The protection of your personal data is very important to us. That is why we process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal provisions (GDPR, Austrian Telecommunications Act (TKG) 2003). On principle, you have the rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction, data portability, withdrawal and objection, if not in conflict with any legal obligation of retention. If you believe that the processing of your data goes against data protection law or your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, please contact us. You can also complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the Data Protection Authority.
Here, you can learn about the most important aspects of data processing within the scope of our website:
Access data/log files
We (and/or our web space provider) collect data about every instance of access to our web content (known as server log files). Access data include: Name of the retrieved website, file, date and time of retrieval, transmitted data volume, message of successful retrieval, browser type along with version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
We use the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimisation of the web content. However, we reserve the right to review the log data retroactively if there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use based on concrete indications.
All forms on this website are primarily used for visitors to make contact with us. All data entered are handled with strict confidentiality and not forwarded to third parties. After sending a form, for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions, the entered data are both saved on the server and sent in an e-mail to the visitor and to the site operator for further processing. Optional input fields are offered to make both making contact and later correspondence easier. It is important to us that only truly necessary entries are marked as mandatory fields.
Enquiries that do not result in a specific business case with corresponding storage periods are also saved in our business contact database in order to make any correspondence easier in case of later enquiries and business cases. Furthermore, if we recognise legitimate interest in services/products, these data are used for future information about them. Inactive contacts and enquiry details are deleted in accordance with our data protection guidelines after a certain period after the last correspondence.
Cookies from third parties
Furthermore, the third-party technologies listed below are used on our website. These third parties can in theory place cookies while you are visiting our website and, for example, receive the information that you retrieved our website.
When you retrieve our website, we provide you the option to select whether to allow only functional cookies or also third-party cookies in the browser. This decision is saved for a maximum of one month – then, you can make the selection again.
Furthermore, you can configure your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are set (especially from third parties) and you can allow them only in individual cases. The functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are deactivated. To find out how you can do this in a certain browser, you can use the help function integrated into the browser or, as an alternative, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. This website explains step by step how cookies can be managed and deleted in most common browsers. As an alternative, we recommend using a browser plugin like http://www.ghostery.comto monitor or block cookies.
Web analysis with Google Analytics
We only use Google Analytics with active IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of users is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there in exceptional cases. The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other data from Google.
Users can prevent cookies from being stored using a corresponding setting in their browser software; furthermore, users can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie related to their use of the online content by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
More information on data usage for advertising purposes by Google, setting and objection options can be found on Google websites: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ ("How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services") http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ("Advertising") http://www.google.de/settings/ads ("Make the ads you see more useful to you") and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ ("Ad personalization").
The relationship to the web analysis provider is based on standard contractual clauses/an arrangement of the European Commission ("Privacy Shield").
Data are processed on the basis of the legal provisions of § 96 Par. 3 TKG and Art. 6 Par. 1(a) (consent) and/or (f) (legitimate interest) of the GDPR. Our interest in the terms of the GDPR (legitimate interest) is in improving our content and our web presence. The user data are stored for a duration of 26 months (according to the current default settings of Google).
The easiest way to monitor and/or prevent your visit from being tracked is by using a browser plugin. https://www.ghostery.com/ is an example for that.