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PRIVACY & COOKIES
1. General Notes
When you use this website, various personal data is collected and processed. Personal data is data that can be used to identify you individually.
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy notice.
By using this website, you agree to the collection and processing of your personal data at home and abroad as described in this privacy notice.
The privacy notice published on this website at the time of use applies to the use of the website.
If you would like to enter into contractually special agreements with us regarding the data protection of our services, please contact us separately at the address given in section 2 below.
Please note that in the case of e-mails or electronic communication via websites and internet platforms, the legally regulated attorney-client-secrecy cannot be guaranteed in each case.
2. Name and contact details of the controller
This data protection information applies to data processing by:
Legal as a Service AG
Churerstrasse 47, CH-8808 Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland
Phone: +41 55 511 0811 Fax: +41 55 511 0812
The managing director Ms. Kramer is responsible for data protection at Legal as a Service AG, available at the address above and at email@example.com.
3. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for data processing in Switzerland is the Swiss Data Protection Act (DSG). The competent authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Public Information Officer (EDÖB).
For visitors from the EU and the European Economic Area, due to the extraterritorial application of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we will also comply with the respective articles of the GDPR and name them for you.
If you have any questions or concerns about data protection or would like to assert special data subject rights under the GDPR, you can contact us at any time at the address above.
4. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use
On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing us with it. This can be for example data that you enter in a contact form.
On the other hand, data is also automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). Please refer to the details of the technical collection and use of the data by cookies, analysis tools and third-party plug-ins in the further description below.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the request form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. If you provide us with personal data of third parties, please make sure that the data subject agrees to this.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to processing or the purpose for data processing is no longer applicable (e.g. if after 6 months there is no further contact after your request has been processed).
Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.
Please note that in the case of e-mails or electronic communication via websites and internet platforms, the legally regulated attorney-client secrecy cannot be guaranteed in each case.
a) When visiting the website
When you visit our website www.legal-as-a-service.com or www.legal-as-a-service.ch information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used on your device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:
• IP address of the requesting computer,
• The date and time of access,
• Name and URL of the retrieved file,
• Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
• browser used and, if applicable, your computer's operating system and the name of your access provider.
The above data will be processed by us for the following purposes:
• Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
• Ensuring comfortable use of our website,
• Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
• for other administrative purposes.
Our legitimate interest follows for the purposes listed above for the collection of data (see Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR).
b) When using our contact form
If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. A valid e-mail address is required so that we know who the request originated from and in order to be able to answer it. Further information may be provided voluntarily.
The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is based on your voluntary consent (see Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR).
The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be deleted after completion of the request made by you, if no client relationship results from this within 6 months of your contact. You may also contact us at any time if you want us to correct or delete your contact details.
5. Disclosure of data
Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than the ones listed below.
We will only share your personal information with third parties if:
- you have given your express consent to this (Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR),
- the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest in the non-disclosure of your data (Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR),
- in the event that there is a legal obligation for the transfer (according to Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit.c GDPR), as well as
- this is permitted by law and is necessary for the performance of contractual relationships with you (Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit.b GDPR).
In the event of any transfer abroad, we comply with the legal requirements (see https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/de/home/datenschutz/handel-und-wirtschaft/uebermittlung-ins-ausland.html, or Art. 44-49 GDPR).
The cookie stores information that arises in each case in connection with the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we will gain direct knowledge of your identity.
In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize the user experience, which are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you revisit our site to use our services, you will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to re-enter them.
On the other hand, we used cookies to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate them for the purpose of optimizing our offer. These cookies allow us to automatically recognize that you have already been with us when you visit our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time.
The data processed by cookies are necessary for the aforementioned purposes in order to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as third parties (see Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR).
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete disabling of cookies may prevent you from using all the features of our website.
7. Analysis and Tracking Tools
The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of legitimate interest (see Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR). With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you for the purpose of optimizing our offer. Those interests are regarded by us as justified within the meaning of the abovementioned provision.
The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.
a) Google Analytics
For the purpose of customizing our pages and continuously optimizing our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies are used (see point 4). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as
• Browser type/version,
• operating system used,
• Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
• Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
• Time of the server request,
transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and internet usage for the purposes of market research and the design of these websites according to their needs. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required to do so by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of the company. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that mapping is not possible (IP masking).
You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; However, we would like to point out that in this case not all functions of this website can be used to the full extent.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will need to set the opt-out cookie again.
For more information about privacy related to Google Analytics, see The Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).
b) Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
In order to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate it for you for the purpose of optimizing our website, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. Google Adwords sets a cookie (see paragraph 4) on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google ad.
These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer's website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page.
Each Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked through adwords customers' websites. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers will learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and have been redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.
8. Social Media Plug-ins
We may use social plug-ins of the social networks LinkedIn, Xing, Twitter and YouTube on our website in order to make our law firm better known. The processing of the personal data of the users is also carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests in effective information of the users and communication with the users (see Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. GDPR). If the users are asked by the respective providers of the platforms for consent to the aforementioned data processing, the legal basis of the processing is (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR).
The responsibility for the data protection-compliant operation is to be guaranteed by their respective providers. The integration of these plug-ins by us takes place by means of the so-called two-click method in order to protect visitors to our website in the best possible way.
We also maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services there.
