Privacy Statement

Name and contact data of the data controller and the company’s Data Protection Officer

This privacy information applies to the processing of data performed through:
BBL Brockdorff Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Krausenstr. 41
10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 2000334-00
Fax: +49 30 2000334-99

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at:

Tel.: +49 731 705448-187


1. Personal data processed on visiting the website

When you visit our website, the browser of your terminal device will automatically send information to our website server. This information will be temporarily stored in a log file. The following information will be recorded without any intervention by you, and stored until it is automatically erased:
• IP address of the requesting computer,
• Date and time of access,
• Name and URL of the retrieved file,
• Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
• Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

This procedure is standard and necessary for technical reasons, in order to enable you to use our website. The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (b) GDPR. In this process, we are assisted by our technical service providers who likewise may have access to this data.

The aforementioned data is logged and used for the following purposes:

• to ensure that you can access our website smoothly,
• to ensure our website is user-friendly,
• to analyse our system security and stability, and
• for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the collection of data as described above. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data to draw conclusions about you personally.

We will not forward this data to any third parties nor use it to create user profiles.

The data will be deleted after 3 months.

You may, at any time, withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data for this purpose; this shall take effect for the future.


2. Email contact

You can contact us using the email address provided on our website. When you use this facility, we will store the personal data you provide with the email.
No data is forwarded to any third parties in this connection. The data is solely used to process our conversation and for the purpose of contacting you.
The legal basis for the processing of your data provided in connection with sending an email, is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If your email contact is for the purpose of establishing a contract, the additional legal basis for the process is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.
The data will be erased once it is no longer needed for achieving the purpose for which it was collected. Regarding the personal data you provided via email, this will be the case once the particular conversation with you has ended. The conversation is deemed to be ended if the circumstances make it evident that the relevant matter has been conclusively settled.
You may, at any time, withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data for this purpose; this shall take effect for the future.
In this case, all personal data stored in connection with making contact shall be erased.


3. Transmission of data

Your personal data will not be communicated to any third parties for any purposes other than those described here.
We will forward your personal data to third parties only if:
• you have given your explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (a) GDPR,
• the communication of the data is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence (f) GDPR, in order to assert, exercise, or defend legal entitlements and there is nothing to indicate that you have an overriding interest against the communication of your data,
• the transfer is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (c) GDPR, and
• this is lawful and, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (b) GDPR, is necessary for the performance of a contract with you.


4. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small files automatically created by your browser and stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) when you visit our website. The cookie stores information connected with the specifically used terminal device. Cookies typically contain distinctive character strings, which allow the browser is to be clearly identified on the subsequent visit to the website. Cookies are either stored on your terminal device temporarily for the duration of the session (session cookies) or permanently (persistent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of the session. Persistent cookies are only deleted if you personally delete them, or this occurs after a period of time has expired.
In addition, cookies may also be stored for us and for our website (first party cookies) as well as for and by third-party companies (third party cookies/external media). This enables the use of certain services from third-party companies.
Cookies have different functions and we divide them into 4 categories, namely technically necessary cookies, functional cookies, analytics cookies and advertising/tracking cookies. Technically necessary cookies are required to enable our website to function properly. Functional cookies make it easier to use our website and improve its functions. Analytics cookies are used to collect information about the way in which you use our website, so that we can design this website to be even better for you. Advertising/tracking cookies are used to present you with advertising based on your interests.
Click here to view and edit your cookie settings on our website:

Cookie settings

The cookies are stored on your terminal device and communicated to us or to third-party companies. As the user, you therefore have total control on how the cookies are used. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your terminal device by configuring the relevant settings in your internet browser. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. If you deactivate and/or delete cookies for our website, this may mean you are no longer able to fully use of the functions on this website.

4.1 Borlabs

We use the Borlabs consent management tool to manage cookies. When you visit our website, Borlabs will place cookies on your terminal device in order to obtain your decision regarding the storage of information on your terminal devices or to access information already stored on your terminal device, (Sect. 25 (1) sentence 1 Telecommunications Digital Services Data Protection Act (Telekommunikation-Digitale-Dienste-Datenschutz-Gesetz, TDDDG)) as well as your decision on consenting to the processing of your personal data (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR); Borlabs then records this information in line with data protection law. Other information stored includes the cookie duration, cookie version, the domain and path of a randomly generated identification number (UID). This data will not be forwarded to the service provider nor any third parties.
Borlabs may use the following cookies; it has provided examples below of the relevant category of cookie, purpose, domain and duration of storage.

