privacy statement

Data Protection Notes

The protection of personal data is important to us. Therefore we operate our website “Website”) in compliance with the applicable legal provisions governing the protection of personal data, in particular those of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes – BDSG) and the German Telemedia Protection Act (Telemediengesetzes – TMG). Following the recent changes in the European Data Protection Law, we have revised our standards. In order to explain in a clear and concise language how we use and share personal information, we have also updated our privacy policy.

The subject matter of data protection is personal data. Pursuant to Section 3 (1) BDSG, personal data are individual details relating to the personal or material situation of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or your IP address, which may be used to identify you personally or other individuals to whom the information relates.

In the following,  we inform you about which personal information we collect, how do we protect your information and how do we use it. We treat your personal data always strictly confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection statement.

Data Protection Statement

The service provider within the meaning of the TMG and the responsible body within the meaning of the data protection laws is

Fleuchaus & Gallo Partnership mbB
Patent Attorneys
Munich Office
Steinerstr. 15 / Building A
D-81369 Munich

(hereinafter “we”, “us”). This Privacy Policy applies to the use of the Website.

To the extent that the Website includes links to websites of third parties or incorporates any content of other websites, we do not have any influence on such websites and are not in a position to review whether other service providers comply with the applicable legal provisions regarding data protection and data security.

We reserve the right to amend this data protection notice at any time with future effect.

Collection, processing and use of your data

The manner and scope of the collection and use of your personal data depends on whether you visit our Website only for informational purposes to retrieve information or whether you use services offered by us via the Website.

If you use the Website only for informational purposes, i.e. if you have not received any user data for a further use of the Website, you do not login via the Website or otherwise transmit information to us, we collect and use only those data related to communication and use that are automatically transmitted to us by your browser to enable you to visit the Website, such as:

  • IP address
  • type of browser,
  • operating system,
  • the data volume transferred and the message whether the access/retrieval was successful,
  • date and time of the page view,
  • the page viewed or, respectively, the name of the retrieved file,
  • language setting of the browser.

We collect and use these data in case of a visit for merely informational purposes only in a non-personal form. This is done to enable you to use the web pages visited by you in the first place, to gather statistical information and to improve our internet presence. We store your abbreviated IP address only for the duration of your visit to the site; we do not conduct an individual/personal evaluation of your data.


For the collection and storage of data we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small data packages which we cause your browser to store in your terminal. In this respect, a distinction is made, in particular, between so-called “temporary” and “persistent” cookies:

Temporary cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. This includes, but is not limited to, so-called session cookies that store a so-called session ID which allows linking various requests of your browser to a common session. Session cookies are deleted when you log off or close the browser.

Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a given time period which varies from cookie to cookie. You may delete the cookie at any time in the security settings of your browser.

If you do not want us to recognise your computer, please configure your browser accordingly so that all cookies are deleted from your hard drive or your mobile device, that all cookies are blocked or that you receive a warning message before a cookie is stored.

In addition, in the case of use of third-party content via our website, for example in the case of links, additional cookies of third-party providers may be employed, without us being able to draw your attention to this fact. If you do not wish this, please use the settings of your browser already mentioned above, which enable you to control the storage and processing of cookies by your browser and delete cookies.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

We transfer the data that you provide us for one of the purpose set out above to service providers carefully selected by us which were commissioned by us to perform certain tasks (such as technical service providers for our Website). In connection with their maintenance and support task, these service providers may have access to personal data, but are not allowed to use them for other purposes. In addition, they are obliged to treat the information in accordance with this privacy policy as well as the applicable statutory provisions.

Personal data are transferred to government institutions and authorities in accordance with statutory provisions. In all other cases, we will inform you when personal information has to be forwarded to third parties in order to provide you with the possibility to give your consent.

Google Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics also uses so-called “cookies”, i. e. text files which are stored on your computer and which help analyse how you use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this Website, your IP address is shortened by Google in the member states of the European Union or in other countries which are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to Google servers in the United States and then shortened. On behalf of the operator of this Website, Google will use this information to evaluate your utilisation of the Website, to prepare reports about the activities on the Website and to provide additional services to the operator of the Website related to the utilisation of the Website and the use of the Internet.

You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website. You may also prevent the collection of the data referring to you that are generated by the cookie (including your IP address) in relation to the use of the Website and the subsequent transfer to Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit the Website:

Further information provided by Google on terms and conditions of use as well as on data protection can be found under:

Please note that Google Analytics was expanded by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” on the Website to ensure an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Links to social networks

On our website, “social network buttons” are implemented providing links to the social networks of XING and LinkedIn. By a mouse click on one of the buttons, you will first be forwarded to a login page of the respective social network, if you are not yet logged in there at the time of the mouse click. Via the link, at the same time the URL of that website is transmitted to the social network by us, which is to be recommended in the social network. The recommendation of this website still has to be confirmed by you in the social network with a mouse click to the respective release button.

In the event that you are already logged in to the respective social network at the point in time of the mouse click on one of our social network buttons, the social network will be able already with the mouse click to the button to collect data about you and may in particular identify from which website you are coming, even if eventually you should not confirm the recommended website in the social network. If you do not wish that a social network collects data about you in the manner described above, you have to log out of the respective social network before a mouse click on one of our social network buttons.

For additional details regarding the data protection in the social networks linked on our web pages, we recommend to regularly consult the current privacy statements of the operators of the respective social networks in each case:

Data security

We maintain technical and organizational measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect personal data against risks in data transmission as well as to prevent third parties from gaining knowledge of personal data. The measures are updated to comply with the state of the art.

Information and revocation rights

At your request, we will gladly inform you free of charge if and which personal data about you are stored. Incorrect data will be corrected by us to the best of our knowledge.

If you wish to receive information about your personal data and their correction or deletion, respectively, or if you have any further questions regarding the personal data you provided, please contact us via e-mail at or via the contact options stated in our Imprint section.

Our Social Media Appearances

Data processing through social networks

We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The social networks we use in detail can be found below.

Social networks such as Facebook etc. can usually analyze your user behavior comprehensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or advertising banners). Visiting our social media sites triggers numerous data protection-relevant processing processes. In detail:

If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data collection takes place, for example, via cookies that are stored on your terminal device or by recording your IP address.

With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, interest-related advertising can be displayed inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, interest-related advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are logged in or were logged in.

Please also note that we cannot track all processing on the social media portals. Depending on the provider, the operators of the social media portals may be able to carry out further processing operations. Details on this can be found in the terms of use and data protection regulations of the respective social media portals.

Legal basis

Our social media sites are designed to ensure the widest possible presence on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal bases, which must be stated by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Person responsible and assertion of rights

If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g. LinkedIn), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered by that visit. You can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data transferability and complaint) both against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. against Facebook).

Please note that despite our joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing procedures of the social media portals. Our options are largely based on the corporate policy of the respective provider.

Storage period

The data collected directly by us via the social media presence is deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for its storage no longer applies, you request us to delete, your consent to storage revoke or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

We have no influence on the storage period of your data, which is stored by the operators of the social networks for their own purposes. For details, please contact the social network operators directly (e.g. in their privacy policy, see below).

Social networks in detail

We have a profile at LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies.

If you would like to disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link:

For details on how they handle your personal information, please see LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy: