Privacy

Statement on Data Protection

Data Protection

We have composed this Data Protection Statement (version 04.12.2018-121095309) to explain to you, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Law (DSG), which information we collect, how we use your data, and which choices you can make as a visitor to this website.

Unfortunately it is in the nature of things that these statements sound very technical, however we have done our best to explain the most important things as clearly and simply as possible.

Automatic Data Saving

If you visit any website today, certain information is automatically created and saved. This website is no exception.

If you visit our website as you are doing now, our web server (the computer on which this website is saved) will automatically save information like

  • the address (URL) of the website you have accessed

  • browser and browser version

  • the operating system in use

  • the address (URL) of the website you visited before (referrer URL)

  • the host name and IP address of the device from which the website is being accessed

  • date and time

in data files (web server log files).

Usually, web server log files are saved for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass these data on, but we cannot exclude the possibility that these data may be inspected in the case of illegal activity. According to Article 6, Paragraph 1 f of the GDPR (Lawfulness of processing) the legislative basis is in enabling the defect-free running of this website by gathering web server log files.

Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In accordance with the regulations of the GDPR and the Austrian Data Protection Law (DSG) you are fundamentally entitled to the following rights:

  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)

  • Right to erasure (‘Right to be forgotten’) (Article 17 GDPR)

  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)

  • Right to notification – notification obligation regarding 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 to automated individual decision-making, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)

If you believe that the processing of your data is violating the Data Protection Law or that your data protection rights are being violated in some other way, you can make a complaint to the regulatory authority. In Austria this is the Data Protection Authority, whose website can be found on https://www.dsb.gv.at/.

TLS encryption with https

We use https to transfer data securely within the internet (data protection by design, Article 25 Para. 1 GDPR). By using TLS (transport layer security), an encryption protocol designed for the safe transfer of data in the internet, we can guarantee the safeguarding of confidential information. You can recognize when this data transfer safeguard is in place by the small padlock symbol at the top left of your browser, and by the use of https (instead of http) as part of our website address.

Cookies

Our website uses HTTP cookies to save user-specific data.

A cookie is a short text file that is exchanged by web browser and web server, but which is completely harmless and used primarily in the context of web application, e.g. the contents of a virtual basket in an online shop.

There are two types of cookie: first party cookies are sent directly by our website, while third party cookies are created by other websites (e.g. Google Analytics).

Example cookie data:

  • Name: _ga

  • Valid for: 2 years

  • Use: identification of website users

  • Example text: GA1.2.1326744211.152121095309

There are three different categories of cookie: those that are essential to ensure the basic functioning of the website, functional cookies that ensure the website can offer its full range of services, and targeted cookies that improve the user experience.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some cookies will be stored on your device until you delete them. They make it possible for us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

Managing cookie settings and deleting cookies

If you want to find out which cookies have been stored in your browser, change your cookie settings or delete cookies, you can find this in your browser settings:

  • Safari: Managing cookies and website data with Safari

  • Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data saved on your computer by websites

  • Chrome: Deleting, activating and managing cookies in Chrome

  • Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

If you do not wish data to be saved in cookies, you can adjust your browser settings so that it will inform you of the presence of cookies and allow you to grant permission in individual cases. You can delete cookies already saved on your computer or deactivate them at any time. The process for doing this is different depending on which browser you are using; it’s best to look for instructions on Google by using a search term like ‘Delete cookies in Chrome’ or ‘Deactivate cookies in Chrome’, if you are using a Chrome browser, or swapping the word ‘Chrome’ to the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.

If you wish to generally prevent us from using cookies, i.e. you have deactivated them via your browser settings, some functions and pages of this website may not work as anticipated.

Newsletter Data Protection Statement

If you sign up for our newsletter, you give us both the personal data specified above and the right to contact you by email. We only use the data saved when you subscribed for the newsletter in the context of this newsletter, and do not pass it on to any third parties.

If you choose to unsubscribe from our newsletter – you can find the link to do this at the bottom of every newsletter – we will delete all the data that was saved when you signed up for the newsletter.

Google Fonts Data Protection Statement

On our website we use Google Fonts provided by the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Fonts are used without authentication and no cookies are sent to Google Fonts API. If you have a Google account, none of your Google account details will be transmitted to Google as a result of Google Fonts being used. Google only gathers the usage of CSS and the fonts used, and stores this data securely. More information on this and further questions can be found on https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=121095309.

You can find out which data are gathered by Google and what they are used for on https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Google Analytics Data Protection Statement

On this website we use Google Analytics provided by the company Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to statistically analyse user data. Google Analytics uses targeted cookies in this process.

Google Analytics cookies

  • _ga

    • Valid for: 2 years

    • Use: identification of website users

    • Example text: GA1.2.1326744211.152121095309

  • _gid

    • Valid for: 24 hours

    • Use: identification of website users

    • Example text: GA1.2.1687193234.152121095309

  • _gat_gtag_UA_<property-id>

    • Valid for: 1 minute

    • Use: restricting the request rate. If Google Analytics has been supplied by Google Tag Manager, this cookie is called _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

    • Example text: 1

You can find more information on the terms of use and data protection on http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Pseudonymity

Our objective in the sense of GDPR is to improve our online service offer and website. As the privacy of our users is very important to us, user data is given a pseudonym. This data processing is carried out on the basis of the statutory regulations in § 9 Para. 3 TKG, as well as Article 6 EU-GDPR Para. 1 a (Consent) and/or f (Legitimate interests) of the GDPR.

Deactivating data collection by Google Analytics

By using the browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js), website users can prevent Google Analytics from using their data.

You can prevent Google from gathering cookie data relating to your use of this website as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Google Analytics IP Anonymity

On our website we have implemented IP Address Anonymity provided by Google Analytics. This function was developed by Google so that this website can adhere to the applicable data protection regulations and recommendations made by the local data protection authorities as regards prohibiting the saving of complete IP addresses. The anonymisation or masking of the IP is carried out as soon as the IP address reaches the Google Analytics Data Gathering Network, and before the data are saved or processed.

More information on anonymising IP addresses can be found onhttps://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de.

Google Maps Data Protection Statement

On our website we use Google Maps provided by the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

By using the functions of this map, data is transmitted to Google. You can find out which data are gathered by Google and what they are used for on https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de.

YouTube Data Protection Statement

On this website we use the video service YouTube provided by the company YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Brunco, CA 94066, USA.

By accessing pages on our website that have YouTube videos integrated, data will be transmitted to, saved and analysed by YouTube.
If you have a YouTube account and are logged in, these data will be linked to your personal account and the data already saved therein.

You can find out which data are gathered by Google and what they are used for on https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.[E1] 

Source: Created with the Data Protection Generator (Datenschutz Generator) fromContent Marketing Agentur AdSimple.at in cooperation with haustex.at. (All text has been translated from german to english by Eleanor Updegraff)

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