Data Privacy Statement

We take the protection of personal data very seriously. In the following we would like to inform you for what purpose we collect personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, bank details) from you, how we handle it and to whom we make it available if necessary.

I. Responsible Entity and Data Protection Supervisor

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

Responsible entity:

Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Kurfürstendamm 54-55
10707 Berlin

Legal representative:
Dr. Christoph Schröder

Phone: (+49) 0 30 881 81 81
Fax: (+49) 0 30 882 58 23
Website: www.

Our company's external data protection supervisor can be contacted at Herbst | Bröcker, Lietzenseeufer 10, 14057 Berlin, Tel. 030/887 114 0 or at

II. Collection and Storage of Personal Data

1. When you visit our website

When you visit our website, the browser on your device automatically sends information to the server hosting our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until automated deletion after three months:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • website from which access is made (referrer URL),
  • browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as
  • the name of your access provider.

The mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for such data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

2. Cookies

The use of our website should be pleasant and meaningful for the visitor. To this end, we record user behavior in order to continually improve our website. This data is collected via cookies, i.e. small text files that are transmitted to your computer via your browser and stored there. Cookies do not retrieve any information stored on your hard disk and do not affect your PC or your files. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

When sending newsletters, we use web beacons (small graphic files) to collect information for statistical evaluation.

The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies can lead to the fact that you cannot use all functions of our website.

3. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be previously reduced by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. We have activated this IP anonymization for you, it is therefore active on our website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use.

The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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 the browser plug-in available under the following link: . You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website: .

III. Contractual Relationship

We would like to point out that we collect and store your personal data, which we need for the purpose of initiating and processing contracts and which we have received from you for this purpose (art. 6 par. 1 sentence 1 b GDPR), within the framework of legal requirements. The data processed by us includes master data (e.g., names and addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contract data (e.g., services used, contract contents, contractual communication, names of contact persons) and payment data (bank details, payment history).

We will delete this data if it is no longer necessary to fulfil contractual or statutory obligations (in particular warranty obligations); in all other respects, the statutory storage obligations apply (see more details under item IX.).

IV. Data Integrity

We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk, taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR.

Such measures shall in particular include ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transmission, security of availability and its separation. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of rights of data subjects, deletion of data and reaction to endangerment of data. Furthermore, we already consider the protection of personal data during the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly presettings (Art. 25 GDPR).

V. Disclosure of Data to Third Parties

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and
  • this is legally permissible and is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

VI. Rights of the Persons Concerned

If you would like to make use of the following rights, please direct your enquiries or the like in writing to the responsible body named under point I. or the data protection supervisor.

1. Information and correction of your data

You have the right to receive information from us free of charge as to whether and which personal data about you is stored by us. If, despite our efforts to ensure that data is correct and up-to-date, incorrect information is stored, we will correct this immediately upon your request.

2. Right to delete your data

Furthermore, you can request the deletion of your personal data stored 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.

3. Right to restrict the processing of your data

You can demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data or the processing is unlawful, you however refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection against the processing in accordance with Art.21 GDPR.

4. Right to data transferability

You also have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person responsible.

5. Right to complain

You can complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at our company headquarters.

VII. Right of Objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation.

VIII. Right of Revocation

You have the right to revoke consents granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR at any time with effect for the future.

IX. Deletion of Data

The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. If no specific deletion date is specified in this privacy policy, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are necessary for other legally permissible purposes, their processing is restricted. This applies in particular to data which must be kept for commercial or tax reasons or for professional reasons (Sec. 147 Tax Code, Sec. 257 Commercial Code, Sec. 44 Patent Attorney Code).

X. Timeliness and Amendment of this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status May 2018. Due to the further development of our website and offers in this respect or due to changed legal or official requirements, it however may become necessary to change this privacy policy.

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