Privacy statement


1. General


The protection of your privacy and your personal data is particularly important to us, BRAND Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Schüttelstraße 55 Carré Rotunde, 1020 Vienna, when processing data.

We collect, process and use your personal data only with your consent or mandate for the purposes agreed with you or if there is any other legal basis. Personal data is therefore processed by us exclusively on the basis of data protection and civil law provisions (in particular DSGVO, DSG, TKG).

In principle, you can visit our website without leaving any personal data. We refer you to point 7 ("Cookies and Web Analysis Tools") of this data protection declaration.

However, in order to use the services of our website which are described in detail below, it is necessary to disclose personal data which are subsequently processed by us. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent.

The purpose of this data protection declaration is primarily to inform you of this,

a) for what purpose which of your personal data is collected and processed when you visit the website, and

b) what your rights are, how you can exercise them and how we can assist you in exercising your rights.

Please read this privacy statement carefully. If you do not consent to the use of your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with your personal data. Please note that you may then not be able to access or use all of our services.

Our services are intended for users over the age of 18.


2. Name and address of the person responsible


We are available at any time for your data protection questions or for exercising your rights.

The person responsible for processing your personal data is

            BRAND Rechtsanwälte GmbH

            Schüttelstraße 55 Carré Rotunde, 1020 Wien

            Tel: +43 1 725 77 529

            Fax: +43 1 725 77 577



A data protection officer has not been appointed.


3. Personal data


Personal information is any information that contains details about personal or factual circumstances and relates to an identified or identifiable individual (the "individual concerned", for example, name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, video, photographs, voice recordings of individuals). Sensitive data such as health data, data related to criminal proceedings or biometric data such as fingerprints may also be included.

This list of personal data is indicative. The personal data listed above will therefore not necessarily be processed by us on this website.

Processing means any operation or set of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated processes relating to personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, comparison or association, limitation, erasure or destruction.


4.  Contact us


You have the opportunity to contact us by e-mail at or by telephone (telephone number: 01 725 77).

If you contact us by e-mail, we store your personal data, which you communicate to us in the e-mail, in any case therefore your e-mail address. If you contact us by telephone, you will be asked to provide your name, concern and contact information (e-mail address and/or telephone number). This data will be stored by us.

We use this data exclusively to contact you in order to answer your enquiry. Your personal data will not be shared or made available to third parties.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data collected in the context of contact enquiries via the contact form or by e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit f DS-GVO (legitimate interests of the person responsible). Our legitimate interest in processing this personal data lies in initiating and intensifying business relations with existing and potential customers.

If our law firm is commissioned due to your contacting us, your personal data will be required and used for the processing of the commission. You will receive further information on how your personal data will be processed by us in the event of an order being placed with our law firm separately in the event of an order being placed with us.

In all other cases, i.e. if your inquiry does not lead to an assignment of our office, the personal data collected will be stored by us for one year from the completion of your inquiry, as we have a justified interest in being able to trace inquiries made within this period.

You will find an overview of all your rights in point 9 ("Your rights") of this data protection declaration.


5. Seminars on data protection


We regularly hold seminars on the subject of data protection. If you are interested in participating in such a seminar, you can contact us and we will send you more information about the seminar and the next date.

It is therefore necessary that you provide us with your name and e-mail address. We use this data exclusively to provide you with more detailed information on our data protection seminars and the next seminar date and to inform you about the registration procedures. Your personal data will not be shared with third parties or made accessible to third parties.

The legal basis for the processing of your name and e-mail address in this context is Art. 6 para. 1 lit b DS-GVO (implementation of pre-contractual measures).

We will inform you separately about the way in which we will process your data in the event of a seminar registration in the course of the transmission of further information.

If you do not register for a seminar after the announcement of the next seminar dates and do not request us to send you further dates, the personal data collected will be stored by us for one year from the announcement of the seminar dates to you.

You will find an overview of all your rights in point 9 ("Your rights") of this data protection declaration.


