Privacy policy

 

Privacy

We have drawn up this data protection declaration (version 08.06.2020-211128401) to explain to you, In accordance with the provisions of the basic data protection regulation (EU) 2016/679, what information we collect, how we use data, and what decision-making options you have as a visitor to this website.

Unfortunately it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to describe the most important things as simple and clear as possible.

Automatic data storage

When you visit websites today, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.

When you visit our website as you are doing right now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically saves data such as

  • the address (URL) of the accessed website
  • Browser and browser version
  • the operating system used
  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • the host name and IP address of the device being accessed
  • Date and time

in files (web server log files).

Usually, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful behavior.

Cookies

Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
In the following we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following privacy policy.

What exactly are cookies?

Whenever you surf the Internet, you use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

One thing cannot be dismissed: Cookies are really useful little helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, since there are also other cookies for other applications. HTTP cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by our website. These cookie files are automatically stored in the cookie folder, the “brain” of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more attributes must also be specified.

Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you visit our site again, your browser transmits the “user-related” information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you the setting you are used to. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.

There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly from our site, third-party cookies are created by partner sites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie must be evaluated individually, as each cookie stores different data. Also the expiration time of a cookie varies from a few minutes up to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, trojans or other “pests”. Cookies also cannot access information on your PC.

Cookie data can look like this, for example:

Name: _ga
Wert: GA1.2.1326744211.152211128401-6
Purpose: differentiation of website visitors
Expiration date: after 2 years

A browser should be able to support these minimum sizes:

  • At least 4096 bytes per cookie
  • At least 50 cookies per domain
  • At least 3000 cookies in total

What types of cookies are there?

The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the privacy policy. At this point we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies.

You can distinguish 4 types of cookies:

Essential cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic website functions. For example, these cookies are needed when a user places a product in the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and only proceeds to checkout later. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.

Appropriate Cookies
These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are also used to measure the loading time and the behaviour of the website with different browsers.

Target-oriented cookies
These cookies make for a better user experience. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are stored.

Advertising cookies
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They serve to provide the user with individually adapted advertising. This can be very practical, but also very annoying.

Usually the first time you visit a website, you will be asked which of these cookie types you wish to accept. And of course this decision is also stored in a cookie.

How can I delete cookies?

How and whether you want to use cookies is up to you. Regardless of the service or website from which the cookies originate, you always have the option to delete, disable or only partially allow cookies. For example, you can block third-party cookies, but allow all other cookies.

If you want to find out which cookies are stored in your browser when you change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. So you can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow the cookie or not. The procedure is different for each browser. The best way is to search the instructions in Google with the search term “Delete Chrome cookies” or “Disable Chrome cookies” in case of a Chrome browser.

What about my privacy?

Since 2009 there are the so-called “cookie guidelines”. This states that the storage of cookies requires your consent. Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these directives. In Austria, however, this Directive was transposed in § 96 (1). 3 of the Telecommunications Act (TKG).

If you want to know more about cookies and are not afraid of technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.

Storage of personal data

Personal information that you submit to us electronically on this website, such as your name, e-mail address, postal address or other personal information when submitting a form or comments on the blog, together with the time and IP address, will only be used by us for the stated purpose, kept securely stored and not disclosed to third parties.

We therefore only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We will not pass on your personal data without your consent, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful behavior.

If you send us personal data by e-mail – thus off this website – we cannot guarantee secure transmission and the protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data by e-mail without encryption.

Rights according to the basic data protection regulation

According to the provisions of the DSGVO and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG), you are basically entitled to the following rights:

  • Right of rectification (Article 16 DSGVO)
  • Right of deletion (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 DSGVO)
  • Right to restrict processing (Article 18 DSGVO)
  • Right of notification – Obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 DPA)
  • Right to data transferability (Article 20 DSGVO)
  • Right of objection (Article 21 DSGVO)
  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 DSGVO)

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your rights under data protection law have otherwise been violated, you can complain to the supervisory authority, which in Austria is the data protection authority, whose website you can find at https://www.dsb.gv.at/.

Evaluation of visitor behavior

In the following data protection declaration, we inform you about whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. The evaluation of the collected data is usually anonymous and we cannot infer your identity from your behavior on this website.

You can find out more about how to object to this evaluation of visit data in the following data protection declaration.

TLS encryption with https

We use https to transmit data tap-proof on the Internet (data protection through technology design article 25 paragraph 1 DSGVO). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transmission security by the small lock symbol in the upper left corner of the browser and the use of the scheme https (instead of http) as part of our internet address.

Google Maps Privacy Policy

We use on our website Google Maps of the company Google Inc. For the European region, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. With Google Maps we can show you locations better and thus adapt our service to your needs. By using Google Maps, data is transferred to Google and stored on Google’s servers. Here we want to go into more detail about 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 map service of the company Google. With Google Maps you can search online for exact locations of cities, places of interest, accommodations or companies using a PC, tablet or app. If companies are represented on Google My Business, additional information about the company is displayed next to the location. In order to display directions, map sections of a location can be integrated into a website using HTML code. Google Maps shows the earth’s surface as a road map or as an aerial or satellite image. Thanks to the Street View images and high-quality satellite images, very accurate representations are possible.

