Privacy notice

1. Basic information

The law firm Advokaturbüro Wolff, Gstöhl & Bruckschweiger (WGB) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and complies strictly with the data protection laws of the European Union and the Liechtenstein Data-Protection Act (DSG).

2. Responsible bodies

This data-protection information relates to data processing by:

Advokaturbüro Wolff, Gstöhl & Bruckschweiger
Mitteldorf 1
9490 Vaduz
+423 238 10 30
info@wgb-law.li

3. Data-protection officer

We have appointed a data-protection officer:

Mag. iur. Martina Sakic
Mitteldorf 1
9490 Vaduz
+423 238 10 30
info@wgb-law.li

4. Liechtenstein Supervisory Authority

Data-Protection Office

Städtle 38
Postfach 684
+423 236 6090
info.dss@llv.li

5. Personal data

We, the WGB law firm, will only collect, process and use your personal data with your consent and/or in accordance with our mandate or appointment for the purposes agreed with you or where there is another legal basis for doing so in compliance with the GDPR; we shall do this in compliance with the provisions of data protection and civil law.

We shall only collect personal data that are necessary for carrying out and processing our legal services or that you have voluntarily provided to us.

Personal data includes all data containing individual details about personal or material circumstances, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, social insurance number, video recordings, photographs, voice recordings of individuals, and biometric data such as fingerprints. This may also include sensitive data, such as health data or data in connection with criminal proceedings.

6. Use of data

We shall not process the personal data provided to us for other purposes than for the fulfilment of our contractual duties or as covered by your consent or else by a provision in compliance with the GDPR. This does not include use for statistical purposes, as long as the data provided is anonymised.

7. E-mail contact

If you send us an enquiry or information by e-mail, we shall store your details (e-mail address, content of your e-mail, reference of your e-mail and date) including the contact data you give in it (name, surname, poss. telephone number, address) for processing the enquiry and any follow-up questions. We shall not disclose this data without your consent.

Users are advised that e-mail messages may be read or altered by unauthorised persons and without being noticed, along the path of transmission. WGB uses software to filter undesirable e-mail messages (spam filter). The spam filter may reject e-mail messages if they are wrongly identified as spam on account of certain features.

We will retain the data you supply until you ask us to delete it, withdraw your consent to storage, or until it is no longer needed (e.g. after completing the handling of your enquiry). This does not affect mandatory statutory provisions on, in particular, storage periods.

8. Your rights as data provider

Under the General Data Protection Regulation you, as the client and/or in general as the subject, are entitled – in compliance with the law firm's duty of confidentiality – to various rights and legal remedies.

You have the following rights at all times:

  • To be informed of any of your data that we have stored, its source and recipients, and the purpose of data processing (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Correction and deletion (Art. 16 and Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • The right to object (Art. 21(1) GDPR)

Please inform us if there are changes to your personal data.

You are entitled to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal data at any time. If you wish to make use of any of your above rights, that is, to request information, deletion, correction, to raise objections and/or to enquire about data transmission, in the latter case, please write to the above contacts (2 and 3) at the address given above.

If you believe that our processing of your personal data violates applicable data protection law or your data-protection rights are infringed in any other way, you may complain to the responsible supervisory authority. In Liechtenstein this is the responsibility of the Data-Protection Office (4 above).

9. Data security

We do everything we can to secure your data within the framework of applicable data protection law and what is technically feasible. These precautions concern, in particular, protection against unauthorised, illegal or purely random access, processing, loss, use and manipulation.

To secure your data we carry out technical and organisational security measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, which we continually adjust in line with the state of the art.

We wish to point out that regardless of our efforts to maintain a suitably high standard of care at all times, the transfer of data on the Internet always gives rise to the risk that third parties intercept and use the data. It is not possible to ensure perfect protection of data against third party access.

Therefore, please note that we do not accept liability of any kind for the disclosure of information on account of data transmission errors and/or unauthorised third-party access, where this is not our fault (e.g. hacker attacks on e-mail accounts and/or telephone calls or interception of faxes).

10. Data Storage

We will not store the data any longer than necessary for the fulfilment of our contractual and/or statutory obligations and to safeguard against any liability claims.

11. Transmission of data to third parties

In order to fulfil your assignment it may also be necessary and/or legally obligatory to disclose your data to third parties (e.g. the counterparty, substitute, insurers, service providers that we make use of and to whom we provide data, etc.), courts or authorities. Your data will only be disclosed on the basis of the GDPR, in particular to fulfil your assignment or on the basis of your prior consent.

Further, we hereby inform you that, within the scope of our legal representation and care, information concerning you is routinely obtained by outside agencies in relation to material circumstances and cases.

Some of the above recipients of your personal data are situated outside your country or process your personal data there. The level of data protection in other countries does not always correspond to that of Liechtenstein. However, we only transmit your personal data to countries that the EU Commission has decided have a suitable level of data protection, or we impose measures to guarantee that all recipients have a suitable level of data protection, by concluding standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC).

12. Notification of data breaches

We make every effort to ensure that data breaches are promptly recognised and, if necessary, immediately reported to you and/or the responsible supervisory authority, taking into account the category of the data involved.

13. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Google Inc. (Google) website analysis service.Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow analysis of your use of the website. The information on your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event of activating IP anonymisation on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other states that have signed the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there, in exceptional cases. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services associated with website use and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not conflated by Google with other data.

You can set your browser software to prevent storage of cookies; please note, however, that if you do so you may not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and obtained by Google on your website use (incl. your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

You can find more information on the terms of use and data protection at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

14. Google Maps

We use Google Maps to display maps and to create route maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

It is necessary to store your IP address for Google Maps to function. This information is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have no influence on other processing and use of the data by Google and therefore cannot assume any responsibility for this.

If you do not want Google to collect, process or use data on you via our Internet presence, you can deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. However, in this case you cannot use the map display.

You can find Google Maps' terms of use at: https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html .

You can find full details in Google.de's Data Protection Centre: Transparency and Options as well as Data-Protection Provisions at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de .

15. Logfiles

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically records data and information from the connecting computer system.

Folgende Daten werden hierbei erhoben:

  • Information on the browser and version used
  • The user's operating system
  • The user's Internet service-provider
  • The user's IP address
  • The date and time of access
  • Websites that the user's system comes to our website from
  • Websites that the user's system accesses via our website

It is necessary for the system to store the IP address temporarily in order to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. To do this, the user's IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.
Your IP address is stored in logfiles to ensure the functionality of the website. The data also help us to optimise the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. There is no analysis of the data for marketing purposes in this context.

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer needed to achieve the purpose for which they are collected. In the case of collection of the data to make the website available, they are deleted when the session is terminated.
In the case of data stored in logfiles this takes place after seven days at the latest. Longer storage is possible. In this case, the users' IP addresses are deleted or pseudonymised, so that they can no longer be attributed to the client.

Collection of data in order to make the website available and storage of data in logfiles is absolutely necessary to operate the website.

16. Cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and enable the use of certain functions, we use what are called cookies on our website. This is a standard Internet technology for the storage and accessing of login and other usage information for all users of the WGB website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device, they enable us amongst other things to store user settings so that our website can be presented in a format tailored to your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. when you close your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies).

You can set your browser to inform you about the use of cookies and decide on a case-by-case basis whether to allow them or block the use of cookies in specific cases or generally. In addition, cookies can be deleted afterwards to remove data that the website has placed on your computer. You can easily find instructions on how to do this on the Internet. Deactivating cookies can lead to some restrictions on the functionality of the WGB website.