Content of the Privacy Policy:

  1. Controller
  2. Personal Data
  3. Legal Basis for Data Processing
  4. Cookies and Server Log Files
  5. Transfer of Data to Third-Parties
  6. Storage of Data
  7. Your Data Protection Rights
  8. Contact Details of the Data Protection Officer
  9. Changes to the Privacy Policy

1. Controller

The Controller for the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is:

Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Mariahilferstraße 116

1070 Vienna


Phone: +43 1 522 57 00



2. Personal Data

2.1 Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (the “Affected Person”). Examples include name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, social security number. There are also special categories of personal data (so-called “Sensitive Data”). Under the GDPR such Sensitive Data pertains to health data or data in connection with criminal proceedings.

2.2 For technical reasons, every time you access our website, your browser transmits certain data to our web server. This data is collected exclusively for statistical and technical purposes, for example in order to ensure the smooth running of our service operation. The following data is collected:

  • IP-Address
  • Date and time of access
  • Browser type and version
  • Request (Filename of the requested file)
  • Operating System Used
  • Referrer URL, i.e. the website from which you visit our website
  • The websites visited within our website

2.3 Additional personal data will only be recorded if you provide it yourself; for example, if you provide us with data via the contact form. If you use our contact form, the following data will be collected:

  • First and Last Name
  • E-Mail Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Your Message
  • Your attached data

If you do not provide us with your personal data, we cannot consider you in our application process.

2.4 We do use a Double Opt In procedure with our newsletter. If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will collect the following data:

  • First and Last Name
  • E-Mail Address
  • Your consent to receive the newsletter

3. Legal Basis for Data Processing

Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH collects, processes and uses your personal data on its website only when a legal basis in the sense of GDPR exists.

3.1 Legitimate Interest – Art 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR

If the processing of personal data is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, then Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. Legitimate interests under the GDPR are:

i) to ensure the operation and management of the website;
ii) to be able to carry out direct marketing activities; or
iii) to guarantee network and data security, but only insofar as our legitimate interest is in accordance with applicable law and the rights and freedoms of our users.

3.2 Consent – Art 6 Para. 1 (a) GDPR

The processing of data that you submit to us via the contact form or while subscribing to our newsletter is based on your consent. The scope and purpose of the processing depend on the underlying consent. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending us a message via the contact form or via E-Mail in which you inform us of your revocation. You can also inform us about your revocation via phone.

3.3 Contractual Obligations – Art 6 para 1 (b) GDPR

The processing of data that you submit to us in the course of your application is based on our (pre-)contractual obligations.

3.4 Legal Obligations – Art 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR

If Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH is subject to a legal obligation on the basis of which the processing of personal data is necessary, then Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

4. Cookies and Server Log Files

4.1 We use cookies on our website. A cookie is a small text file that stores Internet settings. Almost every website uses cookie technology. It will be downloaded from your internet browser the first time you visit a website. The next time this website is accessed using the same device, the cookie and the information stored therein will either be returned to the website that created it (First Party Cookie) or sent to another website to which it belongs (Third Party Cookie). This will tell the site that it has been viewed with this browser before, and in some cases will vary the content displayed. Some cookies are extremely useful because they can improve the user experience when you re-visit a website that you have already visited several times. Provided that you use the same device and the same browser as before, cookies remember for example: your preferences, how to use a page, and adapt the offers displayed to your personal interests and needs.

4.2Necessarily required cookies, also called “strictly necessary”, guarantee functions without which you could not use this website as intended. These cookies are used exclusively by Brandl & Talos and are therefore called First Party Cookies. They are only stored on your computer during the current browser session. Such cookies, for example, guarantee the functionality of a change from http to https, and thus the compliance with increased security requirements for data transmission, if the page changes. Furthermore, such a cookie will also save your decision regarding the use of cookies on our website. If you do not want this, you can change the setting in your browser so that you will be informed about the use of cookies and can thereby permit or deny the use of such cookies. If you decide to disable cookies, the functionality of our website can no longer be guaranteed.

