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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how Legis Rechtsanwälte Ltd, in Zurich, processes personal data on the website www.legis-law.ch.

When you use our internet site, a variety of personal data is collected. Personal data means all data and information relating to a specific or identifiable person. This includes contact details such as name, telephone number, address or e-mail address. The following Privacy Policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this happens and for what purpose.

1. Scope and Data Controller

This Policy applies to the internet site www.legis-law.ch. Please note that we may refer to other websites that are subject to different data protection rules.

Name and address of the data controller:

Legis Rechtsanwälte Ltd
Forchstrasse 2 / Kreuzplatz
CH-8032 Zurich

+41 44 560 80 80

If you have any data protection concerns in connection with our website, you can contact us at the above address or by e-mail.

2. Collection and Processing

Server Log Files
The website automatically saves in its server log files some of the information usually transmitted by the browser, provided that your browser makes this available. This data is not combined with other personal data.
No tracking systems are used (such as e.g. Google Analytics).

When you visit our website, we possibly occasionally use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. They serve to make our offer user-friendly, effective and secure. Passwords are not stored in cookies. Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically reset at the end of your visit. If you end the session by closing your browser, the cookie remains stored for a certain time and is then overwritten or deleted by the client (e.g. your pc, your tablet).

You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

Data Security
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content. You can recognize 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 be read by third parties.

In addition, we use other technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties.

However, we would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

3. General Data Collection

Our internet site collects a range of general data each time you visit. This general data and information is stored in log files on the server. The following data is collected:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Time zone difference in relation to GMT
  • Content of request - Access status/http status code
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Website from which the request originates
  • Browser (incl. language and version)
  • Operating system

The use of this general data does not result in the identification of a specific person. The collection of this data is necessary for technical reasons so that we can show you our internet site and in order to ensure its stability and security.

We store your personal data for as long as necessary for the purposes stated in this privacy policy, in particular to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations. If necessary, we will also store your personal data for other purposes if and as long as the law permits the storage for these purposes, in particular for the defence of legal claims.

Passing on to Third Parties
We work with a limited number of trustworthy 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 that this is required so that they can provide their services.

4. Newsletter

We may send you our newsletter by post mail or e-mail as part of our business or contractual relationship with you or if we have got your contact details by other ways. You can cancel the newsletter at any time by sending a message to the data controller's contact details shown in Clause 1 of this Policy.

5. Contact Form

When you send us enquiries via the contact form, we store your information contained in the enquiry form including the contact details which you enter, to enable us to process your enquiry and to answer any follow-up questions. We do not disclose this data to third parties without your consent.

We store the data which you enter into the contact form until you ask us to delete it or withdraw your consent to storage, or until the reason for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. once your enquiry has been dealt with). Mandatory statutory provisions - particularly retention periods - remain unaffected.

6. Your rights

This Privacy Policy is subject to Swiss Law, in particular the Swiss Data Protection Act (DPA). Where applicable, the legal provisions of the European Union (EU), particularly the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will be taken into account.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data by us is mainly article 13(2) (a) DPA and article 6(1) (b) GDPR (processing in direct connection with the conclusion or processing of a contract) as well as article 13(1) DPA and article 6(1) (a), (c) and (f) GDPR (consent of the person concerned or justification by law and legitimate interests).

You have the following rights against us regarding your personal data:

  • Right to information
  • Right to rectification or erasure
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to object to processing

Insofar as data processing on our internet site is based on your consent, you can withdraw consent at any time with effect for the future, without giving reasons. Withdrawal must be sent to the data controller at the address indicated in Clause 1 of this Policy.

In order to process your enquiries regarding the exercise of your rights, it may be necessary for you to provide identification so that we can be sure of your identity.

In Switzerland, there is no right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Where the GDPR applies, there is a right to complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority.

7. Changes to our Policy

We may change this Policy from time to time (for example, if the law changes). Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

Last modified on October 10, 2019.