Data Protection / Legal Disclaimer


The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.


The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.



The responsible body for data processing on this website according to Art. 4. (7) GDPR. Is:


ERNICKE Patent-und Rechtsanwälte PartmbB

Beim Glaspalast 1

86153 Augsburg

Telephone: +49 (0) 821 568 99-0




We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Johannes Ernicke
Beim Glaspalast 1
86153 Augsburg

Telephone: +49 821 56899 0



As a data subject, you have the following rights against us regarding the personal data concerning you:

– Right to information (Art.15 GDPR),

– Right to rectification (Art.16 GDPR),

– Right to erasure (Art.17 GDPR),

– Right to limit processing (Art.18 GDPR),

– Right to data transferability (Art.20 GDPR),

– Right to object to the processing (Art.21 GDPR).


If you believe that we are processing your personal data unlawfully, you also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the data processing in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR.

The competent supervisory authority is the

Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision (BayLDA)
Promenade 18
91522 Ansbach

Phone: +49 (0) 981 180093-0
Fax: +49 (0) 981 180093-800



We collect some of the data to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

Your data will only be processed if one of the legal bases mentioned in Art. 6 (1) GDPR applies, in particular, if

– you have consented to the processing for one or more specific purposes (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR)

– the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or if the processing is necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures taken in response to your request (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) or

– the processing is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the controller or of a third party, except where such interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject require the protection of personal data to be safeguarded, in particular where the data subject is a child (Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO).

Concrete information regarding the relevant legal basis in each case and further explanations regarding the data collected or the storage period, we provided in the privacy policy at the individual processing activities.



If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. We will also state the specified criteria for the storage period.



We delete your personal data as soon as the purpose no longer applies and storage is no longer necessary. In addition, the statutory retention and storage periods apply.



Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent (Art.6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can revoke the consent you have already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

So far as we base the processing of your personal data on the weighing of interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, you can object to the processing.

You can inform us of your revocation or objection by sending us an informal message by e-mail to




If you use our website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, as the processing of your personal data is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security.



When you use our website, so-called cookies are stored on your computer in addition to the aforementioned data. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope, and function of which are explained below:

– Transient cookies (see b)

– Persistent cookies (see c).

  1. b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These cookies store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the shared session. This enables your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
  2. c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you have requested are stored pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. As website operators, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

The website uses Borlabs cookie, which sets a technically necessary cookie in the sense of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (borlabs-cookie) to store your cookie consents. If you wish to revoke these consents, simply delete the cookie in your browser. Borlabs cookie does not process any personal data. Contact details of the provider: Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg



When you contact us by e-mail or via our contact form, we process the data you provide (including e-mail address, name, telephone number if applicable, and reason for your request) for the purpose of processing and handling your contact request. This is done within the framework of a contractual or pre-contractual relationship on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR or, for other inquiries, based on a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.



Via our property rights portal, we can provide you with your data, overviews, and documents that you can access and download. Furthermore, you also have the possibility to

– submit documents and store them directly in your file,

– fill out forms and

– make an evaluation of your intellectual property rights.

The personal data provided by you in this context, such as name, e-mail address and documents that you upload will be stored and further processed by us on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR to fulfill the contract or on the basis of your consent as defined in Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.




This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Due to the data transfer and storage in the USA, there is a possibility of access for state authorities. Google may combine this data with your other usage data, such as search history, personal accounts, usage data of your devices, and any other data Google has about you. We have no influence on this.

We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. With the help of the statistics obtained, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. In addition, Google uses the collected data for its own purposes and therefore does not act as our processor.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.



We have activated the IP anonymization function (extension “_anonymizeIp()”) on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator.



You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that doing so may mean you will not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:



You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected during future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

More information about how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy:



This website uses Google Analytics demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Objection of data collection”.



This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The data transfer takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in, or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you have to log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research, and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

We use Google Maps to display interactive maps directly on the website and to make the map function convenient to use by allowing you to easily find the places we indicate on the website. The legal basis for the use of Google Maps is your given consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

In addition, we point out on our website the possibility of giving us a rating on Google Maps. To be able to read the already existing ratings and fill out the rating form, you will be redirected directly to the Google Maps page. We do not process any personal data in this context, as Google is solely responsible for processing your data. You can find further information about this at

More information about the handling of user data and your rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Google’s privacy policy:


On our website, we link to our company site on the social networks Xing and LinkedIn. In this context, we do not use social media plug-ins. By clicking on the links you will be redirected to the respective platform. We do not process personal data in this context. We have no influence on the data processing of the providers. Information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the provider, as well as on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy, can be found in their data protection declarations:

  1. a) Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE;
  2. b) LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA;


For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of your browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint’s obligation to send advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested. The operators of the site expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as through spam e-mails.