Terms of use

The law firm Dr. iur. Philipp H. Haberbeck (PHH), Karl-Stauffer-Strasse 16, PO Box 219, CH-8032 Zurich, does not collect and store any personal data due to your visit to this website. In particular, the law firm PHH does not evaluate any information about how you have interacted with this website. The functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics, which are provided by the provider Google Inc., are also not used by the law firm PHH. In particular, the law firm PHH has not commissioned Google to evaluate the use of this website for the purpose of compiling reports on website activity for the law firm PHH and to provide it with other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Dr. iur. Philipp H. Haberbeck (PHH) is a Swiss attorney at law, who is registered in the Attorneys' Register of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland (see: https://www.gerichte-zh.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/Dokumente/obergericht/Aufsichtskommission/Anwaltsre...). The law firm PHH operates in the form of an individual company (Einzelunternehmen) under Swiss law, registered in the Commercial Register of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, with the company identification number CHE-407.615.179 (see: https://zh.chregister.ch/cr-portal/auszug/auszug.xhtml?uid=CHE-407.615.179). Each and any mandate is exclusively concluded in writing, based on the mutual signing of a mandate agreement.

If you visit PHH's LinkedIn-profile, you will see that PHH regularly publishes articles and posts on LinkedIn. Please note in this regard that the information contained in such articles and posts is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The same is true regarding all articles listed on the page "Publications". You should not take any actions or decisions on the basis of any such articles or posts without seeking specific legal advice.

Data privacy policy

The following data privacy policy for the client relationship applies only in the event that a mandate agreement has been concluded between you and the law firm PHH. As mentioned further above, all client relationships, without exception, are subject to the condition that they have been concluded in writing.

This privacy policy is based on the model provided by the Swiss Bar Association to its members in July 2023.

The law firm PHH processes personal data (data that directly or indirectly identifies natural persons) that PHH receives from you or involved third parties in the course of the client relationship or that PHH collects itself. Philipp H. Haberbeck is responsible for the processing of personal data as described in this data privacy policy.

Some of the personal data you or the persons concerned provide to the law firm PHH when you or they contact PHH by e-mail or telephone and request PHH's services. This includes, for example, name and contact information, as well as information about the data subject's role at the company or organization for which you or the respective contact person(s) work or on whose behalf you or they contact PHH. The law firm PHH also processes personal data that it receives (e.g., name, contact details, etc.) in its correspondence with third parties (namely clients, opposing parties, authorities and courts and their employees or other contact persons) in the context of the client-lawyer relationship. The law firm PHH also collects some personal data itself, e.g., from public registers or websites.

PHH processes the aforementioned types of personal data primarily in order to provide, document and bill its legal services.

In order to achieve the purposes described in this data privacy policy, it may be necessary for PHH to disclose personal data to the following categories of recipients: external service providers, clients, counterparties and their legal representatives, business partners with whom PHH may need to coordinate the provision of legal services, as well as public authorities and courts.

The law firm PHH processes personal data within its sphere of responsibility in Switzerland. However, PHH may transfer the personal data to recipients (namely clients, counterparties or authorities) that process the personal data in other countries, including countries that do not ensure a level of data protection comparable to Swiss law. PHH will only do the latter if it is necessary to fulfill the mandate agreement or to enforce legal claims.

PHH will store personal data only for as long as is necessary for the performance of the mandate relationship, for as long as there is a legal obligation to retain and document the data, or for as long as PHH has an overriding private or public interest in doing so. PHH will take reasonable precautions to protect personal data from loss, unauthorized alteration or unauthorized access by third parties. If you provide PHH with personal data through a third party (e.g., through your employees or other contacts), it is up to you to inform them in a general manner about the data processing by legal service providers (such as PHH) or other external service providers (e.g., in a privacy statement for employees).

The law firm PHH draws your attention to the fact that it uses external IT service providers and cloud providers with servers in Switzerland as part of the performance of its mandate. It then uses 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 PHH of any request for special security measures.

PHH has a legitimate interest in processing personal data for the purposes described above. In addition, some processing is necessary in order for the law firm PHH to fulfill its contractual obligations to you or its legal obligations (e.g., retention obligations).

In particular, data subjects have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored about them and the purpose of the data processing, the right to have their personal data corrected, deleted or restricted, the right to object to the processing, the right to seek redress from a competent supervisory authority and the right to data transfer/transferability. However, please note that conditions and exceptions apply to these rights. To the extent permitted or required by law, PHH may refuse requests to exercise these rights. For example, PHH may or must retain or otherwise process personal data despite requests to delete or restrict processing of personal data for legal reasons.

No consent to the data privacy policy is required from the client, its employees or other contact persons. This data privacy policy is merely information about the nature, scope and purpose of the use of personal data by the law firm PHH. PHH reserves the right to unilaterally change the content of the aforementioned data privacy policy at any time and without notice. It is therefore recommended that you regularly consult the PHH data privacy policy on its website.

If you have any questions or if you or your employees or other contact persons wish to exercise your or their data protection rights, please contact the law firm at philipp@haberbeck.ch or write to Philipp H. Haberbeck, Attorney at Law / Dr. iur., P.O. Box 219, CH-8032 Zurich.

PHH, Zurich, as per March 2024