Roesle Frick & Partners Attorneys at Law (hereinafter “RFP”, “we” or “us”) operate the website «https://www.rfplegal.ch/» (hereinafter “RFP Website”) and process personal data in the context of client relationships.
Confidentiality and discretion are key to us. Accordingly, we deliberately refrain from using so-called “cookies” or other tracking technologies on the RFP Website.
In addition, we pay attention to data security and comply with the provisions of the Federal Act on Data Protection (DPA), the Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protection (DPO), the Telecommunications Act (TCA) and other possibly applicable data protection provisions.
RFP is responsible for the processing of personal data. For questions regarding data protection, you can contact us by regular mail or e-mail at the addresses below:
Roesle Frick & Partners
Roesle Frick & Partners
P.O. Box 228
CH-8808 Pfaeffikon SZ
1 On the processing of personal data during a visit to the RFP Website
1.1 What data do we collect from you when you access the RFP Website?
In order to enable you to establish a connection to the RFP Website and to ensure its secure use (in particular, system security and system stability), our servers temporarily save each access to a log file when you visit the RFP Website. As is generally the case with every connection to a web server, the following technical data is automatically recorded without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:
- IP address of the requesting computer;
- Name of the owner of the IP address range (usually your Internet access provider);
- Date and time of access;
- Website from where the access was made (referrer URL), if applicable with the search word used;
- Name and URL of the file accessed;
- Status code (e.g. error message);
- Operating system of your computer;
- Browser used by you (type, version and language);
- Transmission protocol used by you (e.g. HTTP/1.1).
For the avoidance of unauthorized access, and unless already deleted automatically, the IP address of the requesting computer may be evaluated together with other data in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure or other unauthorized use of the RFP Website and may be used in related criminal or civil proceedings against the users concerned. In this case, the data may be stored for as long as they are necessary for the civil or criminal proceedings.
No. For reasons of confidentiality and discretion, we have decided to use no cookies and tracking tools on the RFP Website, and we do not engage in any related data processing.
1.3 Do we include links from third parties?
We have integrated links to third-party websites (e.g. SBB, Google Maps, TerraLex) or applications (e.g. Outlook e-mail) at various points on the RFP Website. If you select such links on the RFP Website, it is possible that certain data may be passed on to the operators of the relevant website or third-party application without our knowledge. We have no influence on such data processing.
2 On the processing of personal data when contacting and retaining RFP
We process personal data that we receive from you as a client or involved third parties within the scope of the client relationship, or that we collect ourselves for the purpose of examining conflicts of interest and conducting a mandate that may have been granted to us. This is particularly the case if:
- You contact us;
- You engage third parties to provide us with information;
- You enter a contract with us; or
- You are our counterparty, and we process personal data about you as part of a case.
In addition to the personal data provided to us in the context of a client relationship, we also collect data from (i) publicly accessible sources (e.g., public registers, press, internet databases), (ii) authorities and courts or (iii) third parties involved in the provision of our services. We process the afore-mentioned types of personal data to be able to provide, document and invoice our legal services.
Please note that you are responsible for any personal data you may submit to us (e.g. personal data of employees of your company), and you are to comply with your own information obligations yourself in this regard.
3 On the forwarding of personal data to third parties
We will only forward your personal data to third parties if you have expressly consented to this, if there is a legal obligation to do so or if this is necessary to enforce rights, particularly to enforce claims arising from a contractual relationship.
Furthermore, we forward your personal data to third parties to the extent that this is necessary in the context of the use of the RFP Website and the execution of a contract. The categories of possible recipients are: external service providers, clients, counterparties and their legal representatives, business partners (with whom we provide legal services), authorities and courts as well as counterparties and their legal representatives.
4 On the transfer of personal data abroad
We process personal data primarily in Switzerland. However, it is possible that we transfer your personal data to contracted service providers abroad for the purpose of using isolated software services (e.g. for video conferences, etc.) and for the fulfillment of the data processing activities described in this privacy statement. In addition, it is possible that we transfer your personal data to third parties abroad to perform our duties under the client relationship (e.g., in international legal cases). These service providers and third parties are generally bound by data protection obligations to the same extent as we are. To the extent that the level of data protection in a country is not equivalent to that in Switzerland, we will only transfer your personal data abroad based on consent, adequacy decision, standard contractual clauses, or if it is necessary for the performance of a contract or the enforcement of legal claims.
5 On the duration of the storage of personal data
As a matter of principle, we store your personal data only for as long as it is necessary for the processing of the client relationship or if there is a legal or officially ordered obligation to retain or document such data. Furthermore, we may store your data for as long as we have an overriding interest in doing so. For example, we have an overriding private interest if we store your contact data in our contact database to work with you again in the future or to stay in touch for other reasons.
6 Your right to information, correction, deletion, and restriction of the processing of personal data as well as to data portability
You have the right to receive information about your personal data processed by RFP upon request. In addition, you have the right to have incorrect personal data corrected and to have your personal data deleted, insofar as this does not conflict with any legal or officially ordered obligation to retain or document the data or with any permissible circumstances (e.g., an overriding private interest). You also have the right to demand the return of personal data that you have transmitted to us. Upon your instruction, we will also pass on your personal data to a third party of your choice. You also have the right to receive the digitally transmitted personal data in a common file format.
You may contact us for the afore-mentioned purposes at the above regular mail and e-mail addresses. Please note that legal and/or contractual requirements and exceptions may apply to these rights. To the extent permitted or required by law, we may refuse requests to exercise these rights. For example, we may have to retain or otherwise continue to process personal data despite requests to delete or restrict processing for legal reasons.
7 On data security
We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data stored with us against manipulation, partial or complete loss and against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously reviewed and improved in line with technological developments.
We would like to point out that we may use external IT service providers and cloud providers with servers in Switzerland during our mandate. We further use certain IT services as well as means of communication which may be associated with data security risks (e.g. e-mail, video conferences, etc.). If you use such means of communication with us, we assume that you accept the associated data security risks. Should you require any special security measures, you inform us accordingly.
8 On the amendment of this privacy statement
This privacy statement is information about the nature, scope, and purpose of the use of personal data by RFP. We reserve the right to unilaterally change the content of this privacy statement at any time and without prior notice. This privacy statement was last amended on August 31, 2023.