Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. Protection and safekeeping of your personal information when using our website is very important to us. Please find below the categories of personal data we collect when you visit our website and for what purposes it is used.

This Privacy Policy applies to the website on behalf of John Fontenay´s Testament which is accessible via, including all subdomains („our Website“).

Who is responsible and who to contact?


For the processing of personal data on this website according to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

John Fontenay's Testament
Alsterufer 34
20354 Hamburg, GERMANY

Tel.: +49 40 450 11 6 - 0
Fax: +49 40 450 11 6 – 19

Data Protection Officer

You may contact our Data Protection Officer if you have questions relating to Data Protection:

IBS data protection services and consulting GmbH
Zirkusweg 1
20359 Hamburg

What is this about?

This Privacy Policy serves to fulfil legal requirements for transparency in the processing of personal data. Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as your name, your age, your address, your telephone number, your date of birth, your e-mail address, your IP address or user behaviour when visiting a website. Information with which we cannot (or only with disproportionate effort) relate to you personally, e.g. through anonymization, are not personal data. The processing of personal data (e.g. the collection, processig, use, storage or transmission) always requires a legal basis and a defined purpose.

Stored personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of processing has been achieved, while there are no legitimate reasons for further storage of the data. We will inform you about the specific storage periods and criteria for storage in individual processing operations. Regardless, we save your personal data in individual cases to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and if there are statutory retention requirements.

Who receives my data?

Only in case this is necessary for the fulfilment of definite purposes and in individual cases covered by legal basis (e.g. consent or protection of legitimate interests), we transfer your personal data, which we process on our website, to third parties. In addition, we may transfer personal data to third parties in individual cases if this serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. Possible recipients may be e.g. law enforcement agencies, lawyers, accountants, courts, etc.

We may use service providers for the operation of our website who, as part of order processing on our behalf, process personal data in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. These may receive your personal data.

Do you use cookies?

Type and scope of processing

The website of John Fontenay's Testament uses cookies. Cookies are information transmitted by our web server or third-party web servers to your browser where they are stored for later retrieval. Cookies can be in the form of small files or any other type of information storage. Some functions of our website require the use of technically necessary cookies. Other cookies, however, enable us to carry out various analyses. For example, cookies are able to recognize the browser you are using when you revisit our website and transmit various information to us. Cookies may make the experience our website more user-friendly and effective by tracking your use of our website and determining your preferred settings (e.g. country and language settings). If third parties process information via cookies, they collect the information directly via your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device. They are neither capable of running programs, neither contain any viruses.

Legal basis

In case of technically necessary cookies, the legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If you gave your consent to the use of cookies based on an interactive selection provided on this website (“cookie banner”), the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

Storage period

As soon as the data transmitted to us via the cookies is no longer required to for purposes described above, this information will be deleted. Further storage may be necessary in individual cases, if required by law.

Browser settings

Most browsers are pre-set to accept cookies as standard. However, you can set your browser to accept only certain cookies or no cookies at all. However, we would like to point out that you may no longer be able to use all functions of our website if you deactivate cookies are deactivated on our website by your browser settings. You may also delete cookies already saved to your browser via your browser settings. It is also possible that your browser notifies you before doing so. Since ifferent browsers can differ in their respective functions, we kindly ask you to use the respective help menu of your browser for the setting options. If you want a comprehensive overview of all third-party access to your Internet browser, we recommend installing specially developed plug-ins.

What are my rights?

Based on the statutory provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, in short BDSG), you as the data subject are entitled to the following rights:

The right of access to information according to Art. 15 GDPR, § 34 BDSG on personal data that is processed. This information has to be descriptive on the details of processing as well as a copy of your data;

The right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR of incorrect or incomplete data that are processed on our behalf;

The right to erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR of the personal data processed by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

The right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR, insofar as the accuracy of the data is contested, the processing is unlawful, we no longer need the data or you object to delete it because you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR and if no valid interests override such restriction to processing;

The right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR, in case you agreed to the processing by means of your consent in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR or based on a contract according Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR and if the processing is carried out by automated means. You will receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or we will transmit the data directly to another controller, where technically feasible;

The right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR against the processing of your personal data, if the processing is based on Art. 6 para.1 lit. e), f) GDPR and there are reasons for this that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct mail. The right to object does not exist if there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. If there is no possibility to obtain the right to object to individual processing operations, this is indicated there;

Right to withdraw your consent according to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future;

The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority according to Art. 77 GDPR if you consider the processing of your personal data as infringing the GDPR. In general, you may contact the supervisory authority of your place of residence, your place of work or of our company headquarters.

How is my data processed in detail?

Hereafter, we will inform you about the individual processing operations, the scope and purpose of the data processing, its legal basis, the obligation to provide your data and the respective storage period. An automated decision-making in individual cases, including profiling, does not take place.

Provision of the website

Type and scope of processing

When you visit and use our website, we collect the personal data that your browser automatically transmits to our server.

The following information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file:

Purpose and legal basis

The processing is based on our overriding legitimate interest in displaying our website and guaranteeing security and stability as well as on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The collection of data and storage in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is no right to object to the processing due to the exception according to Art 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR. If storage of the log files for a longer period of time is required by law, the processing is based Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR. There is neither any legal nor contractual obligation to provide the data, however, it may result in technical hindrances to access our website without providing the data.

Storage period

The aforementioned data are stored for specific purposes. After fulfilment of the purpose, respective personal data is deleted. Further storage may be required in individual cases, only if required by law.

Contact form

Type and scope of processing

On our website, we offer you to contact us using a contact form. The information collected via mandatory fields is required to process the request. In addition, you may voluntarily provide additional information that you believe is necessary for processing the contact request.

If you use the contact form, your personal data will not be transferred to any third party.

Purpose and legal basis

The processing of your data by using our contact form is made for the purpose of communication and the processing of your request, based on your consent in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. If your request relates to an existing contractual relationship with us, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. There is neither any legal nor contractual obligation to provide your data, but it is impossible for us to process your request without providing the information in the mandatory fields. If you do not wish to provide this data, please contact us by other means.

Storage period

If you use the contact form based your consent, we will store the data collected for each request for a period of three years, beginning with the processing of your request or upon withdrawal of your consent.

Registration family area

Type and scope of processing

We will set up a user account for you to use the family area on our website, provided you are authorised to do so. If you have any questions about your authorisation, you may contact the Controller. The information that is collected via mandatory fields during registration is required to provide access to the user account.

Purpose and legal basis

The purpose of the processing is the beneficiary administration, which is part of the execution of the will according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR. There is a legal obligation to provide your data, as this information is required to identify you and for the execution of your will.

Any processing beyond this legal obligation will be based either on our legitimate interest to communicate topics of interest in the family area based on Art. 6 para 1 lit. f) GDPR or if we obtained your explicit consent, based on Art.6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

Storage period

We store your personal data for a specific purpose. Your data will only be stored any further if there are statutory retention requirements (e.g. by tax or commercial law) or if, due to the legal obligation to execute your will, we can prove that the processed data is required for this purpose. You may obtain further information from the Controller when applying for the beneficiary register.

Use and application of Google Fonts

Our website uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. The Google Fonts are installed locally on our server. There is no connection to Google servers.