Data Protection Statement

  1. Person related data

The law-firm of Dr. Ernst Schillhammer collects, processes and uses your person related data only upon your approval resp. mandate or appointment for purposes agreed with you or if another legal basis in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation exists, under observation of the Data Protection- and Civil Law-regulations.

Only such person related data will be collected required for the implementation and handling of the services of the lawyer or which you made available on your own.

Person related data are all data containing details on personal or factual circumstances, for example name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, social security number, video recordings, photos, voice recordings of persons as well as biometric data like fingerprints. Also sensitive data like health data or data in connection with criminal proceedings may be comprised.

  1. Information and deletion

As client resp. person concerned in general you have – under observation of the client-attorney-privilege – the right any time to get information on your person related data stored, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to correct, transmit, revoke, restrict the processing as well as to block or erase inaccurate or inadmissibly processed data.

To the extent your personal data have changed you are requested to give respective information.

You have the right any time to withdraw your approval to use your person related data. Your application for information, deletion, correction, revocation and/or data transmission, in the last case named, to the extent that no disproportionate effort is caused, may be addressed to the address of our law firm, mentioned under item 10 of this statement.

In case you are of the opinion that processing of your personal data infringes the applicable Data Protection Law or that your rights under the Data Protection Law have been infringed in any other way, there is the possibility to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. In Austria the competent authority is the Data Protection Authority.

  1. Data security

Your personal data are protected through appropriate organizational and technical measures. Those measures concern most of all the protection against unauthorised, unlawful or accidental access, processing, loss, use and tampering.

Irrespective of the efforts to continuously maintain an adequate high standard of due diligence it cannot be excluded, that information, which you provided via the internet, may be viewed and used by other persons. Please note, that therefore no liability whatsoever for disclosure of information because of errors not having been caused by the law firm in the transfer of data and/or unauthorised access by third parties (e.g. hacker attack on email account resp. telephone, interception of fax messages) is assumed.

  1. Use of data

The data made available are not processed for other purposes than those covered by the mandate agreement or your approval or by a regulation in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. Exempted therefrom is the exploitation for statistical purposes to the extent the available data have been anonymised.

  1. Transfer of data to third parties

In order to fulfil your instruction it will also be necessary to transfer your data to third parties (e.g. opposing party, substitutes, insurances, courts or authorities etc.). The transfer of your data will be made exclusively on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation, most of all to implement your instruction or on the basis of your prior approval.

In the frame of the representation and counselling by the lawyer fact- and case-related information concerning you is regularly also accessed by third parties.

Some of the recipients of your personal data stated above are located outside your country or process your personal related data there. However, the data protection standard in other countries may not be equivalent to the one in Austria. Your person related data will only be transmitted to countries, for which the EU-commission has decided, that they offer an adequate level of data protection or measures are taken in order to guarantee, that all recipients have an adequate data protection level for which standard agreement clauses are concluded (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC).

  1. Disclosure of data leaks

The law firm strives to safeguard that data leaks are detected early in the given case and reported immediately to you resp. the competent supervisory authority with reference to the respective concerned data category.

  1. Storing data

Data are not stored longer than being necessary to meet the purposes of the contractual resp. legal obligations and for protection against eventual liability claims.

  1. Cookies

This website uses cookies in order to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safe. These are small text-files being dropped to your data processor and which your browser stores.

On this website two types of cookies are used: Session cookies are temporary cookies which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit on our browser. Permanent cookies remain stored in your terminal and enable us to re-identify your browser at the next visit.

If you do not want this you can set your browser that way, that it informs you on the setting of cookies and you allow it in the single case or exclude it in general. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

  1. Server-log-files

To optimize the website with regard to the system performance, user-friendliness and provision of useful information on services of the law firm the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server-log-files, which your browser automatically transmits. This comprises your internet protocol address (IP-address), browser and language setting, operational system, referrer URL, your internet service provider and date/time.

These data are not connected with person related data sources. It is reserved to check these data later in case concrete clues for illegal use become known.

  1. Contact data

You may ask questions any time or disclose your revocation under the following contact data:

Attorney at law
Landesgerichtsstraße 12/4
1010 Vienna

Tel + 43 1 535 49 66
Fax + 43 1 535 49 66 – 20
Mobile phone +43 699 1749 1749