We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data. For that reason, we process your data exclusively in accordance with the legal requirements (GDPR, Telecommunications Act of 2003 [TKG 2003]). The purpose of this privacy information is to inform you on the most important aspects of data processing of relevance when you visit our website.
General data collection activities during website visits
Every time a data subject or an automated system accesses the website, we collect a range of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the server's log files. The data and information we collect are:
- an internet protocol address (IP address),
- the data and time of accessing the website,
- the exact page accessed on our website,
- the website from which you accessed our website (known as the referer),
- the browser used and the version of this browser,
- and the operating system used to access our website.
We process this data for the following purposes:
- to warrant a smooth connection with the website,
- to optimise content for you on our website,
- and to warrant system security and stability.
These points are both in your and our legitimate interest. Where necessary, we also use this data to meet our legal obligations in dealings with law enforcement agencies. We will never use the data collected to identify you as a person. The legal basis for this processing is article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We store these log files for a period of 2 months.
Contact form, Online application
If you contact us using the form available on our website or by email, or if you send us your application, we will process the data you provide to us as well as the above mentioned general data. By using our form you agree that we may process your data. We will not disclose this data to any third party and will use the data exclusively for processing your request and for answering your enquiry. If you contact us by email, proceeding your inquiry sets the basis for our legitimate interest in proceeding your data. If any user agrees in proceeding his data, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR applies. If a person contacts us by E-mail, article 6 (1) (f) GDPR applies and also sets the legal basis for proceeding his data. The data we collect during this process will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose you provided it. This is the case when the respective conversation is finished. With regard to any personal information you provide us in the contacting form and the data provided by E-Mail, this is the case as soon as the respective conversation is terminated. This is the case if the issue, based on the circumstances you provide us, is finally clarified. If you contact us not only to answer questions but also for placing a contract, a further legal basis is article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. In this case we keep your enquiry as a business letter for 7 years.
If you use our start-up check, we will recognise your name, your email address, your telephone number and your postal address as this will enable us to send you your personal analysis and, as a pre-contractual measure, to offer you advice on your start-up. Therefore article 6 (1) (b) GDPR forms the legal basis for processing your data. Because such correspondence qualifies as a business letter, we will retain the data for a period of 7 years. We will not disclose this data without your consent.
You have the option of subscribing to our newsletter on our website. For this purpose, we require your email address and your agreement with the newsletter subscriptionas mandatory details.
If you do not supply the above mandatory details, you will not receive our newsletters. If you do not supply optional data, you will still receive the newsletter, however, it will not be personalised.
For signing up to our newsletter, we use the so called double opt-in procedure. This means that once you have signed up for the newsletter, we will send you an email confirmation along with a link for you to confirm your subscription. Unless you confirm your subscription within 24 hours, your data will be deleted automatically. The purpose of this procedure is to verify your subscription to receive our newsletter and, in case of demand, to trace back a possible abuse of your personal data. After your confirmation, we will store your email address for the purpose of send you our newsletters. Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR sets the legal basis for the above.
You may withdraw your consent and unsubscribe from this service at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent before we received your withdrawal. You may unsubscribe our newsletter by clicking the link contained in every newsletter email or by sending a message to the contact data you find in the imprint of every newsletter. We retain your data as long as you are subscribed to the newsletter. We will not disclose this data without your consent.
Generally, you enjoy the following rights: the right to access your data, the right to rectification of your data, the right to erasure of your data, the right to restrict processing of your data, the right to restrict data portability and the right to object against the processing of your data. If you believe that the processing of your data is in breach of data protection law, or your rights under data protection law are otherwise infringed, you may file a claim with the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the Data Protection Authority.
You will find further information on your rights at Website of the Austrian Economic Chamber.
Please address all inquiries, declarations and questions relating to data use to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookies and local data storage
Google Analytics: Privacy and Opt-out
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website (pages viewed, behaviour on the website, approximate location, technical information, origin of the visit) will be transmitted to Google's servers in another member state of the EU or in the USA, where it is stored in aggregated form for 14 months. Your IP address will be shortened by the activated IP-anonymization and therefore anonymized, so that the transmitted IP address cannot be traced back to any individual person. In case of the transmission of information to Google's servers in the USA, IP-anonymization is first carried out on a server in a member state of the EU or EEA. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use the transmitted on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to perform further services for the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The anonymized IP address, which is transmitted by your browser within the Google Analytics framework can be merged by Google with other data originating from an existing Google user account or the use of other Google products.
- Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Website: https://marketingplatform.google.com/intl/de/about/analytics/; Privacy Statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy; Objection: Change privacy settings; Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI
- Processed Data: Google processes search queries, user location, websites and apps that the user visits, videos and advertisements that the user views, and more general information that the user has provided to Google, such as age group and gender. Learn more: https://safety.google/intl/de/privacy/ads-and-data/
- Affected persons: All website visitors who have expressly consented.
- Purpose of data processing: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
- Data storage: 14 months
- Legal grounds: The website visitor's consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and legitimate interest in communication and direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
- Protective measures: Masking of IP addresses.
- Objection: Objections can be made either by not allowing cookies using this website's cookie consent banner or here: Change privacy settings
By downloading and installing the browser plugin available here: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google.