Data Protection Declaration
Protecting your personal data is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we treat all your personal information strictly according to the legal regulations (General Data Protection Regulation, Telecommunications Act 2003). Hereby, we would like to inform you of the most important aspects on how we process data through our website.
General data collection through website accesses
Each time our website is accessed by an individual person or an automated system a series of general data and information is stored in the server’s log files. Collected data:
- Internet Protocol Address;
- date and time of visit;
- the exact subpage accessed;
- the website from which you navigated to our website (so-called referrer);
- the used browser and its version;
- the system software used to access the website.
We process the above mentioned data for the following reasons:
- to ensure a smooth connection to the website;
- to optimise our website’s content for you;
- to ensure system safety and stability.
These points are just as important to us as they are to you. Furthermore, we process data to fulfil our legal obligations in cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In no way do we use the collected data to draw any conclusions on you personally. Sect. 6 para. 1 cl. f GDPR serves as the basis for our data handling policy. We store the log files for two months.
Contact form, Request Information, Schedule an Appointment, Online application
If you contact us through a form on our website, per e-mail or if you apply for a position in our company we store the data you share with us as well as the information listed above. By using our contact forms you agree to us processing your data. We do not share your personal information with third-parties and use it solely to contact you and answer your questions and requests. If you contact us via e-mail we have to assume you agree to our data-handling policy as we will have to process the information and request in the e-mail. We refer to sect. 6 para. 1 cl. a GDPR as the basis for processing data with the user’s consent. Sect. 6 para. 1 cl. f GDPR serves as the basis for processing data when received through e-mail. We delete all data received as soon as they are no longer needed to achieve the objective behind the contact. All personal data received through the contact forms as well as sent via e-mail will be deleted as soon as the conversation is put to an end, i.e. all issues have been resolved to best of our abilities. If you contact us with the intent of signing a contract, we refer to sect. 6 para. 1 cl. b GDPR for our data protection policies. In this case we store your inquiry for seven years in the form of a commercial letter.
You may subscribe to our newsletter through our website. In this case we will need your e-mail address and explicit consent to the subscription. Without this mandatory information we will not be able to send you our newsletter. This does not apply to any optional information you wish to share with us which will only result in the newsletter being addressed to you personally.
For subscribing to our newsletter we use so-called Double-Opt-In procedures, meaning you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link to confirm your subscription. If you do not confirm your subscription within 24 hours we will delete all your personal information. We do this to be able to prove your explicit consent to the subscription as well as to reveal any possible misuse of your personal data if necessary. After you confirm your subscription we save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you our newsletter. The legal basis for this procedure is sect. 6 para. 1 cl. a GDPR.
You may cancel your subscription at any time. The subscription, however, remains legitimate until the date of your cancellation due to your initial consent. You can cancel the subscription by clicking on the cancellation link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to the contact address in the imprint. We store your data as long as you subscribe to the newsletter. We do not share your data with third-parties without your consent.
You have the right to information on, correcting or deleting your data, limiting the collection or the data transfer as well as revocation and dissent to our data processing. If you fear your data is being handled in contradiction to data protection laws or your data protection rights are infringed in any way, you may make a complaint to the responsible authority. In Austria, this would be the Data Protection Authority.
For more information on your rights, please visit the website of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce .
For any concerns or questions on our data protection policy, please contact Dr. Stefan Malainer.
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: Change privacy settings; Privacy Shield: ; Privacy Statement: ; Objection:
- 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:
- Affected persons: All website visitors who have expressly consented.
- Purpose of data processing:
- 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.