1. Personal data
Me, Dr. Robert Gschwandtner Attorney at Law, only collect, process and use your personal data with your consent or upon your mandate or order, for the purposes agreed with you or if a different legal basis exists under the GDPR, and I will do so in compliance with the provisions of data protection and civil law.
I only collect personal data which is necessary to carry out and perform my legal services or which you voluntarily provide me with.
Personal data is any data containing individual information on personal or factual circumstances, for example name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, social security number, video recordings, photographs, voice recordings of individuals or biometric data such as fingerprints. This may also include sensitive data, such as health data or data relating to criminal proceedings.
2. Information and erasure
As a client or generally as a data subject, you have the right at any time (with due regard to client confidentiality in the legal profession) to receive information about your stored personal data, its origin and the recipients and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to rectification, data transmission, objection, restriction of the processing and blocking or erasure of incorrect / impermissibly processed data.
Please inform my firm of any changes to your personal data.
If you are of the opinion that my firms processing of your personal data violates applicable data protection laws or that your entitlements under data protection laws have been otherwise violated, you may lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (in Austria, the Austrian Data Protection Authority).
3. Data security
Your personal data is protected through appropriate organisational and technical measures, which particularly relate to protection against impermissible, unlawful or accidental access, processing, loss, use or manipulation.
Despite my firms best efforts to adhere to consistently rigorous diligence requirements, it cannot be ruled out that information which you disclose to us via the Internet may be accessed or used by other persons.
Please note that we are therefore unable to accept any liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors not caused by us during data transmission and/or unauthorised access by third parties (e.g. hacker attacks on e-mail accounts or telephones, interception of faxes).
4. Use of the data
I will not use the data provided to me for any purposes other than those covered by the mandate agreement or by your consent or otherwise by a stipulation consistent with the GDPR. An exception to this is used for statistical purposes, provided that the data provided has been anonymised.
5. Transmission of data to third parties
It may also be necessary to pass your data on to third parties for the purpose of fulfilling your order (e.g. opposing parties, substitutes, insurance companies, service providers which my firm makes use of and to which we provide data etc.), courts or authorities. Any disclosure of your data will occur exclusively on the basis of the GDPR, in particular for the purpose of fulfilling your order or on the basis of your prior consent.
Moreover, I will advise you that information pertaining to you relating to the facts and case will also be regularly obtained from third parties in the course of my legal representation and support.
Some of the above-mentioned recipients of your personal data are located or process your personal data outside your country. The level of data protection offered by other countries may not be equate to that in Austria. However, my firm only transmits your personal data to countries, which according to a decision of the EU Commission, have an adequate level of data protection, or my firm implements measures to ensure that all recipients have an adequate level of data protection, for which purpose we conclude standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC).
6. Reporting data breaches
My firm makes every effort to ensure that data breaches are identified early and where appropriate are promptly reported to you / the competent supervisory authority, including the affected data categories.
7. Retention of the data
My firm does not retain data longer than is necessary for the purpose of fulfilling my contractual / statutory obligations or to defend against possible liability claims.
8. Contact details
My firm attaches great importance to protecting your data. You may contact us at any time using the contact details provided below for questions or to withdraw your consent.
Dr. Robert Gschwandtner
Attorney at Law
Tel.: +43 (1) 513 29 79
Fax: +43 (1) 513 29 79 – 25