Privacy Policy

Our business is built upon trust. Schiweck Weinzierl Koch (hereinafter “SWK”) considers our client's trust in the protection of corporate and personal data (data privacy) to be of great value. Furthermore, SWK abides to all applicable data protection acts and endeavours to continuously improve data protection.

Within the meaning of this Online Privacy Statement SWK means Schiweck Weinzierl Koch Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Ganghoferstraße 68 B, D-80339 München. More information is available in the website imprint . The responsible data controller for this website is SWK.

1. Operation of the website

SWK processes your personal data to present the information that is available on this website and to provide the services offered on this website.

Unless it is explicitly stated otherwise in the following sections the legal basis for this processing of data is Article 6(1)f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), i.e. a balancing of interests – based on SWK’s legitimate interest to provide this website and the services offered on it to internet users.

2. Processed data

2.1 Data you enter

For the purposes described above SWK particularly uses any data you may provide to SWK in connection with this website (e.g. using the contact form or by email). SWK processes these data you have provided to handle and to answer your request.

2.2 Automatically collected data

To present the right information to you on this website SWK also processes the following data:

  • The address of the web page on this website you visit
  • The address of the web page you visited immediately before (the “referrer”)
  • Date and time of your visit
  • Properties of your device, particularly its operating system, the browser you use and your browser’s display window size
  • Your device’s IP address in the internet

3. Contact form and emails

If you send inquiries to SWK via the website contact form or by email, SWK processes the information you provide in such message (including your contact details) to deal with your inquiry, and to provide a reply. These communication data are stored by SWK for future reference. The legal basis for this processing of data is Article 6 (1) b) GPDR (i.e. performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures) and Article 6 (1) f) GDPR (i.e. balancing of interests – based on SWK’s legitimate interest to handle inquiries of its website’s users.

4. External service providers

SWK uses various external services providers to operate this website (e.g. data center operators). To the extent it is necessary these service providers also process personal data. SWK diligently selects and supervises its service providers. They process the data only in accordance with SWK’s instructions and are also bound by this privacy statement.

5. Retention periods

SWK stores personal data only as long as it is necessary for the purposes described herein, or as long as it is necessary to comply with statutory retention periods. Unless it is stated otherwise herein the data you have entered pursuant to section 2.1 above will therefore not be retained for longer than the statutory retention period of six years which may apply pursuant to trade and tax laws. Unless it is stated otherwise herein the automatically collected data pursuant to section 2.2 will be deleted or anonymized after one week at the latest.

6. Your rights

Upon request SWK will inform you whether SWK stores any data about you, and if yes which. Under the statutory conditions you may have the right to demand that SWK rectifies, restricts processing of, or erases these data.

You also have the right to receive from SWK the personal data concerning you which you have provided to SWK, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to transmit (or have transmitted) those data to another controller.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority for data protection matters.

7. Data protection officer

For questions or suggestions with regard to data protection please contact SWK's data protection officer by postal mail to the SWK address stated above or via email to christian.szidzek [at]