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Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Dr. Simon Harald Baier Wien
Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Dr. Simon Harald Baier Wien

Privacy / Data Protection

Privacy Statement

The protection of your data is particularly important to us. You can reach us at any time at the contact details below for your questions or revocation.

1. Name and address of the person responsible 

The responsible person within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection provisions is:

Name: Dr Simon Harald Baier LL.M.

UID: ATU79381447

Address: Mariahilfer Strasse 36, 6th floor, 1070 Vienna



Phone: +43-1-38-200-40

Fax: +43-1-38-200-40-2

2. Personal data

We, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Dr. Simon Harald Baier LL.M., collect, process and use your personal data only with your consent or mandate or order for the purposes agreed with you or if there is another legal basis in accordance with the GDPR; this is done in compliance with the provisions of data protection and civil law.

We only collect personal data that is required for the performance and processing of our legal services or that you have voluntarily provided to us.

Personal data are all data that contain individual information about personal or factual circumstances, for example name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, national insurance number, video recordings, photos, voice recordings of persons as well as biometric data such as fingerprints. Sensitive data, such as health data or data related to criminal proceedings, may also be included.

3. Information and deletion

As a client or, more generally, as a data subject, you have the right - subject to the lawyer's duty of confidentiality - to information at any time about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to correction, data transmission, objection, restriction of processing and blocking or deletion of incorrect or inadmissibly processed data.

If there are any changes to your personal data, please inform us accordingly.

You have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. Your request for information, deletion, correction, objection and/or data transfer, in the latter case provided that this does not involve a disproportionate effort, may be addressed to the address of the law firm stated in point 1 of this declaration.

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data by us violates the applicable data protection law or that your data protection rights have been violated in another way, you have the possibility to complain to the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, the competent authority is the data protection authority.


4. Data security

Your personal data is protected by appropriate organisational and technical precautions. These precautions relate in particular to protection against unauthorised, illegal or even accidental access, processing, loss, use and manipulation.

Notwithstanding efforts to maintain an appropriately high standard of due diligence at all times, it cannot be ruled out that information you disclose to us via the Internet may be viewed and used by others.

Please note that we therefore accept no liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors in data transmission not caused by us and/or unauthorised access by third parties (e.g. hacking attack on email account or telephone, interception of faxes).

5. Use of the data

We will not process the data provided to us for purposes other than those covered by the mandate agreement or by your consent or otherwise by a provision in accordance with the GDPR. An exception to this is the use for statistical purposes, provided that the data provided has been anonymised.


6. Transmission of data to third parties

In order to fulfil your order, it may also be necessary to forward your data to third parties (e.g. the other party, substitutes, insurance companies, service providers we use and to whom we make data available, etc.), courts or authorities. Your data will only be forwarded on the basis of the GDPR, in particular for the fulfilment of your order or on the basis of your prior consent.

Furthermore, we inform you that in the course of our legal representation and support, we regularly obtain factual and case-related information from third parties.

Some of the recipients of your personal data mentioned above are located outside your country or process your personal data there. The level of data protection in other countries may not be the same as in Austria. However, we only transfer your personal data to countries for which the EU Commission has decided that they have an adequate level of data protection or we take measures to ensure that all recipients have an adequate level of data protection for which we conclude standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC).


7. Disclosure of data breaches

We strive to ensure that data breaches are identified at an early stage and, where appropriate, reported immediately to you or the relevant supervisory authority, including the relevant categories of data involved.


8. Retention of data

We will not retain data for longer than is necessary to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations and to defend against any liability claims.


9. Cookies

This website uses "cookies" to make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure.

A "cookie" is a small text file that we transfer to the browser's cookie file on your computer's hard drive via our web server. This enables our website to recognise you as a user when a connection is established between our web server and your browser. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our web pages. The content of the cookies we use is limited to an identification number that no longer allows any personal reference to the user. The main purpose of a cookie is to recognise visitors to the website.

Two types of cookies are used on this website:

- Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave our website and are automatically deleted at the end of your visit.

- Persistent cookies: For a better user experience, cookies remain stored on your terminal device and allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

10. Server log files

In order to optimise this website in terms of system performance, user-friendliness and the provision of useful information about our services, the website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes your internet protocol address (IP address), browser and language setting, operating system, referrer URL, your internet service provider and date/time.

This data is not merged with personal data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.

12. E-mail contact

On our website, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. In this context, the data is not passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.


13. Contact form

On our website, it is possible to contact us via a contact form provided. The following personal data of the user will be stored:

1) Salutation, title

2) Name

3) Company

4) Telephone number

5) E-mail address

7) Your request

In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for the processing of the conversation and the subsequent contact by us.


14. Use of social media plugins

Our website uses social plugins. The social plugins on our website are deactivated by default. Data is only passed on to the respective social network after the social plugins have been activated by clicking on them. The activation of the social plugins ends with the deactivation or deletion of your cookies.

After activation, a direct connection is established with the server of the respective social network. The content of the button is then transmitted directly to your browser by the social networks and integrated into the website by the browser.

After activating a button, the respective social network may already collect data, regardless of whether you interact with the button. If you are logged in to a social network, it can assign your visit to this website to your user account. If you are a member of a social network and do not want it to link the data collected during your visit to our website with your stored membership data, you must log out of the respective social network before activating the buttons.

We have no influence on the scope of the data collected by the social networks with your buttons. For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the respective social networks, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the data protection information of the respective social networks.


14.1 Google+ and YouTube

Plugins of the Google+ page and the YouTube channel are integrated on our site. These are plugins of the provider Google, which are provided by the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, in the USA. Users of these services are hereby informed that the plugin establishes a connection to Google.

Furthermore, by using it, data is forwarded to the Google servers, which contain information about your website visits on our Google+ page and on our YouTube channel.

We do not know exactly what data Google stores and uses. As a user of the site, you must therefore expect that Google will also seamlessly store your actions on the site. For details on the collection, transmission and use of your data, please refer to the data protection information of the respective provider of the page. We have no influence on this, as we are also only users of the provider's pages.

For logged-in Google users, the consequence is that the usage data is assigned to their personal Google account. If you use functions on the Internet that have embedded active Google functions offered by Google (e.g. for giving a "Like" or for comments that you post), data will be transmitted and published that can be related to your Google account. You can only avoid a direct link to your Google account by first logging out of your Google account.

With regard to data protection on Google, please note the following privacy policy of Google, Inc.:


14.2 LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

For more information, please see LinkedIn's privacy policy at:

14.3 Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

For more information, please see Instagram's privacy policy:

15. use of website analytics services

15.1 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc ( Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

We use the functions to analyse website use and for remarketing. These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing.

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.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click this link Set opt-out cookie to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. This will place an opt-out cookie on your terminal device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.


15.2 Facebook Conversion Tracking Pixel

With your consent, our website uses the Conversion Tracking Pixel service provided by Facebook, Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). This allows us to track the actions of our users after they have been redirected to our website by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. This enables us to record the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected remains anonymous. This means that we cannot look into the personal data of individual users. However, the collected data is stored and processed by Facebook. We will inform you about this matter according to our current information. Facebook may link the data to your Facebook account data and use the data for its own advertising purposes, according to Facebook's data policy

Facebook Conversion Tracking also allows Facebook and its partners to show you ads inside and outside of Facebook. In addition, a cookie is stored on your computer for these purposes.

Please click here to withdraw your consent:


Vienna, 10.05.2023

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