Privacy Statement

Pri­va­cy State­ment of Legal­Sec­tion Lan­guage Ser­vices GbR (her­ein­af­ter: Legal­Sec­tion) issued in accordance with Art. 13 and 14 of the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on (GDPR)

1. Name and cont­act details of the con­trol­ler; no data pro­tec­tion offi­cer appoin­ted in accordance with legal regulations

This Pri­va­cy State­ment is issued in con­nec­tion with the data pro­ces­sing per­for­med by Con­trol­ler: Legal­Sec­tion Lan­guage Ser­vices GbR (Legal­sec­tion), Beer­busch­ring 12, 22395 Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny, email:, Tele­pho­ne: +49 40 22854286. As Legal­Sec­tion has less than ten (10) per­sons enga­ged in the pro­ces­sing of data, it is not legal­ly obli­ged to appoint a data pro­tec­tion officer.

2. Coll­ec­tion and sto­rage of per­so­nal data, and the natu­re and pur­po­se of its use

a) When visi­ting our website

When you visit our web­site , the brow­ser of your ter­mi­nal device auto­ma­ti­cal­ly sends infor­ma­ti­on to our web­site ser­ver. This infor­ma­ti­on will be tem­po­r­a­ri­ly stored in a log file. The fol­lo­wing infor­ma­ti­on will be stored wit­hout any inter­ven­ti­on on your part, and it will remain stored until era­sed automatically:

  • IP address of the reques­t­ing computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrie­ved file,
  • Web­site from which access is estab­lished (refer­rer URL),
  • Your computer’s brow­ser and, whe­re rele­vant, its ope­ra­ting sys­tem as well as the name of your access provider.

We will pro­cess the afo­re­men­tio­ned data for the fol­lo­wing purposes:

  • to ensu­re that you can easi­ly con­nect to the website,
  • to ensu­re our web­site is user-friendly,
  • to ana­ly­se the secu­ri­ty and sta­bi­li­ty of our system(s), and
  • for other admi­nis­tra­ti­ve purposes.

The legal basis for pro­ces­sing this data is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (the EU Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on). We have a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in coll­ec­ting data for the pur­po­ses descri­bed abo­ve. Under no cir­cum­s­tances will we use the data we coll­ect to draw con­clu­si­ons about you personally.

b) When you sub­scri­be to recei­ve our newsletters

If you have given us your expli­cit con­sent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR, we will use your email address to send you our news­let­ter regu­lar­ly. You are only requi­red to pro­vi­de your email address in order to recei­ve our news­let­ters. You may unsub­scri­be from this ser­vice at any time. One pos­si­ble method is to send an email to our office (

c) When using our cont­act, regis­tra­ti­on, or order forms

If you want to send us an enquiry, or when pla­cing online orders for publi­ca­ti­ons or other items available for sale or other­wi­se offe­red on our web­site, you have the opti­on of using one of the forms pro­vi­ded on our web­site so that you can cont­act us, com­ple­te regis­tra­ti­ons or place orders. This requi­res you to pro­vi­de us with a valid email address and pos­si­bly other per­so­nal data such as your name, in order that we know who sub­mit­ted the enquiry and how we can pro­per­ly respond or pro­cess it. You can also pro­vi­de us with addi­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on vol­un­t­a­ri­ly. The pro­ces­sing of data for the pur­po­ses of estab­li­shing cont­act bet­ween us is per­for­med in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR, on the basis of your vol­un­t­a­ry con­sent. Once your enquiry has been satis­fied or fol­lo­wing the com­ple­ti­on of the enti­re rele­vant tran­sac­tion, we will auto­ma­ti­cal­ly era­se the data that we coll­ec­ted when you used our cont­act, regis­tra­ti­on, or order form.

3. Sha­ring of data

Your per­so­nal data will not be shared with any other par­ties for any pur­po­ses other than tho­se descri­bed here. We will share your per­so­nal data with other par­ties only if:

  • you have given us your expli­cit con­sent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR,
  • the trans­fer of data is neces­sa­ry in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, for the estab­lish­ment, exer­cise or defence of legal claims, and the­re is not­hing to indi­ca­te that you have an over­ri­ding inte­rest in stop­ping the trans­fer of your data,
  • the trans­fer is neces­sa­ry in accordance with Art. 6(1)© GDPR, for com­pli­ance with a legal obli­ga­ti­on, and
  • the trans­fer is lawful and neces­sa­ry in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, for the per­for­mance of a con­tract we have ente­red into with you.

4. Coo­kies

Coo­kies are not spe­ci­fi­cal­ly used for ana­ly­sis and opti­mi­sa­ti­on acti­vi­ties on our web­site; this only occurs to a limi­t­ed ext­ent when coo­kies auto­ma­ti­cal­ly gene­ra­ted through using the brow­ser. Coo­kies are small files auto­ma­ti­cal­ly crea­ted by your brow­ser, and they are stored on your ter­mi­nal device (lap­top, tablet, smart­phone etc.) when you visit our web­site. Coo­kies do not dama­ge your ter­mi­nal device, nor do they con­tain viru­s­es, Tro­jan hor­ses, or other types of mal­wa­re. Coo­kies store infor­ma­ti­on gene­ra­ted in con­nec­tion with the spe­ci­fic ter­mi­nal device used. Howe­ver, this infor­ma­ti­on does not enable us to direct­ly iden­ti­fy you. The next time you visit our web­site, the­se coo­kies tell us that you have alre­a­dy visi­ted us befo­re. The­se coo­kies will be auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­ted after a par­ti­cu­lar defi­ned peri­od of time. The pro­ces­sing data via coo­kies is nee­ded for the pur­po­ses sta­ted abo­ve, in order to pro­tect our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests and tho­se of other par­ties in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The majo­ri­ty of brow­sers accept coo­kies auto­ma­ti­cal­ly. Howe­ver, you can con­fi­gu­re your brow­ser to block the sto­rage of coo­kies on your com­pu­ter, or to dis­play a mes­sa­ge each time befo­re a new coo­kie is pla­ced. Plea­se note that by blo­cking all coo­kies, you may be unable to use all the func­tions available on our website.

