About LG2G  – The Legal Guide to Germany

The project “The Legal Guide to Germany" was first introduced to the public in 2002, as a self-learning system. The idea of this portal has become so prominent that the Federal Marketing Agency of Germany,, now Germany Trade and Invest, has started copying the services of LG2G in 2007.

“The Legal Guide to Germany" aims at helping the SME with citizens of other countries, either living in or coming to Germany, in gaining a reliable orientation toward their every day legal rights and responsibilities in Germany. LG2G aims to reach the nonprofessional in law with the overall objective of providing a legal encyclopedia for the international community in English. Founder, Franz Baron von Engelhardt, firmly believes “Integration" is the name of the game for newcomers both living and working in Germany. Otherwise it will be lose-lose situation”. He adds “Too many non-Germans could easily avoid basic legal situations had they only been better informed. The goal of LG2G is to provide this valuable awareness.”

At this very moment, this presentation is actually a one-man show – due to financial restrictions. The future is to be that other lawyers tell introduce their special field and tell inside stories for everyday use, obtain legal consultation online. Until now, no strategical partner has been found.

Disclaimer, Indmenity of Warranties

(1) The Reader expressly agrees that use of the portal and/or any graphics or other content he or she downloads from the LG2G site is at his or her sole risk and that he or she will be solely responsible for any damage to their computer system or loss of data that results from the download of files, and/or any other content. The files and/or any other content the Reader downloads from the LG2G portal are provided on an "as is" basis. LG2G expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither LG2G will make any warranty that the files and/or other content the Reader download from the LG2G portal will meet his or her requirements, be timely, secure, or error free; nor does LG2G make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the portal or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the portal. This disclaimer is true and valid as long as LG2G does not act gross negligently or purposely.


Imprint – Legal Notice

The Legal Guide to Germany is a project of
Franz Baron von Engelhardt
Hardenbergstr. 12
10623 Berlin
Telefon: + 49 30 577 095 280
Fax: + 49 30 577 095 289
cell phone: 09001 529 366 10*
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*= Need legal "first aid" or an impromptu translation call the LawFon: 09001 529 366 10 (€ 2 / min. – cell phones might differ – incl. VAT) availabe Mo - Sa from 8 - 8 and have an associated lawyer answer your questions.

Executive Summary

The project „The Legal Guide to Germany“ is to become a service portal for the successful expat and investor in the German SME-sector. It consists of six subprojects as shown in the organigram below.

This project is to grow from “seed financing” to a successful business. By its concept, LG2G is an emerging mixture of brokering legal services and a content portal to inform on legal questions of everyday concern (comparable to an online encyclopedia) and selling legal templates. All this already exists but not in English and not orientated towards the needs of the successful expat / investor in Germany. LG2G is unique in collecting this everyday legal knowledge and presenting it on one portal and therefore providing reliable information at the tip of one’s fingers. The information will be reliable because experts will tell inside stories of their field of law instead of a friendly person of his individual experience. There are some private and public portals that invite the foreigner already. Their information is super in German but when it comes to other languages, they quickly start falling short. Where they stop, LG2G starts! While other site want to attract persons to Germany, LG2G wants to keep them here. LG2G cares for the successful foreigner in Germany.

After investing 20 k€ equity as seed capital for the first start, the investment of 200 k€ is needed to revive the business and implement a market place to promote legal services. The LawFon, Shop and the encyclopedia have been implemented as a prototype. Relevant turnover will be achieved by paid reading and selling legal templates and online advertisements. The supplementary service LawFon brings in revenues when readers have follow-up questions and call the toll number.

References for this project come from:

    1., recommendation from the website, targeting American exporters,
    2. Verge Technologies, a now established investor, who bitterly needed / wanted LG2G when they started

Integration of the immigrating foreigner is most important for Germany’s economy – as well as a legal duty for the foreigner. Foreigners Commissioners or politicians in general, charities, other private initiatives care for the poor and needy, children and youth, refugees and other (socially) disadvantaged. Who cares for the successful person or businesses in life that just happen not to come from Germany? LG2G does! An immigrant will consume, work, and enjoy his life if he has his basic concerns covered (employment, accommodation, and orientation). Economic attachés are interested in LG2G when they have to report to home authorities – e.g. as a nutshell for “German Pakistan Days”.

This project is bound for success! Relevant and comparable companies, like DAAG and QNC, are making millions in profit each year. The only thing missing is the starting capital.


Data Privacy Statement

Legal Guide to Germany highly respects your privacy and are committed to protecting it. We provide this Privacy Statement to inform you of our privacy policy and practices and about the way this information is collected online and how that information is used. We have structured our website in such manner that, in general, you can visit our web presentation on the Internet without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. This Privacy Statement exclusively applies to to the URL "".

The contents boiled down to the core: We will collect and process as much data as required but as few as possible.

