We have created this privacy statement (version 16.08.2019-221100038) in order to explain to you what information we collect, how we use it and what choices you have as a visitor to this website, in accordance with the requirements of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act (DSG).
Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical. However, we have tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.
Automatic Data Storage
When you visit websites today, certain information is automatically generated and stored, including on this website.
When you visit our website as you are doing now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data such as
- the address (URL) of the called web page
- browser and browser version
- the operating system
- the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
- the host name and IP address of the device from which it is accessed
- date and time
in files (web server log files).
As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful conduct.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
Below we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following privacy statement.
What Exactly Are Cookies?
Whenever you browse the Internet, use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge. Most webpages store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.
Cookies store certain user data from you, such as language or personal page settings. When you return to our site, your browser returns the "user-related" information to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you your usual standard settings. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.
There are both first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our site, third-party cookies are created by partner sites (such as Google Analytics). Each cookie is unique because each cookie stores different information. The expiration time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other "pests". Cookies also cannot access information on your PC.
For example, cookie data may look like this:
- Name: _ga
- Expiration time: 2 years
- Use: Differentiation of website visitors
- Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152221100038
A browser should support the following minimum sizes:
- A cookie should contain at least 4096 bytes.
- At least 50 cookies should be stored per domain.
- A total of at least 3000 cookies should be stored.
What Types Of Cookies Are There?
You can distinguish 4 types of cookies:
Absolutely Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure the basic functionality of the website. For example, these cookies are needed when a user places a product in the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and later only proceeds to checkout. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.
These cookies collect information about the user behavior and whether the user gets any error messages. In addition, these cookies are used to measure the loading time and the behaviour of the website with different browsers.
These cookies ensure better user friendliness. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are stored.
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to deliver individually tailored advertising to the user. This can be very practical, but also very annoying.
Usually when you first visit a website, you will be asked which of these cookie types you want to allow. And of course this decision is also stored in a cookie.
How Can I Delete Cookies?
If you want to determine which cookies have been stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:
Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome
Safari: Managing cookies and website data with Safari
Firefox: Deleting cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer
Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies
Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies
If you do not want cookies, you can set your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether to allow the cookie or not. The procedure varies depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google using the search term "Delete cookies Chrome" or "Deactivate cookies Chrome" in the case of a Chrome browser or exchange the word "Chrome" for the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.
What About My Data Protection?
Since 2009 there are the so-called "Cookie guidelines". These guidelines state that the storage of cookies requires the consent of the website visitor (i.e. you). Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these guidelines. In Austria, however, this directive was implemented in § 96 (3) of the Telecommunications Act (TKG).
If you want to know more about cookies and are not afraid of technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called "HTTP State Management Mechanism".
Storage Of Personal Data
Personal data that you provide to us electronically on this website, such as your name, e-mail address, address or other personal information when submitting a form or comment in the blog, will be used by us together with the time and IP address only for the purpose stated, kept secure and will not be disclosed to third parties.
We therefore use your personal data only for communication with visitors who expressly wish to contact us and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We do not pass on your personal data without your consent, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful conduct.
If you send us personal data by e-mail - thus off this website - we cannot guarantee a secure transmission and the protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by e-mail.
Rights Under The Basic Data Protection Ordinance
According to the regulations of the GDPR and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG) you are entitled to the following rights:
- Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
- Right to cancellation ("right to be forgotten") (Article 17 GDPR)
- Right to limitation of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
- Right of notification - notification obligation in relation to rectification or erasure of personal data or limitation of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
- Right to data transferability (Article 20 GDPR)
- Right of objection (Article 21 GDPR)
- Right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)
If you believe that the processing of your data violates the data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can complain to the supervisory authority, which in Austria is the data protection authority whose website you can find at https://www.dsb.gv.at/.
Evaluation Of Visitor Behaviour
In the following data protection declaration we inform you whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. As a rule, the data collected is evaluated anonymously and we cannot deduce from your behaviour on this website any personal information about you.
