Data Protection Information

1. General

Your data is safe with me. I am under a legal obligation to protect your data, and I take this responsibility very seriously. The following data privacy statement explains why I collect some your data and how I process it when you visit our website, subscribe to the newsletter or make an inquiry over the website.

2. What is personal data?

Personal data are information relating to a person whose identity is or can be identified (e.g., name, contact information, invoice data, IP address).

3. How do I process your personal data?

I process your data in different ways depending on whether you visit my website, subscribe to the newsletter or make an inquiry.

I process your personal data either

  • to safeguard my legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR), i.e., to ensure the operation, the security, and the optimized performance of my website, or
  • because you have subscribed to the newsletter (Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR), or
  • in order to process inquiries that you have submitted via the contact form on the website, by email, or by phone (Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR).

You consent to this processing of your data when you subscribe to the newsletter or when you send or submit an inquiry.

To improve the information we provide, I collect, store, and evaluate the following data when you visit our website: browser type, operating system, country, date, time and duration of access, IP address, and pages visited, including entry and exit pages. The web server is located in Basel, Switzerland. The data is not used to personally identify visitors of this website.

“Cookies” are used to recognize returning visitors and to store temporary data relating to the website visitor. I only use session cookies for webpage analysis, which means that all data is automatically erased after a certain period of time has elapsed after leaving the website. I do not use advertising cookies.

If you subscribe to the newsletter via my website, I process your name, your email address, the time of the subscription, and your IP address. In addition, we store information on which newsletters I have sent you, whether and when you have opened or blocked these or marked them as spam, whether their delivery has temporarily or permanently failed, whether you subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, and how many links you click within the newsletters. The processing of these data is covered by the consent that is granted when subscribing to the newsletter. If you do not wish to provide this information, please do not subscribe to the newsletter.

To achieve the objectives described above, it may be necessary to disclose your data to the following recipients in certain cases. Data may be disclosed by being transferred, disseminated, or provided by other means. Moreover, the data may have to be provided to competent state agencies as a matter of law.

4. Collection of personal data from sources other than the data subject himself (Art 14 GDPR)

If I process your personal data, I usually collect data from you and it is usually you who provides me with this data. Nevertheless, in individual cases, I may also obtain data from other sources. These other sources are publicly available, such as information I obtain from the Internet. The information   I obtain from third sources about you which is stored in my systems is limited to contact information (e-mail address and telephone number, postal address), your function in the company, your professional career, and your assignment to or responsibility for a particular company (usually your employer, any affiliated company or for another reason with this related company) or association, if you have not disclosed that information to me as part of the communication.

5. How long will your data be stored?

I will only store your data for as long as it is required for the purposes for which I collected it (e.g. your data will be stored on the newsletter mailing list until you unsubscribe from the newsletter).

6. What are your rights with respect to data processing?

You have, at all times, the right to request information concerning which of your data is processed by me (see Art. 15 of the GDPR for details), the right to have your data corrected or erased (see Art. 16 of the GDPR for details), the right to restrict the processing of your data (see Art. 18 of the GDPR for details), the right to object to the processing of your data (see Art. 21 of the GDPR for details), and the right to data portability (see Art. 20 of the GDPR for details).

If I process your data on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by sending a request via email to or via mail to Dr. Johannes P. Willheim MBL-HSG, LL.M. (UoC), Wildunger Straße 8, 60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of the data processing that was conducted prior to the withdrawal (Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR).

If, contrary to expectations and despite my obligation to process your data lawfully, your right to the lawful processing of your data is violated, please inform me of your concerns by post or email (see contact information below) so that I can resolve the issue.

If you have additional questions regarding the processing of your data, please feel free to contact us directly, either by email at or via mail to Dr. Johannes P. Willheim MBL-HSG, LL.M. (UoC), Wildunger Straße 8, 60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

7. My contact information

Dr. Johannes P. Willheim, MBL-HSG, LL.M. (UoC)
Wildunger Straße 8
60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tel. (Europe): +49.172.3144168
Tel. (USA): +1 (310) 7569008

UID No. DE317533406

Member of the Vienna and Frankfurt Bar