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Privacy Policy

1. General

Tavernier Tschanz is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the personal information that is provided to us or collected by us during the course of our business (the “Personal Data“). We protect and process your Personal Data in compliance with the Swiss Data Protection Act and any other applicable data protection laws and regulations including, to the extent applicable, the European General Data Protection Regulation.

This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy“) explains how we collect and use your Personal Data and your rights in relation thereto.

2. Personal Data Processed

We process your Personal Data (such as, but not limited to, name, email and postal address, telephone number, language, job title, business affiliations, and content of the communication) as follows:

  • We process the Personal Data you provide to us when communicating with us. The Personal Data may relate to you, as well as to your employees, representatives and/or agents.
  • When providing our legal services, we collect and process Personal Data about our clients, counterparties and/or third parties.
  • We collect certain Personal Data (such as, but not limited to, your IP address, your geographic location, the search terms you enter on this Website and your browser type) when you visit this Website by using cookies (for additional information on cookies, see Section 5).
  • In some instances, we will collect Personal Data from publicly available sources, such as, but not limited to, online media or employer websites, for the purpose of confirming the information you provided to us or obtaining further information to enable us to effectively communicate with you.

3. Purposes for Processing Personal Data

We use Personal Data for the purposes of operating this Website, managing our relationship with you, providing our legal services, complying with our obligations to identify and verify the identity of our clients, as well as communicating with you, including to send you newsletters and invitations to events, training programmes or lectures, to maintain our list of contacts and/or to provide you with any other information you may request from us. We do not monitor your behavior, track your physical location or subject you to profiling or automated decision-making.

4. Legal Basis of Processing Personal Data

We only process your Personal Data to the extent that such processing is allowed by applicable laws and regulations. We will therefore process your Personal Data when:

  • you have given your consent;
  • it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you;
  • it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation that we are subject to;
  • we have legitimate interests in communicating with you, as a business contact, about our operations and our events; or
  • there are any other grounds for lawful processing of your Personal Data under the applicable laws and regulations.

5. Cookies and Social Plug-Ins

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you use this Website. Cookies are in particular used to help analyze how users use this Website and improve it by providing statistical information about the interaction of users with this Website, the number of visitors to this Website and similar information. Most cookies are deleted when you close your browser or after a short time. Other cookies remain on your device and permit recognition next time you visit this Website. You may change your browser settings to delete and block cookies. If you decide to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain functions of this Website. By continuing to use this Website without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.

We use plugins for the social network LinkedIn, which you can recognize by the logo which is placed on this Website. If you interact with this social network, the relevant information will be forwarded and your visit recognized by it. Tavernier Tschanz has no influence over the scope of Personal Data that this social network collects using the plugins and you should refer to its individual policies for more details.

6. Recipients of Personal Data

Personal Data will only be used by us and our technology suppliers (who are obliged to protect your Personal Data to the same extent as we are). We do not sell, disclose or otherwise transfer your Personal Data to third parties except when you have consented to us doing so or as we are required under applicable laws or regulations (for instance to comply with anti-money laundering).

7. How Long We Keep Personal Data

Personal Data will be retained for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which they were collected. In particular, Personal Data relating to communications will be saved for as long as you are a business contact to us. We will further retain your personal data to comply with any applicable legal or regulatory retention obligations.

8. Protecting Personal Data

Tavernier Tschanz takes great care to ensure the security of Personal Data. We restrict the use and access to your Personal Data to those who have an absolute need-to-know to provide you with access to this Website, render legal services and/or communicate with you. Our partners and technology suppliers who may have access to your Personal Data are bound by confidentiality obligations.
We maintain technical and organizational measures to preserve the confidentiality of your Personal Data (in electronic and physical form), in particular to protect your Personal Data against improper use, accidental loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unlawful disclosure.

9. Your Rights

We welcome your inquiries and comments on this Privacy Policy. You have rights that you can exercise under certain circumstances with regard to the Personal Data we process. In particular, you have the right to be informed by us on any processing of your Personal Data to verify the lawfulness of processing. You have the right to request access to your Personal Data. If you are affected by incorrect or incomplete Personal Data, you may request rectification or completion of any relevant data. To the extent allowed by applicable law, you may request the deletion of your Personal Data or a temporary restriction of processing in certain instances and you may also object to the processing or withdraw your consent for the specific processing of your Personal Data at any time, in which case we may however not be in a position to provide any related services. Subject to the applicable laws and regulations, you may have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority if you believe that our processing of your Personal Data infringes on applicable data protection laws and regulations.

If you have any questions or would like to exercise your rights, please contact us in writing.

10. Updates

Tavernier Tschanz reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy in order to reflect any changes to the way we process your Personal Data or to comply with any legislative amendment. Any changes we make to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this Website.