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All material contained on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice, legal opinion nor does it necessarily reflect the opinions of Specht & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH or its or any of its attorneys or clients, and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up-to-date. The information contained herein does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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Deadlines in legal matters are very important and you may forego your rights if you do not undertake to obtain competent legal advice. We therefore hereby notify you that e-mails may not be read on a daily basis.

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Specht & Partner abides by The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect across the European Union on May 25, 2018.

1. Personal Information

Specht & Partner collects, processes and uses your personal data only with your consent or mandate or order for the purposes agreed with you or if any other legal basis exists in accordance with the DSGVO; this in compliance with data protection and civil law provisions.

Only such personal data is collected which is necessary for the execution and processing of our legal services or which you have made available to us voluntarily.

Personal data are all data that contain individual details about personal or factual circumstances, such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, social security number, video recordings, photos, voice recordings of persons and biometric data such as fingerprints. Sensitive data, such as health data or data in connection with criminal proceedings, may also be included.

2. Information and Deletion

As a client, or in general as a person concerned, you have the right to information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose of data processing and a right to correction, data transfer, objection, restriction of processing, blocking or deletion of incorrect or inadmissibly processed data at any time – in compliance with the duty of confidentiality as a lawyer.

As far as changes of your personal data arise, we ask for appropriate communication.

You have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. Your submission for information, deletion, correction, objection and/or data transmission, in the latter case, unless this would cause a disproportionate effort, may be addressed to us directly at our Vienna office.
If you believe that the processing of your personal data by us violates applicable data protection law or that your data protection claims have been violated in any other way, you may complain to the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, the data protection authority is responsible for this.

3 Data Security

Your personal data is protected by appropriate organizational and technical precautions. These precautions concern in particular the protection against unauthorised, illegal or also accidental access, processing, loss, use and manipulation.

Notwithstanding efforts to maintain a consistently high level of due diligence, the possibility cannot be excluded that information that you provide to us via the Internet may be viewed and used by others.

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

4. Data Usage

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 DSGVO. This does not apply to the use for statistical purposes, provided that the data provided has been made anonymous.

5. Transmission of Data to Third Parties

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

6. Notification of Data Breaches

We make every effort to ensure that data breaches are detected at an early stage and, if necessary, reported immediately to you or the responsible supervisory authority, taking into account the respective data categories that are affected.

7. Storage of Data

We will not keep data longer than is necessary to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations and to avert any liability claims.

8 Cookies

This website uses „cookies“ to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure.

A „cookie“ is a small text file that we transmit via our web server to the browser’s cookie file on your computer’s hard drive. This enables our website to recognize you as a user when a connection is established between our web server and your browser. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our Internet pages. The content of the cookies we use is limited to an identification number that no longer allows any personal reference to the user. The main purpose of a cookie is to recognize the visitors of the website.

Two types of cookies are used on this website:

Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in your browser’s cookie file until you leave our website and are automatically deleted at the end of your visit.
Persistent cookies: For better user-friendliness, cookies remain stored on your end device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

9. Server Log Files

In order to optimize this website in terms of system performance, user-friendliness and provision of useful information about our services, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes your Internet protocol address (IP address), browser and language setting, operating system, referrer URL, your Internet service provider and date/time.

These data are not combined with personal data sources. We reserve the right to check these data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of an illegal use.