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
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.
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.
We process personal data that we collect about you.
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
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:
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:
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).
Last modified on September 1, 2023.