The contents of this data privacy statement reads as follows:

  1. Links to Websites of Third Parties
  2. Types of Information Collected
  3. Usage of Entrusted Data
  4. With whom will be Data Shared?
  5. Rights of Concerned Parties
  6. Right of Contest
  7. Data Security
  8. Updating this Policy
  9. Data Privacy Commissioner
  10. Contact


1. Links to Websites of Third Parties

Our website may contain links to other companies' websites or business people to further enhance usability and informational expansion. If you click on such links, you will leave our website. These pages or their privacy practices (which may differ from our privacy practices) are not under our control. Before links to websites of third parties were added, I looked at each site once to convince ourself of the legality of the content. We are not responsible for information or content on third-party websites. Personal information that you provide to third parties is not covered by our privacy policy. Basically, we only refer to those websites that, according to our first impression, do not allow any misuse of your data.

2. Types of Information Collected

This data privacy statement covers personal information, non-personal data collection and aggregated reporting for statistical evaluations.

Personal Data

Personal data is individual information about personal or factual relations to your person. If you share personally identifiable information with us, you can rely on it being used solely for the purpose of completing your query. We really appreciate the trust placed in us. We will not sell your personal data to third parties or rent or give to third parties. We only make exceptions if you have asked us directly or indirectly to contact a person / company on your behalf.

Non-Personal Information

Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not associated with a specific personal identity. We collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use our website. The non-personal data we collect may include the pages visited on our website, unique URLs visited within, browser type and IP address. Most non-personal data is collected by analysis technologies whenever they are installed. This data improves the usability, usability and content of the site. The legal basis for data collection is art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3. Usage of the Entrusted Information

At this very moment, this project is inactive. Based on this, we are not actively using or collecting any personal information to provide you with services, to better understand your needs and interests.

Non-personal data is aggregated for reporting about our website usability, performance and effectiveness. It is used to improve the customer experience, usability and site content.

Usage of Analysis Technologies

Tracking measures are based on art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. With the tracking measures to be used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

For the purpose of customizing and continually optimizing our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see below) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

  • browser type / version,
  • used operating system,
  • referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of server request,

are transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and tailor-made website design. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data in the order. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with any other data provided by Google. The IP addresses are anonymized, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking). You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case not all features of this website may be fully exploited.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. For more information about privacy related to Google Analytics, see the Google Analytics Help Center (

To statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our website, I also use Google conversion tracking. In doing so, Google Adwords will set a cookie (see below) on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer's website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Every Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can not be tracked via the websites of Adwords customers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.

If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can also refuse the required setting of a cookie - for example, via a browser setting that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "". Google's privacy policy on conversion tracking can be found here (


Usage of Contact Form

For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide a name, typically the reason of your query, and a valid e-mail address so that we know who the request came from and to answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO based on your voluntarily granted consent. The personal data collected by our for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of your request.


4. With whom will the Submitted Information Shared?

We will only share your personal information with third parties,

  • You, according to art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, have given express consent to this,
  • the disclosure pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that disclosure pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, as permitted by law, and in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO is required for the settlement of contractual relationships with you.

We will not share your information with third parties unless we respond to your request for specific services. If a contact is to be made, then your email will be forwarded to the third party with our recommendation. We work with third parties to provide you with full service. Suppliers and service providers are obliged to treat the data received from us confidentially and to use them exclusively for the purpose of their services and business transactions on our behalf. To be able to offer our customers the best possible service, we can change our service providers at any time. We will not share personal information with third parties without your permission, except for the following purposes:

  • responding to duly authorized data requests from authorities or other entities authorized to do so;
  • compliance with laws, regulations, subpoenas or court orders;
  • prevention of fraud or reinforcement or protection of the rights and property of our employees or me,
  • protecting the personal safety of our employees or me.

5. Rights of the Persons Affected

You have the right:

  • in accordance with art. 15 DSGVO, to request information about your personal data processed by me. In particular, you can request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right of rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or contest, the existence of a right to contest, the source of your data, if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their details;
  • pursuant to art. 16 DSGVO, to demand the rectification of incorrect or completed personal data stored by us immediately;
  • in accordance with art. 17 DSGVO, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, except where the processing is for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims is required;
  • in accordance with art. 18 DSGVO to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject their deletion and we no longer need the data, but you this to assert, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to processing in accordance with art. 21 DSGVO;
  • pursuant to art. 20 DSGVO to receive your personal data provided to me in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another person responsible;
  • pursuant to art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO your once granted consent to revoke against me at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future
  • according to art. 77 DSGVO to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our office.

6. Right to Contest

If your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct mail. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying any particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an email to hi[AT]

7. Data Security

We use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method within the site visit, in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. In general, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we'll use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed representation of the key-related or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

8. Updating of this statement

This privacy statement is currently valid and is dated May 2018. As our website evolves and offers become available, or as a result of changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. If any changes or updates to this Privacy Policy occur, you can find it here.

9. Data Protection Officer

According to Art. 37 IV DSVO i.V.m. §38 BDSG no data protection officer is appointed. Please contact us.

10. Contact

Your opinion is very important to us. Please send comments and questions about our privacy policy.

We value your opinions. If you have comments or questions about his privacy policy, please send them to us or write us an eMail at the following address:

Franz von Engelhardt
Hardenbergstr. 12
D-10623 Berlin
eMail: hi[AT]

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