Privacy Policy

1. Privacy policy applicable to personal data

We undertake to protect your privacy as required by the legal provisions applicable in Switzerland. By using our website, and by communicating with us by email, by post mail, by phone or through any other channels, you agree with this privacy policy (hereafter “Privacy Policy”) applicable to your personal data (hereafter “Personal Data”).

Should you disagree with this Privacy Policy, please notify us immediately and refrain from using our website and any communication channel you disagree with. The refusal to apply this Privacy Policy would prevent us to provide you with legal services.

2. Subject matter of data protection

The sources of the data we process are the communications you or your employer provides us with, and publicly available information such as Swiss or foreign official websites, newspapers and online media, allowing us to effectively communicate with you. Your Personal Data may include your name, phone number, email and postal addresses, job title, identity of your employer, affiliations, family relationships, and the information you or your employer provides us with.

3. Purpose

Your Personal Data enables us to render services to you and to manage all aspects directly or indirectly related to these services, as well as to communicate with you, in particular to maintain a list of contacts and to answer any request you may submit to us. Your Personal Data is only processed by us and by our IT services providers, who/which have the duty to protect Personal Data to the same extent as us.

We do not otherwise provide Personal Data to third parties, unless we obtain your prior authorization, or as required by applicable law / regulation or by a legal authority. We do not use your Personal Data for any profiling or for automated decision-making. Personal Data as to communications will be stored as long as you are a business contact, unless otherwise required by applicable law / regulation or by a legal authority.

4. Basis for processing Personal Data

Legally, our use of Personal Data is based on your consent to this Privacy Policy, express or implied, on our legitimate interest in processing Personal Data such as communicating with you about our services in general or about the performance of a contract, or on any other ground entitling us to process Personal Data pursuant to applicable law / regulation.

5. Cookies

Cookies are files stored on your computer / cell phone to help analyze how users navigate on websites. Most of the cookies are deleted after the browser session; other cookies remain on your device (hereafter “Permanent Cookies”).  You can prevent Permanent Cookies from remaining on your device by opting the “disable cookies” option on your browser. Cookies enable us to improve navigation on our website. By keeping on using our website, you agree with our use of cookies.

Cookies may also be used by third-party IT providers such as Google which may track your use of our website. Such third-party providers have their own privacy policy which applies to their processing of Personal Data.

6. Our protection

Your Personal Data is processed and used only by persons who need to access them for legitimate purposes, in particular to communicate with you and to allow you to access our website. We maintain organizational and technical measures to preserve your Personal Data pursuant to applicable law / regulation.

7. Your rights

You have the right to request the access to your Personal Data. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you are entitled to request their rectification, completion and deletion, as well as to request that processing be restricted, what could prevent us from rendering services to you.

When the purpose of the processing no longer exists, your Personal Data is deleted, unless applicable law or regulation provides for a longer retention period.

For any queries relating to the processing of your personal data, please use the following email address:

Eardley Attorneys – Rue De-Candolle 16 – 1205 Geneva Switzerland
Phone +41 22 328 13 13 – Fax +41 22 320 41 09