Data protection

1. General

lbmr Patent and Trademark Law (Dr. Martin Lobemeier), Holtenauer Str. 57, 24105 Kiel, is the data controller responsible for processing the data on this website within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We respect your right to privacy. We understand the importance of any personal information you provide as a user of our website. We respect the protection of your personal data and will collect, store or process all data obtained exclusively within the scope of our business purpose in accordance with the relevant data protection regulations.

2. Definitions

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person is identifiable if they can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by being assigned to such identifiers as names, ID numbers, location data, an online identifier, or one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural, or social identity of that person.

3. Legal basis of the processing

If we obtain your consent for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. a GDPR is the legal basis.

The processing of personal data required to fulfill a contract with you is based on Art. 6 para. 1 clause1 lit. b GDPR. This also applies to processing necessary for pre-contractual proceedings.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 letter c GDPR is the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard our legitimate interest or that of a third party, provided this is not outweighed by your interests, fundamental rights, and freedoms, Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR is the legal basis for processing. As a rule, the legitimate interest of our company lies in the provision of services owed and/or the ongoing optimization of our services and commercial presentation.

4. Data deletion and storage duration

Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for it was stored ceases to exist. Data may also be stored if required by provisions in EU or national directives, laws, or other applicable regulations. We will block or delete data once the prescribed retention period has expired, unless its continued storage is necessary for entering into or fulfilling a contractual relationship.

5. Collection of personal data

In principle, we do not collect or use any personal data when you visit our website. This only happens if it is necessary to provide a functioning website and/or our content and services. We will collect and use your personal data only with your consent. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for legal or circumstantial reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.
Below, we inform you about the type, scope, and purpose of the data we collect and process:

5.1 Server log files

Every time you visit our website, the access data required to use our site and required for billing purposes is stored on our server in a log file automatically sent by your browser.
This data includes:

  • browser type and version;
  • operating system in use;
  • host name of the accessing computer;
  • date and time of the server query;
  • IP address of the computer requesting the website;
  • the website from which the access was made (referrer URL);
  • files accessed;
  • amount of data transferred;

The log file is stored for the following purposes:

  • analysis of file retrieval for statistical purposes;
  • system security and site stability;
  • checking for non-contractual or other illegal use, if there are actual indications of this.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 letter f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the data collection purposes listed above. Under no circumstances will we use the data collected for the purpose of making conclusions about you. We do not collate this data with other data sources.

5.2 Cookies

After logging into our website, cookies will be set on your computer.

A cookie is a small text file stored in a designated directory on your computer. This file is used to identify your computer for the duration of the session. Cookies cannot manipulate your device and can be deleted manually at any time.

You can individually set how your browser handles cookies, including automatic refusal to set cookies or accepting cookies only after you manually confirm the request. These session cookies expand the functions of our website in order to make your use of the site as convenient as possible. If you refuse these cookies, not all components of our application will function properly.

The data processed by cookies is required for the purposes mentioned and to protect our legitimate interests and/or those of third parties according to Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f GDPR.

5.3 Usage data

We collect and use personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. b) GDPR to the extent necessary to allow our website to be used.
For purposes of advertising, market research, and the custom design of our website, we may create user profiles using pseudonyms.

You have the right to object to this use of your data. We cannot merge these usage profiles with your information.

5.4 Data collected when you make contact

If you send us an email inquiry or use our contact form to send us an inquiry, the details you provide, including your contact details, will be stored by us for the purpose of addressing your inquiry and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information with third parties without your permission. The corresponding data is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. b GDPR to process your request.

5.5 Use of Google Maps

We use Google Maps functions on this website. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables your convenient use of the map function.

When you visit this website, Google is notified that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under §5.1 is transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether you are logged into a Google account or not. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated to your Google profile, you must first log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or requirements-oriented design of its website. ​Such evaluation also takes place (even for users who are not logged in) for the purposes of providing customized advertising and to inform other social network users about activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. You will find further information on your corresponding rights and options for protecting your privacy at: Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has made itself subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield:

5.6 Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts on this site, we use web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
When you call up a page of our website which contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google is therefore aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is applied by your computer.

Further information about how user data is handled can be found at and in Google's privacy policy at:

6. Your rights

If your personal data is processed during your visit to our website, as the "data subject," you are entitled to the following rights within the meaning of the GDPR: You have the right to ask us:

6.1 Right to information

You can ask us to confirm whether we are processing your personal data. If such is the case, you can request the following information from us:

  • the purposes for such processing;
  • the categories of personal data being processed;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data has been or will be disclosed;
  • how long we plan to store your personal data, or, if specific information in this respect is not possible, our criteria for determining the retention period;
  • your right to file an appeal with a supervisory authority;
  • any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data has not been collected from you;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, per Art. 22 para. 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in such cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for you.

