Data Protection Declaration for visitors of our website
Please note that this is a translation of our German Data Protection Declaration. In case of deviations, the German version shall prevail.
Your data and the necessary protection of it is important to us. We only process necessary data about you. Hereby we can guarantee to do this with the necessary care, not least to protect you from any possible misuse.
With this Data Protection Declaration, we would like to provide you with an overview of the manner in which we process your data and your rights in this connection according to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter called “GDPR”) and the Swiss Data Protection Act (Bundesgesetz über den Datenschutz, hereinafter called “DSG”):
Name and address of the Data Controller
General information concerning the provision of the website
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically records data and information about the computer system of the accessing computer.
The following data is collected:
- information about the browser type and the version used
- operating system of the user
- internet service provider of the user
- date and time of server inquiry
- IP address of the user
- Referrer URL (originating website)
- City and country from which the user accesses the website
- Number of visits as well as the duration of access
Processing this information is neither a statutory, nor a contractual obligation. We retain this information due to our legitimate interest as per Art. 3 para.1 lit. f GDPR.
Processing is performed for the following reasons:
- to ensure a problem-free connection to our website
- to ensure a reliable use of our website
- to ensure system security
- further administrative purposes
It is possible that your data is processed by processers, who act as service providers in connection with the maintenance of our homepage. We do not use your data mentioned above in order to draw conclusions to you as an individual.
Due to the fact that the purpose of the data collection is fulfilled as soon as your session is completed, all of your personal data is deleted after your session.
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer, which enables us to analyze your use of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is stored on our server. Before being saved, the IP address is anonymized.
Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
The storage of Matomo cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior in order to be able to optimize both the website and its advertising.
The information generated by the cookie concerning the use of this website will not be forwarded to third parties. You can prevent the storage by changing the setting of your browser software accordingly; however, please take note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent.
If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you are able to deactivate the storage and the usage here. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from storing your usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated as soon as you visit our website again.
Your data protection rights
As our client or in general as a data subject, you are entitled to be informed about your personal data at any time, in particular about its origin and recipients, as well as the purpose of the data processing. You additionally have the right to rectification, data portability, to object and to restriction of the processing or deletion of incorrect or improperly processed data.
We kindly request you to inform us of any changes to your personal data.
You have the right to withdraw any given consent to use your personal data at any time. The exercising of your right of access, deletion, rectification, objection and/or data portability may be addressed to the contact details listed under item I. 1 of this Declaration.
If you are of the opinion that our processing of your personal data is in breach of applicable data protection law or that your statutory data protection rights have been infringed otherwise, you may file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. In Switzerland, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner is the competent authority.
This is the currently valid Data Protection Declaration as of March 2020.
Due to the continued development of our website and associated services or organizational modifications within our law firm or on the grounds of amended legal or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to amend this Data Protection Declaration. You can access and print out the respective current Data Protection Declaration on our website at any time.