Data protection

Data protection

Information about data protection in connection with use of the website (information required by Articles 13 and 14 of the European General Data Protection Regulation)

The Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We have therefore implemented measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are adhered to by us as well as the external service providers we engage.

The controller within the meaning of point (a) of Article 13(1) GDPR is the Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg.

You can contact the webmaster’s office at:

Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Justice and Europe
Schillerplatz 4
70173 Stuttgart, Germany

You can find details about the controllers in charge of the website in the publishing details.

You can contact the Data Protection Officer of the Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg at:

Dr Allmendinger
Ministry of Justice and Europe
Schillerplatz 4
70173 Stuttgart, Germany

General information about data processing and legal grounds

The following information outlines how the Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg guarantees the protection of your data when you use our website and what types of data are collected, why and to what extent when you access our website and related websites, features and content. We also want to provide you with information about your rights. 

The information is valid regardless of the domains, systems, platforms or devices (e.g. desktop or mobile) on which the website is provided.

We use terms such as “personal data” or “processing” in line with the definitions in Article 4 GDPR .

It might become necessary to make changes to this information as part of the development of our website and the technology we use. We therefore recommend that you revisit this information from time to time.

Data processing on this website

In connection with the website, the Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg processes data

so you can view the website

The personal data processed for the purposes of this website include master data (e.g. e-mail addresses for the contact form, names, addresses and e-mail addresses for ordering brochures), usage data (e.g. the pages you visit on our website) and content data (e.g. data you enter in the contact form)

We only process personal data in accordance with the relevant data protection regulations. This means that we shall only process your data if we have the legal authority to do so, especially if the processing is necessary, permitted or required by law in order for us to provide our services and online services or if we have your consent.

Data are collected and exchanged whenever you visit a website. The Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg automatically collects and stores data (log file information) which your browser transfers to our server.

This information includes:

The type and version of your browser;

Your operating system;

The page you visited;

The page you were on previously (the referrer URL);

The date and time of the server request;

The IP address of your computer.

The Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg does not analyse this information. The Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg has no way of assigning these data to a specific person. These data are not merged with other sources of data. During your visit, the IP addresses are collected in order to respond to queries and are then stored for 30 days. Additionally, if an error occurs, form content can potentially be logged and stored for 30 days. These data shall be erased after 30 days.

In this regard, we collect these data in accordance with point (e) of Article 6(1) GDPR in order to provide you with this website and perform our tasks in the public interest (the public work of the judiciary).

Data which were logged when you visit the website shall only be shared with third parties if we are obliged to do so by law or a court order or if the disclosure is necessary for the purposes of litigation or prosecution in the event of an attack on the online infrastructure of the Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg. Otherwise, the data shall not be disclosed.

Voluntary personal data

You have the option to provide personal data voluntarily on some pages of the website, e.g. in contact forms or if you order a brochure. We shall only store and use the (personal) data transferred to us for the purpose for which you provided them. Unless we expressly indicate that it will be the case, the data shall not be disclosed to third parties.

All of the information you receive on these pages is also available elsewhere without requiring your data. Likewise, you can use alternative means of contacting us instead of the electronic options (e.g. e-mail). This safeguards the voluntary nature of your personal data at all times. You will not suffer any disadvantage if you do not provide your data. However, in this case you will then have to find another way to obtain the information.


We do not use cookies.

Contacting the Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg

When you contact us, your details shall be processed in order to process your enquiry and therefore to carry out the tasks assigned to us in the public interest within the meaning of point (e) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

If you send us an e-mail, we shall only use the e-mail and your e-mail address to communicate with you. After your enquiry has been answered or concluded, your data shall be erased or, under some circumstances, stored for the purposes of documentation in accordance with the data protection regulations if your enquiry was of relevance to a file.

Rights of the data subject 

1. Right of access
You have the right to obtain information about the personal data concerning you at any time and without providing justification. Your request for access does not have to be formal. This also applies to the origins and recipients of the data as well as the purpose of storage. You are entitled to obtain this information free of charge pursuant to Article 15 GDPR. The webmaster’s office of the Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg can provide you with information about stored data:

2. Right to rectification, right to withdraw consent and other rights
Furthermore, you have the right to the rectification of inaccurate data, to the restriction of processing and to the erasure of personal data concerning you (Articles 1617 and 18 GDPR). If you believe that data are being processed unlawfully, you can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority with jurisdiction over us, the State Commissioner for Data Protection, at any time.
If you have given us consent, you can withdraw it with future effect (Article 7 GDPR). 

3. Right to object
Otherwise, where we process your personal data not on the basis of consent, but rather on the basis of legal authority granted to us such as by point (e) of Article 6(1) GDPR, you can object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation at any time with future effect (Article 21 GDPR). 

4. Erasure of data
The data we store will be erased as soon as they no longer required for their intended purpose and their erasure does not conflict with any statutory duties of storage. If the data are not erased because they are necessary for other legally admissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for any other purpose.

Check your data

You can use any Internet browser to view when cookies are installed and what they contain. More detailed information is available from the virtual data protection office of the federal and state data protection officers in Germany.

Web tracking

The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany ( in order to analyse usage data. As a rule, we do not use cookies for web analytics.

The data generated by etracker are processed and stored exclusively in Germany by etracker, operating on behalf of the provider of this website, and are therefore subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently tested, certified and awarded the data protection seal of approval ePrivacyseal.

Data are processed in accordance with the statutory provisions in point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR (our legitimate interest). Within the meaning of the GDPR, we have a legitimate interest in optimising our online services and our website. As the privacy of our visitors is important to us, the data that might make it possible to draw conclusions as to the identity of an individual (e.g. IP address, log-in or device code) are anonymised or pseudonymised as soon as possible. The data shall not be used for any other purpose, merged with any other data or shared with third parties.

You can object to the processing described above at any time. Objecting will not have any negative consequence for you.

Security safeguards

We implement state-of-the-art organisational, contractual (e.g. with hosting service providers) and technical security measures in order to ensure that the provisions of the data protection regulations are adhered to and to protect the data we process against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or hacking.


The Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg has appointed a data protection officer to whom you can direct any questions you may have about data protection.

You can contact the Data Protection Officer of the Commercial Court Baden-Wuerttemberg at:

Dr Allmendinger
Ministry of Justice and Europe
Schillerplatz 4
70173 Stuttgart, Germany

People responsible for the website

You can find details about the people in charge of the website in the publishing details.