Name Category Provider Purpose Privacy Statement Cookie-Name Cookie-Laufzeit
Borlabs Cookie Technisch notwendig Eigentümer dieser Website, Impressum Speichert die Einstellungen der Besucher, die in der Cookie Box von Borlabs Cookie ausgewählt wurden. s.o. borlabs-cookie 12 month
Matomo Statistiken BBL Preview Cookie von Matomo für Website-Analysen. Erzeugt anonym statistische Daten darüber, wie der Besucher die Website nutzt. s.u. _pk_*.* 13 month
Facebook Externe Medien – Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland Wird verwendet, um Facebook-Inhalte zu entsperren.
Google Maps Externe Medien – Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland Wird zum Entsperren von Google Maps-Inhalten verwendet. NID 6 month
Instagram Externe Medien – Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland Wird verwendet, um Instagram-Inhalte zu entsperren. pigeon_state Session
OpenStreetMap Externe Medien – Openstreetmap Foundation, St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0WS, United Kingdom Wird verwendet, um OpenStreetMap-Inhalte zu entsperren. _osm_location, _osm_session, _osm_totp_token, _osm_welcome, _pk_id., _pk_ref., _pk_ses., qos_token 1-10 years
Twitter Externe Medien –, Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland Wird verwendet, um Twitter-Inhalte zu entsperren. __widgetsettings, local_storage_support_test Unlimited
Vimeo Externe Medien – Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA Wird verwendet, um Vimeo-Inhalte zu entsperren. vuid 24 month
YouTube Externe Medien – Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland Wird verwendet, um YouTube-Inhalte zu entsperren. NID 6 month

The legal basis for the use of technically necessary cookies is Sect. 25 (2) no. 2 TDDDG.
Data is processed through the use of these cookies in order to obtain the stipulated consent to the use of cookies and processing of data (Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR).
We will erase the data once it is no longer needed for documentation purposes, or you demand that we erase it, or the cookie erases itself.


5. Services

Our website uses the following services in order to allow us to make the design of the website appealing, to respond to developments in line with requirements, and to make visiting our website as intuitive and user-friendly as possible and insofar as this is necessary:

5.1 Matomo web analysis tool

More information about how Matomo functions is available at or on Matomo’s website:, for example.

On our website, we use the Matomo Open Source software tool to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. This software places a cookie on the user’s computer. When visiting individual pages of our website, the following data will be stored:
(1)        Two bytes of the IP address of the system used by the user to invoke the website
(2)        The invoked website
(3)        The website from where the user accesses the invoked website (referrer)
(4)        The subpages invoked from the invoked website
(5)        The length of the website visit
(6)        The frequency the website is invoked
This software used here is run exclusively on our website’s servers. Any storage of the user’s personal data only takes place there. It will not be communicated to any third parties.
The software is configured such that the entire IP address is not stored; instead, only 2 bytes of the IP address are masked (e.g.: This makes it impossible to attribute the truncated IP address to the computer sending the request.
The legal basis for processing the user’s personal data is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
We process the user’s personal data in order to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. By analysing the collected data, we are able to compile information about the use of the individual components of our website. This enables us to continuously improve our website and its user-friendliness. We have a legitimate interest in these purposes as per Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Through the anonymisation of the IP address, adequate consideration is given to the user’s interest in the protection of their personal data.
The data is erased once it is no longer needed for our record-keeping purposes.

5.2 Google conversion tracking

We use Google conversion tracking, an analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).

With this tool, Google AdWords adds a cookie to your computer (“conversion cookie”) if you accessed our website via a Google Ad. These cookies expire after 30 days and they cannot be used to personally identify individuals. When you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, both we and Google will be able to know that someone has clicked on the ad, and in this way was redirected to our website. Every Google AdWords customer is assigned a different cookie.

It is therefore not possible to track cookies via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected with the aid of the conversion cookie is used to prepare conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have selected conversion tracking. AdWords customers are informed of the total number of users who clicked on their ads, and who were redirected to a webpage bearing a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not contain any information that could identify the user personally. If you do not want to be included in the tracking process, you can choose not to accept the placement of a cookie required for this purpose. This can be done through your browser settings to generally deactivate the automatic placement of cookies. You can also delete conversion tracking cookies by configuring your browser to block cookies from the “” domain.
If you do not wish to receive advertising based on your interests, you can deactivate the use of cookies by Google for this purpose by going to the webpage Alternatively, users can block the use of third-party cookies by going to the deactivation page of the Network Advertising initiative ( By using this website, you consent to Google processing your collected anonymised data information in the ways described here and for the purpose described above.

Please note that Google has its own privacy guidelines, which are independent from ours. We accept no responsibility or liability for these guidelines and procedures. If you require further information, please see Google data privacy policy at Our advertising partner (Google) will add cookies for users of this service. These cookies are also non-personalised. They are used to display appropriate adverts, for example. Google users can use the display settings to block Display Ads adjust the settings for the Google Display Network.

5.3 Creditor Information System

BBL Brockdorff Insolvenz- und Zwangsverwalter GbR uses the Creditor Information System ( The Creditor Information System (German: Gläubiger-Informations-System) is an online system that allows creditors, as parties to particular insolvency proceedings, to view information regarding these proceedings. As a creditor in insolvency proceedings, you can use your user ID to log into the system to view information on the status of insolvency proceedings to which you are a party. You will receive the user ID at the start of the insolvency proceedings. The processed data will be solely used for the purpose of providing creditors with information.
The legal basis for processing your data when using the Creditor Information System is based on your consent to be registered with the Creditor Information System (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) and the legal basis for processing your data is based on the performance of the contract made between you, the creditor, and the insolvency debtor (Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR).


