Data protection information

 

The following data protection information provides you with information about the personal data processed at www.hfp-ip.de by Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB as controller in terms of data protection laws (Art. 4 No. 1 GDPR [Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, General Data Protection Regulation] as well as the purposes and legal bases on which such processing (Art. 4 No. 2 GDPR) takes place.
The second domain used by Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB is www.hfp-ip.com and is merely another link to the same website, which is available in German and in English. Thus, reference is made only to www.hfp-ip.de below. At the same time, with this information, Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB is in compliance with its duties to inform in terms of data protection law, which is incumbent upon the controller pursuant to Arts. 12, 13 GDPR when collecting data from the data subject, in this case the visitor of the website www.hfp-ip.de.

Information pursuant to Art. 13 GDPR

Identity of the controller:

Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB, represented by the partners

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

Isartorplatz 1
D-80331 Munich
Email: mailmuc@hfp-ip.de

is the controller for the collection of data at www.hfp-ip.de within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR.

Data protection officer:

The data protection officer at Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB can be reached at the following address:

medi-ip data protect UG (limited liability)
Bergstraße 173
D-53129 Bonn
or by e-mail at info@medi-ip-dataprotect.com

Categories of personal data which are processed:

• Visitor data, IP addresses, device and domain data of the visitors and buyers, date and time of a request, time zone differences to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (specific page), access status/HTTP status code, data volume transmitted in each case, website from which the request comes, browser, operating system and its user interface, language and version of the browser software, path of the requested resource, information about success or forwarding or error status of the access.
• Communication data, such as e-mail address, telephone number, fax number and other information necessary for addressing that emerges by way of modern communication technologies, especially from customers, debtors and persons that direct inquiries at us through contact forms and/or place orders with our companies
• Session cookies, i.e. cookies that are deleted when the session is ended or after prolonged inactivity or when the browser is closed
• Statistic data
• Persistent cookies, i.e. cookies that are stored on the visitor’s computer over the period of visiting our website for a predetermined time period [especially tracking cookies such as Google Analytics, Webtrekk, eTracker, METIS counting marks, the VG word, and others]
• Contact and address data, such as form of address, title, first and last names of the buyer of products, office or company name, street, house number, postal code, location, additional address

Processing purposes:

The purpose of collecting and processing personal data by Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB is as follows:

• Company and service presentation
• Acquisition of new customers
• Operation and optimization of the internet presence
• Fulfilment of legal information, communication, disclosure, retention duties
• Customer communication

Information about data origin:
Personal data are collected from the data subject (user of the website, customers of our company, applicants, employees).

Information about data origin:

Personal data are collected from the data subject (user of the website, customers of our company, applicants, employees).

 

Legal bases of processing:

Possible legal bases for processing are:

• Existing consent pursuant to Art. 6 I lit. a.) GDPR

To the extent that such consent exists, the data subject has the right to revoke it at any time, without the legality of the processing carried out as a result of the consent until the revocation being affected.

• Art. 6 I lit. b) GDPR and/or Art. 6 I lit c) GDPR

• Art. 6 I lit. f) GDPR, provided the pursuit of the controller’s marketing purposes is concerned, especially as part of the direct marketing by way of the advertising methods of mail, telephone, fax and e-mail; also to the extent that company communication, company presentation and/or product presentation purposes are concerned or that the identity verification, the enforcement of contract performance and damage claims is concerned.

Criteria regarding duration of storage:

Personal data will be processed until the full collection or – in the case of further processing – the further processing purpose is completely achieved. Once the purpose is completely achieved, the data will be erased. The controller further has a review or erasure plan, which ensures the regular review of the erasure duties.
• Visitor data, to the extent that they are even stored with the controller, will be deleted after a time period of no more than 30 days after visiting the domain www.hfp-ip.de.
• Session cookies will be deleted when the session is ended or after prolonged inactivity or when the browser is closed.
• Persistent cookies have a predefined validity, about which we will provide specific information to you as part of the cookie information when you visit our website. We point out that you also have the option to delete stored cookies manually or with the appropriate software from your systems at any time.


