Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 2018-06-12T09:31:28+00:00

Basic information

This Privacy Policy is intended to inform users of this website about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal information by the Austrian Economics Center.

The Austrian Economics Center takes your privacy very seriously and will treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the law. As changes to this Privacy Policy may be made through new technologies and the continued evolution of this Site, we encourage you to review the Privacy Policy periodically.

Definitions of the terms used (e.g. “personal data” or “processing”) can be found in Art. 4 GDPR.

Access data

We, the Austrian Economics Center, collect data on website access on the basis of our legitimate interest (see Article 6 (1) lit. DSGVO) and save it as “server log files” on the server of the website. The following data is logged:

  • Visited website
  • Time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source / reference from which you came to the page
  • Used browser
  • Operating system used
  • Used IP address

The server log files are stored for a maximum of 30 days and then deleted. The storage of the data is done for security reasons, e.g. to clarify cases of abuse. If data must be revoked for reasons of proof, they are excluded from the deletion until the incident has been finally clarified.

Range measurement & cookies

This website uses cookies for the pseudonymized range measurement, which are transmitted either from our server or the third party server to the user’s browser. Cookies are small files that are stored on your device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website.

Popular browsers offer the preference option of not allowing cookies. Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all the functions of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.

Collection and processing of personal data

The Austrian Economics Center collects, uses and discloses your personal data only if permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data.
Personal information means all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.

You can also visit this website without giving any personal information. To improve our online offer, however, we (without personal reference) store your access data on this website. These access data include, for example, the file you requested or the name of your Internet service provider. Due to the anonymization of the data, conclusions about your person are not possible.

– Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

– Contact form

Through the contact form, the data and the email address as well as the request are necessarily collected and processed in order to enable processing and answering of the request. In addition, the name and a subject can be specified and processed for easier communication.

– Send article

The e-mail address and the article are collected and processed via the form for submitting an article. In addition, it is possible to send comments to be considered when publishing the article.

– Newsletter registration

To register for the newsletter, it is necessary to collect and process your e-mail address. In addition, in order to better adapt the newsletter, data such as first name, last name and country can be given, which are also processed. Registration for the newsletter works via a double-opt-in procedure. In order to be able to prove a consent to the newsletter registration (necessary according to GDPR), we also store data such as the time of the registration confirmation.

– Internship

The internship application form at the Austrian Economics Center collects only data necessary to apply for internship. If your internship application is denied, this data will also be deleted immediately.

– Donation

For donations your name and e-mail address will be collected and processed in order to send you a donation receipt.

For tax deductability in Austria, the recepient of donations needs to forward the following data (that the donor provides the recepient with beforehand) to the Ministry of Finance: full name (as listed at the residents’ registration office) and date of birth.

– Event registration

For event registration, the name and the e-mail address are collected and processed. The e-mail address does not have to be specified, but if available it is used to inform about any changes to the event.

By participating in the event you agree to the use of photo, video and audio rights by the organizer.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this site may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, pictures, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave just as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with this embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to this site.

Google Analytics

Due to our legitimate interest, this website uses for the optimization and analysis of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR the “Google Analytics” service offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The service (Google Analytics) uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.

Google LLC complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

This website uses the IP anonymization. The IP address of the users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area and in the other contracting states of the agreement. Only in individual cases, the IP address is initially transferred unabridged to the United States to a Google server and shortened there. This reduction eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. The user’s IP address provided by the browser will not be combined with other data stored by Google.

Under the terms of the Order Data Agreement, which we have created as a website operator with Google Inc., the information we collect will be used to compile an evaluation of website activity and website activity, and to provide services related to internet usage.

The data collected by Google on our behalf will be used to evaluate the use of our online offering by individual users, such as, to generate activity reports on the website to improve our online offering.

You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all features of this website without restriction if your browser does not allow cookies.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link leads you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Newsletter

The Austrian Economics Center offers you a newsletter informing you about current happenings and offers. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, you must enter a valid e-mail address. By subscribing to the newsletter, you agree to receiving the newsletter and the procedures outlined above.

Cancellation and termination: You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and thus cancel the newsletter subscription. After your cancellation the deletion of your personal data takes place. Your consent to the newsletter shipping expires at the same time. At the end of each newsletter you will find the link to termination.

Rights of the user

As a user, you have the right to receive free information on request about which personal data has been stored about you. You also have the right to correct incorrect data and to restrict or delete your personal data. If applicable, you can also claim your right to data portability. If you believe your data has been processed unlawfully, you can file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory agency.

– Deletion of data

If your request does not conflict with a legal duty to store data (e.g. data retention), you have the right to delete your data. Data stored by us, if they are no longer necessary for their purpose and there are no legal retention periods, will be deleted. If deletion cannot be carried out because the data is required for legitimate legal purposes, data processing is restricted. In this case, the data is locked and not processed for other purposes.

– Right of objection

Users of this website may exercise their right of objection and object to the processing of their personal data at any time.

If you would like a correction, blocking, deletion or information about the personal data stored about you, or if you have questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data or if you would like to revoke your consent, please contact the following e-mail address: office@austriancenter.com