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Privacy policy

1.  General

With this privacy policy, Linde Law AG ("we") informs you how we collect, use, process and pass on personal data. The protection of your rights and freedoms is important to us. We therefore process your personal data responsibly and only in accordance with applicable law. Personal data refers to all information relating to identified or identifiable natural persons.

2.  Responsible person and contact details

Linde Law AG is responsible under data protection law for the processing described in this privacy policy. You can contact us at the following address:

Linde Law AG
Tödistrasse 48
8002 Zurich

3.  Origin of the personal data

Linde Law AG is a law firm specializing in litigation with registered office in Zurich and a business address in Chur. In the course of our business activities, we obtain and process personal data that we receive from you, our clients and their employees, our business partners, from authorities, courts, arbitration tribunals, from counterparties or business partners of our clients, from legal protection and other insurers or from other third parties. We also receive personal data in connection with participation in training courses or events or via our website and other offers. We may also obtain data from publicly accessible sources.

4.  Categories of personal data and purpose of processing

When you use our services, visit or come into contact with us for other reasons, we obtain and process various categories of personal data. In particular, we may collect and process this personal data for the following purposes:

  • Personal information and communication data, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, nationality, gender, pictures, professional functions and activities, education, qualifications, information about marital status, family members, relatives and related parties, connection to third parties. We use this information to communicate with you and third parties and to process mandates and other contracts.

  • Data for the initiation and conclusion of mandates and other agreements, such as fee agreements, powers of attorney, declarations of consent, information about third parties, in particular also for the clarification of conflicts of interest, creditworthiness data and other data from public sources or from third parties (e.g. commercial register, credit agencies, sanctions lists, media, legal expenses insurance or from the Internet).

  • Data for the administration and processing of mandates and other contracts, such as data for legal advice and representation before courts and authorities or data for the enforcement of contracts. This data may include, in particular, minutes of meetings and consultations, notes, internal and external correspondence, contractual documents, documents prepared and served in the context of proceedings before courts and authorities (e.g. statements of claim, appeals and complaints, judgements and decisions), background information about you, counterparties or other persons. They help us to fulfil our contractual obligations towards clients and other contractual partners (e.g. suppliers, service providers, correspondence law firms).

  • Financial information, such as proof of performance, invoices, payment data, bank data, insurance information, creditworthiness information, debt enforcement and bankruptcy information. We also use this information to process contracts entered into, to manage the company and to fulfil legal obligations.

  • Data in connection with the operation and use of our website, such as IP address and other identifiers, the time and type of use. We also use cookies and similar technologies. For more information, see section 8. We use this information for the secure and stable operation of the website as well as for advertising and marketing purposes, which is a legitimate interest on our part.

  • Information on compliance with laws, directives and recommendations from authorities, such as anti-money laundering, tax obligations or our professional duties, self-regulation, industry standards, export restrictions as well as for internal and external investigations.

  • Job applications: In the case of job applications, we obtain and process the relevant data to review the application, carry out the application process and, in the case of successful applications, to prepare and conclude a corresponding contract. In addition to your contact details and the information from the relevant communication, we process in particular the data contained in your application documents and the data that we can additionally obtain about you, e.g. from job-related social networks, the Internet, the media and from references, if you consent to us obtaining references.

  • Other purposes: Other purposes include, for example, training and education purposes as well as administrative purposes (e.g. bookkeeping). We may also process personal data for the organization, implementation and follow-up of events, in particular participant lists and the content of presentations and discussions. The protection of other legitimate interests is also one of the purposes that cannot be listed exhaustively.

5.  Disclosure of data to other persons

We may transfer your personal data in particular to the categories of recipients listed below in accordance with the processing purposes specified in section 4. If necessary, we will obtain your consent for this or have our supervisory authority release us from our professional duty of confidentiality.

  • Business partners, service providers and suppliers with whom we work, such as trustees, IT providers, banks, legal protection and other insurance companies, experts, other lawyers and law firms in Switzerland and abroad or consulting firms.

  • Clients, their affiliated companies, counterparties, contractual partners and other persons involved in the matters or proceedings we handle.

  • Courts, arbitration tribunals, public authorities, regulatory authorities and self-regulatory organizations.

  • Other persons, such as industry organizations, associations or competitors and in particular our supervisory authority, insofar as this is necessary in individual cases for the release from our professional confidentiality obligation, or to persons involved in the context of company development or transactions.

