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Privacy Policy

as of 1st of September 2023

1. Subject of the Privacy Policy and General Notice

Bihrer Attorneys at law ltd values the protection of your personal data. Personal data will be treated confidentially and in accordance with this privacy policy as well as the legal data protection regulations (in particular: Federal Data Protection Act, DSG, SR 235.1, as of September 1, 2023; as well as the associated ordinances). This privacy policy informs you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by Bihrer Attorneys at law ltd (hereinafter referred to as “we” or “us”) and provides information regarding the rights to which you are entitled. These rights are governed by the applicable data protection laws.

We would like to point out that data transmissions on the internet can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

2. Responsible Entity

Bihrer Attorneys at law ltd
Bahnhofstrasse 28a / Paradeplatz
8001 Zurich
Telephone: +41 44 212 30 00

3. Collection and Processing of Personal Data

Within the scope of a client relationship with our clients and other persons involved, we primarily collect and process personal data in order to provide, document and bill our legal services professionally and in accordance with our contractual and legal obligations.

In addition, we process your personal data, as permitted and as we deem appropriate, for the following additional purposes:

  • Processing your requests and communicating with you: We also process our clients’ personal data to communicate with them and respond to inquiries.

  • Fulfillment of legal obligations and enforcement of legal claims:
    We collect the following data for the fulfillment of legal obligations and the enforcement of mandate agreements: Client data and data for mandate management: first and last name as well as contact details of the persons, position and title, associated company / position, industry, any cross-connections (e.g. shareholders or related persons) and further background information from publicly accessible sources (e.g. commercial register), any assigning person, contents of inquiry and mandate, counterparties and their representatives as well as further information for the examination of any conflicts of interest.

  • Data transfer and international data transmission:
    In the course of our business activities, we disclose data to third parties, to the extent permitted, in particular in the following cases: to our service providers (e.g. banks, insurance companies); order processors (e.g. IT providers); dealers, suppliers, auxiliary persons (in particular consulted attorneys or law firms in Switzerland and abroad, other business partners).
    As a matter of principle, we do not transfer any data to entities outside Switzerland, the EEA and the European Union without your consent. In addition, an international data transfer may take place due to a legal obligation, to protect legitimate interests or if the respective contract requires this.

  • Information about new services and developments at Bihrer Attorneys at law ltd:
    Through our newsletter, we will provide you with information about new developments by e-mail. You can inform us at any time that you wish to refrain from receiving such information in the future.

  • Processing of applications:
    We process the following personal data as part of the recruitment process: Data provided to us by applicants, in particular personal details, data on previous employment, qualifications and certificates. The application file is kept for 3 months after receipt and then completely deleted.

4. Duration of Storage

We process and store your personal data as long as it is necessary for the fulfillment of our contractual and legal obligations or the purposes pursued with the processing (e.g. for the duration of the business relationship) and beyond that in accordance with the legal retention and documentation obligations. As soon as your personal data is no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes, it will be deleted or anonymized.

5. Website and Cookies

When you access this website, the browser you use automatically sends information to the server of this website. This information includes the IP address of the requesting computer, date and time of access to our website, name and URL of the website and file accessed, the amount of data transferred, the website from which access is made, the browser used by the requesting computer and, if applicable, the operating system and the name of the access provider.

This information is stored temporarily without your intervention in a so-called log file until automated deletion. We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes: Ensuring a smooth connection setup and comfortable use of our website, evaluating system security and for other administrative purposes. This data will not be used to draw conclusions about your person.

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are stored on your terminal device and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

6. Your Rights

Insofar as provided by the data protection law applicable to you, you may request information free of charge about the data stored relating to you, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing. You also have the right, under the legal conditions, to rectification, deletion, restriction of or objection to processing and, if the DSG applies, to the surrender of this data for transfer to another body.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient.

Please note that the aforementioned rights are subject to legal restrictions and may, if necessary, impair or make it impossible to provide our services.
You are entitled to enforce your claims in court or to file a complaint with the competent data protection authority.

7. Changes

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy as necessary (for example, in the event of changes in the law) and will publish any changes immediately on the Website. The changes will become binding upon your first use of the Website and you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy by using the Website. We recommend that you visit this page regularly to stay up to date.