6. Applications


You have the opportunity to apply directly via our website as an unsolicited assistant, trainee lawyer or lawyer. In order to apply through our website, you must provide us with your first and last name, academic title, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, highest level of education, professional experience, specific knowledge and preferences, and the position for which you are applying by completing an online form.

We process the data of applicants for the application procedure on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit b DSGVO ([pre]contractual measures).

If your application is successful, we will process your data in order to comply with our contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit b DSGVO) and our legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit c DSGVO; registration with social insurance, payment of income tax, etc.).

In the event of unsuccessful application, we store the data of applicants for a period of six months in order to be able to answer any follow-up questions and to comply with our obligations to provide evidence under the Equal Treatment Act. In individual cases, in particular if limitation periods for possible legal claims have not yet expired, the data is stored for up to three years.

You will find an overview of all your rights in point 9 ("Your rights") of this data protection declaration.


7.  LogFiles


When you access our website, your browser automatically transmits technical information to the web server of our hosting service provider and our hosting service provider temporarily saves it in a server log file on our behalf and for our order.

Until automated deletion, your IP address from which you access the website, date and time of access, name and URL of the accessed data, website from which you came to our website, which pages you accessed on our website, the browser used and, if applicable, your operating system and the name of your access provider are recorded in log files.

This data is stored and used by us on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit f DSGVO (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest in the collection of this data is (i) to ensure a smooth connection of the website, (ii) to guarantee a comfortable use of our website, (iii) to guarantee the security of our website and (iv) to evaluate the logs in order to investigate possible security breaches.


8. Cookies and Web-Analyse-Tools

8.1. General

Cookies are small text files which are sent from the web server of BRAND Rechtsanwälte GmbH to your PC and stored there on your hard disk. Cookies do not become part of your system and cannot cause any damage.

You can delete cookies yourself at any time by deleting the relevant cookies in the settings of your Internet browser. A deletion of cookies by us is technically not possible.

You can also surf the website without setting any cookies: For this it is necessary that you completely prevent the setting of cookies ("deactivate cookies") in the settings of your Internet browser. However, this may result in restrictions to the functionality of this website and other websites.

The cookies and web analysis and tracking tools listed in detail below are used by us on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 S 1 lit f DSGVO in order to ensure that our website is designed to meet your needs and continuously optimised; they are also used to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our services for you.

You will find an overview of all your rights in Point 9 ("Your rights") of this data protection declaration.

8.2 Session cookies

We use session cookies on our website, which are created each time you visit our website. Session cookies contain a randomly generated, unique identifier assigned to your device. When you close your browser, the cookie expires without further action.

We use session cookies to support the functionality of our website and to learn more about how visitors use our website (e.g. which pages are visited). Session cookies do not collect any personal data.

8.3. Web-Analyse- and Tracking-Tools

8.3.1. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google"), for the purpose of tailoring our website to meet your needs and continually optimising it.

Google Analytics generates information about the use of our website, namely when you visit our website, type and version of browser used, operating system used, from which website the user came, which subpages of the website are accessed, how often and for how long, the IP address of the person concerned (the IP address is only collected in abbreviated form by the extension "_anonymizeIp() so that there is no direct personal reference) In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies are used.

The data is collected by Google LLC, our contract data processor, and transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees compliance with European data protection law.

This information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and Internet use for market research purposes and to tailor this website to meet customer needs. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such processing is required on Google's behalf.

If you wish to completely prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website as well as the processing of this data by Google, you can download and install a browser add-on that completely deactivates Google Analytics for the future. You can find the add-on at

Instead of the browser add-on, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by setting an opt-out cookie. You can find this cookie under Please note that this will set an opt-out cookie that applies only to the browser used and only to our website. If you delete all cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found at

8.3.2. Google AdWords

We use "Google AdWords" from Google LLC for online marketing purposes (for more details about Google LLC, please see the above section of this Privacy Policy) and place ads on the Google Advertising Network.

These ads are displayed to users who, for example, are interested in ads based on their search query. This enables companies and us to display advertisements only to those users who have a potential interest in our offering.