Why do we use Google Maps on our website?

All our efforts on this site are aimed at providing you with a useful and meaningful time on our website. By integrating Google Maps, we can provide you with the most important information on various locations. You can see at a glance where we have our company headquarters. The route description always shows you the best or fastest way to reach us. You can retrieve the directions for routes by car, by public transport, on foot or by bicycle. For us, providing Google Maps is part of our customer service.

Which data is stored by Google Maps?

For Google Maps to offer its service fully, the company must collect and store data about you. This includes the search terms entered, your IP address, and also the latitude and longitude coordinates. If you use the route planner function, the entered start address is also saved. However, this data storage happens on the websites of Google Maps. We can only inform you about it, but we cannot influence it. Since we have integrated Google Maps into our website, Google sets at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behavior. Google uses this data primarily to optimize its own services and to provide individual, personalized advertising for you.

The following cookie is set in your browser due to the integration of Google Maps:

Name: NID
value: 188=h26c1Ktha7fCQTx8rXgLyATyITJ211128401-5
Purpose: NID is used by Google to adapt advertisements to your Google search. Google uses the cookie to “remember” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. So you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect your personal preferences for advertising purposes.
Expiration date: after 6 months

Note: We cannot guarantee the completeness of the stored data. Especially when using cookies, changes can never be ruled out. To identify the cookie NID, a separate test page was created where only Google Maps was integrated.

How long and where is the data stored?

The Google servers are located in data centers around the world. However, most servers are located in America. For this reason, your data is also increasingly stored in the USA. Here you can find out exactly where the Google data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=en

Google distributes the data on different data carriers. This means that the data can be retrieved more quickly and is better protected against any attempts at manipulation. Each data center also has special emergency programs. If, for example, there are problems with the Google hardware or a natural disaster paralyzes the servers, the data is still protected.

Google stores some data for a fixed period of time. For other data Google only offers the possibility to delete them manually. In addition, the Company also anonymizes information (such as advertising data) in server logs by storing part of the IP address and cookie information according to 9 and 18 Months deleted

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

With the automatic deletion of location and activity data introduced in 2019, location and web/app activity information is stored for either 3 or 18 months, depending on your decision, and then deleted. In addition, you can also manually delete this data from the history at any time using your Google Account. If you want to completely prevent your location detection, you must pause the “Web and App Activity” section in your Google Account. Click “Data and personalization” and then the “Activity setting” option. Here you can switch the activities on or off.

You can also deactivate, delete or manage individual cookies in your browser. Depending on the browser you use, this always works slightly differently. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. This allows you to decide for each cookie whether you want to allow it or not.

Google is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI. If you would like to learn more about Google’s data processing, we recommend that you read the company’s own privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Fonts Privacy Policy

On our website we use Google Fonts. These are the “Google Fonts” of the company Google Inc. For the European region, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services.

To use Google fonts, you do not need to log in or set a password. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google Account, you do not need to worry about your Google Account information being submitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google records the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this data securely. We will see in detail how the data storage looks like.

What are Google Fonts?

Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is a directory of over 800 fonts that Google makes available to its users for free.

Many of these fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License, while others are released under the Apache license. Both are free software licenses.

Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?

With Google Fonts we can use fonts on our own website and do not have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important component to keep the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the web, which saves data volume and is a great advantage especially for use on mobile devices. When you visit our site, the low file size ensures a fast loading time. Furthermore, Google Fonts are secure Web Fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems, and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can visually distort some texts or entire web pages. Thanks to the fast Content Delivery Network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod). So we use Google fonts to make our entire online service as beautiful and consistent as possible.

Which data is stored by Google?

When you visit our website, the fonts are reloaded via a Google server. Through this external call, data is transmitted to the Google servers. This way Google also recognizes that you or your IP address is visiting our website. The Google Fonts API is designed to reduce the use, storage, and collection of end-user data to what is necessary for proper font deployment. By the way, API stands for “Application Programming Interface” and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software sector.

Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests at Google and is therefore protected. Through the collected usage figures, Google can determine how well the individual fonts are received. Google publishes the results on internal analysis pages, such as Google Analytics. Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites use Google fonts. This data is published in the BigQuery database of Google Fonts. Entrepreneurs and developers use the Google web service BigQuery to examine and move large amounts of data.

It should be noted, however, that each Google Font request automatically sends information such as language settings, IP address, browser version, screen resolution, and browser name to the Google servers. Whether this data is also stored cannot be clearly determined or is not clearly communicated by Google.

How long and where is the data stored?

Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This allows us to use the fonts with the help of a Google style sheet. A style sheet is a format template that can be used to easily and quickly change the design or font of a website, for example.

The font files are stored at Google for one year. Google is thus pursuing the goal of fundamentally improving the loading time of websites. When millions of web pages link to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and reappear immediately on all other web pages visited later. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage and improve design.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when the page is called up. To delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google Support at https://support.google.com/?hl=en&tid=211128401 contact us. In this case you only prevent data storage if you do not visit our site.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we have unlimited access to a sea of fonts to get the most out of our website. More about Google Fonts and other questions can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=211128401. Although Google addresses data protection issues there, really detailed information about data storage is not included. It is relatively difficult to get really precise information about stored data from Google.

