1.1 MINILEX.de (furthermore “Minilex” or “The Service”) is an internet service founded by Minilex Ltd (limited liability company). The service is to be used in Germany.
1.2 Minilex may serve also such services that are produced by other providers than
Minilex. Such service providers are referred furthermore as “third party”.
are applicable at that time of use. If a User is reluctant to be bound by the terms of
use, then the User must immediately stop using the Service.
2 User rights and intellectual property rights
2.1 All the copyrights concerning the Service including all the material that is
available on the web page belong to Minilex or its partners.
2.2 Any kind of use of Material or part of the Material including copying, borrowing,
transferring and other type of commercial use in any possible manner without a
written permission of Minilex is forbidden. Violating the copyrights may lead to a
criminal law suit or a plea of damages from behalf of Minilex or a third party.
2.3 Any Material of the Service shall be linked to the other webpages without
permission of Minilex or its partners except linking under circumstances that would
make it incompatible with honour and good faith. When borrowing the Material the
name Minilex or MINILEX.de shall be indicated as a source and the Material has to be
linked to the webpage that is borrowing the Material. In ambiguous cases you may
take contact to the Service provider.
3 Rights, obligations and limitations to the liability of Minilex
3.1 Minilex shall not guarantee functionality, legal applicability or validity of any
Material including written information, pictures, links, animations and other
information that is technically saved on the webpage. It is acknowledged that the
Material may contain either technology based or contents based errors or fallacies.
3.2 Minilex shall not be liable of functionality of the programs or devices necessary
for using the service. Neither is Minilex liable to direct nor indirect damages that a
User suffers due to errors or any malfunctioning of programs thereof.
3.3 Minilex shall not in any case be liable for failures, viruses, communication faults
that are resulted from technical problems, service or installation work. The same
applies with the possible alteration or disappearance of information and with the
3.4 Minilex shall not be liable for the inadequacies, errors and defects in contents
of the databases nor direct or indirect damages caused by usage of the databases.
3.5 Minilex shall not under any circumstances be held liable of marketing
communication or the validity of the information that has been given by it when such
marketing communication is conducted by a third party by using Minilex webpage.
Neither shall Minilex be liable for the products or services that are promoted by a
third party in Minilex webpage.
3.6 Minilex is entitled of changing and modifying the Service including copying,
transferring and removing the information and material in the Service.
3.7 Minilex shall be any time entitled of changing or otherwise altering these terms
3.8 Minilex shall not be liable for any damages that result from force majeure or
other comparable circumstances that cause unreasonable difficulties for activities of
4 Rights and liability of a User
4.1 User agrees to follow German legislation and remain in good faith whenever
using the Service and the information and Material that is transmitted through the
4.2 User agrees not to transmit or otherwise illegally use copyrighted Material
without a permission of a right-holder in question. The same applies with all type of
intellectual property rights related to the Material. Only a User shall be liable for
consequences of violating this term.
4.3 Only User shall be liable for all the costs and other consequences that result
from using the Service and ordering services or products via Service.
5.1 Ask a lawyer service functions under the German legislation. Therefore, when
using the Service you are not permitted to:
• Publish names or contact information of private persons without the
permission of a person concerned.
• Publish inappropriate or insulting comments concerning another User, a certain
person or a limited group of people.
• Publish illegal or insulting material.
• Encourage anyone to commit a crime or violence.
• Produce text that has racist contents.
• Produce text, photos or film that has pornographic contents.
• Use copyrighted Material.
• Send links to such files or web pages, which contain violence, racism,
pornography or illegal material.
• Promote or market a product or a service without a permission of Minilex.
• Conduct mass mailing.
5.2 Minilex shall not be held liable for any text produced when using Service nor
consequences of such texts. Ask a Lawyer service shall be used only at User’s own
5.3 The questions sent to Ask a Lawyer service can be published in the Service
when answers are given to them and the questions with the answers shall be
therefore available for anyone. Do not publish under any circumstances any personal
information, sensitive or classified information or anything else that you don’t want to
be available for anybody.
5.4 The questions that are sent by using Service shall be answered by private
lawyers including law students. If none of the private lawyers of the Service answers
to a question in 24 hours after sending it, the question may become answered by a
law student. Neither Minilex nor the lawyers, including the law students, that are
answering the questions shall be held liable under any circumstances for the quality
or consequences of the answers. The answers given in the Service shall not be
considered as legal advices or orders that are reliable without any restrictions. You
shall always make your own agreement of assignment with a lawyer in order to reach
certainty concerning your legal rights or obligations related with a question you have
5.5 As a User you understand and accept that a free answer you have received
from Ask a Lawyer service and is given by either a lawyer or law student might be only
a generic and preliminary answer that cannot as such be applicable to any concrete
case. As a User you understand and accept that a lawyer or a law student that has
given the answer may have not received all the necessary information and facts
concerning your case due to which a lawyer or a law student hasn’t been able to
compose an answer that is all inclusive.
5.6 After receiving a preliminary answer from a lawyer you may contact the lawyer
by yourself and enter into an assignment contract with the lawyer if you want. If you
enter into such a contract shall the contract be applicable only between you and the
lawyer or a party lawyer appoints. Therefore, neither the Service or Minilex Ltd shall
not be under any circumstances a party to such a contract nor having any liability
related with such a contract.
5.7 Lawyers and law students answering to the questions in Service are
independent of Minilex and therefore shall not be considered as representatives or
employees of Minilex.
5.8 Service and Minilex Oy shall retain exclusive right to remove any kind of text
from the Service, for instance inappropriate and illegal texts. Causing disturbance may
lead that a User’s IP address shall be traced and a police investigation started when
6.1 By using Minilex, A User shall accept that all the legal articles and other material
might be only overall guidelines or models and are therefore not applicable as such to
any concrete case.
6.2 Neither the Service and Minilex nor the producers of legal articles and other
Material shall be held liable under any circumstances for defects or inaccuracies that
are related with the contents of the Service. The Service or Minilex shall either not be
held liable for problems or damages that are resulted from using the Service.
7.1 As a User you may read and copy the information from the Service for your own
non-commercial use. You shall never publish, re-sell, rent, license or otherwise use the
information of the Service economically without making a specific written agreement
with the Service.
7.2 Neither Minilex nor Minilex shall guarantee legal or any other validity or
timeliness of the texts, pictures, sounds related with the Service.
7.3 Minilex shall be entitled of keeping such kind of registers that are related with
the use of the Service. Minilex and Minilex shall be entitled of using and assigning
information from the registers for such kind of purposes that are necessary for
activities of Minilex.
7.4 A User may prohibit Minilex or its affiliates from using Users personal
information that is registered in the Service for direct marketing, market researching
or opinion polling.
7.5 All disputes arising out of or in connection with the present contract shall be
finally settled according to the Finnish law in the district court of Helsinki, in Finland.
7.6 The Service shall retain exclusive rights for altering from or modifying these
Minilex.de (the Service) is an internet service that is maintained by Minilex Ltd. The Service is aimed to be used in Germany.
The Service shall respect your privacy. When processing your personal information the Service shall be bound by the Swedish legislation. The Service shall not process your personal information without a good reason or if processing the information is not necessary. The processing of personal information shall always be based either on a custom relationship, a corresponding type of connection or your permission. The information you have given shall never be used for any other purposes except for taking care of customer relationships, developing the customer relationships, offering products and services, developing products and services or statistics.
The Service can be browsed anonymously. When you register as a User of any service that belongs to the Service you may give a permission for direct marketing.
The Service shall never assign your personal information to any third party without your permission.
The Service shall do its best in order to protect the personal information given by a User without holding liability for abuse of personal information that is resulted from criminal or disorderly action.
In matters related to personal data, a user can contact:
Hallituskatu 11 C 44
The appointment of a separate Data Protection Officer has not been deemed
necessary by Minilex.
The basis for the processing of personal data and its purpose
A contract-based customer relationship between Minilex and its client, the consent of a client, an assignment given by a client or some other relevant connection can serve as a basis for the processing of personal data.
Other personal data that is directly associated with the assignments can also be stored in the register. These can be, for example, the client’s partners or opponents.
The processing and storing of personal data is done by Minilex in order to be able to answer contact and quotation requests, take care of judicial assignments as well as to follow up on the traffic to the Minilex.fi website. The processing of personal data can also be done in order to develop and maintain the Company’s business and marketing. The processing of personal data can additionally be done in order to fill the requirements regarding the storing, reporting and inquiry duties as set by the law or the orders or guidelines of the authorities.
Minilex can gather data about the users and clients of the Company’s website.
Minilex only gathers necessary data on each registree. The information given by the registree through the Company’s website is gathered as follows:
Logging in as a user:
The Ask a lawyer form:
- phone number
In connection with the Ask a lawyer service, a user often writes information related to the question, in which the user on their own initiative, against the warnings of Minilex, might leave their own or another person’s (such as the opponent’s) personal data into the points in question.
We can disclose contact information to our partners within the limits of the legislation in force.
The retention period of personal data
Personal data is stored only as long as it is necessary for the operation of the registrar.
Transfer of data outside the EU or EEA
Personal data will not be transferred outside of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA).
The website’s cookies and monitoring
With the help of Google Analytics, the Company receives important data of the users of the website, like the number of visitors, the duration of the visit to the website, the specific web pages that the user visits as well as the information about whether or not the user has previously visited the Company’s website.
With the help of this information, Minilex can improve and optimize its website so that it can serve its users better than before. A user can prevent Google Analytics from gathering information about them. More information about this can be found on Google’s website.
In order to make it easier to share the content of the website, the Minilex website may include social media services (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, G+ and so forth) and their cookies.
The users always have the right to prevent the gathering of cookies or delete and administer cookies with the settings provided by the browser or mobile device.
Data security is important to Minilex. Access to users’ personal data is reserved only to specific people and this is ensured through access rights. Access to a user’s personal data always requires logging in with one’s personal username and password. All persons processing personal data have an obligation to observe secrecy.
The Minilex.fi website uses an encrypted HTTPS connection, that is used to securely transfer data online. The data is encrypted before it is sent with the help of the TLS protocol. Therefore, all data that has been gathered on the website is protected. When one uses the Minilex.fi website, one will notice a green padlock in the browser’s address bar as well as the text https://. This is how one can identify that the web page is encrypted.
The data gathered through the Google Analytics service is saved and processed only in this specific Google service. The use of the Google Analytics account connected to Minilex requires a username and password. These are accessible only to a few key persons within Minilex.
All personal data that may be in paper or other non-electronic form, are always stored in locked spaces and locked cabinets to which outsiders do not have access. All personal data is destroyed with utmost care and in compliance with data security.
The rights of the registree