We have written this privacy statement (version 03.02.2019) to explain to you, in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), what information we collect, how we use data and what decision-making options you have as a visitor to this website.
Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible when creating them.
Automatic data storage
Nowadays, when you visit websites, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.
When you visit our website, as you are doing right now, our web server (the computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data such as
the address (URL) of the website you are visiting
browser and browser version
the operating system used
the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
the host name and IP address of the device from which access is made
the date and time
in files (web server log files).
As a rule, web server log files are stored for a fortnight and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful behaviour.
The legal basis according to Article 6 (1) f DSGVO (lawfulness of processing) is that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by collecting web server log files.
Storage of personal data
Personal data that you provide to us electronically on this website, such as your name, email address, address or other personal details when submitting a form or commenting on the blog, will only be used by us, together with the time and IP address, for the purpose stated in each case, kept secure and not passed on to third parties.
We therefore only use your personal data to communicate with those visitors who expressly request contact and to process the services and products offered on this website. We do not disclose your personal data without your consent, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be accessed in the event of unlawful conduct.
If you send us personal data by e-mail – thus away from this website – we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data by e-mail without encryption.
According to Article 6(1)(a) DSGVO (lawfulness of processing), the legal basis is that you give us consent to process the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time – an informal e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.
Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation
According to the provisions of the GDPR and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG), you are generally entitled to the following rights:
Right to rectification (Article 16 DSGVO).
Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 DSGVO)
Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 DSGVO)
Right to notification – obligation to notify in connection with rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR).
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in any way, you can complain to the supervisory authority, which in Austria is the data protection authority, whose website can be found at https://www.dsb.gv.at/.
Evaluation of visitor behaviour
In the following data protection declaration, we inform you whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. The evaluation of the collected data is generally anonymous and we cannot draw any conclusions about your person from your behaviour on this website.
You can find out more about how to object to this analysis of visit data in the following data protection declaration.
TLS encryption with https. We use https to transmit data in a tap-proof manner on the Internet (data protection by technical design Article 25(1) DSGVO). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognise the use of this data transmission protection by the small lock symbol at the top left of the browser and the use of the https scheme (instead of http) as part of our internet address.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
A cookie is a short data packet that is exchanged between the web browser and the web server, but is completely meaningless to the latter and only acquires meaning for the web application, e.g. an online shop, such as the contents of a virtual shopping basket.
There are two types of cookies: first-party cookies are created by our website, third-party cookies are created by other websites (e.g. Google Analytics).
Example cookie data:
Expiry time: 2 years
Usage: Differentiation of website visitors
Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152221085689
There are three categories of cookies: strictly necessary cookies to ensure basic website functionality, functional cookies to ensure website performance and goal-oriented cookies to improve the user experience.
View cookie settings and delete cookies
If you want to see which cookies have been stored in your browser, change cookie settings or delete cookies, you can find this in your browser settings:
Safari: Manage cookies and website data with Safari.
Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer
Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome
Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies
If you do not wish data to be stored in cookies, you can set up your browser so that it informs you when cookies are set and you only allow this in individual cases. You can delete cookies that are already on your computer or deactivate cookies at any time. The procedure for doing this varies depending on the browser; it is best to search for the instructions in Google using the search term “Delete Cookies Chrome” or “Deactivate Cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or replace the word “Chrome” with the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.
When you sign up for our newsletter, you provide us with the above personal data and give us the right to contact you by e-mail. We use the data stored in the context of the newsletter registration exclusively for our newsletter and do not pass it on to third parties.
If you unsubscribe from the newsletter – you will find the link for this at the bottom of each newsletter – we will delete all data stored with the newsletter registration.
We send newsletters with MailChimp and use on this website functions of the newsletter service MailChimp of the company The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA to collect newsletter registrations.
General information about MailChimp
If you register for our newsletter on our website, the data entered will be stored by MailChimp.
Deletion of your data
You can withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter at any time within the email received by clicking on the link at the bottom. Once you have unsubscribed by clicking on the unsubscribe link, your data will be deleted from MailChimp.
When you receive a newsletter via MailChimp, information such as IP address, browser type and email programme is stored to provide us with information on the performance of our newsletter. MailChimp can determine whether the email has arrived, whether it has been opened and whether links have been clicked by means of the images called web beacons integrated in the HTML emails (details can be found at https://kb.mailchimp.com/reports/about-open-tracking). All this information is stored on MailChimp’s servers, not on this website.
MailChimp order data processing contract
We have concluded an order data processing contract (Data Processing Addendum) with MailChimp. This contract serves to safeguard your personal data and ensures that MailChimp adheres to the applicable data protection regulations and does not pass on your personal data to third parties.
You can find more information about this contract at http://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement.
