Our site uses cookies from Google Analytics, Google Maps, Google Street View, AddToAny and Cloudflare CDN. This notice is also based on the EU Data Protection Directive E-Privacy Directive 2009/136 / EC. In Austria, the Directive was transposed into Section 96 (3) of the Telecommunications Act (TKG) and the Data Protection Amendment Act 2018.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on users’ access devices (PCs, smartphones, etc.).  On the one hand, the purpose of cookies is to make websites more user friendly and improve the overall experience for users (e.g. by storing login data). On the other, they are used to collect statistical data related to website use and to analyse this information in order to improve services offered. Users are able to influence the use of cookies. Most browsers provide an option allowing users to limit or prevent storage of cookies altogether. However, please note that website use and its functionality in particular are limited without cookies. You can manage many corporate online advertising cookies via the American website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or European website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/at/praferenzmanagement.

How are Cookies Used?

Our site uses session cookies to store, for example, your chosen language and display settings (such as contrast and font size). These will expire at the end of your browsing session once you close your web browser. We also use a limited number of ‘persistent’ cookies. These remain stored on your computer until you delete them, or until they expire after one year. They contain the following information:
  • Status (collapsed or expanded) of some menus and widgets
  • Selected tab in the widgets
  • Information that allows us to analyse the web (which pages you visited, how long you were on each page, how you found our portal, etc.).
Although accepting cookies is not essential to using the portal’s main features, it makes browsing more enjoyable. You can, however, delete or block these cookies.  Information gathered via cookies is not used to identify you personally and the information collected about your browsing behaviour on our portal will not be disclosed. The cookies are not used for purposes other than those mentioned here.

Manage Cookies

You can manage or delete cookies at your own discretion. You can delete all cookies stored on your computer and configure most browsers to block cookies. In the latter case, however, you may need to make some manual settings each time you visit a page and accept that the functionality of some features may be limited.

Access Data/Server Log Files

When accessing our website, logs are automatically created by the web server (log files). Access data includes: name of the web page visited, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, user’s operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address and the enquiring provider. We use log data solely for the purpose of operating our online platform, security and technical optimisation of the web server. These data can not be assigned to specific persons. We will not merge this data with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

IP Anonymization

We use the “Activation of IP anonymization” function on this website. In case IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.  Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Data Protection Declaration for the Use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are small text files that are stored on your computer that allow an analysis of your use of the website. Information the cookie generates about your use of this website is usually transferred to and stored on a server operated by Google in the USA. More information on how Google Analytics deals with user data can be found on: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser Plugin

You can stop these cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related use of the website (including your anonymised IP address) for Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Maps / Street View

This site uses the Google Maps mapping service via an API. This is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. It is necessary to store your IP address to use the features of Google Maps. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Order Processing with Google

We have entered into a contract with Google for the processing of data, and are in complete adherence with the strict regulations of the Austrian and European data protection authorities in terms of our use of Google Analytics.

Social Media Links & Social Sharing

Our website contains links to and from other sites including links to individual social media websites. If you follow a link to any of these sites, you can access the respective websites of the third party providers (for example, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest) and are able to share the contents of this website. In this case, no data transfer occurs by accessing our website. Once you have accessed the third-party site, you are within the area of responsibility of the respective third-party site, including their privacy policy and their modus operandi for your data. We have no influence on this situation, but to avoid unnecessary data transfer, we recommend that you log out of the respective third-party provider before using a corresponding link, so you are not compromised by using said link and no user profile is created by the third party.

Social Media Links & Social-Sharing with „AddToAny“ Bookmarking Service

This website contains “AddToAny” fields that allow you to set bookmarks or share interesting website content on the social web. While using this “AddToAny”, cookies are used as described in Section 4. The so collected data (for example access time or browser language) will be sent to AddToAny in the USA and processed there. Further information on data processing and privacy by AddToAny can be found under www.addtoany.com/privacy. In particular, this website contains information on the type of data processed and its purpose. We do not process the affected data. By using “AddToAny” field, you agree to data processing by AddToAny as stated on www.addtoany.com. You can object to the use of your data in future by using an “opt-out” cookie. Further details can be found on the website mentioned above.

Data Protection Declaration for the Use of Cloudfare Content Delivery Network (CDN)

This website uploads resources (cookie notices) through the Content Delivery Network of Cloudflare Inc. This service processes content data worldwide for performance improvement. For more information on this topic and the related rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the Cloudflare Privacy Policy: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/

Making Contact

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Your Rights

You always have the right to request information about your stored data. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted (§45 Data Protection Act). If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law, or your data protection rights have been breached in any way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation in Austria is the data protection authority.

Contact person for your questions concerning data protection:

Manfred Berkmann