The protection of your personal data is one of our prime concerns. Hence, we process your personal data exclusively on the basis of the legal regulations (GDPR, Telecommunications Act 2003). In this privacy notice, we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing in the context of our website.
Explanation of terms
a. Personal data (Art 4 Z 1 GDPR)
The regulations of the GDPR apply to the processing of personal data of natural persons.
As per definition “personal data” are all pieces of information which refer to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to a name, an identification number, site data, an online identification sign or by one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
b. Processing (Art 4 Z 2 GDPR)
With the term “processing” the GDPR describes every process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or all series of processes related to personal data, like the collection, record, organization, arrangement, retention, adaptation or modification, selection, recall, use, publication by transmission, distribution or any other form of deployment, comparison or connection, restriction, erasure or destruction of data.
c. Responsible subject (Art 4 L 7 GDPR) and processor (Art 4 L 8 GDPR)
The “responsible subject” is a natural or legal person, authority, entity or any other body who decides alone or together with others on the purpose and means concerning the processing of personal data; if the purposes and means of this processing are defined in the European Union Law or the Law of the Member States, the responsible subject or rather the criteria for his/her nomination can be based on the law of the Member States.
The “processor” is a natural or legal person, authority, entity or any other body who processes personal data on behalf of the responsible subject.
d. Consent (Art 4 L 11 GDPR)
The “consent” of a data subject includes every voluntarily given declaration of intent in the context of a determined case, given in an informed and unambiguous way, in the form of a declaration or in a clear affirmative act with which the person makes clear that he/she agrees to the processing of the respective personal data.
The pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in a way that makes it impossible to relate the personal data to a specific data subject without the addition of further information, provided that this additional information is saved separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures, which ensure that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable person.
Legal basis of the processing of personal data
The legal basis of the processing of personal data is defined in article 6 of the European General Privacy Regulation. The processing of your personal data takes place either for the fulfilment of your contract (art. 6 clause 1 lit b GDPR) with us, for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (art. 6 clause 1 lit c GDPR) or for the purpose of the protection of our legitimate interests (art. 6 clause 1 lit f GDPR), provided that in the latter case your interests or fundamental rights and your fundamental freedom which require the protection of personal data, will not prevail. Furthermore, the processing may possibly be based on your consent, provided that you have granted it to us.
Our legitimate interests consist in the development and in the maintenance of our business relationship with you, the observance of internal standards and legal requirements, the security of assets as well as the prosecution.
Duration of data retention
Your personal data will be deleted, if they are no longer needed for justifiable and admissible purposes or as soon as you revoke your consent and we are not legally bound or in any other way authorised to save these data anymore. Your data will be saved in particular to respect legal retention obligations as long as they may be needed for the enforcement, the implementation and defence of claims or for the enforcement and implementation of claims, the representation of interests and the defence against accusations in administrative or judicial or other institutional procedures.
Collection of access data and log files from the provider
Our provider (or rather the computer centre where the website is hosted) will collect the information communicated by your internet provider: in particular the name of the website, date/time of access, transmitted data amount, the IP-address which has been assigned to you, the HTTP status code, information on the browser used and the operative system used by you as well as partly the so-called “referrer” (the source page from where you accessed the actual website or file). An evaluation takes place – if this is carried out automatically by the web hoster – only for statistical purposes, whereby the single user will remain anonymous.
The collection of these data is furthermore necessary to retrace a (possible) abuse and hence is used for legal security.
The deactivation of cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.
Get in touch with us
If you contact us through the form on our website or via email, we will save your given data for the purpose of processing your request or for follow-up questions. We do not forward these data without your approval.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which will be saved on your computer and facilitates the analysis as regards the use of the Site by you. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is normally transmitted to a server of Google in the US and saved there. In case of activation of the IP-anonymization on this website, your IP-address will first be shortened within the Member States of the European Union or in other contractual countries in which the agreement of the European Economic Area applies. Only in exceptional cases the entire IP-address will be transmitted to a server of Google in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the provider of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this website, to create reports on the website activities and to perform further services connected to the website use and the internet use vis-à-vis the website provider.
The IP-address transmitted from your browser in the framework of Google Analytics, will not be combined with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies through specific settings in your browser software: But please note that in this case you will eventually not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data which are generated through cookies and refer to your use of this website (incl. your IP-address) as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:
Alternative Google Analytics Opt Out (also for mobile devices)
By clicking the following link an opt-out cookie ist stored on your device. This prevents Google Analytics from collecting data within this website in the future. The opt-out only works in this browser, and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you need to click on this link again.
Set Google Analytics opt-out cookie
Further information about Google or Google Analytics under
Services from third-party providers
On our website we also use services of third-party providers (for example Google Maps, YouTube). Should the mentioned providers use these personal data, this would in any event take place outside of the sphere of responsibility of the provider of this website.
These services always require your IP-address for the presentation of contents, because without the IP-address, the third-party providers would not be able to send contents to your browser. We are committed to use only contents from providers who use the IP-address exclusively to deliver contents. However, we cannot influence it, if third-party providers save the IP-address for example for statistical purposes. Third-party providers can also send cookies to your web browser.
On this website components of YouTube are used. YouTube is a video platform where users can upload videos and make them accessible to the public.
The operating company of YouTube is the YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Since 2006 YouTube LLC is an affiliate of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S..
When calling up an individual page of this website on which a YouTube component has been integrated (YouTube-Video), the browser on your terminal device will be automatically prompted to download a presentation of the YouTube video. In the context of this technical procedure YouTube and Google will get to know exactly which bottom side of our website you visited.
If during your visit on our website you are at the same time logged into your YouTube account, this collected information can be related to your YouTube account by YouTube and Google. This takes places independently from the fact whether you clicked on a YouTube video on our website or not.
If you do not want such a transmission of information to YouTube and Google, you can prevent that by logging yourself out from your YouTube account before accessing our website.
The published privacy regulations of YouTube are available at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
The button for Facebook in the footer is not a plugin of external page but only a link. In this case only by clicking on this a link will be opened in a new window which then calls up the respective services. Only then a data transmission takes place, like for example the transmission of information concerning the “opening page”.
You basically have the rights to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability, revocation and opposition.
We store your data only for the period required to achieve the purpose of the storage or for the duration of statutory storage periods (for example, 7-year tax retention obligation pursuant to § 132 (1) BAO).
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or if your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in a way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the data protection authority.
You can reach us under the following contact details