Which data is generally collected by Google and what this data is used for, you can also click https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ to read up.

Google Fonts Local Privacy Policy

On our website we use Google Fonts from Google Inc. The company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for the European area. We have integrated the Google fonts locally, i.e. on our web server – not on the Google servers. This means that there is no connection to Google servers and therefore no data transfer or storage.

What are Google Fonts?

In the past, Google Fonts was also called Google Web Fonts. This is an interactive directory with over 800 fonts, which Googleprovides free of charge. With Google Fonts you could use fonts without uploading them to your server. But to prevent any transmission of information to Google servers in this regard, we have downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way we act in accordance with data protection and do not send any data to Google Fonts.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we have unlimited access to a sea of fonts to get the most out of our website. More about Google Fonts and other questions can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=211128401.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy

We use on our website the analysis tracking tool Google Analytics (GA) of the American company Google Inc. For the European region, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. Google Analytics collects data about your actions on our website. For example, if you click on a link, this action is stored in a cookie and sent to Google Analytics. With the help of the reports we receive from Google Analytics, we can better tailor our website and services to your needs. In the following we will go into more detail about the tracking tool and inform you above all about what data is stored and how you can prevent this.

What is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is a tracking tool used for traffic analysis of our website. To make Google Analytics work, a tracking code is built into the code of our website. When you visit our website, this code records various actions that you perform on our website. As soon as you leave our website, this data is sent to the Google Analytics servers and stored there.

Google processes the data and we get reports about your user behavior. This can include the following reports:

  • Target group reports: Through target group reports we get to know our users better and know exactly who is interested in our service.
  • Ad reports: Ad reports make it easier for us to analyze and improve our online advertising.
  • Acquisition reports: Acquisition reports give us helpful information on how we can get more people interested in our service.
  • Behavioral Reports: Here we learn how you interact with our website. We can track which route you take on our site and which links you click on.
  • Conversion reports: Conversion is a process in which you perform a desired action based on a marketing message. For example, if you change from a mere website visitor to a buyer or newsletter subscriber. With the help of these reports we learn more about how our marketing measures are received by you. This is how we want to increase our conversion rate.
  • Real-time reports: Here we always know immediately what is happening on our website. For example, we see how many users are currently reading this text.

Why do we use Google Analytics on our website?

Our goal with this website is clear: We want to offer you the best possible service. The statistics and data from Google Analytics help us to achieve this goal.

The statistically evaluated data give us a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of our website. On the one hand, we can optimize our site so that it can be found more easily by interested people on Google. On the other hand, the data helps us to better understand you as a visitor. We therefore know exactly what we need to improve on our website in order to offer you the best possible service. The data also serves us to carry out our advertising and marketing measures more individually and cost-effectively. After all, it only makes sense to show our products and services to interested people.

Which data is stored by Google Analytics?

Google Analytics uses a tracking code to create a random, unique ID associated with your browser cookie. This way Google Analytics recognizes you as a new user. The next time you visit our site, you will be recognized as a “returning” user. All collected data is stored together with this User-ID. This is the only way to evaluate pseudonymous user profiles.

Labels such as cookies and app instance IDs measure your interactions on our site. Interactions are all kinds of actions you perform on our website. If you also use other Google systems (such as a Google account), data generated by Google Analytics can be linked to third-party cookies. Google does not pass on any Google Analytics data, unless we as the website operator authorize it. Exceptions may be made if required by law.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Name: _ga
value:2.1326744211.152211128401-5
Purpose: By default, analytics.js uses the _ga cookie to store the user ID. Basically, it serves to differentiate the website visitors.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: _gid
value:2.1687193234.152211128401-1
Purpose:The cookie is also used to differentiate website visitors
Expiration date: after 24 hours

Name: _gat_gtag_UA_value: 1
Purpose: Used to lower the request rate. If Google Analytics is provided via the Google Tag Manager, this cookie is named _dc_gtm_ .
Expiration date: after 1 minute

Name: AMP_TOKEN
Value: not specified
Purpose: The cookie has a token with which a User ID can be retrieved from the AMP Client ID Service. Other possible values indicate a logout, a request or an error.
Expiration date: after 30 seconds up to one year

Name: __utma
value:1564498958.1564498958.1564498958.1
Purpose: This cookie can be used to track your behavior on the site and measure performance. The cookie is updated each time information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: __utmt
value: 1
Purpose: The cookie is used like _gat_gtag_UA_ to throttle the request rate.
Expiration date: after 10 minutes

Name: __utmb
value:3.10.1564498958
Purpose: This cookie is used to determine new sessions. It is updated every time new data or information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiration date: after 30 minutes

Name: __utmc
value: 167421564
Purpose: This cookie is used to establish new sessions for returning visitors. This is a session cookie and is only stored until you close the browser.
Expiration date:After closing the browser

Name: __utmz
value: m|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/
Purpose: The cookie is used to identify the source of traffic to our website. This means that the cookie stores where you came to our website from. This could have been a different page or an advertisement.
Expiration date: after 6 months

Name: __utmv
Value: not specified
Purpose: The cookie is used to store user-defined user data. It is always updated when information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Note: This enumeration cannot claim to be complete, as Google always changes the choice of its cookies.

Here we show you an overview of the most important data collected with Google Analytics:

Heatmaps: Google creates so-called heat maps. Heatmaps show exactly those areas that you click on. This way we get information where you are “on the road” on our site.

Session duration: Google defines session duration as the time you spend on our site without leaving the site. If you have been inactive for 20 minutes, the session ends automatically.

bounce rate: A bounce is when you only look at one page on our website and then leave our website again.

Account creation:When you create an account or place an order on our website, Google Analytics collects this information.

IP address: The IP address is only shown in abbreviated form, so that no clear assignment is possible.

location: The IP address can be used to determine the country and your approximate location. This process is also called IP-location determination.

Technical Information: Technical information includes your browser type, Internet service provider, and screen resolution.

Source of origin: Google Analytics or we are of course also interested in which website or which advertisement brought you to our site.

Other data includes contact information, any ratings, playing media (e.g. when you play a video on our site), sharing content via social media, or adding to your favorites. The enumeration has no claim to completeness and only serves as a general orientation for data storage by Google Analytics.

How long and where is the data stored?

Google has distributed your servers around the world. Most servers are located in America and therefore your data is usually stored on American servers. Here you can find out exactly where the Google data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=en

Your data is distributed to different physical media. This has the advantage that the data can be retrieved faster and is better protected against manipulation. In every Google data center, there are appropriate emergency programs for your data. For example, if Google’s hardware fails or natural disasters paralyze servers, the risk of service interruption at Google remains low.

Google Analytics has a standard retention period of 26 months for your user data. Then your user data will be deleted. However, we do have the option to choose the period of retention of user data ourselves. We have five variants available for this:

  • Deletion after 14 months
  • Deletion after 26 months
  • Deletion after 38 months
  • Deletion after 50 months
  • No automatic deletion

When the specified period has expired, the data is deleted once a month. This retention period applies to your data associated with cookies, user recognition, and advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick domain cookies). Reporting results are based on aggregated data and are stored independently of user data. Aggregated data is a fusion of individual data into a larger unit.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

According to the data protection laws of the European Union, you have the right to obtain information about your data, update it, delete it or restrict it. By using the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js) you prevent Google Analytics from using your data. You can download the browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en download and install. Please note that this add-on only disables data collection by Google Analytics.

If you basically want to deactivate, delete or manage cookies (independent of Google Analytics), there are separate instructions for each browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

Google Analytics is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&tid=211128401. We hope we could give you the most important information about the data processing of Google Analytics. If you want to learn more about the tracking service, we recommend these two links: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Google Analytics IP anonymization

We have implemented the IP address anonymization of Google Analytics on this website. This function was developed by Google to enable this website to comply with the applicable data protection regulations and recommendations of local data protection authorities if they prohibit the storage of the full IP address. The anonymization or masking of the IP takes place as soon as the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network and before the data is saved or processed.

More information on IP anonymization can be found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en.

Google Analytics reports on demographic characteristics and interests

We have enabled the advertising reporting features in Google Analytics. The reports on demographic characteristics and interests contain information on age, gender and interests. This enables us to get a better picture of our users – without having to assign this data to individual persons. Learn more about the advertising functions on https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad.

You can control the use of your Google Account activities and information under “Advertising settings” on https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Google Analytics add-on for data processing

We have concluded a direct customer agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the “data processing addendum” in Google Analytics.

More about the data processing add-on for Google Analytics can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=de&utm_id=ad

Google Analytics Google Signals Privacy Policy

We have activated the Google signals in Google Analytics. For example, existing Google Analytics features (advertising reports, remarketing, cross-device reports, and reports on interests and demographics) will be updated to receive aggregated and anonymized information from you if you have allowed personalized ads in your Google Account.

The special thing about it is that it is cross-device tracking. This means your data can be analyzed across devices. By enabling Google signals, data is collected and linked to the Google Account. This allows Google to recognize, for example, when you view a product on our website from a smartphone and buy the product later from a laptop. Thanks to the activation of Google signals we can start device-spreading Remarketing campaigns, which would otherwise not be possible in this form. Remarketing means that we can also show you our offer on other websites.

Google Analytics also uses Google signals to collect additional visitor data such as location, search history, YouTube history, and information about your actions on our website. This gives us better advertising reports from Google and more useful information about your interests and demographics. This includes your age, what language you speak, where you live, or what gender you belong to. Furthermore, social criteria such as your profession, your marital status, or your income are added. All these features help Google Analytics to define groups of people or target groups.

The reports also help us to better assess your behavior, wishes and interests. This enables us to optimize and adapt our services and products to you. These data expire by default after 26 months. Please note that this information is only collected if you have allowed personalized advertising in your Google Account. It is always summarized and anonymous data and never data of individual persons. In your Google Account, you can manage or delete this data.

