Server log files
Data as listed below are collected when you click www.entsendeplattform.at (this website). These data (contained in “server log files”) are required for technical reasons, to ensure trouble-free and secure website operation:
- Website visited
- Time zone, date and time of website access
- Volume of data transmitted
- Referrer: the website referring you to the current one
- Browser used, browser version and settings
- Operating system used
- IP address (i.e. hostname of the computer accessing the site)
- Error messages
The data are used for statistical analysis to improve website performance and quality and to analyse errors. The website operator reserves the right to examine server log files subsequent to any specific indication of potential illegal use. Such data are not otherwise processed or aggregated with other sources of data.
Data stored in log files are deleted within six months.
The legal basis for processing the data is to perform a task carried out in the public interest (Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR).
Processing of the data is necessary for operating the website, and users consequently have no grounds for objecting to such processing.
We use session cookies to make the website more effective, secure and user-friendly, as they enable us, for example, to process server log files and to render our website in various languages. Session cookies are deleted when you terminate the current browser session.
We set cookies to gather information about how our website is used, with these data serving as input for our web analysis tool. Refer below under “Matomo” for details.
|Name||Service||Purpose||Legal basis||Storage period|
|_pk.id||Matomo||Analysis||Public interest||1 year|
|_pk.ses||Matomo||Analysis||Public interest||30 min|
|_pk.ref||Matomo||Analysis||Public interest||30 min|
server log connection
|Public interest||End of session|
server log connection
|Public interest||End of session|
You can set your internet browser to prevent cookies from being set, or to limit them. You can also delete previously set cookies at any time. That limits website usability, however.
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This website additionally loads a web service provided by CloudFlare Inc., 101 Townsend St, 94107 San Francisco, USA (in the following: CloudFlare). We use these data to ensure website performance, for full and secure functionality. In connection with this service, your browser may transmit personal data to CloudFlare.
The legal basis for processing the data is to perform a task carried out in the public interest (Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR). The specific interest is to ensure secure and fault-free website functioning. CloudFlare is self-certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework (cf. https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnZKAA0&status=Active). The data are deleted as soon as the purpose of collecting them has been met.
You can prevent CloudFlare from collecting and processing your data by deactivating script code in your browser or by installing in your browser a script blocker add-on (examples can be found at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).
We use Google Fonts to ensure that our content is correctly represented in a graphically appealing way in every browser. Google Fonts is a collection of scripts and font libraries by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (referred to in the following as “Google”).
To avoid them being loaded more than once, Google Fonts are stored in your browser’s cache. If your browser does not support Google web fonts or blocks access to them, the content is displayed in a standard font. A connection is established with Google automatically when Google Fonts are loaded. In this case Google collects data including your IP address.
These data are deleted as soon as the purpose of collecting them has been met.
By using Google Fonts, information about your use of this website can be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the US. Google may share this information with third parties, where required by law or where such third parties process the data on behalf of Google.
When your IP address is shared within the framework of Google services, the address is not aggregated with other data from Google unless you are signed into your Google account when using a Google service. If you wish Google to refrain from sharing and storing data relating to you and to your activities on our website, you need to sign out of Google before visiting our website or using a Google service.
Using the data received, Google is technically able to identify at least individual users. It is technically possible for Google to use personal data and profiles of website users for other purposes; we have no influence over this.
We use Google services to ensure that our website is designed to be appealing, performant and fault-free, and to provide a broad spectrum of information in line with our basic content. The legal basis for processing the data is to perform a task carried out in the public interest (Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR).
Matomo ((formerly: PIWIK)
To analyse how you use this website, we use Matomo (formerly: PIWIK), which is open source software. The following items are processed using this software: your IP address; the web pages you visit; the website that referred you to our internet site (referrer URL); the time you spend on this website; and how often this website is viewed.
To collect these data, Matomo stores via your browser a cookie on your end device. The cookie is valid for one year.
We use Matomo to ensure that this website is designed to be appealing, performant and fault-free, and to provide a broad spectrum of information in line with our basic content. The legal basis for processing the data is to perform a task carried out in the public interest (Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR).
We use Matomo with the “Automatically Anonymize Visitor IPs” feature, which truncates your IP address and makes it impossible to trace it back to you or the internet connection you use.
If you are not in agreement with this kind of processing, you can set your internet browser to stop storing the cookie. You also have the alternative of opting out of the analysis of your user behaviour. If you click this link:
your internet browser will store a cookie on your end device that prevents all further analysis. Note that you need to click the link above again when deleting the cookies stored on your end device.
Transmission of personal data when sharing or recommending content (“Tell a friend”)
This function allows website content to be forwarded to an email address. The data entered are used exclusively for this function. The data are stored for two weeks to enable logging and to allow tracing in the event of suspected misuse.
We use this function to ensure that our website is designed to be appealing and user-friendly, and to provide a broad spectrum of information in line with our basic content. The legal basis for processing the data is to perform a task carried out in the public interest (Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR).
This website utilises social media buttons provided by Shariff to support users in sharing content. These share buttons remain deactivated and no personal data are shared with Facebook, Google or Twitter. Only once users activate the buttons, sharing is enabled: prior to activation, no data is transmitted, so that third parties are unable to track user activity. By clicking the buttons, users consent to transmission of their data and are then able to recommend, share or tweet content.
When you send us data via our contact form, we store the information you enter in the form as well as the contact details you provide. This information allows us to respond to your query and to get in touch if you have further questions. We will not pass on your data without your consent. The legal basis for processing the data is to perform a task carried out in the public interest (Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR).
We retain any data you enter in the form, until there is no longer any need to store the data (e.g. once your query has been processed) or until you request deletion. The foregoing applies without prejudice to mandatory provisions of law – in particular those specifying retention periods.
More details can be viewed (in German) at https://www.sozialministerium.at/site/Startseite/Datenschutz/