You can find out more about the possibilities of contradicting this evaluation of visit data in the following data protection declaration.
TLS Encryption With https
We use https to transmit data securely on the Internet (data protection through technology design article 25 paragraph 1 GDPR). Through the use of TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transmission security by the small lock symbol at the top left of the browser and the use of the https scheme (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.
We use Google Fonts of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. We have integrated the Google fonts locally, i.e. on our web server - not on Google's servers. As a result, there is no connection to Google's server and therefore no data transmission or storage.
What Are Google Fonts?
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory of more than 800 fonts that the Google LLC provides for free use. With Google Fonts you could use the fonts without uploading them to your own server. However, in order to prevent any transfer of information to the Google server, we have downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way, we comply with data protection regulations and do not send any data to Google Fonts.
Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we can have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and get the most out of our website. You can find out more about Google Fonts and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=221100038.
We use Google Fonts of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.
You don't need to sign in or enter a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google Account, don't worry that your Google Account information will be transmitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google collects and stores information about your use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and fonts. We'll take a closer look at how the data is stored.
What Are Google Fonts?
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory of more than 800 fonts that the Google LLC provides for free use.
Many of these fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License, while others are released under the Apache License. Both are free software licenses. So we can use them freely without paying royalties.
Why Do We Use Google Fonts On Our Website?
With Google Fonts we can use fonts on our own website, and don't have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important building block to keep the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the web and this saves data volume and is a big advantage especially for mobile devices. When you visit our site, the small file size ensures fast loading time. Google Fonts are also known as secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can partially distort texts or entire web pages optically. Thanks to the fast Content Delivery Network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all popular browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod). So we use Google Fonts to make our entire online service as beautiful and consistent as possible.
Which Data Is Stored By Google?
When you visit our website, the fonts are downloaded via a Google server. This external call transfers data to the Google server. In this way, Google also recognises that you or your IP address is visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the collection, storage, and use of end-user information to what is necessary for the efficient delivery of fonts. API also stands for "Application Programming Interface" and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software sector.
Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests at Google and is therefore protected. Google can determine the popularity of the fonts through the collected usage figures. Google publishes the results on internal analysis pages such as Google Analytics. Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which web pages use Google fonts. This data is published in Google Fonts' BigQuery database. BigQuery is a Google web service for companies that want to move and analyze large amounts of data.
However, it should also be remembered that each Google Font request automatically transmits information such as IP address, language settings, browser screen resolution, browser version and browser name to the Google servers. It is not clear whether this data is also stored or not, and Google does not communicate this information unambiguously.
How Long And Where Is The Data Stored?
Requests for CSS assets are stored for one day by Google on your servers located mainly outside the EU. This allows us to use the fonts using a Google stylesheet. A stylesheet is a style sheet that can be used to quickly and easily change the design or font of a website, for example.
The font files are stored on Google for one year. Google's goal is to improve the loading time of websites. If millions of websites refer to the same fonts, they are buffered after the first visit and immediately reappear on all other websites visited later. Sometimes, Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage, and improve design.
How Can I Delete My Data Or Prevent Data Storage?
The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when you call up a page. To delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google support on https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=221100038. In this case, you will only prevent data storage if you do not visit our site.
Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we can have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and get the most out of our website. You can find out more about Google Fonts and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=221100038. Although Google deals with data protection issues there, it does not contain really detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult (almost impossible) to get really precise information about stored data from Google.
You can also find out which data is basically collected by Google and what this data is used for on https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
We use Google Maps of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.
By using the functions of this map, data is transferred to Google. You can read which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for on https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Our primary goal is to ensure that our website is protected and secure for you and for us in the best possible way. In order to guarantee this, we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). With reCAPTCHA, we can determine if you are a flesh and blood person and not a robot or other spam software. By spam we mean any unsolicited information that we receive electronically. With the classic CAPTCHAS, you usually had to solve text or image puzzles to check them. With reCAPTCHA from Google, we usually don't have to bother you with such puzzles. In most cases it is enough to simply tick the box and confirm that you are not a bot. With the new Invisible reCAPTCHA version you don't even have to set a checkmark anymore. You can find out exactly how this works and, above all, which data is used for it in the course of this data protection declaration.
