We process and use your personal data (i.e. personal data of individuals) only with your consent, upon your instruction or mandate, for the purposes agreed with you or in all cases in which there is another legal ground for this which is in conformity with the GDPR; all this will be done in conformity with data protection and civil law.
We will only collect such personal data, which is necessary for the performance and handling of our services as attorneys at law or which you have provided to us voluntarily. The method of the transmission (e.g. by e-mail, by fax, by contact form on the website, via social media) of personal information does not diminish your rights to the protection of personal information.
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, address, E-Mail-address, telephone number, date of birth, age, sex, social insurance number, video recordings, photographs, voice recordings of persons as well as biometrical data such as finger prints. Also, sensitive information, such as health information or data related to criminal proceedings may be included.
RIGHT OF ACCESS UND ERASURE
Subject to the preservation of attorney-client-privilege as a client and in general as a data subject you have the right to information about your stored personal data, its origin and its recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right of rectification, data transfer, objection, restriction of processing as well as blocking of access or erasure of incorrect or impermissibly processed data.
In case of changes to your personal data we kindly request you to inform us accordingly.
You have the right at any time to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data. Your request for access, deletion, correction, objection and / or data transfer, in the latter case, provided that this does not cause disproportionate effort, may be addressed to the address of the law firm mentioned in point 10 of this statement.
If you believe that the processing of your personal data by us violates the applicable data protection law or your data protection rights have been violated in another manner, it is possible to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, the Data Protection Authority is responsible for this.
The protection of your personal data is undertaken through appropriate organizational and technical precautions. These precautions relate in particular to protection against unauthorized, unlawful or coincidental access, processing, loss, use and manipulation.
Notwithstanding the efforts to maintain a consistently high level of due diligence, it cannot be ruled out that information you share with us over the internet may be viewed and used by others.
Please note that we, therefore, do not assume or accept any liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors in data transmission not caused by us and / or unauthorized access by third parties (e.g. hacking of email accounts or telephone, interception of faxes, etc.).
USE OF PERSONAL DATA
We will not process the data provided to us for purposes other than those covered (i) by the mandate agreement (instruction letter) or (ii) by your consent or (iii) otherwise by any provision in accordance with the GDPR. The above does not apply to the use for statistical purposes, provided that the personal data has been anonymized.
Pursuant to § 8a of the Attorneys’ Code (RAO) regarding attorneys‘ obligation concerning the prevention of money laundering (§ 165 Criminal Code – StGB) and terrorism financing (§ 278d StGB), the attorney is obliged to examine with particular care all transactions in which he is particularly careful in his name and on behalf of the his party carries out financial or real estate transactions or participates in the planning or implementation of their planning or implementation for his party, which relate to:
1. the purchase or sale of real estate or undertakings;
2. the management of money, securities or other assets, the opening or management of bank, savings or securities accounts;
3. the establishment, operation or management of trusts, companies, foundations or similar structures, including the procurement of the funds necessary for the establishment, operation or management of companies.
Pursuant to § 8b RAO, Austrian attorneys must establish the identity of his party and that of the beneficial owner.
TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA TO THIRD PARTIES
In order to fulfill your instructions, it may additionally be necessary to forward your data to third parties (e.g. opposing party, substitutes, insurance companies, service providers whom we use and to whom we provide data, etc.) courts or authorities. Any transfer of your personal data takes place exclusively on the basis of the GDPR, especially for the purpose of fulfilling your instructions or on the basis of your consent.
Furthermore, we inform you that within the framework of our legal representation activities we acquire fact-related and case-related information both from you and from third parties.
Some of the above-named recipients of your personal data are located outside your country or process your personal data outside your country. The level of data protection in other countries may not be the same as in Austria. However, we only transfer your personal data to countries for which the EU Commission has decided that they have an adequate level of data protection, or we take measures to ensure that all recipients have an adequate level of data protection, which includes to conclude agreements containing standard contractual clauses (2010/87 / EC and / or 2004/915 / EC).
In the circumstances of § 8c RAO, Austrian attorneys may be obliged to report suspicious information regarding money laundering (§ 165 StGB) or terrorism financing (§ 278d StGB) to the Federal Minister of the Interior (Federal Criminal Police Office, Money Laundering Reporting Office pursuant to Section 4 (2) of the Federal Criminal Police Office Act.
COMMUNICATION OF BREACHES OF PERSONAL DATA
We will endeavor to ensure that any data breaches are detected early and, where appropriate, are promptly communicated to you or to the competent regulatory authority, including information on the relevant data categories which were breached.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL DATA
We will not retain personal data for longer than is necessary to fulfill our contractual or legal obligations and to avert any possible liability claims with due regard to statutes of limitations or as long we are liable to be sued in court.
Our website uses „cookies“ to make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure.
A „cookie“ is a small text file that we transmit via our web server to the cookie folder of the browser on the hard disk of your computer. This will allow our website to recognize you as a user when connecting between our web server and your browser. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our websites. The content of the cookies we use is limited to an identification number that no longer allows any personal reference to the user. The main purpose of a cookie is to recognize visitors to the site.
Two types of cookies are used on our website:
• Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie folder of your browser until you leave our website and are automatically deleted after the end of your visit.
• Persistent cookies: for better usability, cookies remain stored on your device and allow us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.
You can adjust the settings of your browser so that you are informed when a cookie is installed, are prompted to permit the installation of cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain categories of cases or to generally exclude and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.
To optimize this website in terms of system performance, usability and providing useful information about our services, the website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes your internet protocol address (IP address), browser and language setting, operating system, referrer URL, your internet service provider and date / time.
A combination of this data with personal data sources will not be made. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.
When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with the help of cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surf behavior cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following parts of the Statement on Data Protection.
SSL OR TLS ENCRYPTION
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as a site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of the browser changes from „http://“ to „https://“ and by the lock icon in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.
ANALYSIS TOOLS, GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The 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 an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 subsection 1 letter f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its website presentation and its commercial messages.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. This will shorten your IP address from Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and other services relating to website activity and internet usage. to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available at the following link. download and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
OPPOSITION TO DATA COLLECTION
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics.
GOOGLE WEB FONTS AND MAPS
This page uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to memorize your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online content and for easy reference and display of locations included on our webpages. This constitutes a legitimate interest invoked by us within the meaning of Article 6 subparagraph 1 letter f of the GDPR.