We would like to point out that data of users can be processed outside the European Union. This can create risks for users, as this could e.g. make it more difficult to enforce users' rights. With regard to US providers that have been certified under the Privacy Shield, we would like to point out that they have now committed to comply with the data protection standards of the EU /GDPR.
In addition, users' data on the Internet is often processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, user profiles can be created from the usage behaviour and the resulting interests of the users. The user profiles can in turn be used to display advertisements inside and outside the platforms, which are presumed to be in the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users' computers, in which the user's usage behaviour and the interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data may also be stored in the user profiles independently of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).
For a detailed presentation of the respective processing operations and the opt-out, we refer to the following linked information of the providers. Legal as a Service AG does not use this information for advertising purposes.
Even in the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we would like to point out that these can be asserted most effectively by the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can take direct measures and provide information. If you still need help, you can also contact us.
a) LinkedIn and Xing
Our website uses social media plugins from LinkedIn and Xing to make their use more personal. For this we use the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button. This is an offer from LinkedIn and Xing.
When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the linkedin or Xing servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by LinkedIn or Xing directly to your browser and integrated by it into the website.
By integrating the plugins, LinkedIn or Xing receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a LinkedIn or Xing account or are not currently logged in to LinkedIn or Xing. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a LinkedIn server in the US and Xing within the EU and stored there. If you are logged in to LinkedIn or Xing, LinkedIn or Xing can assign the visit to our website directly to your LinkedIn or Xing account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a LinkedIn or Xing server and stored there. The information is also posted to LinkedIn or Xing, depending on your personal settings, and displayed to your LinkedIn or Xing contacts.
LinkedIn or Xing may use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and the needs of the LinkedIn or Xing pages. For this purpose, LinkedIn or Xing creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on LinkedIn or Xing, to inform other LinkedIn or Xing users about your activities on our website and to provide other services related to the use.
If you do not want LinkedIn or Xing to assign the data collected through our website to your LinkedIn or Xing account, you must log out of LinkedIn or Xing before visiting our website, or change your user settings in your web browser and on LinkedIn or Xing.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by LinkedIn or Xing as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection notice of the provider:
Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated YouTube site. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is made to the youtube servers. The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers.
9. Data Subject Rights
You have the right to:
• Request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned retention period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of their data, if they were not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information on its details (see Art. 15 GDPR);
• request at any time the correction of inaccurate or completion of your personal data stored by us (see Art. 16 GDPR);
• if applicable, you may request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims (Art. 17 GDPR);
• you may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (according to Article. 18 GDPR) or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Article 21 GDPR;
• in cases rarely applicable to us, you may request that your personal data provided to us be obtained in a structured, common and machine-readable format or request the transfer to another controller (in accordance with Article 20 GDPR);
• revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue the data processing, which was based exclusively on this consent, for the future (see Art. 7 sec. 3 GDPR) and
• to complain to a supervisory authority (see Article 77 GDPR). As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office. The competent supervisory authority for data protection in Switzerland is the EDOEB.
10. Right to Object
Insofar as your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests (see Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR), you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, insofar as there are reasons for doing so, which arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a special situation (see Art. 21 GDPR).
If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Data security
Within the website visit, we use the common Secure Socket Layer (SSL) method in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. Typically, this is 256-bit encryption. If your browser doesn't support 256-bit encryption, we'll use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can see whether a single page of our website is transmitted encrypted by the closed display of the bowl or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
12. Current version and updates of this privacy notice
Due to the further development of our website and offers above or due to changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to change this privacy notice. The current privacy notice can be accessed at https://www.legal-as-a-service.ch/legal-notice/ at any time on the website and can also be printed by you.
The information and opinions expressed on this website are not intended to be a comprehensive or final description of the topic at issue, nor to provide legal advice, and should not be treated as a substitute for specific advice concerning particular individual situations. Also, they may reflect the opinion of the author only, and not necessarily of Legal as a Service AG. While we try to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate, Legal as a Service AG does not provide any warranties as regard its correctness, completeness, suitability or otherwise. Legal as a Service AG shall not be liable or otherwise responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information or the website. Moreover, Legal as a Service AG does not assume any responsibility for the external Internet sites or content linked to this site or which are linked to from it or referred to. The documents and other works available on the website are protected by copyright and all rights remain reserved to the respective owners.
Legal as a Service AG
CH-8808 Pfäffikon SZ
Tel.: +41 55 511 0811
Fax: +41 55 511 0812
UID-/ MWSt- Nummer: CHE-251.557.774
Legal as a Service AG is a registered law firm under the supervision of the Swiss Bar Association and cantonal authority of Schwyz (Anwaltskommission des Kanton Schwyz).
Charlene Kramer is a registered Attorney and Mediator in Switzerland and Germany and is thus under supervision of both, the the Swiss Bar Association and cantonal authority of Schwyz (Anwaltskommission des Kanton Schwyz) and the German Bar Association Freiburg (Rechtsanwaltskammer Freiburg im Breisgau).
Legal as a Service AG is represented by the president of the board of directors and CEO Charlene Kramer as a single signatory (Email: email@example.com)
Website Concept and Maintenance:
Kramer & Partner GmbH
Further information required by German law (only available in German):
info (at) rak-freiburg.de
Tel. +49 (0) 761 / 32563
Fax +49 (0) 761 / 286261
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