Welcome to the website of Hafner & Kohl Patent- und Rechtsanwaltskanzlei (hereinafter “Hafner & Kohl“). The purpose of the following instructions is to inform you about the manner and scope in which personal information is gathered and used when you visit our website and the reason for it. Please contact us at any time if you have questions in this regard. You can access our contact information under Imprint.
These explanations may be accessed at any time at our website under or the “Privacy” link.

General information

You are not required to register and/or provide any personal information to use our website. When you visit our website, we automatically gather and process the information that is automatically provided to us by the system (refer to Section 3 in this regard) and/or personal information that you provide voluntarily.

Information automatically gathered when visiting our website

When you visit our website or use our services, the device you use and the Internet browser with which you access our website automatically provides log data to our server. This log data includes in particular the name of the accessed file (webpage), the amount of data transmitted, the type and the version of the web browser used, the operating system used (type and version), the date and time the page is accessed, the referrer URL (website from which you were forwarded to our website through a link), and the IP address of the requesting computer. Once the IP address is no longer technically needed to access the website, it is stored in an abbreviated (and anonymized) format for statistical analysis purposes only.

The above data that is transmitted automatically is gathered and evaluated exclusively to properly display the information provided and to perform statistical analyses. We cannot attribute the data that is automatically transmitted to the server to certain individuals, i.e. we cannot identify you directly on the basis of the automatically transmitted data. Please note, however, that it is theoretically possible over time and with the assistance of your Internet access provider to identify the owner of the Internet connection from which you access our website on the basis of the transmitted IP address. Your Internet access provider can inform you how long it stores used and attributed IP addresses.


In order to offer you certain functions on our website, we may choose to use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer for the duration of a browser session. At the end of the browser session, the cookies we use are deleted again (so-called session cookies). You can prevent the installation of cookies on your computer by changing your browser settings. Please note, however, that this may cause you to be unable to fully use the functions on our website. An informational banner will inform you about any cookies used for our website.

Sharing with a third party

We will share private information transmitted during your visit to our website only to third parties in compliance with the strict requirements of the German Federal Data Protection Act, i.e. only if you agreed to the sharing of information, if we are entitled to do so on the basis of legal provisions, and/or if we are obligated to do so by law, pursuant to a regulation, a directive issued by a government agency or a court. We do not share any information with third parties for advertising purposes.

Links to third-party websites

Our website contains links to third-party websites. Please note that we have no influence over whether these websites comply with privacy laws. As a provider, we are only responsible for the content on our own website and its compliance with the law. We do not assume any responsibility for third-party content made accessible through links and the content provided by these third-party websites.

Data processing within the scope of the work we do for our clients

Please note that we electronically store and process private information about individuals involved in a particular case or transaction for which you have retained us. This information includes the names, contact and communication information as well as facts relating to a client’s case or transaction.

Rendering of information, correction, blocking, and deletion

You are entitled to obtain from us free of charge information about the data stored about you, the recipients or categories of recipients of this data, and the purpose for which this data is stored. You may also, subject to legal requirements, be entitled to have your personal data corrected, blocked, or deleted. Please refer to the Imprint and Legal Notice for contact information.