Thank you for your interest in Frohwitter Intellectual Property Counsellors. As a matter of course the confident handling and protection of all provided information including your personal data is of great importance for us. Therefore we also operate our non-interactive Website in accordance with the applicable legal provisions governing the protection of personal data, in particular those of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Data Protection Act and of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG).
In case of any question to our processing of digital footprint and/or personal information we kindly ask you to contact our data protection officer at:
Frohwitter Patent- und Rechtsanwälte
Tel.: +49 89 99 80 90
Fax: +49 89 99 80 955
When visiting our Website your digital footprint consisting of:
is processed by our Website hosting provider only for:
Basis for the above listed processing of personal data is Art. 6, para. 1, s. 1 lit. f of GDPR. In no case we process your digital footprint for conclusions to identify your individual personal information. You generally can view our website without providing us with personal information. Our hosting provider may collect further by the help of cookies, for example, only information about the type of device you use, your general geographic location as indicated by your IP address, the web pages you view immediately before and after you access the website. Your digital footprint data will not be used by FROHWITTER to interact with you or third parties.
"Personal information" is any information that can be used to identify you personally or that we can link to you. Please note, that we collect your personal information only when provided to us voluntarily. We may automatically collect and process personal information only to our internal patent management system (PatOrg) when you communicate with us via email or other channels like postal mail, Fax or telephone. The information you provide may include your name, contact information, title, information about the organization with which you are affiliated, phone and fax number, postal and e-mail address.
We may receive information about you from other sources, including third parties that help us: update, expand, and analyse our records; identify new clients, applicants, and/or inventors; or prevent or detect fraud. We may also receive information about you from social media platforms including but not limited to when you interact with us on those platforms. The information we may receive is governed by the privacy settings, policies, and/or procedures of the applicable social media platform, and we encourage you to review them.
Precise location information
When you access the Digital Services via a mobile device, we may collect precise location information if you permit the Digital Services to access such information. We use this information to provide you with content based on your location and your proximity to our office.
Use of Personal Information
We may use the personal information we collect:
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise share information that reasonably identifies you or your organization with unaffiliated entities for their independent use except with your prior permission. We may share information that does not reasonably identify you or your organization as permitted by applicable law.
Protection and Storage of Personal Information
We deploy administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to comply with applicable legal requirements and safeguard the information provided with. This includes, when required or appropriate and feasible, obtaining written assurances from third parties that may access your data that they will protect the data with safeguards designed to provide a level of protection equivalent to that adopted by FROHWITTER.
However, no information system can be 100% secure. So, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to us over networks that we do not control, including the internet and wireless networks.
We retain the personal information provided no longer than as reasonably necessary to fulfil all the services on your behalf and to comply with our legal obligations.
We encourage you to contact us to update or correct your personal information if it changes or if you believe that any information that we have collected about you is inaccurate. You can also ask us to see what personal information we hold about you, to erase your personal information and you may tell us if you object to our use of your personal information.