CORE Attorneys is a Swiss boutique law firm focusing on competition law, regulatory and distribution law matters.
1. General Notice
CORE Attorneys Ltd, with registered offices at Talacker 41, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland, registered in the Commercial Register of the Canton of Zurich under the Company Identification Number (UID)
You can notify us of any data protection-related concerns using the contact details mentioned above or under +41 43 555 70 00 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Collection and Processing of Personal Data
We primarily process personal data that we obtain from our clients, other business partners and other individuals in the context of our business relationships with them or that we collect from users when operating our website, Internet applications and other appliances, including in the context of our newsletter campaigns (see Section "Newsletter").
Insofar as it is permitted to us, we obtain certain personal data from publicly accessible sources (such as e.g., debt, land or commercial registers, press or the Internet) or we may receive such information from our clients and their employees, from authorities, courts, arbitral tribunals or other third parties (such as e.g., opposing parties or business partners of our clients). Apart from data you provide to us directly, the categories of data we receive about you from third parties include, but are not limited to, information from public registers, data received in connection with administrative or court proceedings, information in connection with your professional role and activities (such as e.g., in order to conclude and carry out agreements with your employer), information about you in correspondence and discussions with third parties, credit rating information (if we conduct business activities with you personally), information about you given to us by individuals associated with you (such as e.g., family members, colleagues, consultants, legal representatives) in order to conclude or process agreements with you or with your involvement (such as e.g., references, your delivery-address, powers of attorney), information regarding legal regulations such as anti-money laundering and export restrictions, bank details, information regarding insurance, our distributors and other business partners for the purpose of ordering or delivering services to you or by you (such as e.g., payments made, previous purchases), information about you found in the media or the Internet (insofar as indicated in the specific case, such as e.g., in connection with job applications, media reviews, marketing and sales), your address and any interests and other socio-demographic data (for marketing purposes).
Insofar as it is permitted to us, we also obtain certain personal data in connection with your use of our website (such as e.g., IP address, MAC address of your smartphone or computers, information regarding your device and settings, cookies, date and time of your visits, sites and content retrieved, applications used, website from which the request originates, search terms entered on this website, localization data).
4. Purposes and Legal Basis of Processing
We primarily use collected data in order to conclude and process contracts with our clients and business partners, in particular in connection with providing legal services to our clients and the procurement of products and services from our suppliers and subcontractors (such as e.g., foreign and domestic lawyers and law firms or economic experts), as well as in order to comply with our domestic and foreign legal obligations. You may be affected by our data processing in your capacity as an employee of such a client or business partner.
In addition, where appropriate, we may process your personal data and the personal data of third parties for the following purposes, which are in our (or, as the case may be, any third parties') legitimate interest, such as:
5. Recipients of Personal Data
(together the Recipients).
If Recipients are located in jurisdictions without adequate statutory data protection, any transfer abroad takes place on the basis of appropriate safeguards, in particular on the basis of the standard contract clauses of the European Commission or binding corporate rules or we rely on the statutory exceptions of consent, performance of contracts, the establishment, exercise or enforcement of legal claims, overriding public interests, published personal data or because it is necessary to protect the integrity of the persons concerned. You may request a copy of the above-mentioned contractual guarantees at any time by writing us to the addresses indicated in Section 2 above. However, we reserve the right to redact copies for data protection reasons, reasons of secrecy or to produce excerpts only.
6. Cookies / Google Analytics
We typically use "cookies" and similar techniques on our website that allow for an identification of your browser or device. Cookies are text files placed on your device to help analyze how users use a website. After the browser session, most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard disk ("session cookies"). Other cookies remain on your computer for a certain time (such as e.g., two years ("permanent cookies") and permit its recognition on your next visit to our website.
7. Social Plug-Ins and Links to Social Media Presence
On our website, we provide you with certain social media functionalities, in particular the option to share a link to an article.
The option to share a link is available for the social network LinkedIn, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA (LinkedIn).
By clicking on the LinkedIn icon, you will be linked to LinkedIn to share the link to our article. To do this, however, you must log into your corresponding user account or already be logged in. If you click on the LinkedIn icon, a direct connection is established between your browser and the LinkedIn server. This provides LinkedIn with the information that you have visited our website with your IP address and accessed the link to LinkedIn.
In general, if you access a link to a network while you are logged in to your social network account, the contents of our website may be linked to your profile in the corresponding social network, meaning that the respective social network can link your visit to our website directly to your user account. You can prevent this by logging out from the corresponding social network before you click on a social network link on our website. An assignment takes place in any case, if you log into the relevant network after clicking on the link.