6.  Disclosure of personal data abroad

We process and store personal data mainly in Switzerland and in the EU/EEA. Depending on the circumstances, we may disclose your personal data to recipients in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, the USA or any other country in the world in which our clients are present, as well as to countries in which our service providers process their data (e.g. EU/EEA member states, USA).

If a recipient is located in a country without adequate data protection, we will ensure through appropriate contractual provisions that this is done in accordance with the applicable data protection law. However, in the exceptional cases provided for by law (e.g. the conclusion or performance of a contract, the protection of overriding public interests, the enforcement of legal claims, your consent), we may also disclose your personal data to such countries without concluding contractual guarantees.

7.  Rights of the data subjects

To the extent provided for by applicable data protection law, you have the right to information, correction and deletion of your personal data, the right to restrict processing or to object to data processing and the right to receive certain personal data. Please note, however, that we reserve the right to assert the restrictions provided for by law, e.g. if we are obliged to store or process certain data, if we have an overriding interest in doing so, to protect third parties or business secrets or due to our professional duty of confidentiality or if we need the data to assert claims. In particular, we reserve the right to black out copies for reasons of data protection or confidentiality or to supply only extracts.

If you wish to exercise your rights, please contact us. Our contact details can be found in section 2. To prevent misuse, we may ask you to clearly identify yourself (e.g. with a copy of your ID).

You also have the right to assert your claims in court or to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority. The competent data protection authority in Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (

8.  Cookies, tracking and other technologies in connection with the use of our website

When you visit our website, data is generated that is stored in logs (e.g. name of the website and file accessed, date and time of your visit, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access and the IP address of the requesting computer). We may also use cookies and similar technologies. A cookie is a small file that is transmitted between the server and your system and enables a specific device or browser to be recognized.

You can set your browser so that it automatically rejects, accepts or deletes cookies. You can deactivate or delete cookies in individual cases. You can find out how to manage cookies in your browser in the help menu of your browser.

Neither the technical data we collect nor cookies generally contain any personal data.

We also use third-party services (which may themselves use cookies) on our website, in particular to improve the functionality or content of our website (e.g. integration of videos or maps).

We currently use Google Maps in particular, whereby their contact details and further information on the individual data processing can be found in the respective privacy policy:

9.  Personal data on our pages in social networks

We operate another online presence on LinkedIn and process data about you in this context. We receive data from you (e.g. when you communicate with us or comment on our content) and from the platforms (e.g. statistics). The providers of the platforms can analyse your use and process this data together with other data that they have about you. They also process this data for their own purposes (e.g. marketing and market research purposes and to manage their platforms), and act as their own data controllers for this purpose.

Further information on the identity, contact details and processing by the platform operator can be found in the platform operator's privacy policy, which can be accessed as follows:

We are authorized, but not obliged, to check third-party content before or after its publication on our online presences, to delete content without notice and, if necessary, to report it to the provider of the platform in question.

10.  Applicability of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We do not assume that the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") applies to us. However, if this should exceptionally be the case for certain data processing operations, this Section 10 shall also apply exclusively for the purposes of the data processing operations subject to the GDPR.

We base the processing of your personal data in particular on the fact that

  • it is necessary for the initiation and conclusion of contracts and their administration and enforcement (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR);

  • it is necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests or those of third parties, namely for communication with you or third parties, to operate our website, for marketing purposes, for compliance with Swiss law and internal regulations for corporate governance and for other purposes such as training and education, administration, organization, implementation and follow-up of events and to safeguard other legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR);

  • it is required or permitted by law based on our mandate or our position under the law of the EEA or a member state (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR) or is necessary to protect your vital interests or those of other natural persons (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR);

  • you have separately consented to the processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR).

Please note that we generally process your data for as long as required by our processing purposes, the statutory retention periods and our legitimate interests, in particular for documentation and evidence purposes, or if storage is technically necessary. If there are no legal or contractual obligations or technical reasons to the contrary, we will delete or anonymize your data once the storage or processing period has expired.

The right to object to the processing of your data set out in section 7 applies in particular to data processing for the purpose of direct marketing.

If you do not agree with our handling of your rights or data protection, please let us know (see contact details in section 2). If you are located in the EEA, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority in your country.

11.  Changes to the privacy policy

We may amend this privacy policy at any time. The current version

Status: 1 January 2024

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