Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1 Privacy Policy

We created this Privacy Policy (version
19.12.2020-111583687), to declare which information we collect, how we use data
and which options the users of our website have, according to the guidelines of
the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679

Unfortunately, these subjects sound rather technical
due to their nature, but we have put much effort into describing the most
important things as simply and clearly as possible.

2 Automatic Data Retention

Every time you visit a website nowadays, certain information
is automatically created and saved, just as it happens on this website.

Whenever you visit our website such as you are doing
right now, our webserver (computer on which this website is saved/stored)
automatically saves data such as

the address (URL) of the accessed website

browser and browser version

the used operating system

the address (URL) of the previously visited site
(referrer URL)

the host name and the IP-address of the device the
website is accessed from

date and time

in files (webserver-logfiles).

Generally, webserver-logfiles stay saved for two weeks
and then get deleted automatically. We do not pass this information to others,
but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data will be looked at in case
of illegal conduct.

2.1 Data collection

We collect the data you enter yourself in forms on the

We also use your data to improve our platform to
prevent or detect misuse of our website (for details see “Cookies”).

2.2 For which purposes, on which legal
basis and which data is processed

2.2.1 Registration for the newsletter

You have the possibility to subscribe to our
newsletter via our website.

For this, we need your e-mail address and your
declaration that you agree to receive the newsletter.

In this case, the personal data you provided when
registering for the newsletter will be stored by us and used for sending the
selected newsletter and, in the case of your prior express consent, for sending

We will only send our newsletter to the e-mail address
you have provided. You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any
time using the unsubscribe option provided in the newsletter or at
dataprivacy at

2.2.2 Data

First name, surname and e-mail address.

2.2.3 Purpose

Sending of information about products, services,

2.2.4 Legal basis

Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit f DSGVO):

2.3 Storage of Personal Data

Any personal data you electronically submit to us on
this website, such as your name, email address, home address or other personal
information you provide via the transmission of a form or via any comments to
the blog, are solely used for the specified purpose and get stored securely
along with the respective submission times and IP-address. These data do not
get passed on to third parties.

Therefore, we use personal data for the communication
with only those users, who have explicitly requested being contacted, as well
as for the execution of the services and products offered on this website. We
do not pass your personal data to others without your approval, but we cannot
exclude the possibility this data will be looked at in case of illegal conduct.

If you send us personal data via email – and thus not
via this website – we cannot guarantee any safe transmission or protection of
your data. We recommend you, to never send confidential data via email.

2.4 Duration of data storage

We will process your personal data for as long as is
reasonably necessary to achieve the purposes set out above.

In addition, your data will be processed for as long
as described in the statutory retention and documentation obligations, which
result, among others, from the Austrian General Civil Code (ABGB) and the
Austrian Commercial Code (UGB) or for the assertion, exercise or defence of
legal claims.

In principle, your data will therefore be deleted
after the application process has been completed, your consent has been revoked
or your objection has been made, unless storage is necessary for the fulfilment
of a legal obligation or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal

Further processing will only take place if you have
expressly consented to the further use of your data or if we have reserved the
right to further data processing that is permitted by law.

It is possible that instead of deletion, the data will
be made anonymous.

In this case, any reference to a person is
irretrievably removed, which is why the obligations under data protection law
to delete the data no longer apply. In this case, no personal reference can be

3 Rights in accordance with the General
Data Protection Regulation

You are granted the following rights in accordance
with the provisions of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG):

right to rectification (article 16 GDPR)

right to erasure (“right to be forgotten“) (article 17

right to restrict processing (article 18 GDPR)

righ to notification – notification obligation
regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of
processing (article 19 GDPR)

right to data portability (article 20 GDPR)

Right to object (article 21 GDPR)

right not to be subject to a decision based solely on
automated processing – including profiling – (article 22 GDPR)

If you think that the processing of your data violates
the data protection law, or that your data protection rights have been
infringed in any other way, you can lodge a complaint with your respective
regulatory authority. For Austria this is the data protection authority, whose
website you can access at

3.1 Is there an obligation to provide

The provision of your personal data is generally voluntary.
However, some information is necessary for sending our newsletter. This
information is marked accordingly. If you do not provide your personal data, we
may not be able to send you our newsletter.

4 Cookies

Our website uses HTTP-cookies to store user-specific
For your better understanding of the following Privacy Policy statement, we
will explain to you below what cookies are and why they are in use.

What exactly are cookies?

Every time you surf the internet, you use a browser.
Common browsers are for example Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and
Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text-files in your browser. These
files are called cookies.

What should not be dismissed, is that cookies are very
useful little helpers. Nearly all websites use cookies. More accurately
speaking these are HTTP-cookies, since there are also different cookies for
other uses. http-cookies are small files which our website stores on your
computer. These cookie files are automatically put into the cookie-folder,
which is like the “brain” of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a
value. Moreover, to define a cookie, one or multiple attributes must be

Cookies save certain parts of your user data, such as
e.g. language or personal page settings. When you re-open our website, your
browser submits these “user specific” information back to our site. Thanks to
cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you the settings you are
familiar to. In some browsers every cookie has its own file, in others such as
Firefox, all cookies are stored in one single file.

There are both first-party cookies and third-party
coookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our site, while
third-party cookies are created by partner-websites (e.g. Google Analytics).
Every cookie is individual, since every cookie stores different data. The
expiration time of a cookie also varies – it can be a few minutes, or up to a
few years. Cookies are no software-programs and contain no computer viruses,
trojans or any other malware. Cookies also cannot access your PC’s information.

This is an example of how cookie-files can look:

name: _ga
value: GA1.2.1326744211.152111583687-9
purpose: differentiation between website visitors
expiration date: after 2 years

A browser should support these minimum sizes:

at least 4096 bytes per cookie

at least 50 cookies per domain

at least 3000 cookies in total

Which types of cookies are there?

What exact cookies we use, depends on the used
services. We will explain this in the following sections of the Privacy Policy
statement. Firstly, we will briefly focus on the different types of

There are 4 different types of cookies:

Essential Cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure the basic
function of a website. They are needed when a user for example puts a product
into their shopping cart, then continues surfing on different websites and
comes back later in order to proceed to the checkout. Even when the user closed
their window priorly, these cookies ensure that the shopping cart does not get

Purposive Cookies
These cookies collect info about the user behaviour
and record if the user potentially receives any error messages. Furthermore,
these cookies record the website’s loading time as well as its behaviour within
different browsers.

Target-orientated Cookies
These cookies care for an improved user-friendliness.
Thus, information such as previously entered locations, fonts or data in forms
stay saved.

Advertising Cookies
These cookies are also known as targeting-Cookies.
They serve the purpose of delivering individually adapted advertisements to the
user. This can be very practical, but also rather annoying.

Upon your first visit to a website you are usually
asked which of these cookie-types you want to accept. Furthermore, this
decision will of course also be saved in a cookie.

How can I delete cookies?

You yourself take the decision if and how you want to
use cookies. Thus, no matter what service or website cookies are from, you
always have the option to delete, deactivate or only partially allow them.
Therefore, you can for example block cookies of third parties but allow any
other cookies.

If you want change or delete cookie-settings and would
like to determine which cookies have been saved to your browser, you can find
this info in your browser-settings:

Chrome: Clear, enable and manage
cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website
data in Safari

Firefox: Clear cookies and site data
in Firefox

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage

Microsoft Edge: Delete cookies in
Microsoft Edge

If you generally do not want to allow any cookies at
all, you can set up your browser in a way, to notify you whenever a potential
cookie is about to be set. This gives you the opportunity to manually decide to
either permit or deny the placement of every single cookie. The settings for
this differ from browser to browser. Therefore, it might be best for you to
search for the instructions in Google. If you are using Chrome, you could for
example put the search phrase “delete cookies Chrome” or “deactivate cookies
Chrome” into Google.

How is my data protected?

There is a “cookie policy” that has been in place
since 2009. It states that the storage of cookies requires the user’s consent.
However, among the countries of the EU, these guidelines are often met with
mixed reactions. In Austria the guidelines have been implemented in § 96
section 3 of the Telecommunications Act (TKG).

If you want to learn more about cookies and do not
mind technical documentation, we recommend this, the Request
for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called “HTTP State
Management Mechanism”.

4.1 Google Analytics Privacy Policy

We use the tracking and analysis tool Google Analytics
(GA) of the US-American company Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain
View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics collects data on your actions on our
website. Whenever you click a link for example, this action is saved in a
cookie and transferred to Google Analytics. With the help of reports which we
receive from Google Analytics, we can adapt our website and our services better
to your wishes. In the following, we will explain the tracking tool in more
detail, and most of all, we will inform you what data is saved and how you can
prevent this.

What is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is a tracking tool with the purpose
of conducting data traffic analysis of our website. For Google Analytics to
work, there is a tracking code integrated to our website. Upon your visit to
our website, this code records various actions you perform on your website. As
soon as you leave our website, this data is sent to the Google Analytics
server, where it is stored.

Google processes this data and we then receive reports
on your user behaviour. These reports can be one of the following:

Target audience reports: With the help of target
audience reports we can get to know our users better and can therefore better
understand who is interested in our service.

Advertising reports: Through advertising reports we
can analyse our online advertising better and hence improve it.

Acquisition reports: Acquisition reports provide us
helpful information on how we can get more people enthusiastic about our

Behaviour reports: With these reports, we can find out
how you interact with our website. By the means of behaviour reports, we can
understand what path you go on our website and what links you click.

Conversion reports: A conversion is the process of
leading you to carry out a desired action due to a marketing message. An
example of this would be transforming you from a mere website visitor into a
buyer or a newsletter subscriber. Hence, with the help of these reports we can
see in more detail, if our marketing measures are successful with you. Our aim
is to increase our conversion rate.

Real time reports: With the help of these reports we
can see in real time, what happens on our website. It makes us for example see,
we can see how many users are reading this text right now.

Why do we use Google Analytics on our website?

The objective of our website is clear: We want to
offer you the best possible service. Google Analytics’ statistics and data help
us with reaching this goal.

Statistically evaluated data give us a clear picture
of the strengths and weaknesses of our website. On the one hand, we can
optimise our page in a way, that makes it easier to be found by interested
people on Google. On the other hand, the data helps us to get a better
understanding of you as our visitor. Therefore, we can very accurately find out
what we must improve on our website, in order to offer you the best possible
service. The analysis of that data also enables us to carry out our advertising
and marketing measures in a more individual and more cost-effective way. After
all, it only makes sense to show our products and services exclusively to
people who are interested in them.

What data gets stored by Google Analytics?

With the aid of a tracking code, Google Analytics
creates a random, unique ID which is connected to your browser cookie. That
way, Google Analytics recognises you as a new user. The next time you visit our
site, you will be recognised as a “recurring” user. All data that is collected
gets saved together with this very user ID. Only this is how it is made
possible for us to evaluate and analyse pseudonymous user profiles.

Your interactions on our website are measures by tags
such as cookies and app instance IDs. Interactions are all kinds of actions
that you perform on our website. If you are also using other Google systems
(such as a Google Account), data generated by Google Analytics can be linked
with third-party cookies. Google does not pass on any Google Analytics data,
unless we as the website owners authorise it. In case it is required by law,
exceptions can occur.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Name: _ga
Purpose: By deafault, analytics.js uses the cookie _ga, to save the
user ID. It generally serves the purpose of differenciating between website
Expiration date: After 2 years

Name: _gid
Purpose: This cookie also serves the purpose of differentiating
between website users
Expiration date: After 24 hours

Name: _gat_gtag_UA_
Value: 1
Verwendungszweck: It is used for decreasing the demand rate. If
Google Analytics is provided via Google Tag Manager, this cookie gets the name
_dc_gtm_ .
Expiration date: After 1 minute

Value: No information
Purpose: This cookie has a token which is used to retrieve the user
ID by the AMP Client ID Service. Other possible values suggest a logoff, a
request or an error.
Expiration date: After 30 seconds up to one year

Name: __utma
Purpose: With this cookie your behaviour on the website can be
tracked and the site performance can be measured. The cookie is updated every
time the information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiration date: After 2 years

Name: __utmt
Value: 1
Purpose: Just like _gat_gtag_UA_ this cookie is used for keeping
the requirement rate in check.
Expiration date: Afer 10 minutes

Name: __utmb
Purpose: This cookie is used to determine new sessions. It is
updated every time new data or information gets sent to Google Analytics.
Expiration date: After 30 minutes

Name: __utmc
Value: 167421564
Purpose: This cookie is used to determine new sessions for
recurring visitors. It is therefore a session cookie, and only stays saved
until you close the browser again.
Expiration date: After closing the browser

Name: __utmz
Value: m|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/
Purpose: This cookie is used to identify the source of our
website’s visitor number. This means, that the cookie saves information on where
you came to our website from. This could be another site or an advertisement.
Expiration date: After 6 months

Name: __utmv
Value: No information
Purpose: The cookie is used to store custom user data. It gets
updated whenever information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiration date: After 2 years

Note: This
list is by no means exhaustive, since Google are repeatedly changing the use of
their cookies.

Below we will give you an overview of the most
important data that can be evaluated by Google Analytics:

Heatmaps: Google
creates so-called Heatmaps an. These Heatmaps make it possible to see the exact
areas you click on, so we can get information on what routes you make on our

Session duration: Google
calls the time you spend on our website without leaving it session duration.
Whenever you are inactive for 20 minutes, the session ends automatically.

Bounce rate If
you only look at one page of our website and then leave our website again, it
is called a bounce.

Account creation: If
you create an account or make an order on our website, Google Analytics
collects this data.

IP-Address: The
IP address is only shown in a shortened form, to make it impossible to clearly
allocate it.

Location: Your
approximate location and the country you are in can be defined by the IP
address. This process is called IP location determination.

Technical information: Information about your browser type, your
internet provider and your screen resolution are called technical information.

Source: Both,
Google Analytics as well as ourselves, are interested what website or what
advertisement led you to our site.

Further possibly stored data includes contact data,
potential reviews, playing media (e.g. when you play a video on our site),
sharing of contents via social media or adding our site to your favourites.
This list is not exhaustive and only serves as general guidance on Google
Analytics’ data retention.

How long and where is the data saved?

Google has servers across the globe. Most of them are
in America and therefore your data is mainly saved on American servers. Here
you can read detailed information on where Google’s data centres are located.

Your data is allocated to various physical data
mediums. This has the advantage of allowing to retrieve the data faster, and of
protecting it better from manipulation. Every Google data centre has respective
emergency programs for your data. Hence, in case of a hardware failure at
Google or a server error due to natural disasters, the risk for a service
interruption stays relatively low.

Google Analytics has a 26 months standardised period
of retaining your user data. After this time, your user data is deleted.
However, we have the possibility to choose the retention period of user data
ourselves. There are the following five options:

Deletion after 14 months

Deletion after 26 months

Deletion after 38 months

Deletion after 50 months

No automatical deletion

As soon as the chosen period is expired, the data is
deleted once a month. This retention period applies to any of your data which
is linked to cookies, user identification and advertisement IDs (e.g. cookies
of the DoubleClick domain). Any report results are based on aggregated
information and are stored independently of any user data. Aggregated
information is a merge of individual data into a single and bigger unit.

How can I delete my data or prevent data retention?

Under the provisions of the European Union’s data
protection law, you have the right to obtain information on your data and to update,
delete or restrict it. With the help of a browser add on that can deactivate
Google Analytics’ JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js), you can prevent
Google Analytics from using your data. You can download this add on.
Please consider that this add on can only deactivate any data collection by
Google Analytics.

Should you generally want to deactivate, delete or
manage all cookies (independently of Google Analytics), you can use one of the
guides that are available for any browser:

Chrome: Clear, enable and manage
cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website
data in Safari

Firefox: Clear cookies and site data
in Firefox

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage

Microsoft Edge: Delete cookies in
Microsoft Edge

Google Analytics is an active participant of the
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates correct and save transfer of
personal data. You can find more information on this here.
We hope we were able to make you more familiar with the most important
information on Google Analytics’ data processing. If you want to learn more
about the tracking service, we recommend both of the following links: here and here

4.2 Google Maps

On our website we use Google Maps of the company
Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). With the
use of Google Maps, we can show you locations in a better way and can therefore
adjust our service to your needs. Due to the utilisation of Google Maps, data
gets transferred to Google and is saved on Google’s servers. In the following,
we want to explain in detail what Google Maps is, why we use this Google
service, what data is stored and how you can prevent this.

What is Google Maps?

Google Maps is an internet maps service of the company
Google Inc. With Google Maps you can search for exact locations of cities,
sights, accommodations or businesses online via a PC, a tablet or an app. If
businesses are represented on Google My Business, the respective location as
well as other information about the company are shown there. In order to show
route directions, a location’s map sections can be integrated in a website
through a HTML-code. Google Maps depicts the earth’s surface as either a road
map or as air and satellite images. Due to the street view and high-quality
satellite images, it is possible for exact representations to be made.

Why do we use Google Maps on our website?

The efforts we make on this page have the goal of
giving you a useful and meaningful experience on our website. Through the
integration of Google Maps, we can offer you essential information on various
locations. Therefore, you can spot our office address with one glance.
Furthermore, the route directions always show you the best and fastest way to
us. You can retrieve the route directions for traveling either by car, by
public transport, on foot or by bike. The integration of Google Maps is a part
of our customer service.

What data is stored by Google Maps?

For Google Maps to offer its full services, the
company must collect and store your data. This includes your entered search
terms, your IP-address as well as your longitude and latitude coordinates. When
you use the route-planner function, the entered start address is stored also.
However, this data retention happens on Google Maps‘ websites. We can only
inform you about it but cannot influence it in any way. Since we have included
Google Maps on our website, Google will set at least one cookie (Name: NID) into
your browser. This cookie saves data on your user behaviour. Google primarily
uses this data to optimise ist own services and to provide you with individual,
personalised advertisements.

The following cookies are set in your browser due to
the integration of Google Maps:

Name: NID
Value: 188=h26c1Ktha7fCQTx8rXgLyATyITJ111583687-5
Purpose: Google uses NID in order to adjust advertisments to your
Google searches. With the cookie’s help Google “remembers“ your most frequently
entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. That way you
always receive customised adertisments. The cookie contains a unique ID, wich
Google uses to collect your personal settings for advertising porposes.
Expiration date: after 6 months

Note: We
cannot guarantee completeness of the information on saved data. This is,
because especially concerning the use of cookies, changes can happen anytime.
To identify the cookie NID, a test page was created, to which Google Maps was

How long and where is the data saved?

There are Google servers in data centres across the
entire planet. However, most servers are in America. For this reason, your data
is widely stored in the USA. Here you can read in detail about where the Google
servers are located.

Google distributes data to various data carriers. This
makes it possible to retrieve the data faster and to better protect it from
possible attempted manipulations. Every server has emergency programs. Thus,
should for example a problem with Google’s hardware occur or should a natural
disaster impact the servers, any data will quite certainly stay protected.

Moreover, Google saves some data for a specified
period. With some other data on the other hand, Google only offers the
opportunity for deleting it manually. Furthermore, the company anonymises
information (e.g. advertising data) in server logs, by deleting a part of the IP-address
and cookie information after 9 to 18 months.

How can I delete my data, or prevent data retention?

Due to the automatic delete function for location and
activity data, which was introduced in 2019, information that is used for
determining your location and web or app activity is saved for either 3 or 18
months, depending on your preferred decision, and is deleted thereafter.
Furthermore, it is possible to delete this data manually from your browser
history via your Google account anytime. If you want to prevent the
determination of your location altogether, you must pause the category “Web and
app activity” in your Google account. Click on “Data and personalisation” and
then choose the option “Activity controls”. Here you can switch the activities
on or off.

Moreover, in your browser you can deactivate, delete
or manage individual cookies. This function can differ a little, depending on
what browser you are using. The following instructions will show you how to
manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Clear, enable and manage
cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website
data in Safari

Firefox: Clear cookies and site data
in Firefox

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage

Microsoft Edge: Delete cookies in
Microsoft Edge

If you generally do not want to permit any cookies,
you can set up your browser in a way that ensures you get informed whenever a
cookie is about to be placed. That way you can decide to either permit or
refuse every single cookie.

Google is an active participant of the EU-U.S. Privacy
Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and safe transfer of personal
data. You can find more information on this here.
If you want to find out more about Google’s data processing, we recommend the
company’s internal privacy statement on


4.3 Social Media Plugins

We have integrated social media plugins on our website
in order to be able to recommend and share articles on social networks, for
example LinkedIn. Data is only transmitted to third parties when users click on
one of the icons displayed in the social media list. We have no influence on
cookies set by social networks, nor do we have access to them.

We use plugins from the following social media
services and other third-party providers:

4.3.1 Facebook

We use selected Facebook tools on our website.
Facebook is a social media network of the company Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4
Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland. With the aid of this
tool we can provide the best possible offers to you and anyone interested in
our products and services. In the following we will give you an overview on the
different Facebook tools, as well as on what data is sent to Facebook and how
you can delete these data.

What are Facebook tools?

Along with many other products, Facebook also offers
so called “Facebook Business Tools”. This is Facebook’s official name for the
tools, but it is not very common. Therefore, we decided to merely call them
“Facebook tools”. They include the following:


social plugins (e.g. the “Like” or “Share“ button)

Facebook Login

Account Kit

APIs (application programming interface)

SDKs (Softwart developmept kits)






Technologies and Services

With these tools Facebook can extend its services and
is able to receive information on user activities outside of Facebook.

Why do we use Facebook tools on our website?

We only want to show our services and products to
people who are genuinely interested in them. With the help of advertisements
(Facebook Ads) we can reach exactly these people. However, to be able to show
suitable adverts to users, Facebook requires additional information on people’s
needs and wishes. Therefore, information on the user behaviour (and contact
details) on our website, are provided to Facebook. Consequently, Facebook can
collect better user data and is able to display suitable adverts for our
products or services. Thanks to the tools it is possible to create targeted,
customised ad campaigns of Facebook.

Facebook calls data about your behaviour on our website
“event data” and uses them for analytics services. That way, Facebook can
create “campaign reports” about our ad campaigns’ effectiveness on our behalf.
Moreover, by analyses we can get a better insight in how you use our services,
our website or our products. Therefore, some of these tools help us optimise
your user experience on our website. With the social plugins for instance, you
can share our site’s contents directly on Facebook.

What data is saved by the Facebook tools?

With the use of the Facebook tools, personal data
(customer data) may be sent to Facebook. Depending on the tools used, customer
data such as name, address, telephone number and IP address may be transmitted.

Facebook uses this information to match the data with
the data it has on you (if you are a Facebook member). However, before the
customer data is transferred to Facebook, a so called “Hashing” takes place.
This means, that a data record of any size is transformed into a string of
characters, which also has the purpose of encrypting data.

Moreover, not only contact data, but also “event data“
is transferred. These data are the information we receive about you on our
website. To give an example, it allows us to see what subpages you visit or
what products you buy from us. Facebook does not disclose the obtained
information to third parties (such as advertisers), unless the company has an
explicit permission or is legally obliged to do so. Also, “event data“ can be
linked to contact information, which helps Facebook to offer improved,
customised adverts. Finally, after the previously mentioned matching process,
Facebook deletes the contact data.

To deliver optimised advertisements, Facebook only
uses event data, if they have been combined with other data (that have been
collected by Facebook in other ways). Facebook also uses event data for the
purposes of security, protection, development and research. Many of these data
are transmitted to Facebook via cookies. Cookies are little text files, that
are used for storing data or information in browsers. Depending on the tools
used, and on whether you are a Facebook member, a different number of cookies
are placed in your browser. In the descriptions of the individual Facebook
tools we will go into more detail on Facebook cookies. You can also find
general information about the use of Facebook cookies here.

How long and where are the data saved?

Facebook fundamentally stores data, until they are no
longer of use for their own services and products. Facebook has servers for
storing their data all around the world. However, customer data is cleared
within 48 hours after they have been matched with their own user data.

How can I delete my data or prevent data retention?

In accordance with the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) you have the right of information, rectification, transfer
and deletion of your data.

The collected data is only fully deleted, when you
delete your entire Facebook account. Deleting your Facebook account works as

1) Click on settings in the top right side in

2) Then, click “Your Facebook information“ in the left

3) Now click on “Deactivation and deletion”.

4) Choose “Permanently delete account“ and then click
on “Continue to account deletion“.

5) Enter your password, click on “continue“ and then
on “Delete account“.

The retention of data Facebook receives via our site
is done via cookies (e.g. with social plugins), among others. You can
deactivate, clear or manage both all and individual cookies in your browser.
How this can be done differs depending on the browser you use. The following
instructions show, how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Clear, enable and manage
cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website
data in Safari

Firefox: Clear cookies and site data
in Firefox

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage

Microsoft Edge: Delete cookies in
Microsoft Edge

If you generally do not want to allow any cookies at
all, you can set up your browser to notify you whenever a cookie is about to be
set. This gives you the opportunity to decide upon the permission or deletion
of every single cookie.

Facebook is an active participant in the EU-U.S.
Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates correct and secure transfer of
personal data. You can find more information here.
We hope we could give you an understanding of the most important information
about the use of Facebook tools and data processing. If you want to find out
more on how Facebook use your data, we recommend reading the data policies.

4.3.2 Facebook Social Plugins Privacy

We installed so-called social plugins from Facebook
Inc. to our website. You can recognise these buttons by the classic Facebook
logo, the “Like” button (hand with raised thumb) or by a “Facebook plugin”
label. A social plugin is a small part of Facebook that is integrated into our
page. Each plugin has its own function. The most used functions are the
well-known “Like” and “Share” buttons.

Facebook offers the following social plugins:

“Save” button

“Like” button, Share, Send and Quote

Page plugin


Messenger plugin

Embedded posts and video player

Group Plugin

At you
will find more information on how the individual plugins are used. On the one
hand, we use the social plug-ins to offer you a better user experience on our
site, and on the other hand because Facebook can optimise our advertisements
with it.

If you have a Facebook account or have already
visited, Facebook has already placed at
least one cookie in your browser. In this case, your browser sends information
to Facebook via this cookie as soon as you visit our website or interact with
social plugins (e.g. the “Like” button).

The received information will be deleted or anonymised
within 90 days. According to Facebook, this data includes your IP address, the
websites you have visited, the date, time and other information relating to
your browser.

In order to prevent Facebook from collecting much data
and matching it with your Facebook data during your visit to our website, you
must log out of Facebook while you visit our website.

If you are not logged in to Facebook or do not have a
Facebook account, your browser sends less information to Facebook because you
have fewer Facebook cookies. Nevertheless, data such as your IP address or
which website you are visiting can be transmitted to Facebook. We would like to
explicitly point out that we do not know what exact data is collected. However,
based on our current knowledge, we want to try informing you as best we can
about data processing. You can also read about how Facebook uses the data in
the company’s data policy.

At least the following cookies are set in your browser
when you visit a website with social plugins from Facebook:

Name: dpr
Value: no information
Purpose:This cookie is used to make the social plugins work on our
Expiry date: after end of session

Name: fr
Value: 0jieyh4111583687c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j…1.0.Bde09j
Purpose:The cookie is also necessary for the plugins to function
Expiry date: after 3 months

Note: These
cookies were set after our test and may be placed even if you are not a
Facebook member.

If you are registered with Facebook, you can change
your settings for advertisements yourself
If you are not a Facebook user, you can manage your usage-based online advertising. There you have the option to
deactivate or activate providers.

If you want to learn more about Facebook’s data
protection, we recommend the company’s own data policies at

4.3.3 Facebook Login Privacy Policy

We integrated the convenient Facebook Login to our
website. With it, you can easily log into our site with your Facebook account,
without having to create a new user account. If you decide to register via the
Facebook Login, you will be redirected to the social media network Facebook.
There, you can log in with your Facebook user data. By using this method to log
in, data on you and your user behaviour is stored and transmitted to Facebook.

To save the data, Facebook uses various cookies. In the
following we will show you the most significant cookies that are placed in your
browser or that already exist when you log into our site via the Facebook

Name: fr
Value: 0jieyh4c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j…1.0.Bde09j
Purpose: This cookie is used to make the social plugin function
optimally on our website.
Expiry date: after 3 months

Name: datr
Value: 4Jh7XUA2111583687SEmPsSfzCOO4JFFl
Purpose: Facebook sets the “datr” cookie, when a web browser
accesses The cookie helps to identify login activities and
protect users.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: _js_datr
Value: deleted
Purpose: Facebook sets this session cookie for tracking purposes,
even if you do not have a Facebook account or are logged out.
Expiry date: after the end of the session

Note: The
cookies we stated are only a small range of the cookies which are available to
Facebook. Other cookies include for example _ fbp, sb or wd. It is not possible
to disclose an exhaustive list, since Facebook have a multitude of cookies at
their disposal which they use in variation.

On the one hand, Facebook Login enables a fast and
easy registration process. On the other hand, it gives us the opportunity to
share data with Facebook. In turn, we can customise our offer and advertising
campaigns better to your needs and interests. The data we receive from Facebook
by this means, is public data such as

your Facebook name

your profile picture

your stored email address

friends lists

button clicks (e.g. “Like“ button)

date of birth


place of residence

In return, we provide Facebook with information about
your activities on our website. These include information on the terminal
device you used, which of our subpages you visit, or what products you have
bought from us.

By using Facebook Login, you agree to the data
processing. You can terminate this agreement anytime. If you want to learn more
about Facebook’s data processing, we recommend you to read Facebook’s Data
Policy at

If you are registered with Facebook, you can change your advertisement settings anytime.

4.3.4 LinkedIn

On our website we use social plugins from the social
media network LinkedIn, of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court,
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Social plugins can be feeds, content sharing or a
link to our LinkedIn page. Social plugins are clearly marked with the
well-known LinkedIn logo and for example allow sharing interesting content
directly via our website. Moreover, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton
Place in Dublin is responsible for data processing in the European Economic
Area and Switzerland.

By embedding these plugins, data can be sent to, as
well as stored and processed by LinkedIn. In this privacy policy we want to
inform you what data this is, how the network uses this data and how you can
manage or prevent data retention.

What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the largest social network for business
contacts. In contrast to e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn focuses exclusively on
establishing business connections. Therefore, companies can present services
and products on the platform and establish business relationships. Many people
also use LinkedIn to find a job or to find suitable employees for their own
company. In Germany alone, the network has over 11 million members. In Austria
there are about 1.3 million.

Why do we use LinkedIn on our website?

We know how busy you are. You just cannot keep up with
following every single social media channel. Even if it would really be worth
it, as it is with our channels, since we keep posting interesting news and
articles worth spreading. Therefore, on our website we have created the
opportunity to share interesting content directly on LinkedIn, or to refer
directly to our LinkedIn page. We consider built-in social plugins as an
extended service on our website. The data LinkedIn collects also help us to
display potential advertising measures only to people who are interested in our

What data are stored by LinkedIn?

LinkedIn stores no personal data due to the mere
integration of social plugins. LinkedIn calls the data generated by plugins
passive impressions. However, if you click on a social plugin to e.g. share our
content, the platform stores personal data as so-called “active impressions”.
This happens regardless of whether you have a LinkedIn account or not. If you
are logged in, the collected data will be assigned to your account.

