Data protection

At atalante Übersetzungen, Schatenstraße 35, Bielefeld, we take your data privacy very seriously and strictly observe the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25, 2018. According to Art. 4 (1) EU GDPR, personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

The following statement outlines how we ensure data protection, the type of data we collect and how we use it.

1. Collection and storage of personal data; type, purpose, and use

If you send us translation requests and any relevant documents or files via our contact form, your contact data and documents/files will be collected and stored by us for the purpose of processing your request.

  • Salutation, title, first name, last name
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number (landline and/or mobile)
  • Fax number (if available and requested)
We also collect any information required to complete your order.

We do this,
  • to identify you as a customer
  • to provide you with the best possible advice
  • to meet our contractual obligations to you
  • to meet statutory requirements regarding:
  • any correspondence with you
  • invoicing

Any personal data is processed based on your inquiry with us and is required for the purposes mentioned above to process your request and complete the order.

Any personal data collected will be stored until the statutory retention period expires (6, 8 or 10 years after the end of the calendar year in which the order was completed) and subsequently deleted. However, this does not apply, if we are required to store the data for a longer period of time due to tax or commercial storage obligations (in accordance with the German Commercial Code (HGB), the German Penal Code (StGB) or the German Fiscal Code (AO)), or if you have consented to storage past the statutory period.

2. Transfer of data to third parties.

We never transfer your personal data to third parties. Exceptions to this rule only apply if this is required for processing your order. In particular, this includes the transfer of data to service providers assigned by us (order processors). Any data transferred may be used solely by third parties for the purposes mentioned above.

3. Your data subject rights

As a data subject, you are entitled to certain rights:

  • Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. All data processing based on the withdrawal of your consent is then no longer allowed to be used in the future.
  • Right to access personal data: You can request access to your personal data processed by us. In particular, this applies to the purpose of the processing, categories of the personal data in question and the storage period.
  • Right to correct: You can ask for incorrect or incomplete personal data to be rectified or completed.
  • Right to erasure: You can ask for any personal data stored by us to be erased, provided that processing such data is not necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to satisfy a statutory requirement, for reasons of public interest or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • Right to restriction of processing: You can request a restriction on processing your personal data, if the accuracy of the data is contested by you, if the processing is unlawful, but you oppose erasure of the data. You are also entitled to this right, if we no longer need the data, but you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims. You are also entitled to this right if you object to processing of your personal data.
  • Right to data portability: You may ask us to transfer any personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. You may also ask us, where possible, to directly transfer the personal data you have provided to us to another data controller.
  • Right to lodge a complaint: You may lodge a complaint with any data protection supervisory authority, e.g. if you believe that we are processing your personal data unlawfully.

The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Here is the link to the list of supervisory authorities:

4. Google reCAPTCHA

This website uses Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). SPAM is recognized when filling out the contact form. Google examines the input behavior for various characteristics. Collected data is sent to Google. The website operator is interested in protecting his website from SPAM.

More information about Google reCAPTCHA:

5. Your right to object

Information about the right to object pursuant to Article 21 GDPR

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of personal data concerning yourself pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (processing to protect the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party).

If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

6. Online data processing

Our website at also processes specific personal data, including your IP address.

The data shown below is automatically transferred to us from your browser and is stored by our host server for statistical purposes. i.e.

  • Browser type/ version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL (last page visited)
  • Hostname of your computer (IP address)
  • Time of server request

It is expressly forbidden for third parties to use the contact details in the ‘Legal Notice’ section or any other data, such as postal addresses, telephone & fax numbers, and email addresses, for the purpose of sending unsolicited information. The site operator reserves the right to take specific legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising, such as spam emails.