Who are we?
Why and on which basis do we collect and process data?
We process personal information in accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Act and, to the extent applicable, the EU General Data Protection Regulation and/or other applicable national laws.
We may use this information to provide services to you, to run our firm’s business (e.g. carry out administrative or operational processes), monitor and analyse our business or to improve our services and products for you. We may use your personal information to maintain and develop our business relationship with you, identify services you may be interested in, to pursue certain business development initiatives, send you publications and marketing communications, invite you to events and to comply with our legal obligations to identify and verify the identity of our clients.
We process your personal information to the aforementioned purposes, if:
it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or the organisation you work for;
it is necessary in connection with a legal obligation;
you have given your consent (where necessary) to such use or the organisation you work for has obtained your consent (where necessary) to share your personal information with us; or
if we or a third party, in particular, one of our clients, have a legitimate interest which is not overridden by your interests or your rights and freedoms. Such legitimate interests include the provision of legal services to our clients.
What data do we collect and process?
The type of personal information that we may collect includes
- name and contact details (such as your address, email address and telephone number), nationality, business interests, employment history and positions held;
- identification and background information provided by you or collected as part of our on-boarding process;
- financial information, for example payment-related information;
- information provided to us by or on behalf of our clients or generated by us in the course or providing services to clients;
- information provided to us for the purposes of attending meetings, seminars and events;
- information of all kind from correspondence, contacts and interactions with us.
We process your personal data primarily in order to comply with our obligations arising from our services for you. We collect and process personal information about clients, related persons, counterparties, authorities, courts, third parties and other persons as well as their respective representatives and employees. Further, we collect and process information about you if you offer or provide products or services to us, if we evaluate your products or services, and generally when you request information from us or provide information to us.
Does this website collect personal data?
How do we collect data?
How do we protect data?
We use various technical and organisational measures to help protect your personal data from unauthorised access or modification, improper use, disclosure, alteration or unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
Our partners, staff and third party service providers who have access to confidential information (including personal information) are subject to confidentiality obligations.
Who has access to your data?
Within Amforc, access to your data will be provided to those people and offices that require it to fulfil our contractual and statutory obligations.
We do not sell, transfer or market your personal data to third parties. However, we may disclose your personal data to third parties and/or certain types of persons in charge, or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications, consulting, and advisory agencies, third parties involved in hosting or organizing events or seminars) appointed, if necessary, as data processors by us.
Why and how do we share data?
Further, we may share your personal information with third parties where:
- you have consented to us doing so (where necessary) or the organisation that you work for has obtained your consent for us to do so (where necessary);
- we are under a legal, regulatory or professional obligation to do so (for example, to comply with anti-money laundering or sanctions requirements); or
- it is necessary in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.
We use third parties who provide services on our behalf and may share your information with them, for example banks, insurance companies or IT and software suppliers who may have access to your personal information when providing software support.
If third parties are located outside of Switzerland or the EU, we only share your personal information on a basis that ensures adequate data protection.
How long do we keep data?
What are your data protections rights?
You have the right to:
- request access to your personal information and certain information in relation to its processing;
- request rectification of your personal information;
- request the erasure of your personal information;
- request that we restrict the processing of your personal information; and
- object to the processing of your personal information.
If you have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so.
Please note that the we may refuse or limit to grant these rights for legal reasons or based on data protection legislation. We may refuse to provide access if the relevant data protection legislation or other legislation, in particular the attorney client privilege, allows or obliges us to do so, in which case we will provide reasons for our decision as required by the law.
If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us by email or by letter to:
In general, you will not have to pay a fee to exercise any of your individual rights. However, we may charge a fee if the relevant data protection legislation allows us to do so, in which case we will inform you as required by the law.
If you feel we have not handled your query or concern to your satisfaction or if you are of the opinion that we are not processing your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection legislation, you can contact the competent data protection authority, in Switzerland the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.