Facebook-Pixel Privacy Policy

We use the Facebook pixel of Facebook on our website. Therefore we have implemented a code on our website. The Facebook pixel is a snippet of JavaScript code that loads a collection of features that allow Facebook to track your user actions if you came to our website via Facebook ads. For example, when you purchase a product on our website, the Facebook pixel is triggered and stores your actions on our website in one or more cookies. These cookies enable Facebook to compare your user data (customer data such as IP address, user ID) with the data of your Facebook account. Then Facebook deletes this data again. The collected data is anonymous and not visible to us and can only be used for advertising purposes. If you are a Facebook user yourself and are logged in, your visit to our website is automatically assigned to your Facebook user account.

We want to show our services or products only to people who are really interested in them. With the help of Facebook pixels, our advertising measures can be better tailored to your wishes and interests. This way Facebook users (if they have allowed personalized advertising) get to see matching ads. Furthermore, Facebook uses the collected data for analysis purposes and its own advertisements.

In the following, we show you those cookies that were set by embedding Facebook pixels on a test page. Please note that these are sample cookies only. Different cookies are set depending on the interaction on our website.

Name: _fbp
value: fb.1.1568287647279.257405483-6211128401-7
Purpose: This cookie uses Facebook to display advertising products.
Expiration date: after 3 months

Name: fr
value: 0aPf312HOS5Pboo2r..Bdeiuf…1.0.Bdeiuf.
Purpose: This cookie is used to make Facebook pixels work properly.
Expiration date: after 3 months

Name: comment_author_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062211128401-3
Value: Name of the author
Purpose: This cookie stores the text and name of a user who, for example, leaves a comment.
Expiration date: after 12 months

Name: comment_author_url_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062
value:https%3A%2F%2Fww.test page…%2F (URL of the author)
Purpose: This cookie stores the URL of the website, which the user enters in a text field on our website.
Expiration date: after 12 months

Name: comment_author_email_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062
Value:e-mail address of the author
Purpose: This cookie stores the user’s e-mail address, if the user has provided it on the website.
Expiration date: after 12 months

Note:The cookies mentioned above refer to individual user behavior. Especially when using cookies, changes on Facebook can never be ruled out.

If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your settings for advertisements yourself at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. If you are not a Facebook user, you can generally manage your usage-based online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/. There you have the possibility to deactivate or activate providers.

If you would like to learn more about Facebook’s privacy practices, we encourage you to review the company’s own privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Facebook Automatic Advanced Matching Privacy Policy

We have also enabled Automatic Advanced Matching as part of the Facebook pixel feature. This pixel feature allows us to send a hashed email, name, gender, city, state, zip code, and date of birth, or phone number to Facebook as additional information if you have provided us with this information. This activation enables us to tailor advertising campaigns on Facebook even more precisely to people who are interested in our services or products.

Facebook Privacy Policy

We use selected tools from Facebook 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 help of these tools, we can offer you and people interested in our products and services the best possible offer. Below we provide an overview of the various Facebook tools, what data is sent to Facebook, and how you can delete this data.

What are Facebook tools?

Among many other products, Facebook also offers the so-called “Facebook Business Tools”. This is the official name of Facebook. But since the term is hardly known, we decided to call them simply Facebook tools. Among them are

  • Facebook Pixels
  • social plug-ins (such as the “Like” or “Share” button)
  • Facebook Login
  • Account Kit
  • APIs (Application Programming Interface)
  • SDKs (collection of programming tools)
  • Platform Integrations
  • Plugins
  • Codes
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Technologies and Services

Through these tools, Facebook extends services and has the ability to obtain information about user activities outside of Facebook.

Why do we use Facebook tools on our website?

We want to show our services and products only to people who are really interested in them. With the help of advertisements (Facebook Ads) we can reach exactly these people. However, Facebook needs information about people’s wishes and needs so that users can be shown appropriate advertising. For example, information about user behavior (and contact information) is provided to the company on our website. As a result, Facebook collects better user data and can show interested people the appropriate advertising about our products or services. The tools thus enable customized advertising campaigns on Facebook.

Facebook calls data about your behavior on our website “event data”. These are also used for measurement and analysis services. Facebook can thus produce “campaign reports” on our behalf about the impact of our advertising campaigns. analyses give us a better insight into how you use our services, website, or products. Thus we optimize your user experience on our website with some of these tools. For example, you can use social plug-ins to share content on our site directly on Facebook.

What data is stored by Facebook tools?

By using individual Facebook tools, personal data (customer data) can be sent to Facebook. Depending on the tools used, customer data such as name, address, telephone number, and IP address can be sent.

Facebook uses this information to match the data with the data it has about you (if you are a Facebook member). Before customer data is transmitted to Facebook, a so-called “hashing” process takes place. This means that a data set of any size is transformed into a string. This also serves to encrypt data.

In addition to the contact data, “event data” is also transmitted. By “event data” we mean the information we receive about you on our website. For example, which subpages you visit or which products you buy from us. Facebook does not share the information it receives with third parties (such as advertisers) unless the company has explicit permission or is legally required to do so. “Event data” can also be linked to contact data. This allows Facebook to offer better-personalized advertising. After the aforementioned reconciliation process, Facebook deletes the contact data again.

