Client Privacy Policy



1. NKF collects personal data from the client. As the controller, NKF processes the personal data in accordance with the provisions of the Swiss Data Protection Act (“DPA”) and the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), as amended from time to time (jointly referred to as “Regulation”). This Data Protection Policy describes how NKF processes the personal data that we have collected from the client.

2. As part of its advisory activities, NKF processes the following personal data: (i) contact details: First and last name, e-mail address, address, telephone numbers, position, associated company/office; (ii) consultancy data: contents of enquiries, advisory communications, documents, memos; and (iii) engagement data: consultancy documentation, performance records, statements of account.

3. NKF processes the client’s personal data for purposes of the establishment and performance of the client relationship and fulfilling legal requirements. NKF also processes the personal data in order to inform the client about current legal developments, news about NKF or NKF events. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b, c and f GDPR as well as the corresponding provisions of the DPA.

4. The rights listed below may be restricted by the client attorney privilege. Provided there is no conflict with the client attorney privilege, the client has the following rights:

  • a) the client has the right at any time to request information about any personal data that we process from the client;
  • b) if personal data are inaccurate or incomplete, the client has the right to rectification and integration;
  • c) the client can demand the deletion of his personal data at any time, unless NKF is legally obliged or entitled to further process the personal data;
  • d) in the case of legal requirements, the client may request a limitation of the processing of his personal data;
  • e) the client has the right to object to the processing if the data is processed for the purpose of profiling. If the processing is based on a balancing of interests, the client may object to the processing by stating reasons resulting from the particular situation;
  • f) if data processing is carried out on the basis of consent or within the framework of a contract, the client has the right to data portability of the data furnished by the client, provided that this does not impair the rights and freedoms of other persons;
  • g) if NKF processes the personal data on the basis of a consent, the client has the right at any time to revoke this consent with effect for the future. The processing carried out before a revocation remains unaffected by the revocation;
  • h) the client also has the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority at any time if he is of the opinion that data processing has taken place in violation of applicable law

5. Further details regarding the processing of personal data can be found on our website.

6. The client can contact at any time with questions regarding data protection law. The representative in the EU is: VGS Datenschutzpartner UG, Am Kai-serkai 69, 20457 Hamburg, Germany,