Recipients of personal data:

• Employees of the company, patent attorneys
• Processors, such as technical service providers, providers of tracking technologies, etc.
• Providers who host the website

Information about the obligation to provide data by the data subject

The provision of personal data is in part prescribed by law (e.g. pursuant to tax law, the requirements of anti-money laundering). You may further be obligated to provide us with those personal data that are required for the justification, implementation and termination of contractual relationships with us and the fulfillment of related contractual obligations. Without these data we are normally unable to implement contracts with you and/or fulfill our legal obligations. In terms of the greatest possible transparency under data protection law, we separately point out any obligations to provide information in individual cases before the implementation of the specific data collection situation.

 

Your rights as a data subject affected by the data processing:

You have the following rights against our company pursuant Arts. 15 to 22 GDPR:

• Right to information, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing and data transmission.
• Right to object to processing based on legitimate interests of the controller or a third party (Art. 6 I lit. f. GDPR).


Lodging a complaint with a supervisory authority

• Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if you believe that your personal data were not processed lawfully. The address of the competent supervisory authority for our company is:

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht
[Bavarian Data Protection Authority]
Promenade 27 (Schloss)
91522 Ansbach
Telephone: 0981/53-1300
Telefax: 0981/53-5300
E-Mail: poststelle@lda.bayern.de

Additional data protection details and information

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small file which is stored on a visitor’s computer as soon as he accesses a website. If he accesses this website again, the cookie indicates a repeat visit. We transmit cookies to the hard drive of your computer using your web browser and are able to read them during your current visit of our webpages and during subsequent visits within one year. Our cookies are protected against being read by third parties by means of the safety standard of your browser. Cookies essentially serve to make the use of our offer as comfortable as possible. If you would nevertheless like to deactivate the cookies, you can read about the settings you must enter to prevent the storage of new cookies by using the Help function in the task bar of the web browser you use. You also receive information there about additional cookie settings, for example reference and warning functions regarding the deletion of existing cookies. To guarantee unlimited and uninterrupted use of our webpages, we recommend that you leave the cookie functions completely turned on.

 

If you don’t want cookies to be stored on your terminal for measurement of reach, you may object to the use of these files via the following websites, among others:

 

http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/

 

Recommendation: Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB recommends that you use a browser plugin such as “Ghostery” (https://www.ghostery.com/en/download), which you can use to selectively or completely disable the activities of beacons, trackers, cookies and similar technical processes for the collection of data across webpages in your browser, similar to the objection against the use of Google Analytics (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

 

In addition, you are asked which cookies you accept when you first access a website. Unless you suppress cookies in general (see above), the appropriate settings will be stored in a separate cookie, so that the settings are available again for the website www.hfp-ip.de when you next visit the website. You can change these settings at any time via the website by editing the “cookie settings” under the category data privacy. Of course, you may also object to the use of cookies at any time.

 

Use of Google Analytics

The website that can be accessed via www.hfp-ip.de or via www.hfp-ip.com does not use trackers such as Google Analytics.

 

Contact forms and e-mail
The website does not use contact forms. To establish contact, you may use fax, telephone or e-mail. When clicking on the e-mail address, your standard e-mail program usually opens and automatically enters the recipient’s address. The indication of data solely depends on the configuration of the user’s e-mail program and on the information he himself communicates in the e-mail. If you send data to us via your e-mail program, personal data will not be collected via our website. To increase the security of an e-mail communication, the public keys of various e-mail recipients of Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB are indicated on the website. This way a mail sender has the option to encrypt contents, messages and files per PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) before they are sent to Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB. Using this option is recommended. As an alternative you can also reach Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB by phone or fax.

Server data

 

In addition, information about the retrieved resources is stored on the application server, which includes technical software error protocols, if relevant errors occur. However, during this storage no references to the incoming queries are stored. Thus, these data are anonymized data that are recorded only for the purpose of detecting and analyzing errors. For technical reasons these data are usually stored at the operator of the used web server to establish communication and for purposes of error recognition, optimization of presentation and transmission rate.
A statistical analysis of the log files usually takes place there as well, however only to recognize attacks and their interception. No additional analyses or user profiles are generated or created. The website is provided by the provider Strato AG, Pascalstraße 10, 10587 Berlin. You can find the current data privacy statement under the link:
https://www.strato.de/datenschutz/


There is no further use of the log files / server data. In particular, no user profiles are created. Herzog, Fiesser & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB has no access to so-called server data that are captured at the provider.

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