Cookies & Data protection

Data protection

We take the issue of the protection of your personal data very seriously, treating any personal data confidentially and according to legal guidelines on data protection as well as this data production document.

Use of this website can be predominantly made without having to input any personal data. In cases where personal information is collected on our pages (e.g. name, address, e-mail address), this is done on a voluntary basis. Data will not be passed on to any third party without your express permission.

Server Log Files

This website automatically collects and stores information in server log files which your browser automatically sends to us. These are:

  • Browser type / browser version
  • Operating system in use
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the connecting computer
  • Time of the server enquiry

This information cannot be tracked back to a specific person. Combining this data with other data sources is not undertaken. We reserve the right to check this data in hindsight, should concrete evidence for illegal use arise.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). For this service we have taken out a data-processing contract with Google.

By using our website, software establishes a connection to the Google servers and data is transmitted to the Google servers in the USA. Google Analytics also implements cookies for storing information about the website user and for analysis of the use of the website by the website user.

This website uses the function “activation of IP anonymisation”. This means Google shortens your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other states in the agreement within the European economic area. Only in exceptional cases are full IP addresses transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

According to information released by Google, Google uses the collected data to assess the use of the website in order to create reports about website activity and to offer other services associated with use of the website and Internet use.

Google may occasionally pass this information on to third parties in as much as this is legally prescribed or third parties process this information under contract with Google.

Detailed information about the use of user information by Google Analytics is available in the data protection document produced by Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

You can prevent the storage of Google Analytics Cookies by choosing the appropriate setting on your browser software.

You can also prevent the collection of user data by Google Analytics generally on all websites by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

You can prevent the collection of user data by Google Analytics on just this website by clicking on the following link. This activates an opt-out cookie that prevents data collection on any future visits to this website: deactivate Google Analytics

Social Plugins

Our website uses several plug-ins from third parties.

By visiting our website, these plug-ins establish a connection to the servers of the corresponding plug-in providers and transmit data to them. Exactly what data is transmitted to the plug-in provider and how this data is processed is not known.

If a user account exists for the website user under these plug-in providers, then the plug-in provider can file any transferred information directly in the user’s account. Website users can avoid this filing process in certain circumstances by making sure they are logged out of the appropriate user accounts before visiting our website.

Facebook: This website uses Facebook plug-ins (Facebook like button, Facebook comment), Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These plug-ins are on the whole either labelled with the word “Facebook” or recognisable by a blue Facebook “F”.

More information is available from Facebook.

Google: This website uses plug-ins (G+ Button) from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. These plug-ins are on the whole recognisable by a red “G+”.

More information is available from Google.

Cookies

This website employs the use of Cookies.

Cookies make websites more user-friendly and more efficient for users. A cookie is a little portion of text that serves to store information. In visiting our website, the website can store a cookie on the computer of the website user. If the user then returns to the website later, the website can read data from the cookies saved on a previous visit, and in doing so ascertain whether the user has already visited the website and what areas of the website the user found of particular interest.

More information about cookies is available from Wikipedia.

Changing cookie settings

Users can decide how web browsers treat cookies, which cookies are allowed and which are declined by adjusting the settings in their web browser. Exactly where these settings are to be found depends on the specific web browser used. For detailed information, you can call up the help function of your web browser.

If cookie implementation is reduced, it is possible that not all functions of this website will be usable in their entirety.

Cookies on our website

Our website uses the following providers:

  • Lawoffice.at (CookieConsent): Serves to store the acceptance of cookie use.
  • Google: Stores user data in connection with the Google plus button and Google Analytics website statistics software through Google. More information is available from Google-G+ and Google-Analytics.
  • Facebook: Stores user data in connection with the Facebook like button. More information is available from Facebook.

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to obtain information about any stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing, as well as a right to blocking or deleting the data, or its correction. For further information about this, or should you have any other questions about the issue of personal data, you can contact us at any time using the address given in the Impressum.

Use of the Google Inc remarketing or “similar target groups” function.

The provider uses the Google Inc. (“Google”) remarketing or “similar target groups” function on its website. This function enables the provider to target the user of its website with specific advertising by choosing adverts which are personalised to match the interests of the user by considering the use of other websites in the Google Display network. This delivery of interest-based advertisements includes not only website of the provider, but also websites from third parties, e.g. Google websites and other participants of the Google Display network.

 In order to carry out analysis of website use, which forms the basis of the delivery of interest-based advertising, Google employs so-called cookies. This involves Google storing a small amount of data on the user’s computer with a number attached. Using this number, visits to the website are collected along with anonymous data about website use, and this is filed individually. Personal data about the use of the website is not stored.

 If you then go on to visit another website in the Google Display network, adverts are displayed that have a high probability of being connected with the product and information previously viewed.

The implementation of cookies by Google can be permanently deactivated by following the link below, and downloading and installing the plug-in available there: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies by 3rd parties by visiting the deactivation site of the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and implementing the appropriate opt-out information given.

More information about Google Remarketing and the Google data protection document is available at: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

You can choose for yourself what sort of adverts are shown based on your Google account, thus making it as relevant and as useful for you as possible. Choose the appropriate settings in your Google account using the following link: (https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated).