Privacy policy

The controller for data processing is:

Grossenbacher Rechtsanwälte AG
Zentralstrasse 44
6003 Lucerne
+41 41 500 56 56
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General provisions

Personal data are processed on to the extent necessary to enable us to offer our website and the content and services contained therein. Processing occurs either on the basis of your consent or where permitted on other legal bases, such as our overriding legitimate interests.

In the context of client relationships, we also process personal data that we receive from you or involved third parties or that we collect ourselves in the context of the individual client relationship.

If you provide us with personal data concerning a third party (e.g. data concerning your employees or other contact persons), it is your responsibility to inform them in general respects about processing by legal service providers (such as us) or other external service providers (e.g. in a privacy policy for employees).

The legal basis for data processing is the performance or initiation of a contract, your consent, legal obligations or our overriding legitimate interests.

Processing on

Server log data
When you visit our website, our web server automatically collects information about your devices, in particular the IP address assigned to your device. This is necessary for technical reasons and is essential to enable us to transmit content. Such information will not be linked with your personal data.

Cookies are used on our website. If you visit our website, these are stored locally by your browser. The locally stored cookies allow us to identify your browser when you visit our website repeatedly.

Session cookies remain stored for the duration of the use of the browser or the website and are deleted from memory no later than when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies enable certain preferences and settings for our website to be stored in the browser so that they can be retrieved when you visit our website again. Permanent cookies are deleted at the end of the defined storage period.

You have control over the cookies. On, you can accept or reject cookies that are not technically necessary and, via your browser settings, you may exclude or restrict the use of cookies and delete stored cookies.

By using our website and accepting cookies that are not absolutely necessary, you consent to the use of cookies, otherwise you will have to configure your browser software accordingly. As a rule, you can restrict or prevent the installation and storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly.

Web analysis
Our website uses Matomo, including the related cookies, which enable us to analyse your behaviour on our website (search terms, time and frequency of page visits, etc.). This serves to improve the quality of our website and content and helps us to optimise the website and better tailor it to your needs; for this reason, it is our assumption that we have overriding legitimate interests in this regard. Such information will not be linked with your personal data.

Embedded Functions
Our website integrates map material of the Google Maps service provided by Google Ireland Limited. When using Google Maps, Google processes and uses data about the use of the map material by users. This may include, in particular, IP addresses and (depending on the user’s browser settings) location data. You may also opt in or out from the setting of Google Maps cookies via your cookie settings at any time. Google may also process these data for its own purposes (e.g. marketing and market research purposes and to administer its platforms) and thus acts as the controller. Therefore we ask that you please consult Google’s privacy policy at

Our website offers visitors the opportunity to subscribe to a free newsletter. When you register for the newsletter, the data from the data form (name and e-mail address, indication as to whether the newsletter should be sent by e-mail or post, optionally your address) will be transmitted. The date and time of registration is also recorded. Your data will only be used for sending the newsletter.

Contact by e-mail
If contact is made via the e-mail addresses provided on the website, the personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. This data is used solely for the purpose of responding to your e-mail.

Processing on social networks

We operate our own pages on online platforms operated by third parties, such as LinkedIn, and process data about you in that context. We process data from you via the platforms (communication via the platform, comments, likes and other features) and receive non-personal data from the platforms (analyses). The operators of such platforms may also process these data for their own purposes (e.g. marketing and market research purposes and to administer their platforms) and thus act as controllers. We therefore ask that you please consult the privacy policies of the platforms in question. In the case of LinkedIn, these can be found at

Processing in the context of a mandate

In the context of a mandate, you or the data subjects transmit personal data to us when you contact us, e.g. by email or telephone, and inquire about our services. This includes e.g. name and contact details as well as information concerning the role of the data subject at the company or organisation for which you or the relevant contact persons work or on whose behalf you or they are contacting 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 relation to the mandate (e.g. name, contact details, date of birth, information concerning employment, income situation, marital/family status or state of health). In addition, we collect some personal data ourselves, e.g. from public registers or websites.

We process these personal data in order to provide, document and invoice our services under our mandate. In addition, we process the contact details of clients and/or their employees or other contact persons for marketing purposes (using any means of communication such as email, social media, post or telephone) to inform the foregoing about publications, events, news, services or products that may be of interest.

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, as well as authorities and courts.

We process such personal data within our sphere of responsibility in Switzerland. However, we may transfer the personal data to recipients (namely clients, counterparties or authorities) who process the personal data, in turn, in other countries, including in countries that do not guarantee a level of data protection comparable to that of Swiss law. We will do so based on the data subjects' consent or based on standard contractual clauses, or when necessary to perform a contract or enforce legal claims.

Processing during the application process

If you apply for a position with us, we process the relevant data for the purpose of reviewing your application, operating the application process and, in the case of successful applications, preparing and concluding an employment contract. For this purpose, in addition to your contact details and the information from corresponding communications, our processing also, and in particular, includes the data contained in your application documents and data that we may also obtain about you, for example from job-related social networks, the internet, the media and from references, if you consent to us obtaining references.

Retention period

We store the personal data only for as long as is necessary in order to carry out the mandate, or for so long as there is a statutory retention and documentation obligation, or for so long as we have an overriding private or public interest in doing so, or for so long as storage is necessary for technical reasons (e.g. in the case of backups or document management or archiving systems). Unless there are any legal or contractual obligations or technical reasons to the contrary, as part of our internal processes we generally erase or anonymise your data after expiry of the storage or processing period.

Data security

We take reasonable and reasonable precautions to protect personal data against loss, unauthorised alteration or unauthorised access by third parties. 

Your rights

In particular, you have the right to information on the personal data stored about you and the purpose of the data processing, the right to rectification as well as erasure or restriction of the processing of your personal data, the right to object to processing, the right to lodge an objection with a competent supervisory authority and the right to data transmission/portability. For all enquiries concerning your rights or other questions, please contact us by e-mail at Turn on Javascript! or write to us at our postal address.

In addition, to the extent applicable to you, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority at your place of residence or workplace or at the location of the alleged data breach. The competent data protection authority of Switzerland is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (

In the event of any doubt, we reserve the right to request proof of your identity.

Please note, however, that these rights are subject to conditions and exceptions. To the extent permitted or required by law, we may refuse requests to exercise these rights. Thus, for legal reasons, we may or must retain or otherwise process personal data in accordance with our legal or contractual retention obligations despite a request for the erasure of the personal data or restriction of processing.

You may withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. Please note that the withdrawal of consent is only effective for the future. Any processing performed prior to withdrawal shall remain unaffected.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to unilaterally change the content of this Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice. We therefore recommend that you consult our Privacy Policy regularly on our website.