Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff

DATA PROTECTION

The personal data of the visitors of this website are exclusively collected and processed in accordance with the rules of the data protection law of the Federal Republic of Germany as laid down in the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Teleservices Act (TMG).

1. Name and contact data of the person responsible for the processing as well as of the Data Protection Officer of the company

This data protection information applies for the data processing by:

Company responsible: Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff Patentanwälte PartGmbB (in the following: Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff), Schweigerstraße 2, D-81541 Munich, Germany, e-mail: wuesthoff(at)wuesthoff.de, Phone: +49(0)89 621 800-0, Fax: +49(0)89 621 800-15

The operative Data Protection Officer at Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff can be reached at the above address, to the attention of Mr. Axel Katérle, respectively under katerle(at)wuesthoff.de.

2. Capturing and storing of personal data as well as nature and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website
When entering our website www.wuesthoff.de information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser employed at your terminal. Said information is temporarily stored in a so-called log-file. The following information is captured without your intervention and is stored until the automated erasure:
    •    IP address of the requesting computer,
    •    Date and time of the access,
    •    Name and URL of the file retrieved,
    •    Website from which the access occurs (Referrer-URL),
    •    Browser used and, where appropriate, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.
    •    Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
    •    Content of the request (concrete page)
    •    Access state/HTTP-status code
    •    Amount of data each time transferred
    •    Operating system and its surface
    •    Language and version of browser software.
The cited data is processed by us with respect to the following purposes:
    •    Guarantee of a smooth connection set-up of the website,
    •    Guarantee of a comfortable use of our website,
    •    Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
    •    for further administrative purposes.
The legal basis for the processing of data is derived from Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. f DSGVO [GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation]. Our legitimate interest for the capturing of data results from the above listed purposes. In no event we use the captured data for the purpose to draw conclusions with regard to your person.
Furthermore, we place/use cookies when visiting our website as well as analysis services.  Further explanations can be gathered under point 4 and 5 of said data protection declaration.
b) When using our contact form
In case of questions of any kind we offer the possibility to get in contact with us via a form provided on the website. The indication of a valid e-mail address, your last name with first name as well as an address is required so that we know from whom said inquiry comes from in order to respond to the same. Further indications can be made on a voluntary basis.
The processing of data for the purpose of getting into contact with us occurs according to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.
The personal data captured for the use of the contact form is automatically erased after completion of your request.

3. Disclosure of data

A transmission of your personal data to third parties other than the following purposes listed does not occur.
We submit your personal data to third parties only
    •    if you have explicitly given consent thereto according to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. f DSGVO,
    •    if the submission according to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding and legitimate interest in the non-submission of your data,
    •    in the event that there is a legal obligation for submission according to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. c DSGVO as well as
    •    that it is permitted by law and is necessary according to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. b for the settlement of contractual relationships with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. It hereby refers to small text files which are automatically created by your browser and which are stored on your terminal (laptop, tablet, smartphone or the like) if you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your terminal, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.
In the cookie information is included, which results in connection with the specifically used terminal. This, however, does not mean that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity.
The use of cookies on the one hand serves to use our offer more comfortably. We place so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically erased when leaving our website.
Furthermore, for optimization of the user-friendliness we use persistent cookies which are stored for a certain specified period of time on your terminal. In the event that you visit our website again in order the make use of our services it is automatically recognized that you have already visited our website and which inputs and settings were done by you in order to not enter the same once again.
On the other hand we use cookies to statistically capture the use of our website and to evaluate the same for the purpose of optimization of our offer for you (see point 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already visited our website when entering our website again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a respectively defined time.
The data processed by cookies is necessary for the cited purposes for protection of our legitimate interests as well as of those of third parties according to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser such that no cookies are stored on your computer or that a note appears always prior to creation of a new cookie. The complete deactivation of cookies can lead to the circumstance that not all functions of our website can be used.