4.3 First Party cookies subject to approval on this website: Cookies that are not strictly required by law to be able to use the website nevertheless fulfill important tasks. Without these cookies, features that allow comfortable browsing on our website, such as saving a language selection that you have selected, are no longer available and therefore need to be queried again on each page.

4.4 Third party cookies subject to approval: Brandl & Talos also integrates third party content into its website. Examples include incorporating Facebook services. These third-party providers may use cookies while you visit the Brandl & Talos website, for example, receiving information that you have accessed a Brandl & Talos website. Please visit the third-party websites for more information on their use of cookies. If you have decided not to grant or revoke your consent to the use of cookies subject to approval, only those features of our website will be made available to you, the use of which we can guarantee without these cookies. Web pages that potentially have the technical ability to include third-party content and use them to set third-party cookies will not be made available to you in this case. You will be informed of this. Should you nevertheless wish to use the website content, this is possible under the terms of your consent to the use of cookies subject to approval. If you do not want to allow cookies, you can also set this in your browser.

4.5 Our website uses Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies. These cookies will collect your IP address. If possible, your IP addresses will be shortened before saving or analysis and thereby anonymized. This happens within the European Union or within the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases, however, your IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and anonymized there. We use the data collected by the Google Analytics cookies to understand the user behavior of our website visitors. You can reject the storage of Google Analytics cookies by selecting the settings in your browser software accordingly. Please note, however, that this may cause a malfunction of our website.

4.6 If you delete all your cookies at a later date, it is necessary to perform the opt-out process again; this also applies if you visit this website from other computers. If your security settings are too high and the cookie is blocked, we will not be able to process your opt-out request. You will be notified in this case and should repeat the opt-out process with lower security settings.

4.7 To optimize our website in terms of system performance, usability and providing useful information about our services, the website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which 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. A combination of this data with personal data sources will not be made. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

5. Transfer of Data to Third-Parties

5.1 Due to today’s complexity of certain data processing processes, it has become essential for us to provide certain services with the assistance of third parties. For this we use external service providers (e.g. for webhosting and our IT systems) where your data is provided for this purpose. These service providers are processors in the sense of the GDPR, which have contractually agreed to keep your data confidential and to process your data only as part of their service provision.

5.2 If applicable, the potential recipient of your personal data may be located outside the European Union or processes your personal data there. The level of data protection in other countries may not be the same as that of Austria. However, Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH only transmits 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, which we ensure through standard contractual clauses (2010/87 / EC and / or 2004/915 / EC).

5.3 Under certain circumstances, we may be required by law to disclose your information to regulators and law enforcement agencies, for example. However, we will only do so to the extent necessary to prevent and / or detect fraud and other crimes or to ensure network and data security.

6. Storage of Data

The data will be processed as long as it is necessary to fulfill our contractual or legal obligations and to avert any possible liability claims. We will ensure that your personal information is safeguarded for the entire period in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We will delete the data of applicants who we did not hire six months after the application process is completed.

7. Your Data Protection Rights

7.1 As the Affected Person, you have the right at any time to obtain information about your stored personal data, its origin and the recipient as well as the purpose of the data processing. You also have the right to correct and transmit your data and, if necessary, to object to, restrict the processing of or deleting of processed data.

7.2 Your request for information, deletion, rectification, opposition and / or data transfer can be addressed to the Data Protection Officer referred to in point 8 of this Privacy Policy.

7.3 If you believe that the processing of your personal data by Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH violates the applicable data protection law or your data protection claims have been violated in another way, you may file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, the Data Protection Authority is responsible.

Contact Details of the Data Protection Officer

Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH has appointed a data protection officer. If you have questions about the processing of your data or want to exercise your (information) rights, the data protection officer can be reached under the contact details listed below.

Florian Braunauer

Tel: +43 1 522 57 00


Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy as necessary, for example due to technical developments or legal changes, or to update it in connection with the offer of new services or products. The updated Privacy Policy will be published on our website. Please check the relevant page regularly.