Blum&Grob protects the confidentiality and security of the personal data that Blum&Grob collects and processes. Blum&Grob processes data in accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Act (“DSG”) and, where applicable, the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
If you provide Blum&Grob with personal data of other persons, please make sure that you are allowed to share this personal data and that this personal data is correct.
1. Controller and responsibility
Personal data is all information relating to a specific or identifiable (i.e. identified or identifiable) person, such as name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, etc.
Processing means any operation with personal data, irrespective of the means applied and the procedure, and in particular the collection, storage, use, revision, disclosure, archiving or destruction of data.
3. Visiting our Website
During your visit on the Website, general information is automatically recorded (e.g. date of your visit, type of web browser, your IP address, the operating system used and the domain name of your internet service provider). Blum&Grob uses this data for administration purposes and to ensure the functionality of the Website. This data is required in order to correctly deliver and optimize the contents of the Website, to guarantee the long-term operability of our IT systems and of the Website and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information they need for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. However, none of this information allows Blum&Grob to draw any conclusions about your personal identity.
Cookies are small text files which are automatically stored on the hard drive of your computer when visiting the Website. They do neither cause any damage nor transmit personal data.
You can change your browser settings to block cookies, only save cookies for one session or otherwise delete them prematurely. Most browsers are preset to accept cookies. However, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer’s hard drive by changing your browser settings. Please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions to find out in detail how this is done. In addition, you can delete cookies already set on your hard disk at any time. Please note that if you decide to disable cookies, certain functions may no longer work.
Types of Cookies
Mandatory and non mandatory cookies
Mandatory cookies are information sent to the browser on your computer’s hard drive allowing Blum&Grob to offer you certain functions. They do not require the consent of the users of the Website. Non mandatory cookies enhance the user-friendliness of the Website. Blum&Grob uses the following mandatory, temporary cookies: webserver, storage of user data during a session, duration of a session.
Temporary cookies store information that is used by you as a visitor during your current browser session. You are assigned a session-ID so that you can navigate between the different pages of the Website of Blum&Grob without interruption. Based on the session ID, it is not possible to identify you as a person. These cookies do not leave any retrievable information on the hard drive of your computer. Once the browser is closed, these cookies are automatically deleted.
Permanent cookies store information between two visits of the Website. Due to these cookies, visitor patterns can be recognized over a longer period of time and evaluated on a regular basis. Depending on their function, these cookies are stored on the hard drive of a computer between few minutes up to several years. With these cookies, you can, for example, access information on the Website that is specifically tailored to your interests. Blum&Grob itself does not use permanent cookies. Cookies from third parties remain reserved (see below).
Third party cookies
Google Analytics _gat, Throttle the request rate, ten minutes;
Google Analytics _ga, Distinguish unique users, two years.
Further information on Google Analytics and data protection can be found by clicking on the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
4. Events and mailings
Blum&Grob processes the following personal data with regard to our events and mailings: first name, surname, home address, telephone number and e-mail address. Optionally, for events and mailings, you can also provide us with information on salutation and additional information, academic titles, company and telephone numbers. Blum&Grob uses this personal data for marketing purposes (using any means of communication such as e-mail, social media, post, fax or telephone) to inform you about publications, events, news, services, products, projects, training and/or related information of Blum&Grob or third parties that may be of interest to you.
To the extent required by applicable data protection laws, your personal data will be deleted with respect to the purpose of processing for which they were collected as soon as they are not required anymore to meet such purpose of processing. The storage of your personal data in accordance with the legal storage and documentation obligations remains reserved.
6. Basis for processing your personal data
If required by applicable data protection laws, we request your consent for the processing of your personal data. The consent then constitutes the legal basis for the processing. Furthermore, the legal basis for the processing – depending on the circumstances and the applicable data protection laws – may also lie in the fulfilment of the contract, the implementation of contractual measures or the safeguarding of legitimate interests. Legitimate interests are in particular direct advertising or direct marketing and the safeguarding of network and information security.
7. Your rights
You can revoke/withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent given until the revocation/withdrawal. In addition, you have – depending on the circumstances and applicable data protection laws – in particular the right to access free of charge and to correction of your stored personal data. According to individual foreign data protection laws – insofar as they apply – you may be entitled to further rights such as the right to disclosure of or access to your personal data concerned, the right to correction, deletion or restriction of the processing of personal data, the right to object to processing, the right to appeal to a competent supervisory authority and the right to data transmission/portability.
These rights do not apply to personal data that we may or must process for you within the scope of a client activity or that we may or must store for legal reasons.
Concerning revocation, exercise of your other data protection rights as well as further questions, suggestions and comments on the subject of data protection, please contact Blum&Grob using the contact details given above or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Data transfers to third parties and abroad
Blum&Grob will not pass on your personal data to third parties unless
- it is necessary to protect your interests;
- it is necessary to maintain or uphold your business relationship with Blum&Grob; or
- you have given your prior consent.
Blum&Grob will appoint and is appointing processors to host, maintain, manage and store (e.g. backup and/or cloud storage) your personal data which will process personal data to the extent necessary to fulfill such hosting, maintenance, managerial, backup, and/or related purposes. In this respect, some of your personal data may be stored outside of Switzerland and the European Union. If Blum&Grob does store data outside Switzerland or the European Union, Blum&Grob will take all reasonable steps required by applicable data protection laws to ensure that your personal data is treated as safely and securely as it would be if it was processed in Switzerland or within the European Union.
9. Security and liability
Blum&Grob protects personal data against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or destruction by taking appropriate measures. For this purpose, Blum&Grob uses appropriate technical and organizational security measures, which are continuously improved in line with technological developments. However, Blum&Grob cannot guarantee the absolute security of the data it processes.
10. Final provisions
Blum&Grob Attorney at Law Ltd
Status: September 2019