5. Tools for analysis

The tracking measures listed in the following used by us are performed on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. f DSGVO. With said tracking measures used we like to guarantee a needs-based design and the constant optimization of our website. On the other hand we use these tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate the same for the purpose of optimization of our offer to you. These interests are to be anticipated as legitimate in the sense of the pre-mentioned regulation.
The respective purposes of processing of data and categories of data can be derived from the respective tracking tools.
i) Google Analytics
For the purpose of the needs-based design and continuous optimization of the pages of our website we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; in the following: “Google”). In this context pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies (see point 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website like
    •    type/version of browser,
    •    operating system used,
    •    Referrer-URL (previously visited website),
    •    host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
    •    time of the server request
will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Said information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to render services relating to the website activity and the internet usage for the purpose of market analysis and needs-based design of these internet pages. Said information may be transmitted to third parties where appropriate in case this is prescribed by law or inasmuch as third parties process this data on order. In no case your IP address is associated with any other data held by Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an allocation is not possible (IP-Masking). You may refuse the installation of cookies by the respective setting of your browser software; however please note, that in this case not all functions of this website may entirely be used.
You may furthermore prevent the capture of data generated by the cookie and referring to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing a Browser Add-on for your current web browser: (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
As an alternative for the Browser Add-on, in particular for browsers on mobile terminals, you can further prevent the capture of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the future capture of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is filed on your device. In case you delete the cookies in this browser you need to set the opt-out cookie again.
Further information concerning data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Helpdesk (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).
Data protection authorities require a conclusion of a contract data processing agreement for the permissible use of Google Analytics. Such a template is offered by Google under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.pdf.

6. Social Media Plug-Ins

On the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. f DSGVO we use components of the network LinkedIn on our website to make our office more known. The resulting advertising purpose is anticipated to constitute a legitimate interest in the sense of the DSGVO. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Responsibility for the data protection conform operation is to be guaranteed by the provider. With each single call of our website which is provided with such a component, said component causes the browser used by you to download a respective presentation of the component of LinkedIn.
By this action LinkedIn is notified which concrete site of our web presence is actually visited. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend-Button” while you are logged in into your LinkedIn account you may link the contents of our pages of our website to your LinkedIn profile. By this, LinkedIn is in the position to attribute the visit of our pages of our website to your LinkedIn user account. We have neither influence on the data captured by LinkedIn nor the amount of data captured by LinkedIn. We have also no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn. Details for the capture of data by LinkedIn as well as concerning your rights and opt-out possibilities can be derived from the data protection notices of LinkedIn. These indications can be found under http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

8. Rights of the persons affected

You have the right:
    •    according to Article 15 DSGVO to request information about the personal data processed by us. In particular you may request information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of the personal data concerned, the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, the period for which the data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification, erasure, restriction of processing of personal data or to object to such processing; the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; where the personal data is not collected by us, any available information as to its source; the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, meaningful information to its details where appropriate;
    •    according to Article 16 DSGVO to immediately request the rectification of inaccurate or completion of personal data stored with us;
    •    according to Article 17 DSGVO to request the erasure of your personal data stored with us, inasmuch the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of speech and information, to comply with legal obligations, due to reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
    •    according to Article 18 DSGVO to request the restriction of processing of your personal data, inasmuch the accuracy of data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, you oppose its erasure and we do no longer need the data, but it is required by you for establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or you file an opposition against the processing according to Article 21 DSGVO;
    •    according to Article 20 DSGVO to request to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request the transmission to another representative;
    •    according to Article 7 Paragraph 3 DSGVO to withdraw your given consent at any time. This has the consequence that we are not allowed to continue the data processing which was based the consent in the future and
    •    according to Article 77 DSGVO to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule you may contact the supervisory authority of your habitual place or work place or our office.

9. Right of objection

In the event that your personal data is processed on basis of legitimate interests according to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Page 1 lit. f DSGVO you are entitled to the right to file an opposition against the processing of your personal data inasmuch grounds are present which result from your personal situation or the opposition is directed against direct advertisement. In the latter you have a general right to objection which is implemented by us without indication of a special situation.
In case that you want to make use of your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to wuesthoff(at)wuesthoff.de is sufficient.

10. Security of data

During visiting of our website we use the commonly known SSL method (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption which is supported by your browser. As a rule it refers to a 256-Bit encryption. In the event that your browser does not support a 256-Bit encryption we refer to a 128-Bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our web presence is transmitted encrypted can be recognized by the closed representation of the key – respectively lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. Furthermore, we use suitable technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulations, partial or entire loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are constantly improved according to the most recent technological development.

11. Actuality and amendment of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid as per version of May 2018.
By the further development of our website and offers about it or due to changed legal respectively official instructions it may be necessary to change this data protection declaration. The currently valid data protection declaration is available on our website under https://www.wuesthoff.de/datenschutz/ and can be retrieved and printed out by you at any time.