Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our web presence. The protection of personal data is an important issue to us. Therefore, we operate our website (hereinafter the “Website”) particularly in accordance with the applicable legal provisions governing the protection of personal data, in particular those of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG). 

The subject matter of data protection are personal data. Pursuant to Art. 4 (1) General Data Protection Regulation, personal data are individual details relating to the personal or material situation of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number or your IP address, i.e. Information that can be used to identify you personally or other individuals whom such data refer to.

In the following, we inform you about which personal data we collect and how we protect and use your personal data.

The service provider for the purposes of the TMG and the controller within the meaning of the data protection laws is BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB, Prinzregentenplatz 7, 81675 Munich (hereinafter “we”, “us”). These data protection provisions shall apply to the use of the Website.

The following person is in charge of data protection for the controller responsible for processing your personal data:

Thorsten Ewald
Schloßbergstraße 28
38315 Hornburg, Germany

Phone: +49 5334 94 88 467
E-Mail: datenschutz(at) 

To the extent that the Website includes links to websites of third parties or incorporates any content of other websites, we do not have any influence on such websites and are not in a position to review whether other service providers comply with the applicable legal provisions regarding data protection and data security.

We reserve the right to amend this data protection notice at any time with future effect.

Collection, processing and use of your data

The manner and scope of the collection and use of your personal data depends on whether you visit our web presence only for informational purposes to retrieve information or whether you use services offered by us via the Website.

If you use the Website only for informational purposes, i.e. if you have not received any user data for a further use of the Website, you do not login via the Website or otherwise transmit information to us, we collect and use only those data related to communication and use that are automatically transmitted to us by your browser to enable you to visit the Website, such as:

  • IP address (with the proviso that the last two octets are set to 0),
  • type of browser,
  • operating system,
  • the data volume transferred and the message whether the access/retrieval was successful,
  • date and time of the page view,
  • the page viewed or, respectively, the name of the retrieved file,
  • language setting of the browser.

We collect and use these data in case of a visit for merely informational purposes only in a non-personal form. This is done to enable you to use the web pages visited by you in the first place, to gather statistical information and to improve our internet presence. We store your abbreviated IP address only for the duration of your visit to the site; we do not conduct an individual/personal evaluation of your data.

In addition to the merely informational use of the Website, we offer various services via our website, such as password-protected areas for "BARDEHLE PAGENBERG’s file manager" and IP Academy, a contact form as well as a subscription for our newsletter. To use these services, it is required that you provide further personal data. For example, we need your e-mail-address to contact you. In each case, the collection and use of your personal data occurs only for the purpose of providing the service requested by you. 

Our newsletter includes current information on our company as well as on developments in the area of IP law, industry news and events. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for subscribing to our newsletter. This means that we will send you a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address provided by you; in this confirmation e-mail, we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm this within 24 hours, your subscription to the newsletter will be deleted automatically. If you confirm your wish to receive the newsletter, we store your e-mail address as well as your IP address at the point in time of your subscription and confirmation until you unsubscribe the newsletter. This may be done at any time also by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail, by e-mail to unsubscribe-newsletter(at) or via the other channels of communication to us.

When collecting your data, we will inform you about the purpose, the legal basis, and the period for which data will be stored in connection with the respective collection of data in accordance with the requirements from Art. 13 GDPR.


We use cookies to collect and store data. Cookies are small data files that your browser places on your computer or device. A distinction is particularly made between “temporary” and “persistent” cookies: 

Temporary cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. This includes, but is not limited to, session cookies, which store a session ID allowing various browser requests to be linked to a common session. Session cookies are deleted when you log off or close the browser. 

Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a given period, which varies from cookie to cookie. You may delete the cookie at any time using your browser’s security settings. 

If you do not want us to recognise your computer, please configure your browser accordingly so that all cookies are blocked or are deleted from your hard drive or your mobile device, or so that you receive a warning message before a cookie is stored. Information on this is available at:

The following cookies are used on this website:

  • _cb-enabled
    Information about the user’s confirmation of the use of cookies via the cookie bar
    Expiration date: 1 year (persistent cookie),
  • _rlmp_language_detection_languageSelected
    Purpose: Information regarding the language version of the website to which a user was forwarded based on his browser language
    Expiration date: less than 1 day (persistent cookie)
    Purpose: Use of TYPO3, frontend
    Expiration date: Session cookie (temporary cookie),
  • fe_typo_user
    Purpose: Use of TYPO3, frontend IP Academy
    Expiration date: Session cookie (temporary cookie).

We do not use third-party cookies for statistical purposes or for tracking your personal use of our website (e.g. no Google Analytics). All embedded links to our YouTube or vimeo content are set to "no cookies" / "no follow".

