PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENT

PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENT OF Haft Karakatsanis Patent Law Office


We, Haft Karakatsanis Patent Law Office, are pleased about your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us.

The collection, processing (including saving, modifying, transferring, blocking and deleting) and use of your data take place in compliance with the applicable provisions of data protection law. Personal data is only collected to the extent necessary under the technical aspect for the purpose of performing our services. In no case will the data collected be sold or unlawfully passed on to third parties for other reasons.

Please find detailed information on the handling of your personal data below.

Scope

This Data Privacy Statement informs users about the type, extent and purposes of the collection, processing and use of their personal data through the responsible provider, Dr. Georgios Karakatsanis, Dietlindenstr. 18, D-80802 Munich, Germany, Tel: +49 89 45345120, Fax:+49 89 45345121, email- info@patent-matters.com. In the event that you avail yourself of third-party services, the data privacy conditions of such third parties shall apply exclusively. We does not check the data protection conditions of third parties.

Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data

Personal data is information by means of which a person is identifiable, in other words, data which can be traced back to a person. Such information includes e.g. the name, the e-mail address or the telephone number. We only collect, use and pass on personal data if permitted by law or if the users agree to the collection of their data, i.e. if they make data available to us voluntarily using the contact form of our website or by e-mail.

You can visit our website without providing personal details. We merely store the access data without personal references, such as for example the name of your Internet service provider, the page from which you visit us or the name of the file requested. This data is evaluated exclusively for the purpose of improving our website and does not allow any conclusion to be drawn about your person. However, if you send us an inquiry using the contact form on our website or by e-mail, you have to provide personal data.

As part of statistical analyses, we collect data in subareas, such as the IP address and other system data. We use this data for statistical evaluations. In the process, this data is anonymized where possible.

Application details

The personal data transmitted to us within the scope of the application procedure will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the applicable data protection provisions.

Cookies

The Internet pages use what is referred to as cookies in several places. These cookies are intended to make our website more user-friendly, efficient and safe. They are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Cookies as such cannot be used to identify the user. The majority of the cookies we use are referred to as session cookies and are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Of course, our website can basically also be used without cookies by setting the www browser so as to reject cookies generally or by informing you when a cookie is being received so that you can decide in each case whether you accept it or not. You can delete cookies that already exist on your computer from your hard disk manually at any time. However, please note that using the website without cookies might only be possible to a limited extent.

Access data/server log files

We and/or our web-space provider collect data about every access to the website (via what is referred to as server log files). This data includes the name of the called website, the file, date and time of the call, the transmitted data volume, the message confirming that retrieval has been successful, the browser type including its version, the user’s operating system, the referrer URL (the previously visited page), the IP address and the requesting provider. We only use the log data for statistical analyses for the purposes of operating, securing and optimizing the website. However, we reserve the right to check the log files afterwards if there are specific reasons to suspect unlawful use.

Incorporation of third-party services and contents

It is possible that contents of third parties (hereinafter referred to as “third-party” providers), such as for example videos or graphics from other websites, are incorporated within this website. This always presupposes that the third-party providers avail of the IP address of the users because they would be unable to send the contents to the browser of the respective user without the IP address.  Thus, the IP address is necessary for the presentation of these contents. We endeavor to use only those contents the providers of which merely use the IP address to deliver the contents. However, we have no influence if a third-party provider saves the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. To the extent that we are aware of such a circumstance, we inform the users about it.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses what is referred to as “cookies”. These are text files which are saved on the user’s computer and allow for an analysis of the use of the website by you. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie with respect to the use of this website by the users is transmitted to and saved by Google on a server in the USA.

In case of activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, however, Google will previously shorten the users’ IP address within member countries of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there.  The IP anonymisation is activated on this website. Google will use this information on our account in order to evaluate the use of this website by the users, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services relating to the usage of the website and the Internet usage to the website provider.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data held by Google. Users can prevent the storage of the cookies by setting their browser software accordingly. However, this offer attracts the users’ attention to the fact that they might not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website.

Furthermore, users can prevent for the future that Google collects and processes data generated by the cookie and related to the use of the website (including their IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin (referred to as deactivation add-on) available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices (e.g. tablets or smartphones), please click this link in order to prevent collection by Google Analytics on this website in future. This will result in the storage of an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again. Click here to learn more about the use of Google Analytics.


We use the open source software Awstats & Webalizer. The intention of these software is to analyze the statistical use of the website. Cookies are used for this purpose. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website is transmitted to our servers and summarized in pseudonymous usage profiles. The information is used to evaluate the utilization of the website and to enable a needs-based design of our website. The information will not be passed on to third parties.


No Liability regarding Compliance with Data Protection by Cooperation Partners

On our pages, we refer to different cooperation partners (hereinafter: “third-party providers”) who, in turn, attract attention to online services and submit offers. These third-party providers regularly have own data protection provisions, and you are kindly requested to obtain information on them. KGP-Law cannot assume any liability in this respect.

Data Security

We process the information collected from you in accordance with the German Data Protection Act. All employees are obliged to comply with data secrecy and the data protection provisions and have been inducted accordingly.

Right of Information and Revocation of Consent

According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you are entitled to cost-free information about your personal data saved with us and, if applicable, to the correction, locking or deletion of this data.

To the extent that the processing of your personal data refers to a consent given by you and not on contractual or statutory legal bases, you are free to revoke your consent to data processing for the future.

Service Responsible for Data Protection

If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, the correction or locking or deletion of data, or the revocation of declarations of consent, please contact us:

Dr. Georgios Karakatsanis, Dietlindenstr. 18, D-80802 Munich, Germany, Tel: +49 89 45345120, Fax:+49 89 45345121, email- info@patent-matters.com.

Updates

We update this Data Privacy Statement from time to time and reserve the right to make changes. Therefore please regularly check whether a new version is available. The date of the last change of this document is shown at the bottom of this page.

 

May 2018