Data protection information for clients

Privacy policy for clients

Notes on data processing

This data protection notice applies to data processing by

THALES Attorneys at Law, Dr. Christian Szidzek & Partner
Kantstraße 38
97074 Würzburg
Phone: 0931-46599018

If you have any data protection concerns, please contact us directly:

Collection and storage of personal data and the nature, purpose and use thereof

When you mandate us, we collect the following information:

Salutation, first name, last name, a valid e-mail address, address, telephone number (landline and/or mobile), information necessary for the assertion and defence of your rights as well as for the execution of other orders within the scope of the mandate. This data is collected in order to be able to identify you as our client; to be able to provide you with appropriate legal advice and representation; for correspondence with you; for invoicing; for the settlement of any existing liability claims and the assertion of any claims against you;

The data processing is carried out upon your request and is necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO for the aforementioned purposes for the appropriate processing of the mandate and for the mutual fulfilment of obligations arising from the mandate contract.

Storage period

The personal data collected by us for the mandate will be stored until the expiry of the statutory retention obligation for lawyers (6 years after the end of the calendar year in which the mandate was terminated) and then deleted, unless we are obliged to store the data for a longer period pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO due to tax and commercial law retention and documentation obligations (from HGB, StGB or AO) or you have consented to storage beyond this in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Disclosure of data to third parties

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. Insofar as this is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO for the processing of client relationships with you, your personal data will be passed on to third parties. This includes in particular the disclosure to opposing parties and their representatives (in particular their lawyers) as well as courts and other public authorities for the purpose of correspondence and the assertion and defence of your rights. The data disclosed may be used by the third party exclusively for the purposes stated. The attorney-client privilege remains unaffected. Insofar as data subject to legal professional privilege is concerned, it will only be disclosed to third parties in consultation with you.

Data subjects' rights

You have the right

  • revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future;
  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
  • demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller and - pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office for this purpose.


Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right to object, simply send an email to


Current status of this data protection information: 16.09.2019