Purposes of data processing
We will process your personal data for the following purposes:
- to make this website available to you and to further improve this website
- to create usage statistics
- to detect, prevent and investigate attacks on our website
- to respond to your inquiries
- to register you for the newsletter
Legal bases of processing
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is our overriding legitimate interest (according to Art 6 Para 1 lit f EU General Data Protection Regulation), which consists in achieving the purposes mentioned under point 5 above.
Transmission of your personal data
For the above purposes, we will transfer your personal data to the following recipients:
Google Maps and Google Fonts (only your IP address): Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Some of the above recipients are located outside your country or process your personal data there. The level of data protection in other countries may not correspond to that in your country. However, we only transmit your personal data to countries for which the EU Commission has decided that they have an appropriate level of data protection or with which agreements exist that ensure an appropriate level of data protection.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. We process your data on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest in creating easy-to-use website access statistics in a cost-efficient manner (Art 6 Para 1 lit f General Data Protection Regulation).
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address and the URLs of the websites accessed) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. We do not store any of your data collected in connection with Google Analytics.
This website uses the IP anonymization option offered by Google Analytics. Your IP address will therefore be shortened/anonymized by Google as soon as Google receives your IP address. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
You can also prevent Google from collecting your data in connection with Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Within our online offer, so-called “Facebook pixels” of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or if you are resident in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is able to determine the visitors of our offer as a target group for the display of advertisements, so-called “Facebook ads”. Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to only display the Facebook ads we have placed to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our website. That means, with the help of the Facebook pixel, we want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the user and are not annoying. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can also understand the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad.
The Facebook pixel is integrated directly by Facebook when you visit our website and can save a so-called cookie, ie a small file, on your device. If you then log in to Facebook or visit Facebook while logged in, the visit to our website will be noted in your profile. The data collected about you is anonymous to us, so we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible. The processing of the data by Facebook takes place within the framework of Facebook’s data usage guidelines. Accordingly, you will receive further information on how the remarketing pixel works and generally on the display of Facebook ads in Facebook’s data usage guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php .
You can object to the collection by the Facebook pixel and the use of your data to display Facebook ads. To do this, you can call up the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions there on the settings for usage-based advertising: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or the objection via the US page http://www. explain aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ . The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)
Data protection declaration for the use of Twitter
Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated YouTube site. The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR. You can find further information on the handling of user data in YouTube’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy .
Data protection declaration for the use of Instagram
Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click on the Instagram button to link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our site with your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Instagram.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.
Duration and Storage
In principle, we will store your data for a period of three months. A longer storage only takes place insofar as this is necessary to investigate attacks on our website.
If you register in writing or on our website, we will store your data for as long as your account exists and then only for as long as we are legally required to do so.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Your rights in relation to personal data
Among other things, you are entitled (subject to the requirements of applicable law) (i) to check whether and which personal data we have stored about you and to receive copies of this data, (ii) to request the correction, addition or deletion of your personal data that is incorrect or not processed in accordance with the law, (iii) to require us to restrict the processing of your personal data, and (iv) to object, in certain circumstances, to the processing of your personal data or to withdraw the consent previously given for the processing, (v) request data portability, (vi) knowing the identity of any third party to whom your personal data is transferred; and (vii) lodge a complaint with the competent authority.
If you have any questions or concerns about the processing of your personal data, please contact:
Data Protection Coordinator
Telephone: +43 1 512 19 23
Fax: +43 1 513 22 28 33
Last updated 26 June 2023