Data Protection

1. Personal data

We, the law firm Dr. Gabriele Schmid, collect, process and use your personal data only with your consent or mandate or for the purposes agreed with you or if there is any other legal basis in accordance with the GDPR; always in compliance with data protection and the relevant civil law regulations.

We will only collect personal data necessary for the implementation and processing of our legal services, or data you have voluntarily made available to us.

“Personal information” is any information that contains details about personal or factual circumstances and relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”), for example, name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, video, photographs, voice recordings of individuals or biometric data such as fingerprints. Sensitive data such as health data or data related to criminal proceedings may also be included.


2. Right to information and erasure

As our client or, more generally, as the data subject, you have at any time the right to information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to correction, data transfer, objection, restriction of processing as well as blocking or deletion of incorrect or unlawfully processed data – while maintaining the lawyer's duty of confidentiality.

We kindly ask you to inform us as soon as possible about any personal data changes.

You have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. Your request for information, deletion, correction, objection and/or data transfer, in the latter case, provided that this does not cause a disproportionate effort, can be sent to the address of the law firm listed in item 10. of this declaration.

If you think that processing your personal data violates the applicable data protection law or that your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, the responsible supervisory authority is the data protection authority.


3. Data Security

The protection of your personal data is carried out with appropriate organisational and technical precautions. In particular, these precautions involve the protection against unauthorised, unlawful or accidental access, procession, loss, use and manipulation.

Notwithstanding our efforts to always maintain an appropriately high level of due diligence, it cannot be ruled out that information that you provide to us through the internet may be viewed and used by other persons.

Please note that we therefore accept no liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors in data transmission not caused by us and/or unauthorized access by third parties (e.g. hacking of email accounts or telephone, interception of faxes).


4. Processing of your data

We will not process the data provided to us for purposes other than those covered by the mandate agreement or by your consent or otherwise by a provision in accordance with the GDPR. This doesn’t apply to the use for statistical purposes, provided that the data provided has been anonymized previously.


5. Transmission of data to third parties

In order to fulfil your mandate, it may also be necessary to pass on your data to third parties (e.g. counterparties, substitutes, insurance companies, service providers whom we use and to whom we provide data, etc.), courts or authorities. Your data will only be forwarded based on the GDPR, in particular in order to fulfil your mandate or on the basis of your prior consent.

Furthermore, we would like to inform you that within the scope of our legal representation and support, we will receive factual and case-related information about you from third parties.

Some of the above-mentioned recipients of your personal data are located outside your country or process your personal data abroad. The level of data protection in other countries may not be the same as in Austria. However, we only transfer your personal data to countries for which the EU Commission has decided that they have an adequate level of data protection, or we take measures to ensure that all recipients have an adequate level of data protection, for which we conclude, if possible, standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC).


6. Information in case of data breakdowns and security breaches

We try to ensure that data breaches are detected at an early stage and, if necessary, will be reported to you or the competent supervisory authority without delay.


7. Retention of data

We will keep data as long as it is necessary in order to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations and to defend ourselves against potential liability claims. Our website does not produce profiles of the users. We do not use cookies.


8. Cookies

Our website does not produce profiles of the users and we do not use “cookies”.


9. Server log files

The provider of the website, which is T-Mobile Austria GmbH, automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us in order to optimize the website in terms of system performance, user-friendliness and the provision of useful information about our services. This includes your Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser and language setting, operating system, referrer URL, your Internet service provider and date/time. For more information, please contact T-Mobile Austria.

This data will not be merged with our personal data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.


10. Kontakt für Auskünfte

For questions or data subject rights, please contact:

Dr. Gabriele Schmid, Attorney at Law
Frankgasse 10/12, A-1090 Vienna, office@raschmid.at