Data protection

1. The name and contact details of the controller and the company data protection officer
This privacy information applies to data processing by: Köllner & Partner mbB, Patentanwälte, hereinafter referred to as Köllner & Partner, Vogelweidstr. 8, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


Phone: +49 (69) 69 59 60 - 0

The company data protection officer can be contacted at the above address, for the attention of Dr. Köllner.

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use
When you access our website, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used on your terminal device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted: IP address of the requesting computer, date and time of the access, name and URL of the accessed file, website from which the access takes place (referrer URL), browser used and if applicable the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider. We process the above-mentioned data for the following purposes: Ensuring a smooth connection of the website, ensuring a comfortable use of our website, evaluation of the system security and stability as well as for other administrative purposes.

Art. 6 I lit. a DSGVO serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DSGVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes the processing of personal data necessary, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DSGVO. The processing of personal data may become necessary to protect vital interests of the person concerned or another natural person, e.g. if a visitor to our company would be injured and his name, age, health insurance details or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. d DSGVO. Processing operations may be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DSGVO if processing operations are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases, if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing operations are permitted in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator, according to which a legitimate interest may be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 DSGVO). If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DSGVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of our employees and our shareholders. Under no circumstances will we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

The provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes the conclusion of a contract requires that a data subject provides us with personal data which must be processed by us. Before the data subject makes personal data available, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.

3. Transfer of data
Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if: you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO, the transfer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data, in the event that the transfer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, as well as this is legally permissible and is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO.

4. Rights of data subjects
You have the right: according to art. 15 of the DSGVO, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may obtain information on the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned duration of storage, the existence of a right of rectification, cancellation, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable to demand meaningful information on the details thereof; in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay; in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer require the data, but you require it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you require it in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO to receive your personal data, which you have made available to us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible party; according to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO to revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue data processing based on this consent in the future and, pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO, to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our office for this purpose.

5. Embedded weblinks
This website may contain links to other websites. Köllner & Partner is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites outside its own website.

6. Protecting the privacy of children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that personal information has been collected from a child under 13, we will have that information deleted from our system

7. Right of objection
If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, if there are reasons for doing so that arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without indicating a special situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to

8. Data security
We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

9. Topicality and amendment of this data protection declaration
This data protection declaration is currently valid and is dated January 2020. Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to amend this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at

10. questions and comments
Köllner & Partner will answer all lawful requests and, if applicable, after correction, modification or deletion of your personal data. If you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices or this privacy statement, please click on "Contact" ( and send us your questions or comments.

11. Data retention
Köllner & Partner will not retain your personal data for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

12. Application procedure
Köllner & Partner collects and processes personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure; the processing can also take place electronically. This is especially the case if an applicant sends application documents to Köllner & Partner electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If an employment relationship is established with the applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in accordance with the legal regulations. If no employment relationship is established, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the person responsible for processing conflict with deletion. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a duty of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

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