Data Protection/Privacy Policy

All your data are protected and confidential to me – and that includes already your non-binding request. As a Rechtsanwalt (solicitor) I am obliged to maintain confidentiality (§ 43a Abs. 2 BRAO, § 2 BORA). If I work for you as a translator, interpreter or consultant, I handle your request and your order with the same confidentiality. If you wish, I will sign a separate non-disclosure agreement with you.

I have three working languages (German, English, Spanish) with the language pairs indicated and mostly work in the specialist fields indicated, as I do all translations by myself. If you need a translation in a language pair or specialist field I do not offer (e. g. medicine) I would not be able to work for you and would kindly ask you to contact a colleague of mine for her/his services. I do not subcontract any work – in contrast to the big translation agencies (who offer translations in “all languages” and “all industries/sectors” and would pass your order to subcontractors/freelance translators) where you can never be sure who will translate your text in the end and cannot assess the qualifications of that person before placing your order.

Your data is only handled by me as it is only me who will work for you and by that I can guarantee you the maximum confidentiality and protection of your data.

Furthermore, translators and interpreters are bound by the general rules and regulations on data protection, especially by the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) from May 25th, 2018 and the BDSG (German law on data protection).

The following information – required by law – aims to inform you about the data protection in my translation, interpretation and consulting office and your respective rights.

1. Person responsible for data protection:

Graduate Translator and Interpreter, Rechtsanwalt (German solicitor) Wolfgang Böttger
(Office owner)
Podbielskistr. 69
30177 Hannover
Germany Tel.: +49 (0) 511-696 86 40
Email: boettger -remove this text- (at)

2. Data received if you visit the website 

The browser of your device sends some technical information automatically (IP-address, name of your browser, date and time of your visit, the pages and subpages you visit on the website). My office does not access the data nor evaluates them. They are just the kind of technical data that are provided by using the internet.

The website is hosted with a German provider, the technical administrator is located in Germany, cookies are not required, there is not tracking and no analytical tools are used.

Your visit to the website is completely anonymous, you will not be identified.

3. Data received if you use the contact form

The contact form is an offer to you to facilitate communication, you do not have to use it. The data provided by you using the contact form only serve communication purposes and are processed by the office because of your consent to communicate electronically (Art. 6(1) point a) GDPR).

You do not have to provide me with a lot of data in that contact form. It is sufficient if I can see if your request concerns my working languages and fields of specialisation and you indicate to me how urgent your request for a translation/for interpretation or consulting services is.

Often a phone-call is the fastest and easiest way to get in contact.

Neither the use of the contact form, sending me an email nor giving me a call obliges you to anything.

If you choose not to place an order with me, the data provided will be deleted.

4. Transfers of personal data to third parties

Your data will be transferred to third parties only by way of exception in cases where it would be necessary to fulfil the order or would be compulsory by law.

Accordingly, the office would transfer your data only if it would be allowed, under the terms of the following exceptions:

  • you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes (Art. 6(1) point a) GDPR);
  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the office is subject (Art. 6(1) point c) GDPR);
  • processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract (Art. 6(1) point b) GDPR)

5. Your rights with regard to your data:

  • to receive information about your data the office is processing (Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data or to have incomplete data completed (Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to obtain from the office without undue delay the erasure of personal data (Art. 17 GDPR);
  • to obtain from the office the restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR);
  • to be informed according to Article 19 GDPR about any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing carried out in accordance with Article 16, Article 17(1) and Article 18 GDPR;
  • to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to withdraw your consent of the processing of your data by the office at any time (Art. 7(3) GDPR);
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU member state of your habitual residence or place of work if you consider that the processing of your personal data by the office infringes the GDPR (Art. 77 GDPR).

6. Right to object

According to Article 21 GDPR you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

7. How to exercise your rights

You may exercise your rights mentioned above by communicating with the office by all means of communication (verbally in person, by letter, by telephone, by fax, by contact form, by email) – see Legal section of this website.

8. Data Protection

The technical and organisational measures taken by the office are designed to protect your data from unauthorised access, change or loss. Encryption, Firewall, virus scanner and backups serve that purpose.

9. Miscellaneous/Social Media

The office is not active on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.)

This is a decision that serves the purpose of data protection. A restricted way of working with data is part of the data protection policy of the office. Please contact the office in the more secure/traditional ways.

If you like to use only certain types of communication, please let me know and I will follow your instructions.

I will never send you an email without prior consent by you (as unencrypted emails are as private as a postcard). If you send me an email/use the contact form I interpret that as your consent to that form of communication and will answer you by email.

10. Status of the data protection

The data protection declaration is based upon the legal status that is applicable from May 25th, 2018 onwards.

If you have any questions I am happy to answer them – even before you consider to place an order. 


Wolfgang Böttger