To deliver advertisements in an optimized way, Facebook uses the event data only if it has been combined with other data (collected by Facebook in another way). Facebook also uses this event data for security, protection, development and research purposes. Much of this data is transferred to Facebook via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used to store data or information in browsers. Depending on the tools you use and whether you are a Facebook member, different numbers of cookies are created in your browser. In the descriptions of the individual Facebook tools, we go into more detail about individual Facebook cookies. General information about the use of Facebook cookies can also be found at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies.

How long and where is the data stored?

In principle, Facebook stores data until it is no longer needed for its own services and Facebook products. Facebook has servers all over the world where its data is stored. However, customer data is deleted within 48 hours after it has been compared with your own user data.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

According to the data protection basic regulation you have the right to information, correction, transferability, and deletion of your data.

A complete deletion of the data will only occur if you completely delete your Facebook account. And this is how deleting your Facebook account works:

1) Click Settings on the right side of Facebook.

2) Then click on “Your Facebook Information” in the left column.

3) Now click “Deactivation and deletion”.

4) Now select “Delete account” and then click on “Next and delete account

5) Now enter your password, click on “Next” and then on “Delete account

The storage of the data that Facebook receives via our site is done, among other things, via cookies (e.g. with social plugins). In your browser, you can disable, delete or manage individual or all cookies. Depending on the browser you use, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. This allows you to decide for each cookie whether you want to allow it or not.

Facebook is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC. We hope we have provided you with the most important information about the use and data processing by Facebook tools. If you want to learn more about how Facebook uses your data, we recommend that you read the data policy on https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

Facebook Social Plug-ins Privacy Policy

On our website there are so-called social plug-ins of the company Facebook Inc. built-in. You can recognize these buttons by the classic Facebook logo, such as the “Like” button (the hand with the thumb raised) or by a unique “Facebook Plug-in” label. A social plugin is a small part of Facebook that is integrated into our site. Each plug-in has its own function. The most used functions are the well-known “Like” and “Share” buttons.

The following social plug-ins are offered by Facebook:

  • “Save” button
  • “like” button, share, send and quote
  • Page plug-in
  • Comments
  • Messenger-Plug-in
  • Embedded contributions and video players
  • Group Plug-in

At https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins you can find more information on how to use the individual plug-ins. We use the social plug-ins, on the one hand, to offer you a better user experience on our site, on the other hand, because Facebook can use them to optimize our ads.

If you have a Facebook account or have visited facebook.com before, Facebook has already set 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 site or interact with social plug-ins (e.g. the “Like” button).

The information received will be deleted or made anonymous within 90 days. According to Facebook, this data includes your IP address, which website you visited, the date, time, and other information concerning your browser.

To prevent Facebook from collecting a lot of data during your visit to our website and connecting it with Facebook data, you must log off (log out) from Facebook during your visit to the website.

If you are not logged into 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 visit can be transmitted to Facebook. We would like to point out that we do not know the exact content of the data. However, according to our current state of knowledge, we try to inform you as well as possible about data processing. You can also read how Facebook uses the data in the company’s data policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

The following cookies are at least set in your browser when you visit a website with social plug-ins from Facebook

Name: dpr
Value: not specified
Purpose: This cookie is used to make the social plug-ins on our website work.
Expiration date:after session ends

Name: fr
value: 0jieyh4211128401c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j…1.0.Bde09j
Purpose: The cookie is also necessary for the plug-ins to work properly.
Expiration date: after 3 months

Note: These cookies were set after a test, even if you are not a Facebook member.

If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your settings for advertisements yourself at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. If you are not a Facebook user, you can manage your usage-based online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/. There you have the possibility to deactivate or activate providers.

If you would like to learn more about Facebook’s privacy practices, we encourage you to review the company’s own privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

LinkedIn Privacy Policy

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

By embedding such plug-ins, data can be sent to LinkedIn, stored and processed there. In this privacy policy, we would like to inform you which data is involved, how the network uses this data, and how you can manage or prevent the storage of data.

What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the largest social network for business contacts. In contrast to Facebook, for example, the company focuses exclusively on establishing business contacts. Companies can present services and products on the platform and establish business relationships. Many people also use LinkedIn for job search 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. It is not possible to follow all social media channels individually. Even if, as in our case, it would be worth it. Because again and again, we post interesting news or reports that are worth spreading. Therefore we have created the possibility on our website to share interesting content directly on LinkedIn or to link directly to our LinkedIn page. We consider built-in social plug-ins an extended service on our website. The data that LinkedIn collects also helps us to show possible advertising measures only to people who are interested in our offer.

Which data is stored by LinkedIn?

Simply by integrating social plug-ins, LinkedIn does not store any personal data. LinkedIn calls these data, which are generated by plug-ins, passive impressions. However, if you click on a social plug-in, for example, to share our content, the platform stores personal data as so-called “active impressions”. This is true regardless of whether you have a LinkedIn account or not. If you are logged in, the collected data will be assigned to your account.

