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Privacy Policy and Cookies

Privacy Policy for the CTR website (specific menu item: “Privacy Policy and Cookies”)

Data are protected by the framework provided by legal regulations. In the following you can find information about the data collected during your visit and how it is used.

 

Basic information on data processing

We collect, process and use the personal data of users exclusively in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. This means that user data are used only if permitted by law or if user consent has been granted.

We have introduced organisational, contractual and state of the art technological security measures to ensure compliance with the requirements of data protection laws and to protect the data managed by us from unintentional or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorised access.

 

Collecting, processing and using personal data

We use the personal data of users to provide our range of services.

If you contact us, for instance using the contact form, your data will be used to process your enquiry and stored in case subsequent questions should arise.

Personal data will be deleted insofar as it is no longer required or its deletion is not prevented by legal or organisational retention obligations.

 

Processing and transmission of data for project management, accounting / business transaction and marketing / acquisition

Link to data processing Project handling: pdf-file

Link to the privacy statement for accounting and business transactions: pdf-file

Link to Data Processing Marketing and Acquisition: pdf-file

 

Access data

The website only collects personal data to the necessary technical extent (i.e. the name of the queried file, date and time of the query, quantity of data transferred, report on the success of a query, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, the referring URL [the page last visited by the user] and the provider submitting the query). These data cannot be associated with a specific individual and will not be linked to data from other sources.

 

Cookies

Cookies are text files that are transferred by our web server or a third-party web server to the user’s browser and stored there for later use. Cookies can take the form of small text files or other kinds of stored information. This privacy policy informs users of the use of cookies for the purpose of pseudonymous range measurement.

This website can be viewed without the use of cookies. Users who do not wish to have cookies stored on their computer are requested to deactivate the relevant option in their browser’s system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the browser’s system settings. Rejecting cookies can lead to limited website functionality.

 

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website by users is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States.

Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website by users, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet use. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created using the processed data.

We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymisation. This means that Google will truncate the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.

Google will not associate the IP address transferred by the user’s browser with any other data held by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the corresponding setting in their browser software; furthermore, users can prevent the data collected by the cookie in connection with the use of this website from being transferred to and used by Google’s by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de .

You can find additional information on Google’s use of data for advertising purposes as well as information on discontinuation and objection options on Google’s website:

https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners  (“How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads  (“How Google uses cookies in advertising”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads  (“Control the information Google uses to show you ads”) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences  (“Control which advertisements Google shows you”).

 

Information on the newsletter and consent

The following is intended to inform you of the content of our newsletter, the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation processes and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the processes described in the following.

We send out newsletters, emails and other electronic messages containing advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or legal permission. A concrete description of the newsletter’s contents provided during the scope of registration is decisive for the consent of the user.

Subscribing to our newsletter is based on a so-called double-opt-in process. This means that you will receive an email after subscribing asking you to confirm your subscription. This confirmation is necessary to prevent anyone registering using another person’s email address.

Your newsletter registration will be documented in compliance with legal requirements that require us to keep a record of the registration process. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation as well as the IP address.

Newsletters are dispatched direct by CTR Carinthian Tech Research AG.

You can cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time, i.e. withdraw your consent. You can find a cancellation link at the end of each newsletter.

 

Google Re/Marketing Services

We use marketing and remarketing services (in short: “Google Marketing Services”) provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”).

Google Marketing Services enable us to place targeted advertisements for and on our website in order to show users only advertisements that are potentially of interest to them. Remarketing refers to showing users product advertisements for products in which they have shown an interest on other websites. To this end, when our website or other websites with activated Google Marketing Services are visited, Google directly executes a code that integrates (Re)marketing Tags (invisible graphic image or code, also known as “web beacons”) in the website. They are used to store a customised cookie (a small file) on the user’s device (comparable technologies can be used instead of cookies). Cookies can be set by various domains, among them google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com and googleadservices.com. The file logs the websites visited by the user, the content he is interested in and the offers he clicks on; it also stores information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time spent on the website and other information about the use of the online offer. The user’s IP address is also stored, whereby we inform users in relation to Google Analytics that the IP address will be truncated in Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area; only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to and truncated by Google servers in the USA. Google will not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google. Google can associate the preceding information with other information from different sources. When the user subsequently visits other websites, he may see adverts suitable for him and his interests.

User data are processed pseudonymously within the scope of Google Marketing Services, i.e. Google does not store and process the user’s name or email address, but rather the relevant data relating to the cookie in pseudonymised user profiles. This means that, from Google’s viewpoint, advertisements are not managed and displayed for an identifiable person but rather on behalf of the cookie owner, regardless of who the cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has expressly permitted Google to process data without pseudonymisation. User information collected by Google Marketing Services is transmitted to Google and stored on Google’s servers in the USA.

One of the Google Marketing Services we use is the online advertising programme “Google AdWords”. In the case of Google AdWords, every AdWords customer is given a different “conversion cookie”. This means that cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected by the cookie serves to compile conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided to use conversion tracking. AdWords customers are informed of the total number of users who have clicked on their adverts and were transferred to another website that has a conversion tracking tag. They do not, however, receive any information that would allow the identification of an individual user.

We may include third-party advertisements using the Google Marketing Service “DoubleClick”. DoubleClick uses cookies that enable Google and its partner websites to display advertisements based on the visits of users of this website and other websites.