When you interact with our plugins, your browser
establishes a direct connection to LinkedIn’s servers. Through that, the
company logs various usage data. These may include your IP address, login data,
device information or information about your internet or cellular provider. If
you use LinkedIn services via your smartphone, your location may also be
identified (after you have given permission). Moreover, LinkedIn can share
these data with third-party advertisers in “hashed” form. Hashing means that a
data set is transformed into a character string. This allows data to be
encrypted, which prevents persons from getting identified.

Most data on of your user behaviour is stored in
cookies. These are small text files that usually get placed in your browser.
Furthermore, LinkedIn can also use web beacons, pixel tags, display tags and
other device recognitions.

Various tests also show which cookies are set when a
user interacts with a social plug-in. We do not claim for the information we
found to be exhaustive, as it only serves as an example. The following cookies
were set without being logged in to LinkedIn:

Name: bcookie
Value: =2&34aab2aa-2ae1-4d2a-8baf-c2e2d7235c16111583687-
Purpose: This cookie is a so-called “browser ID cookie” and stores
your identification number (ID).
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: lang
Value: v=2&lang=en-gb
Purpose:This cookie saves your default or preferred language.
Expiry date: after end of session

Name: lidc
Value: 1818367:t=1571904767:s=AQF6KNnJ0G111583687…
Purpose:This cookie is used for routing. Routing records how you found
your way to LinkedIn and how you navigate through the website.
Expiry date: after 24 hours

Name: rtc
Value: kt0lrv3NF3x3t6xvDgGrZGDKkX
Purpose:No further information could be found about this cookie.
Expiry date: after 2 minutes

Value: ajax:1115836872900777718326218137
Purpose: This is a session cookie that LinkedIn uses to maintain
anonymous user sessions through the server.
Expiry date: after end of session

Name: bscookie
Value: “v=1&201910230812…
Purpose: This cookie is a security cookie. LinkedIn describes it as
a secure browser ID cookie.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: fid
Value: AQHj7Ii23ZBcqAAAA…
Purpose: We could not find any further information about this
Expiry date: after 7 days

Note: LinkedIn
also works with third parties. That is why we identified the Google Analytics
cookies _ga and _gat in our test.

How long and where are the data stored?

In general, LinkedIn retains your personal data for as
long as the company considers it necessary for providing its services. However,
LinkedIn deletes your personal data when you delete your account. In some
exceptional cases, LinkedIn keeps some summarised and anonymised data, even
account deletions. As soon as you delete your account, it may take up to a day
until other people can no longer see your data. LinkedIn generally deletes the
data within 30 days. However, LinkedIn retains data if it is necessary for
legal reasons. Also, data that can no longer be assigned to any person remains
stored even after the account is closed. The data are stored on various servers
in America and presumably also in Europe.

How can I delete my data or prevent data retention?

You have the right to access and delete your personal
data at any time. In your LinkedIn account you can manage, change and delete
your data. Moreover, you can request a copy of your personal data from

How to access account data in your LinkedIn profile:

In LinkedIn, click on your profile icon and select the
“Settings & Privacy” section. Now click on “Privacy” and then on the
section “How LinkedIn uses your data on”. Then, click “Change” in the row with
“Manage your data and activity”. There you can instantly view selected data on
your web activity and your account history.

In your browser you also have the option of preventing
data processing by LinkedIn. As mentioned above, LinkedIn stores most data via
cookies that are placed in your browser. You can manage, deactivate or delete
these cookies. Depending on which browser you have, these settings work a
little different. You can find the instructions for the most common browsers

Chrome: Clear, enable and manage
cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website
data in Safari

Firefox: Clear cookies and site data
in Firefox

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage

Microsoft Edge: Delete cookies in
Microsoft Edge

You can generally set your browser to always notify
you when a cookie is about to be set. Then you can always decide individually
whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

LinkedIn is an active participant in the EU-U.S.
Privacy Shield Frameworks. This framework ensures correct data transmission
between the USA and the European Union. You can find out more about it here.
We gave our best to provide you the most essential information about LinkedIn’s
data processing. Here you
can find out more about data processing of the social media network LinkedIn.

4.3.5 Twitter

We have incorporated Twitter functions on our website.
These are, for example, embedded tweets, timelines, buttons or hashtags.
Twitter is a short message service and social media platform from the firm
Twitter Inc., One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.

To our knowledge, in the European Economic Area and
Switzerland, a mere integration of the Twitter function does not transfer any
personal data or data about your web activities to Twitter. Only when you
interact with the Twitter functions, such as by clicking a button, data could
be sent to Twitter and get saved as well as processed there. We have no
influence on this processing of data and do not bare any responsibility for it.
Within this privacy statement, we want to give you an overview of what data
Twitter stores, what Twitter does with this data and how you can largely
protect yourself from data transmission.

What is Twitter?

For some, Twitter is a news service, for others, a
social media platform, and for others still it is a microblogging service. All
these terms are justified and mean pretty much the same.

Both individuals as well as companies use Twitter for
communicating with interested people via short messages. Twitter only allows
280 characters per message. These messages are called “tweets”. In contrast to
Facebook, for example, the service does not focus on the expansion of a network
of “friends”, but strives to be regarded as an open, worldwide news platform.
On Twitter you can also have an anonymous account and tweets can be deleted by
both, either the company or the users themselves.

Why do we use Twitter on our website?

Like many other websites and companies, we try to use
different channels for offering our services and communicating with our
customers. Twitter is a truly useful “small” news service, which is why it has
grown dear to us. We regularly tweet or retweet exciting, funny or interesting
content. We understand that you do not have the time to follow every channel
after channel, as you surely have enough other things to do. That is why we
also have integrated Twitter functions to our website. That way, you can
experience our Twitter activities “on site” or come to our Twitter page via a
direct link. With the integration, we want to strengthen the service and
user-friendliness on our website.

What data is stored by Twitter?

You will find integrated Twitter functions on some of
our subpages. If you interact with Twitter content, such as by clicking a
button, Twitter may collect and save data. This can happen even if you don’t
have a Twitter account yourself. Twitter calls this data “log data”. It
includes demographic data, browser cookie IDs, your smartphone’s ID, hashed
email addresses, and information on which pages you have visited on Twitter and
what actions you have taken there. Of course, Twitter stores more data if you
have a Twitter account and are logged in. This retention is usually done via
cookies. Cookies are small text files that are usually set in your browser and
transmit various information to Twitter.

