Privacy policy

Pates GmbH, located at Karlstraße 66, 80335 Munich, collects and processes your personal data according to the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy. In the following, we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data.

Data transmission and recording for internal system and statistical purposes

When you access our website your internet browser automatically transmits data to our web server for technical purposes. This data includes the date and time of access, the URL of the referring website, the file accessed, the amount of data sent, your browser type and version, your operating system and your IP address. The data is stored separately from other data that you enter when using our website. It is not possible to assign this data to a specific person. The data is evaluated for statistical purposes and then deleted.

User data

If you are to enter into a contractual relationship with our company, or if the content of a contract is to be amended, we collect and process personal data from you to the extent necessary for these purposes. The data may be processed outside the European Economic Area (EEA) in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations of the EU.

By order of the responsible authorities, we may in individual cases provide information about this data (user data), insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, for averting dangers, for fulfilling the statutory duties of the constitutional protection authorities or the military counter-intelligence service or for enforcing intellectual property rights.

Website usage data

We collect and process your personal data to the extent necessary to enable you to use our website and for invoicing purposes. This includes, in particular, characteristics for purposes of identification and details concerning the start, end and scope of use of our offer.

We may use pseudonyms to create usage profiles for advertising purposes, market research and the needs-based design of our internet offering. You have the right to object to this use of your data. We are prohibited from merging the usage profiles with data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

Contact form and registration

If you sign up to our newsletter or send us enquiries using our contact form, the data you input into these forms will be stored for their processing.

Our site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content.


To extend the range of functions of our internet offering and to increase ease of use for you, we and our website operator use so-called "cookies". With the help of these cookies, data can be stored on your computer when you access our website. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your computer by changing the appropriate settings in your browser. This could, however, restrict the range of functions of our website.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser during your next visit.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse how you use our website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is transmitted and saved to a server at Google in the US.

Through the activation of IP address anonymisation on this website and for users in the Member States of the European Union or the European Economic Area, your IP address is shortened by Google beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services to the website operator relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note, however, that if you do this you may not be able to enjoy the website's full functionality. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin found at the following link:

Links to social media

Social media are websites that allow users to interact with other users and create media content individually or as part of a community. Personal data is usually published, collected and processed by the user themselves or by the service provider.

Our website contains links to social media such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and can be clicked on in the form of small logo buttons. After clicking such a button, you will be redirected to the website of the respective provider. Already when opening such websites, user information can be transferred to the respective provider.

For information on how to handle your personal data when using these websites, please refer to the respective data protection regulations of the providers.

Rights of persons concerned

As a data subject, you have the right to request information from us about the data stored about your person and the origin of such data. Upon your request, the information can also be provided electronically.

You also have the right to demand the correction as well as the deletion or blocking of your stored personal data.

Consent given by the person concerned, e.g. for receiving newsletters and for the permanent storage of their own personal data, can be revoked at any time.

Data deletion

We delete data according to purpose, observing the deletion periods and the rights of the parties concerned, unless the storage is in our legitimate interest or necessary for other statutory regulations.

Please contact our external data protection officer, Michael Tarabochia, at datenschutz(at) for all data protection concerns.

Date protection requests

Please contact our external data protection officer for all data protection concerns.


Contact details of data protection officer

Michael Tarabochia
Bavariaring 44 80336 Munich | Phone: +49 89 74 72 76-0


Competent data protection supervisory authority

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision)
Promenade 27, 91522 Ansbach | Phone +49 981 531300|