1. What is this privacy policy about?

Küng & Vögeli Attorneys at Law (hereinafter also “we”, “us”) obtains and processes personal data relating to you or also to other persons (so-called “third parties”). We use the term “data” here synonymously with “personal data”.

In this privacy policy, we describe what we do with your data when you use https://www.kueng-voegeli.ch/ (the “Website”), obtain our services or products, otherwise interact with us under a contract, communicate with us, or otherwise deal with us. Where appropriate, we will provide you with timely written notice of additional processing activities not mentioned in this privacy policy.

If you transmit or disclose data about other persons to us, we assume that you are authorized to do so and that this data is correct. With the transmission of data about third parties you confirm this.

Please also ensure that these third parties have been informed about this privacy policy.

This privacy policy is designed to meet the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Swiss Data Protection Act (“DPA”). However, whether and to what extent these laws are applicable depends on the individual case.

2. Who is responsible for the processing of your data?

Küng & Vögeli Attorneys at Law, Schaffhauserstrasse 135, CH-8302 Kloten (“Küng & Vögeli Attorneys at Law”), is responsible for the data processing described in this privacy policy, unless otherwise communicated in individual cases.

You can contact us for your data protection concerns and to exercise your rights pursuant to Section 10 as follows:

Küng & Vögeli Rechtsanwälte
Schaffhauserstrasse 135, CH-8302 Kloten


3. What data do we process?

We process different categories of data about you. The most important categories are the following:

  • Technical data: When you use our website or other electronic offerings, we collect the IP address of your terminal device and other technical data. This data also includes logs recording the use of our systems.
  • Communication data: If you are in contact with us via the contact form, email, phone, letter, or other means of communication, we collect the data exchanged between you and us, including their contact details and the marginal data of the communication.
  • Master data: We refer to master data as the basic data that we require, in addition to contractual data, to process our contractual and other business relationships, such as name, contact details and information about, for example, your role and function, your bank account(s), your date of birth, powers of attorney, signature authorizations and consent forms.
  • Contract data: This is data that arises in connection with the conclusion or processing of a contract, e.g., information about contracts and the services to be provided, as well as data from the run-up to the conclusion of a contract, the information required or used for processing and information about reactions.
  • Other data: We also collect data from you in other situations for example in connection with official or legal proceedings.

You disclose much of the above data yourself when communicating with our employees. Personal data is also collected and created as part of our range of legal services or obtained from other sources, for example by consulting publicly available sources or obtaining data from authorities or other third parties.

4. For what purposes do we process your data?

We process your data for purposes related to communication with you and the provision of legal services.

Personal data is processed for compliance with laws, directives, and recommendations of authorities.

Processing of personal data for other purposes is not excluded.

5. On what basis do we process your data?

We process personal data when it is necessary for us to process a contract, such as contacting a person to provide legal or other services. Personal data is processed for the assertion, implementation, or defense of legal claims or in legal proceedings. Further processing is carried out to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, to protect legitimate interests and/or based on consent.

6. Who do we disclose your data to?

In connection with our contracts, the website, our services, our legal obligations, or otherwise to protect our legitimate interests and the purposes listed in section 4, we may disclose your personal data to trusted third parties. In particular, the transfer may be made to the following recipients:

  • IT service providers;
  • Third parties who have been commissioned within the scope of services which we offer our clients, with their prior consent;
  • Government agencies, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory and governmental authorities, law enforcement and other authorities;
  • Disclosure to third parties, to comply with legal requirements and regulatory obligations.

7. Do your personal data also end up abroad?

As explained in section 6, we also disclose data to other bodies. These may also be located outside of Switzerland. Your data may therefore also be processed in Europe and, in exceptional cases, in any country in the world.

If a recipient is in a country without adequate legal data protection, we contractually obligate the recipient to comply with the applicable data protection, unless the recipient is already subject to a legally recognized set of rules to ensure data protection and we cannot rely on an exemption provision. An exception may apply in the case of legal proceedings abroad, but also in cases of overriding public interests or if the performance of a contract requires such disclosure, if you have consented or if it is a matter of data made generally available by you, the processing of which you have not objected to.

8. How long do we process your data?

We process your data for as long as our processing purposes, the legal retention periods, and our legitimate interests in processing for documentation and evidence purposes require or storage is technically necessary. If there are no legal or contractual obligations to the contrary, we delete or anonymize your data after the storage or processing period has expired as part of our normal processes.

9. How do we protect your data?

We take appropriate security measures to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your personal data, to protect it against unauthorized or unlawful processing, and to protect against the risks of loss, accidental alteration, unauthorized disclosure, or access.

10. What rights do you have?

To help you control the processing of your personal data, you also have the following rights in connection with our data processing, depending on the applicable data protection law:

  • The right to request information from us as to whether we are processing data about you and, if so, what data;
  • the right to have us correct data if it is inaccurate;
  • the right to request that we delete data;
  • the right to request that we release certain personal data in a commonly used electronic format or transfer it to another data controller;
  • the right to withdraw consent where our processing is based on your consent;
  • the right to obtain, upon request, further information necessary to exercise these rights.

Please note that even if you have chosen to withdraw your consent, we may continue to process your personal data to the extent required or permitted by law.

11. Information on the use of cookies and online tracking

On our website, we use various techniques with which we and third parties engaged by us can recognize you during your use and, under certain circumstances, track you over several visits.

Even without collecting registration data, the techniques used are designed to recognize you as an individual visitor each time you visit the site, for example, by our server (or the servers of third parties) assigning you or your browser a specific recognition number (so-called “cookie”).

You can program your browser to block or deceive certain cookies or alternative techniques, or to delete existing cookies. You can also enhance your browser with software that blocks tracking by certain third parties. You can find more information about this on the help pages of your browser (usually under the keyword “Privacy”) or on the websites of third parties.

The following cookies are distinguished:

  • Necessary cookies: Some cookies are necessary for the functioning of the website as such or certain functions. For example, they ensure that you can switch between pages without losing information entered in a form. These cookies only exist temporarily (“session cookies”). If you block them, the website may not work. Other cookies are necessary to allow the server to store decisions you have made or entries you have made beyond one session, if you request this function.
  • Performance cookies: In order to optimize a website and corresponding offer, cookies may be used to record and analyse the use of our website, possibly even beyond the session. We do this using third-party analytics services.

12. Can this privacy policy be changed?

This Privacy Policy is not part of any contract with you. We may amend this privacy policy at any time. The version published on this website is the current version.

Last updated: the 26 of June, 2023