privacy policy

General information

We, patent attorneys TER MEER STEINMEISTER & PARTNER PATENTANWÄLTE mbB, provide the website This privacy policy sets out how we process your personal information when you visit our website.

This privacy policy only refers to our website. The website may contain links to third-party providers. If you use such links you will leave our website. Please note that the following affects our website only.

The personal data collected when you are using our website is processed exclusively within the set legal framework or with your consent. The term personal data is defined as any information which identifies you as a person or which can be traced back to you. Apart from your name and your email address this also includes your IP address.

This information concerns the current use of your personal data. It has been in force since May 25, 2018. On occasion we will update this information depending on the development of our website and of technical or legal requirements. A clear and clearly visible notification on our website will alert you of such changes for some time after they were made.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

The personal data collected on our website is generally not transferred to third parties unless legally admissible.

The transfer to and use by our IT service provider hosting this website on our behalf is not considered to be a transfer to a “third party”. Our processor acts as a vicarious agent and is not a third party under Art. 4 No. 10 GDPR.

The main legal exceptions are:

– The transfer is necessary to fulfil a contract with you or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract (Art. 6, para. 1 lit. b) GDPR).

– You have given us consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR).

– Processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests, and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest not to transfer your data (Art. 6, para. 1 lit. f) GDPR).

– Processing is necessary for our compliance with a legal obligation (Art. 6, para. 1 lit. c) GDPR).

Logging access data

When you open our website, the following personal data are transferred to our web server and saved in a log file:

– IP number of the device used to open the website

– time the website was accessed

– data volume transferred to your device

– files accessed on the homepage

– URL of the website/homepage from which you were directed to our website

– information on your browser (type and version)

– information on the operating system and version that you use

Retrieval and use of these data are based our legitimate interest (Art. 6, para. 1, lit. f) GDPR) to present the website within the specifications of your device/browser and/or to analyse and investigate any attacks on our IT.

Any use beyond that only serves a statistical purpose and is anonymised. After the data have been anonymised you are no longer identifiable.

The log files are saved for 60 days and then deleted unless they have to be exceptionally stored for longer to track an identified attack.

The anonymised data retrieved from the protocol log are no longer personal data. These are used for statistical purposes to improve the website and at most passed on to agencies that we commission to improve the website.


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Your rights as a data subject

As a user of our website you have the right to request free information on the data we have saved on you. You may resubmit your request at reasonable intervals. You may also demand the correction of erroneous data and prohibit or limit the use of your personal data.

If the personal data you provided have been saved, you have the right to obtain the same (right to data portability).

If you suspect that personal data was unlawfully processed, you can file a complaint with the competent supervisory agency.

If you request information on the personal data gathered during the use of our website, we will typically need the IP address used to access the website. There is an exception for data that you transferred using your name or email address.

Deleting data

If your request does not collide with our legal obligation to store data, you may demand your personal data to be deleted. If the deletion is impossible, because the data are needed for legal reasons, data processing is limited. In that case the data will be locked and not used for means other than those available under the law.

Right to refuse

As a user of our website the law allows you to refuse the processing of your personal data at any time. Please note that this will mean that you can no longer use our website because no website can be run on the World Wide Web without processing personal data (see paragraph on log files above).

Contact us

If you have questions concerning this information or our use of your personal data, please contact us or our data protection official directly. Our external data protection official is Dominik Fünkner, Proliance GmbH, Leopoldstraße 21, 80802 Munich, Germany (

Patent Attorneys
Ter Meer Steinmeister & Partner Patentanwälte mbB
Munich Office
Nymphenburger Straße. 4,
Access via Dachauer Straße 63,
D-80335 Munich
Telephone: +49 - 89 - 7298960-0
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