A) The DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT statement of our office
The duty of confidentiality is one of the basic duties of the patent attorney profession. Protection of information is therefore an essential part of our legal work.
With the DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT, which can be accessed via the link below, we inform you which personal data (hereinafter “data”) are collected by us and how these data are processed when you mandate us or contact us for legal consulting.
In our DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT you will also find information about your rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
B) Data protection on our website and in electronic correspondence
1. Online data processing
Hereinafter we will also inform you which data are collected and processed when you visit our website and use it. The data processed in electronic correspondence will be processed in accordance with our DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT.
2. Name and address of the controller for online data processing
The controller for online data processing is the controller named in our DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT.
3. Collection and use of your data on our website
3.1 Access data
When you visit our website, your internet browser automatically transmits the following types of data (server log files), which we store:
- the website visited,
- time of access to our website,
- the website from which you accessed our website,
- the operating system you are using,
- type and version of your browser,
- amount of data transferred,
- your IP address
The purpose of this processing is to enable your device to access our website and to ensure that our website is displayed correctly on your device or in your browser. In addition, we use this data to optimize our website and to ensure the security of our systems.
We would like to point out that our website contains links to external third-party websites; we have no influence on data processing on these third-party websites. The purpose and scope of the data collection by the provider or controller for the linked third-party websites as well as the further processing of your data there and your rights in this regard can be found in the respective provisions of the respective controller.
4. Client information
As a service, we provide our clients with our client information free of charge for information purposes. Our client information contains general information from the field of intellectual property protection and the related legal areas. You will only receive our client information after an express request or with your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time. You can find more information in the declaration of consent contained in our DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT.
5. Technical service providers, data security and data transfer to third parties
Your data collected via our website will be passed on to technical service providers (domain hosting, web space hosting) that support us for the provision of this website and for the aforementioned purposes. Data exchanged in electronic correspondence is stored by the technical service providers (email hosting, web space hosting) in accordance with our DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT. The technical service providers have been carefully selected and contractually bound to data protection compliant processing within the scope of the services provided (domain hosting, email hosting, web space hosting). The service providers are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked by us.
Our website uses SSL / TLS technology to encrypt your data in order to prevent access by unauthorized third parties.
Your data will only be passed on to other third parties if this is expressly stated in our DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT or we are legally obliged to do so.
In principle, you have the following rights: Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR), Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18f. GDPR), Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR), Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).
For more information on your rights, please refer to our DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT.
KAUFMANN Patent and Trademark Attorneys - Main Office Dresden - January 2023