We have created this privacy statement in order to explain to you, in accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), what information we collect, how we use data and what choices you have as a visitor to this website.
Unfortunately these explanations are very technical by nature, but we tried our best to explain the most important things in a simple and clear way.
Automatic Data Storage
When you visit a website today, certain information is automatically generated and stored, the same applies to this website.
When you visit our website as you are doing now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data, such as the IP address of your server, the addresses of the visited sub-sites, details about your browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Edge, …) and date as well as time. We do not use this data and in general do not pass it on, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful conduct.
Storage of Personal Data
Personal data, which you electronically transmit to us on this website, such as name, email address, address or other personal data when transmitting a form or comment in the blog, will only be used for the respective purpose together with the exact time and IP address and then safely stored and not disclosed to third parties.
Therefore, we will only use your personal data for communication with those visitors, who expressly wish to be contacted as well as for the handling of the services and products offered on this website. Without your consent we will not disclose your data to third parties, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful conduct.
If you send us personal data via email – so not via this website – we cannot guarantee a safe transmission as well as the protection of your data. We recommend to never send unencrypted confidential data via email.
In principle, you are entitled to the rights of information, correction, deletion, restriction, data transferability, revocation and objection. 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. In Austria, this is the Data Protection Authority (Datenschutzbehörde), whose website you can find at https://www.dsb.gv.at/.
TLS Encryption with https
We use https to transmit data over the Internet in a tap-proof manner. Through the use of TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognise the use of this data transmission security by the small lock symbol in the top left corner of the browser and the use of the https schema as part of our Internet address.
Our website uses HTTP cookies in order to store user-specific data.
A cookie is a short data package, which is being interchanged between the web browser and web server, but it is of no relevance to them and it only gains significance for web applications, such as an online shop and the virtual contents of the shopping cart.
There are two types of cookies: First-party cookies are created by our website, and third-party cookies are created by other websites (e.g. Google Analytics).
There are three categories of cookies: cookies that are essential to ensure the basic functionality of the website, functional cookies to ensure the performance of the website and targeted cookies to improve the user experience.
Should you not wish this, you can set up your browser to inform you when cookies are set and that you only allow this in individual cases.
You can delete or deactivate cookies that are already on your computer at all times. The procedure to do this varies depending on your browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google using the search term “delete cookies chrome” or “deactivate cookies chrome” in case of a Chrome browser or exchange the word “chrome” for the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.
Google Maps Privacy Statement
We use Google maps of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.
By using the functions of this map, data will be transferred to Google. You can check what data Google records and how this data will be used at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
Google Analytics Privacy Statement
We use Google Analytics of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website in order to evaluate visitor data statistically. Google Analytics uses targeted cookies for this purpose.
It is our aim to improve our offer and our website according to the GDPR. The privacy of our users is important to us and therefore we create a pseudonym of the user data. Data processing is performed on the basis of the provisions of the § 96 Abs 3 TKG (Telecommunications Act) as well as the article 6 EU-GDPR para 1 lit a (consent) and/or f (legitimate interests) of the GDPR.
Disabling Data Collection by Google Analytics
You can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Google Analytics Data Processing Amendment
By accepting the “Data Processing Amendment” in Google Analytics, we have concluded a direct customer contract to use Google Analytics.
You can get more information about the Google Analytics Data Processing Amendment at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=en&utm_id=ad
Google Analytics IP Anonymisation
We have implemented the IP address anonymisation of Google Analytics on this website. This function has been developed by Google so that this website can comply with the applicable data protection regulations and recommendations of the local data protection authority, if they forbid the storage of the entire IP address. As soon as the IP addresses reach the Google Analytics data registration network, the IP addresses will be anonymised or masked before the data is saved or processed.
You can find more information about IP anonymisation at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en.
Google Analytics Reports on Demographics and Interests
We have activated the feature “advertising reports” in Google Analytics. The reports on demographics and interests contain information on age, gender and interests. This enables us to get a better picture of our users without being able to assign this data to individual persons. You can find out more about these advertising functions at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=en_AT&utm_id=ad.
You can stop the use of the activities and information in your Google account under “advertising preferences” at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated via the checkbox.
Google Fonts Privacy Statement
We use Google Fonts of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. The use of Google Fonts takes place without authentication and no cookies will be sent to the Google Fonts API. Should you have a Google account, no data of your Google account will be transmitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google merely records the use of CSS as well as the used fonts and stores this data safely. Find out more about these or further questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.
You can check what data Google records and how this data will be used at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.