We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you.
This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected. In particular, the relevant information in connection with visiting this website on the one hand and entering into or initiating a contractual relationship with Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd on the other hand is presented below. In addition, you will find an overview of the rights to which you are entitled in any case as well as general information regarding the processing of your data by Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.
Information about the data processing controller and the data protection officer
The data processing controller for the data processing set forth below is:
Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd
T: +41 44 244 2000
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
You can also contact our data protection officer at any time with questions about data protection and data processing using the same contact details.
1. Data recording on this website
By whom is the data recorded on this website?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website. His contact information is available on the imprint of this website.
What data is collected and how do we collect your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.
Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit this website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you.
You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about the tools and about your options to object, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.
Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.
In some cases it is possible that third party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party.
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies. The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use, are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.
In the event that third party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.
Plugins and Tools
Via an API, this website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is transferred to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is archived. The operator of this website has no control over the data transfer.
We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.
For more information on the handling of user data, please review Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
2. Data collection in the context of the implementation and processing of our services and tasks
What data is collected?
In the course of entering into or initiating a contractual relationship, we only process the data necessary to fulfill our legal and contractual obligations. In particular, this concerns your personal details and contact data as well as all information necessary for the initiation and processing of the contract.
How and for what purpose is your data collected?
Data processing is generally carried out in response to your request and serves to fulfill contractual or pre-contractual obligations. In addition, your data is also processed to fulfill our legal and regulatory obligations. In addition, your data may also be processed to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties, in particular for the assertion of claims and for administrative processing reasons. Furthermore, your data may also be processed on the basis of your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time.
We process personal data of our clients for the purposes of activities in accordance with the Lawyers’ Act (Rechtsanwaltsgesetz), for legal representation in all matters, client administration, correspondence and all associated necessary fulfillment of legal obligations.
3. General information and mandatory information
Recipients or categories of recipients of personal data
Insofar as necessary for the processing of the contractual relationship, your data will also be passed on to third parties in accordance with the legal requirements. Third parties include, for example, authorities, external service providers and opposing parties.
For administrative and processing reasons, your data will also be passed on to IT service providers within the framework of processing relationships.
Upon your request, we will be happy to provide you with more detailed information on the (possible) recipients of your data.
Transfer of personal data to third countries
Your data will only be transferred to recipients in other countries in accordance with the relevant legal provisions.
In the context of processing relationships, a transfer of your data outside the European Economic Area will in any case take place to Switzerland. The European Commission has confirmed by adequacy decision of 26 July 2000 that Switzerland has an adequate level of data protection.
Retention Period of your data
Personal data will be processed and stored during the effective contractual relationship, unless there are special shorter deletion periods. After termination of the business relationship these data will be stored for at least 10 years due to statutory provisions. Longer storage of data occurs exclusively on the basis of statutory or contractual storage requirements or for evidence purposes with regard to time-barring laws.
Your data protection rights
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the above-mentioned address if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervising agency (see details bellow).
Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases;
right to object to direct advertising (art. 21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of art. 6 sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to art. 21 sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to art. 21 sect. 2 GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to lodge a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Liechtenstein Data Protection Authority
+423 236 60 90
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address mentioned above.
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
- In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
- If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
- If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU..