Disclaimer / Cookies / Data protection

  1. Content of the online offer

The author is not responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author, which refer to material or immaterial damage caused by use or disuse of the information or the use of incorrect or incomplete information are excluded, unless committed intentionally or grossly negligently by the author. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the author without separate announcement.

  1. References and links

The author is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from his pages – unless he has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site from viewing those pages.

The author hereby expressly declares that at the time the links were created, no illegal content was identifiable on the linked pages. The author has no influence on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, he hereby expressly dissociates himself from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the link was set. This statement applies to all links and references set within the author’s own website as well as to entries made by third parties in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and all other forms of databases set up by the author to which external write access is possible. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and especially for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information, only the provider of the linked page is liable, not the one who has linked to the respective publication.

  1. Copyright and trademark law

The author endeavors to observe the copyrights of the graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by himself or to use license-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts.

All brand names and trademarks mentioned on the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mention of a trademark does not imply that it is not protected by the rights of third parties!

The copyright for published objects created by the author himself remains solely with the author of the pages. Any duplication or use of objects such as diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author’s agreement.

  1. legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

Protection of your personal data

The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to us. Your data will be processed by us on the basis of the legal provisions (General Data Protection Regulation No 2016/679 – hereinafter “DS-GVO” and national data protection regulations).

  1. Person responsible

The person responsible in the sense of Art 4 Z 7 DS-GVO is the operator of this website according to the information in the imprint. There you will also find all necessary contact details for asserting your rights (point 6.).

  1. Personal data

We only process those personal data that you provide to us (by visiting our website or by the information you provide in a contact form or newsletter registration), such as: First name, last name, e-mail address, telephone number, IP address; not all of the specified types of data are affected or need to be specified in every case. Special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art 9 DS-GVO are not processed by us within the scope of this website.

  1. Processing of personal data

The processing of your personal data is primarily carried out for the fulfillment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures (Art 6 para 1 lit b DS-GVO), as we cannot prepare, conclude or fulfill a contract with you without this data. Furthermore, the processing is carried out to protect our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of third parties (Art 6 para 1 lit f DS-GVO), in particular also for the purposes of operational security of the website, claims management, direct marketing in analog and digital form, existing customer advertising, statistical evaluation and the improvement of our service offering and its quality (for the right of withdrawal, see point 6.).

We will only process your personal data to the extent covered by the DS-GVO. As a rule, your personal data will not be transferred to third parties. If – for example for the fulfillment of a contract – a transfer to third parties should be necessary, this transfer will take place in accordance with the provisions of the DS-GVO. In this case, we ask you to also observe the data protection declarations of these third parties, as these may apply. Excluded from this is the use for statistical and similar purposes, however, for this no personal data is transmitted, but only anonymized data that does not allow identification of a natural person and cannot be assigned to a specific natural person (see also points 8, 9, 10).

  1. Data security

Your personal data is protected by organizational and technical measures, such as protection against unauthorized access and technical data security precautions.

Please note, however, that despite these efforts, it cannot be completely ruled out that data disclosed by you via the Internet could nevertheless be viewed and potentially used by other persons. We therefore cannot accept any liability or responsibility for errors in data transmission or unauthorized access by third parties (e. g. hacker attacks, spyware, malware etc).

  1. Storage of personal data

Your personal data will only be stored by us for as long as is necessary for the fulfillment of contractual or legal obligations (corresponding storage obligations may arise, for example, in particular from tax law regulations or from product liability regulations). If this necessity is no longer given, the data will be deleted.

  1. Information, deletion, right of complaint

Subject to the existence of any statutory confidentiality obligations, you have the right to obtain information at any time about your stored personal data, its origin, the purpose of processing and, if applicable, the recipient of this data. Furthermore, you have the right to request the correction, transfer, restriction of processing, blocking or deletion of your personal data if they are incorrect or if the basis for the data processing no longer applies. Likewise, you have the possibility to object to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Art 6 para 1 lit f DS-GVO (“safeguarding legitimate interests”).

We kindly ask you to address all such claims to one of the contact options / contact persons announced in our website imprint.

We would like to point out that a possible objection has no influence on the permissibility of the processing of personal data on the basis of other permissions according to Art 6 DS-GVO.

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates applicable provisions of data protection law or your claims under data protection law have been violated in any other way, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (pursuant to Art 77 DS-GVO).

  1. Use of cookies

In order to design the website according to your needs and to collect certain information, we use various technologies, including so-called cookies. Cookies are used to simplify Internet use and communication.

Cookies are small text files that our website sends to your browser and that are stored on your computer as an anonymous identifier. The purpose of these cookies are, for example, to better control the connection during your visit to our website and to provide more effective support when you return to our website. Without this temporary “caching”, some applications would require you to re-enter information you have already entered. A cookie contains only the data that a server issues or/and the user enters on request (e.g. structure: details of domain, path, expiration date, cookie name and value). Cookies therefore contain purely technical information, not personal data. Cookies can also not spy on the hard drive of the user, cause damage or the like.

The following types of cookies can be used:

– Session cookies: these are automatically deleted when the Internet browser is closed.

– Persistent cookies: These remain stored on your computer for a certain period of time, the duration depending on the stored expiration date.

– Third Party Cookies: These may include, in particular, cookies from various social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr etc) or other internet service providers (such as Google). These cookies collect information such as length of stay, page views, movement via links, etc. They are used, for example, to display certain advertising content based on search histories, visited websites and the like. These cookies cannot be read by us.

If you wish, you can generally suppress the storage of cookies (or certain types of cookies) via your web browser or decide whether you want them to be stored or not. The non-acceptance of cookies may, however, result in some pages no longer being displayed correctly or the usability being restricted.

  1. Analysis tools

The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the platform. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymization is activated on the website/platform, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website/platform, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of 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 by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under this link.

Google offers to prevent the collection by Google Analytics. To do so, please visit the corresponding Internet presence of Google.

  1. Facebook plugins

This website uses Facebook social plugins, which is operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA; “Facebook”). The integrations are recognizable by the Facebook logo or the terms “Like”, “Share” etc in Facebook’s colors (blue and white). The plugins are only activated when you click on the corresponding buttons. You have the option to activate the plugins once or permanently. The plugins establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. We have no influence on the nature and extent of the data that the plugin transmits to the Facebook servers. The plugin informs Facebook that you as a user have visited this website. There is a possibility here that your IP address will be stored. If you are logged into your Facebook account during your visit to this website, the aforementioned information will be linked to it. If you use the functions of the plugin – for example, by sharing a post or clicking the “Like” button – the corresponding information will also be transmitted to Facebook and may be linked to your Facebook account. You can only prevent this by logging out before using the plugin. For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy.

  1. Other web tools

This website may use other web tools from Google (such as “Google AdWords”, “Google AdSense”, “Google AdExchange” or “Google Double Klick for Publishers”) – we will be happy to provide information about whether and to what extent these tools are used and ask you to contact us if you have any questions via one of the contact options listed in the imprint of the website. We do not process any of your personal data when using these tools, however, Google itself may process data – please therefore read the relevant Google privacy policy for further detail on the use of your personal data.

  1. Reservation of right to change

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy if necessary, for example to reflect legal developments in the area of data protection. For future use of our website, the adjusted/changed data protection provisions will then apply. We therefore recommend that you review them from time to time.