General information

The protection and security of your personal data are important to us. This website therefore stores and processes data exclusively in accordance with the Austrian and European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a user, you consent to data processing in accordance with this declaration. The current version of the DSG VO can be found at

This privacy policy only applies to this website. If you are redirected to other sites via links on our pages, please inform yourself directly on the redirected website about the respective handling of your data. Your personal data (e.g. title, name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, bank details, credit card number) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of Austrian data protection law. The following regulations inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data.

The use of this website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail or via non-encrypted websites) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

When you place an order via our website, your transmitted or entered data will be checked manually or automatically against the existing database for validity and up-to-dateness and, if necessary, compared in order to correct the data stored by us. It may be necessary for our employees to contact you for this purpose. This is done by e-mail or telephone. The data you enter will be used exclusively for processing the order or handling the registration; the data will not be passed on to third parties.

Rights of data subjects

Under Austrian data protection law and the European GDPR, you have extensive rights as a data subject. These rights are primarily intended to ensure greater transparency. Your rights as a data subject are the right to information about the personal data concerning you, to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing and to data portability (only in the case of a contractual relationship or consent) and to withdraw consent at any time.

As data subjects, the easiest way to exercise your rights is to send an email to . In addition, you can also contact us by post, in person or via the contact form on the website.

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority at any time regarding the processing of your personal data. The contact details of the data protection authority are

Austrian Data Protection Authority
Wickenburggasse 8
1080 Wien
Telefon: +43 1 521 52-25 69

Data deletion

Your data will be deleted as soon as the respective contract with you has been fulfilled and there is no longer a legal obligation to store the data. Your data will be deleted after seven years; retention period according to § 132 BAO.

Statutory/legal retention obligations or contractual obligations, e.g. to customers under warranty or compensation or to contractual partners, are a basis for continuing to store personal data. (Art 6 para 1 lit c GDPR – Basis for the lawfulness of processing: statutory / legal obligation)


We check links that leave our website very carefully. Nevertheless, we accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content of pages linked to from this website or from another website.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.


For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Website administrators can also view and change this information.

If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website may download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.


If you take part in our competition on the website, your details from the form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of organising the competition. We do not pass on this data without your consent. As soon as the competition has ended, your data will be automatically deleted.

Inventory data

Without your express consent or without a legal basis, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties not involved in the fulfilment of the contract. Once the contract has been fully processed, your data will be blocked for further use. After expiry of the tax and commercial law regulations, this data will be deleted unless you have expressly consented to its further use.

Your personal data, insofar as this is necessary for the establishment, content or amendment of the contractual relationship (inventory data), will be used exclusively for contract processing. For example, your name and address must be passed on to the goods supplier in order to deliver the goods.

Information about cookies

There are three categories of cookies:

# strictly necessary cookies to ensure basic functions of the website

# functional cookies to ensure the performance of the website

# Targeted cookies to improve the user experience.

Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

If you write a comment on our website, this may constitute consent to store your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a convenience function so that you don’t have to enter all this data again when you write another commen These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set up some cookies to save your login information and display options. Login cookies expire after two days and cookies for the display options after one year. If you select “Stay logged in” when you register, your registration will be maintained for a fortnight. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites

Functional restrictions without cookies

If you generally do not allow us to use cookies, certain functions and pages will not work as expected. In particular, the login will not work.

Web analysis with Matomo

This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo.

Matomo enables us to collect and analyse data about the use of our website by website visitors. This allows us to find out, among other things, when which pages were accessed and from which region. We also record various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer, browser and operating system used) and can measure whether our website visitors perform certain actions (e.g. clicks, purchases, etc.).

You have the option of preventing the actions you take here from being analysed and linked. This will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and improving usability for you and other users.
Your visit to this website is currently recorded by Matomo web analytics. Deselect this checkbox for opt-out.

IP anonymisation is used for the analysis with Matomo.
Your IP address is shortened before analysis and can therefore no longer be clearly assigned. (Quelle:

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API, a map service of Google Inc (“Google”), to display an interactive map and to create directions. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

By using Google Maps, information about your use of this website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google may transfer the information obtained through Maps to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Nevertheless, it would be technically possible for Google to identify at least individual users on the basis of the data received. It is possible that personal data and personality profiles of users of the website could be processed by Google for other purposes over which we have and can have no influence. You have the option of deactivating the Google Maps service and thus preventing the transfer of data to Google by deactivating JavaScript in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use the map display on our website.

The Google privacy policy & additional terms of use for Google Maps can be found at

Social plugins from Facebook

We use social plugins from, operated by Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. If, for example, you click on the “Like” button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Facebook also publicises your preferences for your Facebook friends. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can directly associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account. Even if you are not logged in or do not have a Facebook account, your browser transmits information (e.g. which website you have accessed, your IP address) that is stored by Facebook. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook.

For details on how Facebook handles your personal data and your rights in this regard, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy: If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected about you via our websites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our websites.

Social Plugins from Instagram

We use social plugins from Instagram. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our site to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our site with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the page, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

Further information on this can be found in Instagram’s privacy policy:

Social Plugins from Youtube

We use social plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of this site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit our site equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server is informed that you have visited our site.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your visit to our site with your user account. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy at

Social Plugins from Twitter

We use social plugins from the Twitter service. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter in the process. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter.

Further information on this can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy at

Ihre Datenschutzeinstellungen bei Twitter können Sie in den Konto-Einstellungen unter ändern.

Social Plugins from LinkedIn

We use social plugins from the LinkedIN service. These functions are offered by LinledIn Inc, 1000 West Maude Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.
You can recognise the LinkedIn plugins by the corresponding logo or the “Recommend” button. Please note that the plugin establishes a connection between your internet browser and the LinkedIn server when you visit our website. LinkedIn thus receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, you enable LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website with you or your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the site, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

Further details on the collection of data and your legal options as well as setting options can be found at

Social Plugins from Xing

We use social plugins from the XING service. Our website uses the “Share button” from XING. Therefore, when you access the website, a connection to the servers of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, is established via your browser. This provides the share functions (e.g. displaying the counter value). We do not store any of your personal data when you access this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP addresses. Your usage behaviour is also not evaluated.

The current information on data protection with regard to the “Share button” and other relevant information in this regard can be found at

Social Plugins from Pinterest

We use social plugins from the service. is a service of Pinterest, Inc, 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By embedding the “Pin it” button on our website, Pinterest receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Pinterest, Pinterest can assign this visit to our site to your Pinterest account and thus link the data. The data transmitted by clicking on the “Pin it” button is stored by Pinterest.

The current information on data protection with regard to the “Pin-it Button” and other relevant information can be found at

To prevent Pinterest from associating your visit to our site with your Pinterest account, you must log out of your Pinterest account before visiting our site. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the page, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

Social Plugins from Google+

We use the functions of Google+ on our website. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collecting and sharing information: You can use the Google+ button to publish information worldwide. You and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners via the Google+ button. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for a content and information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1s can be displayed as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and adverts on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected: In addition to the uses explained above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish summarised statistics about the +1 activities of users or pass these on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

Google AdWords

We also use the advertising tool “Google Adwords” to advertise our website. As part of this, we use the “Conversion Tracking” analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA on our website. If you have reached our website via a Google advert, a cookie will be stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser places and stores on your computer. These so-called “conversion cookies” lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that you as a user have clicked on one of our ads placed on Google and have been redirected to our site.

The information collected with the help of “conversion cookies” is used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. These statistics tell us the total number of users who have clicked on our advert and also which pages of our website were subsequently accessed by the respective user. However, we do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

You can prevent the installation of “conversion cookies” by setting your browser accordingly, for example by using a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or specifically blocks only cookies from the domain “”.

You can find Google’s privacy policy in this regard at the following link:


If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data is collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the enquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Collection and storage of personal data; type, purpose and use

When you visit this website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically deleted:

IP address of the requesting computer,
Date and time of access,
Name and URL of the retrieved file,
Website from which the access is made (referrer URL),
the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name
of your access provider.

The possibility of processing this data on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR for purposes such as

ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
to ensure a comfortable use of our website,
the evaluation of system security and stability and
for further administrative purposes

We are currently taking advantage of this opportunity. Under no circumstances will the data collected be used to draw conclusions about your person.

Data security

The provider uses technical and organisational security measures to protect the data stored by users against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Data transfers between service providers are carried out using the SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer). In this case, this software encrypts all information transmitted by and to supporters.

All data is stored on the server of this website or on the servers of our service providers with whom contracts for order processing in accordance with Section 28 GDPR have been concluded with appropriate verification.


Produktforschung & Entwicklungstechnologie e.U.
Phone +43 650 800 11 75

If you have any questions, please contact the following e-mail address:

No data protection officer has been appointed, as this is not required by law.