Privacy Policy

Introduction

This privacy policy informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on this website „http://bvk-patent.de“ and “„http://bvk.eu“ by Patentanwälte Bauer • Vorberg •  Kayser Partnerschaft mbB (Deutschland) Holding GmbH (hereinafter called “we” or “us”). We are responsible for all personal data collected on this website, unless this privacy policy provides different information.

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This typically includes your name, e-mail address or telephone number. In addition, however, purely technical that can be traced back to a person must also be regarded as personal data.

Contact details of the data controller:

Patentanwälte
Bauer • Vorberg •  Kayser
Partnerschaft mbB

Goltsteinstr. 87
D-50968 Köln

Tel.: 0211 337756 0
Fax: 0211 337756 77

E-Mail: office@bvk-patent.de

Contact details of our data protection officer:

Nazim Söylemezoglu
Goltsteinstr. 87
D-50968 Köln
E-Mail: privacy@bvk-patent.de

Your Rights

On request, you have the right to obtain free information on your stored personal data. Additionally, you have the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data, the right to obtain a restriction of excessively processing of personal data as well as the right to obtain the erasure of unlawful processed personal data or data which is stored too long (as far as there are no legal obligations to store the data). Furthermore you have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit those data to another controller (right to data portability).

Insofar you have also a right to object in individual processes this is dealt within the description of the individual process.

In order to exercise your rights you can write an e-mail to privacy@bvk-patent.de

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Voluntary Provision of Data

The provision of your personal data on this website is generally neither required by law nor by contract. You are not obliged to disclose personal data on this website, unless we point out the opposite within the frame of the description of a specific data processing activity in this privacy policy. However, the provision of the functions of this website requires the processing of your personal data.

Contacting

When you contact us by e-mail, the information provided by you will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that further questions arise.

Legal Basis

The processing of personal data within the frame of contacting is based on Art 6 lit. f GDPR. According to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR the processing of personal data is lawful if the processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests pursued by us, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal data. Our legitimate interest consists in the provision of this website’s functions [if applicable, enter different interests, i.e. marketing]. You can object to this data processing at any time if there are reasons which exist in your particular situation and which speak against the data processing. In order to do so you can write an e-mail to the data protection officer.

Storage Period

The personal data stored within the scope of establishing contact will be deleted if the request has been completely clarified and it is also not to be expected that the concrete contacting will become relevant again in the future.

Server Logfiles

Each time you access the website, we automatically collect the following technical data, which can also be considered as personal data, as it contains your IP-address:

·      User’s IP address
·      Name of the requested website respectively the data file
·      Date and time of the access
·      Transferred data volume
·      Report of successful retrieval
·      Browser type and version
·      User’s operating system
·      The terminal deviced used by the usre, including MAC address
·      Referrer-URL (the previously visited website)

This data is not combined with any other personal data that you actively provide on the website. We collect server log files for the purpose of administering the website and to be able to recognize and prevent unauthorized access.

Legal Basis

The processing of personal data within the frame of the logfiles is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. According to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR the processing of personal data is lawful if the processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests pursued by us, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal data Our legitimate interest is in the easier administration and the ability to detect and track hacking. You can object to this data processing at any time if there are reasons which exist in your particular situation and which speak against the data processing. In order to do so you can write an e-mail to the data protection officer.

What is an IP address?

The IP address is a worldwide unique sing of numbers which is assigned to each device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, PC) connected to the Internet. The IP address depends on which Internet access your device is currently connected to the Internet. This can be the IP address that your Internet provider has assigned to you, for example, if you are connected to the Internet via your W-LAN at home. It can also be an IP address assigned to you by your mobile phone provider or the IP address of a provider of a public or private W-LAN or other Internet access. In its currently most common form (IPv4), the IP address consists of four number blocks. In most cases, as a private user, you will not use a constant IP address, as this is only temporarily assigned to you by your provider (so-called "dynamic IP address"). With a permanently assigned IP address (so-called "static IP address") a clear assignment of user data is easier in principle. Except for the purpose of tracking unauthorized access to our website, we do not use this data on a personal basis, but only evaluate on an anonymous basis which of our websites are favored, how many accesses are made daily and the like.

Storage Period

The Log Data is automatically deleted after 30 days. We reserve the right to store Log Data longer, if there are facts which suggest that an illegal access has taken place (such as the attempt of hacking or a so-called DOS-attack).