Data Protection Statement

The publisher of these webpages takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. I treat your personal data with confidentiality and pursuant to the data protection legislation as well as this Data Protection Statement.

In principle, it is possible to use this website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (such as name, address or email addresses) are collected, this is always on a voluntary basis if possible. Without your explicit consent, such data will not be forwarded to third parties.

Please be aware that data transfers on the Internet (such as when communicating by email) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible. For this reason you are free to transfer personal data by using alternative means, such as by phone.


Data Processing on this Website

The publisher automatically collects and stores pieces of information transferred by your browser to her in the server log files. These pieces of information include:

These data cannot be attributed to identified or identifiable persons. Such data are not pooled with other data sources, and the data are deleted after a statistical analysis.
This website does not use cookies.


Other Data Processing

If you contact me, I will process the following data:

The personal data will be processed for the following purposes:

After performance of contract, the relevant personal data will be stored pursuant to the obligations of retention provided by law for up to ten year (including, but not limited to, pursuant to Section 147 of the German Fiscal Code (AO).


What does Processing mean?

Processing means any treatment of data - such as collection (recording), storage, change, deletion of personal data.


Legal bases for Data Processing:



If there is no legal basis for processing your personal data, I will process your personal data only if after you have given your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time.


Transfers to Third Parties

In case I disclose personal data to third parties as part of data processing, I only do so in order to perform a contract or in order to take measures prior to entering into a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) 1 (b) GDPR or in order to comply with legal obligations (such data transfers to a tax advisor for the purpose of preparing and filing a tax return) or in order to safeguard my legitimate interests (such as webhosts) based on Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR or to third parties after obtaining your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.


Data Transfers to Third Countries

If I have personal data processed in a third country (i.e. outside the EU and the EEA), this will be done exclusively by a cooperation partner staying in such third country for the purpose of performance my contractual obligations pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR and pursuant to the provisions of Art. 44 of the GDPR.


Right of Information, Deletion, Blocking

Regarding your personal data, you have the right to receive information on what data are stored, their source and recipients and the purpose of processing and you have right to have your personal data to be corrected and blocked. Furthermore, you have a right to have your personal data deleted and to limit the processing of your personal data, unless I am obliged to store or to process such data due to legal provisions, contractual obligations or warranty duties. You are welcome to contact me with any questions or requests you may have.

Controller as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation is:

Bettina Behrendt, Schimmelpfennigstr. 12, 40597 Düsseldorf, Germany, telephone: +49 211 2206789, email:


Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

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Language Combinations

German > English
English > German

Publications (in German)

Behrendt, Bettina/Keller, Diane (2012): 'Englisch als Gerichtssprache', NJW 4/2012, 14. – (opinion on behalf of the legal translators' mailing list 'Juristische Übersetzer' on a bill to introduce English as an official language in German courts)

Behrendt, Bettina (2011): 'Ermächtigte Übersetzer und allgemein beeidigte Dolmetscher müssen Rechtssprachkenntnisse nachweisen', KammerReport Hamm 5/2011, S. 21f.