We have drawn up this data protection declaration to explain to you, in accordance with the provisions of the EU data protection basic regulation, 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. When you visit our website as you are doing right now, our web server (the computer on which this website is stored) automatically saves data such as:
- the address (URL) of the accessed web page
- 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
- Date and time
Usually web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of illegal behaviour.
Storage of personal data
Personal information that you submit to us electronically on this website, such as your name, e-mail address, postal address or other personal information when submitting a form or comments on the blog, together with the time and IP address, will only be used by us for the purpose stated in each case, will be kept securely stored and will not be disclosed to third parties.
Thus, we will only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for processing 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 - thus off this website - we cannot guarantee secure transmission and the protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data by e-mail without encryption.
Rights according to the data protection basic regulation
In accordance with the provisions of the DSGVO and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG), you are basically entitled to the following rights:
- Right of rectification (Article 16 DSGVO)
- Right of cancellation ("right to be forgotten") (Article 17 DPA)
- Right to restrict processing (Article 18 DSGVO)
- Right of notification - Obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 DPA)
- Right to data transferability (Article 20 DSGVO)
- Right of objection (Article 21 DSGVO)
- Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 DPA)
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 you can find at https://www.dsb.gv.at/.
TLS encryption with https
We use https to transfer data tap-proof on the Internet. 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 recognize the use of this data transmission security by the small lock symbol in the upper left corner of your browser and the use of the https scheme as part of our Internet address.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data. A cookie is a short data package which 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). There are three categories of cookies: essential cookies to ensure basic site functionality, functional cookies to ensure site performance, and targeted cookies to improve the user experience.
We use Google Fonts from the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. Google Fonts is 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 information is submitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google only records your use of CSS and the fonts you use and stores this information securely. You can find more information about these and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.
You can find out what information Google collects and how that information is used at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
On this website we use Google Analytics of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to statistically evaluate visitor data. Google Analytics uses target-oriented cookies for this purpose.
Cookies from Google Analytics
- Expiry period: 2 years
- Usage: Differentiation of website visitors
- Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.15211078738
- Expiration time: 24 hours
- Usage: Differentiation of website visitors
- Example value: GA1.2.1687193234.15211078738
- _gat_gtag_UA_<property - id>
- Sequence time: 1 minute
- Usage: Used to throttle the request rate. If Google Analytics is provided via the Google Tag Manager, this cookie is named _dc_gtm_ <property - id>.
- Example value: 1
Our concern in terms of the DSGVO is the improvement of our offer and our web presence. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, the user data is pseudonymised. The data processing is based on the legal provisions of § 96 para. 3 TKG and Art 6 EU-DSGVO para. 1 lit a (consent) and/or f (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO.
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 to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Google Analytics deactivation link
If you click on the following deactivation link, you can prevent Google from recording further visits to this website.
Attention: Deleting cookies, using the incognito/private mode of your browser, or using another browser will result in data being collected again.
We use YouTube on this page of the video service, the company YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
By calling up pages on our website that have integrated YouTube videos, data is transferred to YouTube, stored and evaluated. If you have a YouTube account and are logged in, this data is associated with your personal account and the data stored in it.
You can find out which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
We use on this website Google AdSense, the advertising program of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
In the process, data on the displayed advertising material and your IP address may be transmitted to servers in the USA and evaluated there.
In AdSense, cookies are intended to enable better advertising, the cookies do not contain personalized data. Google AdSense sends a cookie to the browser after every impression, every click and every other activity that leads to a call of the Google Adsense servers. If the browser accepts the cookie, it is stored there.
Third parties may place and read cookies in your browser or use web beacons to store data obtained from the ads served on the website. Web beacons are small graphics that enable log file recording and log file analysis that are used for online marketing statistical analysis.
We use "Disqus" for our comment function, a plug-in from Disqus, Inc. 301 Howard St, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA (hereinafter referred to as: "Disqus"). Disqus allows you to comment on our contributions. This comment will be stored and displayed as long as the commented contribution is publicly available on our website, unless you delete the comment before. The use of this comment function is available to you as a guest without prior registration as well as if you have a user account with Disqus and have logged in with it. Furthermore you can log in with an existing user account at a third party provider (e.g. Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). If you register via a third party provider, this provider will also process your personal data.
Disqus provides us with the data collected through the comment function. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
In order to oblige Disqus to process the transmitted data only in accordance with our instructions and to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with Disqus. In addition, Disqus has joined the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA, thereby assuring that the data protection standards required by the European Union are sufficiently observed and complied with. The certification of Disqus can be viewed under the following link: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TRkEAAW&status=Active
However, users may object to the processing of their data for the purpose of displaying advertisements: https://disqus.com/data-sharing-settings.
The contact details of the person in charge are as follows Disqus, Inc. 301 Howard St, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. Further information on the processing of your data and data protection can be found on the following Disqus websites:
You can delete cookies that are already on your computer or deactivate cookies at any time. The procedure for doing this varies by browser, but the best way to do this is to look up 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 personalized advertising
If you have a Google Account, you can disable personalized advertising on https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated. Even if you disable personalized ads, you may still see ads based on factors such as your approximate location derived from your IP address, browser type, and recently used search terms.
You can find out what information Google collects and how this information is used at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.