Some of the personal data you or the data subjects provide to us yourself when you or they contact us by email or telephone and request our services. This includes, for example, name and contact details and information about the data subject's role with the company or organisation for which you or the relevant contact person works or on whose behalf you or they contact us. We also process personal data that we receive in our correspondence with third parties (namely clients, counterparties, authorities and courts and their employees or other contact persons) in the context of the attorney-client relationship (e.g. name, contact details, date of birth, information on employment, income situation, family relationships or state of health). We also collect some personal data ourselves, e.g. from public registers or websites.
We process the aforementioned types of personal data primarily in order to provide, document and bill our legal services.
In addition, we process the contact details of clients or their staff or other contacts for marketing purposes to inform them about publications, events, news or services that may be of interest.
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 process personal data in our area of responsibility in Switzerland. However, we may transfer the personal data to recipients (namely clients, counterparties or authorities) who in turn process the personal data in other countries, including those that do not guarantee a level of data protection comparable to Swiss law. We will do the latter based on consent or standard contractual clauses, or if it is necessary for the performance of a contract or the enforcement of legal claims.
We would like to point out that we use external IT service providers and cloud providers with servers in Switzerland to manage our mandates. We then use certain IT services as well as means of communication which may be associated with data security risks (e.g. e-mail, video conferencing). It is your responsibility to inform us of your desire for special security measures.
We have a legitimate interest in the processing of the personal data corresponding to the aforementioned purposes. Some processing is also necessary so that we can fulfil our contractual obligations to you or our legal obligations (e.g. retention obligations).
In particular, data subjects have the right to information about the personal data stored about them and the purpose of the data processing, the right to rectification as well as to deletion or restriction of the processing of their personal data, the right to object to the processing, the right to take legal action before a competent supervisory authority as well as to data transmission/transferability. However, please note that conditions and exceptions apply to these rights. Where legally permitted or required, we may refuse requests to exercise these rights. For example, we may or must retain or otherwise continue to process personal data despite a request to delete the personal data or restrict processing for legal reasons.
If you have any questions or if you or your employees or other contact persons would like to exercise your or their data protection rights, please contact us at info_at_blesi-papa.chor by post.