1. Personal Data
We, Raffling Tenschert Lassl Griesbacher & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH (also "we"), take data protection very seriously and respect your privacy, whether as a client, a client of our client, or just as a visitor to this website; not only due to the comprehensive data protection advice we provide but also due to the (legal) significance. We only collect, process, and use your personal data with your consent or mandate or order for the purposes agreed with you or if there is any other legal basis in accordance with the GDPR and the Austrian DSG; this is in compliance with data protection and civil law regulations. We only collect personal data that is actually necessary for the performance and handling of our legal services or that you have voluntarily provided to us. Personal data includes all data that contains individual information about personal or factual circumstances, such as name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, social security number, video recordings, photos, voice recordings of individuals, and biometric data such as fingerprints. Sensitive data such as health data or data related to criminal proceedings may also be included.
2. Information and Deletion
You, as our client, have the right to information about your stored personal data, its origin, and recipients at any time, despite the observance of the attorney-client confidentiality, as well as the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correction, data transfer, objection, restriction of processing, and blocking or deletion of incorrect or unlawfully processed data. If there are any changes to your personal data, please inform us accordingly. You have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. Your requests for information, deletion, correction, objection, and/or data transfer, in the latter case, unless this involves a disproportionate effort, can be directed to the address of the law firm mentioned in point 10 of this statement. If you believe that the processing of your personal data by us violates the applicable data protection law or if your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you have the option to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, the data protection authority is responsible for this.
3. Data Security
The protection of your personal data is ensured through appropriate organizational and technical measures. These measures relate in particular to protection against unauthorized, unlawful, or accidental access, processing, loss, use, and manipulation. Despite the efforts to maintain a consistently high standard of due diligence, it cannot be ruled out that information you disclose to us over the Internet may be viewed and used by others. Please note that we therefore assume no liability of any kind for the disclosure of information due to errors not caused by us in data transmission and/or unauthorized access by third parties (e.g., hacking of email accounts or phones, interception of faxes).
4. Use of Data / Contact Form on the Website
We will not process the data provided to us for purposes other than those covered by the mandate agreement or by your consent or by any other provision in accordance with the GDPR. This does not apply to use for statistical purposes, provided that the data provided has been anonymized. This also applies to your data that we receive, for example, via our contact form on our website (e.g., name, email, address, telephone). If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for any follow-up questions.
5. Transmission of Data to Third Parties
To fulfill your order, it may also be necessary or legally mandatory to pass on your data to third parties (e.g., the other party, substitutes, insurance companies, service providers we use and to whom we provide data, etc.) courts or authorities. Your data will only be forwarded based on the GDPR, in particular to fulfill your order or with your prior consent. Furthermore, we would like to inform you that within the scope of our legal representation and assistance, factual and case-related information from you is regularly obtained from third parties. Some of the above-mentioned recipients of your personal data are located outside your country or process your personal data there. The level of data protection in other countries may not correspond to that of 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).
6. Reporting Data Breaches
We strive to ensure that data breaches are detected early and, if necessary, reported to you and the competent supervisory authority, including the specific categories of data affected.
7. Storage of Data
We will not keep data for longer than is necessary to fulfill our contractual or legal obligations and to defend against any liability claims.