Data Protection Declaration according to GDPR
As of May 2018
1. General information and required information
1.1 Data protection
If you use our website various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. The present data protection declaration explains which data we collect and what we use it for.
1.2 Responsible entity
The entity responsible for the data processing of this website is:
MEHLER ACHLER Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
phone: +49 (0)611–135781–0
1.3 How do we record your data?
Your data is automatically recorded by our IT-systems when visiting our website. This is before all technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or date and time of page view).
1.4 What for do we use your data?
Part of the data is collected in order to ensure an error-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
1.5 What are your rights concerning your data?
You have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data.
You also have the right to correct any inaccurate details, to block or delete your data. If you have any further questions in this regard you can refer to the responsible entity at any time. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority in case of infringments of provisions of data protection law. Competent authority with regard to data protection law is normally the commissioner for data protection (Landesdatenschutzbeauftragter) of the federal state in which our undertaking is established. A list of commissioners for data protection and their contact details can be found via the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_linksnode.html.
2. Data collection practices on our website
The provider of the site automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:
- Type and version of the browser
- utilised operating system
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- date and time of server request
- IP address
Before any data is saved the relevant IP address is anonymised. The data will be deleted after 7 days. A combination of this data with other sources of data is not carried out. Legal basis for processing data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
2.2 Analytics tool Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open-source web analytics tool Matomo. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files that will be stored on your computer which enable an analysis of your use of this website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be stored on our server. Before any data is saved the relevant IP address is anonymised.
Matomo-cookies remain on your device until you delete them. The storage of Matomo- cookies is based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of users’ behavior in order to optimise the web offer.
If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case an opt-out cookie will be placed in your browser that prevents Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies this will include the Matomo opt-out cookie and the opt-out will have to be activated again when you are visiting our site the next time.
2.3 Plugins und Tools
This site uses via an application programming interface, a so-called API, the cartographic service Google Maps. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to make use of the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is generally transferred to and stored by a server of Google in the USA The provider of this site has no influence on the transfer of this data.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of a visually attractive display of our online services and in order to find us more easily on the places indicated on our web site. This is a legitimate interest in the meaning of Article 6 (19 (f) GDPR.