Privacy Policy

Content overview

§ 1 Information on the collection of personal data
§ 2 Your rights
§ 3 Objection to or withdrawal of the processing of personal data
§ 4 The collection of data in case of visiting our website
§ 5 Further functions and offers of our website
§ 6 Contacting us by e-mail
§ 7 Data security
§ 8 Currency and modification of the data protection declaration

§ 1 Information on the collection of personal data

(1) Hereafter we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, such as name, address, e-mail address, user behaviour.

(2) Controller within the meaning of Article 4 (7) of the General Data Protection Regulation is Kutzenberger Wolff & Partner Patentanwaltspartnerschaft mbB, Theodor-Heuss-Ring 23, 50668 Cologne, Germany, Telephone: +49 (0)221 / 973-111-0, Telefax: +49 (0)221 / 973-111-10, e-Mail: email@colonia-patent.de. You can contact our data protection officer by using the e-mail address datenschutz@colonia-patent.de or by using our postal address with the addition “data protection officer”.

(3) In case we intend to make use of contracted providers or to use your data for any commercial purpose in order to fulfil different functions, we will inform you about the specific procedures as indicated below.

 

§ 2 Your rights

(1) You have the following rights against us with respect to the relevant data:
– Right of access (Article 15 General Data Protection Regulation)
– Right to rectification or erasure (Article 16 and 17 General Data Protection Regulation)
– Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 General Data Protection Regulation)
– Right to object (Article 21 General Data Protection Regulation)
– Right to data portability (Article 20 General Data Protection Regulation)
– Right to withdraw your consent (Article 7 (3) General Data Protection Regulation)

(2) Additionally you have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of your personal data with a supervisory authority (Article 77 General Data Protection Regulation).

 

§ 3 Objection to or withdrawal of the processing of personal data

(1) In case you have given your consent to processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. The withdrawal affects the lawfulness of processing of your personal data from the date you have notified us of the withdrawal.

(2) Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on a balance of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case when the processing is not required for the fulfilment of the contract which we respectively describe within the subsequent explanations of the various functions. In case of a withdrawal we ask for explaining the reasons why we shall not process your personal data as performed by us before. In case of a reasonable objection we will examine the situation and either cease or adjust the data possessing or show you the compelling reasons on the basis of which we continue the processing.

(3) At any time you can object to the processing of your personal data for marketing or data analysis purposes. You can inform us about your objection in marketing by using the following contact data: Kutzenberger Wolff & Partner Patentanwaltspartnerschaft mbB, Theodor-Heuss-Ring 23, 50668 Cologne, Germany Telephone: +49 (0)221 / 973-111-0, Telefax: +49 (0)221 / 973-111-10, e-Mail: email@colonia-patent.de.

§ 4 The collection of data in case of visiting our website

In case of a mere informational use of our website, i.e. in case you do not transfer any information, we only collect your personal data your browser sends to us. If you intend to view our website, we collect the following data that are technically necessary for displaying the website and ensure the stability and security (legal basis: Article 6 (1) (1) (f) General Data Protection Regulation)
– IP address
– Date and time of your request
– Time zone difference from the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– Content of the request (concrete content)
– Access status/HTTP-status code
– Volume of data respectively transferred
– Website from which the request comes
– Browser
– Operating system of its interface
– Language and version of browser software

(2) In addition to the above mentioned data cookies are stored locally on your computer during your visit. Cookies are small text files, which are saved on your hard drive by assigning them to the browser used by you and through which information are sent to the origin that set the cookies (in this case by us). Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They serve us to improve our website and design it more user-friendly, more efficient and safer in total.

(3) This website uses transient cookies. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. In particular, these transient cookies include session cookies. They save a Session ID that is capable of assigning various requests by your browser to the joint session. Thus the computer can be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log off or close the browser.

(4) You can configure the browser settings in accordance with your wishes and for instance refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you possibly will not be able to use all or a part of our services offered on this website.

 

§ 5 Further functions and offers of our website

(1) In addition to the informational use of our website we offer various services you can use if you are interested. In this regard, you must submit further personal data that we use in order render the respective service. The above mentioned principles in respect of the data processing apply.

(2) In part, we employ external agents for the data processing. These agents are selected and engaged in a diligent manner. They are bound by our instructions and checked by us periodically.

(3) So far as our agents or partners have placed their business outside the European Economic area, we inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the framework of the description of the offer.

 

§ 6 Contacting us by e-mail

(1) In case of questions of any kind we offer you the opportunity to contact us, for instance by using the e-mail address mentioned. Thereby you are required to indicate a valid e-mail address so that we know from whom the request is coming and in order to be able to answer your e-mail. You can provide additional information voluntarily.

(2) The data processing for the purpose of establishing contact to us is carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) (1) (a) General Data Protection Regulation on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

(3) In case you contact us by e-mail the data that you have provided (e-mail address, message and, if necessary, further information) will be saved in order to answer your e-mail. We delete the data incoming in this context after the retention is not required any more or restrict the processing if there are any statutory storage obligations.

§ 7 Data security

We use appropriate technical and organisational security procedures, in order to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss of some or all of the data, destruction or against access by unauthorised third parties. Our security procedures are continually enhanced as new technology becomes available.

§ 8 Currency and modification and of the data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and dated May 2018. Due to further development of our website and offers herein or due to statutory requirements or requirements of the authorities a change of this explanation can be necessary. The latest version of the data protection declaration is available for review and print on the website http://www.colonia-patent.de/datenschutz at any time.