You have the right to request information regarding whether your personal information is being transmitted to a third-party country or an international organization. In this respect, you can request the appropriate guarantees per Art. 46 GDPR.

6.2 The right to correct data

You have the right ask us to correct and/or complete your personal data if what we have on file is incorrect or incomplete. If this is the case, we will make the correction immediately.

3. The right to restrict processing

You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data if:

  • you dispute the accuracy of the data we have on file about you and set a deadline for us to verify its accuracy;
  • the processing is unlawful, but you do not want your
  • data to be deleted, but instead want its use restricted;
  • we no longer require your personal data for
  • processing purposes, but you need it to be kept on file in order to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims; or
  • you have objected to its processing per Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and the supervisory authority has not yet determined whether our legitimate interests outweigh yours.

When the processing of your personal data has been restricted, it may only be processed with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising, or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on the grounds of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. You will be informed by us before the restriction is lifted.

6.4 The right to have data deleted

You can ask us to delete your personal data immediately. We are obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

  • the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed;
  • you revoke any existing consent to said processing per Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for its continued processing;
  • you object per Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for its continued processing;
  • you object per Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR against processing for direct marketing purposes;
  • the personal data has been unlawfully processed;
  • the deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under EU law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject;
  • your personal data has been collected in relation to services offered by an information services company per Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

If we have made your personal data public and if we are obliged to delete it per Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, we will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data processors that you have requested the deletion of all links to, copies, or replications of the same.
The right to deletion does not exist if processing is necessary

  • to exercise one's right to freedom of expression and information;
  • to perform a legal obligation which requires such processing under the applicable laws of the Union or of the Member States or to perform a task in the public interest or exercise official authority conferred to us;
  • for reasons of public interest related to public health per Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i, as well as Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;
  • for archiving purposes in the interest of public, scientific, or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes per Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the exercise of the right specified in para. 1 is likely to make meeting the objectives of such processing impossible or severely compromised; or
  • to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims.

6.5 Right to information

If you have exercised your right to have our data corrected or deleted or have asked for its processing to be restricted, we are obliged to provide notice of the same to all recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right to be informed about these recipients.

6.6 The right of data portability

You have the right to obtain your personal data, which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. You have the right to transmit this data to another data controller without any interference from us, provided that

  • the processing is based on your consent per Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) GDPR or on a contract per Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. b GDPR and
  • the processing has been carried out using automated methods.

In addition, you have the right to request the transfer of your personal data directly from us to another data controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. This transfer may not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
The right to data portability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on us.
We currently do not believe that any data we would collect on this site would be subject to this provision.

6.7 Right of objection

You have the right, for reasons arising from your specific situation, to object to the processing of your personal data per Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. e or f GDPR; the same applies to profiling based on these provisions.

We will then no longer process your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is intended to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If your personal data is being processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data that concerns you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In the context of the use of information company services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object using an automated process.

6.8 The right to revoke your consent

You have the right at any time to revoke your consent. This will not affect the lawfulness of any processing done beforehand.

6.9 Automated decision making in individual cases, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. We do not carry out such processing.

10. The right of appeal to a supervisory authority

You have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside, work, or where the suspected infringement of GDPR has taken place, without prejudice to any other rights of appeal.

7. Responsibility for linked content

Our website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy does not apply to such third-party sites. If personal data is collected, processed, or used when using such sites, please read their privacy policies before proceeding. We are not responsible for how they handle your data.

8. Disclosure of personal data to third parties

Your personal data will only be stored on our servers or on servers used on our behalf. Access to and use of the data is only possible for authorized employees or service providers and is also limited to the data required to perform the respective task.

The data will not be transferred to a third party. A data transfer to third countries (countries outside the European Economic Area) does not take place, unless otherwise stated herein and is not planned for the future.

9. Data security

To protect your personal data, we have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that your data is protected against accidental or intentional loss, destruction, or manipulation as well as access by unauthorized persons. Our protective measures are reviewed at regular intervals and adapted to changes in technology as necessary.

10. Data protection officer

Should you have any further questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact Dr. Martin Lobemeier, Holtenauer Str. 57, 24105 Kiel (Tel. +49 431 23 95 21 0).

  1. Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time as necessary in accordance with the data protection regulations applicable at that time.


Last updated: May 2018