We take the protection of your private data seriously. We pay particular attention to privacy rights when processing personal data. We use personal data in accordance with the requirements of the Austrian data protection law (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). The operators of our website are committed to maintaining confidentiality. Our website may contain links to the websites from other providers who are not covered by our data privacy statement. Additional important information can also be found in the General Conditions of Use.
Personal data is information that can be used to identify an individual person. This includes information such as names, addresses, postal addresses and telephone numbers. Information that is not directly linked to the actual identity of a person (such as favorite websites or the number of users of a website) is not considered as personal data.
You can use all our online services without disclosing your identity. If you decide to register on our website as a member (a registered user), you can store personal information in your individual user profile. It is your decision whether or not you wish to enter personal data there. Since we are trying to collect as little personal data as possible for the use our services, the only data you need to enter in order to register is a name – with which you will be registered as a member, and which does not have to be your real name – and the email address to which your password will be sent. When you access our web pages, server-side data (for example, your IP address, the date, time and pages viewed) will be stored. No personal utilization takes place. However, we reserve the right to make statistical analyses of anonymized data records.
The collection of personal data to be transmitted to state institutions and authorities will only take place if this is required by law.
Use of Google Analytics
Use of Facebook social plug-ins
Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plug-ins ("Like" button).
Plug-ins for the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, are integrated on our website. You can recognize the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our website. An overview of Facebook plug-ins is available here: https://developers.facebook.com/plugins./.
When you visit our website, the plug-in is used to set up a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This gives Facebook your IP address and the information that you have visited our website. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our web pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to link your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of this website we do not receive any details of the content of the transmitted data or their use by Facebook. For more information about this, see Facebook's data privacy statement at: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to link your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, then please log out of your Facebook user account.
Use of Twitter social plug-ins
Functions of the Internet service Twitter are integrated into our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Retweet" function, the websites you have visited will be linked to your Twitter account and reported to other users. In this process, data will also be transmitted to Twitter.
We would like to point out that as the provider of this website we do not receive any details of the content of the transmitted data or their use by Twitter. For more information about this, see Twitter's data privacy statement at: .
For more information about your Twitter data protection settings, see your account settings at: .
Use of Google+ social plug-ins
Collection and disclosure of information:
By clicking the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. By using the Google +1 button you and other users can receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have entered for +1 content, as well as information about the website you were visiting when you clicked on +1. Your +1s may be displayed as information together with your profile name and your photograph in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and advertisements on the Internet.
Google records information about your Google +1 activity to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you must have a globally visible public Google profile, which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name which you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Use of the information collected:
In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection conditions. Google may publish aggregated statistics on users’ +1 activity, or pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.
Use of Google AdSense plug-ins
The information generated by the cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be passed on by Google to its contractual partners. However, Google will not combine your IP address with other data stored by them.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by using the appropriate setting in your browser software. However, we advise you that if you do so you will not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. By using this website, you are agreeing to the processing of the data about you collected by Google in the manner described above and for the above-mentioned purpose.
Use of XING plug-ins
We would like to inform you about the processing of personal data via the XING Share button function.
Use of LinkedIn plug-ins
Plug-ins of the social network LinkedIn of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (hereinafter "LinkedIn") are integrated into our website. You can recognize the LinkedIn plug-ins by the LinkedIn logo or the "Share" ("Recommend") button on this website. When you visit our website, the plug-in is used to set up a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. This gives LinkedIn your IP address and the information that you have visited our website. If you click the LinkedIn "Share" button while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the content of our website to your LinkedIn profile. This enables LinkedIn to link your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of this website we do not receive any details of the content of the transmitted data or their use by LinkedIn. You can find more details on the data collection (purpose and scope, further processing, use), as well as on your rights and setting options, in LinkedIn's data protection information. LinkedIn has published this information on the Internet at: http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.
Use of YouTube plug-ins (video)
Plug-ins of Youtube.de/Youtube.com are used on this website; Youtube - represented by Google Inc. - is operated by Youtube LLC, Cherry Avenue, USA. If you visit pages of our website that have a YouTube plug-in, a connection will be made to the YouTube servers and the plug-in shown on the web page through communication with your browser. As a result, the YouTube server will be informed which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube at that time, YouTube will assign this information to your personal user accounts on these platforms. When using these plug-ins, e.g. clicking on/starting a video or sending a comment, this information will be assigned, for example, to your YouTube user account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plug-in. For more information about the collection and use of this data by the platform or plug-ins, see the data protection information at: www.youtube.com.
Young people under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not request any personal data from children, we do not collect it and do not pass it on to third parties.
Right of account cancellation
If you have given us any personal data, you can change or delete this data in your user profile at any time. Please contact the webmaster if you want to delete your account completely. However, contributions to forums, comments, announcements of events and articles provided up to that time may remain online in certain circumstances - for more information about this, see our General Conditions of Use.
Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether or not the operators of these other websites comply with data protection regulations.
Contributions on our website are accessible to everyone. Contributions should be carefully checked before they are published on our website to see if they contain any information which is not intended for the general public. These contributions may be found by search engines and accessible worldwide even without specifically calling up this website.
We take all kinds of technical and organizational measures to store your personal data securely so that it is not accessible to third parties. If you communicate with us by email, complete data security cannot be guaranteed by us, so we recommend that you send us confidential information by post.