We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. Google Fonts are used without authentication and no cookies are sent to the Google Fonts API. If you have an account with Google, none of your Google account data will be transmitted to Google during the use of Google Fonts. Google only records the use of CSS and the fonts used and stores this data securely. You can find out more about these and other issues at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=221085689. You can find out what data Google collects and what it is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
We use Google Maps from the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.
By using the functions of this map, data is transmitted to Google. You can find out what data is collected by Google and what it is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy .
We use Google Analytics from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on this website to statistically analyse visitor data. Google Analytics uses target-oriented cookies for this purpose.
Cookies from Google Analytics
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Expiry time: 1 minute
Usage: Used to throttle the request rate. When Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie is named dc_gtm .
Example value: 1
Our concern in terms of the GDPR is the improvement of our offer and our website. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, user data is pseudonymised. The data processing is carried out on the basis of the legal provisions of § 96 para 3 TKG as well as Art 6 EU-GDPR para 1 lit a (consent) and/or f (legitimate interest) of the GDPR.
Deactivation of data collection by Google Analytics
You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Google Analytics Data processing addendum
We have concluded a direct customer agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the “Data Processing Addendum” in Google Analytics.
You can find out more about the data processing addendum for Google Analytics here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=de&utm_id=ad
Google Analytics IP anonymisation
We have implemented Google Analytics IP address anonymisation on this website. This function was developed by Google to enable this website to comply with applicable data protection regulations and recommendations of local data protection authorities if they prohibit the storage of the full IP address. The anonymisation or masking of the IP takes place as soon as the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network and before any storage or processing of the data takes place.
More information on IP anonymisation can be found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de .
Google Analytics reports on demographic characteristics and interests
We have enabled promotional reporting features in Google Analytics. The demographic and interest reports contain information on age, gender and interests. This allows us to get a better picture of our users without being able to attribute this data to individual people.
You can find out more about the advertising functions at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad .
You can deactivate the use of the activities and information of your Google account under “Advertising settings” at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated via a checkbox.
Google Analytics deactivation link
If you click on the following deactivation link, you can prevent Google from recording further visits to this website by installing a plug-in. Attention: Deleting cookies, using the incognito/private mode of your browser, or using a different browser will result in data being collected again.
We embed elements of social media services on our website to display images, videos and text. When you visit pages that display these elements, data is transmitted from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We have no access to this data.
The following links will take you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they handle your data:
We use Google AdSense on this website, the advertising programme of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Data on the advertisements displayed and your IP address may be transmitted to servers in the USA and analysed there. In AdSense, cookies are intended to enable better advertising, the cookies do not contain personalised data. Google AdSense sends a cookie to the browser after every impression, every click and every other activity that leads to a call to the Google Adsense servers. If the browser accepts the cookie, it is stored there.
Third-party ad serving companies may place and read cookies on your browser as part of AdSense, or use web beacons to store data they obtain through ad serving on the site. Web beacons are small graphics that enable log file recording and log file analysis that are used for statistical analysis for online marketing.
You can delete cookies that are already on your computer or deactivate cookies at any time. The procedure for doing this varies according to the browser; it is best to search for the instructions in Google using the search term “delete cookies chrome” or “disable cookies chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or replace the word “chrome” with the name of your browser, e.g. edge, firefox, safari.
Disable personalised advertising
If you have a Google account, you can deactivate personalised advertising on the https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated page. Even in the case of disabling personalisation of ads, you may continue to see ads based on factors such as your approximate location derived from your IP address, browser type, and recent search terms used.
You can find out what data Google collects and what it is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy
We use the Facebook Pixel from Facebook, a social media network of the company Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland on this website.
The code implemented on this page can evaluate the behaviour of visitors who have arrived on this website from a Facebook advertisement. This can be used to improve Facebook ads and this data is collected and stored by Facebook. The collected data is not visible to us but can only be used in the context of ad placements. Cookies are also set through the use of the Facebook pixel code.
By using the Facebook pixel, the visit to this website is communicated to Facebook so that visitors can see suitable ads on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account and are logged in, your visit to this website will be assigned to your Facebook user account.
You can find out how the Facebook pixel is used for advertising campaigns at https://www.facebook.com/business/learn/facebook-ads-pixel .
You can change your Facebook advertising preferences at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen if you are logged into Facebook.
At http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ you can manage your preferences regarding usage-based online advertising. You can deactivate or activate many providers at once there or adjust the settings for individual providers.
More information on Facebook’s data policy can be found at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php .
On this website, we use functions of Facebook, a social media network of FIrma Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
You can find out which functions (social plug-ins) Facebook provides at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
By visiting our website, information may be transmitted to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, Facebook can assign this data to your personal account. If you do not wish this to happen, please log out of Facebook.
We use functions of the social media network Instagram of the company Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA on our website.