European Law Society

"If Europe were once united in the sharing of its common inheritance, there would be no limit to the happiness, to the prosperity and glory which its three or four hundred million people would enjoy. ... We must build a kind of United States of Europe. . . . . ."

Winston Churchill, Zurich, I9th September 1946

Data Protection

Data Protection Notice

The European Law Society (hereinafter: “we”), being the operator of this website, respects your privacy. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously.

This data protection notice regulates the collection, processing and use of your personal data that is generated upon the use of our websites. We handle this data in strict compliance with the applicable statutory data protection provisions and the principles set out below.

1. Data generated upon the use of our website

So called server log files may be processed automatically during the use of our websites. This includes in particular the name of your provider, your IP address, the type of your browser and operating system as well as websites visited including any search terms and the websites that you click through to reach us on the Internet.

If you send enquiries to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the stated contact data, are stored for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of additional enquiries.

The provision of personal data is voluntary. However, if you do not provide your personal data you may not be able to use all functions of our website.

2. Cookies

Cookies are small files which are generated when using our website and stored on your hard disk. We use cookies to improve our website and make it easier to use.

Our cookies permit the recognition of regular visitors to our website, but without storing personal data in the process. We use both permanent cookies and session cookies to enable us to offer you optimum service.

The data stored in permanent cookies is intended to make using our website as comfortable as possible, also on future visits. We use this data for this purpose only.

Deactivating this cookie does not affect the usability of our website.

The data stored in session cookies is valid only for your current visit to our website and is intended to allow you unrestricted access to our services during your current visit and make using our website as comfortable as possible.

If session cookies are deactivated, we cannot guarantee that you will have unrestricted access to all our services.

If you object to the use of cookies, you can change your browser settings (you will find the relevant information via the help function in the menu bar of your internet browser). Cookies already stored on your hard disk can be removed by deleting temporary websites.

3. Purposes for which we process your data

We will process your personal data for the following purposes:

to ensure the usability of our website

improve our website

to create usage statistics

to detect and prevent attacks on our website

to answer your enquiry

4. Legal basis of the processing

We process your personal data on the basis of our prevailing legitimate interest (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR) which is to achieve the purposes set out above in para 3.

5. Transfer of your personal data

For the purposes set out above, we will transfer your personal data to the following recipients

  • to IT service providers that we use. We will ensure that these IT service providers comply with the applicable statutory data protection provisions and the obligations arising under this data protection notice

  • contractual partners of events in which the respective members participate

  • other members for networking purposes

No other access to your personal data shall be granted to any other third party.

Some of the recipients referred to above are located in or process personal data outside of your country. The level of data protection in another country may not be equivalent to that in your country. However, we only transfer your personal data to countries where the EU Commission has decided that they have an adequate level of data protection or we take measures to ensure that all recipients provide an adequate level of data protection. We do this for example by entering into appropriate data transfer agreements based on Standard Contractual Clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC). Such agreements are accessible upon request from

6. Privacy Policy for the use of Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps via API. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps requires to store your IP address. This information will usually be transferred to and stored on a server in the USA. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.

For further information, please see Google’s Privacy Policy:

7. Security

We have implemented technical and organisational measures to protect your data from loss, modification, theft or access by unauthorised third parties.

However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

8. Retention periods

Your personal data will only be kept for as long as we reasonably consider necessary for achieving the purposes set out under Point 3 above and as it is permissible under applicable law. We will, in any case, retain your personal data for as long as there are statutory retention obligations or potential legal claims that are not yet time-barred.

9. Your rights in connection with your personal data

Under applicable law, you have, among others, the rights (under the conditions set out in applicable law): (i) to check whether and what kind of personal data we hold about you and to request copies of such data, (II) to request correction, supplementation or deletion of your personal data that is inaccurate or processed in non-compliance with applicable requirements, and (iii) to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data, (iv) in certain circumstances, to object for legitimate reasons to the processing of your personal data or to revoke consent previously granted for the processing, (v) to request data portability, (vi) to know the identities of third parties to which your personal data are transferred, and (vii) to lodge a complaint with the competent authority.

10. Our contact details

Address for requests or questions concerning the processing of your personal data / responsible according to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (Text with EEA relevance):

European Law Society e.V.

Stadelhoferstrasse 22

CH - 8001 Zürich



Last updated on 20/05/2018.

Find Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council if 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data here:

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