- Data protection
Data protection declaration
We have drawn up this data protection declaration (version 15.06.2018-221064327) in order to explain to you in accordance with the provisions of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act (DSG) 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.
Automatic data storage
When you visit websites today, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.
If you visit our website as you are currently visiting it, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically saves data such as
- the address (URL) of the called website
- 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 it is accessed
- date and time
in files (web server log files).
Usually web server log files are stored for two weeks 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 illegal behaviour.
According to Article 6(1)(f) of the DSGVO (lawfulness of processing), the legal basis is that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the faultless operation of this website through the collection of web server log files.
Storage of personal data
Personal data that you transmit to us electronically on this website, such as your name, e-mail address, address or other personal data in the context of submitting a form or comments in the blog, will only be used by us together with the time and IP address for the purpose stated in each case, will be kept securely and will not be passed on to third parties.
We therefore use your personal data only for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We will not pass on your personal data without your consent, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful behaviour.
If you send us personal data by e-mail – 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 paragraph 1 a DSGVO (Legality of processing), the legal basis is that you give us your 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 under the Basic Data Protection Ordinance
According to the provisions of the DSGVO and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG), you have the following rights:
- right of reporting (Article 16 DSGVO)
- right of cancellation (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 DSGVO)
- right to limitation of processing (Article 18 DSGVO)
- Right of notification – Obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction on processing (Article 19 DSGVO)
- Right to data transferability (Article 20 DSGVO)
- right of objection (Article 21 DSGVO)
- right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 DSGVO)
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can complain to the supervisory authority, which is the data protection authority in Austria, whose website you can find at https://www.dsb.gv.at/
TLS encryption with https
We use https to transmit data securely over the Internet (data protection through technical design Article 25 paragraph 1 DSGVO). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transmission security by the small lock symbol in the upper left corner 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 package that is exchanged between web browser and web server, but is completely meaningless to them and only becomes significant for the web application, e.g. an online shop, such as the content 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).
There are three categories of cookies: essential cookies to ensure basic website functions, functional cookies to ensure website performance and targeted cookies to improve the user experience.
View cookie settings and delete cookies
If you want to find out 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 placed on your computer
- Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome
- Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies
If you do not wish the storage of data in cookies, you can set your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies 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 varies from browser to browser, the best way is to search for the instructions in Google with 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.
We use Google Analytics from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on this website to statistically evaluate visitor data. Google Analytics uses goal-oriented cookies.
Cookies from Google Analytics
o Expiry date: 2 years
o Usage: Differentiation of website visitors
o Exemplary value: GA1.2.1326744211.152221064327
o Expiry time: 24 hours
o Usage: Differentiation of website visitors
o Exemplary value: GA1.2.1687193234.152221064327
o Expiry time: 1 minute
o Usage: Used to throttle the requirement rate. If Google Analytics is provided via the Google Tag Manager, this cookie gets the name _dc_gtm_ <property-id>.
o Exemplary value: 1
Our concern in the sense of the DSGVO is the improvement of our offer and our website. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, the user data is pseudonymised. Data processing is carried out on the basis of the legal provisions of § 96 Paragraph 3 TKG and Art 6 EU-DSGVO Paragraph 1 lit a (consent) and/or f (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO.
Deactivation of data collection by Google Analytics
You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Google Analytics Addendum for data processing
We have concluded a direct customer agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the “data processing supplement” in Google Analytics.
More about the add-on for data processing for Google Analytics can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=en&utm_id=ad
Google Analytics IP Anonymization
We have implemented the IP address anonymization of Google Analytics on this website. This feature was developed by Google to enable this website to comply with the applicable data protection regulations and recommendations of local data protection authorities if they prohibit the storage of the complete IP address. The IP is anonymised or masked as soon as the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network and before the data is stored or processed.
More information on IP anonymization can be found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en.