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Data Protection

1 Preamble

Schatzmann Heeb & Partner Attorneys at Law with its registered office at Landstrasse 33 (REC), 9491 Ruggell (hereinafter referred to as “law firm”) processes information and personal data relating to you (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). In principle, this information processing is carried out by the firm within the framework of existing or prospective business relationships, including the use of the websites. The law firm is committed to the best possible protection of your personal data.

The person responsible within the meaning of the EU Data Protection Regulation DSGVO (hereinafter referred to as “DSGVO”) is Schatzmann Heeb & Partner Attorneys at Law with its registered office at Landstrasse 33 (REC) 9491 Ruggell. The firm has appointed a joint data protection officer (see point 8).

This data protection declaration (hereinafter “Declaration”) applies to the law firm. It describes the processing of personal data in connection with the provision of services by the law firm and its internet presence. This data protection declaration is based on the DSGVO, the Data Protection Act (DSG) and the relevant special legal regulations.

The law firm reserves the right to adapt the declaration if necessary. In the event of such adaptations, you should check whether you agree with the changes.

2 Personal data

Personal data is any information by which a natural person can be directly or indirectly identified. This includes, for example, name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, age, sex, tax identification number. It also includes sensitive data (a specially protected category of data), such as health data or data relating to criminal proceedings.

The law firm collects, processes and uses your personal data exclusively in accordance with the provisions of Art. 5 and 6 DSGVO (contract, legal obligation, legitimate interest or consent of the person concerned).

Only such personal data is collected that is necessary for the execution and processing of our services or that you have provided voluntarily.

3 Use of personal data

The law firm is subject to professional confidentiality and secrecy obligations which are derived from data protection law, contract law or professional secrecy. When processing personal data, the law firm is bound by these obligations. Personal data is processed (i) for the performance of the contract, (ii) to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, (iii) to pursue our legitimate interests and (iv) to perform obligations in the public interest (e.g. to prevent or detect criminal offences).

The law firm uses cookies on its website to obtain information about its use. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer and are used to save page settings. This means that certain information need not be repeated when you visit the website again. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly and delete any cookies that have already been set by a company website. By waiving these measures, you agree to the use of cookies when using the group websites.

When you use the law firm’s website, access data (e.g. log files, IP address, date and time of access, name of the file accessed, access status, top-level domain, web browser used, operating system used) are stored. The law firm uses this data for statistical purposes as well as for technical evaluations, for the optimization of the server infrastructure, for determining the access frequency and finally to be able to draw conclusions for an improvement of the user-friendliness and the functionalities.

Google Analytics, a service of Google LLC (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, is used to evaluate data from these websites. The cookies used by Google Analytics for analysis do not contain any personal data. Your IP address is shortened directly on your computer. Your IP address is transmitted to Google Analytics in this anonymous form. Google Analytics will therefore not be able to associate your IP address with other information held by Google Analytics. Data will only be passed on to third parties if this is required by law.

You can object to the use of cookies by Google Analytics at any time with effect for the future by using the following opt-out link:

Opt-out Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=de

In the event of your objection regarding the use of cookies by Google Analytics, it is possible that you will not be able to use all the functions of these websites to their full extent. By waiving your objection (opt-out), however, you consent to the processing of your data by Google Analytics in the manner and for the purposes described above.

If the collection and processing of personal data is required in the context of using the company website, this data will be used for the purposes of authentication, pre-contractual clarification, identity verification and compliance checks and stored on a data carrier in Liechtenstein. Furthermore, the data you enter in the corresponding text or search fields on the company website will be processed and stored. This data will only be used in accordance with the purpose stated in each case.

The websites may be linked to the websites of other operators or to content on the websites of other operators.

Data transmission on the internet can have security gaps. Therefore, absolute data protection (e.g. from access by third parties) cannot be guaranteed.

4 Transmission of personal data to third parties

The personal data collected in the course of the law firm’s business activities are generally not passed on to third parties.

However, in order to fulfil business orders, it is possible that your data may be passed on to third parties due to technical processing necessities or legal regulations. Your data will be forwarded in accordance with the regulations of the DSGVO.