6. Privacy Statement for social media sites

Alongside information regarding our website, we hereby also provide you with information regarding our public profiles on social media platforms (hereinafter referred to as the “Social Media Site”). When you visit our Social Media Site, technical data will be relayed to the operator of the social media platform (hereinafter referred to as the “Provider”). The Provider is also able to create user profiles containing information about your online behaviour and your preferences/interests. Providers can also comprehensively analyse your internet usage behaviour when you visit or interact with social media pages, such as by clicking on “Like” or “Share” buttons or on ad banners. This data is used to offer you tailored content or advertising.
If you have an account with the Provider and are logged onto it, the Provider will be able to create and assign detailed user profiles. This means that interest-based advertising can be displayed on all terminal devices you use to log into your account. You can prevent this by logging out beforehand and, if necessary, deactivating the “remain logged in” function, and by deleting from your terminal device the cookies of the Provider that is creating an account identifier. This will allow you to use our Social Media Site without the Provider ascribing this to your account identifier. If you wish to use interactive functions, you may be prompted to log in with your account. If you do log in, the Provider will be able to ascribe the visit to you based on your account identifier.
Invoking our Social Media Site operated by the Provider will trigger wide-ranging processing operations subject to data protection law. As we are not solely responsible for the processing of this data, but rather are jointly responsible together with the Provider, we are unable to track every instance of data processing. As a joint controller, we have entered into agreements with the Providers, including to provide regulations regarding the use of these services. Depending on the relevant social media, Providers may perform other data processing procedures over which we have no direct control. Further details about the data processing performed by Providers are set out in the privacy policies and user agreements of the various Providers.
We process your messages in order to contact you and to respond to you. The data you submit to the Provider, such as your user name and the comments published under our content through your account, will be processed by us for the purpose of responding to your enquiries.
The processing of the personal data you enter on our Social Media Site is performed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in ensuring our widest-possible online presence through our social media presence.
In principle, you are entitled to assert your rights towards or the Provider, as joint controllers. However, we do not have control over all the Provider’s data processing operations. Our ability to uphold your rights is limited to the corporate policy of the Provider in question.
Personal data directly collected by us will be erased once the purpose no longer exists or if you demand that we erase it. You can personally erase from your terminal device the cookies added there by the Provider. We have no control over the length of time the Provider stores the collected data. In this regard, we refer to the privacy statement of the Provider in question.
This Privacy Statement applies solely to the use of our online Social Media Site. It does not apply to other service providers’ websites or social media sites to which we have merely embedded a link.
We accept no responsibility or liability for third-party policies and statements not connected with our online presence.
We maintain a Social Media Site with the following Providers:


7. LinkedIn

Information about our services is also provided to you through our LinkedIn site.
This LinkedIn service is provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. The parent company, LinkedIn Inc., has its registered address in Sunnyvale, California, USA. The data collected may also be relayed to the parent company in the USA. In the case of the USA, the EU Commission has not decided that an adequate level of data protection exists there within the meaning of the GDPR. No Adequacy Decision exists pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR. The transfer of data to the USA is based on the EU Commission’s standard contractual clauses.
We have concluded the following data processing agreement with LinkedIn.
The use of LinkedIn’s service is subject to the following Privacy Policy and User Agreement.


8. Rights of the data subject

You have the right:
• in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, to obtain confirmation from us as to whether or not we are processing personal data concerning you. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of the processing, the category of the personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom your data is or has been disclosed, the envisaged storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, 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 any 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 undue 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, for fulfilling a legal requirement, and is not needed on the grounds of 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 is 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. For this purpose, you are generally entitled to contact the supervisory authority responsible for your usual place of residence or work, or the authority competent for the registered address of our firm.


9. Right of objection

Insofar as your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests as defined in Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) you have the right, in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, to object to your personal data being processed on grounds pertaining to your particular circumstances, and you may also object if such processing is performed for direct marketing purposes. In the case of direct marketing purposes, you have a general right to object and we will implement it even without indication of any particular circumstances.
If you wish to excise your right to withdraw consent or to raise an objection, you need only send an email to


10. Data security

Visitors to our website are protected by the commonly used SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer), which we use in conjunction with the strongest level of encryption supported by your browser. This is generally 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will instead employ 128-bit v3 technology. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form through the display of the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. We continuously upgrade these security measures in line with advancements in technology.


11. Updates and amendments to this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement is currently valid and was last amended in June 2023.
The continuous development of our website and services or changes to the legal and regulatory guidelines may make it necessary to further amend this Privacy Statement. The relevant current Privacy Statement is available to view online and print from our website at