Privacy Policies

(Version 09.07.2015)


1. Responsible Party in the Context of Data Protection Rights

The website of Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB can be reached via the URLs (Uniform Resource Locator) and This is the web-based presentation of the company that provides the possibility of contact and that is available in German and English language.
Responsible party in the meaning of the special data protection law of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz/BDSG) is:

Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB

Isartorplatz 1
D-80331 München
Tel. +49 (0) 89 212 160 0
Fax +49 (0) 89 212 160 66

Represantative shareholders/partners:

Dr. Andreas Altmann
Dr. Alexander Dick
Dr. Gerold Fiesser
Dr. Martin Herzog, LL.M.
Dr. Matthias Stößel

Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB is a partnership with limited professional liability. It is registered in the Partnership Register of Munich with No. PR 1333

2. General Information

The provisions of § 13 TMG (German Telemedia Act/Telemediengesetz) and § 33 BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act/Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) obligate the operator of an online portal/website as the responsible party to provide information towards the users.

Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB (hereinafter referred to as HFP) cares responsibly about both, the protection of your personal data and the obligation to provide information to you, strictly to the rules of data protection law. This declaration therefore gives an overview how HFP guarantees the protection of personal data, what kind of data is collected and for what purpose data is processed.

For any question about privacy you can email directly to the data protection officer of Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB:

3. Links

On this website you’ll find links to other websites. Using one, you’ll leave the website of Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB. Linked websites will be opened - when chosen - in own browser windows. Links to other websites can be identified because they are written as URLs in plain text, so that the requirements of §13(5) TMG (German Telemedia Act/Telemediengesetz) are fulfilled. When forwarding or linking to other websites HFP is not responsible for this third party websites, for the technical realization of these websites or for any content of such a website. It is expressly pointed out that such third party websites may use so-called trackers, beacons or cookies that can be used to examine the surfing behaviour of site visitors. In case of using such a link, you should have a look at the privacy policies of the visited third-party website.

Here, it is also explicitly referred to the so-called Facebook-judgment of the Schleswig-Holstein Administrative Court with the file number 8 A 37/12, 14/12 8 A, 8 A 218/11. Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB has no influence on how the linked pages are set up and what data is collected there. Furthermore Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB has no access to data that is collected by a third party via a cookie, tracker, beacon or any other method.

Recommendation: Herzog Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB recommends the use of a browser plug-ins such as "Ghostery" (, which can similar to the blocking of Google Analytics ( selectively or fully prevent you from the data collection activities of beacons, trackers, cookies and other technical methods.

4. Data Collection/Purpose of Data Collection

The main purpose of the website is the company's presence on the Internet and the possibility of using this medium to contact the company.

To contact two variants are offered. First of all the contact by e-mail is possible. For this, the e-mail addresses are displayed on the website. Clicking on it opens the default e-mail program and bears the recipient's address already automatically. The provision of data depends entirely on the configuration of the user's e-mail program and on what information he writes in the e-mail. To increase the security of e-mail communication, the public keys of different e-mail recipients of HFP are given on the website. Using these public keys, mail senders have the option to encrypt messages, files and content by using PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) before they are sent to HFP.

Another option to contact HFP via the website is a contact form that can be filled out online. This form includes the following fields:

• Company
• First Name
• Last Name
• Phone

• E-Mail
• Your Message

None of these fields is defined as a mandatory field, so that you can choose which information you will like to share and which data you find necessary for the processing of your request. Once you press the "Send" button, an e-mail is sent to HFP by a service running on the web server. In this case a state of the art encryption method is used for transmission.

What do we do With Your DATA?

Unless legal retention periods for not doing so, the messages sent via the website will be deleted immediately after processing/answering.

The website of HFP can be used totally anonymous without any registration or identification. The user himself determines whether he communicates data, what kind of data and for what purposes data is communicated.

Your data will be used solely for this purpose for which you have communicated it (earmarking).

5. Processing of Data Outside the European Community

Personal Data that is communicated via the website will definitely not transmitted into any country outside the European Community.

6. Google Analytics/Cookies/Tracker

The website of Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. On this website the IP addresses are anonymised, so that your IP address will be truncated by Google within an EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 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 Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it:

7. Server Data/Log Files

In order to ensure internet communication and especially the display of this website, it is a technical requirement to collect/use data. This also includes the IP address of the user, because without IP address it would not be possible to transmit any information of the website to the computer of the user. This means nothing else then it is essential to write log files/collect server data if you visit the website. The IP address is the foundation of communication on the Internet. In addition to the goal of a reliable communication, data is also stored for reasons of data security (protection of the system) and also for the analysis of occurring errors.

With regard to the acquired data, their storage and their anomymisation, the privacy policy of the provider gives the following information (free translation):

“Log data contains for example the IP address of the device that is used to access the site or service, the type of browser you use, the website that you have visited previously, your system configuration and information about date and time (timestamp). We store IP addresses only if it is necessary to provide our services. Otherwise, IP addresses are deleted or anonymised. The IP addresses of visitors to your web pages will be anonymised a short time after such a connection has been terminated.” (Original source:

There will be no further use of log files / server data. In particular, no user profiles are created.

8. Your Rights

Right to Information

According to §34 BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act/Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), you always have the right to information concerning the data stored about you, its origin and destination.

Also you can obtain information at any time about the purpose of data collection, according to § 34 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). For Information about the stored data, please contact the following address:

Data Protection Officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter) der
Herzog Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB
Dudenstraße 46
D-68167 Mannheim

Right to Object

You can object to the use of your data at any time. Legal requirements for storing, processing or disclosure of personal data remain unaffected.
You can object to the transmission of data to Google by the implemented features of Google Analytics on the website of Herzog Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB by using the Plug-In that is supported by Google and that is available at the following link:

Right to Rectification, Erasure and Blocking

You can demand the rectification, erasure or blocking of your data according to §35 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) at any time.

Due to legal obligations for processing and storage (record keeping) your data may remain unaffected. In such a case your data can only be blocked instead of being deleted, as long as legal obligations does not allow deleting it. Otherwise, your data will be corrected or deleted as desired. You are entitled at any time to revoke consent to the processing of your personal data.

Protection of Your Rights

The data protection officer cares about the protection of your rights. You can contact him at any time using the following address:

Data Protection Officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter) der
Herzog Fiesser & Partner Patentanwaelte PartG mbB
Dudenstraße 46
D-68167 Mannheim

or you can send him an e-mail to