Furthermore, we would like to inform you that the law firm may obtain information about you from third parties within the scope of its business activities and in order to comply with statutory due diligence obligations.

The law firm will only transfer your personal data to countries which the EU Commission certifies as having an adequate level of data protection. If the companies transfer your personal data to countries that do not have a level of data protection certified as adequate, the law firm will take measures to ensure the protection of your data by contracting with recipients in these countries under the standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC[2] and/or 2004/915/EC[3]).

5 Protection of personal data

The law firm takes appropriate technical and organisational measures, both with regard to data processing and data storage and with regard to its Internet presence, to protect all data from loss, unauthorised access or misuse.

Irrespective of the measures taken to protect data, you must be aware that data transmission via internet – this applies to both websites and e-mail services – is uncontrolled and cross-border. Even if the sender and the recipient are in the same country, a cross-border data transfer can occur. Companies can therefore not guarantee the confidential treatment of data transmitted via internet. If you disclose personal information over the internet, you must be aware that third parties may access, read, modify, falsify, monitor, destroy or misuse this information. Data transmission may also be delayed. Furthermore, the data may be lost during transmission. Furthermore, third parties could draw conclusions about existing business relationships. For this reason, the law firm cannot be held responsible for the security of your data during transmission via internet and disclaims any liability for direct or indirect damages.

6 Storage of personal data

The systems of the law firm required for data processing are located in Liechtenstein. The data transmitted by you will be kept for at least six months and will remain stored for as long as is operationally necessary or legally required.

7 Your rights

Right of information

You have the right to request information about the data concerning you that is stored by the law firm. A request for information, together with proof of identity, must be submitted in writing to the Data Protection Officer (see point 8).

Upon receipt of your request for information, you will be informed within the statutory period of 30 days. The information may be refused, restricted or postponed if this is required by law or if it is necessary due to the overriding interest of a third party or an inquired company.

The request for information can be combined with a request for correction or deletion of data.

Right of rectification or erasure

You have the right to request the correction or deletion of the data concerning you, if they are incorrect or are stored or processed unlawfully. A reasoned request for correction or deletion must be sent to the Data Protection Officer (see point 8), accompanied by proof of identity.

Your request for correction or deletion will be processed within a reasonable period of time after receipt. You will subsequently receive confirmation that your request for correction or deletion has been dealt with.

Under certain circumstances, legal regulations may prevent a deletion. In such a case, the companies will only process the data concerning you to the extent necessary to fulfil their legal obligations.

Right of objection or revocation

You have the right to object in writing to the processing of data concerning you in whole or in part or to withdraw your consent to data processing. An objection or revocation must be sent in writing to the data protection officer (see point 8) together with proof of identification.

Receipt of your objection or revocation will be confirmed and the data concerned will subsequently be deleted.

Compliance with an objection or revocation may, under certain circumstances, be contrary to legal regulations. In such a case, the law firm will only process the data concerning you to the extent necessary to fulfil its legal obligations.

Right of blocking

You have the right to block the data concerning you from being passed on to third parties. A request for blocking must be submitted in writing to the Data Protection Officer (see point 8), enclosing proof of identity.

Receipt of your request for blocking will be confirmed and your request will be dealt with within a reasonable period of time.

Under certain circumstances, legal regulations may prevent a blockage. In such a case, the companies will only pass on the data concerning you to third parties to the extent necessary to fulfil their legal obligations.

Right of complaint

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent Liechtenstein supervisory authority. You may also contact another supervisory authority of an EU or EEA Member State, for example at your place of residence or work or at the place of the suspected infringement.

The contact details of the competent data protection authority in Liechtenstein are as follows:

Data Protection Authority Liechtenstein
Kirchstrasse 8
Postfach 684
LI-9490 Vaduz
+423 236 60 90

8 Contact us

If you have any questions regarding data protection and data processing, please contact the firm’s data protection officer in writing. You can reach our data protection officer as follows:

Schatzmann Heeb & Partner Rechtsanwälte
Data protection officer
Landstrasse 33 (REC)
9491 Ruggell
+423 380 09 09