We will now show you which cookies are placed if you
are not logged in to Twitter but visit a website with built-in Twitter
functions. Please consider this list as an example. We do not claim for this
list to be extensive, since the array of cookies always changes and depends on
your individual actions with Twitter content.
The following cookies have been used in our test:

Name: personalization_id
Value: “v1_cSJIsogU51SeE111583687”
Purpose: This cookie stores information on how you use the website
and what ad may have led you to Twitter.

Expiry date: after
2 years

Name: lang
Value: en
Purpose: This cookie stores your deafault or preferred language.
Expiry date: after end of session

Name: guest_id
Value: 111583687v1%3A157132626
Purpose: This cookie is set to identify you as a guest.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: fm
Value: 0
Purpose: Unfortunately, we could not find out the purpose of this
Expiry date: after end of session

Name: external_referer
Value: 1115836872beTA0sf5lkMrlGt
Purpose: This cookie collects anonymous data, such as how often you
visit Twitter and how long you visit Twitter.
Expiry date: after 6 days

Name: eu_cn
Value: 1
Purpose: This cookie stores user activity and is used for Twitter’s
various advertising purposes.
Expiry date: after one year

Name: ct0
Value: c1179f07163a365d2ed7aad84c99d966
Purpose: Unfortunately we could not find any information on this
Expiry date: after 6 hours

Name: _twitter_sess
Value: 53D%253D–dd0248111583687-
Purpose: With this cookie you can use functions within Twitter’s
Expiry date: after end of session

Note: Twitter
also works with third parties. Therefore, we have recognized the three Google
Analytics cookies _ga, _gat, _gid in our test.

On the one hand, Twitter uses the collected data for
gaining better understand on user behaviour, and thus to improve their own
services and advertising offers. On the other hand, the data are also used for
internal security measures.

How long and where are the data stored?

When Twitter collects data from other websites, after
a maximum of 30 days, they will be deleted, summarized or otherwise concealed.
Twitter’s servers are in various server centres in the United States.
Accordingly, it can be assumed that the gathered data will be collected and
stored in America. In our research we could not clearly determine whether
Twitter also owns servers in Europe. Generally, Twitter may keep collected data
stored until either the data are no longer useful to the company, until you delete
the data or until a potential legal deletion period has been reached.

How can I delete my data or prevent data retention?

In their Privacy Policy, Twitter repeatedly emphasize
that they do not save data from external website visits, provided you or your
browser are in the European Economic Area or Switzerland. However, if you
interact directly with Twitter, the company will of course store your data.

If you have a Twitter account, you can manage your
data by clicking on “More” under the “Profile” button. Then click on “Settings
and privacy”. Here you can manage data processing individually.

If you do not have a Twitter account, you can go
to and
click “Settings”. At “Personalization and data” you can manage data that is
collected on you.

As mentioned above, most data are stored via cookies,
which you can manage, deactivate or delete in your browser. Please note that
when changing cookie settings in your browser, the edits will only affect that
very browser. This means that if you use another browser in the future, you
will have to manage your cookie settings there again. In the following you will
find instructions for managing cookies in the most popular browsers.

Chrome: Clear, enable and manage
cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website
data in Safari

Firefox: Clear cookies and site data
in Firefox

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage

Microsoft Edge: Delete cookies in
Microsoft Edge

You can also set your browser to notify you about each
individual cookie. This lets you decide individually whether you want to allow
or deny a cookie.

Twitter also uses the data for personalised
advertising in-and outside of Twitter. You can switch off personalised
advertising in the settings under “Personalization and data”. If you use
Twitter on a browser, you can deactivate personalised advertising at

Twitter is an active participant in the EU-U.S.
Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures correct data transmission
between the USA and the European Union. You can learn more about it at

We hope we could give you a basic overview of
Twitter’s data processing. We do not receive any data from Twitter and are not
responsible for what Twitter does with your data. If you have any further
questions on this topic, we recommend reading Twitter’s privacy statement

5 Google reCAPTCHA

Our primary goal is to provide you an experience on
our website that is as secure and protected as possible. To do this, we use
Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA
94043, USA). With reCAPTCHA we can determine whether you are a real person from
flesh and bones, and not a robot or a spam software. By spam we mean any
electronically undesirable information we receive involuntarily. Classic
CAPTCHAS usually needed you to solve text or picture puzzles to check. But
thanks to Google’s reCAPTCHA you usually do have to do such puzzles. Most of
the times it is enough to simply tick a box and confirm you are not a bot. With
the new Invisible reCAPTCHA version you don’t even have to tick a box. In this
privacy policy you will find out how exactly this works, and what data is used
for it.

What is reCAPTCHA?

reCAPTCHA is a free captcha service from Google that
protects websites from spam software and misuse by non-human visitors. This
service is used the most when you fill out forms on the Internet. A captcha
service is a type of automatic Turing-test that is designed to ensure specific
actions on the Internet are done by human beings and not bots. During the
classic Turing-test (named after computer scientist Alan Turing), a person
differentiates between bot and human. With Captchas, a computer or software
program does the same. Classic captchas function with small tasks that are easy
to solve for humans but provide considerable difficulties to machines. With
reCAPTCHA, you no longer must actively solve puzzles. The tool uses modern risk
techniques to distinguish people from bots. The only thing you must do there,
is to tick the text field “I am not a robot”. However, with Invisible reCAPTCHA
even that is no longer necessary. reCAPTCHA, integrates a JavaScript element
into the source text, after which the tool then runs in the background and
analyses your user behaviour. The software calculates a so-called captcha score
from your user actions. Google uses this score to calculate the likelihood of
you being a human, before entering the captcha. reCAPTCHA and Captchas in
general are used every time bots could manipulate or misuse certain actions
(such as registrations, surveys, etc.).

Why do we use reCAPTCHA on our website?

We only want to welcome people from flesh and bones on
our side and want bots or spam software of all kinds to stay away. Therefore,
we are doing everything we can to stay protected and to offer you the highest
possible user friendliness. For this reason, we use Google reCAPTCHA from
Google. Thus, we can be pretty sure that we will remain a “bot-free” website.
Using reCAPTCHA, data is transmitted to Google to determine whether you
genuinely are human. reCAPTCHA thus ensures our website’s and subsequently your
security. Without reCAPTCHA it could e.g. happen that a bot would register as
many email addresses as possible when registering, in order to subsequently
“spam” forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content. With reCAPTCHA we can
avoid such bot attacks.

