Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. We want our webpages to be easy to surf, without any unanticipated issues. In accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and national data protection regulations, we hereby provide you with information on the way in which your personal data are processed and what your data protection rights are. Since the security and protection of your data is of particular importance to us, we always comply with the applicable data protection specifications when processing your data.

Use of buttons with links to social networks

Our website uses buttons with links to our pages on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn. These buttons to not pass any data on to the social networks mentioned. You will leave our internet pages and will be redirected to our profiles in the selected social networks only when you click on the buttons. You will then no longer be on our internet pages, but instead on the internet pages belonging to the selected social network, where your personal data will be collected in accordance with your settings in your browser or in the social network. The conditions for this can be found in the privacy statements of the selected social networks, for which we take no responsibility.

We have no Facebook “like” buttons on our internet pages, since these would already collect data relating to you even before you have clicked on these buttons. We would be pleased to hear any positive feedback you may have regarding this policy. To do this, simply click on our button with the link to Facebook. You will then find a “like” button on our Facebook page.

For reasons of data protection, we have not integrated social media scripts, because these social media services use background tracking methods. Of course, we would be pleased if you like our blog entries and wish to share this with us on social media. To allow for this, we have inserted “share” buttons for Twitter, Facebook and Google+ following the entries. If you click on these buttons, you will be informed that the social media load analysis scripts in the background in order to determine user behaviour. The relevant scrips will be loaded and the entry shared only if you agree to this.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and allow for analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by cookies regarding your use of this website is generally transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA.

Please note that Google Analytics have been expanded on this website by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (IP masking). This causes Google to first shorten your IP address within the European Union member states or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the maintainer of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide further services, to the website maintainer, that are related to the website use and internet use. Google will not combine the IP address transferred from your browser within the context of Google Analytics with other data. You can prevent cookie storage by setting your browser software accordingly, but please note that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and prevent Google from processing these data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the green button “Analytics Settings”. You can then select whether you wish Google Analytics to be allowed, disabled, or allowed once. If you disable Google Analytics there, an opt-out cookie will be set which will prevent your data being collected in future when you visit this website.
Further information regarding site policy and data protection can be found at
www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or www.google.de/intl/de/policies

Legal basis

The EU General Data Protection Regulation forms the legal basis for data processing on this website. The data will be stored for as long as is necessary for the above-mentioned purposes or required by statutory provisions.

Questions

Regulation is provided by the state data protection officers. This is where you can make any complaints about us should you suspect any irregularities in our data protection. However, you can also contact us directly via our external data protection regulators.

In accordance with the applicable data protection laws, we are happy to inform you, upon request, whether we have stored any personal data relating to you, and what these data are. In this case, please contact our data protection regulators directly.

Data Protection Regulator

Austrian Data Protection Authority
Wickenburggasse 8
1080 Vienna

Telefon: +43 1 52 152-0
E-Mail: dsb@dsb.gv.at