What Is reCAPTCHA?
Why Do We Use reCAPTCHA On Our Website?
We only want to welcome people of flesh and blood on our side. Bots or spam software of all kinds can stay at home. That's why we do everything we can to protect ourselves and offer you the best possible usability. That's why we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google. So we can be pretty sure that we will remain a "bot-free" website. By using reCAPTCHA, data is transmitted to Google, which uses Google to determine whether you are really a human being. reCAPTCHA therefore serves the security of our website and consequently also your security. For example, without reCAPTCHA it could happen that during registration a bot registers as many e-mail addresses as possible in order to subsequently "spam" forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.
Which Data Is Stored By reCAPTCHA?
ReCAPTCHA collects personally identifiable information from users to determine whether the actions on our website are actually human. This means that the IP address and other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service can be sent to Google. IP addresses are almost always truncated within the EU Member States or other countries party to the European Economic Area Agreement before the data ends up on a server in the US. The IP address will not be combined with any other data held by Google unless you are signed in to your Google Account while using reCAPTCHA. First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks whether Google cookies from other Google services (YouTube, Gmail, etc.) have already been placed on your browser. Then reCAPTCHA places an additional cookie in your browser and captures a snapshot of your browser window.
The following list of collected browser and user data does not claim to be complete. Rather, they are examples of data which, according to our knowledge, are processed by Google.
- Referrer URL (the address of the page from which the visitor comes)
- IP address (e.g. 2220.127.116.11)
- Information about the operating system (the software that allows you to run your computer). Known operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.)
- Cookies (small text files that store data in your browser)
- Mouse and keyboard behavior (every action you perform with the mouse or keyboard is saved)
- Date and language settings (which language or which date you have preset on your PC is saved)
- Screen resolution (shows how many pixels the image consists of)
There's no doubt that Google uses and analyzes this data before you click the "I'm not a robot" check mark. With the Invisible reCAPTCHA version even the ticking is omitted and the whole recognition process runs in the background. How much and which data Google stores exactly, you don't get to know from Google in detail.
The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: We refer to the reCAPTCHA demo version of Google at https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo. All these cookies require a unique identifier for tracking purposes. Here is a list of cookies that Google reCAPTCHA has set on the demo version:
Expiration date: after one year
Use: This cookie is set by the company DoubleClick (also owned by Google) to register and report a user's actions on the website when interacting with advertisements. Thus, the advertising effectiveness can be measured and appropriate optimization measures can be taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.
Example value: WqTUmlnmv_qXyi_DGNPLESKnRNrpgXoy1K-pAZtAkMbHI-221100038
Expiration date: after one month
Use: This cookie collects site usage statistics and measures conversions. For example, a conversion occurs when a user becomes a buyer. The cookie is also used to display relevant advertisements to users. Furthermore, the cookie can be used to prevent a user from seeing the same ad more than once.
Example value: 2019-5-14-12
Expiration date: after 9 months
Example value: U7j1v3dZa2211000380xgZFmiqWppRWKOr
Expiration date: after 19 years
Use: The cookie stores the status of a user's consent to the use of different Google services. CONSENT also provides security to help verify users, prevent fraudulent logon credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Example value: YES+AT.de+20150628-20-0
Expiration date: after 6 months
Use: NID is used by Google to match ads to your Google search. The cookie helps Google "remember" your most typed searches or your past interaction with ads. You'll always get customized ads. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect the user's personal preferences for advertising purposes.
Example value: 0WmuWqy221100038zILzqV_nmt3sDXwPeM5Q
Expiration date: after 10 minutes
Use: Once you check the "I am not a robot" box, this cookie will be set. The cookie is used by Google Analytics for personalized advertising. DV collects information in anonymous form and is also used to make user choices.
