Data Protection Statement

1. Purpose of this data protection statement

Thank you for your interest in our internet presence and the information provided on these web pages.

The protection of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") is of great importance to us. We would therefore like to inform you in detail about what data is collected while you are using our website and how we process this data. We would also like to inform you about your rights and the technical and organisational measures we take to protect your data.

2. Name and address of the data controller and service provider

The controller within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and also the service provider within the meaning of the Telemedia Act (TMG) is GRÜNECKER Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB, Leopoldstr. 4, 80802 Munich (hereinafter referred to as "GRÜNECKER" or "we").

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy statement or data protection in general, please contact datenschutz@grunecker.de.

You can contact the data protection officer at GRÜNECKER at: dsb@grunecker.de 

3. Collection and use of your data

You can use our website without having to provide any personal data.

We only collect and use data that your Internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as:

  • date and time of access to one of our Internet pages
  • your browser type
  • the browser settings
  • the screen resolution
  • the operating system used
  • the last page you visited
  • the transferred data volume and the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.) as well as
  • Your IP address. 

We need this data in order to enable trouble free use of the sites and to ensure that the site is optimally displayed in your browser. We use the IP address only for the duration of your visit. The data is then stored in anonymous form for logging purposes.  This is done by shortening the IP address so that no assignment is possible. This processing is carried out on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) EU GDPR; it being in our interest to be able to display our website to you as reliably and trouble-free as possible.

4. Use of cookies

a. Which cookies do we use?

We do not use any cookies in the area of our website that is intended for visitors.

We only use cookies within the administrative area of the website. Cookies are small text files that are sent from our web server to your browser during your visit and are stored on your computer, tablet computer or smartphone for later retrieval.

In the administrative area of our website we use the following technically required cookies:

[PHPSESSID] Function: This cookie is used to execute the scripts in the administrative area of our website and serves as session ID to identify the individual user during a single visit to the website ("session management"). It contains an identification number created individually for each browser session and is only stored until the end of the respective browser session. The cookie is a so-called first-party cookie which is controlled from our website.

[be_typo_user] Function: This cookie is part of our administrative area (Typo3 backend) and serves to authenticate and manage the user's authorisations. It contains an individual character string. The cookie is stored until the end of the session and is a so-called first-party cookie, i.e. a cookie that is controlled from our website.

[be_lastLoginProvider] Function: This cookie is part of our administrative area (Typo3 backend) and contains a key of the Typo3 backend provider. The cookie is stored for 30 days and is a so-called first-party cookie, i.e. a cookie that is controlled from our website.

Further cookies may be set by third parties via their plugins. Information about these cookies can be found under the respective sub-sections of this data protection statement as well as under the data protection statements of the respective third party providers linked there.

b. Disabling cookies

The setting and retrieval of cookies can be determined by the settings in your browser. You can, for example, completely deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, limit it to certain websites or configure your browser so that it automatically informs when a cookie is about be set and asks for your confirmation. You can also block or delete individual cookies. For technical reasons, however, this can sometimes limit the functionality of our website.

5. Google Maps

On our contact page we use content from Google Maps to display a map of our locations. 

You can consent to the use of Google Maps by clicking the activate button. Data for displaying Google Maps can only be accessed by Google once you have given consent.  Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). 

Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding page of our website. The data listed in section 3 will also be transmitted. This happens regardless of whether you are logged into a Google user account or not. If you are logged in, this information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish it to be associated with your profile, you must first log out of your account.

You can stop further data transmission to Google at any time simply by leaving our contact page.

Google has a so-called EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement is a data protection agreement designed to ensure an adequate level of data protection for data transfers to certified U.S. companies. The EU Commission has established the adequacy of the guaranteed data protection level according to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement by decision of 12.07.2016 (Az. C(2016) 4176).

The decision of the EU Commission can be viewed here: eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/

The current status of Google's certification according to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement can be found here:

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google, please see Google's privacy policy: www.google.com/intl/de_en/policies/privacy/. They will also provide you with further information about your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

Your data will be used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) EU GDPR in connection with your consent to the use of the Google Maps service.

6. Involvement of service providers and transfer of data to third parties

Your data will be passed on to the technical service providers (e.g. website hosting and support) who provide support for the provision of this.  These providers have been carefully chosen and commissioned in writing.

The service providers are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored by us.

Your data will only be passed on to other third parties if this is expressly stated in this data protection statement or if we are legally obliged to do so.

7. Your rights

You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether we have processed your personal data; if this is the case, you have a right receive information about this data as specified in Art. 15 GDPR.

You have the right to request us to correct without delay any incorrect personal data concerning you and, if necessary, to complete personal data that is incomplete (Art. 16 GDPR).

You have the right to request us to delete without delay any personal data relating to you if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies: e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes pursued (right of deletion).

You have the right to request us to restrict processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 GDPR is met, for example if you have filed an objection to the processing, for the duration of our investigation.

You have the right to object at any time for reasons arising from your particular circumstances, to the processing of personal data concerning you under Article 6(1) (e) or (f) GDPR. We will then no longer process the personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons to continue that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (Art. 21 GDPR).

You have the right to receive the data in a structured, common machine-readable format. You can also transfer this data to other locations or have it transferred by us (right to data transferability).

To exercise your rights, please contact dsb@grunecker.de.

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority if you believe that your personal data is being used contrary to the GDPR (Art. 77 GDPR). In Bavaria, the competent supervisory authority is: The Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision, P.O. Box 606, 91511 Ansbach, www.lda.bayern.de/en.

8. Data security

We also use technical and organisational security  measures to protect personal data, in particular against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against the attack of unauthorised persons. Our security measures are being continuously improved in line with technological developments.

When using our website, your personal data is encrypted using SSL/TLS technology to prevent access by unauthorized third parties.

May 2018

GRÜNECKER Patent Attorneys and Attorneys at Law PartG mbB

Note on the right of objection:

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (e) or (f) GDPR (Art. 21 GDPR

 

We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons to continue that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

 

May 2018

GRÜNECKER Patent Attorneys and Attorneys at Law PartG mbB