General Privacy Policy

  1. We process personal data (information about people) that we receive from you or from involved third parties or that we collect ourselves. We also process personal data that we receive from our employees and from visitors to our website. Responsible for the processing of personal data described in this privacy policy is böckli bühler partner, St. Jakobs-Strasse 41, CH-4052 Basel (BS).
  2. Some of the personal data are provided to us by you or the data subjects, when you or they contact us via email or by telephone and request our services. This includes, for example, name and contact details as well as information about the role of the data subject at the company or organization for which you or the respective contact persons work or on whose behalf you or they contact us. We also process personal data that we receive in our correspondence with third parties (namely clients, counterparties, authorities and courts and their employees or other contact persons) in the context of the client-lawyer relationship (e.g. name, contact data, date of birth, information on the employment relationship, income situation, family relationships or state of health). In addition, we collect some personal data ourselves, e.g. from public registers or websites. You also provide us with certain personal data on the basis of an employment relationship with us or by visiting our website.
  3. We process all of these types of personal data primarily in order to provide, document and bill our legal services. We also process personal data about our employees to the extent required by the employment relationship.
  4. We also process the contact details of clients or their employees or other contacts for marketing purposes (using any means of communication such as email, social media, post or telephone) to provide information about publications, events, news, services or products that may be of interest.
  5. For the purposes described in this privacy policy, it may be necessary for us to disclose personal data to the following categories of recipients: External service providers, clients, counterparties and their legal representatives, business partners with whom we may need to coordinate the provision of legal services, and public authorities and courts.
  6. We process the personal data in our area of responsibility in Switzerland. However, we may transfer the personal data to recipients (namely clients, counterparties or authorities) who in turn process the personal data in other countries, including those that do not ensure a level of data protection comparable to Swiss law. We will do the latter based on consent or standard contractual clauses, or if it is necessary for the performance of a contract or the enforcement of legal claims.
  7. We store personal data only for as long as it is necessary for the processing of the client relationship, for as long as there is a legal obligation to retain and document the data, or for as long as we have an overriding private or public interest in doing so. We take reasonable and appropriate precautions to protect personal data from loss, unauthorized modification or unauthorized access by third parties. If you provide personal data to us through a third party (e.g. through your employees or other contacts), it is up to you to inform them in a general way about the processing by legal service providers (such as us) or other external service providers (e.g. in a privacy statement for employees).
  8. We would like to point out that we use external IT service providers within the scope of our mandate. Further, we use certain IT services and means of communication which may be associated with data security risks (e.g. email, video conferences). It is your responsibility to inform us of your wish to use special security measures.
  9. We have a legitimate interest in the processing of personal data corresponding to the above-mentioned purposes. Some processing is also necessary so that we can fulfil our contractual obligations to you or our legal obligations (e.g. retention obligations).
  10. In particular, persons involved have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored about them and the purpose of the data processing, the right to rectification as well as to deletion or restriction of the processing of their personal data, the right to object to the processing, the right to take legal action before a competent supervisory authority and to data transmission/transferability. However, please note that conditions and exceptions apply to these rights. To the extent permitted or required by law, we may refuse requests to exercise these rights. For example, we may or must retain or otherwise continue to process personal data despite a request to delete the personal data or restrict processing for legal reasons.
  11. No consent is required from the client, its employees, other contact persons, our employees or visitors to our website to the privacy policy. The privacy policy is merely an information about the nature, scope and purpose of the use of personal data by böckli bühler partner. We reserve the right to unilaterally change the content of the aforementioned privacy policy at any time and without notice. It is therefore recommended that you regularly consult the privacy policy of böckli bühler partner on our website.
  12. If you have any questions or if you or your employees or other contact persons wish to exercise your or their data protection rights, please contact us at or write to böckli bühler partner, St. Jakobs-Strasse 41, P.O. Box 2348, 4002 Basel (BS), Switzerland.