Ombudsperson of Austrian Development Agency


1. Personal Data

Paulitsch Rechtsanwalts GmbH, Hoher Markt 8-9/2/10, 1010 Vienna, and its employees and substitute attorneys collect, process and use your personal data only with your consent and for the purposes agreed with you or if there is another legal basis in accordance with the GDPR. This is done in compliance with data protection and civil law provisions. Only such personal data is collected, which is necessary for the execution and completion of the ombudsperson service, or which you made available to them voluntarily.

Personal data is all data that contains individual details about personal or factual circumstances, such as name, address, e-mail-address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, social security number, video recordings, photos, voice recordings of persons and biometric data such as fingerprints. Sensitive data, such as health data or data related to criminal proceedings, may also be included.

2. Rights of data subjects

As a data subject, you have the right – in compliance with the lawyer’s duty of secrecy – at any time to receive information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to correction, data transmission, objection, restriction of processing as well as blocking or deletion of incorrect or inadmissibly processed data. If there are any changes to your personal data, please notify Paulitsch Rechtsanwalts GmbH accordingly.

You have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. Your request for revocation of consent, information, deletion, correction, restriction, objection and/or data transmission, in the latter case, provided that it does not cause an unreasonable effort, can be directed to the address of the law firm stated in point 8. of this statement. A revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the data processing performed subject to the consent until revocation. If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data by Paulitsch Rechtsanwalts GmbH violates the applicable data protection law or that your data protection claims have been violated in any other way, you have the possibility of complaining to the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, the data protection authority is competent.

3. Data Security

The protection of your personal data is ensured by appropriate organisational and technical precautions taken by Paulitsch Rechtsanwalts GmbH and its employees and substitute attorneys. These precautions relate in particular to protection against unauthorised, illegal or accidental access, processing, loss, use and manipulation.
Notwithstanding all efforts to maintain a reasonably high standard of care, it cannot be excluded that information you disclose to us over the internet may be viewed and used unintentionally and/or unnoticed by others.
Please note that Paulitsch Rechtsanwalts GmbH therefore assume no liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors in data transmission not caused by its employees or substitute attorneys and/or unauthorized access by third parties (e.g. hack attack on e-mail-account or telephone, interception of telefax messages).

4. Use of Data

Paulitsch Rechtsanwalts GmbH and its employees and substitute attorneys will not process the data provided to them for purposes other than those covered by the mandate agreement or by your consent or otherwise by any provision in accordance with the GDPR. Excluded from this is the use for statistical purposes, provided that the data provided has been anonymized.

We do not collect or process personal data or process IP-Addresses, if you only visit the website. Data will only be processed if a report is being submitted.

5. Data Transmission To Third Parties

Your data will be forwarded exclusively on the basis of the DSGVO or the Data Protection Act or on the basis of your prior consent.

With your prior consent your data will be forwarded to the Austrian Development Agency (Zelinkgasse 2, 1010 Vienna), if necessary for processing your report. Furthermore, it might be necessary to forward your data to other third parties (such as service providers, engaged by Paulitsch Rechtsanwalts GmbH to whom your data have to be provided, etc). Your data might also be forwarded to courts and authorities subsequent to a respective request or order. If any other transmission of your data to third parties becomes necessary your prior consent will be obtained.

6. Notification of Data Breaches

Paulitsch Rechtsanwalts GmbH, its employees and substitute attorneys make every effort to ensure that data breaches are detected at an early stage and, if necessary, reported immediately to you or the responsible supervisory authority, taking into account the respective data categories affected.

7. Storage of Data

Your data will not be stored for longer than is necessary to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations and to defend against any pending or explicitly threatening liability claims. If storage periods according to commercial or tax law are applicable, the respective data may be stored for up to seven years. In order to comply with obligations to provide information regarding the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing respective data may be stored for up to ten years. Furthermore, the requirements according to the code of professional conduct for attorneys at law and the statute of limitation of legal claims (depending on the legal basis up to 40 years) are being taken into consideration.

8. Contact Details

The protection of your data is of particular importance to me, Heidemarie Paulitsch as Managing Director of Paulitsch Rechtsanwalts GmbH. You can reach me at any time under the contact details below in case you have any questions or want to revoke your consent.

Dr. Heidemarie Paulitsch
Paulitsch Rechtsanwalts GmbH
Hoher Markt 8-9/2/10, 1010 Wien
+43 1 361 4007