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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how Legis Rechtsanwälte AG, Zurich, processes personal information (personal data).

We process your personal data responsibly, in accordance with the applicable legal provisions, in particular the Swiss Federal Law on Data Protection (DSG), and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Linguistic note: In this privacy policy, we occasionally use the feminine and then again the masculine spelling, but refrain from the linguistically cumbersome doublings and other linguistic aids in this regard.

1. Scope of application and responsible person / imprint

This data protection declaration applies in general and also to the web pages available at www.legis-law.ch. It should be noted that links on our homepage lead to other websites for which different data protection rules may apply.

Name and address of the person responsible for data processing:

Legis Attorneys at Law Ltd.
Forchstrasse 2 / Kreuzplatz
PO Box
CH-8032 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 560 80 80

If you have any data protection concerns, you can contact us at the above address.

2. Processing and storage of data

Server log data

Our website automatically stores in its server log files some of the information usually transmitted by the browser, insofar as your browser provides it. This data is not merged with other personal data.

We do not use tracking systems (such as Google Analytics).


Cookies are files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. They are used to recognise your browser and your IP address and to make our offer userfriendly, effective and secure.

Visiting our website may activate cookies, e.g. from Google (due to the link with Google Maps). However, we do not use actual cookies.

If you end the session by closing your browser, the cookie - depending on the settings of your browser - may remain stored for a certain time until your computer overwrites or deletes it.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

Data security

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot, as far as is known, be read by third parties.

In addition, we apply further technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties.

However, we would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (incl. communication by e-mail or video conferences) may be associated with data security risks. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. It is your responsibility to inform us of your wish for special security measures.

We would also like to point out that we use external IT service providers and cloud providers with servers in Switzerland as part of our mandate.

Provision and use of the website

When you use our website, data is collected for technical reasons in order to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security.

Data provided by you

We process personal data that you provide to us. For example, name and contact details.

If you contact us, e.g. by e-mail or telephone, or send us documents and enquire about our services or apply to us, we collect the information you provide to us. This is also the case when you send us messages or enquiries via the contact form (concerning your details in the enquiry form).

This regularly includes personal data such as e.g. your first name, last name, home address, email address and telephone number, as well as information about your role with the organisation you work for or on whose behalf you contact us. If you apply for a job with us, we collect your CV and other details about your qualifications that you submit to us as part of your application file.

Data received from third parties

We process your personal data that we receive from third parties.

When we advise our clients or represent them in court or before the authorities, we receive information from clients, counterparties and their legal representatives, business partners or from courts and authorities.

This regularly concerns personal data that we receive in correspondence or meetings with these third parties, e.g. your surname and first name as well as details of your activity as an employee with the client, authority or business partner concerned.

Self-collected data

We process personal data that we collect about you.

In order to achieve the purposes described in this privacy policy, it may be necessary for us to collect information about you from publicly accessible registers (e.g. commercial register), websites or platforms (e.g. to verify your eligibility to sign) or to obtain information about you from your organisation or from other organisations or companies (e.g. for reference purposes in the application process, if you consent to this).

This regularly includes personal data that you have made publicly available or that we receive in correspondence or meetings with the organisations concerned, e.g. your surname and first name and details of your employment with the organisation requested.

Passing on data

In order to achieve the purposes described in this privacy statement, it may be necessary for us to disclose personal data to the following categories of recipients: External service providers, clients, counterparties and their legal representatives, business partners with whom we may need to coordinate the provision of legal services, and public authorities and courts.

We work with a limited number of trusted external service partners (e.g. IT service providers) who have been carefully selected by us. We only disclose data to the service partners to the extent necessary for them to provide their services.

Retention of data

We will store your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, in particular to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations (e.g. concerning retention periods) or the other purposes described in this privacy policy. Where applicable, we will also store your personal data for other purposes if and as long as the law requires and/or permits the storage for these purposes, in particular for the defence of legal claims.

3. Purposes of the data processing

We process your personal data primarily in order to provide, document and bill our legal services professionally and in accordance with our contractual, regulatory and legal obligations.

In addition, we process your personal data in particular for the following further purposes:

  • Provision and optimisation of our website;
  • Responding to your enquiries and communicating with you;
  • Marketing purposes (such as sending newsletters or New Year cards);
  • Processing of applications;
  • Fulfilment of contractual, legal and regulatory obligations;
  • Enforcement and defence of legal claims.

We have a legitimate interest in processing personal data within the scope of the abovementioned purposes. Some processing is also necessary so that we can fulfil our contractual obligations to you or our legal and regulatory obligations (e.g. retention obligations).

4. Your rights and how to contact us

You have the following rights in relation to personal data relating to you:

  • The right to obtain information about what personal data we hold about you and how we process it;
  • The right to receive or transfer a copy of your personal data in a commonly used format specified by us;
  • The right to rectify your personal data;
  • The right to have your personal data deleted;
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data.

Please note that conditions and exceptions apply to these rights. To the extent permitted or required by law, we may refuse your request to exercise these rights.

In order to process your requests to exercise your rights, it may be necessary for you to provide identification so that we can clearly identify you.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).

5. Amendment of this privacy policy

We may change this privacy policy at any time. Any changes will be posted on the website immediately and will be deemed accepted upon posting or subsequent visit to our website and the issue of mandate. We recommend that you visit our website (www.legis-law.ch) regularly to keep up to date.

Last modified on September 1, 2023.