1. PERSONAL DATA
We, ABP Patent Network AG, shall only collect, process and use your personal data with your consent or mandate or appointment for the purposes that have been agreed on with you or on another legal basis in line with the GDPR, while observing data protection and civil law provisions.
We shall only collect personal data which is necessary for us to implement and pursue our legal services or that you have voluntarily supplied to us or which can be found in public records (e.g. company register, land register etc.).
Personal data includes all data which contains individual details about personal or factual circumstances, for example, name, address, email address, phone number, date of birth, age, gender, social security number, video recordings, photos, voice recordings of persons as well as biometric data such as finger prints. This can also include sensitive data, such as information on health or data associated with criminal proceedings.
2. DISCLOSURE AND DELETION
As a client, or in general as a concerned party, – while respecting the duty of confidentiality of attorneys – you have the right at any time to view your saved personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, data transfer, objection, restriction of the processing and to block or delete incorrect or inadmissibly processed data.
Please let us know of any changes to your personal data.
You have the right at any time to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data. Your request for disclosure, deletion, correction, objection and/or data transfer, in the latter case insofar as this is not associated with a disproportionate amount of effort, can be directed to the address of the law firm given in section (8) of this declaration.
If you believe that our processing of your personal data infringes the applicable law on data protection or that your claims for data protection have been infringed in another way, it is possible for you to file a complaint with the relevant authority. In Austria, the Data Protection Authority is responsible for this.
3. DATA SECURITY
The protection of your personal data is provided by corresponding technical and organizational measures (TOMs). These precautions relate in particular to protection from unauthorized, unlawful or even accidental access, processing, loss, use and manipulation.
Regardless of efforts to consistently maintain an appropriately high level of diligence, it is not possible for us to preclude that information that you have provided to us via the Internet may be seen and used by other persons.
Please note that we therefore do not assume any kind of liability for the disclosure of information as a result of errors that are not of our making during the transfer of data and/or are caused by unauthorized access by a third party (e.g. hacking of email account or phone, interception of faxes).
4. USE OF DATE
We shall only use the data provided to us for the purposes covered by the power of attorney or the mandate agreement or with your consent or otherwise with a provision on the lawfulness of data processing in line with GDPR.
5. TRANSFER OF DATA TO THIRD PARTIES
To fulfill your mandate, it may also be necessary for us to communicate your information to third parties, (e.g. the opposing party, substitutes, insurance companies or service providers that we employ and to whom we provide information etc.) courts or authorities. The disclosure of your data shall only be carried out in accordance with the GDPR, in particular in order to fulfill your mandate or on the basis of your previous consent.
We also inform you that, within the scope of our legal representation and support, factual and case-related information about you will also be regularly sourced from third parties.
Some of the aforementioned recipients of your personal data will be located outside your country or will process your personal data there. The level of data protection in other countries might not always correspond to that of Austria. However, we shall only send your personal data to countries that the EU Commission considers to have an appropriate level of data protection or we shall implement appropriate steps to ensure that all recipients have an appropriate level of data protection for which we shall conclude standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC).
6. NOTIFICATION OF BREACHES OF DATA
We shall make every effort to ensure that data breaches are identified at an early stage and are reported immediately to you and/or to the relevant supervisory body including the respective data categories that are affected.
7. STORAGE OF DATA
We shall only store data as long as necessary to ensure that we can meet our contractual or legal obligations and to defend any liability claims.
8. SERVER LOG FILES
To optimize our website with regard to system performance, user friendliness and providing useful information about our services, the website provider automatically gathers and saves information in so-called server log files that your browser sends to us automatically. These include your Internet protocol address (IP address), browser and language settings, operating system, referrer URL, your Internet service provider and the date/time.
This data shall not be merged with personal data sources. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently, if specific indications of illegal use become known.
9.OUR CONTACT DETAILS
The protection of your data is of particular importance to us. If you have any questions or wish to revoke, please contact our data protection officer at any time using the contact details below.
ABP Patent Network AG
Attn. Mrs. Mag. Esther Humpl-Wagner (Data protection officer)
Rosenauerweg 16 | 4580 Windischgarsten | Austria
P +43 7562 20531