1. Personal data

We, CHG Czernich Haidlen Gast & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Bozner Platz 4, A-6020 Innsbruck, collect, process and use your personal data only with your consent or mandate or order for the purposes agreed with you or if there is another legal basis in accordance with the GDPR; this is done in compliance with data protection and civil law provisions.

We only collect personal data that is necessary for the performance and processing of our legal services or personal data you have voluntarily provided to us.

Personal data is all data that contains individual details about personal or factual circumstances, such as name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, national insurance number, video recordings, photos, voice recordings of people and biometric data such as fingerprints. Sensitive data such as health data or data in connection with criminal proceedings may also be included.

  1. Access and erasure

As a client or, more generally, as a data subject, you have the right to access information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to rectification, data portability, objection, restriction of processing and blocking or erasure of incorrect or inadmissibly processed data at any time, subject to compliance with the lawyer’s duty of confidentiality.

If there are any changes to your personal data, please inform us accordingly.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. Your request for information, deletion, correction, objection and/or data transfer, in the latter case, provided that this does not cause a disproportionate effort, can be sent to our address given in point 11 of this declaration.

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data by us violates the applicable data protection law or your data protection claims have been violated in any other way, you have the option of complaining to the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, the data protection authority is responsible for this.

  1. Data security

Your personal data is protected by taking appropriate organisational and technical precautions. These precautions relate in particular to protection against unauthorised, unlawful or accidental access, processing, loss, use and manipulation.

Notwithstanding our endeavours to always maintain an appropriately high level of due diligence, it cannot be ruled out that information that you disclose to us via the Internet may be viewed and used by other persons.

Please note that we therefore accept no liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors in data transmission not caused by us and/or unauthorised access by third parties (e.g. hacking of email account or telephone, interception of faxes).

  1. Use of the data

We will not process the data provided to us for purposes other than those covered by the mandate agreement or by your consent or otherwise by a provision in accordance with the GDPR. An exception to this is the use for statistical purposes, provided that the data provided has been anonymised.

  1. Transmission of data to third parties

In order to fulfil your order, it may also be necessary to forward your data to third parties (e.g. counterparties, substitutes, insurance companies, service providers that we use and to whom we make data available etc.), courts or authorities. Your data will only be forwarded based on the GDPR, in particular to fulfil your order or on the basis of your prior consent.

Furthermore, we would like to inform you that in the course of our legal representation and assistance, we regularly obtain factual and case-related information from you from third parties.

Some of the recipients of your personal data mentioned above are located outside your country or process your personal data there. The level of data protection in other countries may not be the same as in Austria. However, we only transfer your personal data to countries for which the EU Commission has decided that they have an adequate level of data protection or we take measures to ensure that all recipients have an adequate level of data protection, for which we conclude standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC).

  1. Communication of data breaches

We endeavour to ensure that data breaches are detected at an early stage and, if necessary, reported immediately to you or the competent supervisory authority, considering the respective data categories affected.

  1. Storage of the data

We will not store data for longer than is necessary to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations and to enforce any claims on our part or to defend against any liability claims.

  1. Cookies

This website uses cookies to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure.

A cookie is a small text file that we transmit via our web server to the browser’s cookie file on your computer’s hard drive. This enables our website to recognise you as a user when a connection is established between our web server and your browser. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website. The content of the cookies we use is limited to an identification number that no longer allows any personal reference to the user. The main purpose of a cookie is to recognise visitors to the website.

Two types of cookies are used on this website:

  • Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in your browser’s cookie file until you leave our website and are automatically deleted at the end of your visit.
  • Dauerhafte Cookies: For better user-friendliness, cookies remain stored on your end device and allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

  1. Server-Log-Files

In order to optimise this website in terms of system performance, user-friendliness and the provision of useful information about our services, the website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes your internet protocol address (IP address), browser and language setting, operating system, referrer URL, your internet service provider and date/time.

This data is not merged with personal data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.

  1. Services from Google
    10.1. General
  • The provider of the following services is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.
  • However, some services (such as Google Search or Google Maps) are provided by or transmitted to the following company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, California 94043-1351, USA Google LLC is based in a third country. In its decision of 10 July 2023 on C(2023) 4745 final, the European Commission decided that the United States of America offers an adequate level of data protection within the meaning of Art 45 GDPR if our contractual partner is registered in the List of the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. Google LLC is registered in the list so that the data transfer to the USA is data protection compliant within the meaning of Art 45 GDPR. Further information on the certification of Google LLC can be found here.
  • For the use of Google services and the setting of the necessary cookies, your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 par. 1 lit a GDPR or sec. 165 par. 3 of the Austrian Telecommunications Act (TKG) is obtained prior to processing. You can revoke your consent at any time.
  • Some Google services use cookies. An overview of the cookies used, their purpose and storage duration can be found in our cookie policy or in the cookie section of this privacy policy. Due to the judgement of the ECJ Planet49 GmbH, consent is obtained for cookies even if the cookies are not personal.
  • Prior consent is only not obtained for cookies if the sole purpose is the transmission of a message or if this is absolutely necessary so that we can provide you with a service that you have expressly requested.

       10.2 Google Analytics 4

  • Google Analytics is a service for obtaining, collecting and evaluating data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. Google uses the data and information obtained to analyse the use of our website, among other things.
  • By setting the cookie, Google and we are able to analyse the use of our website. This cookie causes your internet browser to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of the data subject, the origin of visitors and clicks in order to compile statistics, determine personal interests and enable commission settlements.
  • Google Analytics 4 does not store the IP addresses of visitors to our website. However, Analytics provides rough geographic location data by deriving the following metadata from IP addresses: City (and the city’s derived latitude and longitude), continent, country, region, subcontinent (and ID-based counterparts). The IP address data is used exclusively for the derivation of geolocalisation data and is then immediately discarded. It is not logged, is not accessible and is not used for any other purpose..
  • In addition, we have configured Google Analytics 4 in accordance with data protection regulations so that Google Signals data is deactivated and no detailed location and device data is recorded. The data from Google Analytics 4 has not been shared with other Google services, such as Google Ads.
  • User and event data is stored for a period of 14 months if no new activity takes place within this period. If a new activity takes place within this period, the storage period begins counting again.
  • Further information on Google Analytics 4 can be found here.
  1. Our contact details

The protection of your data is particularly important to us. You can contact us at any time using the contact details below if you have any questions or wish to withdraw your consent.

CHG Czernich Haidlen Gast & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Bozner Platz 4 – Palais Hauser
6020 Innsbruck

T +43 512 56 73 73
F +43 512 56 73 73 15