Unfortunately, this information is of a very dry and technical nature. However, we have tried to explain the most important aspects as simply and as clearly as possible.
Automatic saving of data
Today, when you visit a website, certain information will be generated and saved automatically. This also happens on this website.
When you visit our website, our server (i.e. the computer on which this website is saved) will automatically save information such as the IP address of your device, the addresses of the pages you visit, which browser you are using (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Edge, …) and the date and time of the visit. We do not use this data and, as a rule, do not disclose it to anyone. However, we cannot rule out the possibility of this data being accessed in the event of illegal conduct.
Saving of personal data
We only use personal data which you transmit to us electronically on this website (such as your name, email address, postal address or any other personal information you disclose as part of submitting a form or a comment on a blog), together with the time and the IP address, for the respective stated purpose, store it securely and do not disclose it to third parties.
Therefore, we only use your personal data for the purposes of communicating with users who expressly wish to have contact and to provide the services and products offered on the website. We do not disclose your personal data without your consent, but cannot rule out the possibility of this data being accessed in the event of illegal conduct.
If you send us your personal data per email – i.e. externally to the website – we cannot guarantee either the secure transmission or the protection of that data. We recommend that you refrain from sending confidential data per email in unencrypted form.
In principle, you have the rights of access, rectification, erasure, to have processing restricted, data portability, revocation and to raise an objection. If you think that the processing of your data breaches data protection law or your rights under data protection law have been infringed in any other way, you may lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the Data Protection Authority (https://www.data-protection-authority.gv.at/).
TLS encryption using https
We use https to transmit data “tap-proof” over the internet. We ensure the protection of confidential data by using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for the secure transmission of data over the internet. A small padlock symbol in the top left corner of your browser and the “https” prefix at the start of your internet address indicate that this mode of securing data transmission is activated.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to save user-specific data.
A cookie is a small package of data which is exchanged between the browser and the server, but which is of no significance for either of them. Cookies are only significant for online applications, e.g. a virtual shopping cart on an online shop.
There are two types of cookie: first party cookies (which are generated by our website) and third party cookies (e.g. Google Analytics) which are generated by other websites.
There are three different categories of cookie: strictly necessary cookies ensure the basic functions of the website; functionality cookies ensure the performance of the website and targeting cookies improve user experience.
You can delete or deactivate cookies which are already saved on your computer at any time. The process for doing this varies from browser to browser: just search for the right instructions on Google by entering things like “deleting cookies on Chrome” or “deactivating cookies on Chrome” if you use a Chrome browser or swap “Chrome” for the name of the browser you use, e.g. edge, Firefox or Safari.
If you do not want to let us place cookies at all, i.e. you want to deactivate this by adjusting your browser settings, some features of the website or some pages may not be available or may not work as expected.
We use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), on this website to analyse user data. Google uses targeting cookies to do this.
You can find further information on the terms and conditions of use and data protection at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Our aim in relation to the GDPR is to improve our offer and website experience. Because our users’ privacy is important to us, user data is pseudonymised. Data is processed based on § 96 para 3 Austrian Telecommunications Act (TKG) and Art 6 para 1 letter a (consent) and/or letter f (legitimate interest) GDPR.
Deactivating data collection by Google Analytics
You can stop the data which is generated by the cookie and which relates to your use of the website being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Google Analytics Data Processing Amendment
We have concluded a direct customer contract concerning the use of Google Analytics with Google, under which we have accepted a “Data Processing Amendment” in Google Analytics.
You can find more information about the Data Processing Amendment for Google Analytics here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=de&utm_id=ad
Google Analytics IP anonymisation
We have implemented IP address anonymisation from Google Analytics on this website. Google developed this function so that this website is able to comply with the applicable provisions of data protection law and the recommendations of the local data protection authorities if the latter does not permit the full IP address to be saved. The IP address is anonymised or masked as soon as the IP addresses are received by the Google Analytics data recording network, before the data is saved or processed.
You can find more information about IP anonymisation here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de.
Google Analytics reports on demographic characteristics and interests
We have activated the campaign report function in Google Analytics. Reports on demographic characteristics and interests contain information about age, sex and interests. This allows us to gain a better picture of our users – without being able to attribute the data to individual people. You can find more information on campaign reports here: auf https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad.
You can stop the activities and information from your Google account being used by clicking on the checkbox under “Ad settings” at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
We use Google Fonts, a service provided by 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 Google Fonts API. If you have an account with Google, none of your account data will be transmitted to Google while you use Google Fonts. Google only records whether CSS is used and which fonts are used and saves this data securely. You can find more information on the fonts and other questions here: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.
You can find out which data Google records and what the data is used for at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.