General information duties in acc. with § 5 Austrian E-Commerce Act and disclosure duty in acc. with § 25 Austrian Media

Attorney at Law
Dr. Ralph Hofmann-Credner
Cottagegasse 10/16, 1180 Vienna, Austria
+43  676 5020100
VAT-No.: ATU63114338

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Data Protection Statement

Personal data
I, Attorney at Law Dr. Ralph Hofmann-Credner, shall collect, process and use your personal data only subject to your consent and/or mandate or appointment for the purposes agreed with you, or in compliance with any other legal basis that may apply under the Data Protection Regulation, however, in all events subject to compliance with all requirements under data protection law and civil law.
I shall collect only personal data that are required for performing my legal services or that are supplied by you voluntarily. Personal data means any and all data comprising specific information about personal or factual circumstances, including but not limited to name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, date of birth, age, gender, social insurance number, video recordings, photographs, audio recordings of individuals, as well as
biometric data such as e.g. fingerprints. Sensitive data, such as e.g. data concerning health or criminal proceedings, may also be included.
Right to request information, erasure As a client or generally as a data subject you shall have the right at any time to receive information about the personal data stored concerning you, the origin and recipients of such data and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to rectification, transmission of data, objection, restriction of processing, and the blocking of access to, or the erasure of, incorrect data or data processed without authorisation, however, in all events subject to compliance with the attorney’s duty of confidentiality.
Please advise me of any changes regarding your personal data.
You shall have the right at any time to revoke any previously given consent to the use of your personal data. Any request for information, erasure, rectification, any request for a transmission of data that would not cause unreasonable expenditure, and/or any objection may be forwarded to Attorney at Law Dr. Ralph Hofmann-Credner, Cottagegasse 10/16, 1180 Vienna, Austria.
In the event you believe the processing of your personal data by me to be in violation of applicable data protection law or your rights under data protection law to have otherwise been infringed, you have the possibility to file a complaint with the competent regulatory agency. In Austria the competent agency is the Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde (Austrian Data Protection Authority).

Data security
The protection of your personal data will be effected through appropriate organisational and technical precautions. These shall in particular concern protection from unauthorized, unlawful or accidental access, processing, loss, use and manipulation.
Notwithstanding all efforts to consistently ensure an appropriately high level of care the possibility that information supplied by you via the internet may be accessed and used by third parties cannot be ruled out.
Please note, therefore, that I shall not accept any liability of whichever nature for any disclosure of information resulting from any error in the transmission of data not due to my fault and/or from any unauthorized access by third parties (e.g. hacking of e-mail accounts or
telephones, interception of facsimile transmissions).Use of the data I shall not use the supplied data for any purposes other than those covered by the mandate or by your consent or otherwise by any provision in compliance with the Data Protection Regulation. The use of data for statistical purposes shall be excluded from the aforesaid, provided the supplied data have been anonymized.

Transmission of data to third parties
It may be required in connection with the performance of your mandate to transmit your data to third parties (e.g. courts or authorities, opposing parties, proxies, insurance companies, service providers employed by me to whom I make data available, etc.). Any such transmission of your data shall be effected exclusively in compliance with the Data Protection Regulation, in particular for the purpose of performing your mandate or on the basis of your prior consent.
Also, please note that within the framework of my legal representation and counselling services information regarding your case and the relevant facts will be obtained from third parties from time to time.
Some of the above-mentioned recipients of your personal data may reside or process your personal data outside your country of residence. The standard of data protection in other countries may differ from the standard in Austria. However, I shall transmit your personal data only to countries where the data protection standard is sufficiently high in accordance with the EU Commission’s determination, or shall otherwise take precautions, e.g. by
concluding standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC), to ensure that all recipients provide a sufficiently high standard of data protection.

Reporting of data breaches
I shall use my best efforts to ensure that any data breaches will be identified and, if required, reported to you and/or the competent regulatory agency, indicating also the categories of data affected, without delay.

Retention of data
I shall retain data only for as long as is required to meet my contractual and legal obligations and to fight potential liability claims.

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cookies I use is limited to an identification number that does not enable the personal identification of any individual user. The purpose of cookies used by my website is to enable the recognition of the language settings chosen by visitors to my website.

This website uses two different types of cookies:

- session cookies: temporary cookies that are retained in your browser’s cookie folder only until you leave my website and are then automatically deleted;

- persistent cookies: in order to improve user friendliness these cookies remain on your terminal and enable me to recognize your browser when you next visit my website.

You can change your browser’s settings to ensure that you are informed whenever a cookie is set and permit the setting of cookies only in specific cases, exclude the setting of cookies in general or in specific cases, and have cookies automatically deleted when the browser is closed. The deactivation of cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server log files
In order to optimize this website in terms of system performance, user friendliness and provision of useful information about my services, information transmitted automatically to me by your browser is collected by the website provider and stored in so-called server log files. This information includes your internet protocol address (IP address), browser and language settings, operating system, referrer URL, your internet services provider, and the
date and time.

These data will not be merged with personal data sources. I reserve the right to check these data at a later time if I become aware of any concrete indication of any unlawful use.