5. Rights of the data subject

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, to obtain con­fir­ma­ti­on from us about whe­ther we are pro­ces­sing your per­so­nal data. In par­ti­cu­lar, you may request infor­ma­ti­on about the pur­po­ses of the pro­ces­sing, the cate­go­ry of the per­so­nal data, the cate­go­ries of reci­pi­ents to whom your data is or has been dis­c­lo­sed, the plan­ned sto­rage peri­od, the exis­tence of a right of rec­ti­fi­ca­ti­on, a right of era­su­re, to object to or limit the pro­ces­sing of your data, the exis­tence of a right to lodge a com­plaint, the ori­gin of your data inso­far as it was not coll­ec­ted by us, about the exis­tence of an auto­ma­ted decis­i­on-making pro­cess (inclu­ding pro­fil­ing) and any signi­fi­cant infor­ma­ti­on regar­ding the details of this;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to request that any incor­rect or incom­ple­te per­so­nal data belon­ging to you, and which is stored by us, be rec­ti­fied wit­hout delay;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, to request that per­so­nal data belon­ging to you, and which is stored by us, be era­sed inso­far as the pro­ces­sing of said data is not requi­red for exer­cis­ing the right to free expres­si­on of opi­ni­on and infor­ma­ti­on, or for ful­fil­ling a legal requi­re­ment, and is not nee­ded on the grounds of the public inte­rest or for the pur­po­ses of asser­ting, exer­cis­ing or defen­ding legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request that the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data be limi­t­ed inso­far as you dis­pu­te the cor­rect­ness of the data or the pro­ces­sing of said data is unlawful, but you do not wish for the data to be era­sed; in this case, the data is no lon­ger requi­red by us but are nee­ded by you for the pur­po­ses of asser­ting, exer­cis­ing or defen­ding legal claims or you have objec­ted to the pro­ces­sing of said data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to request that your per­so­nal data pro­vi­ded to us be made available to you or ano­ther aut­ho­ri­sed par­ty in a struc­tu­red, stan­dard, and machi­ne-rea­da­ble format;
  • in accordance with Art. 7(3) GDPR, to revo­ke the con­sent that you pre­vious­ly pro­vi­ded to us, at any time. This means that in future we will not be per­mit­ted to con­ti­nue pro­ces­sing the data based on this con­sent, and
  • to lodge a com­plaint with a super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. You are gene­ral­ly entit­led to cont­act the super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty respon­si­ble for your usu­al place of resi­dence or place of work, or for the place whe­re our company’s regis­tered office is located.

6. Right of objection

Inso­far as your per­so­nal data is pro­ces­sed based on legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests as defi­ned under Artic­le 6(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right — in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR — to object to your per­so­nal data being pro­ces­sed, pro­vi­ded that the­re are grounds rela­ting to your par­ti­cu­lar situa­ti­on or if you are objec­ting to the use of your per­so­nal data for direct mar­ke­ting pur­po­ses. You have a gene­ral right of objec­tion in the lat­ter ins­tance, and we will meet it wit­hout any need for you to pro­vi­de any addi­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on describ­ing your par­ti­cu­lar situa­ti­on. If you wish to exer­cise your right to can­cel, or your right to object, you only need to send us an email to:

7. Data security

When you visit our web­site, we use stan­dard SSL tech­no­lo­gy (Secu­re Socket Lay­er) in com­bi­na­ti­on with the hig­hest encryp­ti­on level sup­port­ed by your brow­ser in each par­ti­cu­lar ins­tance. This will gene­ral­ly be a 256-bit encryp­ti­on level. If your brow­ser does not sup­port 256-bit encryp­ti­on, we will use 128-bit v3 tech­no­lo­gy ins­tead. The clo­sed pad­lock icon in the lower sta­tus bar of your brow­ser show that a given web­site page is trans­mit­ted in encrypt­ed form. We also employ sui­ta­ble tech­ni­cal and orga­ni­sa­tio­nal secu­ri­ty mea­su­res to pro­tect your data against acci­den­tal or deli­be­ra­te mani­pu­la­ti­on, its total or par­ti­al loss or des­truc­tion, and against it beco­ming acces­sed by unaut­ho­ri­sed third par­ties. We con­ti­nuous­ly upgrade the­se secu­ri­ty mea­su­res in line with advance­ments in technology.

8. Updates and chan­ges to this Pri­va­cy Statement

This Pri­va­cy State­ment is curr­ent­ly valid and was most recent­ly updated in Janu­ary 2020. It may some­ti­mes be neces­sa­ry to chan­ge this Pri­va­cy State­ment in respon­se to the con­ti­nuous fur­ther deve­lo­p­ment of our web­site and online ser­vices, or in order to satis­fy amend­ments to sta­tu­to­ry or public regu­la­ti­ons. The cur­rent, updated ver­si­on of our Pri­va­cy State­ment is always dis­play­ed on our web­site at .