Grosse & Güngör - Notary and Attorneys - Gerichtsstr. 47 - D-45355 Essen-Borbeck
Tel. 0201/680150 - Fax 0201/682454 - Grosse(at)
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Grosse & Güngör

Notary and Attorneys
D-45355 Essen-Borbeck

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Data protection:

This privacy policy according to the General Data Protection Regulation (subsequent: GDPR) applies to the data processing by our law firm. Solely responsible for all data processing operations is:

Rechtsanwalt und Notar Thomas Grosse
Gerichtsstraße 47, 45355 Essen-Borbeck
Telefon: 0201/680150
Fax: 0201 / 682454
Email: Mail[at]

Use of this website:

You don't have to enter any personal data to get access to our website. It does not even contain any data entry options.

When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website without our intent or will; without your submission of these information you could not view our page. These information are temporarily stored in a so-called log file. IP addresses are considered to be a personal statement. The following information is collected and stored:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website, from which the access is made (referrer URL),
  • browser used and, if necessary,
  • the operating system of your computer and
  • the name of your access provider.

What data your browser sends to any website you call, you can see using these Websites. There is no merge of this data with other data sources. I can not get informed by your provider about you as the owner of the IP addresses stored here, because I have no right to information. The basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, allowing the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

  • We will not use your aforementioned data, will not merge with other data and not transmit to third parties.
  • We do not use Cookies, not even Session-Cookies. This site works without it.
  • We use no analytics.
  • We use no social media plug-ins.
  • We use no web fonts.

We use the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) method with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser, indicated by the lock icon in your browser and the address beginning with "https://".

According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you are entitled to request information from us about your personal data stored here, their correction, deletion or limitation of the processing. Since, I do not receive from you any personal information that can be assigned to you, there is nothing we could give you information about.

Attorney at Law:

1. Collection and storage of personal data, way and purpose and their use

If you mandate us as attorneys, we collect the following information:

  • first Name, last Name,
  • if necessary, e.g. for divorces, date of birth and social security numbers,
  • an e-mail address,
  • address,
  • telephone number (landline and / or mobile),
  • information necessary to assert and / or defend your rights under the mandate.

We have to inquire these information

  • to identify you as our client,
  • to provide you with adequate legal advice and representation,
  • for correspondence with you,
  • for invoicing,
  • to settle possible liability claims as well as the assertion of any claims against you.

The data processing is based on your request and is required in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for the purposes above for the appropriate processing of the mandate and for the mutual fulfillment of obligations under the mandate contract.

The personal data collected by us for the purposes of the mandate will be stored until the expiry of the legal retention obligation for lawyers (6 years after the end of the year in which the mandate has been terminated) and then deleted, except we are obliged under Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR to retain it for a longer period due to tax and business law requirements, or you have consented to a longer storage period in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

2. Disclosure of data to third parties

A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.

Insofar as required by Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for the settlement of client relationships with you, your personal data will be passed on to third parties. This in particular includes the transfer to opponents of the case and their representatives (in particular their lawyers) as well as courts and other public authorities for the purpose of correspondence as well as the assertion and defense of their rights. The transferred data may be used by the third party exclusively for the stated purposes.

The attorney-client-privilege remains untouched. As far as data are concerned, which are subject to the lawyer's secret, a passing on to third parties takes place only in agreement with you.

3. Your rights if you are affected

You have the rights

  • to revoke your once given consent at any time. As a result, we can no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future (Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR).
  • to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can provide information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a right to complain, the source of their data, if it was not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their details (Art. 15 GDPR).
  • to demand the rectification of incorrect or completed personal data stored by me immediately (Art. 16 GDPR).
  • to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims is required (Art. 17 GDPR).
  • to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject their deletion and we need the data no longer, but you need it to assert, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR (Art. 18 GDPR)-
  • to receive your personal data that you have provided me in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible person (Art. 20 GDPR).
  • to complain to a supervisory authority. Generally, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our office (Art. 77 GDPR).

4. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to file an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of objection, please send an e-mail to Mail[at]

Civil Law Notary:

If I, Thomas Grosse, work for you as a Civil Law Notary, all the above information on the collection of data in the legal profession applies first. If I notarize for you, I am legally obliged to keep the document or a copy of it in my Roll of Deeds, thus your data is permanently stored here and must remain.

Data to be collected may be all the data mentioned above, and, in addition to and depending on the type of notarization:

  • in the case of transactions involving property transfer or inheritance tax, the tax identification numbers,
  • in wills the registrar of the testers births and the registration numbers.

The recipients of this data are, depending on the type of certification:

  • for contracts, the other parties;
  • in land transactions the land registry, the municipality (pre-emption right and committee of experts, if necessary, the restoration authority), the tax office;
  • in the case of charges on land, the creditor;
  • in wills the will register of the Federal Chamber of Notaries;
  • in the case of health care proxies, the proxy register of the Federal Chamber of Notaries.

The data processing is again based on your request and is required in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentece 1 lit. b GDPR for the purposes above for the appropriate processing of the mandate and for the mutual fulfillment of obligations under the mandate contract.

Data protection officer:

Only in my capacity as a Civil Law Notary I am a public authority in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation and need a data protection officer, but not in my duty as a lawyer, since in my office less than ten people are regularly involved in data processing.

The data protection officer for my notary division is accessible:

Notar Thomas Grosse
- z.Hd. des Datenschutzbeauftragten -
Gerichtsstr. 47
45355 Essen-Borbeck
Email: datenschutz[at]

Supervisory Authority:

die Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
["the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information North Rhine-Westphalia"]
Kavalleriestraße 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf

There you can complain if you feel impaired in your rights guaranteed by the General Data Protection Regulation.