Your browser connects directly to LinkedIn’s servers when you interact with our plug-ins. For example, the company logs various usage data. In addition to your IP address, this may include registration data, device information or information about your Internet or mobile phone provider. If you access LinkedIn services from your smartphone, your location (after you have allowed it) can also be determined. LinkedIn may also share this information in a “hashed” form with third-party advertisers. Hashing means that a record is converted into a string. This makes it possible to encrypt the data so that people cannot be identified.

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

Various tests also show which cookies are set when a user interacts with a social plug-in. The data found cannot claim to be complete and serve only as an example. The following cookies were set without being registered with LinkedIn:

Name: bcookie
value: =2&34aab2aa-2ae1-4d2a-8baf-c2e2d7235c16211128401-
Purpose: The cookie is a so-called “browser ID cookie” and thus stores your identification number (ID).
Expiration date: After 2 years

Name: long
value: v=2&lang=de-de
Purpose: This cookie stores your preset or preferred language.
Expiration date:after session ends

Name: lidc
value: 1818367:t=1571904767:s=AQF6KNnJ0G211128401…
Purpose: This cookie is used for routing. Routing records how you got to LinkedIn and how you navigate through the website.
Expiration date: after 24 hours

Name: rtc
value: kt0lrv3NF3x3t6xvDgGrZGDKkX
Purpose: No further information could be found out about this cookie.
Expiration date: after 2 minutes

Name: JSESSIONID
value: ajax:2111284012900777718326218137
Purpose: This is a session cookie that LinkedIn uses to maintain anonymous user sessions through the server.
Expiration date:after session ends

Name: bscookie
value: „v=1&201910230812…
Purpose: This cookie is a security cookie. LinkedIn describes it as a Secure Browser ID cookie.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: fid
value: AQHj7Ii23ZBcqAAAA…
Purpose: No further information could be found for this cookie.
Expiration date: after 7 days

Note: LinkedIn also works with third-party providers. This is why we recognized the two Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gat during our test.

How long and where is the data stored?

Generally, LinkedIn will retain your personal information for as long as the company considers it necessary to provide its services. However, LinkedIn will delete your personal information when you delete your account. In some exceptional cases, LinkedIn may retain some information in aggregate and anonymous form even after your account is deleted. Once you delete your account, other people will not be able to see your data within one day. LinkedIn always deletes the data within 30 days. LinkedIn does, however, retain data if it is necessary for legal reasons. Data that can no longer be assigned to a person remains stored even after the account has been closed. The data is stored on different servers in America and probably also in Europe.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

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. You may also request a copy of your personal information from LinkedIn.

To access the account information in your LinkedIn profile

Click on your profile icon in LinkedIn and select the “Settings and Privacy” section. Now click on “Privacy” and then in the section “How LinkedIn uses your data” click on “Change”. In just a short time you can download selected data about your web activity and account history.

You also have the option in your browser to prevent LinkedIn from processing your data. As mentioned above, LinkedIn stores most information through cookies that are set in your browser. You can manage, disable, or delete these cookies. Depending on which browser you have, the administration works slightly differently. The instructions for the most common browsers can be found here:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

You can also configure your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is 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 Framework. This framework ensures a correct data transfer between the USA and the European Union. You can find out more at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0. We have tried to provide you with the most important information about data processing by LinkedIn. At https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy you can learn more about the data processing of the social media network LinkedIn.

Google reCAPTCHA Privacy Policy

Our primary goal is to make our website as secure and secure as possible for you and for us. To ensure this, we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. For the European region, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. With reCAPTCHA we can determine whether you are really a flesh and blood person and not a robot or other spam software. By spam we mean any unsolicited information sent to us by electronic means. With the classic CAPTCHAS you usually had to solve text or picture puzzles for verification. With reCAPTCHA from Google we usually do not have to bother you with such puzzles. In most cases, all you need to do here is simply check the box to confirm that you are not a bot. With the new Invisible reCAPTCHA version you don’t even have to check the box. How exactly this works and, above all, what data is used for this purpose is explained in the course of this privacy policy.

What is reCAPTCHA?

reCAPTCHA is a free captcha service from Google that protects websites from spam software and abuse by non-human visitors. This service is most often used when you fill out forms on the Internet. A captcha service is a kind of automatic Turing test, which is supposed to ensure that an action on the internet is done by a human and not by a bot. In the classical Turing test (named after the computer scientist Alan Turing) a human being determines the difference between bot and human. With Captchas, this is also done by a computer or a software program. Classical captchas work with small tasks that are easy for humans to solve but have considerable difficulties for machines. With reCAPTCHA, you no longer have to actively solve puzzles. The tool uses modern risk techniques to distinguish people from bots. Here you only have to check the text field “I am not a robot” or with Invisible reCAPTCHA, even this is no longer necessary. With reCAPTCHA, a JavaScript element is embedded in the source code and then the tool runs in the background and analyzes your user behavior. From these user actions, the software calculates a so-called captcha score. Google uses this score to calculate the probability that you are a human being even before you enter the captcha. reCAPTCHA or Captchas, in general, are used whenever bots could manipulate or abuse certain actions (like registrations, polls, etc.).

Why do we use reCAPTCHA on our website?

