Data Privacy Statement

1. Personal Data

We, Rautner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Austria, collect; process and use your personal data only with your consent respectively if we have a mandate or appointment for the purpose agreed with you or if an appropriate legal basis in accordance with the GDPR is present; all this in compliance with the conditions of data protection and civil law provisions.

We only collect personal data which are necessary for the performance and execution of our legal services or which you provide to us voluntarily.

Personal data is all data which contains details about personal and factual circumstances, like for example name, address, email-address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, social security number, video recordings, photos, voice recordings of persons as well as biometrical data like for example fingerprints. Also sensitive data like health records or data in connection with criminal proceedings may be included.

2. Access and Erasure

As client respectively person affected, you have – within the limits of professional secrecy obligations – the right to obtain information about your personal data stored, the origins of such data and its recipient and the purpose of the processing as well as a right to request rectifications, data-transfer, restriction of processing and locking or erasing of incorrect or unlawfully processed data.

If there are changes in your personal data, we would ask you to inform us accordingly.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. Your request for access, erasure, rectification, object and/or data transmission, in the latter case only if it does not include a disproportionate effort, can be submitted  to the address of the law firm as stated in Point 10 of this statement.

If you believe that our processing of your personal data violates the provisions of data protection regulations or that we violate your data protection rights in any other form, you have the possibility to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the responsibility of data protection authority (“Datenschutzbehörde“).

3. Data Security

The protection of your personal data is ensured by appropriate technical and organisational measures. These measures concern in particular protection against unauthorized, unlawful or accidental access, processing, loss, use and manipulation of your data.

In spite of efforts to meet an appropriately high standard of data protection, it cannot be ruled out that information, which we receive from you via internet, can be accessed or used by third parties.

Please be aware that we shall not be held liable for the disclosure of information due to errors of data transmission not caused by us and/or for the unauthorized access of data by a third party (hacker attack on email accounts respectively telephones, interceptions of fax-transmissions).

4. Use of Data

We will not process the data provided to us for other purposes than the purpose of your mandate or your consent or any other regulation in accordance with the GDPR. This excludes the use for statistical purposes, provided that the data made available have been anonymised.

5. Transfer of Data to Third Parties

It may be necessary, in order to fulfil your mandate to transfer your data to third parties (opponent in a legal dispute, substitute, insurance companies, service providers we work with and send your data), courts or public authorities. The transfer of data is exclusively carried out on the basis of the GDPR, in particular to fulfil your mandate or due to your prior consent.

Furthermore, we would like to inform you that in the course of your legal representation, we regularly receive case-related information through third parties.

6. Disclosure of Data Mishaps

We endeavour to make sure that data mishaps are identified at an early stage and be reported promptly, if necessary, to you respectively to the competent public authorities.

7. Storage of Data

We will store the data no longer than necessary for the fulfilment of our contractual and legal obligations and the defence of possible liability claims.

8. Cookies

This website uses “Cookies” to make our website even more user-friendly, more effective and more secure.

A cookie is a small text file which we transfer to the hard disk of your computer via our web server to the cookie file of the browser. This allows our website to recognize you as a user if a connection between our web-server and your browser is re-established. Cookies help us to identify the frequency of use and the number of users on our internet pages. The content of the cookies used by us is limited to an identification number which does not allow reference to a specific user. The main cause of cookies is to recognize the visitors of the website.

There are two forms of cookies which are used on this website:

You can adjust your browser to always be informed about cookies and allow Cookies only in particular cases or to disallow cookies for specific cases or in general as well as activate a feature to automatically delete cookies if you close your Browser. In case of deactivation of cookies, the functionality of your website may be limited.

9. Server-Log-Files

For optimization purposes of this website concerning the system performance, user-friendliness and the provision of useful information about our services, the provider of this website collects and stores information automatically in so called Server-Log Files, which your browser automatically transfers 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 of the day.

This data will not be connected with your personal data. We reserve the right to review such data if there is indication of unlawful use.

10. Our contact info:

The protection of your data is extremely important to us. Our law firm can be reached any time for questions or your withdrawal of consent under the contact data, listed below.

Rautner Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Schulerstraße 7, A-1010 Wien
T + 43 1 361 1361
F + 43 1 361 1361-99