When a user clicks on an ad placed by us on the Google Advertising Network, a cookie is placed on the user's device. This cookie loses its validity after 30 days. A personal identification of the user is not possible for us by the set cookie.

Each Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be traced via the websites of different Adwords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that personally identifies users.

If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can also refuse to set a cookie as required, for example by setting your browser to disable the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser so that cookies do not leave the domain. www.googleadservices.comcan be blocked.

Weitere Informationen zum Datenschutz bei Google finden Sie unter

8.4. Matomo (Piwik)

We also use Matomo (formerly Piwik) from InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St. 6011 Wellington, New Zealand on our website. This is an open source web analytics tool that collects and stores data for marketing and optimisation purposes.

This data can be used to create pseudonymised user profiles, for which we use 1st party cookies. The cookies enable the recognition of the internet browser and an analysis of the user behaviour during the visit of the user on our website (visited pages incl. duration of stay etc.).


9. Your rights

9.1. General:

You can exercise your rights by sending us a letter to Carré Rotunde, Schüttelstraße 55, 1020 Vienna or by e-mail to send a corresponding request.

If necessary, we may ask you to prove your identity to ensure that the request was sent by you.

We will respond within one month of receiving your request, but reserve the right to extend this period by two months for any reason. In any event, we will contact you within one month of receiving your request if we decide to extend the processing period.

The assertion of your rights is basically free of charge for you. Only in the case of manifestly unfounded applications or an excessive number of applications will you be liable to pay the costs.

The rights to which you are entitled are:

9.2. Information about personal data

You have the right to request information about which personal data we process about you. You also have the right to request a data copy if we process personal data about you.

As part of a request for information, we will inform you, among other things, about the processing purposes and the categories of personal data that will be processed.

9.3. Correction of personal data

You have the right to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data or, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the completion of incomplete personal data concerning you.

9.4. Quenching

You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data.

If you request us to delete your personal data, we will immediately delete all of your personal data unless there is a legal right or obligation to retain.

We will also delete all personal data if you revoke your consent or if we are legally obliged to do so.

9.5. Restriction of processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

You can request a restriction on the processing of your personal data if

- you dispute the accuracy of the data.

- the processing is unlawful, but you do not want the data to be deleted.

- the data are not necessary for the purposes of processing, but we need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

- You lodge an objection and it has not yet been established whether justified reasons for further processing of the data prevail.

If processing is restricted, we will reduce the processing of your personal data to the necessary minimum (storage) and, if necessary, use it only to establish, exercise or enforce legal claims or to protect the rights of other natural or legal persons and for other limited reasons specified by applicable law. If the restriction is lifted and we process your personal data again, you will be informed immediately.

9.6. Dissension

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you.

In the event of an objection, we will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If we process personal data in order to conduct direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. If you object to us processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

In order to exercise your right to object, you can use the contact data listed under point 2. You are also free to exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of information society services by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.

9.7. Data transferability

You have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to request the transfer of your personal data directly from us to another responsible person.

We will comply with a request for the transfer of your personal data to another responsible person, provided that the rights or freedoms of third parties are not infringed and provided that the transfer is technically feasible.

9.8. Complaint to the competent data protection authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of personal data carried out by us.

Please address this complaint to us:

Austrian data protection authority

Wickenburggasse 8

1080 Wien

Telefon: +43 1 52 152-0



10. Automated decisions / profiling


Due to the current legal situation, we are obliged to inform you whether we use automated decision-making or profiling processes.

Currently, there are no automated decision or profiling processes that could affect you legally or otherwise.


11.  Timeliness and amendment of this data protection declaration; disclaimer of liability


This privacy policy is currently valid and as of May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and offers about it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. You can call up and print out the current data protection declaration on our website at any time.

We assume no liability for damages arising in direct or indirect connection with the information on the website.

We do not assume any liability for the topicality or faultlessness of the contents and information on the website.

Any use of this website or any linked pages and their content is at the user's own risk.

Links to other providers are always recognizable as such.