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Data privacy

We have written this privacy statement (version 12/15/2020-211138101) to explain to you, in accordance with the requirements of the General 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 simply and clearly as possible when creating them.

Automatic data storage

Nowadays, when you visit websites, 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 stores data (webserver logfiles) such as:

  • the address (URL) of the accessed web page
  • browser and browser version
  • the operating system used
  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • the hostname and IP address of the device from which access is made
  • date and time

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

While using the website, we use sessionStorage to store data in your browser during the session. This data is automatically and immediately deleted when you close the tab.

Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation

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

  • Right of rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten") (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 DSGVO)
  • Right to notification - obligation to notify in connection with the rectification or erasure of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in any way, you may lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, which in Austria is the data protection authority, whose website can be found at

Eingebettete Social Media Elemente Datenschutzerklärung

We include elements of social media services on our website to display images, videos and text.
When you visit pages that display these elements, data is transmitted from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We have no access to this data.
The following links will take you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they handle your data:

SoundCloud Privacy Policy

We use functions (widgets) of the social media network SoundCloud of the company SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany on our website. You can recognise the widgets by the familiar orange logo. By using functions such as playing music, data is transmitted to SoundCloud, stored and analysed. In this privacy policy, we show you what data is involved, why we use SoundCloud and how you can manage or prevent your data or the data transfer.

What is SoundCloud?

The social media network SoundCloud is an online music platform that serves the exchange and distribution of audio files. On SoundCloud, musicians or podcasters offer their audio files for download. In addition, SoundCloud also allows you to embed the audio files in other websites. And that's exactly what we did. Typical for SoundCloud are the graphic representations of the audio files in wave form and the comment bar. This way, registered users can listen to and comment on music tracks or podcasts at any time.

Why do we use SoundCloud on our website?

Our aim is to provide you with the best possible service on our website. By that we don't just mean our products or services. A holistic customer service also includes how comfortable you feel on our website and how helpful our website is for you. Through the embedded SoundCloud playback function, we can deliver acoustic content to you directly and free of charge. You don't have to follow a link to listen to an audio file, but can start right away from our website.

What data is stored on SoundCloud?

As soon as you visit one of our websites that has a widget (like or share button or play function) built in, your browser connects to a SoundCloud server. In the process, data from you may be transferred to SoundCloud, managed and stored there. For example, SoundCloud learns in this way your IP address and which page (in this case ours) you visited and when. If you have a SoundCloud account and are logged in while browsing our website, the collected data will be directly assigned to your account. You can only prevent this by logging out of SoundCloud while you are on our website. In addition to the information mentioned above, data about your user behaviour is also stored in the cookies. For example, whenever you click a button, play or pause a piece of music, this information is stored in the cookies. The widget or SoundCloud is thus able to recognise you and sometimes the widget is also used to deliver personalised content to you. SoundCloud not only uses its own cookies, but also cookies from third-party providers such as Facebook or Google Analytics. These cookies serve the company to get more information about your behaviour on external websites and its own platform. We as the website operator do not receive any information about your user behaviour through the cookies used by SoundCloud. The data transfer and therefore also the information about technical devices and your behaviour on the website takes place between you and SoundCloud.

If you want to learn more about the privacy policy and the general handling of data by SoundCloud, we recommend that you visit the company's privacy policy at

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