Information on the collection of personal data and provider identification
(1) In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using this website. Personal data is all data that can be personally related to you or other natural persons, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
(2) Responsible person according to Art. 4 para. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO), service provider acc. § 13 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and responsible body according to § 13 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) § 3 para. 7 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is Geitz Patenanwälte PartG mbB, cf. our imprint. We are not obliged to appoint a company data protection officer and have not appointed a data protection officer.
Rights to information and revocation
(1) You have the following rights in relation to personal data relating to you:
- Right to information,
- Right to rectification or erasure,
- Right to restriction of processing,
- Right to object to processing,
- Right to data portability.
(2) You have the right to request information from us at any time about the data we have stored about you, its origin, recipients – or categories of recipients – to whom this data is passed on and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data.
(3) If you have given your consent to the use of data, you can revoke this consent at any time.
(4) Please send any requests for information or objections to data processing by e-mail to the address given in our imprint.
(5) You also have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authority responsible for Baden-Württemberg about the processing of your personal data by us.
We maintain up-to-date technical measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data from risks during data transmissions and from third parties gaining knowledge. These are adapted to the current state of the art in each case. We cannot guarantee complete data security when communicating by e-mail, so we recommend that you send confidential information by mail. You always have the alternative of contacting us in person, by telephone, by fax, by encrypted e-mail or by mail. The employees and the service providers commissioned by the law firm are obliged by the law firm to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act and other professional data protection provisions.
Collection of personal data for informational use
(1) In the case of mere informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not log in to use the website, register or otherwise provide us with information, we do not collect any personal data, with the exception of the data that your browser transmits to enable you to visit the website. This data is technically necessary to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 DS-GVO). These are the following data:
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (concrete page)
- Access Status/HTTP Status Code
- Data volume transferred in each case
- Website from which the request comes
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software.
(2) We do not create user profiles and do not assign the IP address transmitted by your computer to the people behind it.
(3) Furthermore, cookies are stored on your computer when you use the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive in relation to the browser you are using and which provide the party setting the cookie (in this case, us) with certain information. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective.
Data processing when contacting us
When users contact us, the data provided by the users is collected, processed and used for processing. Data processing for the purpose of contacting you is based on your voluntarily given consent.
Passing on data
Personal data shall only be transferred to third parties if the transfer is necessary for the performance of the statutory duties of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or if there is a legal obligation or if this is legally permissible and necessary for the performance of contractual relationships or if consent has been given for this purpose.
Use of Google Analytics
(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
(2) The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
(3) You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google. your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, which means that direct personal references can be ruled out.
(5) We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework). The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
(6) Google Analytics is used in accordance with the conditions agreed with Google by the German data protection authorities. Information of the third party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User conditions: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, as well as the data protection declaration: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Integration of Google Fonts
(1) We use the Google Fonts service on this website. This allows us to offer you a visually appealing website through a wider choice of fonts. The legal basis for the use of Google Fonts is Art. 6 para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
(2) By visiting the website, Google receives information about which page or sub-page of our website you have accessed. In addition, the data mentioned under § 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before accessing our site. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular, even for users who are not logged in, to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.
Integration of Google Maps
(1) We use the Google Maps service on this website. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly in the website and enables you to use the map function comfortably. The legal basis for the use of Google Maps is Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.
(2) By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed our website. In addition, the data mentioned under § 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before accessing a page with map integration. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular, even for users who are not logged in, to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.
We do not collect personal information from minors. In the case of unknowing collection, we will delete it immediately.
By visiting our website, you agree to the aforementioned handling.