What data is stored by reCAPTCHA?

reCAPTCHA collects personal user data to determine
whether the actions on our website are made by people. Thus, IP addresses and
other data Google needs for its reCAPTCHA service, may be sent to Google.
Within member states of the European Economic Area, IP addresses are almost
always compressed before the data makes its way to a server in the USA.
Moreover, your IP address will not be combined with any other of Google’s data,
unless you are logged into your Google account while using reCAPTCHA. Firstly,
the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks whether Google cookies from other Google
services (YouTube, Gmail, etc.) have already been placed in your browser. Then
reCAPTCHA sets an additional cookie in your browser and takes a snapshot of
your browser window.

The following list of collected browser and user data
is not exhaustive. Rather, it provides examples of data, which to our
knowledge, is processed by Google.

Referrer URL (the address of the page the visitor has
come from)

IP-address (z.B.

Information on the operating system (the software that
enables the operation of your computers. Popular operating systems are Windows,
Mac OS X or Linux)

Cookies (small text files that save data in your

Mouse and keyboard behaviour (every action you take
with your mouse or keyboard is stored)

Date and language settings (the language and date you
have set on your PC is saved)

All Javascript objects (JavaScript is a programming
language that allows websites to adapt to the user. JavaScript objects can
collect all kinds of data under one name)

Screen resolution (shows how many pixels the image
display consists of)

Google may use and analyse this data even before you
click on the “I am not a robot” checkmark. In the Invisible reCAPTCHA version,
there is no need to even tick at all, as the entire recognition process runs in
the background. Moreover, Google have not given details on what information and
how much data they retain.

The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: With the
following list we are referring to Google’s reCAPTCHA demo version  here.
For tracking purposes, all these cookies require a unique identifier. Here is a
list of cookies that Google reCAPTCHA has set in the demo version:

Name: IDE
Value: WqTUmlnmv_qXyi_DGNPLESKnRNrpgXoy1K-pAZtAkMbHI-111583687-8
Purpose:This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to
register and report a user’s interactions with advertisements. With it, ad
effectiveness can be measured, and appropriate optimisation measures can be
taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain
Expiry date: after one year

Name: 1P_JAR
Value: 2019-5-14-12
Purpose: This cookie collects website usage statistics and measures
conversions. A conversion e.g. takes place, when a user becomes a buyer. The
cookie is also used to display relevant adverts to users. Furthermore, the
cookie can prevent a user from seeing the same ad more than once.
Expiry date: after one month

Name: ANID
Value: U7j1v3dZa1115836870xgZFmiqWppRWKOr
Purpose:We could not find out much about this cookie. In Google’s privacy
statement, the cookie is mentioned in connection with “advertising cookies”
such as “DSID”, “FLC”, “AID” and “TAID”. ANID is stored under the domain
Expiry date: after 9 months

Purpose: This cookie stores the status of a user’s consent to the use of
various Google services. CONSENT also serves to prevent fraudulent logins and
to protect user data from unauthorised attacks.
Expiry date: after 19 years

Name: NID
Value: 0WmuWqy111583687zILzqV_nmt3sDXwPeM5Q
Purpose: Google uses NID to customise advertisements to your Google searches.
With the help of cookies, Google “remembers” your most frequently entered
search queries or your previous ad interactions. Thus, you always receive
advertisements tailored to you. The cookie contains a unique ID to collect
users’ personal settings for advertising purposes.
Expiry date: after 6 months

Name: DV
Value: gEAABBCjJMXcI0dSAAAANbqc111583687-4
Purpose: This cookie is set when you tick the “I am not a robot” checkmark.
Google Analytics uses the cookie personalised advertising. DV collects
anonymous information and is also used to distinct between users.
Expiry date: after 10 minutes

Note: We do not claim for this list to be extensive,
as Google often change the choice of their cookies.

How long and where are the data stored?

Due to the integration of reCAPTCHA, your data will be
transferred to the Google server. Google have not disclosed where exactly this
data is stored, despite repeated inquiries. But even without confirmation from
Google, it can be assumed that data such as mouse interaction, length of stay
on a website or language settings are stored on the European or American Google
servers. The IP address that your browser transmits to Google does generally
not get merged with other Google data from the company’s other services.
However, the data will be merged if you are logged in to your Google account
while using the reCAPTCHA plug-in. Google’s diverging privacy policy applies
for this.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

If you want to prevent any data about you and your
behaviour to be transmitted to Google, you must fully log out of Google and
delete all Google cookies before visiting our website or use the reCAPTCHA
software. Generally, the data is automatically sent to Google as soon as you
visit our website. To delete this data, you must contact Google Support

If you use our website, you agree that Google LLC and
its representatives automatically collect, edit and use data.

You can find out more about reCAPTCHA on Google’s Developers page.
While Google do give more detail on the technical development of reCAPTCHA
there, they have not disclosed precise information about data retention and
data protection. A good, basic overview of the use of data however, can be
found in the company’s internal privacy policy at

6 TLS encryption with https

We use https to transfer information on the internet
in a tap-proof manner (data protection through technology design Article 25 Section 1 GDPR).
With the use of TLS (Transport Layer Security), which is an encryption protocol
for safe data transfer on the internet, we can ensure the protection of
confidential information. You can recognise the use of this safeguarding tool
by the little lock-symbol, which is situated in your browser’s top left corner,
as well as by the use of the letters https (instead of http) as a part of our
web address.

7 Mouseflow

This website uses features of the web analytics
service Smartlook provided by:

Mouseflow, Inc.
01 Congress Ave
Suite 150
Austin, TX 78701
United States

Flaesketorvet 68
1711 Copenhagen V

With the help of this service, mouse movements and
heat maps on our website are recorded – anonymously – in order to constantly
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8 Responsibility for the storage of data

Lawgitise GmbH

Address: Sieveringerstrasse 65/2/11 A-1190 Wien

Object of the company:

– Business consulting including business organization

– Marketing consulting

VAT number: ATU64378845 (Jurisdiction Vienna)

Company registration number: 314835 v (Member of the
Vienna Chamber of Commerce)

Mail: dataprivacy at

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