Data Protection Declaration

Protecting privacy is an important concern for Vallucci & Schmutz AG, Seestrasse 194, 8820 Wädenswil.

Which data is collected and processed by Vallucci & Schmutz AG and for what purposes is set out in the following data protection declaration:

1. What data is collected and for what purposes?

When visiting the website

When visiting the website, to ensure a smooth connection between your computer and our website, in paricular the following information is stored by the website visitor on our server: the IP address, the date and time of access, the name and URL of the file accessed, the website from which access is made (referrer URL), the browser used, and the operating system of the computer used.

Personal data in connection with the conduct of the mandate

We process personal data (data that directly or indirectly identifies natural persons) that we receive from you or involved third parties within the scope of the mandate relationship or that we collect ourselves.

Some of the personal data will be gathered by us when you contact us by email or telephone and request our services. This includes, for example, name and contact details and information about the data subject's role with the company or organisation for which you or the relevant contact person works 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 details, date of birth, information on employment, income situation, family circumstances or state of health). We also collect some personal data ourselves, e.g. from public registers or websites.

We process the aforementioned types of personal data primarily in order to provide, document and bill our legal services.

In order to achieve the purposes described in this privacy statement, 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.

We process personal data within our area of responsibility. However, we may transfer the personal data to recipients (namely clients, counterparties or authorities) who process the personal data in other countries, including those that do not guarantee 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.

We only store personal data for as long as is necessary to process the mandate 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 proportionate precautions to protect personal data from loss, unauthorised modification or unauthorised 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).

We would like to point out that we use external IT service providers and cloud providers with servers in Switzerland to manage our mandates. We then use certain IT services as well as means of communication which may be associated with data security risks (e.g. e-mail, video conferencing). It is your responsibility to inform us of your desire for special security measures.

We have a legitimate interest in processing personal data for the purposes stated. Some processing is also necessary so that we can fulfil our contractual obligations towards you or our legal obligations (e.g. storage obligations).

No consent is required from the client, its employees or other contact persons to the data protection declaration. The data protection declaration is merely information about the nature, scope and purpose of the use of personal data by Vallucci & Schmutz AG.

2. What rights do data subjects have?

In particular, data subjects have the right to 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 as well as to data transmission/transferability. However, please note that conditions and exceptions apply to these rights. Where legally permitted or required, 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.

If you have any questions or if you or your employees or other contact persons would like to exercise their data protection rights, please contact us at or write to Vallucci & Schmutz AG, Seestrasse 194, 8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland.

3. How this privacy policy can be amended?

Vallucci & Schmutz AG reserves the right to unilaterally change the content of this privacy policy at any time and without notice. The changes will be published on this website. Last revision in August 2023.