Paul & Albrecht Patentanwaltssozietät

Data protection

Any collection, use or storage of usage data and/or personal data is solely permitted within the legal framework of the data protection regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the following we provide more information on the nature, extent and purpose of any data that may be collected, stored or used.

Data collection and data distribution
Every user access to our website or download of any file published on it is recorded. Such information is solely stored for internal, systems-related and statistical purposes. In particular, the following information is recorded: the name of a downloaded file, the date and time of download, data volume transmitted, notification of successful download, the web browser and the requesting domain. In addition, the IP addresses of the computers accessing the information are recorded. Personal information is only collected if the user of the website and/or client voluntarily provides such information, for instance in the course of making an enquiry, or registering or entering into a contract or about the user’s browser settings. Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are sent when a website is visited and are then stored to the hard drive of the computer of the user of the website and/or client. If the relevant server for our website is visited again by the user of the website and/or client, the browser of the website user and/or client will send the cookie received previously back to the server. The server can evaluate the information received through this procedure in a number of ways. Cookies can, for example, be used to manage advertisements or to simplify navigating a website. The user of the website and/or client can prevent the use of cookies by altering the appropriate local settings of the internet browser installed on his computer, i.e. the program used to open and view webpages (e.g., Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari).

Use and distribution of personal data
Insofar as the users of our website and/or clients have provided any personal information, such information will only be used to respond to enquiries made by the user of the website and/or the client, to process any contracts that have been concluded with the user of the website and/or the client as well as for purposes of technical administration. Personal data will only be transferred to third parties if this is required for the purposes of processing a contract or for invoicing or if the user of the website and/or the client has provided his or her explicit consent. The user of the website and/or client retains the right to revoke any consent he or she has provided for future purposes.

The deletion of stored personal data may occur if the user of the website and/or client has revoked his or her consent, or if the knowledge of this information is no longer required for the purpose for which said information was originally stored, or if the storage of such information becomes inadmissible on other legal grounds. Data for the purpose of invoicing and bookkeeping remain unaffected by any request for deletion.

Right to information
Upon written request submitted to the address provided in the site notice, we will provide users of this website and/or clients with information on any and all personal data that has been stored about said user or client.