Example value: gEAABBCjJMXcI0dSAAAANbqc221100038
Note: This enumeration cannot claim to be complete, as experience has shown that Google changes the selection of its cookies time and again.
How Long And Where Is The Data Stored?
How Can I Delete My Data Or Prevent Data Storage?
If you do not want any information about yourself or your behaviour to be transmitted to Google, you must log out of Google completely and delete all Google cookies before visiting our website or using the reCAPTCHA software. In principle, the data is automatically transmitted to Google as soon as you call up our site. To delete this data, you must contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=221100038.
Therefore, by using our website, you consent to Google LLC and its agents automatically collecting, processing and using information.
On this website we use Google Analytics from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to statistically evaluate visitor data. Google Analytics uses target-oriented cookies for this purpose.
Cookies by Google Analytics
- Expiration time: 2 years
- Use: Differentiation of website visitors
- Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152221100038
- Expiration time: 24 hours
- Use: Differentiation of website visitors
- Example value: GA1.2.1687193234.152221100038
- Expiration time: 1 minute
- Use: Used to throttle the requirement rate. If Google Analytics is provided through the Google Tag Manager, this cookie is named _dc_gtm_ .
- Example value: 1
Our concern in the sense of the GDPR is the improvement of our offer and our web appearance. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, the user data is pseudonymised. Data processing is based on the statutory provisions of § 96 Para. 3 TKG and Art. 6 EU-GDPR Para. 1 lit a (consent) and/or f (legitimate interest) of the GDPR.
Disabling Data Collection By Google Analytics
You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Google Analytics Add-On For Data Processing
We have concluded a direct customer contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the "add-on for data processing" in Google Analytics.
You can find out more about the Google Analytics data processing supplement here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=de&utm_id=ad
We include elements of social media services on our website to display images, videos and text.
By visiting pages that display these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We do not have access to this data.
The following links lead you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they handle your data:
On this website we use functions of Facebook, a social media network of the company Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
Which functions (social plug-ins) Facebook provides, you can read on https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
By visiting our website, information may be transmitted to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, Facebook may associate this information with your personal account. If you do not want this, please unsubscribe from Facebook.
On this page we use the video service YouTube from YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
By accessing pages of our website that have YouTube videos integrated, data is transferred to YouTube, stored and evaluated.
If you have a YouTube account and are logged in, this information will be associated with your personal account and the information stored in it.
You can read which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for on https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
On this website we use functions of Twitter, a social network of Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.
This means that personal data can also be transmitted to Twitter. We do not monitor this data exchange and do not store anything about it.
If you have an account on Twitter, you can change your privacy settings in the account settings at https://twitter.com/settings/account.
On our website we use functions of the social media network LinkedIn of the company LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
By accessing pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) will be transmitted to LinkedIn, stored and evaluated.
If you have a LinkedIn account and are logged in, this information will be associated with your personal account and the information stored in it.
On this website we use Gravatar of the company Automattic Inc. (60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA) to associate user images (avatars) with posts and comments based on the e-mail address.
A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar - a worldwide available user image - which is assigned to an e-mail address and can be used in different online services when using it.
Since an image is only displayed when an e-mail address registered with Gravatar is used, and data is thus transferred to Gravatar, you can prevent the transfer of your data to Gravatar by commenting on or writing articles with an e-mail address not registered with Gravatar.
The legal basis for its use is Article 6 (1) f (lawfulness of processing), since there is a legitimate interest in the creation of content (contributions, comments, ...) of this website to offer the possibility to assign a picture chosen by you own content.
Automattic is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. More information can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC .
On our website we use functions of the social media network XING of the company XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
By accessing pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) is transmitted to XING, stored and evaluated.
If you have an XING account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.
On our website we use functions of the social media network SoundCloud of the company SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany.
By using the SoundCloud functions such as playing music, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to SoundCloud, stored and evaluated.
If you have a SoundCloud account and are logged in, this information will be associated with your personal account and the information stored in it.
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