1. Privacy – overview
The following is a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you use our website. Personal data are any data that can personally identify you. For more detailed information on the topic of privacy, please see our privacy statement at the end of this text.
Data recording on our website
Who is the controller for data recording on this website?
The website operator is the controller for data processing on this website. Please see the Legal Notice on this website for the contact details of the controller.
How do we record your data?
Your data are collected in the first instance by you providing us with the data. For example, this can relate to data that you input into a form.
Other data are automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of website access). These data are recorded automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data are collected to ensure the problem-free provision of our website for you. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What are your rights in relation to your own data?
You have the right, at all times and free of charge, to receive information about the source, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to request the rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. You may contact us at any time at the address provided in the Legal Notice in relation to this and any other queries relating to the topic of privacy. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
You also have the right in certain circumstances to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please see “Right to restriction of processing” in our privacy statement.
2. General notes and required information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with the privacy legislation and this privacy statement.
Various personal data are collected when you use this website. Personal data are data that can personally identify you. This privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and for what purpose we collect the data.
We wish to point out that there may be gaps in the security of data transmission on the internet (e.g. when communicating by email). It is not possible to completely protect data against a third-party attack.
Note on the controller
The controller for data processing on this website is:
ELEMENTS CONSULTING GmbH
Telephone: +43 664 156 0201
The controller is the natural or legal entity that makes decisions, solely or jointly with others, on the purpose and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses and similar).
Withdrawing your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are possible only with your express consent. You may at any time withdraw consent that is already granted. To do this, a simple notification to us by email is sufficient. The lawfulness of the data processing undertaken up to the time of withdrawal of consent will not be affected by this withdrawal.
The right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR).
If the data were processed on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR, you have the right at any time, on grounds relating to your special situation, to object to the processing of your personal data; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. Please see this privacy statement for the legal basis on which the relevant processing is based. Should you object, we will no longer process your personal data concerned, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims (objection under Article 21(1) of the GDPR).
Where your personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right at all times to object to the processing of your personal data for such marketing; this also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will then no longer be used for the purpose of direct marketing (objection under Article 21(2) of the GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
In the event of an infringement of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his/her habitual residence, of his/her workplace or of the place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to a third party and which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Insofar as you request the direct transmission of the data to another controller, this shall only be carried out where it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential information such as orders or queries, which you send to us, the website operator. You will recognise an encrypted connection where the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the symbol of a lock in your browser line.
When the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you are transmitting to us cannot be read by a third party.
Access, blocking, erasure and rectification
Within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at all times to have access, free of charge, to your stored personal data, to the origin and recipient of the data and the purpose of the data processing and, where applicable, the right to rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. You may contact us at any time at the address provided in the Legal Notice in relation to this and any other queries relating to the topic of personal data.
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to request a restriction of processing of your personal data. To this end, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in the Legal Notice. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
- If you are contesting the accuracy of the personal data, we generally need time to check this out. For the duration of this check, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is illegal, instead of requesting the erasure of the data you may request a restriction of processing.
- If we no longer require your personal data but you do require them to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request a restriction of processing instead of the erasure of your personal data.
- Once you have lodged an objection under Article 21(1) of the GDPR, careful consideration must be given to your interests and our interests. For as long as it has not been established which interests are overriding, you have the right to request a restriction of processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – apart from their storage – may only be processed with your consent or in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal entity or for reasons of important public interest relating to the European Union or a Member State.
3. Data recording on our website
At times, the internet pages use what is known as cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted once your session has ended. Other cookies remain stored on the device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you next visit our website.
You can set up your browser in such a way that you are always informed about cookies being set and can permit cookies in individual cases, you can exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or generally, and you can activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is shut down. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are required to carry out electronic communication processes or to enable certain functions requested by you (e.g. checkout function), are stored on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to enable a technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. If other cookies are stored (e.g. cookies for the analysis of browsing behaviour), they will be addressed separately in the privacy statement.
Server Log Files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in what are called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information includes:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of accessing computer
- Time of server query
- IP address
These data will not be brought together with other data sources.
These data are recorded on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and the optimisation of its website – server log files must be recorded for this reason.