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Privacy Statement

SCOPE

This privacy statement informs users about how, why and to what extent personalized data is collected and used by the responsible provider KUHNEN & WACKER Intellectual Property Law Firm PartG mbB on this website (called "website" hereinafter).

The legal basis for data protection can be found, inter alia, in the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG), the regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (General Data Protection Regulation) and the German Broadcast Media Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG).

ACESS DATA/SERVER LOG FILES

The provider (or its respective web space provider) collects data relating to each service access (called server log files). Access data include: The name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification regarding the successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously accessed web page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the protocol data for statistical purposes only for the operation, security and improvement of the website. However, the provider reserves the right to review the protocol data at a later time if, due to specific reasons, there are founded suspicions that the service was used illegally.

CONTACT

When the provider is contacted (for example, using the contact form or by email), the data indicated by the user is stored in order to process the request and for any follow-up questions.

EMBEDDING OF THIRD-PARTY SERVICES AND CONTENT

Third-party content, for example, YouTube videos, Google Map data, RSS feeds or graphics of other websites may be embedded on this website. This always requires that the providers of those contents (hereinafter called "third-party providers") detect a user's IP address. Without the IP address they cannot send the contents to the respective user's browser. The IP address is thus required in order to display the contents. We do our best to use only such contents where the respective provider uses the IP address exclusively in order to deliver content. However, we do not have any control in case the third-party providers stores the IP address, for example, for statistical purposes. Where this is known to us, we inform the user.

COOKIES

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store device-specific information on the user's access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). They serve to improve websites' user friendliness and are therefore useful for the user (e.g. by saving log-in data). They also serve to collect statistical data on the website use and to analyze this information in order to improve the website. The user may influence the cookies' use. Most browsers include an option that limits or completely prevents cookies from being saved. However, please bear in mind that the use and in particular the user friendliness without cookies may be limited.

You can manage many online advertisement cookies from companies on the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on the computer of the users, and which help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the user's use of the website are usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the U.S.A.

In case IP anonymization is activated on this website, the user's IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymization is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how users use the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Users can also opt-out from being tracked by Google with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser which is available under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use for advertising as well as settings and the right to opt out can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ ("How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps"), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ("Use of data for advertising purposes"),
http://www.google.de/settings/ads ("Control the information Google uses to show you ads") and
http://www.google.com/ads/preferences ("Control what advertisement Google shows to you").

CORRECTIONS, AMENDMENTS, RIGHTS AND UPDATES

Users have the right to obtain information about any personalized information stored on them on request and at no charge. Users also have the right to have incorrect data corrected or their personalized data locked or deleted where this does not contradict any legal requirements to store such information.

To exercise your rights, please contact Email: datenschutz@kuhnen-wacker.com