Privacy policy

Durm Patentanwälte PartG mbB (in the following: ”Durm“) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We process your personal data only in accordance with this privacy policy and the relevant statutory provisions, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as ”GDPR“).

The following privacy policy applies to the processing of your personal data when using our website (hereinafter referred to as “website“).


1. Use of our offers

1.1 General information about the use of our website

When using our website, we process such personal data that your browser transmits to our server. These include the IP address, date and time of the request, Greenwich mean time (GMT) time zone difference, content of the request (the concrete page), the access status or HTTP status code, the amount of data transmitted, the website from which the requirement comes, the browser used, the operating system and its interface as well as language and version of the browser software. Processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. The processing of the data enables the presentation of our website and serves in particular to ensure its stability and security.


1.2. Google Analytics

On our websites, we use Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIp”, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (in the following: ”Google“). As a result, IP addresses of Google are processed further in a shortened form within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be forwarded to a Google server in the US and shortened there. A personal reference can thus be excluded. Insofar as the data collected about you is assigned a personal reference, it will be immediately excluded and the personal data will be deleted immediately.

The legal basis for our use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. On our behalf, Google will use the data obtained to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website usage and internet usage. The purpose of the processing is to analyze and optimize our website.

You can prevent the storage of cookies through appropriate settings in your browser, for example by generally deactivating the automatic setting of cookies. In this case, functions of this website may no longer be used properly.

In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as their transmission to and processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

For more information about Google’s data collection and processing, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at


1.3 Social Media

We do not use social media plug-ins. However, at various points on our website, we offer you the opportunity to visit our social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, XING and LinkedIn. If you click on the respective logo or the name of a social network, you will be forwarded via a link to our respective website.

Before you click on the respective logos or links, no personal data will be transmitted to the social networks. The possibility of personal data being transmitted to and processed by the respective social network only exists from the moment you click on the logo on our website and are forwarded to the social network website. In particular, if you are logged in with your respective social media account at the time of forwarding, personal data processing will occur. In addition, however, data – such as your IP address – can be processed if you do not have a social media account.

We have no influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full extent of data collection, the purpose of the processing, the retention periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the collected data by the respective social network.


1.4 Integration of Google Maps

On this website, we use the service of Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and allows you to conveniently use the map feature. By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data referred to in point 1.1 of this declaration will be transmitted. This happens regardless of whether you have a Google user account or  are logged in to this user account. When you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish the association with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or tailor-made website design. Such an evaluation will be carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the formation of these user profiles, and you must get in touch with Google to exercise this right.

For more information on the purpose and scope of Google’s data collection and processing, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy. You can also find more information about your rights and privacy settings here: . Google also processes your personal information in the United States and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Framework.

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. It serves to optimize our offer.


1.5 Contact by e-mail or facsimile

When you contact us by e-mail or facsimile, the information you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number if applicable) will be stored by us to answer your questions. We delete the data that arises in this context after the storage is no longer required, or limit the processing if there are statutory retention requirements.

The same applies if you use our contact form. All you need to do to contact us is to provide your name and e-mail address. Further information – such as your company and telephone number – are optional. Data that you enter in our contact form will be exchanged in an encrypted form (SSL) between your browser and our server.

Processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. It is exclusively for processing and answering your request.


2. Disclosure of data

We only pass on the personal data we collect to third parties if this is justified by data protection law. Concrete information on scope and recipients can be found in the above provisions. Incidentally, we only disclose your personal information to other companies and individuals whom we have assigned to perform individual tasks and services for us. The disclosure of your personal data to these companies is limited to what is necessary to carry out their work. These companies are, as it were, bound by the data protection regulations, have been carefully selected by us and are regularly monitored by us. In addition, we only pass on your personal data to third parties insofar as we are legally obliged to do so or are obliged by court order.


3. Data security

To protect your personal information, we take steps to protect your information from unauthorized access, loss, misuse or destruction. We point out, however, that the transmission of data on the Internet (e.g. in the case of communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

Personal data will only be stored for the period required to achieve the purpose of the storage or as provided by law. Accordingly, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted when the storage purpose no longer applies or a statutory period expires.


4. Your rights / contact

You have the following rights to Durm regarding your personal data collected by us:

Right to information

Right to rectification or cancellation

Right to restriction of processing

Right to object to the processing

Right to data portability.

If you have given consent to the processing of your personal data, you can revoke it at any time. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests (Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR), you can object to the processing. In the event of such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the case of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and will either discontinue or adapt the data processing or point out to you our compelling legitimate reasons based on which we continue the processing.

Of course, you may object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can inform us about your objection under the following contact details: Durm Patentanwälte PartG mbB, Moltkestraße 45, 76133 Karlsruhe / Germany, Phone: +49 721 83013-0, Fax: +49 721 83013-13, E-Mail:

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

The persons responsible within the meaning of Art. 4 (7) GDPR are the partners of Durm Patentanwälte PartG mbB.