1. Information about the collection of personal data

(1) The following provides information about the processing of personal data, which arise during the use of services offered by COHAUSZ & FLORACK. Personal data are all data that are personally identifiable to you, such as your name, address, e-mail addresses, telephone number or user behavior.

(2) The entity responsible pursuant to Art. 4 para. 7 of the Basic EU Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) is COHAUSZ & FLORACK Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Partnergesellschaft mbH, Bleichstrasse 14, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany, represented by Gottfried Schüll, ibid. e-mail:

(3) You can reach our data protection officer by e-mail: or our postal address with the addition "the Data Protection Officer".

The Data Protection Officer
Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Tel.: +49 (0)211-90 490-0
Fax: +49 (0)211-90 490-49


2. Your rights

(1) You have the following rights towards us with regard to personal data concerning you:
•    The right to information
•    The right to correction or deletion
•    The right to limitation of processing
•    The right to object to processing, including in particular processing based on a weighing of interests
•    The right to data transferability
•    The right of withdrawal of consent to processing

(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

(3) The details of these rights can be found in the DSGVO and the BDSG.


3. Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) If you do not agree with the data collection and processing described below when accessing the website from the Internet, please leave this website, do not load any further parts of our website onto your computer and do not contact us by e-mail. This is because data collection and data storage is automatic. The processed data is required for the purposes described below in order to safeguard our legitimate interests and, if applicable, those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

(2) We also process personal data that are collected during a simple visit to our website to improve our Internet offer, in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. Personal data will neither be published by us without authorization nor passed on to third parties without authorization.
When you visit our websites, our web servers temporarily store each access in a log file. The following data are recorded and stored until they are automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer*
  • Date and time of access
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GTM)
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Amount of data transmitted
  • Message whether the retrieval was successful
  • Identification data of the browser and operating system used
  • Internet site from which access is made Content of the request - specific page
  • Access status/http Status code
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software
  • Visited pages (incl. entry and exit page)

(*The IP address is not linked to other data collected. In the system access log file only date, time and IP address are recorded, in case of an attack and its defense).

These data are processed for the purpose of enabling use of the website (connection establishment), system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure and optimization of the Internet offering. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of attacks on the COHAUSZ & FLORACK network infrastructure.
Personal, non-anonymous user profiles are not created. Recital 29 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation refers to the use of user profiles under a pseudonym, provided that the information with which the personal data can be assigned to a specific person is kept separately.

(3) In addition to the data mentioned above, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the location that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. You can set your browser so that the cookies from our site are automatically deleted at the end of a session.

(4) Use of cookies:
a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
•    Transient cookies (see b)
•    Persistent cookies (see c).

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

d) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies, for example. Please note that you then may not be able to use all functions of this website.

The cookie stores information that is related to the specific terminal device used. This does not mean, however, that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain defined period of time. If you visit our site again to make use of our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for website visitors (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been with us when you visit our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can, however, configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, completely disabling cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

4 Use and disclosure of personal data

Your personal data will only be used for the purposes stated in section 1 and to the extent necessary to achieve these purposes.
Personal data will only be transferred to state institutions and authorities within the framework of mandatory legal provisions or in the public interest, in particular if the transfer is necessary for legal or criminal prosecution in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure (Art. 6 para. 1c and d GDPR). Data will not be passed on to third parties for other purposes.

5. consent to further use

In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. To do so, you must generally provide further personal data that we use to provide the respective service, such as in the case of electronic newsletters or forums that require prior registration and further processing of personal data; for example, longer-term storage of e-mail addresses, user IDs and passwords.
Such data will only be used for the purposes stated at the time of collection, which go beyond the fulfillment of our contractual obligations arising from the client relationship and if you have transmitted them to us for this purpose and consented to the processing in advance (Art. 6 para. 1a GDPR).
Special note: You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. Please send your revocation in writing (see above) or by e-mail to our data protection officer e-mail:

6. E-Mail

Personal data that you transmit by e-mail will be stored and used by COHAUSZ & FLORACK to process the e-mail in accordance with the purpose for which it was sent. COHAUSZ & FLORACK does not wish to receive unsolicited advertising or other comparable offers.

Should you wish to contact us by e-mail, we would like to point out that the content of unencrypted e-mails can be viewed by third parties. We therefore recommend sending confidential information by post. Please note that personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored and processed for the purpose of processing your enquiry (see no. 3 above)

7. Sicherheit

COHAUSZ & FLORACK uses technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data managed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons.

8. Links zu Webseiten anderer Anbieter

Our website(s) may contain links to websites of other providers. We would like to point out that this data protection declaration applies exclusively to the website(s) of COHAUSZ & FLORACK. We are not able to influence and do not control that other providers comply with the applicable data protection regulations.

9. Gültigkeit und Aktualität der Datenschutzerklärung

This Data Protection Declaration is dated as of May 2018 and is effective for as long as no updated version replaces it.

Due to the further development of our website or the implementation of new technologies, it may become necessary to change this Data Protection Declaration. COHAUSZ & FLORACK reserves the right to change the Data Protection Declaration at any time with effect for the future. We recommend that you re-read the current Data Protection Statement from time to time.