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1. Name and contact details of the data controller and of the company data protection officer

This privacy policy applies to data processing by Stefan Pfister, PFISTER & PFISTER Patent- & Rechtsanwälte:

Stefan Pfister, PFISTER & PFISTER Patent- & Rechtsanwälte (hereinafter: PFISTER),

Hallhof 6-7, 87700 Memmingen, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)8331/2412
Fax: +49 (0)8331/2407

PFISTER's operational data protection officer can be contacted under the above address or at respectively.

2. Collection and storage of personal data and type and purpose of their use

Whenever you visit our website, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends data to the server of our website. This data is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following data is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:
- IP address of the requesting computer,
- Date and time of access,
- Name and URL of the accessed file,
- Website from which access is made (Referrer URL),
- The used browser type and version and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The above data will be processed by us for the following purposes
- Ensuring a smooth connection setup of our website,
- Ensuring comfortable use of our website,
- Evaluation of system safety and stability as well as
- For other administrative purposes

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for the collection of data. Under no circumstances we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services whenever you visit our website. For further details on this, please refer to sections 4. and 5. of this privacy policy.

3. Disclosure of Data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for other purposes than those listed below.

We will only share your personal data with third parties if:
- You have given your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO,
- The disclosure according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
- In the event that there is a legal obligation to share data according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. c DSGVO, and
- This is permitted by law and required for the processing of contractual relationships with you according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your terminal device (laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.) whenever you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device and do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie, which results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. This does not mean, however, that we will gain immediate knowledge of your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our services more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our website.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a specific period of time. If you visit our website once again to use our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already visited our website before and which inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our services for you (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have already visited our website when you visit it once again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the above purposes to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can change the setup of your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, if you disable cookies completely, you may not be able to use all the features of our website.

5. Analysis Tools

Tracking tools

We carry out the tracking measures listed below and used by us on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed in line with requirements and continuously optimised. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our services for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as "Google"), for the purpose of demand-oriented design  and continuous optimisation of our website.

In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see section 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as
- Browser type/version,
- used operating system
- Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
- host name
- Time of the server request

is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for market research purposes and to tailor these websites to meet specific needs. This information may also be transmitted to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of third parties. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an allocation is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on available at the following link:

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected in the future when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie only applies to this one browser and only to our website and is placed on your device. If you delete the cookies from your browser, you will need to set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection regarding Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics help (

6. Rights of individuals affected

According to Art. 15 DSGVO you are entitled to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data, unless it has been collected by us, as well as on the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information on its details.

According to Art. 16 DSGVO you have the right to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us.

According to Art. 17 DSGVO you are entitled to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for the compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

According to Art. 18 DSGVO you have the right to demand the restriction of processing your personal data if the accuracy of the data is contested by you, or if the processing is unlawful but you oppose its erasure or if we no longer need the data but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO.  

According to Art. 20 DSGVO you are entitled to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another responsible person.

According to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO you have the right to withdraw your consent once given to us at any time. The withdrawal of your consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

According to Art. 77 DSGVO you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State (EU) of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

7. Right to object

If your personal data is processed on the basis of a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO if there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us regardless of your particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, please send an email to

8. Currency and amendment of this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status of May 2018.

It may be necessary to adjust this privacy policy as a result of the further development of our website and services on it or due to amendments in legal or official requirements. You can call up and print out our current privacy policy at any time on our website under .

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