1. General Remarks
1.1 With this Data Protection Statement we, schochauer ag (hereafter «schochauer», «we» or «us»), describe how we collect and process personal data. Schochauer greatly values the processing of personal data in accordance with applicable law, its protection and secure handling.
3. Collection and Processing of Personal Data
3.1 We only collect and process personal data in conformity with the applicable data protection laws, to the extent that such laws allow for it. In particular and primarily, we collect and process personal data that we obtain in connection with advising our clients or from business partners, in so far as such data is necessary for, and essential to, this process. To a limited extent, personal data is collected from persons visiting our homepage (schochauer.ch). In addition, we collect and use personal data in so far as you interact with us; for example, if you contact us, provide us with information or if you participate in one of our vents. To the extent permitted, we also use information from publicly accessible sources (e.g. land register, commercial register, debt enforcement register, press etc.) or receive such information from authorities or courts.
4. Security Measures and Storage
4.1 We take organisational, contractual and technical security measures in accordance with the current state of technology in order to ensure that data protection laws are complied with and to protect the data processed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons.
4.2 In principle, we store personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and processed, or for as long as we have a legitimate interest in storing the data; for example to defend or enforce legal claims. In addition, we store personal data at least for as long as there is a legal obligation to retain it.
5. Transfer of Data to Third Parties and Transfer of Data Abroad
5.1 We only pass on personal data to third parties to the extent permitted by data protection law, if this is necessary, for example, to fulfil contractual or statutory obligations or based on legitimate interests in the economic and effective operation of our business.
5.2 If we transfer data to a country without adequate legal data protection, we ensure an appropriate level of protection as legally required by way of using appropriate contracts (in particular on the basis of the standard contract clauses of the European Commission) or binding corporate rules or we rely on the statutory exceptions of consent, performance of contracts, 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 persons concerned.
6. Collection of Data when Visiting our Website/Cookies
6.1 Each time a user accesses the website and each time a file is retrieved, data relating to this process is stored in a log file. Depending on the access protocol used, the protocol data record contains information with the following contents:
(i) IP address of the requesting computer,
(ii) Origin, language, operating system, device (PC, tablet PC or smartphone), browser and all add-ons used as well as resolution of the requesting computer,
(iii) Visitor source (Facebook, search engine or referring website),
(iv) Information on the visitor’s behaviour on the website (see also section 7 regarding Google Analytics).
– Transient cookies (temporary use)
– Persistent cookies (temporally limited use)
– Third-party cookies (from third parties)
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when the user closes the browser. They include in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from the user’s browser to the shared session. This enables the recognition of the user’s computer when the user returns to the website. We use this type of cookie to ensure the operation and functionality of our website. The session cookies are deleted once the user logs out or closes the browser.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. We use this type of cookie to enhance the usability of our website by storing user-specific settings.
Third party cookies are cookies that are set and collected by a third party.
7.2 The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. We would like to point out that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “ga(‘set’, ‘ano-nymizeIp’, true)” in order to guarantee an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). This shortens the processing of IP addresses, thus excluding direct personal references.
8. Integration of Additional Third-Party Services
8.1 The following third party services are included on our website:
9. Your Rights
9.1 Within the framework of the data protection law applicable to you, you principally have the right to information, rectification, deletion, the right to restrict data processing and the right to object to data processing. You are also entitled to revoke any consent you have given us for processing your data at any time, whereby this revocation has no effect on data processing that has already taken place. Under certain circumstances you may also be entitled to the disclosure of personal data for the purpose of data portability. In order to exercise your rights it is in any case necessary that you unambiguously prove your identity to us.
9.2 In individual cases, we reserve the right to assert any statutory restrictions on your rights, e.g. if we are legally obliged to keep your data or if we have a legitimate interest in further storing or processing the data, namely to enforce legal claims.
Last updated: 24. September 2019
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