We have imposed on ourselves the following principles when dealing with Personal Information.
1. We absolutely comply with the strict regulations of the Austrian law on Privacy of Personal Data.
The law of the Republic of Austria applies to the storage, processing and utilization of Personal Information, especially the Federal Law on Privacy of Personal Data (Datenschutzgesetz 2000, DSG 2000). With the DSG 2000, the EU directive on Privacy of Personal Data has been converted into national Austrian law. We will also administrate Personal Information which we acquire outside of Austria according to this law as far as stringent local law is not opposing it.
2. Personal Information is not sold, lent, leased or passed on in any other way.
We do, however, reserve the right to communicate Personal Information to other companies within the scope of restructuring or merger, if these undertake to comply with the basic principles for handling as described here and have their domicile either inside the European Union or in a third state with adequate data protection (in the sense of § 12 par. 2 DSG 2000).
3. We dot not bring Personal information to the notice of third persons
A possible exception, however, is the communication of Personal Information to companies which are connected to us directly or indirectly. We further reserve the right to communicate Personal Information to Outsourcing-Partners, if these guarantee sufficiently the lawful and secure use of data and bind themselves by contract to comply with the basic principles for handling as described herein.
We further reserve the right to communicate Personal Information to third parties if we are compelled to do so by law, judicial decision of an appropriate court, or order of an appropriate public authority or if we are compelled to protect or have enforced our property and/or assets through the appropriate official authorities as a consequence of acts or omissions on your part.
4. We restrict ourselves when compiling data to what is necessary and sensible.
When we collect Personal Information, we refer you to these basic principles or notify you of how we intend to use the data. We require Personal Information to conduct our business and to comply with statutory requirements. On the other hand, this also enables us better to provide you with services tailor-made for you. It can therefore occur that we link Personal Information with other data available to us in order to optimize our services.
5. Explanation regarding use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies which are small text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible, among other things, to analyse the way in which you use our website. As a rule, the information generated by cookies is transferred to and stored on a server in the USA that is operated by Google. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports regarding website activities and provide services for the website operator relating to website and Internet usage. These reports and services are used to make continuous improvements to the facilities offered by this website.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by making an appropriate setting in your browser. Nevertheless, we must point out that, if you do this, you will be unable to use all the functionalities of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the acquisition and processing of data relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and generated by cookies by Google by simply downloading and installing the following Google browser plug-in by clicking the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Other similar plug-ins are also available from other providers depending on the particular browser you use.
In view of the debate regarding the use of analytics tools with full IP addresses, please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the “anonymizeIp()” function, which ensures that IP addresses are processed in truncated form only and prevents them from being traced to a specific user. In Member States of the European Union or in other States that are parties to the European Economic Area Agreement, Google will therefore truncate your IP address before transferring it. Full IP addresses will be sent to a Google server in the USA to be truncated there only in exceptional cases. The IP address sent from your browser when using Google Analytics is not combined with any other Google data.