We only want to welcome people of flesh and blood on our side. Bots or spam software of various kinds can safely stay at home. That’s why we pull out all the stops to protect ourselves and offer the best possible user-friendliness for you. For this reason we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google. So we can be pretty sure that we remain a “bot-free” website. By using reCAPTCHA, data is transmitted to Google to determine whether you are really a human being. reCAPTCHA serves the security of our website and consequently your security. For example, without reCAPTCHA, a bot might register as many e-mail addresses as possible during registration to “spam” forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.

Which data is stored by reCAPTCHA?

reCAPTCHA collects personal data from users to determine whether the actions on our website are really done by humans. Thus, the IP address and other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service can be sent to Google. IP addresses are almost always shortened within the member states of the EU or other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the data ends up on a server in the USA. The IP address will not be combined with other data from Google unless you are signed in to your Google Account while using reCAPTCHA. First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks whether Google cookies from other Google services (Youtube, Gmail, etc.) are already placed on 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 complete. Rather, they are examples of data that, to our knowledge, are processed by Google.

  • Referrer URL (the address of the page the visitor comes from)
  • IP address (z.B. 256.123.123.1)
  • Information about the operating system (the software that allows your computer to run. Known operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X or Linux)
  • Cookies (small text files that store data in your browser)
  • Mouse and keyboard behavior (every action you perform with the mouse or keyboard is saved)
  • Date and language settings (which language or date you have preset 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 consists of)

It is undisputed that Google uses and analyzes this data even before you click on the checkbox “I am not a robot”. With the Invisible reCAPTCHA version, even the ticking is omitted and the whole recognition process runs in the background. Exactly how much and which data Google stores are not known by Google in detail.

The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: Here we refer to the reCAPTCHA demo version from Google at https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo. All these cookies require a unique identifier for tracking purposes. Here is a list of cookies that Google reCAPTCHA has set on the demo version

Name: IDE
value: WqTUmlnmv_qXyi_DGNPLESKnRNrpgXoy1K-pAZtAkMbHI-211128401-8
Purpose: This cookie is set by the company DoubleClick (also owns Google) to register and report the actions of a user on the website in handling advertisements. Thus, the advertising effectiveness can be measured and appropriate optimization measures can be taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net
Expiration date: after one year

Name: 1P_JAR
value: 2019-5-14-12
Purpose: This cookie collects website usage statistics and measures conversions. A conversion occurs, for example, when a user becomes a buyer. The cookie is also used to show users relevant advertisements. Furthermore, the cookie can be used to prevent a user from seeing the same ad more than once.
Expiration date: after one month

Name: ANID
value: U7j1v3dZa2111284010xgZFmiqWppRWKOr
Purpose: We could not find out much information about this cookie. Google’s privacy policy mentions the cookie in connection with “advertising cookies” such as “DSID”, “FLC”, “AID”, “TAID”. ANID is stored under the domain google.com
Expiration date: after 9 months

Name: CONSENT
value: YES+AT.de+20150628-20-0
Purpose:The cookie stores the status of a user’s consent to use various Google services. CONSENT also serves security purposes to verify users, prevent credential fraud, and protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiration date: after 19 years

Name: NID
value: 0WmuWqy211128401zILzqV_nmt3sDXwPeM5Q
Purpose: NID is used by Google to adapt advertisements to your Google search. Google uses the cookie to “remember” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. So you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID to collect personal settings of the user for advertising purposes.
Expiration date: after 6 months

Name: DV
value: gEAABBCjJMXcI0dSAAAANbqc211128401-4
Purpose: As soon as you have ticked the “I am not a robot” checkbox, this cookie is set. The cookie is used by Google Analytics for personalized advertising. DV collects information in an anonymous form and is also used to make user distinctions.
Expiration date: after 10 minutes

Note: This list cannot claim to be complete, as experience has shown that Google always changes the choice of its cookies.

How long and where is the data stored?

By inserting reCAPTCHA, data is transferred from you to the Google server. Where exactly this data is stored is not clearly shown by Google, even after repeated requests. Without having received confirmation from Google, it can be assumed that data such as mouse interaction, time spent on the website, or language settings are stored on Google’s European or American servers. The IP address that your browser transmits to Google is generally not merged with other Google data from other Google services. However, if you are signed in to your Google Account while using the reCAPTCHA plug-in, the data will be merged, subject to Google’s different privacy policy.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

If you do not want any data about you or your behavior to be transmitted to Google, you must log off completely from Google and delete all Google cookies before you visit our website or use the reCAPTCHA software. In principle, the data is automatically transmitted to Google as soon as you access our site. To delete this data again, you must contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=en&tid=211128401.

So when you use our website, you agree that Google LLC and its agents automatically collect, process, and use data.

You can learn more about reCAPTCHA on Google’s web development page at https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/. Google goes into more detail about the technical development of the reCAPTCHA here, but exact information about data storage and data protection-relevant topics is also sought in vain. A good overview of the basic use of data at Google can be found in the company’s own privacy policy at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

 

 

Source: Created with the data protection generator of firmenwebseiten.at in cooperation with medwell24.at

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