WHO COLLECTS YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
The Site is owned and operated by the association under Swiss law “Global Advocaten” (“we,” “our”), which collects and processes your personal data on its own behalf, and which determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
You can reach us via the following contact details:
c/o BEELEGAL Bösiger. Angel. Egloff
E-mail: [email protected].
WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT?
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural or legal person (the “data subject”, you) as defined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP).
We collect personal data when you interact with us, this may be when you complete our “Contact” form, request any assistance from us or any referral to a law firm within our global network, complete a survey or if you report a problem with our site. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
Apart from the above, we do not collect, nor do we require that you send us any other information.
Do Not Send us Confidential Information:
FOR WHAT PURPOSE DO WE USE PERSONAL DATA?
Personal data will only be used for the following purposes:
- based on your consent, (i) to respond to a request you send us via a contact form on the Site (e.g., to become a member), (ii) be directed to a member firm in order to receive legal information), or (iii) transmit data to third party providers, such as notaries upon your request.
- based on Global Advocaten’s legitimate interest in being able to (i) contact its members or any other persons that have expressed an interest in Global Advocaten, (ii) to establish and maintain the Global Advocaten database with the contact person(s) of the network members and other interested persons, (iii) to promote our services, including by sending publications, alerts, updates, event invitations etc. (iv) to administer and improve our Site, including monitoring and evaluating its use, or (v) establishing, exercising or defending legal claims.
- to comply with our legal regulatory and risk management obligations
WHOM DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH?
We will never share any of your personal data with any third parties for purposes unrelated to your interaction with the Site or Global Advocaten. Under no circumstances will we sell your personal data.
We reserve the right to disclose personal data to:
- our processors (e.g., IT providers);
- any successor-in-interest of ours, such as a company that merges with or acquires us;
- law enforcement to prevent an emergency, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss and unauthorised access.
Due to the very international nature of our network, the personal data we collect will be processed in a number of international jurisdictions including, but not limited to, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, US and will be transferred abroad to the members of the Board or in order to connect you with lawyers around the globe.
Before transferring data from Switzerland or the European Union to other countries, we implement safeguard mechanisms recognized by Swiss and European regulators, in particular standard contractual clauses.
HOW LONG WILL PERSONAL DATA BE KEPT?
The duration of the storage of your data will be determined by
- the purposes detailed above;
- any legal obligations to keep data;
- the applicable legal limitation period.
The main deadlines are as follows:
- data collected via a contact form (not resulting in a membership in Global Advocaten): 2 years;
- data contained in Global Advocaten members’ and interested persons’ database: until another contact person is notified.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AND HOW CAN YOU EXERCISE THEM?
Please note that in order to respond to your request to exercise your rights listed below, we may require evidence of your identity.
You are entitled to ask for details of the personal data we hold about you and how we process it and to receive a copy of your personal data. You may also have your data rectified or deleted, restrict our processing of that information, and object to the processing of your personal data. You may also choose to withdraw your consent. Please note that even after you have chosen to withdraw your consent, we may be able to continue to process your personal data to the extent required or permitted by law.
You may also lodge a complaint in relation to our processing of your personal data with a local supervisory authority, in Switzerland with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner available here: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home/the-fdpic/links/data-protection—switzerland.html
If you are based in the European Union, you have the option of filing a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. The list of European supervisory authorities is available here:
If you live outside the European Union and Switzerland, you may also have rights under applicable laws in such jurisdiction.
ARE CHANGES MADE TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE?
We reserve the right to modify, add or remove any terms and conditions in this Privacy Notice at any time and without prior notice or liability to you. Any changes we make will be effective immediately following posting on the Site.