We may include third-party advertisements using the Google Marketing Service “AdSense”. AdSense uses cookies that enable Google and its partner websites to display advertisements based on the visits of users of this website and other websites.

We may also use the “Google Tag Manager” to incorporate and manage Google analysis and marketing services in our website.

You can find additional information on Google’s use of data for marketing purposes on the following overview page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads; Google’s privacy policy is located here: www.google.com/policies/privacy.

If you object to interest-related marketing by Google Marketing Services, you can use the settings and opt-out options provided by Google: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences .

 

Facebook Social Plug-ins

Our website uses so-called Social Plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of the social network facebook.com operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plug-ins are recognisable by one of the Facebook logos (a white “f” on a blue tile, the term “Like” or the “thumbs up” sign) or the words “Facebook Social Plug-in”. You can view a list of Facebook Social Plug-ins and their appearance here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .

If a user calls up a function on this website that contains a plug-in, his device will create a direct connection to Facebook’s servers. Facebook transfers the content of the plug-in directly to the user’s device, where it is included in the online offering. User profiles can be created using the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the scope of data that Facebook collects with the help of the plug-in and can only inform the user on the basis of our knowledge.

The inclusion of the plug-in informs Facebook that the user has called up the website of the online offering. If the user is logged into Facebook at that time then Facebook can link the visit to his Facebook account. If the user interacts with a plug-in, e.g. by clicking the Like button or submitting a comment, the corresponding information is sent from the user’s device directly to Facebook and stored there. Even if the user is not a member of Facebook it is still possible for Facebook to determine and store his IP address. According to Facebook, only anonymised IP addresses are used in Germany.

Please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy for information on the purpose and scope of data collection, how it is processed and used, and your rights and settings options to protect your privacy. https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .

If a user is a member of Facebook and does not want Facebook to collect data relating to this website and associating it with his member data stored by Facebook, he must log out of Facebook and delete its cookies before using our website. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes can be made in the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads  or the American website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ . These settings are not platform-dependent, i.e. they will apply to all devices such as desktop computers and mobile devices.

 

Twitter buttons

This website uses Twitter buttons. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognisable by terms such as “Twitter” or “Follow” in combination with a stylised blue bird. These buttons can be used to share a contribution on this website via Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter.

If a user calls up a page on this website that contains such a button, his browser will create a direct connection to Twitter’s servers. Twitter will send the content of the Twitter button directly to the user’s browser. The website owner therefore has no influence on the scope of data that Twitter collects with the help of the plug-in and can only inform the user on the basis of his knowledge. According to this knowledge, only the user’s IP address is transmitted to the URL of the website in question when the button is acquired, but not for any other purpose than to display the button.

Further information can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy here: http://twitter.com/privacy .

 

Xing Share Buttons

This website uses the “XING Share Button”. When this website is called up a brief connection to servers of XING AG (“XING”) is created via the user’s browser through which “XING Share Button” functions are provided. XING does not store any personal user data in relation to his visit to this website. In particular, XING does not store IP addresses. Nor is user behaviour evaluated via the use of cookies in conjunction with the “XING Share Button”. Users can find the current privacy policy relating to the “XING Share Button” and additional information on this web page: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

 

LinkedIn

This website uses links to the “LinkedIn” platform. When this website is called up, a brief connection is created between the user’s browser and the servers of LinkedIn Ireland U.C. (“LinkedIn”) via which “LinkedIn” functions are provided. LinkedIn does not store any personal user data in relation to his visit to this website. In particular, LinkedIn does not store IP addresses. Nor is user behaviour evaluated via the use of cookies in conjunction with the “LinkedIn” link. Users can find the current privacy policy relating to the “LinkedIn” link and additional information on this web page: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE

 

Other integrated services and third-party content

It can happen that third-party content such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are incorporated in this website. This also presumes that the providers of such content (hereinafter “third-party providers”) know the user’s IP address. They cannot send content to the user’s browser if they do not know his IP address. The IP address is therefore a prerequisite for viewing such content. We endeavour only to use content whose providers use the IP addresses exclusively for the purpose of displaying content. However, we have no influence on third-party providers who store the IP address for statistical purposes. We inform users according to the extent of our knowledge.

 

User rights and the deletion of data

Users have a right on request to receive free of charge information about their personal data stored by us. Additionally, users have the right to have incorrect data corrected, to withdraw their consent and to have their personal data blocked and deleted; they are also entitled to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if they believe their personal data was not processed in accordance with legislation.

 

Changes to the data protection declaration

We reserve the right to change the data protection declaration to adapt it to changes in legislation or to changes affecting the service or data processing. However, this applies exclusively to declarations concerning data processing. If the consent of users is required or if components of the data protection declaration contain regulations concerning the contractual relationship with users, then such changes will only be made with the users’ consent. Users are requested to routinely review the content of this privacy policy.

 

Additional information

CTR Carinthian Tech Research AG endeavours to implement all technical and organisation options to store your personal data in a way that makes it inaccessible to third parties. It is not possible to guarantee comprehensive data security when communicating by email; we therefore recommend sending confidential information by post.

Our employees and the service providers appointed by us are obligated to maintain confidentiality and comply with the stipulations of federal data protection law and other professional data protection regulations.

 

Responsible in the sense of data protection legislation:

CTR Carinthian Tech Research AG

Europastrasse 12

9524 Villach

Telephone: 04242/56300

Email: info(at)ctr.at

 

 

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