When you request the services of Dragsted Partners or otherwise interact with us, we collect and register your personal data and, as such, we are your data controller.
Our contact details are as follows:
Some of our services require that your data is correct and updated, and we therefore request that you inform us of any relevant changes in your personal data. Please use our contact details above or communicate the changes directly to your usual contact person at Dragsted Partners.
When you contact us, we process your contact details, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, title, company name, company address, etc.
We process this information to offer the best possible service and response to your inquiry, and the processing is necessary for the purposes of these legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (”GDPR”)).
We retain your data for as long as it is necessary in order to respond to your inquiry. When you have received our response, we still retain your data for a certain period to the extent that it is necessary to document the advice we have provided. If your inquiry is part of an ongoing client relationship, we retain your data as described below.
As a client of Dragsted Partners, we process your contact details, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, title, company name and address, and possibly nationality. If the services requested relate to a patent and/or design application, we additionally process the inventor’s name, company or personal address, and nationality.
We process this information in order to provide counselling in accordance with our contract and to comply with the patent authorities’ requirements relating to for instance a patent application. This processing of data is necessary for our performance of a contract (Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR).
Data related to patent applications is retained for up to 31 years from the filing of the patent application. Other information is by default retained for five years from the expiry of the year in which our services were provided. After this period, the data is deleted.
Recipients of your personal data and disclosure to third parties
We process your personal data confidentially and only disclose it to third parties without your consent when patent legislation in- or outside the EU requires it, for instance as part of a report to an authority or where disclosure is necessary to pursue the objectives mentioned above, e.g. the filing of patent applications.
We only use your personal data for marketing purposes if you have explicitly given your consent, unless the law permits us to contact you without prior collection of such consent.
We have high safety standards. This also applies to the protection of your personal data, and we have a number of internal processes to ensure that we live up to our standards.
We use data processors to process your personal data on our behalf and on our instructions. These data processors are subject to confidentiality and guarantee to have taken the appropriate technical and organizational measures complying with current legislation.
Transfer of data to countries outside the EU/EEA
We only transfer your personal data to countries outside the EU/EEA if and when necessary, for instance when filing a patent application in such a country. If a transfer of data out of the EU/EEA is necessary, the transfer takes place in full agreement with the requirements of the relevant data protection law.
When we process your personal data, you have the right to:
- request access to, correction or deletion of your personal data;
- limit the processing of your personal data;
- oppose the processing of your data (e.g. in relation to direct marketing);
- withdraw your consent for processing of your personal data by writing to (Withdrawal of your consent has no impact on the legality of the processing prior to the withdrawal);
- request to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (data portality); and
- file a complaint about our processing of your personal data to the Danish Data Protection Agency (for more information on filing complaints, click here).
Your ability to practice certain of your rights may, however, be limited in order to safeguard the privacy of others, business secrets, and/or intellectual property rights.