Internet Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us.

For this reason, we explain below which personal data we process when you visit our website, inform yourself about our services or apply to us.

Which personal data is processed and why?

Visiting our website

When visiting our website, your browser automatically transmits personal data which is required for the smooth retrieval of our website. This information is temporarily stored in server log files. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of your computer or mobile device,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned are processed by us in order to guarantee a smooth connection and a convenient use of our website, to evaluate the system security and stability, as well as for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing follows from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, since the mentioned processing purposes are in our legitimate interest. The data mentioned above will not be used to draw conclusions about your person.

Use of our contact form

When using our contact form, we collect personal data in the form of your name and your contact details. The data are used to assign and answer your enquiry and are therefore processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in smooth communication in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

If you mandate us or enter into another contractual relationship with us, we store the data from the use of the contact form for the duration of our contractual relationships. Otherwise, we will delete your request within three months. If you wish an earlier deletion, please inform us explicitly.


If you apply to us, we will save your data until the application process is completed or, if it is an unsolicited application, for a period of three months. The latter storage period is the result of our efforts to take time to review your documents and to check whether you qualify for us as an employee. If you wish your data to be deleted more quickly, please inform us explicitly.

Disclosure of data to third parties

We do not pass on your data to third parties. Exceptionally, data may be disclosed in the following cases:

  • You have given us your express or implied consent to the transfer.
  • According to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, 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.
  • There is a legal obligation to disclose your data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

The disclosure is required for the fulfilment of our contractual relationship with you pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Record retention periods

We will retain your personal data only for as long as there is a legal basis for processing the data, such as a contractual relationship or our legitimate interest in processing.

As far as we are required to retain personal data for other legally permissible purposes, we restrict the processing of the data to the permitted purposes (e.g. in the case of storage for commercial or tax reasons or for the assertion, exercise and defence of legal claims).

Exercise of your rights

You are entitled to exercise the following rights with regard to the processing of your personal data:

  • Right to information according to Art. 15 DSGVO
  • Right to correction according to Art. 16 DSGVO
  • Right to deletion of personal data according to Art. 17 DSGVO
  • Right to limitation of processing according to Art. 18 DSGVO
  • Right to data transferability according to Art. 20 DSGVO
  • Right to object to the processing according to Art. 21 DSGVO
  • Right of appeal to the supervisory authority according to Art. 77 DSGVO

If we process personal data on the basis of a consent, you can revoke this at any time according to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO without giving reasons. The data processing carried out until the revocation remains effective.

If you wish to exercise one or more of your rights, please contact our data security officer or us directly. You will find the contact details at the end of this data privacy statement.

Responsible for data processing; data security officer

The data processing described is carried out by karo IP Patentanwälte Kahlhöfer Rößler Kreuels PartG mbB. You can reach us under the following contact details:

karo IP Patentanwälte Kahlhöfer Rößler Kreuels PartG mbB
Platz der Ideen 2
40476 Düsseldorf

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact our data security officer Mrs. Janina Albrecht. You can reach the data security officer under the following contact details:

karo IP Patentanwälte Kahlhöfer Rößler Kreuels PartG mbB
- Datenschutzbeauftragte -
Platz der Ideen 2
40476 Düsseldorf