Privacy Policy

1. Name and contact information for the data controller and the Data Protection Officer

This privacy policy applies to data processing by:

Controller: LINDNER | BLAUMEIER Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (hereinafter: Lindner|Blaumeier), Dr.-Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 23, 90402 Nürnberg, Deutschland, Tel: +49 (0) 911 – 2550 888 – 0, Fax: +49 (0) 911 – 2550 888 – 50, E-Mail:

The Data Protection Officer for Lindner|Blaumeier can be contacted under the aforementioned address, attn.: Jens Wiemeyer, or by e-mail to

2. Collection and Storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of use

We collect and save personal data both when you visit our website or We also collect and save personal data when you provide this information to our office or this information is provided to our office by third parties.  We only collect and save personal data under terms stated below.


  1. Visiting our website

When accessing our webpage or the browser running on your device automatically sends information to the server which hosts our web page. This information is stored temporarily in a log file. The following information is collected automatically and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • the IP address of the device making the request,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the file accessed,
  • the website from which the access takes place (referrer URL),
  • the browser used and, where appropriate, the operating system used by your system and your internet service provider.

This data is processed for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a reliable connection to the webpage
  • ensuring user comfort on the web page
  • analyzing system security and reliability, and
  • further administrative purposes

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above regarding data collection. Under no circumstance will we use the data collected in order to draw conclusions about you.

Furthermore, we also use cookies when you visit our website. More detailed explanations regarding these can be found in section 4 of this privacy policy.


  1. Office Operations

We collect the following information as necessary if you engage us, through your engagement, if we enter into other contractual relationships with you or prepare such relationships (including the processing of applications) or if you are named by our clients or contractual partners as a contact person regarding a contract or case:

  • salutation, first name, last name,
  • a valid e-mail address,
  • address,
  • telephone number (landline and/or mobile)
  • bank account information
  • VAT identification number
  • Information which is necessary for the enforcement and defense of your rights in accordance with to our instructions or fulfilment of a contract, especially your place of residence or nationality

This data is collected

  • in order to identify you as a client, contract partner or contact person;
  • in order to provide you or the client who designated you as a contact person with competent legal advice and representation;
  • in order to facilitate correspondence;
  • for invoicing;
  • in order to handle any liability claims that may exist and to assert any claims against you.

Data processing takes place upon your request or upon the request of a client or a contract partner. The processing is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to facilitate appropriate handling of the case or contract and for the fulfilment of mutual obligations resulting from the letter of engagement or any other agreement. This is in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) litt. b and f GDPR.

Personal data which was collected as part of our instructions is stored until the end of the statutory retention period for attorneys (6 years after the end of the calendar year in which the mandate ended). Personal data may be stored for liability purposes for up to 10 years after the end of our engagement. After this time, the data is deleted unless we are required to retain it under tax or commercial retention and documentation obligations (under, for example, the HGB [German Commercial Code], the StGB [German Criminal Code] or the AO [German Tax Code]) in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. c GDPR or you have consented to further retention in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. a GDPR.

Personal data which was collected in connection with a contract will be deleted after the contract ends or with termination of contract initiation unless we are required to retain it under tax or commercial retention and documentation obligations (under, for example, the HGB [German Commercial Code], the StGB [German Criminal Code] or the AO [German Tax Code]) in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. c GDPR or you have consented to further storage in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. a GDPR. Personal data which was collected together with an application may be stored for six months after the application has been rejected in accordance with § 61b (1) ArbGG and § 15 AGG. After this period it will be deleted unless you have consented to further storage in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. a GDPR.

3. Disclosure of data to third parties

Your personal data is not disclosed to third parties, except under the circumstances listed below.

We provide your personal data to third parties pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. b and f GDPR to the extent that it is required for our instructions or for other contracts with you, other contract partners or clients who have named you as a contact person. This especially includes disclosing this information to opposing parties and their counsel (especially their attorneys) as well as to courts and other public offices for the purposes of correspondence and for the assertion and defense of your rights or the rights of the client or the contract partner. Disclosed data may only be used by third parties for the aforementioned purposes.

The attorney-client privilege remains unaffected by this. Data which is protected under attorney-client privilege will only be disclosed to third parties after consulting you.

Data which is collected upon visiting our website may also be disclosed to third parties for the measures mentioned in point 5.

We only disclose your data to third parties for other purposes if

  • you have given express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. a GDPR,
  • disclosure is necessary to assert or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an interest which overrides our legitimate interest to disclose this information in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. f GDPR,
  • if there is a legal obligation to disclose the information pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. c GDPR, or
  • if it is necessary for the execution of a contract to which the data subject is a party of in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. b GDPR.

4. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are files which are automatically created by your browser and saved on your device (e. g. laptop, tablet, mobile phone) when you visit our site. Cookies do not damage your device nor do they contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Cookies save information regarding your specific device. They do not provide us with direct information about your identity.

Cookies help make your visit on our website more comfortable. For this reason, we use so called session cookies, which allow us to identify which pages you’ve already visited on our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our website.

We also use temporary cookies to optimize the usability of our page. Temporary cookies are saved on your device for a fixed amount of time. If you visit our page again, we can recognize that you have visited us before and remember which entries you have made and settings you have chosen, so that you do not have to enter these again.

Furthermore, we also use cookies to acquire statistical data about website usage and to optimize our site. These cookies allow us to recognize if you’ve visited our page before in case you should visit us again. These cookies are deleted after a fixed amount of time.

Data processing using cookies takes place for the aforementioned purposes and in order to protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties. The processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can configure your browser so that no cookies are saved on your computer or so that you are always asked before a cookie is saved. The complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you are unable to use all of the functions of our website.

5. External Content

This website uses the product Google Maps from Google LLC. By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of data collected automatically by Google LLC, its representatives and third parties. The terms of service for Google Maps can be found under “Google Maps Platform Terms of Service”.

6. Rights of the Data Subject

You have following rights:

  • The right to request disclosure of the personal data which we process in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. You can especially request disclosure of the purpose of processing, the category of personal data, the category of the recipients to whom your data was or will be disclosed, the scheduled storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the origin of the data (if it were not collected by us) and the existence of an automatic decision-making process (including profiling) and meaningful information regarding its details.
  • The right to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data or the completion of incomplete personal data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR.
  • The right to request the erasure of personal data which is stored with us, unless the processing is necessary in order to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR.
  • The right to request the restriction in accordance with Art. 18 GPDR of processing regarding your personal data insofar as you contest the accuracy of the personal data; the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction instead; the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1).
  • The right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format or the transfer of this data to another controller pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR.
  • The right to revoke your consent at any point in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR. In this case, we cannot continue to process data on the basis of this consent.
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your place of residence or the supervisory authority responsible for our office.

7. Right to object

If your personal data is processed on the basis of a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR. Your objection must be based on grounds relating to your particular situation or be directed against direct marketing.

You can use your right to object or to withdraw your consent by sending an e-mail to

8. Data integrity

We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your data against incidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete data loss, destruction, or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are being constantly improved on the basis of technological progress.

9. Current revision and changes of this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and was last amended in February 2020.

The need to change this privacy policy may arise due to the further development of our webpage or changes in statutory or official requirements. The current privacy policy is always available to be downloaded and printed on our webpage under