We are pleased about your visit on our website. Below we inform you about the processing of any personal data obtained via this website and our newsletter.
1. Collection and use of personal data
The scope, type of collection and the processing of your personal data depends on whether you are just visiting our website or subscribing to our newsletter.
a. Visit our website
When you visit our website, in particular your IP address, the browser used and the date and time of your visit are registered and stored.
This data is used to ensure the functionality of the website and for statistical purposes, in particular to further develop our website or to make it as user-friendly as possible.
b. Subscribe to our newsletter
If you register for our newsletter, the data from the input mask and the date of your registration will be transmitted to us.
For sending our newsletter we use the system of a third party provider (Cleverreach, based in Germany), which is equipped with functions for statistical evaluations. By means of the newsletters sent via this system, it is possible to register whether and which newsletters are opened on a personal basis. Although we do not actively use this, the system automatically registers from where and via which client you open our newsletter.
We use the data collected in this way for advertising purposes, such as sending emails of an advertising nature (newsletter), sending customer-specific advertising or for statistical purposes, in particular to optimize our newsletter.
You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.
2. Legal basis and duration of storage
We comply with applicable laws when processing personal data. Your personal data will therefore be processed in accordance with Swiss data protection law. To the extent that the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is applicable, we process personal data only with your consent (article 6(1)(a) GDPR), for compliance with a legal obligation (Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR) or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party (article 6(1)(f) GDPR). Justifiable interests are in particular: Ensuring the functionality and further development of the website, information security, newsletter optimization.
In principle, personal data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of its collection (unless there is a legal obligation to store it).
3. Transfer of data
We do not transfer the data collected on our website or by sending the newsletter, unless you have expressly consented, this is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, a legal obligation requires this or to enforce claims arising from a contractual relationship.
However, we are entitled to commission third parties with the management of the website, the data processing and the technical implementation of the newsletter.
4. Rights of the data subject
You may request information at any time as to whether and which personal data concerning you are processed and/or stored by us.
Furthermore, you have a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, the right of objection and - if and insofar as the GDPR is applicable - the right to data portability.
You can withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future.
If and insofar as the GDPR is applicable, you have a right of appeal to a competent supervisory authority.
5. Data security
We protect your personal data with adequate technical and organisational measures against unauthorized processing.
Please note that personal data, which you transmit via the internet or by e-mail, may be viewed or changed by third parties.
You can find plug-ins from Twitter, LinkedIn and Outlook on our website under "Share". These plug-ins are provided by the respective providers. As soon as you click on the respective icon, you will be connected to the server of the corresponding provider. If you are registered with the corresponding service, you can directly recommend or share certain contents of our website.
We do not know which data these providers collect using the plug-in and we have no influence on the collection of this data. You can find further information on this in the data protection declarations of the individual providers.
7. Google Analytics
You can object to the collection and storage of data by Google Analytics at any time with future effect by downloading a browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics and installing it for your browser. The deactivation add-on can be found here.
If you do not want Google to associate information collected through our website with your user account, you must log out of your Google accounts before visiting our website.
Suter Howald Attorneys at Law
Tel.: +41 44 630 48 11
Last update: May 2018