I. Terms of use

The contents of this website have been compiled carefully and to the best of our knowledge, yet we cannot assume liability for the information provided. The contents are provided for information purposes only and are not to be understood as any form of legal advice. Our firm is providing legal advice only by agreement and in regard to a specific mandate. Our website contains external links to websites from third parties. If you follow a link to those websites, we do not accept any responsibility or liability, neither for the content of the third-party websites, nor for the data privacy policies or processing of your personal data. Please check the third-party policies before you submit personal information to third-party websites. You will not receive a separate notification from us when leaving our website. Following the link to a third-party website is at your own peril.  

II. Data privacy declaration

Personal data We collect, process and use your personal data only with your consent and/or mandate or engagement for the agreed purposes, or on any other legal basis in accordance with GDPR and in compliance with data protection and civil law provisions We collect only personal data that is necessary for the execution of our legal services, or personal data which you have provided to us voluntarily. “Personal data” means any data which contains particular information of personal or factual circumstances, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, age, sex, social security number, video recordings, photos, voice recordings of individuals, and biometric data such as fingerprints. Personal data can also include sensitive information such as health data or data relating to criminal proceedings. Information and deletion As a client of our firm or generally as a person concerned, you have – subject to the attorney-client privilege – the right to information about your saved personal data, on their origin of the data and recipients, the duration of storage, and the purpose of data processing; furthermore you have the right to correction, data transfer, objection, restriction of processing and exclusion or deletion, but only in respect of inaccurate, incomplete or unlawfully processed data. We kindly ask you to inform us about any change or modification of your personal data. You have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data. Your request for information, deletion, correction, objection and/or data transfer (data transfer only as far as it does not cause unreasonable efforts and is not opposed to legal obligations) may be sent by post to Lederer Hoff & Apfelbacher Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Marokkanergasse 16/1, 1030 Vienna, Austria or via e-mail. If you consider that we are unlawfully using your personal data, you may file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority, i.e. the Austrian Data Protection Authority. Data security Data security is ensured through appropriate organisational and technical provisions. Those provisions particularly affect the protection against unauthorised, illegal or accidental access, processing, loss, use and manipulation of data. Notwithstanding our efforts for always ensuring an appropriately high standard of diligence requirements, it cannot be ruled out that information which you have provided via the internet will be inspected or used by other persons. Please note that we can therefore not assume any liability for the disclosure of information due to errors in the data transfer and/or unauthorised access by third parties not caused by us (e.g. hacking via e-mail account, telephone, interception of fax messages, etc). Use of data We will not process provided data for purposes other than those covered by the mandate contract or your consent or otherwise by a provision in accordance with GDPR. This does not apply to the use for statistical purposes, as long as the provided data was anonymised. Transfer of data to third parties For the execution of your mandate it might be necessary to transmit your data to third parties (e.g. opponents, substitute lawyers, insurance companies and service providers we work with and to which we may provide data, etc), and to courts or authorities. The transmission of your data is always conducted in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), particulary to execute your mandate or upon your prior consent. Furthermore, please note that in the scope of our legal services we may obtain case-related information about you from third parties. Some of the above-mentioned recipients of your personal data are located outside your country and may process your personal data abroad. The level of data protection in other countries may differ from the level of protection in Austria. We will transmit your personal data only to countries which according to the EU Commission have an appropriate level of data protection, or we will take measures to ensure that all recipients receive an appropriate level of data protection, i.e. conclusion of standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC). Information on data incidents We are keen to ensure that any data breach is detected at an early stage and reported to you or to the competent supervisory authority immediately and with regard to the data categories concerned. Storage of data We shall store data no longer than it is necessary to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations and to defend possible liability claims. Cookies Our website uses “cookies” to improve our services in regard to user-friendliness, effectivity and safety. A „cookie” is a small text file that is transmitted by our web server via your browser cookie file to the hard drive of your device. This allows our website to recognise you as a user whenever a connection between our web server and your browser is made. Cookies help us to ascertain the frequency of use and the number of users who visit our website. The content of the cookies used by our website is limited to an identification number which does not allow a personal identification of the user. The main purpose of cookies used by our website is to recognise the user of our website. Our website uses to types of cookies: Session cookies: those are temporary cookies, which are stored in the cookie file of your browser and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Permanent cookies: for a better usability, those cookies are stored on your device and allow us to recognise your browser the next time you return to our website. You may adjust the settings of your browser so that you are notified on the placement of cookies and that cookies are allowed only on a case-by-case basis; you may also disable cookies for certain cases or in general, and you may activate the automatic deletion of cookies whenever your browser is closed. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of our website might be affected. Google Maps On our website we have implemented Google Maps to show you the location of our office. Google Maps may place their cookies on your device; we have neither influence on cookies set by Google, nor on the data exchange when using Google Maps. If you disable cookies, the Google Maps service might not be available. Server log files For optimisation of our website in matters of system performance, usability and provision of information about our legal services, our website provider is automatically collecting and saving data in so-called server log files, which are transmitted by your browser to us. Such data includes your IP address, browser and language settings, operating system, referrer URL, your internet service provider and date and time settings. The mentioned information is not merged with individual-related data sources. We reserve our rights to retrospectively check the data in case concrete indications for unlawful usage arise. Contact Responsible for data processing: Lederer Hoff & Apfelbacher Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Marokkanergasse 16/1, 1030 Vienna, Austria. Data protection officer: Mag. Georg Apfelbacher, to be contacted via letter post, via phone (+43 1 512 10 62 0) or e-mail office@insurancelaw.at .