As website provider, we are not aware of the content of any such data transmitted, or of the use of data by the providers of the social media plug-ins. For further information on this matter, please refer to the privacy policies of the respective social networks, i.e. LinkedIn.
On our website, we have incorporated a link to our social media profile of LinkedIn. If you click on the LinkedIn icon, you will be automatically redirected to our LinkedIn profile. In order to use LinkedIn’s functions, you must partially log in to your respective user account.
When you open the link to our LinkedIn profile, a direct connection is established between your browser and the LinkedIn server. This provides the network the information that you have visited our website with your IP address and accessed the link. If you access a LinkedIn link while logged in to your LinkedIn account, the contents of our page may be linked to your LinkedIn profile. This means that LinkedIn is able to link your visit to our website directly to your LinkedIn user account. If you want to prevent this, you should log out from your LinkedIn user account before you click on the relevant links. An assignment takes place in any case, if you log into LinkedIn after clicking on the link.
We use the conversion tracking technology on our website and the retargeting feature of LinkedIn. This technology allows visitors to this site to see personalized ads on LinkedIn. It also provides the ability to generate anonymous reports on ad performance and website interaction information. LinkedIn Insight tag is embedded in this website, which connects to the LinkedIn server when you visit this website and are logged into your LinkedIn account. If you are logged in to LinkedIn, you can opt out of the collection of data at any time by following this link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/enhanced-advertising.
On this website, you may subscribe to our newsletter by providing us with limited personal data as requested in the relevant entry form. For verification purposes, we will send you a confirmation email right after you have finished the registration process.
During this process, we may also store your IP address and the date and time of registration. The personal data collected as part of your registration will be used for sending you our newsletter. Our newsletters contain tracking pixels that enable log file recording for statistical analysis of our newsletter campaigns. We may see whether and when an email was opened, and which links in the email were activated. Such personal data may be passed on to our IT and marketing campaign service provider who will process the data only on our behalf and for other purposes only in an anonymized form.
You may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by informing us via email@example.com or by clicking on the link at the bottom of each newsletter. Withdrawal is possible at any time, but this does not affect data processed prior to withdrawal.
9. Retention Periods for your Personal Data
We process and retain your personal data as long as required for the performance of our contractual obligations and compliance with legal obligations or other purposes pursued with the processing, i.e. for the duration of the entire business relationship (from its initiation, during its performance until the relationship is terminated) as well as beyond this duration in accordance with legal retention and documentation obligations. Personal data may be retained for the period during which claims can be asserted against our company (i.e. particularly during legal prescription periods) or insofar as we are otherwise legally obliged to do so or if legitimate business interests require further retention (such as e.g., for evidence and documentation purposes). As soon as your personal data is no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes, it will be deleted or anonymized, as far as possible. In general, shorter retention periods, of no more than twelve months, apply for operational data (such as e.g., system logs).
10. Data Security
We have taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access and misuse such as internal policies, training, IT and network security solutions, access controls and restrictions, encryption of data carriers and transmissions, pseudonymisation and inspections.
11. Obligation to Provide Personal Data to Us
In the context of our business relationship, you must provide us with any personal data that is necessary for the conclusion and performance of a business relationship and the performance of our contractual obligations. As a rule, there is no statutory requirement to provide us with data. Without this information, we will usually not be able to enter into or carry out a contract with you (or the entity or person you represent). In addition, the website cannot be used unless certain information is disclosed to enable data traffic (e.g., IP address).
12. Your Rights
We delete your personal data when all processing purposes have been fulfilled. When we are obliged by statutory provisions to retain your personal data, we will delete it after the end of the applicable retention period. In accordance with and as far as provided by applicable law, you have the right to request access to the data we hold about you, including the right to request correction of incorrect personal data, its restriction and deletion. In addition and subject to applicable law, you may have the right to data portability and to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority if you believe that our processing of your personal data infringes applicable data protection laws. The competent data protection authority of Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (http://www.edoeb.admin.ch).
If exercising certain rights incurs costs for you, we will notify you thereof in advance. Above, we have already informed you of the possibility to withdraw consent. Please further note that the exercise of your rights in this Section may be in conflict with your contractual obligations and this may result in consequences such as premature contract termination or involve costs. If this is the case, we will inform you in advance unless it has already been agreed upon contractually.
In general, exercising these rights requires that you are able to prove your identity (e.g., by a copy of identification documents when your identity is not evident otherwise or cannot be verified in another way). In order to assert these rights, please contact us at the addresses indicted in Section 2 above.