General data collection activities during website visits
Every time a data subject or an automated system accesses the website, we collect a range of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the server's log files. The data and information we collect are:
- an internet protocol address (IP address),
- the data and time of accessing the website,
- the exact page accessed on our website,
- the website from which you accessed our website (known as the referer),
- the browser used and the version of this browser,
- and the operating system used to access our website.
We process this data for the following purposes:
- to warrant a smooth connection with the website,
- to optimise content for you on our website,
- and to warrant system security and stability.
These points are both in your and our legitimate interest. Where necessary, we also use this data to meet our legal obligations in dealings with law enforcement agencies. We will never use the data collected to identify you as a person. The legal basis for this processing is article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We store these log files for a period of 2 months.
If you contact us using the form available on our website or by email, or send us your application, we will process the data you provide as well as the above mentioned general data. By using our form you agree that we may process your data. We will not disclose this data to any third party and will use the data exclusively for processing your request and for answering your enquiry. Your consent according to article 6 (1) (a) GDPR forms the legal basis for processing your data. In case you contact us by email, the basis is article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The data we collect during this process will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose you provided it. This is the case when the respective conversation is finished. This in turn is the case when your enquiry appears to be resolved completely. If you contact us for placing a contract, a further legal basis is article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. In this case we keep your enquiry as a business letter for 7 years.
Generally, you enjoy the following rights: the right to access your data, the right to rectification of your data, the right to erasure of your data, the right to restrict processing of your data, the right to data portability and the right to object to the processing of your data. If you believe that the processing of your data is in breach of data protection law, or your rights under data protection law are otherwise infringed, you may file a claim with the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the Data Protection Authority.
You will find further information on your rights at Website of the Austrian Economic Chambers.
Cookies and local data storage
We use Matomo to learn more about how visitors interact with our website. For that purpose, we collect certain data on visitors' behaviour on our website. We combine these data and use it to perform statistical analyses on an aggregated level. Among the data we collect and process are for example:
- which of our website's sub-sites a visitor is navigating to,
- how long a visitor remains on our website
- from which other website a visitor navigated to our website („referer“).
These data are collected and processed strictly anonymously. That means that we are not able to deduce information on any individual website visitor or identify them. Also, we do not combine these data with data from other sources, do not disclose these data to third parties within or outside of the European Union and do not use these data for individual profiling or solely automated decision-making.
You may object to the analyisis of your behaviour on our website, even though it is performed anonymously and no personal information is used in the process: