. Name and contact data of the data controller and the company’s data protection officer
This data protection information applies to data processing activities by: Controller: SCHLÜTER GRAF Legal Consultants (hereinafter: SCHLÜTER GRAF), Citadel Tower, Office 2001-2005, P.O. Box 29337, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Complete information about us can be found in our imprint.
The common data protection officer of the SCHLÜTER GRAF law firm and all attorneys at law currently active under the aforementioned address – either as partners or in any other position - is Mr. Andres Ring, attorney at law. He will be available at the aforementioned address or at dubai@schlueter-graf.com.

2 . Collection and storage of personal data and kind and purpose of their use
a) When visiting the website
Upon access of our website www.schlueter-graf-knowledge.com, the browser becoming active on your terminal device will automatically send information to the server of our website. Such information will be temporarily stored in a so-called log file. During this process, the following information will be collected without any action on your part and retained until their automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer;
  • date and time of the access;
  • time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT);
  • content of the request (precise page);
  • access status/HTTP status code;
  • name and URL of the requested file;
  • website from which the access is made (referer URL);
  • used browser and, when appropriate, the operating system and the name of your access provider;
  • language and version of your browser software.

The aforementioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • to ensure a smooth set-up of the website;
  • to ensure a comfortable use of our website;
  • to evaluate system security and stability as well as
  • for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest can be derived from the aforementioned purposes of data collection. The collected data will in no case be used for drawing conclusions as to you as individual.

b) When contacting us via email or via our contact form

If you have any questions, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a form made available on the website. For this purpose, you must give us a valid email address so that we know from whom the request originates and are able to send you a reply. Any further information may be given on a voluntary basis.

Irrespective of this, you may also contact us via email. In this context, too, we are in need of a valid email address in order to be able to respond to your request.

If you send us an email or contact us via our contact form, we will store the data submitted by you (e.g. your email address and, when appropriate, your name and phone number) so that we can answer your questions.

Data processing for the purpose of getting into contact with us will take place according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of the consent voluntarily provided by you.
Collected personal data will be deleted as soon as their storage is no longer necessary.

Please note that a transmission of data via unencrypted email messages may involve security gaps and that a complete protection of such data against access by third parties is not possible to this extent. For this reason, we recommend you to take this into due account as regards sensitive data.

3. Disclosure of data
A disclosure of your personal data to third parties for other purposes than those listed hereinafter will not take place.
We will forward your personal data to third parties only if:

  • you have given your explicit consent to this effect pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR;
  • a disclosure is according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR necessary for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in a non-disclosure of your data;
  • the respective data must, according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, be disclosed by virtue of a statutory obligation, and
  • a disclosure is permitted by law and, according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR, necessary for handling contractual relationships with you.


4. Cookies
On our website, we make use of cookies. Cookies are small files automatically created by you browser and stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or the like) whenever you visit our website. Cookies cannot damage your terminal device and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.
A cookie serves to store information in each case relating to the terminal device used in the specific case. This, however, does not mean that we obtain any direct information concerning your identity.
On the one hand, cookies help us to make the use of our offer even more convenient for you. To this effect, so-called session cookies enable us to keep track of the individual pages on our website already visited by you. After you have left our site, they will be automatically deleted.
In order to optimize user-friendliness even more, we also use temporary cookies stored on your terminal device for a specific fixed period of time. If you access our website again in order to use our services, it will automatically be recognized that you visited our website already before and which inputs and settings you made so that you need not enter them again.
Furthermore, we use cookies in order to compile statistics on the use of our website and in order to evaluate them for optimizing our offer (see clause 5). Such cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you visited us already before when you access our site. After expiry of a time period defined in each case, such cookies will be automatically deleted.
The data processed by cookies are necessary for the stated purposes in order to safeguard our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You may, however, configure your browser that it ceases to store cookies on your computer or creates a message for you prior to storing a new cookie. A complete deactivation of cookies, however, may prevent you from being able to use all functions of our website.


5. Rights of data subjects
You have the right:

  • to request us according to Art. 15 GDPR to render information on your personal data stored by us. You may particularly request information on the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or a right to object, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data as well as on the existence of automatic decision-making including profiling and, when appropriate, conclusive information as to its details;
  • to request us according to Art. 16 GDPR to rectify your inaccurate personal data or to complete your personal data  stored with us;
  • to request us according to Art. 17 GDPR to delete your personal data stored with us, unless their processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims;
  • to request us according to Art. 18 GDPR to restrict the processing of your personal data to the extent that you deny their accuracy or their processing is unlawful, but a deletion of such data is refused by you and we no longer need them while you are in need of them for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or you objected to their processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • to obtain your personal data made available to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request their transmission to another controller pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR;
  • to withdraw your consent given to us at any time according to Art. 7 (3) GDPR, with the result that we will in future no longer be permitted to process the data which were subject to such consent, and
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. For this purpose, you may as a rule approach the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or your place of work or the registered office of our law firm.


6.  Right to object
In the event that your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data according to Art. 21 GDPR due to grounds relating to your particular situation. In this case, please give us notice of the grounds resulting from your particular situation due to which we are asked to refrain from processing your personal data. After having reviewed your objection, we will either cease to process your personal data or adjust or continue our processing activities. In the latter case, we will submit you our compelling legitimate interests.
If you want to make use of your right to withdraw your consent or to raise objections, an email to dubai@schlueter-graf.com will be sufficient.

7. Effectiveness and change of this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement is currently effective and was issued in June of 2018.
In view of the further development of our website and respective offers or due to changed statutory or, as the case may be, administrative regulations it may become necessary to modify this Privacy Statement. The Privacy Statement effective at the time being may be accessed and printed by you at any time on the website at www.schlueter-graf-knowledge.com/privacy-policy/.