Unfortunately, these explanations may sound very technical because of their nature; however, we tried to describe the most important aspects as simple and straightforward as possible when we wrote this.
Automatic Data Storage
When you now visit websites, including this one, certain information is automatically collected and stored.
When you visit our website just as you are doing now, our web server (the computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores certain data like the IP address of your device, the addresses of the subpages visited, details of your browser (for example Chrome, Firefox, Edge,...) and the date and time. We do not use such data and generally do not transfer them, but we cannot rule out that such data may be consulted in the event of unlawful conduct.
Storage of Personal Data
Personal data that you transfer to us electronically through this website, for example surname, email address, address or other personal information in connection with the transfer of a form or comments in the blog, shall only be used by us, together with the time of transfer and the IP address, for the specified purpose, shall be kept securely and shall not be disclosed to third parties.
We thus only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who explicitly request contact and for processing the services and products offered on this website. We do not transfer your personal data without your consent but cannot rule out that these data are consulted in the event of unlawful conduct.
If you send us personal data by email, i.e. using a service outside this website, we cannot guarantee that your data will be securely transferred and protected. We recommend never sending confidential data unencrypted by e-mail.
In principle, you have the right of access, rectification, erasure, restriction, data portability, withdrawal of consent and objection. If you believe that the processing of your data infringes applicable data protection legislation, or that your legal claim to data protection may have been violated in some way, you can complain to the relevant supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the Austrian Data Protection Authority. The websites can be found at https://www.dsb.gv.at/.
TLS Encryption with Https
We use https for the secure transfer of data over the Internet. We are able to ensure the protection of confidential data with TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transfer over the Internet. A small padlock symbol at the top left of your browser and "https" as part of our Internet address indicate the use of this secure transfer system.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to save user-specific data.
A cookie is a small data package that is exchanged between the web browser and web server but is only significant for the web application, e.g. an online shop, such as for the contents of a virtual shopping cart.
There are two types of cookies: First-party cookies are created by our website and third-party cookies by other websites (for example Google Analytics).
We distinguish between three categories of cookie: essential cookies for ensuring fundamental website functions; functional cookies for ensuring website performance; and targeted cookies for improving the user experience.
You can disable cookies or delete cookies that are already on your computer at any time. The precise procedure depends on your browser; we recommend that you do an Internet search for "delete cookies chrome" or "disable cookies chrome" if you use Chrome, or with the name of your browser instead of "chrome" as applicable, for example edge, firefox, safari.
If you generally prevent us from using cookies by disabling cookies in your browser settings, some functions and pages may not function as expected.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter which is offered on the website, we require your email address and information which enables us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided, as well as your confirmation that you agree to the receipt of the newsletter.
To ensure that newsletters are sent by mutual consent, we use the so-called double opt-in process. With this method, the potential recipients are added to a distribution list. Subsequently, users are given the option of confirming their registration in a legally sound manner by means of a confirmation e-mail. The address is only actively included in the distribution list after confirmation.
We exclusively use these data for distribution of the requested information and offers.
Newsletter2Go is used as newsletter software. Your data will be disclosed to Newsletter2Go GmbH. It is prohibited for Newsletter2Go to sell your data and/or use them for purposes other than distribution of newsletters. Newsletter2Go is a certified provider based in Germany, who was selected based on the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act.
You can find more information here: https://www.newsletter2go.de/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger/
You can withdraw your consent to the storage of data, the e-mail address and its use for distribution of the newsletter at any time; you can use the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter, for example.
The statutory data protection measures are undergoing constant technical updates. For this reason, we kindly ask you to inform yourself about our data protection measures by regularly reading our data privacy notice.
This website uses Google Maps, a service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
By using the functions of this map, data are transferred to Google. To find out which data are collected by Google and what said data are used for, please access https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
This website uses Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), for the statistical analysis of user data. Google Analytics uses targeted cookies.
Our purpose in the sense of the GDPR is the improvement of our offering and of our web presence. As the privacy of our users is important to us, user data are pseudonymized. The processing of data is based on the legal provisions of Section 96(3) TKG (Telecommunications Act) and of Art. 6(1) point a GDPR (consent) and/or f (legitimate interest) GDPR.
Disabling data collection by Google Analytics
You can prevent any data created by the cookie and relating to your use of the website from being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
Google Analytics IP Anonymisation
On this website, we have implemented the IP address anonymisation by Google Analytics. This function was developed by Google for this website to be able to comply with the applicable data protection provisions and recommendations of the local data protection authorities if they object to the storage of the full IP addresses. The IP address is anonymised or masked, respectively, as soon as the IP addresses are received by the Google Analytics data collection network and before any storage or processing of the data takes place.
For more information on IP anonymisation, please refer to https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de.
Google Analytics Reports on Demographic Characteristics and Interests
We have activated the functions for advertising reports in Google Analytics. The reports on demographic characteristics and interests contain information about age, gender and interests. This enables us, without being able to assign these data to individuals, to bet a better idea of our users. You can find out more about the advertising functions at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad.
You can end the use of the activities and information of your Google account in “Advertising Settings” at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated by checkbox.
Deactivation Link Google Analytics
You can prevent Google from recording further visits to this website by clicking on the following deactivation link. Note: The deletion of cookies, the use of the incognito / private mode of your browser or the use of a different browser results in the renewed collection of data.
Deactivate Google Analytics
This website uses Google Fonts, a service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Fonts is used without authentication and no cookies are sent to the API of Google Fonts. If you have got a Google account, none of your Google account data are being transferred to Google during your usage of Google Fonts. Google only registers the use of CCS and the fonts used and securely stores such data. For more information on this and other questions, please refer to https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.
To find out which data are collected by Google and what said data are used for, please access https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
On this website, we apply features of Facebook, a social media network of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
You can check what functions (social plug-ins) are provided by Facebook at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
During a visit to our website, information may be transmitted to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, Facebook will be able to associate those data with your personal account. Please log out of Facebook if you do not wish this to happen.
The data protection policy setting out what information Facebook collects and how it uses that information is available at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
This website uses features of LinkedIn, a social media network of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
When you access pages on our website which contain these features, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to Pinterest, stored and evaluated.
If you have got a LinkedIn account and are signed in, these data are associated with your personal account and the data stored there.
The data protection regulations governing information collected by LinkedIn can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
On this website, we apply features of the social media network XING pertaining to XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
When you access pages on our website which contain these features, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to XING, stored and evaluated.
If you have got a XING account and are signed in, these data are associated with your personal account and the data stored there.
The data protection regulations governing information collected by XING and how it is used can be found at https://www.xing.com/privacy.