In addition, in the case of use of third-party content via our website, e.g. links, third-party providers may use additional cookies to which we are unable to draw your attention. If you wish to avoid this, please use the settings on your browser as mentioned above to delete cookies and change the settings relating to the storage and processing of cookies by your browser.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

We transfer the data that you provide us for one of the purpose set out above to service providers carefully selected by us which were commissioned by us to perform certain tasks (such as technical service providers for our Website). In connection with their maintenance and support task, these service providers may have access to personal data, but are not allowed to use them for other purposes. In addition, they are obliged to treat the information in accordance with this privacy policy as well as the applicable statutory provisions.

Personal data are transferred to government institutions and authorities in accordance with statutory provisions, for example if this is necessary in the case of attacks on our IT and network infrastructure or on the implemented technical and organisational data security concept for prosecution or law enforcement purposes.

In all other cases, we will inform you when personal information has to be forwarded to third parties in order to provide you with the possibility to give your consent.


Information you send us via the Website (such as contact form, newsletter subscription) are encrypted SSL and are therefore not visible for third parties.

Links to social networks

On our website, “social network buttons” are implemented providing links to the social networks of Facebook, Google, Twitter, XING and LinkedIn. By a mouse click on one of the buttons, you will first be forwarded to a login page of the respective social network, if you are not yet logged in there at the time of the mouse click. Via the link, at the same time the URL of that website is transmitted to the social network by us, which is to be recommended in the social network. The recommendation of this website still has to be confirmed by you in the social network with a mouse click to the respective release button.

In the event that you are already logged in to the respective social network at the point in time of the mouse click on one of our social network buttons, the social network will be able already with the mouse click to the button to collect data about you and may in particular identify from which website you are coming, even if eventually you should not confirm the recommended website in the social network. If you do not wish that a social network collects data about you in the manner described above, you have to log out of the respective social network before a mouse click on one of our social network buttons.

For additional details regarding the data protection in the social networks linked on our web pages, we recommend to regularly consult the current privacy statements of the operators of the respective social networks in each case:

Notice regarding Facebook

When visiting our Facebook page, Facebook’s data protection information regarding what is referred to as Page Insights must also be considered. Thus, personal data is processed by Facebook and our firm as joint controllers (pursuant to Sec. 26 GDPR). See also

Embedding of videos

We are embedding videos in the website that are stored on the platforms of the operators YouTube (“YouTube”, and vimeo (“Vimeo”,, respectively.

YouTube videos are embedded on our Website in the “enhanced privacy mode”. According to YouTube, this means that data about you will only be transferred to YouTube if you play the video by activating the play function. However, we have no influence on, and also no detailed knowledge of, the point in time, content and extent of this data transmission, since the connection is made directly between your browser and the operator's platform, and also irrespective of whether you are logged in or registered there at this point in time. If you are viewing a page on which a Vimeo video is embedded, such data transmission between your browser and the platform of the operator may also possibly occur; however, the exact point in time, extent and content of the transmitted data is equally unknown to us. 

In the event that at the time of activating the play function you are logged in at one of the operators, it is our understanding that the page view and the utilization of the video will be assigned to your user profile there. In order to avoid such an assignment, please log off from YouTube or Vimeo, respectively, before viewing the videos on our web pages.

For further details, we recommend to regularly consult the current privacy statements of the two following platform operators:

Data security

We maintain technical and organizational measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect personal data against risks in data transmission as well as to prevent third parties from gaining knowledge of personal data. The measures are updated to comply with the state of the art.

Your Rights

You have the right to

  1. obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are processed and, where that is the case, you have the right to information on these personal data and the information listed in detail in Art. 15 GDPR.
  2. obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and have incomplete personal data completed where required (Art. 16 GDPR).
  3. obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay where one of the grounds listed in detail in Art. 17 GDPR, for example where the data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected (“right to be forgotten”).
  4. obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the preconditions listed in Art. 18 GDPR is met, for example if the concerned person has objected to the processing, for the period of verification by the controller.
  5. to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning you. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller is able to demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the concerned person or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims (Art. 21 GDPR).
  6. Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR (Art. 77 GDPR). You may assert this right with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

    In Bavaria, the competent supervisory authority is:

    Data Protection Authority of Bavaria for the Private Sector (BayLDA)
    Promenade 27
    91522 Ansbach, Germany

If you wish to receive information about your personal data and their correction or deletion, respectively, or if you have any further questions regarding the personal data you provided, please contact us via e-mail at datenschutz(at) or via the contact options stated in our Imprint' section.