Data Protection Statement

  1. Personal data
    We, the lawyers at P & M Piccolruaz & Mueller, will gather, process and use the personal data provided by you exclusively for the purposes stated in this data protection statement and only on the basis of the consent of the person concerned or some other legitimate legal basis, such as compliance with a legal obligation or performance of a task carried out in accordance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) taking place under strict conditions of data protection and the provisions of civil law.

    Only personal data that is required for the execution of our legal consultation or that you provided voluntarily will be collected.

    Personal data means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, first and last name, email address, telephone number, birth date, age, gender, social security number, video recordings, photos, voice recordings of individuals as well as biometric data such as fingerprints. This includes also sensitive data or personal data relating to criminal convictions.
  2. Access and deletion
    As a client and generally as a concerned party you have the right to consult your personal information recorded by us, including the origin of this data and reason for having it recorded, to be given the names of any third parties likely to have access to this data, as well as having the right to correct, block, or delete all this data. You can also arrange for the deletion or blocking of your data if the collection, processing or use thereof proves to be prohibited or no longer necessary.

    Please contact us in case your personal data change.

    You have the right to revoke any permission to use your personal data any time. You may exercise your right of access, amendment, cancellation, opposition and/or data transmission (unless this doesn't involve a disproportionate effort) in relation to your personal data as established by law by notification in writing addressed to our address as specified under article 10 of this agreement.

    If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data constitutes a breach of the relevant data protection law or should data privacy regulations be violated in a different manner, you have the possibility to complain to the responsible regulatory body. In Austria, the national data protection authority is responsible in this case.
  3. Data security
    Personal data processing is conducted primarily by means of extensive technical and organizational precautionary measures, including measures for checking the source of data and for protecting data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration or unauthorised access.

    Despite efforts to keep a notably high standard of these special requirements, it cannot be ruled out that information sent to us via the internet may be seen and used by other people.

    Please note that therefore we cannot be held liable for the publication of information which was transferred on account of data transmission failure or unauthorized access by third parties (e. g. computer trespass, unauthorised interception of telephone calls or fax messages).
  4. Data Usage
    The data we collect will only be used for the purpose of supplying you with the requested services stated in the contract of engagement or for other purposes for which you have given your consent, in accordance with the conditions laid down within the framework of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This shall exclude the use of your data for statistical purposes as long as the data is rendered anonymous.

    Based on the names and addresses we receive, we distribute newsletters and legal information to our clients and former clients on a regular basis. You hereby declare that you agree to receive these newsletters. If you no longer require this service, please just let us know either via Email, by phone or via the address stated below and we will immediately refrain from further deliveries.
  5. Transmission of data to third parties
    It may be necessary to transfer your personal data to third parties (e.g. opposing party, representatives, insurance companies, service providers we may use to whom your personal data are made accessible, competent courts and administrative authorities etc.) if required for the purposes of our agreement with our client. Your data may solely be transmitted to third parties on the basis of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in order to satisfy the purpose for which you have made this data available to us and with your prior consent.

    Furthermore, we would like to inform you that we regularly receive case-related data and issue-related information about you from third parties when representing our clients with legal advice.

    Some of the above mentioned recipients of your personal data are based outside your country or process your personal data abroad. The level of data protection may not exactly comply with the level of data protection within Austria. Your personal data will only be transmitted to countries that provide an adequate level of data privacy protection set down by the EU Directive when transferring data to non-EU countries or we set measures to assure that all recipients have an adequate level of data privacy protection for which we issue standard contractual clauses for the purpose of fulfilling these requirements (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC).
  6. Reporting on data leaks
    We make every attempt to ensure that data leaks are identified at an early stage and should be notified without delay to you or the relevant authorities by means of incorporating all relevant categories of data concerned.
  7. Data storage
    We will store and processes personal data no longer than is necessary and solely in accordance with the applicable statutory provisions and to the extent necessary to fulfill the contractual relationship or to provide the requested services necessary and required to defend any claims.
  8. Cookies
    This website utilises so-called "cookies" to individualise the available services, therefore making our offer user-friendly, effective and safer.

    A "cookie" is a small piece of data which is saved on your computer. These cookies contain settings and data that our system and your browser can exchange. This allows our website to recognise you as a user, as soon as a connection between our web server and your browser is enabled.  Cookies help us to ascertain the amount of traffic generated and to determine the number of users of our website.  The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number in order to eliminate direct reference to the user. The main purpose of a cookie is to recognize visitors on the website.

    Two types of cookies are used on this website:

    * Session cookies: These are temporary cookies which remain stored in the computer only for the time required for Website consultation and automatically dissolve at the closure of the browser's session.
    * Permanent cookies: These are cookies which remain stored in the user's computer even after the web site has been abandoned and which permit your computer to be automatically recognised again during your next visit to our web site.

    You can also adjust your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the setting of cookies, so you can either decide on a case-by-case basis to accept or reject a specific cookie, or reject the acceptance of all cookies. You can also adjust your browser so that cookies will be deleted automatically when closing the browser. However, the deactivation or rejection of cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

    In our cookies-note all cookies are listed, sorted according to function and explained in detail. You can adapt and individualise your settings and thus allow or reject only the necessary cookies or all cookies (incl.statistics, marketing, etc.).
  9. Server-Log-Files
    The provider (hoster) automatically collects and saves information in the so-called server's log files that your browser transmitted to us in order to improve this website regarding system performance, usability and in order to provide useful information about our services. The following data transmitted to our company via your Internet browser are recorded: browser type and version, utilised operating system, website from which you are visiting us (referrer URL), date and time of your access, and your Internet protocol (IP) address.

    We will not consolidate the above data with your personal data. We also reserve the right to check the data subsequently if we believe that illegal contents are used.
  10. Website analysis
    Google Analytics
    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, which are text files saved on your computer, to help analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website including your IP address will normally be passed on to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

    IP anonymisation on this website is activated, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other member states of the European Economic Area Treaty. Your full IP address will only be passed on to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Upon order of the website operator, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google as part of our use of Google Analytics.

    You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

    Furthermore, you can avoid the transfer and tracking of data by cookies and data related to the use of the website (including your IP address) through Google by downloading and installing the following Browser-Plug-in

    You can also prevent the cookies from Google Analytics by selecting the "Only necessary cookies" button in the "Cookie information" pop-up that appears when you access the website. Then the use of cookies from Google Analytics will not be allowed.

    The legal basis for the data processed by Google Analytics cookies is art. 6 para. 1 lett. a GDPR.

    Microsoft Clarity
    This website uses the "Clarity" service from Microsoft Corporation. Clarity enables an analysis of the use of our website. This creates a log of mouse movements and clicks with the intention of deriving potential improvements for the website. The information collected is transmitted to Clarity and stored there. According to Microsoft, these can also be used for advertising purposes.

    Data protection declaration:
    Possibility of objection and opt-out:

    You can also prevent the cookies from Microsoft Clarity by selecting the "Only necessary cookies" button in the "Cookie information" pop-up that appears when you access the website. Then the use of cookies from Microsoft Clarity will not be allowed.
  11. YouTube
    On our website we use YouTube’s video embedding feature (YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA; „YouTube“). The feature enables us to show YouTube videos via an iFrame on our website. We activated the “extended data protection mode” on all videos embedded on our website which ensures that YouTube does not collect any information about users that do not watch the embedded videos. Please note that once you click on the video, information will be transmitted to and stored by YouTube. You can find more information about the collection and further processing of personal data by YouTube and about your rights and the possibilities to protect your privacy here.
  12. Our contact details

    To us, the protection and security of your personal data are a top priority. You may contact us any time in case you have questions or if you would like to revoke your consent given at the address indicated below.

    Patrick Piccolruaz LL.M
    Werdenbergerstraße 38, 6700 Bludenz, Austria


Werdenbergerstraße 38
6700 Bludenz
Vorarlberg, Austria

Phone +43 5552 62 286
Fax +43 5552 62 286-18

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* Diese Informationen sind notwendig um Doppelvertretungen/Interessenskollisionen zu vermeiden.