Interlegal is an association of independent law firms (Member Firms) established in accordance with Art. 60 ff  of the Swiss Civil Code (“Interlegal” or “we”.)

This Privacy Notice gives you information on how Interlegal collects and processes your personal data through our interaction with you and through your use of our website. This privacy Notice does not apply to websites (this includes our Member Firms’ websites) that you may be able to access via links on this Website. We are not responsible for the collection or use of your personal data from third party websites.




Interlegal is responsible for your personal data and for the content of this Privacy Notice.


If you wish to contact us regarding this privacy Notice please write to us at:


Route des Jeunes 4, 1227 Geneva – Les Acacias, Switzerland




Alternatively you can contact our Representative in the EU.


Representative in the EU

Our representative in the Union in accordance with Art 27 GDPR is:

Colin Russell

Russell Business Services Ltd

10 Timble Drive

Eldwick, Bingley, BD16 3PF

United Kingdom


Tel:  +44(0)1274783644




Some data will be collected automatically by our Website (for further details, please see the part on Cookies below).


Technical data:

  • technical information: including the type of device (and its unique device identifier) you use to access our Website, the IP address used, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug in types and versions, operating system, mobile network information.
  • information on your visit to the Website including URL, referring site, your activity on our Website, and the site to which you exit.


Other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it, for example by filing in a form on our Website or by signing up to our newsletter.


Depending upon your use of our Website we may collect some or all of the following data you provide us with: email address, name, business/company name, contact information (postal address, telephone number), any other information you provide us with if you contact us.


If you fill in the form “Ask a Lawyer” on our Website and and sumbit it, your inquiry along with the personal data you provide in the form will be transferred to the selected or appropriate Interlegal Member Firm(s) in the jurisdiction you are interested in for response. Please note that this jurisdiction may not provide the same level of data protection as your home country.





We have set out below how we may plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are.


  • We use the Technical data mentioned above in Section 2 to protect the security and effective functioning of our Website and ensure that content on the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and the device you use, and in order to generate analytics and reports of the usage of the Website,

It is necessary for our legitimate interests to monitor how our Website is used to understand our Website visitors better and to help us keep the Website updated , improve the layout and information on our Website and provide a better service to users.


  • We use the data you provided to us by filing in a form on our Website to enable us to process an initial enquiry made by you, manage our relationship with you, deal with any enquiries, correspondence, concerns or complaints you have raised with us, we use the information provided by you, e.g. your name, title, address, telephone number, mobile phone number, email address, organisation details and details of the enquiry. We do not store such data on our Website.

Our legitimate interests are to enable us to respond to your enquiry, connect you to the appropriate Member Firm keep our records updated and to better understand users of our Website and our services.




We may share personal data with the following categories of recipients:

  • IT-service providers (e.g. infrastructure and IT services providers, web-hosting services)
  • analytics and search engine providers
  • our Member Firms and their personnel (in particular if you fill in a form on our website selecting a Member Firm or if you enquire about a specific jurisdiction)
  • government or other law enforcement agencies, in connection with the investigation of unlawful activities or for other legal reasons
  • business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we may enter into with you


We use data processors who are third parties who provide elements of services for us (e.g. IT-service providers). We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with personal data unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share personal data with any organisation apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.




We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.


In order to determine the appropriate retention period for your personal data, we take into account the purpose for which we process your personal data, the nature, and sensitivity of the data and the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure.


Personal data related to marketing activities (e.g. newsletter) is retained for as long as you accept marketing communications from us, and we will delete such data upon request.




If you have signed up or otherwise agreed to receive our newsletters, we will process your contact data (e-mail) to provide those services to you. We use your email address to send you our newsletter.

All newsletter activities serve marketing purposes and business development.

We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.


We rely on your consent to process the personal data you provide to us This means you have the right to withdraw your consent, or to object to the processing of your personal data for this purpose at any time. If you do that, we’ll update our records to reflect your wishes.


To withdraw your consent please email or call us (contact detail see above Section 1). You can also unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of any newsletter.


For more information on your rights if you are in the EU, please see below “YOUR RIGHTS UNDER GDPR”


We use Mailchimp as data processor to deliver the newsletter. For more information please see Mailchimp’s privacy notice:





To improve your user experience, our website includes social media plug-ins of the social media networks Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook. These plug-ins allow you to directly post links to and other content from our websites on the relevant network.


Upon you opening a website on which a social media plug-in is embedded, the respective social network provider

  • Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

will collect and process information on your visit to our website for its own business purposes.


This processing is not initiated or controlled by us, but is a built-in feature of the respective social media plug-in. We do not have access to, nor share, any personal data in this context.


For further information on the processing of personal data, please contact the respective social media provider or refer to their respective privacy policy:








Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.


Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz

_ga, _gali, _gat_UA-1036645-1, _gid

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Read more at Google’s Privacy Policy:

YouTube PREF*




We embed YouTube videos using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Google Maps SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF Google set a number of cookies on any page  that includes a Google Map.

Read more at Google’s Privacy Policy:

Add This Loc, Ssc, Bt, Di, Dt, Uid, Uvc, Uit, Psc These cookies are used to enable the AddThis social bookmarking function (share buttons) to operate. No data from these cookies is stored on our servers.

Read more at AddThis Privacy Policy:


How to change cookie settings


Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer


Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit





We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.


We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable Supervisory authority of a breach where we are legally required to do so.


Despite our efforts of ensuring an appropriately high standard of security, it cannot be ruled out that information you have provided via the internet will be accessed or used by other persons. Please note that we can therefore not assume any liability or the disclosure of information due to errors in the data transfer and/or unauthorised access by third parties not caused by us.





If you submit a form on our Website and inquire about assistance of a member firm in another jurisdiction, your inquiry along with the personal data you provide in the form will be transferred to the appropriate Member Firm(s) in the jurisdiction you are interested in for response. This jurisdiction may not provide the same level of data protection as your home country.


We may transfer your personal data outside the European Union (EU). We may also disclose personal data to our Member Firms some of whom are outside the EU, to jurisdictions that may not provide the same level of data protection.


If we transfer personal data out of the European Union (EU) we have security measures in place to seek to ensure that your personal information receives an adequate level of protection as required or permitted by Articles 46 and 49 of the General Data Protection Regulation.





If you are in the European Union you have the following rights:


Right of access

You have the right to access data we hold about you. We’ll confirm whether we’re processing your personal data and provide you with a copy of your personal data. We may require you to prove your identity before providing the requested information.


Right to rectification

If the personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to request to have it rectified.


Right to erasure

You can request us to delete your personal data where we no longer need it or where applicable if you withdraw your consent.


Right to restriction of processing

You can ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances, such as you believe such data to be inaccurate, our processing is unlawful, or we no longer need to process data for a particular purpose, but where we are not able to delete the data due to a legal or other obligation


Right to object to processing

You can ask us to stop processing your personal information, if we are relying on legitimate interests to process your personal information, except if we can demonstrate compelling legal grounds for the processing which override your interests and rights


Data Portability

This only applies to information you have given us. You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us from one organisation to another, or give it to you. The right only applies if we are processing information based on your consent or in talks about entering into a contract and the processing is automated


Right to withdraw consent

If we rely on your consent  as our legal basis for processing your personal information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This includes cases where you opt out from marketing messages that you receive from us.


Automated Decision-Making and Profiling

We do not carry out any automated decision-making and profiling.



If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at or at the address indicated in Section 1.


Response to your requests

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.


Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you are in the EU you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that our processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR.



Our Privacy Notice was last updated on 22 October 2018

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