Riedweg & Partner takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Act and to the extent applicable the EU General Data Protection Regulation
In cooperation with our hosting providers, we endeavour to protect the databases as much as possible from unauthorized access, losses, misuse or falsification. We would like to remind you that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of data in accordance with this policy. This website can be visited without registration.
Riedweg & Partner Ltd., Gartenstrasse 23, 8002 Zürich, is responsible for your personal data provided to us or collected by us during the course of our business. If you have any question regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Riedweg & Partner AG
Gartenstrasse 23 I CH-8002 Zurich
T +41 44 244 06 60
2. Scope of Application
Personal data is all information that refers to an identified or identifiable person. A data subject is a person about whom personal data is processed. Processing includes any handling of personal data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the storage, disclosure, retrieval, deletion, recording, alteration, destruction and use of personal data.
We process personal data in accordance with Swiss data protection law. Insofar and to the extent that the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable, we further process personal data in accordance with the following legal provisions in connection with Art. 6 para. 1 GDPR:
- Point a) processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
- Point b) Processing of personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject and for the implementation of corresponding pre-contractual measures.
- Point c) Processing of personal data to discharge a legal obligation to which we are subject under any applicable EU law or under any applicable law of a country in which the EU-GDPR is applicable in whole or in part.
- Point d) The processing of personal data for the purpose of protecting the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
- Point f) Processing of personal data to protect the legitimate interests of us or third parties, unless the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject prevail. In particular, legitimate interests include our business interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with Swiss law.
We process personal data for the duration necessary for the respective purpose or purposes. In the case of longer-term storage obligations due to legal and other obligations to which we are subject, we limit the processing accordingly.
3. Collection, Use and Procession of Personal Data
3.1 Client Relationship, Contractual Relationship with Business Partners and Business Development
We primarily collect and process personal data within the scope of our client relationships, other contractual relationships with business partners and our business development initiative.
We obtain such personal data directly from you, our clients or other persons involved and their respective representatives and employees. Further, we may also receive or collect data from business partners, other third parties, government agencies, courts, other law firms or other professional advisors. We may also collect data from public available sources.
We may use such personal data in order to develop and maintain our business relationship with you, to provide our services to our clients, to run and monitor our business as well as to comply with our domestic and foreign legal obligations.
3.2 Use of our Website
3.2.1. When you visit our Website
When you visit our website, certain data is automatically stored on our servers or on servers of services and products that we procure and/or have installed for purposes of system administration, statistics, security, or tracking. This information may include the following:
- the name of your Internet service provider
- your IP address (under certain circumstances)
- the version of your browser software
- the operating system of the computer with which our website was accessed
- the date and the time
- the website from which you are visiting our website
- the search words you used to find our website
Under certain circumstances, this data may allow conclusions to be drawn about a particular visitor. However, personal data is not used in this context.
You can adjust your browser settings so that no cookies are stored on your computer. The complete deactivation of cookies may result in you not being able to use all functions of our website.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, you agree that we may use the data provided by you, such as your first and last name, address, e-mail address and any data you have voluntarily entered in your user profile, to send you the newsletter.
3.2.4. Analyse Tools
Our website may use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your web browser, to help the website analyze how users use the site (see above Cookies). The information generated by the cookie (browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL / previously visited website, IP address, time of server request) about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
3.2.5. Social Media Plug-in
We use the following social plug-ins on our website. The respective provider is responsible for the compliance with data protection regulations. Data processing in connection with these plug-ins takes place with your consent when you use these plug-ins.
If you use the services of these social networks independently or in connection with our website, the social networks will evaluate your use of the plug-in. In this case, information about the plug-in is forwarded to the social networks.
Plug-ins of the social network LinkedIn Corporation, USA, are installed on our website. You can recognize the LinkedIn plug-in (“LinkedIn Recommended” button) by the LinkedIn logo. When you access a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, a direct connection is established between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn button while logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the content of our pages to your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn. Further information can be found at: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Google Maps services can be used on our website (e.g. in-screen or via interfaces/API). Google LLC, USA, may therefore process information about your actual location. Google uses various technologies such as IP addresses, GPS, and other sensors to track your location, such as providing Google with information about nearby devices, WLAN access points, or cell towers.
3.3 Third Parties
In the context of our business activities and for the aforementioned purposes, we may share your personal data with third parties (such as courts, government agencies, service providers (e.g. banks), dealers, suppliers, auxiliaries, other business partners, related parties, counterparties and other persons) in Switzerland or abroad to the extent that such data transfer is permitted and we deem it appropriate. We will pass on your data if we are obliged to do so by law or by official or court orders.
If we transfer data to a country without adequate legal data protection, we make sure that an adequate level of protection is ensured by means of data transfer agreements (on the basis of the so-called standard contractual clauses of the European Commission) or rely on the statutory exceptions of consent, contract and mandate processing, the establishment, exercise or enforcement of legal claims, overriding public interests, published personal data or because it is necessary to protect the integrity of the data subjects. Please contact us if you would like a copy of our data transfer agreements.
4. Your Rights
You can request information about your data stored by us at any time. We kindly ask you to send a request for information by e-mail to the address below. Together with the request, you will need proof of your identity at the same address.
You have the possibility to request the deletion or correction of your data at any time. You are of course also entitled at any time to revoke your consent to the use or processing of personal data with effect for the future.
Stored data will be deleted by us if they are no longer needed for the purpose indicated. With regard to the deletion of data, it should be noted that we are subject to certain legal obligations, which provide for certain data to be retained. We have to comply with this obligation. If you wish the deletion of data which are subject to the legal storage obligation, the data will be blocked in our system and only used to fulfil the legal storage obligations. After expiry of the retention period, your request for deletion will be complied with.
If your personal data can be processed on the basis of legitimate interests, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data if there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without the need to indicate a particular circumstance.
Furthermore, you also have the option to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, or to request the transfer to another responsible person.
We kindly ask you to send us an e-mail at email@example.com. We reserve the right to require you to provide us with an identity card and to assume the effective costs in advance should the effort involved be disproportionately high.
Zurich, 01. April 2020